Make A Starbucks Frappuccino For $0.32

It’s a common frugal tip to save money by making your own coffee instead of buying $3.50 drinks every day. But that is sometimes easier said than done, especially if you like harder-to-reproduce drinks like Starbucks Frappuccino.
Luckily, Squawkfox has figured out how make a Frappuccino for 92% less the cost of buying them in the store. The secret ingredient? Xanthan gum, a food thickener. With a little bit of that plus coffee, milk, and sugar, this recipe is supposed to taste just like the Starbucks version:

Starbucks Frappuccino

    1 C double-strength Starbucks coffee OR 3/4 cup fresh espresso (cold)
    3/4 C milk
    3 Tbs sugar (or to taste)
    2 C ice
    Pinch of xanthan gum OR 1 tsp dry pectin


Brew the coffee. Combine ingredients in a blender with the ice. Blend. Pour the drink into a cup. Top with whip cream and chocolate syrup, if desired.

Looks tasty, doesn’t it? [Lifehacker]

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  1. I have done the same thing, but use 1/4c (+/- to taste) canned sweetened condensed milk instead of the milk, sugar and xantham gum…( a bit easier to find, no?)
    try that and see how it compares…be interested to know your thoughts


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