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How To Make A Coffee Frappe With Keurig K Cups
Keurig Recipes: Make Your Own Coffee Frappe And Save A Bundle
Summertime is coming and that means it will be time for sipping frosty beverages while you lounge on the deck. And one of my favorites is the Caramel Frappe that you get at your friendly neighborhood fast-food restaurant. You know the one I'm talking about, right? The one with the golden arches?
If you're hooked on those coffee frappes that you get at the drive thru then you're going to love this recipe to use your Keurig coffee maker to make your own coffee frappes for several reasons.
Reason To Make Keurig Coffee Frappes
Keurig recipes can save you a bundle
You Save a Bundle of Money - Those restaurant frappes cost more than $3 each. You can make them yourself for literally pennies when you use K-cup coffee you can find at discount prices online.
You Save a Bundle of Calories - Have you looked at the calorie count and the fat grams in those store bought frappes? Where talking 450 calories, 20 grams of fat, 130 mg of sodium and 61 carbs! Make your own coffee frappes for only 75 calories, 5 grams of fat and 15 carbs.
And with a Keurig single cup coffee maker it's so easy to make your own coffee frappes you'll never get one of those expensive, calorie-laden drive-thru frappes again!
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- 1 5.25 ounce cup of strong coffee - cooled
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 cups ice
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate sauce
- Brew a single small (5.25 ounce) size cup of coffee in your Keurig coffee maker and put it in the freezer to cool down while you assemble the rest of the ingredients. It just takes a few minutes to get the chill off.
- In a blender combine coffee, milk, sugar and ice. Blend until smooth. Top with whipped cream and your favorite chocolate sauce.
- When made with 1% milk this frappe only had 75 calories, .5 gram fat, 2.5 grams protein, 15 grams carbohydrates.
- For a Mocha Frappe simply add 3 Tablespoons of your favorite chocolate sauce into the blender with the other ingredients.
For even richer coffee flavor freeze coffee in your ice cube trays and use those in place of plain ice.
Just Like The Caramel Frappe You Get At The Drive-Thru!
If I had all the money I've spent paying for those Caramel Frappes at the drive-thru - well, let's just say I wouldn't have to worry about paying for my French macarons habit anymore.
And if I'd been making my own Caramel Frappes all along I could also still fit into last summer's bathing suit! Those tasty little treats pack a whopping 450 calories - and 20 grams of fat!
Make your own Caramel frappe using this Green Mountain Coffee Caramel Vanilla Cream K-Cup and a squirt of caramel sauce and you'll think you've died and gone to heaven. And with only half the calories, you might actually be able to fit through the gates!
Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, Island Coconut Seasonal
The Green Mountain Island Coconut K-cup is a seasonal flavor that's only available during the summer (or as part of larger cup mixes). Add in some chocolate sauce or syrup when you make your frappe for a taste that reminds your of Mounds candy bars.
Until next summer, this is the only way to get your hand on some Green Mountain Island Coconut K-cups
Timothy's Kahlua Coffee
The only thing better than a frosty coffee frappe on a sweltering hot summer day is a frosty coffee frappe made with Kahlua flavored coffee!
Flavor of rum, vanilla and caramel
Why stop at Kahlua flavored coffee? Give your frappe an extra 'kick' by adding real Kahlua, rum or your favorite raspberry flavored liqueur.
Caramel Syrup For Your Caramel Frappes / Chocolate Syrup For Mocha Frappes
Add these flavored syrups to the other ingredients in your blender or just use them as a garnish with a little whipped cream. Either way, you're already pampering yourself with a coffee frappe. You can't leave out the best part!
Keurig B60 Special Edition Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System
If you have a Keurig coffee maker then you know that you can adjust the brewing strength. If you don't have a Keurig then you don't know what you're missing.
In the afternoon, when you have time to drink a large mug of coffee, that 9.25oz size is great. But in the morning, when you're rushing to get out the door, then that 5.25 ounce cup packs just as much caffeine into a smaller cup.
And that smaller 5.25 ounce size is also the ideal strength for making Coffee Frappes!
And you only have to brew one cup of coffee instead of a whole pot!
And think of all the money you'll save on making your own Coffee Frappes!
One More Reason To Love Keurig Coffee Makers
Think of all the money you'll save on making your own Coffee Frappes!
© 2012 Nathalie Roy