Caramel and Coconut Milk Shakes with Somoa Flavored Coffee Creamer

Updated 2017:  I don't believe this product is made any longer but you can use a blender and adapt recipes to whatever machine you are using.  I also updated 2 links at the bottom of the post to similar items currently available through Amazon instead of the Frappe Maker.

(This is my Mr. Coffee Frappe Machine... but you can use a blender!)

I love finding new recipe ideas but I can go through printer ink like there is no tomorrow printing all the recipes off, so sometimes I scribble them down by hand.  Other times I copy them to a word document to 'print later when I have plenty of ink to spare' (which is never) and still other times I bookmark the site in my browser under a file "recipes" so I can go back to it.

And do you know what happens about half the time?  I go back to the recipe and it's GONE.  The website has moved or deleted the page so I get a 404 page not found.  There went a recipe I wanted. I have to be honest, I didn't recall saving this one, but I saw it in my files, saved from the Coffee-Mate site.

BUT the reason I had an interest in this one was that I was going to tweak it to a COFFEE DRINK.

By using these basic ingredient ideas but tweaking it with 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee or espresso in my Mr. Coffee Frappe Maker,I was going to have a yummy Caramel and Coconut Coffee Milk Shake.   And just in case they take the recipe off their site, I didn't want it to get 'lost'.  And if they don't have the coffee creamer, no worries.  Torani Syrups work wonders and make amazing drinks, and as of today's posting I did find the powdered Girl Scout Coffee-Mate online at Amazon (see the bottom of this post for the link).

Caramel and Coconut Milk Shakes

2 cups vanilla or chocolate light ice cream
1 cup refrigerated unsweetened coconut milk (not canned) or lowfat 1% milk
2 tablespoons NESTLÉ® Coffee-Mate GIRL SCOUTS® Caramel & Coconut Flavor Liquid Coffee Creamer
1 tablespoon caramel syrup or NESTLÉ La Lechera Dulce de Leche (squeezable bottle)
Toasted coconut flakes (optional)
Chocolate shavings (optional)

Place ice cream, milk and Coffee-mate in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Swirl caramel syrup around inside of 2 glasses. Divide milk shake between glasses. Garnish milk shakes with coconut and chocolate.
*I will be adding 1/2 cup strong, black coffee or espresso to make this a yummy coffee version!!!

Torani Sugar Free Coconut Syrup, 750mL Nestle Coffee-mate Girl Scouts Caramel & Coconut Powdered Non-dairy Creamer 15 Ounce
Torani Caramel Sauce, 16.5 oz Squeeze Bottle
Torani Caramel Syrup, 750 ml

You might also be interested in similar items available though Amazon as the Mr. Coffee Frappe Maker is getting very difficult to find.  I don't believe they make it anymore.  (2017)

Mr. Coffee Iced Cafe - Iced Coffee Maker

Ninja Coffee Bar Single-Serve System with Built-In Frother