Intro: 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
- Cream (optional)
- Popsicle trays or small cups and sticks
- Chocolate syrup (for mocha frappuccino)
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.
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!!)