How to Make Caramel Frappes Without Using Instant Coffee

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How to Make Caramel Frappes Without Using Instant Coffee
Blend espresso, caramel and ice for a refreshing drink. (John Foxx/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

The blender whirrs, and the strong smell of coffee and sweet caramel pervades the air. Many who walk into a coffee shop think that a caramel frappé is the perfect summer drink to cool off with. A frappé, is a sweet drink made with crushed ice, milk and sweetener. Adding strong coffee or espresso adds caffeine and more depth of flavour. Refresh your taste buds and save a trip to the coffee shop by making your caramel frappé at home with a blender and a coffee maker.

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Things you need

  • Measuring spoons
  • 6 tbsp ground coffee
  • Coffee maker
  • Measuring cups
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Blender
  • 2 tbsp caramel syrup
  • Tall glass
  • Hard caramel sauce
  • Nutmeg (optional)
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  • Whipped cream (optional)

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  1. 1

    Pour 6 tbsp of ground coffee into a prepared coffee maker. Add 1/2 cup of water. Brew the coffee.

  2. 2

    Measure 1 cup of ice cubes in a blender along with 2 tbsp of granulated sugar and 1/4 cup of milk. Pour the strong coffee over the mixture.

  3. 3

    Place the lid on the blender and purée until smooth. Open the lid and add 2 tbsp of caramel syrup. Replace the lid and blend again to combine.

  4. 4

    Pour the frappé into a tall glass and garnish with hard caramel sauce.

Tips and warnings

  • Add a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon to your frappé as you blend to give it additional flavour.
  • Top your frappé with whipped cream to make an special dessert.
  • Pulse the blender to avoid to help crush the ice quicker.

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