Coffee — hot, cold, loaded with cream and sugar or rich and black, it’s an invigorating treat no matter how you take it. If you’re looking for more ways to enjoy your favorite Michigan locally roasted coffee, why not try your hand at homemade frappuccinos? Here are 3 tips to help you get started.
Freeze Your Coffee
Most frappuccino recipes use the same ingredients: cold coffee, sugar, milk and ice. Generally, you would just add everything to your blender and pulse until you achieved a relatively smooth, thoroughly combined mixture. While this does yield a lovely frappuccino, you can take things a step further by freezing your cold coffee in cubes and forgoing the ice altogether. This intensifies the coffee flavor for a super bold taste, and it prevents your drink from watering down later on.
Use Real Ingredients
If you’re going to invest the time and cost of ingredients to make a frappuccino from scratch, it’s worth your while to use high quality add-ins. Real melted chocolate (from a bar or chips) boasts a much more robust flavor than chocolate syrups or powdered drink mixes, and you can even make your own incredible caramel sauce with the right recipe. If you can, use real, high-quality extracts instead of imitation flavorings. Natural essences like vanilla can take any drink to the next level!
Get Funky With Flavors
In your own kitchen, you have limitless customization options for your drink. Are there flavors you love but can’t order in your favorite coffee shop? Now’s your chance to give them a try! Whole fresh or frozen berries, real chunked chocolate, your favorite candies, and even a splash of liqueur packs tons of incredible tastes and textures, and you can add as much or as little as you like.
If you’re a true coffee afficionado, try making your own homemade frappuccinos today.