Saturday, October 8, 2011

Caramel Pumpkin Spice Frappe

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I don't know about you, but where I live it isn't quite cool outside. I still love a drink with pumpkin spice but it isn't cool enough to drink hot drinks yet. I have already bought 2 Pumpkin Spice frappes from Starbucks and I know I could easily go broke If I keep buying them. Drinking the pumpkin spice frappes make me feel like autumn is here without breaking out in a sweat. ;)

So, I found a yummy, cheap alternative to making [Caramel] Pumpkin Spice Frappes at home!

First, you will have to make the pumpkin spice syrup. You really can't mess it up. I will give you a basic recipe and if you decide to make it you can always add/subtract spices according to your taste.

Pumpkin Spice Syrup:

Ingredients:

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1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar--I used Liquid Stevia (3 tsp.)
4 cinnamon sticks or 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (cinnamon sticks will make it less thick, but I couldn't find any at the store.)
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 tablespoons pumpkin purée

Directions:
Combine water and sugar in a medium pot over medium heat. Cook until sugar has completely dissolved.

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Whisk in remaining ingredients.

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 Cook for about 6 minutes, stirring frequently.

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Do not allow mixture to come to a boil. Strain syrup through cheesecloth into a large glass measuring cup. Transfer to bottle of your choice and store in the refrigerator.

Once you have the Syrup, you are ready to make a Frappe. I have an awesome blender I use called a Magic Bullet. This is probably my favorite tool in my kitchen. We have to hand wash dishes, so it is nice to be able to make something and be able to drink out of the same cup. Less dishes, doesn't take up a lot of room. If you don't have one, I would highly suggest purchasing one. Worth it, promise. 




First I brew a cup of coffee in our Keurig.
 Okay, I take it back THIS is my favorite tool in our kitchen. 
After I brew the coffee I put in the freezer to cool down some. I will eventually make some cold brewed Iced Coffee like this one here, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. This will do for now. I just use about 3-5 TBS. of the Hershey's Caramel for the Frappe.

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Then I fill the cup up with ice. I add about 3/4 of the cup with coffee and the rest with milk. I usually add some vanilla in my frappes too. 

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At the end, I add the pumpkin spice syrup to taste. Blend. 

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Then, enjoy your nice, cold, Caramel Pumpkin Spice Frappe! :D

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Don't forget to add some whip cream! It is my favorite part...and well, when I took mine out of the fridge it was moldy. Gross.

Hope you enjoy it and let me know if you get to try it!

3 comments:

  1. So. Totally. Making. This. Like Now. =D

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  2. Wow. I really, really need to make one of these!

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  3. Hi! I found you via The Blair Affairs and I'm really glad I did!!!!! That drink looks a-mazing. Also, I love your blog header! I'm getting married in a month, and we're going to do foot washing in our ceremony. :-)

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