Friday, June 22, 2007

cool down

I so love my Starbucks, and yes I know that I should not go there because they do not support the military. So I found out how to make my own stuff. I hope these will help everyone cool down!

Starbucks Frozen Frappuccino
From: Top Secret Recipes: Sodas, Smoothies, Spirits, and Shakes
by Todd Wilbur
(Plume; February 2002; ISBN: 0452283183; PB)
Cookbook Heaven
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It was in 1995 that Starbucks stores started selling this frozen drink, one of the company's most successful new products. The Frappuccino is blended with strong coffee, sugar; a dairy base, and ice. Each one is made to order and each one is guaranteed to give you a throbbing brain freeze if you sip too hard. The drinks come in several different varieties, the most popular of which I've cloned here for your frontal lobe-pounding; caffeine-buzzing pleasure.

Make double-strength coffee by measuring 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per cup (serving) in your coffee maker: The drink will be even more authentic if you use Starbucks beans and grind them yourself just before brewing.

Makes 2 "Grande" Drinks

COFFEE

  • 3/4 cup double-strength coffee, cold
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 cups ice
  1. Make double-strength coffee by brewing with twice the coffee required by your coffee maker: That should be 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per each cup of coffee. Chill before using.
  2. To make drink, combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until ice is crushed and drink is smooth. Pour into two 16-ounce glasses, and serve with a straw.

CARAMEL

For this version, add 3 tablespoons of caramel topping to the original recipe and prepare as described. Top each glass with whipped cream and drizzle additional caramel over the whipped cream.

MOCHA

For this version, add 3 tablespoons Hershey's chocolate syrup to the original recipe and prepare as described. Top each glass with whipped cream, if desired

 

Wendy's Frosty
From: Top Secret Recipes: Sodas, Smoothies, Spirits, and Shakes
by Todd Wilbur
(Plume; February 2002; ISBN: 0452283183; PB)
Cookbook Heaven
@ Recipelink.com

First served at Wendy's in 1969, the Frosty continues as a favorite in fast food shakes, even if it only comes in chocolate flavor: This clone recipe is an improved version of the recipe that appears in the first book, Top Secret Recipes. I've designed this for just a one- person serving and have reduced the chocolate in the shake so that it's more like the real thing served today. I find the smaller yield also helps to make the thing blend better:

Makes 1 serving

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 4 teaspoons Nesquik chocolate drink mix

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender: Blend on medium speed, stopping to stir several times with a long spoon, if necessary; to help the ingredients blend well.

 

7-11 Cherry Slurpee

2 cups club soda, chilled
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon kool-aid cherry powdered drink mix
1/2 teaspoon maraschino cherry juice
2 1/2 cups crushed ice

Combine 1 cup of club soda, sugar, cherry powder and the cherry juice in a blender until completely mixed.

  1. Add the crushed ice and process until blended smooth.
  2. Pour cherry mixture into a pitcher and add the remaining club soda.
  3. Stir just to mix then pour into glasses.

7 comments:

aceofhearts13 said...

MY AUNT IN DALLAS WOULD MAKE ME FRAPACINNOS FOR ME WHEN I STAYED THERE FOR PART OF THE SUMMER...THEY WERE TOTALLY GOOD BUT I FORGET HOW SHE MADE THEM...

springangel235 said...

I love Starbucks too...great recipes...thanks for sharing...have a great weekend...hugs,
Joyce

lisa41076 said...

Kelli, that is awesome you got the recipes, Hugs Lisa

seraphoflove9001 said...

Cool! Thanks! :o) Cheaper this way too! :o)
Lisa

deshelestraci said...

Yum!  Good to know!
Traci

lurkynat said...

interesting Kelli!
youare funny! do you eat those great chocolate coffee beans?
love,nat

gehi6 said...

You're being helpful to all those who need relief on a hot summer day, but I put my old blender away as too much trouble so I will have to pass.  Even if that Starbucks coffee one sounds very tempting!   Gerry