Save Money, Make These 11 Stupendous Frappes At Home


By Cooking Panda

If you’re anything like us, we’re willing to bet that you spend a good deal of your summer fighting the urge to spend all your money at Starbucks, and another good chunk of time (and money) in line waiting for your Frappuccino to come out.

While we love ourselves a Frappuccino — and the chance to win free Starbucks for life — you can save a lot of money by making yourself a tasty frappe at home. Plus, if you’re counting calories, want to use an ingredient they don’t have, or just enjoy the satisfaction of wowing your loved ones with successful home cooking, you’ll find that using your own blender is the way to go.

Pro-tip: If you’re hooked on the good stuff from ‘bux and want your copycat recipe to be a dead ringer, pick up some xanthan gum from your local health foods store. A dash of it (start with around 1/8 of a teaspoon) will make your frappe every bit as smooth, thick and creamy as they get it in the store.

1. Mocha Frappe

Replace your drive-through addiction with this classic and easy-to-make treat.

2. Copycat Caramel Frappe

Are you a caramel lover? We got you covered.

3. Strawberries and Crème Frappe

Strawberries are cheap in the summer, so you’ll save a ton of money on this one. Enjoy!

4. Cotton Candy Frappe

Craving something sweet and fruity, just like you can get on the Starbucks secret menu? Look no further.

5. Cinnamon Toast Frappe

The best part of making this at home is that you can add actual cereal to it for a superior crunch. If you don’t have maple syrup, swap it out for a little light brown sugar (use about 1/3 more than they do in the video) and a dash of cinnamon.

6. Affogato

If you enjoy sweet, creamy frappes but also love strong coffee, you’ll go nuts for this espresso-topped ice cream dessert.

7. Chocolate Chip Mocha Breakfast Smoothie

This morning treat uses vanilla Greek yogurt, so it’s a little bit healthier but still every bit as delicious as the others.

8. Greek-Style Frappe

If you love frothy sweet frappes, try this Greek-style iced coffee for a sweet, strong and light twist on your everyday caffeine fix.

9. Salted Caramel Mocha Frappe

Kick your usual Starbucks fare up a notch with bittersweet chocolate sauce and salted caramel.

10. Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappe

The best part of making this copycat drink from home is that you can swap out wafer cookies for Oreos – or whatever other cookie your heart desires.

11. Grandma’s Frappe

Because — gasp — sometimes you aren’t always in the mood for coffee. So we hear, anyway.

Featured Photo Credit: Dishing Delish

Tags: blended coffee dessert, Frappe, Frappuccino recipes, Starbucks copycat, Starbucks recipes
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Hack Starbucks’ New Drink With This Recipe For Coffee Jelly (Video)


By Cooking Panda

Move over, Pink and Purple Drinks!

There’s a new Starbucks beverage named Coffee Jelly Starbucks taking the Internet by storm—the Coffee Jelly Frappuccino. Unfortunately, however, unlike the Pink and Purple Drinks, it’s available only in Japan, rendering the exciting new concoction out of reach for most of us.

After Googling the cost of plane tickets to Japan, we settled upon a cheaper way to bring the Coffee Jelly Frappuccino into our hands and onto our Instagram feeds. It turns out that coffee jelly is not only easy to make, but also perfect in a myriad of recipes, from drinks to dessert!

Even better, we found a video demonstrating how to make coffee jelly using instant Starbucks VIA packets, ensuring that your delicious creation is as authentic as possible.

We have a feeling that we’ll be making coffee jelly a lot this summer—it’s refreshing, trendy, and downright delicious. The Starbucks Coffee Jelly Frappuccino is crafted by topping coffee jelly with layers of vanilla custard, frozen blended coffee, and whipped cream, but feel free to customize the recipe to your liking!

Watch the video below, and then get to cooking! While you may not be able to fly to Japan, there’s no reason why that should stop you from enjoying the latest Starbucks trend in the comfort of your own home.

Source: Angel Wong's Kitchen/YouTube / Photo credit: Starbucks Japan/TwitterTags: beverages, blended coffee dessert, coffee, Coffee Jelly, cold coffee, food hacks, frappuccino, Frappuccino recipes, Starbuck, starbucks beverage
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