Frappuccinos!

First, here’s how we did it:
1. Sterilize some bottles. We boiled 5 Starbucks bottles (and their caps) for about 10 minutes.
2. Brew 12 oz. of vanilla flavored coffee.
3.
In a pot, mix coffee with 6 cups of whole milk, 1 cup of sugar, and a
little less than 1 tsp of powdered cocoa mix (might work fine with
Hershey syrup, but we used Nestle’s Carlos V mix).
4. Stir it up and ladle it into the bottles. Done in less than 20 minutes!

This
completely filled 5 bottles and would have mostly filled a 6th if we’d
had that many. It tastes really good! Not exactly like a frap, but it’s
our first batch, and it’s got its own personality.

Now, the
cost: A regular 4-pack of fraps at the grocery store costs $5, or
$1.25/bottle. A single bottle at a gas station is around $1.79.

Our total cost for all 5 bottles was $1.85. That’s $0.37/bottle. Unbelievable. It tastes even better when you know that!

As
I was mixing it, I was amazed at how much milk there was. When you buy
a frappuccino, you’re basically buying a bottle of milk with tiny
amounts of other flavorings in it.

The next time we try this,
we’ll cut back on the sugar a little (maybe 3/4 cup) and make the
coffee a little stronger. Now that we know how easy, fun, and cheap it is, I’m sure we’ll make more batches of Kurfee in the future, dadgummit.

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