Thursday, July 7, 2011


I have finally discovered the perfect Frappuccino wanna-be! I've tried many things, but this is the only one that's come close. I started with PW's Iced Coffee recipe, and just tweaked a few things. The secret to this wonderful concoction? Sweetened Condensed Milk. Aah. Of course. It was so obvious once I heard that...sweetened condensed milk! So simple, and so obvious. I worked it out, and each one of these costs about 50 cents each! That's way better than $4.50. That works for me!

Mason Jar Fraps

Cold Brewed Coffee
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Whole Milk (or whatever type you like...even half and half)
Ice Cubes
Flavorings of choice

First, cold brew your coffee. This makes it a little smoother, a little less bitter. And it makes for a creamy, delicious drink. I make mine really strong, and then only use about 1/4 cup, so it's kind of like a shot of espresso. You could make this to be whatever strength you want.

Mix two cups of your favorite ground coffee with 8 cups of cold water. Let sit at room temp for 8 hours. Strain with a coffee filter in a mesh strainer, then store in large, sealed container in the fridge (I use a couple large mason jars.)

For the fraps:
Take a small mason jar, and put four or five ice cubes in it. This not only makes it nice and icey cold, but also helps mix everything up, and makes it slightly frothy. Next add about 1/4 cup of cold coffee concentrate. Now add the magic...two large spoonfulls of sweetened condensed milk (more or less depending on your sweet tooth, but I think two makes it taste just like the bottled frappuccinos.) Next, add any flavoring. I've done chocolate syrup, caramel ice cream topping, and vanilla syrup. You could try chocolate milk powder, other flavored syrups, and pretty much anything else you could think of! If you're using lots, you may want to cut back on the condensed milk. Now fill the rest of the jar with milk. Screw the lid on the jar, and shake, shake, shake until you don't see any more yummy on the bottom of the jar. Unscrew the lid and add some whipped cream and chocolate syrup drizzle on top. Stick in a straw, sit back, sip and just relax. Aaaaah.