Wednesday, July 4, 2012

35 Cent Homemade Frappuccino

 I have been dying to share this recipe with you guys. I have been playing around with the ingredients until they were just right and have found the perfect recipe for a homemade Frappuccino. This recipe calls for only three ingredients and the average cost is 35 cents for a 16 ounce serving. 35 Cents y'all!
 The nutritional facts for a 16 ounce "Grande" are on average 150 calories and 3.5 grams of fat.  vs. the Starbucks version of 330 calories and 14 grams of fat. I'd say it's worth a try for your waistline as well as your wallet.
There are many reasons why I love this recipe, one being that it doesn't water down. Because there is no ice involved in the blending process there is nothing in the mixture to dilute as it melts. Another thing I love about it is how soft and creamy the blend is. Again, there are no ice chunks involved so there is no chance of sucking up a hard piece of ice to clog the straw Again, creamy, soft, smooth and delicious. I love that I can make a batch on Sunday night and it will last all week long and into the weekend. This batch made 8-16 ounce "Grande"servings of Frappuccino.

You will need:
8-10 cups of strong freshly brewed coffee
1 (14 ounce) container of sweetened condensed milk
2-3 Cups of Milk (whole, 2%,1%, skim) it's totally up to you!
1/2 tsp almond extract / 1/2 tsp coconut extract (optional)


Allow coffee to cool before transferring into the ice cream container.


Pour the sweetened condensed milk into the ice cream container.


Stir until it's blended.


Add a little something extra if you want a flavored coffee. My coffee flavor was toasted coconut so I added a little bit more to go along with it. Can you ever have too much almond extract? I think not!


Add milk to the "fill" line in your maker. This is roughly 2-3 cups. A little more or a little less won't hurt either way.


Put in the paddle.


And let it rip!



After about 45 minutes you should hear your machine start to slow down and that's when you know it's ready. Take off the lid and you will have a soft and creamy Frappuccino!


Isn't that easy? I'm seriously pumped about this!


Now here's the deets on how to serve them up all week long.
Store the mixture in an air tight container and place it in the freezer.



When you're ready to make a Frappuccino allow the container to sit on the counter for 5 minutes to thaw just a tad. Take your ice cream scoop and shave off the mixture and fill your cup. Once you have the frozen mixture to the top of your cup you can add in some regular milk to get it smooth and slushy or you can just wait for it to thaw in your cup.







The possibilities are endless! If you make it I would love to hear about the variations you try. 






19 comments:

  1. Dear Lord, you are a GENIUS!! Now I have to find an ice-cream maker. I can't wait to try this!

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  2. Could you do this without an ice-cream maker by chance?

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  3. bummer... guess I have to buy an ice cream maker now

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  4. this looks so good. thanks for the great idea :)
    laura

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  5. I made this without an ice-cream maker, and just added some ice in the blender with the ingredients, then stuck it in the freezer. So it was more of an iced coffee, but was delicious nonetheless! Thanks for the recipe!

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  6. I tried this, but our ice cream maker is only 1.5 quarts, so I did 1/3 of everything. Then our ice cream maker didn't work right! (It's the type that you put in the freezer and then take out to use - I think after 24 hours the outer part still wasn't completely frozen.) We just put the stuff in the freezer and it got very hard but Joe says it still tastes good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    1. I think the creamy texture has a lot to do with the spinning paddle. Next time I would omit the milk and just freeze the mixture and scoop out the frozen coffee and then add milk.

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  7. I mentioned this to my co-workers and one piped up "I have an ice cream maker in my living quarters." I was like SAY WHAT?!?!!? She has the kind where you keep the bucket in the freezer and it is always cold and you dont need ice. So we started to make this, and because of the austere environment it got mished mashed along the way. We dont have real milk here. And there are no HEB or WalMart in Afghanistan so it was canned milk. And then we realised we could not use ALL the milk as then we would have none for the Jell-O instant cheese cake. (priorities are out of whack) So the coffee maker was confiscated by the KBR losers because it is not the right kind of plug and outlet whatever. Instant coffee was used and the condensed milk, and carnation canned....in the end we had delicious coffee flavored ice cream. One day when I am home in the "real world" I will make this recipe. Mark my words! LOL!

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    1. Wow! That's a lot of work! Glad you got a similar drink in the end.

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  8. To make this without an icecream maker, take the coffee/condensed milk mixture and freeze that in ice-cube sized pieces, then pop them in a blender with milk to make the frappucino.

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  9. Even thought I do have my own favorite frappuccino recipe, I really like this one. It is very unique, plus, these pictures are so beautiful. Amazing work!

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  10. Ok I have to say this has been a saving grace for my taste buds this week! I made this last week and I did 2 batches One was a double Mocha batch and I basically added 2-3 tablespoons instant sugar free folgers cappuccino mix and a sugar free chocolate Flavoring = HEAVENLY tasted just like the mocha starbucks frappuccinos that you buy the bottles (that this stay at home momma does not get that often cause it must be on a mega sale to splurge on kinda deal)... then I also made a french vanilla variety. I say it has been a saving grace to my taste buds cause at the age of 31 I had my tonsils removed on Thursday and it is the only soft cool food that actually still tastes good! Plus we milk goats so I could use my goat milk which does not cause the phlem like cows milk! YAY Thanks for the recipe!!!

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    1. Those combinations sound heavenly! And bummer to getting your tonsils removed. I too had that done later in life and lost my taste buds for almost a year. It was horrible! I hope you heal fast!

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  11. I just happened to stumble onto your site here... and so glad I did. I have always loved frozen coffee drinks, and this was truly the best I have ever had. I did one little difference to mine, Put in a shot of chocolate syrup.... My oh My !!!!! I thought I was in heaven !!!!!!!!! I never really was into starbucks, but loved mcdonald's mocha frappes..... no more buying it out for me. I think about all the money I wasted over the past few years, when I could have made these.... but oh well, I know how to make them now. Am going to be experimenting with caramel in the next batch. This was really a great recipe and I thank you for sharing it.

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