Homemade Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino

Since I had leftover bittersweet chocolate and salted caramel sauces from yesterday’s mini doughnuts, I thought I’d put them to good use and create one heck of a decadent blended coffee drink.

I know that this little tidbit makes the internet rounds periodically, but it bears repeating in case anybody with a major Starbucks habit is looking to save some cash: xanthan gum is the key to those smooth, creamy and non-separating Frappuccinos.

Luckily those of us who eat gluten-free probably already have a stash in our pantry or freezer.  Everybody else: hit up a health food store, Amazon, or even the gluten-free section of your local supermarket.  Yes, those little bags of xanthan gum are pricy, but a little goes a long way…

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Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:

* 1 cup very strong coffee, chilled
* 1-1/2 cups ice
* milk or cream, to taste
* sugar, to taste
* 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum
* whipped cream, for garnish
* salted caramel sauce
* bittersweet chocolate sauce

Directions:

Combine the coffee, ice, milk, sugar, and xanthan gum in a Vitamix or blender jar. Blend until smooth. Top with whipped cream, salted caramel sauce, and bittersweet chocolate sauce.

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2 Responses to “Homemade Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino”

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    marissa — February 5, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    this looks fantastic I hope you'll add this to my What We Wore and Made Party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

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    Simply Tia — February 6, 2012 at 1:35 am

    This looks really good!!!! I am going to try this soon.

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