Friday, October 7, 2016

Starbucks Oreo Frappucino: National Frappé Day

Today is Frappé Day. Most of us have a frappé of one kind or another in our lifetime.

A frappé is an iced beverage that has been shaken, blended or beaten to produce a foamy cold blended drink, often with whipped cream and toppings. Ice can be added before or after beating the coffee and adding other ingredients such as sugar, milk, vanilla and sweet sauces. It really depends on what you are shaking or blending it in - a shaker, frappe maker or blender. According to one source, an ice-crushing blender is better than a shaker for blending a frappe. Traditionally frappés are made with coffee, but you can make other frappé drinks with tea, juice or hot chocolate.
The word Frappé comes from the French word Frapper - which means to slap, knock or beat. Cold coffee drinks named "café frappé" go back to the 19th century.

In the last few years, I've had numerous types of Frappucinos at Starbucks, most with chocolate. So here's a copycat recipe of Starbucks' Oreo Frappucino. There are a few different recipes out there, but start with this one. You won't be disappointed. As always use the very best chocolate.

Starbucks Oreo Frappucino

8 ounces milk
1 cup ice
2 scoops vanilla bean ice cream
2 Tbsp semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp mocha syrup or chocolate syrup
1 Oreo
Whipped cream, for garnish
Crushed Oreos, for garnish

In a blender add milk, ice, vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate chips, mocha syrup, and an Oreo.
Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass, and garnish with whipped cream and crushed Oreos.

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