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Hi Bold Bakers!
There are very few days when I don’t crave a frappuccino. As a Starbucks fanatic, I’m well acquainted with their endless menu of blended beverages and have even made some of my own Starbucks copycat recipes. After the success of my Homemade Starbucks Frappuccinos and Starbucks Secret Menu Frappuccinos, I have been inundated with requests for a classic Caramel Frappuccino. Lo and behold, Starbucks just released their new Ultra Caramel Frappuccino so I’m here to boldly conquer their newest addition.
What is a Frappuccino?
A frappuccino, trademarked by Starbucks, is a blended drink that’s perfect for hot summer days…or if you’re like me, all 365 days of the year. They commonly have a coffee or cream base that’s blended with ice and topped with a generous dollop of whipped cream. Frappuccinos can also be called frappes. These beloved drinks may come with less-than-beloved ingredients such as rich, complex syrups. My homemade recipes use ingredients you can easily find in your cupboard.
The Ultra Caramel Frappuccino and Cold Brew Mocha Whipped Cream
The Ultra Caramel Frappuccino goes heavy handed on the caramel and for a good reason. As you may have guessed from my Best Ever Blondies, I have an insatiable fondness for caramel. It is no wonder that I love a good Caramel Frappuccino. The Ultra Caramel Frappuccino includes five layers packed with sweet white chocolate, mocha cold brew, whipped cream, caramel sauce, blended caramel coffee, more cold brew whipped cream and a final layer of caramel sauce.
Creating the Caramel Sauce
Let’s start with the main event. This Frappuccino has an amazing caramel flavor, and it is simple to make my Signature Caramel Sauce to boot. In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the water and sugar over medium heat. Whisk constantly until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture starts to bubble, then turn the heat to high and bring to a boil. Once boiling, you can stop stirring and watch as your mixture transforms into a beautiful amber color – taking somewhere between 8-12 minutes. Once you’ve achieved that pretty gold color, carefully and slowly whisk in the heavy cream and the mixture will bubble. Mix in the butter, one cube at a time until everything is incorporated then remove your pan from the heat. Now you have my signature caramel recipe for a truly Ultra Caramel Frappuccino.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Make your favorite Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino recipe at home with just a few simple ingredients including my Signature Caramel Sauce recipe.
Author: Gemma Stafford
- 1/2 cup (4floz/115ml) milk
- 1/2 cup (4floz/115ml) strongly brewed coffee
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons caramel sauce
- 14 ice cubes
Cold Brew Mocha Whipped Cream
- 1/2 cup (4floz/115ml) heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup cup (1 1/2/43g) white chocolate , melted
- 2 tablespoons strongly brewed coffee
- 1 tablespoon caramel sauce
Mocha Whipped Cream
Using a hand mixer or stand mixer whip the cream until soft peaks form.
Add in the melted white chocolate, coffee and caramel sauce and continue mixing until stiff peaks form. Taste and transfer to a piping bag fitted with a large piping nozzle and place in the fridge until needed.
In a high power blender, combine milk, sugar, coffee, caramel sauce, vanilla and ice cubes. Blend on a high speed until thick and smooth.
Assembling the Ultra Caramel Frappucino
In a large glass pipe a big swirl of the mocha whipped cream.
Drizzle in about 1/2 tablespoon caramel sauce over the cream.
Pour over the Frappucino mix until it almost reaches the top of the glass.
Pipe another big swirl of mocha cream on top followed by even more caramel sauce. Grab a straw and enjoy!!
Add more ice cubes if you wants the caramel frappacino thicker.
My caramel sauce includes salt. Feel free to leave that out if you wish, however it does work well with the caramel.
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