Saturday, June 9, 2012

Cracking the code of the McDonald's Frappe

I have a certain "addicition" to the caramel frappes from McDonald's. I figured that since I have a blender that I could make my own and save a ton of cash. I've even followed a lot of "make a frappe like McDonald's" tutorials and none of them were really that close. They weren't gross, but they didn't taste like the ones I bought either--not by a long shot.

After many attempts, tests, and tinkering, I've found what I believe to be to be the closest recipe to a McDonald's caramel frappe. This will make the same amount as about a large frappe from McDonald's.

  • 12 ice cubes
  • 2/3 cup of International Delights Iced Coffee - Mocha Flavor
  • 1/3 cup of International Delights Caramel Macchiato Creamer
  • 6 seconds of squeezing of  Hershey's Caramel Syrup into the mix
I understand the the "6 seconds  of squeezing"  and "12 ice cubes" aren't exact measurements, but I've never actually measured that out. It can be adjusted to your liking. And, obviously you can sub in the flavors as you feel and make something just as awesome or more awesome than McDonald's.

I also want to say it's not EXACTLY like McDonald's frappe, but from all of my labors and from what a fellow frappe-lover has said, it's pretty damn close.

Non-food related, but I'm currently working on my workshop to get things arranged since I got a TON of new furniture. So, that's part of the reason for the lack of updates.