This month I am all about trying to save money. Saving for a car and a house is hard work and the one thing I find I am missing most is my weekly Starbucks. So instead of just getting on with it and moaning on a daily basis I thought why not check out Pinterest for all the Starbucks dupes and give them a go.
They were actually super easy to find and make on the cheap. All we need now is the plastic cup and it’s basically the real deal.
Caramel Frappuccino by Eugenie Kitchen
- 1 cup large ice cubes
- 2 shots espresso, cooled (or ⅓ cup strongly brewed coffee, cooled)
- ½ cup milk, cold
- 1 tablespoon caramel sauce
- 3 tablespoons caramel syrup (45ml)
- Xanthan gum, optional
- Whipped cream
- Caramel sauce
- * When large ice cubes are used, there will be less than 10 cubes for each drink.
- In a blender, add in 1 cup of large ice cubes and 2 shots of espresso. You can also use ⅓ cup of strongly brewed coffee. If you use Nespresso capsules like me, I recommend that you use capsules of mild intensity. Then ½ cup of cold milk, any milk as you want. Add in 1 tablespoon of caramel sauce. And add in 3 tablespoons of caramel syrup depending on your preference. Then add in just a pinch of xanthan gum, which is optional. Actually these days I use Xanthan gum quite frequently because it is also used in milkshake, ice cream, and gluten-free cooking for better texture.
- Pulse and blend. It should take about 30 seconds.
- For finishing touch, top with whipped cream and drizzle homemade caramel sauce.
Mocha Frappuccino by Eugenie Kitchen
My all time favourite frappuccino is the mocha and this one by Eugenie Kitchen is one of the best dupes ever. There is something about coffee and chocolate that I just can’t get enough of. I just wish that you could buy whipped cream from Starbucks and it would be basically the really thing.
- 2 shots espresso, chilled (or 80ml strongly brewed coffee)
- ⅓ cup milk (80ml)
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (8.3g)
- 1 cup ice cubes, large
- 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup (30ml)
- To serve: Whipped cream, Chocolate syrup
- In a blender, add 1 cup of ice cubes, and add ⅓ cup of chilled espresso. Today I used Nespresso Roma capsules but strongly brewed coffee works as well. Just make sure your coffee is chilled.
- Add in ⅓ cup of milk (any milk you want: full-fat, low-fat, soy milk, etc), 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar, and 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup.
- Blend for about 30 seconds, or until smooth.
Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino by Frugal Coupon Living
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1/4 cup Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1 cup Ice
- 2 Strawberries
- 2 tbsp Strawberry Syrup
- Whipped Cream
- Add Milk, Vanilla Ice Cream, Strawberries, Ice and Syrup into a blender.
- Once blended give it a good stir and put into a serving glass.
- Top with whipped cream. I suggest adding stawberries for garnish!