How-to: Save $4 a day on Chocolate Frappuccinos

8 May

Chocolate Frappuccino

Do you know how to make coffee?

Do you know how to make or obtain ice?

Do you have a cow or perhaps just a plain old carton of milk?

Did you answer yes to all of these questions? You did? Then you’re in luck! YOU can make your very own frappuccino at home! Don’t you feel a tiny bit special? I do. I don’t care if it isn’t justified.

Lately I’ve been craving a frap, but am totally unwilling to fork over the money to get one.. especially since I can make coffee and espresso at home. Once in a while I’ll treat myself to a beautifully crafted Starbucks frappuccino, but for all of those other times when $4 seems like too much money to pay for the simple combination of ice, milk and coffee you can always turn to this recipe.

My Chocolatey-Chocolate Frappuccino Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of small ice cubes
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 shots of espresso or 3/4 cup of really strong coffee
  • 1 tbsp sugar – more or less depending on how sweet you already are
  • 1 chunk of dark chocolate – minced (or chocolate chips)
  • Whipped cream – optional

Step 1: Place 1 cup of ice cubes and 1 cup of milk in a large glass. Use a hand blender or a regular blender to crush the ice until it becomes very slushy.

Chocolate Frappuccino

Step 2: In another large cup mix together the 2 shots of espresso (or coffee), 1 tbsp sugar and half of the minced dark chocolate and stir until everything dissolves.

Chocolate Frappuccino

Step 3: Pour the espresso into the glass with the milk and crushed ice. Stir in the remaining chocolate pieces, reserving a few shavings for the top.

Step 4: Top with whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings.

Chocolate Frappuccino

ENJOY!

TIPS:

Throw whatever you want in it. It’ll probably taste good. Try Nutella. That would be badass.

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