Summertime is around the corner and temperatures are beginning to rise. And that means the temps on our coffees are going down, WAY down. ;) Enjoy this copycat Starbucks Frappuccino recipe for when you're craving one, but either don't want to shell out the money OR can't be bothered walking the twelve steps to the closest location.
2 tbsp instant espresso powder
1/2 cup hot tap water
2 cup ice cubes
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk *
Dissolve espresso powder in hot water. Allow to cool to room temperature. (The quickest way is to mix the ingredients in a small metal bowl and swirl.) Combine espresso mixture, sweetened condensed milk and ice in blender. Blend on high for one minute, until no visible chunks of ice are left. Serve with a spoon and a straw.
Makes 2 tall or 4 short drinks
* Note: Yes, you can use lower fat or even fat free sweetened condensed milk in this recipe to make it more calorie conscious.