practically free friday #6 – make a starbucks frappuchino at home

Happy Friday!

It takes a little planning the day before, but you can make a Starbucks Frappuchino at home for practically free.

Why the planning ahead? Because the secret to the awesomeness isn’t blending coffee with ice, but making ice OUT OF coffee. I can’t believe I just discovered this because it’s so obvious!

The rest of the ingredients are up to you.

In mine (which yielded 2): unsweetened almond milk (about 1.5 cups), baking cocoa (about 2 TBS), mini chocolate chips (about 1/4 cup) , and of course the coffee cubes (about 1 cup of coffee, then frozen into cubes). It wasn’t quite chocolatey enough so I ended up adding a scoop of whey protein powder and 2 packets of Splenda, then blended again (to make two beverages).

I sorta just kept tweaking the amounts of everything as I went so I didn’t come up with a recipe – it’s all about personal taste anyway. I brewed my coffee extra strong for the cubes and as a result my frap is pretty strong, in a good way. Since I used up leftover coffee and bits of random pantry staples for this, it’s a practically free Starbucks fix, perfect indulgence for my Friday off and start to my four day weekend!!

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