Keurig Recipes: Make Your Own Coffee Frappe And Save A Bundle
Summertime is coming and that means it will be time for sipping frosty beverages while you lounge on the deck. And one of my favorites is the Caramel Frappe that you get at your friendly neighborhood fast-food restaurant. You know the one I'm talking about, right? The one with the golden arches?
If you're hooked on those coffee frappes that you get at the drive thru then you're going to love this recipe to use your Keurig coffee maker to make your own coffee frappes for several reasons.
Reason To Make Keurig Coffee Frappes
Keurig recipes can save you a bundle
You Save a Bundle of Money - Those restaurant frappes cost more than $3 each. You can make them yourself for literally pennies when you use K-cup coffee you can find at discount prices online.
You Save a Bundle of Calories - Have you looked at the calorie count and the fat grams in those store bought frappes? Where talking 450 calories, 20 grams of fat, 130 mg of sodium and 61 carbs! Make your own coffee frappes for only 75 calories, 5 grams of fat and 15 carbs.
And with a Keurig single cup coffee maker it's so easy to make your own coffee frappes you'll never get one of those expensive, calorie-laden drive-thru frappes again!
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- 1 5.25 ounce cup of strong coffee - cooled
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 cups ice
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate sauce
- Brew a single small (5.25 ounce) size cup of coffee in your Keurig coffee maker and put it in the freezer to cool down while you assemble the rest of the ingredients. It just takes a few minutes to get the chill off.
- In a blender combine coffee, milk, sugar and ice. Blend until smooth. Top with whipped cream and your favorite chocolate sauce.
- When made with 1% milk this frappe only had 75 calories, .5 gram fat, 2.5 grams protein, 15 grams carbohydrates.
- For a Mocha Frappe simply add 3 Tablespoons of your favorite chocolate sauce into the blender with the other ingredients.
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Just Like The Caramel Frappe You Get At The Drive-Thru!
If I had all the money I've spent paying for those Caramel Frappes at the drive-thru - well, let's just say I wouldn't have to worry about paying for my French macarons habit anymore.
And if I'd been making my own Caramel Frappes all along I could also still fit into last summer's bathing suit! Those tasty little treats pack a whopping 450 calories - and 20 grams of fat!
Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, Island Coconut Seasonal
The Green Mountain Island Coconut K-cup is a seasonal flavor that's only available during the summer (or as part of larger cup mixes). Add in some chocolate sauce or syrup when you make your frappe for a taste that reminds your of Mounds candy bars.
Timothy's Kahlua Coffee
The only thing better than a frosty coffee frappe on a sweltering hot summer day is a frosty coffee frappe made with Kahlua flavored coffee!
Caramel Syrup For Your Caramel Frappes / Chocolate Syrup For Mocha Frappes
Add these flavored syrups to the other ingredients in your blender or just use them as a garnish with a little whipped cream. Either way, you're already pampering yourself with a coffee frappe. You can't leave out the best part!
Keurig B60 Special Edition Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System
If you have a Keurig coffee maker then you know that you can adjust the brewing strength. If you don't have a Keurig then you don't know what you're missing.
The Keurig B60 has 3 brewing size options - 5.25, 7.25, and 9.25oz. You use the same K-cup for any size but when you brew the smaller size you get a stronger cup of coffee.
In the afternoon, when you have time to drink a large mug of coffee, that 9.25oz size is great. But in the morning, when you're rushing to get out the door, then that 5.25 ounce cup packs just as much caffeine into a smaller cup.
And that smaller 5.25 ounce size is also the ideal strength for making Coffee Frappes!
And you only have to brew one cup of coffee instead of a whole pot!
© 2012 Nathalie Roy
What's Your Favorite Frappe Flavor At The Drive-Thru? - Do you plan on making frappes at home with your Keurig?
Brandi from Maryland on October 14, 2014:
I am a coffee fanatic and this sounds delicious! I will be trying this tomorrow...can't wait!
Margaret Schindel from Massachusetts on February 11, 2014:
This looks yummy! Thanks so much for sharing. Personally, a chocolate frappe will always be my favorite, but I'll definitely give this a try! :)
Susan Caplan McCarthy from Massachusetts, USA on February 11, 2014:
Oh, yum! If I use almond milk, I'll be able to avoid some of the unpleasant effects of drinking milk.
Lorelei Cohen on December 15, 2013:
My coffee maker decided to clunk out a couple weeks ago. Zujava just finished up a contest for a Keurig coffee maker but hasn't announced the winner yet. I'm hoping lol.
DivaChick LM on March 03, 2013:
Thanks for great recipes :-D
anonymous on February 09, 2013:
I love anything caramel or vanilla flavored!
Takkhis on February 05, 2013:
Thanks for the nice coffee recipe. Blessed!
Fox Music on February 02, 2013:
Thank you for sharing this delicious lens "How To Make A Coffee Frappe With Keurig K Cups"
ChuckDickens on January 22, 2013:
I never knew you could do this with the Keurig. Very cool! I'll have to go my friend's house and try making myself one...
anonymous on January 19, 2013:
I love the caramel frappes from Starbucks. Now you gave me a reason to guy buy a Keurig. Great lens!
Nancy Carol Brown Hardin from Las Vegas, NV on January 11, 2013:
We won a Keurig at a Christmas party, and I've never been the same since. I don't want to even look at my coffee pot. My favorite flavor for morning is Breakfast Blend, but I love a lot of the other flavors too. Blessed by a Squid Angel.
