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Some things you cannot make at home…


Starbucks Frappuccino. Starbucks Caramel Coffee Frappuccino to be precise. (Although, a Mocha one would slip down quite nicely too.) Is there a greater (non alcoholic) summer (I know it’s getting on, but it was warmish today) beverage? Well, I can’t think of one right now, but then I do have one of the little beauties in question at my desk right now, so I am prepared to admit my judgement may be clouded. Anyhow, coffee plus caramel plus whipped cream. Come on!

Now, I know this post is titled ‘Some things you cannot make at home…’, but, maybe there should be a question mark in there somewhere. After all, can’t be any harm in trying.

Caramel Coffee ‘Ice Blended Beverage’ (makes 2 large cups)

  • 250ml coffee, and see below
  • 30g caster sugar
  • 250ml milk
  • ice, and see below
  • 4 tablespoons caramel coffee syrup
  • whipped cream and caramel sauce, to serve

You need to start with cold coffee, which it’s probably best to make the night before. You need to make the coffee double strength, since you’re going to add a load of ice, so if you usually add three scoops to your cafetiere (or whatever you use), add six. When it’s nicely brewed, add the caster sugar, now, to the hot coffee, and stir. Pour it into a jug or other suitable container, allow it to cool and then bung it in the fridge overnight.

When you’re ready for your treat, get out your blender or smoothie maker, and check it can crush ice, otherwise you’ll end up with a not great coffee that was far more expensive than you intended. (Perhaps, more sensibly, you might want to check this before you embark on the entire endeavour!) Tip the coffee, milk, and caramel coffee syrup into the blender.

Next, add ice. I reckon on roughly twice as much, volume wise, as the liquid, so you want to fill a measuring jug to the litre mark with ice cubes. Add this to the blender and pulse to the desired consistency.

Finally, pour into glasses or cups, and top with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.  

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