The nutritional facts for a 16 ounce "Grande" are on average 150 calories and 3.5 grams of fat. vs. the Starbucks version of 330 calories and 14 grams of fat. I'd say it's worth a try for your waistline as well as your wallet.
There are many reasons why I love this recipe, one being that it doesn't water down. Because there is no ice involved in the blending process there is nothing in the mixture to dilute as it melts. Another thing I love about it is how soft and creamy the blend is. Again, there are no ice chunks involved so there is no chance of sucking up a hard piece of ice to clog the straw Again, creamy, soft, smooth and delicious. I love that I can make a batch on Sunday night and it will last all week long and into the weekend. This batch made 8-16 ounce "Grande"servings of Frappuccino.
You will need:
8-10 cups of strong freshly brewed coffee
1 (14 ounce) container of sweetened condensed milk
2-3 Cups of Milk (whole, 2%,1%, skim) it's totally up to you!
1/2 tsp almond extract / 1/2 tsp coconut extract (optional)
Allow coffee to cool before transferring into the ice cream container.
Pour the sweetened condensed milk into the ice cream container.
Stir until it's blended.
Add a little something extra if you want a flavored coffee. My coffee flavor was toasted coconut so I added a little bit more to go along with it. Can you ever have too much almond extract? I think not!
Add milk to the "fill" line in your maker. This is roughly 2-3 cups. A little more or a little less won't hurt either way.
Put in the paddle.
And let it rip!
After about 45 minutes you should hear your machine start to slow down and that's when you know it's ready. Take off the lid and you will have a soft and creamy Frappuccino!
Isn't that easy? I'm seriously pumped about this!
Now here's the deets on how to serve them up all week long.
Store the mixture in an air tight container and place it in the freezer.
When you're ready to make a Frappuccino allow the container to sit on the counter for 5 minutes to thaw just a tad. Take your ice cream scoop and shave off the mixture and fill your cup. Once you have the frozen mixture to the top of your cup you can add in some regular milk to get it smooth and slushy or you can just wait for it to thaw in your cup.
The possibilities are endless! If you make it I would love to hear about the variations you try.