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    1/2 man,1/2 bear,1/2 pig ManBearPig's Avatar
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    I've figured out Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino

    After weeks on end of daily trips to Starbucks for my favorite $4 treat, I was determined to curb my evil ways and frivolous spending habits. I believe I have now unlocked the secret formula to Starbuck's famous Mocha Frappuccino (Starbucks and Frappuccino are registered trademarks of Starbucks, LLC).

    1/2 cup milk
    1 tablespoon cocoa powder (unsweetened)
    about 1-1/2 oz espresso, to taste*
    3 tablespoons sugar
    1 cup ice.

    Blend everything but the ice, until sugar and coffee are dissolved. It helps to add the cocoa and hot coffee together to help dissolve the cocoa. Next, add ice and blend on one of the lower speed settings. Pour and enjoy. Then laugh at the suckas paying $4.

    *You have a choice when it comes to coffee. Starbucks actually uses double strength Italian roast, but you have to either brew with extra grounds or run once-brewed coffee thru twice. If you choose double-strength coffee, use about 1/3 cup. I happen to have a high-pressure Nespresso capsulized espresso maker, so espresso is a more convenient choice for me and doesn't seem to deviate noticeably from the flavor at Starbucks.
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    If I can figure out where you are, I'll be on my way over for a cup of that. Looks delicious!

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    Uh oh someone got high.

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    - excellent job! will print this out, then give your efforts a try...

    - we need more stuff like this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonFixed
    RIPOFF RIPOFF RIPOFF!

    you have to *pay* for any of the recipes!

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    Holy crap thats a lot of sugar for one drink!
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    The fact is that most peoples sense of what rides well is easily overcome by their sense of what looks cool.

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    Thanks, but I take regular coffee, black.....no cream, no sugar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix
    Thanks, but I take regular coffee, black.....no cream, no sugar.
    +1, thats whats up
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    The fact is that most peoples sense of what rides well is easily overcome by their sense of what looks cool.

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    You forgot the pectin for that slightly thick mouth feel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjvw
    You forgot the pectin for that slightly thick mouth feel!

    No, no, no...I deliberately left out pectin, because my research indicates it is unnecessary. I experimented with pectin-based recipes other people posted online, and determined it is a cop-out. Pectin is an unnecessary thickener; the proper ration of ice gives the drink the proper consistency, as it comes from Starbucks. Plus, pectin can make you constipated (it is administered to combat the d-word). Leave it out.
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    1/2 man,1/2 bear,1/2 pig ManBearPig's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen
    If I can figure out where you are, I'll be on my way over for a cup of that. Looks delicious!

    Houston, TX sweetie. Give me a shout when you come to town, and I'll blend us up a batch. The above recipe makes enough for TWO!
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    Witness the balance of nature. Pectin makes you constipated, but coffee makes you poop.

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    Towlie you stole my ex avatar I am very angry YAAH!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by linux_author
    RIPOFF RIPOFF RIPOFF!

    you have to *pay* for any of the recipes!
    that's teh lame. very teh lame.

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    1/2 man,1/2 bear,1/2 pig ManBearPig's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by maximan1
    Towlie you stole my ex avatar I am very angry YAAH!!!

    Your join date? September, 2006.

    My join date -- May, 2004.

    My Towlie avatar takes precedence.
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    You forgot PEOPLE!

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    Hi,
    great idea. Here are some things to try... Starbucks espresso is nothing special. Try some Northern Italian
    Espresso from Terroir Coffee. You can also just brew up some good coffee and I used to grind good coffee
    fine and use it in my espresso machine.

    Next up is milk. Canned milk can be dandy in these drinks. I sometimes mix canned and lite soymilk 50/50.

    Caramel instead of sugar adds character and a touch of thickness. I don't use it often, and never with chocolate. Heat a genrous amount with milk of choice, then froth and add coffee. I call it Coffee Froth.

    You also have lots of choices where chocolate is concerned, but laziness tends to take over here.
    I usually just throw in Ghiradelli Ground Chocolate.

    Oh, I see you are one of those pod people, so you can't use Terroir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Towlie
    I believe I have now unlocked the secret formula to Starbuck's famous Mocha Frappuccino (Starbucks and Frappuccino are registered trademarks of Starbucks, LLC).
    Good job, man - I will try this out. Also, have you accomadated for the extra ice needed that the espresso melts? I find that sometimes they do not add enough ice at the stores. Now that you have mastered this, please attempt to replicate the Sweeten Iced Green Tea Lemonade - my favorite Summer Drink next to Sam's Summer Ale

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    Isn't that just a chilled mocha?

    I like chilled white mochas...not a fan of the dark.

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    I hate when I order one of those and forget to tell them no whipped cream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtPedalerB
    I hate when I order one of those and forget to tell them no whipped cream.
    Man, it's ALL about the whipped cream. You burn that off in the first 15 miles or so, anyway....
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    My favorite drink is a white mocha no whipped no foam skim milk (seriously, foam is gay, just about the dumbest thing in culinary since....well....naw its the dumest).

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    I decided to make one using coffee [good coffee, not starbucks ****], half & half, and Met-RX protein powder [chocolate]. It was great.
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