Make Your Own: DIY Frappuccinos

Aug 22, 2017

Who doesn’t love a Starbucks frappuccino? They’re totally addictive! They’re also totally expensive and a frappuccino habit can add up quickly. Save your wallet and make them at home! With some coffee and a bit of DIY ingenuity, Timbercreek will show you how to whip up your own frappucinos with ease.

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Caramel Frappuccino

With a blender, ice cubes, coffee, milk, and some caramel sauce, you can whip up a pretty convincing caramel frappucino. Toss a cup of ice cubes, 2 shots of espresso, a half cup of milk, a tablespoon of caramel sauce and 3 tbsp of caramel syrup into a blender and pulse for 30 seconds or to taste. Once done, serve, and garnish with whipped cream and drizzle with more caramel sauce. A great addition that will help thicken the drink is xanthan gum. Never heard of it? It’s a mix of fermented glucose and sucrose that is used widely as a thickening agent. It’s available at most healthfood stores.

Smores Frappuccino

To make a frappuccino that will bring back sweet summer camp memories, try this Smores Frappuccino recipe. As with all Frappuccino drinks, brew up a couple shots of espresso, or a strong cup of drip coffee and let cool. Have ice cubes on hand, as well as a 1/2 cup of whipping cream, 1/2 a cup of fluff, and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon sugar graham crackers, and some milk of your choice. Whip the cream until you get soft peaks, add the fluff and continue whipping until you get hard peaks, add sugar, and put in the fridge until ready. Crush graham crackers (1-2 per frappuccino or to taste), then assemble. Use the blender method described above or pour coffee over ice and top with fluff/whipped cream garnish.

Unicorn Frappuccino

While difficult to make DIY style, Stabucks’ rarefied and mythical unicorn frappucinos are doable at home. Brew your coffee, let cool, and have ice cubes in the freezer, as well as a cup of milk, ¼ cup heavy cream, and 2 tbsp mango syrup. For the Blue Drizzle Sauce, blend ½ cup white chocolate morsels, 2 tablespoons blue raspberry sour powder topping or crushed up Warhead candies, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Blend all ingredients, drizzle blue sauce down the sides of your frappuccino cup, add blended coffee, and top with whipped cream and sour powder. It’s tough to get this one exact, but there’s lots of room for creativity and it will taste great no matter what.

Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino

This one is pretty straightforward. Start with a base of coffee, ice, and milk. To this add ¼ cup of vanilla ice cream, 2 strawberries (per frappuccino), 2 tbsp strawberry syrup, and if desired, ⅛ tsp xanthan gum for thickener. Blend your ingredients, top with whipped cream, and voila, you’ve got a delicious Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino.

With the basic frappuccino recipe, and your choice of other flavours like mocha, vanilla, green tea, or cinnamon dolce, amazing DIY frappuccinos are possible. Timbercreek hopes this list helps you save big without sacrificing your favourite drinks! For more information about Timbercreek Communities in your city, please visit our website.

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