It is getting hot here. Once in awhile it is nice to drink something cold and yummy…
I think this caramel frappuccino is better than the original. Let me know what you think.
The caramel is homemade. Watch the heavy cream as I have noticed it is harder and harder to find real cream rather than cream with skim milk and lots of additives. Always read labels, even on organics!
Caramel Frappuccino Recipe
2 c. ice
1 c very strong coffee or espresso, chilled
2/3 c. organic half and half
¼ c. caramel topping (recipe below)
1-4 tbs sugar
Blend all ingredients except whipped cream until smooth. Top with dollop of whipped cream and a swirl of the caramel syrup.
8 ounces unsalted butter
8 ounces brown sugar
1 cup organic heavy cream (make sure it does not contain skim milk and additives, organic or NOT!)
1 tbs vanilla OR 1/2 c kahlua or irish cream
- Melt butter. Do not let it brown.
- Mix in brown sugar,and butter. Stir until smooth and sugar loses its graininess.
- Continue to cook stirring until mixture bubbles. Cook about 30 more seconds but do not allow to scorch!
- Remove from heat.
- Slowly add cream and vanilla or liqueur.Stir.
Store covered in fridge. Makes an awesome gift.
Makes about a pint.