How To Make Your Own Homemade Seattle Freeze Frappuccino
Mocha Madness: Tired of high price coffee houses?
I don't know about you guys, but everyday trips to the coffee house breaks my bank, and with rising prices, a lot of you guys feel the same way. Whether you drink Seattle Freezes or Mocha Frappuccino's, we are all feeling the pain. I have had the privilege of working in an indie coffee house for a while. I want to relieve some of your pain and provide you with an awesome mocha Frappuccino recipe that will knock your socks off!
Prep Time Is Short!
You Need Ingredients
- 4 oz Chocolate Syrup, Dark or Milk
- 8 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1 cup Espresso
- 1 1/2 cup Ice
Here are your instructions
- Put the syrup in the blender.
- Scoop the ice cream into the blender.
- Put ice on top.
- Dump the espresso on top of the ice, it won't melt it too much.
An example of the common espresso machine
A word on espresso
Having an espresso machine is awesome. If you can, get one just to have for every day. They look like the picture above. But if you don't have one, you can still make espresso. Check this out.
How To Make Stovetop Espresso Without a Machine
Espresso is extremely powerful!
Why not regular coffee?
The reason we use espresso is that a very small amount packs a huge caffeinated punch. It's far more powerful than regular coffee and is necessary to produce a coffee taste in such a big mixture. Certainly you can substitute regular coffee but you'll need more of it to get a strong flavor. That will make your Frappuccino more runny so adjust your solid ingredients to make up for this.
Chocolate is love
Different Syrups for Different Folks
In my coffee house we use a special chocolate syrup that is hand crafted by a sweet old lady named Betty. It is not as sweet as regular syrup as it is made of dark chocolate. The darker the chocolate, the less sweet and more savory the mixture will be. I personally love the less sweet version, because the vanilla ice cream makes it plenty sweet already.
Vanilla Ice Cream YUMMY
Healthy Not So Much
The fact that this recipe is stuffed with ice cream and chocolate means that it is not a healthy alternative whatsoever. I drink these in moderation. They are perfect in the summer after a long day of house-painting and hard labor. The fact that they are so unhealthy means that they are also impossibly delicious!! So enjoy with care!