6/9/11

DIY: Make Your Own Coconut Frappuccino.

hi friends. 

my lovely friend katy is guest posting today. 
and it's going to be delicious.

katy and i met through the blogging world a few months back and i love her and her sweet little family. we sometimesbjoke about being friends in "real life" someday. 

joking aside, i do hope i can meet katy in person sometime. and i hope she has a coconut frappuccino in hand ;)

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without further adieu her is katy...

hey guys! i'm katy from scottyboy and katygirl. rachel asked me to do a little DIY and so i thought long and hard about what i should do. then i posted on my blog last week about how much i'm in love with Starbucks' new mocha coconut frappuccino. someone left a comment with a link to a recipe and i thought i would give it a whirl. since the recipe is for your basic frappy frap, i put my own twist on things and i think it turned out quite excellent if i do say so myself.

ingredients:
(in no particular order)

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1. chocolate syrup
2. 1/2 extremely strong coffee
3. 1/2 packet of chocolate pudding
4. toasted coconut
5. whipped cream
6. coconut syrup
7. 1/2 (ish) of milk

now a few things to note on the ingredients:
1. these are not in order
2. i thought i made my coffee strong but it could have been a LOT stronger. so take a chance, people.
3. coconut syrup can be found in most grocery stores.
4. to make toasted coconut, i just put a layer on a cookie sheet and baked it for 10 minutes at 325 degrees.

directions:
1. fill a cup with ice. add pudding packet into cup.
(the recipe calls for one cupful of ice but i made mine with 2 and loved the consistency)

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2. add the 1/2 cup of coffee and 1/2 cup of milk.
you can add more milk if you want it easy on the coffee flavor.
add 1 TBSP of coconut flavor and a pinch or two of toasted coconut.

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3. blend all of your ingredients together.
pour into stolen starbucks cup.
add your desired amount of whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and toasted coconut.

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and you've got yourself a DIY frappy frap.
doesn't it look like you bought it?

some things i learned through this process:
1. blenders scare babies and make them cry.
2. no matter what your friends/family/conscience tell you, this recipe is 100% lo-cal.
(if i did it again, i would make it with sugar free pudding, non-fat milk, and ditch the whip/chocolate sauce.)
3. i really, really, really like toasted coconut.

thanks for playing along with me, friends! if you get a chance to try this yourself, let me know!

16 comments:

kristin fulghum said...

yes! i'm in love with fraps, but my husband would kill me if i spend $4 more than once a week on them. so glad i can make my own. i will be trying this asap!

danielle @ take heart said...

stop the horses. making this tonight. love you both.

Kelly said...

genius! no more spending $4. for something that'll be gone in seconds. thanks ladies.

Kelly said...

genius! no more spending $4. for something that'll be gone in seconds. thanks ladies.

that sort of thing. said...

looks yum!

april@gingerbread girl said...

ummmm yummmyyy!!!

Ashley @ Coffee and Apple Juice said...

Thanks soooo much for this!! We just bought a vitamix a couple months ago and love making our own fraps.

Marie said...

finding this recipe has changed my life! haha! j/k now I need to try your coconut version....looks delish! :)

Allison said...

this looks amazing. and blenders really do scare babies. am i a bad mommy because it kinda makes me laugh? ;)

Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing this! It looks delicious AND SUPER easy!!

Emily said...

need. one. now. :)

The Bonjour Four said...

yummm looks amazing!!

The Frenchs said...

Um...this looks amazing! Might just have to do some calorie splurging...

The Frenchs said...

http://www.nogreaterjoymom.com/2011/06/know-of-any-fundraising-families.html

Thought of you...

Beth said...

I generally don't love frappuccinos, but I DO love the new mocha-coconut one. Luckily, I get them free since my hubs works there. Unluckily, that truth is not helping me lose 10 pounds. I still want to try my hand at this, though. What a clever DIY!

Charlotte said...

thanks for sharing - I am definitely going to try this. I love Starbucks, but my wallet does not, so I've been trying to make more stuff at home lately.

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