Homemade Light Caramel Frappe

If you're getting bored of your standard hot coffee, we suggest sticking in the fridge or freezer until it gets cold, and pouring it over ice for iced coffee. For a tastier frozen treat, frappes are even better. They taste sweet like dessert, but pack the punch of strong coffee. 


Like most employees, we here at Celebrations are dependent on our coffee intake. Although our Fannie May Pixie Coffee is delicious on its own, we've been finding more creative ways to get our java fix.

This recipe is incredibly high-quality for a few reasons. 1) These are made with delicious flavor-packed coffee with hints of caramel directly in the grounds. 2) I froze said coffee instead of blending it with ice cubes. It makes for a stronger beverage! 3) I only used a few ingredients, all of which are on the lighter side. 

 

 

To freeze the coffee, I used the ingenius Zipzicles. The ziploc-like baggie is in the shape of a popsicle, so it's super easy to make and freeze your own pops! I froze the coffee by itself overnight, and the coffee pops were a huge hit by themselves. 

Using Zipzicles is a great way to store any leftover coffee you may have from your pot. Just keep in the freezer until you are ready to use them! 

After freezing the pops overnight, I let them thaw on the counter for about 20 minutes before adding them to the blender. And when I was done making a huge batch of frappes for the office, I stored the leftovers in some Zipzicles for a delicious caramel frappe pop! Talk about versatile. 

 

 

If you don't have Zipzicles (although I would recommend you get some since they are only $3 for a pack of 12 on Amazon!), you can always freeze your coffee into ice cubes using ice cube trays.

Keep this recipe extra skinny by using sugar-free caramel sauce (I used the real deal from Trader Joe's), and fat-free whipped cream (I could only find the full-fat kind at my grocery store). And not only are these frappes delicious, they are super budget-friendly. Why pay close to $5 a piece when you can make your own for pennies?

Needless to say, they were a huge hit in the office. I can't wait to make some more!

 

 

Ingredients
  • 12 ounces brewed coffee, frozen (I used Fannie May Pixie Coffee, frozen overnight)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons powdered Stevia (or sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon caramel sauce, slightly melted (you can use sugar-free for a skinnier version), plus more for topping (optional)
  • Whipped cream for topping (optional. Use fat-free for fewer calories)
Directions

If you've frozen your coffee in Zipzicles, let them thaw for about 10-15 minutes before using. Then, gently break them up in the pouch, open and squeeze out into a blender.

Add the almond milk, vanilla extract, Stevia and 1 tablespoon of melted caramel sauce (place in a small microwave-safe dish for about 20 seconds). 

Blend until smooth. Feel free to add ice cubes, or  more cold coffee, milk and sweetener to the mix to reach desired taste and color.

Pour into two glasses, and top with whipped cream and drizzled caramel sauce. 

Makes: 2 Frappes

 

 

More of our Favorite Coffee Finds:

Trinidad Coffee from Fannie May

Great Perks Barista Coffee Gift Basket from 1-800 Baskets

Gourmet Coffee from Harry & David

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