Homemade Frappuccino

Over a week ago, I thought I’d give blended iced coffee a try.  I found a recipe on Pioneer Woman’s website (Tasty Kitchen) for an “Organic Mocha Frappe” that sounded pretty good.  Being me, I can’t help tweaking it a bit.

It takes a bit of forward planning, though.  I had to make a pot of coffee and froze it into coffee cubes.

Two things promptly happened.

1.   Rereading the recipe the next day, I discovered that I was supposed to dissolve honey in the hot coffee before making the cubes.  Oops.

2.   We promptly had cool, overcast weather for a week, making iced coffee seem not-so-enticing.  If I’d washed the van, we would have had snow.

This weekend, finally, we have finally gotten some “summer weather.” (Also, we have  broken previous high temperature records with a high of… 91°.  As I originate from Eastern Washington, this is not exactly overwhelming.)

These are, however, ideal climate conditions for iced coffee.  So here goes:

16 hazelnut coffee ice cubes.

3 T. raw wildflower honey

(I do recommend blending the honey into the hot coffee before freezing.  Because I added honey to the cold mixture, it never really blended in; about half ended up congealing on the walls of the blender and refusing to budge.  The final shake was plenty sweet, though, so in future trials I’ll only use 1 T.)

1/2 t. homemade vanilla

1 T. grade B organic maple syrup

1/4 c. “Midnight Moo” chocolate syrup from Trader Joe’s

1 c. goat’s milk  (Thank you, dear sister-in-law, for bringing me goat’s milk!)

… all assembled in the blender.

Blend well…

Top with whipped cream.

Who needs Starbucks, anyway?

Homemade Frappuccino

1 pot coffee (I like hazelnut, but any variety works)
1 T. honey
1/2 t. vanilla
1 T. maple syrup
1/4 c. chocolate syrup
1 c. milk (of whatever variety floats your boat)
whipped cream (opt.)

1.  Brew coffee, and stir in honey till blended.  Freeze in ice cube trays.
2.  Assemble:  16 coffee ice cubes, vanilla, maple syrup, chocolate syrup and milk in blender.
3.  Blend till smooth.
4.  Pour into two glasses and top with whipped cream.  Makes two large servings.

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About dep31

I am a farm-raised homeschooling mom. I take great joy in making nutritious food that inspires people to take seconds. Thirds, anyone? We are a God-fearing, Christ worshiping family that enjoys good friends and good eats. If the kitchen is clean and the living room carpet is visible, then that's a nice bonus.
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One Response to Homemade Frappuccino

  1. Mrs H says:

    Since temps rarely drop below the nineties out here, I will have to give this a “whirl.” 🙂

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