Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I HEART...Star "Brack's" Mocha Frappuccinos

Everybody loves Wednesday, right?
The week's half over.  The weekend is on the way.
What's not to love?
Each Wednesday, I want to share something with you
that I absolutely love and can't live without!

This is Brack. He loves mocha frappes.

I didn't start drinking coffee until graduate school. I cut my teeth on the strong stuff at Waffle House. Just a tad of half and half. Not sure when Gerald began, but what he drinks is more like sugar, french vanilla creamer, and a tad of coffee! Brack got started early...on Gerald's combo. He likes it sweet and not very hot. The very antithesis of what I call coffee!

Somewhere along the way, he got a taste for Starbucks bottled mocha frappuccinos. I actually bought them from Costco for awhile and allowed him half a bottle each morning. But that adds up, so I looked for a recipe online to make my own. I found one, and I've been making my own ever since! It's super easy and much, much cheaper than buying it.

So here's how I make Star "Brack's" mocha frappes...

Begin the night before by making your coffee.
I start by adding enough water for six cups of coffee
(not six cups of water, but six cups of coffee)
and brew it with four scoops of coffee.
I use Dunkin' Donuts regular blend coffee.

While the coffee is brewing, measure out six tablespoons of sugar
and add to a plastic container.

Then add six tablespoons of Hershey's chocolate syrup.
You could also use caramel syrup.
I get these huge bottles of syrup - 2 for less than $6 -
at Costco.

Add the sugar and chocolate to your container.

Add the hot brewed coffee to the sugar/chocolate mix
and stir until dissolved.

At this point, I put the coffee mixture in the fridge overnight.
Don't seal the lid as the coffee is hot and will expand.

The next morning, I add three cups of cold milk.
We drink 1%, so that's what I use.

 Shake it up to mix and enjoy!

This keeps in the fridge longer than it lasts, if you know what I mean! Jewell has just discovered that she likes it, too, so I am making it more often now. I don't drink it everyday, but it does taste good! I did save a couple dozen of the Starbucks mocha bottles back when I was buying it. I pulled off the labels and sterilized them and have used them for several parties. I'm glad I have them, but I'm more glad that I'm not buying mocha frappes anymore! 

I'm so glad you stopped by my neck of the woods!
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1 comment:

  1. Looks delish! I'm trying this! Thank you for sharing!