Okay when my grandma took me to Starbucks for the first time I asked for a White Chocolate Mocha and she ordered me a White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino. I tasted it and I feel in love instantly. When I told dad about my new craving he was upset that the drink was so expensive. So this Christmas my dad got my mom a nice blender, and it hit me, "Why should pay so much for a drink that I could make in my home for just the price of the coffee I use.
So with a little experimenting and previous knowledge of blended drinks I have come up with a recipe that is equal (and in my opinion is better) than name brand.
Step 1: Your Cofffee
Okay since the goal here is to save money, don't go and use Starbucks coffee. I mean if that is what you use regularly than do, but I like Dunkin Donuts.
Okay here is the ratio I use to make this drink.
1 part double strength coffee
2 parts ice
So if you use 1 cup of coffee use two cups of ice
1 cup of coffee is enough for two people, for a single serving I use 6 oz. of water and two Tbsp. of coffee grounds and 12 oz of ice
Step 2: Chill It Out
Put your double strength coffee in the freezer for 15 minutes no less. This is a great time to make sure you have your ingredients in order.
1 part coffee
2 parts Ice
a splash of milk
any special ingredients you may want (chocolate syrup, caramel syrup, etc etc.)
Step 3: Put It All in the Blender
After your coffee is ice cold, put the ice, coffee, milk, sugar and flavoring of your choice (of course you don't need one) in the blender. Blend on a high-medium-high speed on your blender. I use the "puree" on my blender. Blend for 60-120 seconds.
Step 4: Enjoy
Now pour the mixture into your favorite cup, now I don't know about you, but I like to let mine sit a little so it can melt a bit. It is so good, get some of the thick part with some liquid. Swish it around a bit to thin it up a bit if its too thick.
Now for all of you who don't get a Coffee Frappuccino you can flavor it.
Chocolate Syrup makes a great Mocha Cappuccino Frappe
Caramel Syrup to make a great Caramel Cappuccino Frappe
International Delights makes a White Chocolate mocha liquid creamer that's my favorite flavor to get at Starbucks