8.12.2014

Homemade Iced Coffee Drinks - Mr. Coffee Frappe Maker and Caramel Macchiatos





It's late afternoon, I need a pick-me-up but I am not in the mood for hot coffee.  It's 90 degrees out and an iced coffee sounds great, a caramel macchiato version even better.

So I made it.

Much easier than running to the local coffee shop and having to spend 5 bucks on a drink.  And... I get to make it my way, with my ingredients.  Sugar free syrups, flavored coffees. Mixtures of ingredients I want to put together without being charged an extra $.50 per addition.  Whipped cream, skim milk, coconut milk, sugar free vanilla syrup, caramel..  I chose!

This is one of those small appliances that so many people don't even know exist unless someone tells them.  So I am telling people!  It's the Mr. Coffee 20-Ounce Frappe Maker and it's an appliance I am still using about 2 or 3 times a week after about a year.  I use it for iced coffee drinks of all kinds, but I also find myself using it to crush ice for homemade icee's as well as making frozen margaritas and more.  It's a coffee maker and a blender all in one.



  

Details & Features

No need to have barista know-how to create a gourmet frappe. With Mr. Coffee® Café Frappe, you simply add ground coffee or teabags to the brew basket, place ice and additional frappe ingredients into the blender jar and, with the touch of a button, your frappe is blended. The brew basket and blending jar are dishwasher safe, so clean up is quick and easy too. More selection than the coffeehouse menu, the Mr. Coffee® Café Frappe recipe book (included with purchase) features over 20 delicious and decadent recipes for coffee and tea-based frappes and even ice cream frappes.
  • Brew and blend with the touch of a button
  • Removable brew basket for easy cleaning
  • 20 oz dishwasher-safe blending jar
  • Convenient pulse button for smooth consistency
  • Fast, 3-minute blend & brew cycle
  • 20 recipes included
It comes with a booklet of recipes (as you saw above in the description)but once you use it a few times you'll find yourself improvising your own drinks.  And if you need a little more help - check out all the recipes on the Mr. Coffee site - recipes.