Being frugal, I got to thinking. By now there are probably thousands of copycat recipes on Pinterest! So I searched and sure enough I was right.
I tried a couple, and they were good. However, I wanted to be able to make it a bit quicker. So I decided to come up with my own recipe. And now I can enjoy them whenever I want and the best part, they are ever so yummy!
Instead of making fresh coffee and having to wait for it every time I wanted a caramel frappe, I decided to make ahead some strong coffee and freeze it in ice cube trays.
Your coffee flavor doesn’t get watered down when you add ice because the coffee is the ice!
I use my Keurig to make my coffee. I made a cup of coffee using the small cup setting. This makes a stronger cup of coffee. Then I pour it in the ice cube tray and freeze it. It doesn’t fill the tray but it is perfect size to make a great flavored caramel frappe.
I make a few trays ahead when I have time and pour each one, once frozen, into it’s own sandwich bag and throw it back in the freezer. Perfect portions is what I like to call them.
When I want a frappe I take out a bag, pour it in the blender, add 1/2 cup of milk, 2 tsp. sugar, 2 tbsp. caramel syrup and blend until smooth. Sometimes, I’m not sure why, but I have to add another 1/4 cup of milk so it’s not too thick.
Most of the ingredients depends on how sweet you like your frappes. I don’t like overly sweet but I DO want the caramel flavor. After all, it’s not a caramel frappe if you can’t taste the caramel, right?
- 8 Coffee Ice Cubes (Approx.)
- 1/2 – 3/4 Cup Milk
- 2 tsp. Sugar
- 3-4 tbsp. Caramel Syrup (Divided) (Brand of your choice)
- Whipped Topping (Optional)
Blend coffee cubes and 1/2 cup of milk in blender until smooth. Add 1/4 cup more milk depending on consistency, 2 tsp. sugar and 2 tbsp. caramel syrup. Blend again until creamy.
Pour into your favorite cup, add whipped topping if desired and swirl on the caramel syrup.
Enjoy your Caramel Frappes!