White Chocolate Coconut Frappuccino
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Did you guys jump on the crazy unicorn frappuccino craze this past weekend? It looked…bright. and…sweet. and missing any source of caffeine. I did not partake for 2 specific reasons: #1 – it looked gross and coffeeless. and #2 – I hate big lines and crowds, and I can only imagine the constant stream of people, considering Starbucks reported running out of ingredients to make the frappuccinos.
I would much prefer to make a coffee frappuccino at home for a fraction of the cost and a fraction of the wait time.
My husband begged me for a frappuccino the other day, and I made him a caramel mocha frappuccino. For myself, though, I made this glorious white chocolate coconut concoction. I used Coffee-Mate Coconut Creamer and Ghiradelli White Chocolate Sauce. <– Those sauces are so decadent and amazing – we use them in all sorts of coffee/smoothie/hot chocolate drinks.
I thought this frappuccino was the perfect almost-summery, sweet treat, and when I spilled half of the first one on the floor, my dog agreed with me. So, it’s got 2 votes of approval (1 picky, 1 not-so-much).
My best tip for making frappuccinos is use a good blender. The ice rips up blades on subpar blenders, which I’ve found out more than once. It’s worth investing in a decent blender if you like to make blended coffee drinks (and smoothies!). My favorite blender is the Ninja blender – I’ve had it for almost 2 years, and it’s still in perfect condition. I use it at least once a week – to make blended coffee drinks, smoothies, to chop veggies for salsa/marinara, to blend ice cream ingredients, etc. And the price is very reasonable too – under $70! (When I got mine – the same one – it was around $100, so, lucky you!).
Do yourself a favor: get a good blender, make yourself a frappuccino, go outside, and enjoy the beginnings of summer!
- 8 oz coffee, cold
- 1/2 c. milk (I used skim)
- 1 tbsp. fat-free sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 2 tbsp. coconut creamer
- 3 tbsp. white chocolate sauce
- 1 tbsp half-and-half (optional, for extra creaminess)
Brew coffee and place in refrigerator to chill.
When coffee is chilled, add coffee, milks, sugar, coconut creamer, white chocolate, and half-and half to a blender. Add ice to fill blender 1/2-3/4 full. Blend about 1 minute or until smooth. Add more ice if necessary.
Serve topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of white chocolate sauce!
Add white chocolate and coconut to my grocery list. Need make this.
Neely Moldovan (@Neelykins)
I so wish I wasn’t allergic to coconut!
this looks so delicious..I am going to give it a try!
This looks so yummy!
Looks so good!
So, no way did I jump on that crazy unicorn frappuccino from Starbucks bandwagon!! That thing had 76 grams of sugar in it!! Your frap looks yums though!!!!
looks soooo good. Thanks for sharing!
Oh. My. Goodness. I think this beats the unicorn frapuccino.
Forget the unicorn frappuccino – this looks so mouth-watering!!!
I think this should possibly be illegal, it looks so good! Anything with coconut in it is a BIG deal for me.
WORD! This looks AMAZING! Thanks for sharing! I’m actually going to try this now! <3
Oh my!!! Watch our Starbucks!! This looks delish!! Thanks for sharing this recipe!