Category: Beverages

Copycat Mocha Frappucino

Make your own version of a famous coffeehouse’s cold, creamy mocha beverage, with this simple and delicious Copycat Mocha Frappucino recipe!Make your own copycat version of a famous coffeehouse's cold, creamy mocha beverage, with this simple and delicious recipe!

I own five or six books by author Todd Wilbur in his series called “Top Secret Recipes”. They are such fun books in which to find some great “copycat” recipes.  It’s a great way to fix a “very close to the original” (but for a fraction of the price) clone of a favorite food at home. This copycat mocha frappucino is one of those recipes found on his website.

Made popular by the famous coffee chain that seems to be on every corner, these chilled coffee beverages (the bottled version you find in grocery stores) can really add up ($$) if you purchase them often.

Well, now you can make a copycat mocha frappucino at home, so you can grab one on the way out the door without having to make an extra stop on the way to work or a kid’s baseball game (and for a fraction of the cost!)

Bottles are filled with copycat mocha frappucino, and are ready to refrigerate, then drink!

We don’t buy these very often at all, but when we do, this is my favorite. So naturally, I was curious to try making these at home. This is the copycat recipe for the bottled version you find in the stores. They are very easy to make (and if helps if you happen to have a few extra bottles left over to package this in…I saved a few for this very purpose!).

The copycat recipe calls for Natural Fruit Pectin (don’t let that scare you off), which is a fruit thickener, commonly used when making jam. It actually acts as a thickening agent in this recipe. I used it, but the original author states that you don’t have to use it, if you don’t care about duplicating the texture.

Fruit pectin is used to make a copycat mocha frappucino.

The recipe also calls for espresso, but you can “fake it” with the easy to follow tip (found in the notes section of the recipe) and make your own. This is what I did, using the very easy instructions.

The recipe, as written, makes 24 ounces, but can easily be doubled. Hope you enjoy this cold, creamy, mocha coffee beverage (how’s that for a description)!

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Copycat Mocha Frappucino
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Make your own copycat version of a famous coffeehouse's cold, creamy mocha beverage, with this simple and delicious recipe!

Category: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: copycat mocha frappucino
Servings: 3 (makes 24 ounces total)
Calories Per Serving: 163 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup fresh espresso (see Notes below for how to create your own)
  • 2 1/2 cups lo-fat milk (2 percent)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon dry pectin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cocoa powder or 1/4 cup Hershey's chocolate syrup
Instructions
  1. Make the espresso. In a large bowl add the sugar, dry pectin and cocoa powder (or chocolate syrup) to the hot espresso and stir or whisk well until completely incorporated. Chill mixture.
  2. When espresso mixture is completely chilled, add the milk; stir until combined.
  3. Pour mixture into a serving pitcher or individual bottles, and refrigerate. Serve cold.
Recipe Notes

**How to make copycat espresso to use in this recipe**
Use 1/3 cup ground coffee and 1 cup of water in your drip coffee maker. Brew this once, then run it through again, using the same grounds. (this will make approx. 1/2 cup espresso needed). **Run a pot of water through coffeemaker when done, to clean machine.

Nutrition Facts
Copycat Mocha Frappucino
Amount Per Serving (1 (8 oz. portion))
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 97mg4%
Potassium 295mg8%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 385IU8%
Calcium 246mg25%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Blueberry Banana Kale Smoothie

A healthy blueberry banana kale smoothie, with strawberries, almond milk and flaxseed is a delicious cold beverage treat for breakfast or any time of day!A healthy blueberry banana kale smoothie, with strawberries, almond milk and flaxseed is a delicious cold beverage treat for breakfast or any time of day!

Sometimes my husband and I don’t want a big breakfast. We simply want a cold, fruit and veggie smoothie, with lots of healthy fruits and veggies in it, like blueberries, bananas and kale! That’s how we both felt a couple mornings ago. We had gone out to eat the evening before and were still feeling rather full. We wanted something light and healthy for our breakfast.

After putting on our thinking caps (they’re really quite lovely!), we decided to make a healthy smoothie for each of us, full of fruits and veggies. What a great way to start our day…(drinking) something good for us, like this blueberry banana kale smoothie!

I went on a pillaging mission in our kitchen. The first thing I did was grab a couple frozen bananas (which I keep year round in our freezer), some frozen blueberries (leftover from my blueberry picking spree last summer), and a few strawberries.

Then I decided we needed something of the veggie variety to throw into the old blender to increase the healthy aspect of our smoothies. You can translate that to mean – I wondered how to “sneak” in a veggie before my husband knew what hit him.

Out into our back yard I went, and picked a handful of kale leaves from our garden (convenient, huh?). I carried the kale back into the house and had it blended the blueberry banana KALE smoothie before my husband had a chance to see it and opt out. Pretty sneaky, right?

Blueberry, Banana And Kale Smoothie / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Okay – So How Do You Make A Blueberry Banana Kale Smoothie?

After washing the kale and draining it, I threw all the ingredients into our handy dandy blender and “blended away”. Truthfully, that’s it! You might have to rip up some of the kale leaves away from the stems before adding, but the whole drink is ready in a couple minutes!
Before you knew it, we had 2 perfectly purple, delicious (and dare I say healthy?) breakfast smoothies. The blueberry banana kale smoothie actually tasted great, as well!
Guess what? *You (or your family) will never know the “super food” kale is in there…trust me.*  It’s a super cool way of “sneaking” vegetables into a delicious drink This blueberry banana kale smoothie is lip smackin’ good!

Blueberry, Banana And Kale Smoothie / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

The blueberry banana kale smoothie is cold, creamy, bursting with flavor AND it’s good for you! You don’t have to confess to anyone that there’s kale in there! Shhh… let’s just keep this our little secret, ok?

I hope you will consider giving this fruit (and veggie) smoothie “recipe” a try. I think you’ll like it! I’ve already made these smoothies two times this week…Yum!

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Blueberry, Banana And Kale Smoothie / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Blueberry, Banana, and Kale Smoothie
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
A healthy blueberry banana kale smoothie, with strawberries, almond milk and flaxseed is a delicious cold beverage treat for breakfast or any time of day!
Category: Beverages, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blueberry banana kale smoothie
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 223 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups vanilla almond milk (I've also substituted orange juice for this...quite good!)
  • 2 frozen ripe bananas , (if bananas frozen, you won't need ice. If room temp, add some crushed ice)
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup kale , chopped (and large stems removed)
  • 6 strawberries
  • 1 Tablespoon flax seed (this is great fiber...helps fill you up...but is optional)
Instructions
  1. Place the almond milk, bananas, and blueberries in the blender. (If the bananas are not frozen, add a small handful of crushed ice to the mixer).
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add remaining ingredients; blend well. If it is too thick, add a bit more almond milk...you really can't hurt these smoothies! Serve and ENJOY!
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry, Banana, and Kale Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 219mg10%
Potassium 739mg21%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 3460IU69%
Vitamin C 78.8mg96%
Calcium 262mg26%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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