I love recipe knock offs, and I've finally come up with one of my own!  Okay so it was super simple and I don't deserve to much credit.... but I took something that I love and made it at home!  Hello McDonald's Caramel Frappe!
What you need-
Regular strength Hazelnut coffee (I used dunkin donuts brand)
Whole milk
Caramel syrup (ice cream topping kind)

Fill your blender 3/4 of the way full with ice.  Pour in your coffee to about 1/3 of your blender, fill the rest of the way (to the top of the ice) with whole milk.  Add 4-6 tables spoons (per  16oz serving) of caramel syrup and blend.  I use this convenient little single serving blender (it's Hamilton Beach if your interested, like $15, nothing special) but it works great because it has a coffee cup like lid that you can drink right out of the blending cup.  Less dishes to wash! 

So you will go from this.....

To this.....

If you really want to get authentic you can top with whipped cream and a drizzle of your caramel sauce.  I have been working at my waistline and have managed to trim off 23 pounds so although I LOVE whipped cream, I will do without.  I have no idea if my ingredients are even close to the original, I can't help but assume it's some sugary mix that gets blended with about a bazillion calories.  So I'm hoping that not only is my version a whole heck of a lot cheaper.... but it might be a bit less of a guilt pleasure as well. 
 If you prefer the Mocha Frappe (like Galoshes does) you could try chocolate syrup, or maybe some cocoa powder mixed in.  Go nuts, I'll stick to the caramel!


  1. I did a version of this on y blog a couple weeks ago.


    I'll have to try out your recipe and test the differences. I definatly think yours will have less sugar which is a huge plus!! Hull!!!

  2. So yummy but so dangerous to make these at home. Watch out cuz the calories will catch up with you. At least they did with me by making yummy coffee drinks at home. Hard to resist.


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  4. Yum, what a great idea. I have been eying that single serving blender for smoothies also. I haven't purchased it yet, but maybe I will now!

  5. Looks yummy... But I hate coffee.. hehe Guess I'm outta luck

  6. Looks delish, and if you can lose weight with it, I'm all for it!

  7. Looks great, I'll definitely have to try this. Thanks!



  8. Thanks so much! Those McDonalds frappes are one of the very few "expensive" treats my husband likes. He'll be thrilled that I know how to make them at home now. :)

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