Frappuccino on a Stick

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Introduction: Frappuccino on a Stick


Starbucks gave us the Frappuccino. 

I give you: Frappuccino on a STICK the next best thing to happen to a coffee drink!

The frappuccino is a super sweet, creamy, strong coffee drink blended with ice.
I know, I looked it up.  Seems like a perfect vehicle for a frozen treat!

Besides, what better way is there to control your daily intake of frappuccino calories than to make it yourself?   And freeze it.  And put it on a stick.   (brain freeze naturally prevents over-consumption!)

Follow this super simple frappuccino recipe to whip up a batch of your own frappuccinos on sticks.  They're yummier than you might think!  And if you're more of a mocha frappuccino person, we can help you with that too.

Step 1: Ingredients


What you need to pull off this trick:
  • Strong coffee or espresso
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Cream (optional)
  • Popsicle trays or small cups and sticks
  • Chocolate syrup (for mocha frappuccino)
To kick things off, brew up some double-strength coffee or espresso!

Step 2: Froth Up the Whip


Frappuccinos come with something called "whip" on top.  I know because I've heard the friendly *$s baristas ask customers if they "want that with whip."  I took this to be some kind of whipped cream.  To simulate "whip," I mixed up some heavy whipping cream with a bit of sugar.  You can use milk instead.  If you don't have an immersion blender, a whisk will do.

Fill the tops of your popsicle molds with a little bit of whip and freeze.  This will give your frappuccino a nice topping of whip when it's done. 

If you're someone who says"no thanks" when the friendly barista offers you "whip," you may skip this part.

Step 3: Make the Frappe-uccino


Ok, I admit I'm still a little baffled by the term frappuccino, but I think I get it.  It's part frappe, part cappuccino.  Except there's no ice cream in it.  Which makes no sense unless you assume it to be derived from the Greek etomology for frape, meaning iced coffee.  So. . .  In my opinion, it's more like a frozen cappuccino, which I guess would make it a Froccino, which may do more to elicit images of bold hairstyles and the people who wear them drinking cappuccino, than a creamy, frothy, ubersweet drink. 

I wish  I had that picture of my dad when he had an afro.  I would so photoshop him drinking a froccino. 

Right.  So, mix your strong coffee or espresso with milk and sugar.  I like this ratio:

4 parts coffee : 4 parts milk : 1 part sugar

or 1 cup coffee, 1 cup milk and 1/4 cup sugar

Add some chocolate syrup to your liking for mocha frappuccino. 

If you have sticks that come with your popsicle mold, use those.  I thought mine looked dumb, so I used some stirrers generously provided by the friendly folks at *$s.  In order to keep them upright, I wrapped the top of the molds with plastic and stuck the sticks in through little slit.

Freeze! 

Step 4: Ice Ice Baby!


After they're good and frozen, your frappuccinos on sticks are ready to enjoy!  Running a little warm water over the base of the mold will help them release cleanly.  

Wasn't that easy? (And delicious!!)

Yum!

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    Scooch! Once again, you have saved the day for me. I now have an alternative to the cold coffee (meh) I've been making on these hot Arkansas summer mornings. The things you do when you have to have caffeine in the morning, eh? This is AWEsome! - Pj

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    AGREED!

    Hooray! I love this 'ible, Love the suggestive pic even more *wink wink*

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    I think I need to make these for someone's birthday...

    O-M-G
    this looks soooo good

    yet another brilliant instrucatble Scoooch! YOU ROCK

    couldnt help breaking out into song... Ice Ice baby xD

    I believe your 'pic' goes beyond the bounds of 'good taste'.

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    So I suppose you go to all the "make a gun out of X" instructables to say the same thing?

    ah, I'm glad it wasn't just me who thought that instantly. :]

    Sorry you're repressed. :(

    I just made hot chocolate instead of coffee. It worked out great! thx

    Lovein the idea its defiantly the next best thing to happen to coffee....
    It looks so nice, I'm gonna have to try it, I'm a massive frappuccino fan!
    Thanks for the Instuctable!! ^_^

    I'm ghetto (in that I'm cheap and like to reuse or use random objects in place of other objects) so for anyone out there without a mould and sticks, I used shot glasses (both the tall/skinny and the short/wide kinds, it looked cool with the variations) with plastic spoons (the large spoon part that you use to eat with being IN the popsicle, and the handle being the handle) and it worked wonderfully :) Some of the skinny shot glasses were a bit to tin for the spoon to fit, so I cut down the spoons on the side and gave them a quick sand so there's no jagged edges and it was wonderful. :):):) Hope this helps any janky-crafters like me :D

    and no one thought that the bit map looked pretty seductive
    other than that nice instructable

    These look delicious

    I love frappuccinos, but they are pretty expensive. I can't find anything to use as a stick, so I just drank it! Thanks for the great instructible! Five stars!

    Too bad I gave away my Popsicle molds. These look delicious! I guess I could use paper cups, with chopsticks cut in half. =]

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    Buttons, your pic is so cute it makes ma head hurt! LOL