Thursday, June 28, 2012

Make Your Own Starbucks Bottled Frappe


It's flippin' hot outside folks! Who's ready for Fall/Winter? This girl! Until then, I'm doing my best to stay as cool as possible by basking in the AC, only going outside when I need to get to where I'm going, and by experimenting with iced drinks.

The next few days are going to be scorchers, as well as early mornings for Randall and me. Our plans changed earlier this week, and we are now making our morning drive to Nashville tomorrow. Seeing as how we're far, far away from being considered early risers, we're going to need our caffeine fix to function properly. But there's nothing worse than drinking a HOT drink when it literally feels like you're walking through hell outside.

Ew.

After experimenting with brewing coffee, using the blender, adding this and that, I finally found the simplest, delicious, thirst quenching, iced coffee. This recipe does not require a coffee maker (what's more irritating that brewing coffee early in the morning, only to have it cool in the fridge after it's done?), or a blender. And the taste you'll experience afterwards will remind you EXACTLY of a coffee flavored Starbucks bottled Frappuccino.

What You'll Need:
  2/3 cups Ground Coffee (Any flavor. I used Hazelnut Cream)
3 cups Water
3 tbsp. Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon
Milk or Cream

The Night Before:
 Add all ingredients (except milk or cream) into a quart sized jar/container and stir well.

Cover, and place in the refrigerator overnight.

In the Morning:
Strain the coffee base 2-3 times, and store back into the jar/container you used the night before.
(I'd suggest using a sieve with your strainer as well, unlike me)

In a (frosted) drinking glass, fill halfway with ice and pour in coffee until 3/4 full. Add milk or creamer the rest of the way, or to taste.

Finished Product


 Enjoy!

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