It’s hot today (we’re talking 89 degrees at 7:00 this morning); my normal cup of hot coffee was not sounding at all appealing. A nice cold frappuccino from Starbucks sounded about right this morning, so I pulled this recipe from my coffee stash board. Originally posted by Mallory Lott from LaaLoosh. This recipe promised to be 2 minutes away from a delectable, guilt-free coffee experience. Disappointment ensues.
2 tbsp instant coffee granules (regular or decaf)
2 tbsp fat free vanilla flavored coffee creamer, powdered
1/2 cup fat free milk
8-10 ice cubes
I do not own powdered coffee creamer. I find the whole idea of powdered creamer insulting to true coffee-drinkers–who wants powdered “milk” floating around on the top of their delicious morning courage? I replaced the powdered creamer with CoffeeMate low-fat French Vanilla creamer. I also added two tsps of sugar (I like my coffee light and sweet–flavor to your taste, I assumed). Luckily, I had instant coffee (Coffeehouse) lying around, thanks to my mother-in-law who bought some while Mike’s folks were visiting 🙂
Notes: It looks good, but the flavor is dodgy. There’s a weird aftertaste that I am not a fan of, and I feel like the whole thing is off. It doesn’t taste like anything I’ve ever had from Starbucks, so the name, if nothing else, is not correct.
Ease of Preparation: 5/5
Ease of cleanup: 5/5
Availability of ingredients: 5/5