Last week, Kayla and I had a great day shopping at the mall and having lunch afterwards. She is one of my favorite people to shop with, and we always make sure to visit the local Starbucks so she can grab her new favorite drink, the Caramel Frappucino and I can get my Peppermint Mocha coffee. Because we live 20 minutes away from the nearest Starbucks, she decided that she would try to recreate this drink so that she can have it at anytime instead of having to wait until we go shopping.
I have to say that she definitely did a fantastic job recreating the Starbucks Caramel Frappucino. It turned out to be a great Copycat Recipe!
- 1¾ cups crushed iced
- ¾ cup of really strong coffee mixed with ½ cup of milk
- ¾ cup your choice of milk
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons of caramel syrup (like what is used for ice cream)
- whipped cream
- Caramel syrup for drizzling
- Blend all the ingredients except the whipped cream and the caramel syrup for drizzling in a blender for 30-45 seconds.
- Pour into a tall glass and top off with whipped cream and garnish with Caramel Syrup. Best served with a straw. Enjoy!
If you prefer Chocolate syrup, the just sub that out where the caramel is mentioned.
**Disclaimer: This is not Starbuck’s actual recipe. I truly wish I had it, but I don’t This is my daughter’s own version copycat clone frappuccino recipe. It tastes just as good if not better than the actual recipe!
What is your favorite Coffee beverage?
Green Mountain Coffee has some new flavors — just for the holiday season. They recently sent me 2 to try, Spicy Egg Nog and Gingerbread flavored. I loved both flavors, but the main winner in my home — the one we went through the quickest was the gingerbread flavor. I created a Peppermint Gingerbread Mocha and every single night, my family wanted a cup of coffee as we sat around watching Christmas movies.
- 6 cups of freshly brewed Green Mountain Gingerbread Coffee
- 1 ½ cups Milk
- 4 squares BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
- 1 tbsp. peppermint extract
- 8 peppermint sticks
- Prepare Coffee in coffee pot per package instructions.
- Cook finished Coffee, milk and chocolate in large saucepan on low heat 5 to 7 min. or until chocolate is melted and mixture is heated through, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in extract.
- Pour into mugs.
- Add peppermint stick to each.
- (optional) you can add whipped topping and shaved chocolate to the top.
About Green Mountain Coffee
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In creating their flavored coffees, they often take a home cook’s approach… combining flavors and roasts isn’t so unlike working with your favorite recipes. And who doesn’t enjoy the aromas and flavors of fresh-baked gingerbread?
After lots and lots of recipes, Green Mountain is proud of the result. The Fair Trade Gingerbread coffee offers the zesty ginger and spice aromas of Mom’s old-fashioned gingerbread pastry and warm oven-fresh flavor.
The flavored coffees are free of calories and carbs, and have no additional nutritional impact. They do not add any sugars or sweeteners of any kind. So while the flavors may taste indulgent, they’re absolutely guilt-free.
For some, the holiday season just isn’t complete without eggnog… whether theirs is the traditional, spirited milk and egg punch, or something with a little less nog.
Green Mountain is all for holiday traditions, so they just couldn’t help themselves. They brewed up a batch of coffee that’s got the cinnamon and nutmeg spice of the nog you know, with a creamy body all its own. Add fresh (or whipped) cream, and brew up your very own holiday tradition!
The flavored coffees do not use sugars or sweeteners of any kind.
Which do you think would be your favorite?Hurry and grab a bag before the season is over! These are limited edition flavors.
I was sent both flavors in order to facilitate my review. All opinions listed are my own.
I love the Pumpkin Spiced Latte that you can get from Starbucks. It is SO yummy and so addictive. However, at $4 a pop every time I want one, it does not like my wallet so much. So I set out to make my own Pumpkin Spiced Latte. I found tons of recipes on line that said to steam milk and add pumpkin — and those recipes are great, but pumpkin puree is not always readily available. But the new flavor from Green Mountain Coffee is — Pumpkin Spiced coffee — and it does a fabulous job creating a Pumpkin Spiced Latte.
Indulge in the fragrance and flavors of the season! Pumpkin Spice offers the experience of fresh-baked pumpkin pie — redolent with warm spice notes and creamy body — in this luscious Limited Edition coffee.
Whether you have a Keurig or a regular coffee pot, you can get this flavor in BOTH styles, as well as other seasonal favorites like Egg Nog, French Vanilla, and more.
Here is my recipe for Pumpkin Spiced Latte. Notice how easy it is to make!
- 1 cup of Pumpkin Spice Coffee from Green Mountain Coffee
- 1 teaspoon of Pumpkin Spiced Creamer
- Whipped Cream for Garnish
- Cinnamon for Sprinkling
- Make your coffee using either the K-Cup or the bagged coffee from Green Mountain.
- Add a teaspoon of Pumpkin Spiced Creamer (this comes in several brands. use the one you like the most)
- Top with whipped cream and sprinkle cinnamon on top to finish. You have just created the simplest and tastiest Pumpkin Spiced Latte this season!
This is one of the best cups of coffee I have made in a very long time! Go out today and find the Pumpkin Spiced Green Mountain Flavor at your local store. Don’t have one close to you? Order it online and save 10% right now!
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I was sent coffee samples from Green Mountain coffee in order to write this review. All opinions listed are my own.