I love frappuccinos!. I think you all know about my penchant for vodoffee by now. Which is Vodka added to a frappuccino. But I also enjoy the regular kind. I could drink two of these babies a day, possibly even more. However, allowing myself to get so fat that I would be unable to leave the house would be somewhat restrictive on my life. So I limit myself to one a week. Sometimes two if I have been a very good girl.
These amazingly delicious drinks, along with being calorie filled are also rather expensive. If I was in the habit of having one daily then it would be a very costly affair. I tried making my own at home but despite my wealth of ingredients they just didn’t come out quite right. Luckily for you I have now found the secret ingredient! You add a pinch of xanthan gum which stops the milk and ice separating . This recipe is for my favourite flavour mocha, but play around with flavoured syrups to make different versions. If you use syrup then you can remove the sugar.
A double shot of espresso (you can also use 2 teaspoons of instant dissolved in a little hot water)
200ml of milk
8-10 ice cubes
1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
2-3 tablespoons of sugar (you could also do sweetener)
A pinch of xanthan gum (buy it on iHERB about $5)
Whipped cream (optional)
Make the espresso and pour it into your blender. Top with the ice, milk, cocoa powder, sugar and xanthan gum. Blend for about 30 seconds or until all the ice has been crushed. Pour the mixture back into your recycled plastic cup and top with cream if desired. Then go about your day with your super cool and homemade frappuccino.