Heather Burns from Wexford, Ireland on January 09, 2013:
I'm a Caramel Macchiato person myself :)
anonymous on November 29, 2012:
I'm asking for a Keurig for Christmas now that I know this. I will soon be addicted to even hot coffee I'm sure.
waihou on October 19, 2012:
Great drink. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
colleenw1 on September 17, 2012:
I love caramel, is my favorite flavor. Thanks for sharing a sweet simple recipe for the Keurig!!
fullofshoes on June 17, 2012:
mocha.... and you have convinced me it's time to buy a Keurig. ~blessed~
brian_pelton on June 09, 2012:
I used to get caramel frappes but I'm always looking for ways to save money. I'm going to try this with my Keurig! Sweet lens!
OliviaDaughter LM on May 26, 2012:
domjohnson lm on May 20, 2012:
I love coffee, i'm going to make this! Thanks :)
anonymous on May 19, 2012:
@Lindrus: You great @Lindrus. I also make it myself.
ErinMac LM on May 19, 2012:
I love my coffee maker too. I need to find that island coconut one it sounds amazing!
Pmona LM on May 19, 2012:
I'm all for saving money, and your recipe definitely sounds worth trying, but most importantly I want to fit through the gates too!
Kiwisoutback from Massachusetts on May 19, 2012:
Starbucks has some cookie frappuccino right now that is pretty tasty, but it's so calorie rich I've only tried it once. I never thought of using my Keurig as an alternative, thanks for the tips! Blessed.
concept247 on May 19, 2012:
Great tips. Love coffee
dann7trdro lm on May 19, 2012:
jakealoo on May 18, 2012:
What an awesome recipe. I have a kuerig and the green mountain blend you showed sitting in my kitchen right now.
Very tempting :)
gamrslist on May 18, 2012:
i love coffee its what keeps me going in all forms thank you for sharing cool lens
biggking lm on May 18, 2012:
Honestly I am not a big frappe fan (thanks McDonalds) but Im sure my siblings wouldn't mind me making one.
anonymous on May 18, 2012:
magictricksdotcom on May 18, 2012:
Pumpkin spice is the favorite at our house
JZinoBodyArt on May 18, 2012:
cleanyoucar on May 18, 2012:
Great tips for coffee lovers like me yum!
nicks44 on May 18, 2012:
Looks real good ... I am already feeling thirsty ... Could you please wait a sec, I will go get myself a coffee ... Thanks! :)
Jethro from Philippines on May 18, 2012:
I love frappe from Starbucks! :)
sojourner-1 on May 17, 2012:
YUM from a coffeeholic...
anonymous on May 16, 2012:
I'm right behind you in saving money and what a tasty way to do it by having your favorite frappe and drinking it too! Congratulations on front page honors for this tasty treat!
blondebecky on May 16, 2012:
i want one! it looks so nice, thanks for this, im saving this for later as im gonna try to make this, thanks loadz
PamelaU on May 16, 2012:
Definitely mocha. Although I had a few cherry-flavoured chocolate ones last summer.
getmoreinfo on May 16, 2012:
I really like my cocoa coffee drinks, nice selection of Mocha Frappes.
ChrisShaefer on May 16, 2012:
This is an excellent lens, thank you for the hard work and effort you put into this.
I always love an informative publication that has some substance.
I have a few coffee articles of my own. Please stop by and share a little love.
Thanks again, 2 thumbs up and a LIKE for you!
dumutu on May 16, 2012:
Thank you, I'm a coffee lover and I like your lens :)
anonymous on May 16, 2012:
Not a big coffee drinker, but I may start after reading this.
thememorybooksh1 on May 16, 2012:
Awesome lens, Thank you very much for sharing it.
talkies lm on May 15, 2012:
What a great suggestion- freezing coffee to use as the ice base!
queenofduvetcover on May 15, 2012:
Yummy, thanks for sharing!
cynthiannleighton on May 15, 2012:
Wonderful lens! I've started using caffeine. This lens makes "frappe" appealing. Not had one so no idea of flavor!
intermarks on May 15, 2012:
Making my own coffee is what I like to do and this really save me a lot.
WriterJanis2 on May 15, 2012:
Congrats on making the home!
vBizeso on May 15, 2012:
Thanks for the Lens and i will buy this coffee maker
jammarti on May 14, 2012:
Thanks for sharing! Caramel would be great.
RachelDillin on May 14, 2012:
I don't drink these, but making them at home would be a good idea and money saver.
Jim Sterling from Franklin, Tennessee on May 14, 2012:
English toffee for me.
Mercedes Flores on May 14, 2012:
No, I like just the taste of coffee
kmyangel on May 14, 2012:
For sure i will buy this kind of coffee maker !
Dana Marie from St. Peters, MO on May 14, 2012:
Carmel is the BOMB!! :)
anonymous on May 14, 2012:
This is such a neat lens. I adore it. I have a Keurig and I really like it. Thanks so much for the recipe and tips, will surely have to try them. A Super SQUID LIKE!!!!
Sheila from Omaha, NE on May 13, 2012:
Congrats, front page neighbor!! I'm a total Keurig convert for just over a year now and a major coffee-holic. This lens is just wonderful info and so nicely done! And the coupon is awesome too! Blessed.
trendydad on May 13, 2012:
thanks for Frappe Recipe I love it
nightbear lm on May 13, 2012:
Your recipe could not be more delightful and I love my Kureg. I'm excited to try this. I love those golden arches ones. But can't have that much sugar and calories. thank you!! blessed.
MartieG aka 'survivoryea' from Jersey Shore on May 13, 2012:
Thanks for the coupon tip and the recipe! Nice lens :>)
Lindrus on May 13, 2012:
I don't really order them at the drive-thru... I always make my frappe myself, and they taste great!