(pictured: Chocolate Dulce de Leche Frappuccino)
After reading about all the “wonderful” ingredients that Starbucks so lovingly puts into their drinks
, I thought that I would share my recipe for a homemade Frappuccino, which is wonderful to whip up on a hot summer day, but could easily be enjoyed year round. This could probably be easily adapted to create any number of flavors that you can dream up! Please note that, since we are eating whole/real foods, the ingredients we use are as natural as we can get, which is why I’ve used whole milk & heavy whipping cream. I also make my own sweetened condensed milk
from whole milk & sugar. (Be sure to check out Kitchen Stewardship
for lots of great recipes!)
Homemade Dulce de Leche Frappuccino
- 1 cup strong coffee
- 2 cup ice
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 2 Tbs Turbinado sugar (or to taste)
- 2 Tbs Dulce de Leche (caramel can be substituted)
Place all ingredients in blender & blend on medium speed until mixed well. Pour into glass, topping with whipped cream & drizzled Dulce de Leche if desired, & enjoy!
Makes approx. 4 (8 oz.) servings
*Chocolate is a nice addition to this drink – just add a little to the mix prior to blending & continue as instructed.
*Milks & sugar can be adjusted to taste.
*How to make Dulce de Leche: You need 1 can of sweetened condensed milk. Open can & pour into glass jar, cover with lid. Place jar is saucepan with just enough water to cover the contents of the jar + about 1/2-inch. The whole jar does not need to be submerged. Place over medium high heat until the water begins to boil. Loosely cover & turn heat down to maintain a good simmer. (Lid can sit on top of jar without touching pan.) Cook until condensed milk becomes a medium caramel color.
**The darker the color, the thicker, more caramel-like it will be.
I haven’t done a lot of experimenting yet, but I can foresee many different flavor possibilities in the future!
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This recipe comes from Frugal Families and is a family favorite in our home. I’ve been known to add a little nutmeg or chocolate chips from time to time. But, the best part about this recipe is that it can easily be halved, if needed, or doubled & frozen to provide many quick breakfasts for the future. I really love using thick cut homemade bread for this, but have used store bought in a pinch.
French toast is great for freezing ahead of time, and reheating for quick and easy breakfasts. This recipe calls for homemade bread but store bought is fine. I always make French toast when I have some stale bread because it’s dried out a bit and absorbs the flavored egg/milk mixture beautifully.
2 loaves homemade Bread
2 dozen eggs
2 Cups Milk
2 tablespoons vanilla
1 tablespoon Cinnamon
Slice bread and allow to sit for an hour or two, combine all ingredients except bread, and mix till frothy. Heat up a skillet on medium and spray lightly with cooking spray. Dip bread into mixture, letting it soak up some of the egg mixture, turn over & repeat. Cook on both sides till golden brown. Place on a paper towel to cool, the paper towel will absorb the the extra moisture. Place single layer on cookie sheet and place in freezer till frozen. Transfer to an airtight container, or Ziploc baggy. To reheat, either place in microwave for approximately 1 minute or in a toaster or toaster oven. Serve with butter and syrup, or Jam.
If you’re looking for something new or just a new way to have an old favorite, try grilling your homemade pizza. All you need is your favorite pizza crust, sauce, and toppings.
Spray a piece of foil with nonstick cooking spray and lay pizza crust on top. Place on grill and grill until very lightly brown (medium to medium-low heat) on bottom. Pull off grill and top with your favorite toppings.
Return to grill and remove once cheese is melted. We ended up finishing ours off in the oven on broil due to severe weather.
Cut into desired amount of slices and enjoy!
(My son – making one of his many silly faces.)
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