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« on: April 02, 2013 08:22:21 PM »

The first time I tasted Starbuck's Frappaccino I was instantly transported to my grandmother's
kitchen table, happily chatting, while savoring a tall glass of what my grandmother called coffee milk
(who knew she was so fashionable way back then)



My Grandmother, a depression Baby, as she often referred to herself, never threw anything away,
especially a costly commodity like coffee- everyday after the morning meal was done she take what was
left of the morning coffee and saved it in a glass jug in the fridge until she had enough to make her coffee syrup-

Today I want to pass along her recipe for coffee syrup and it requires just two ingredients-



the first ingredient is Coffee of course and the second is sugar



for every two cups of coffee I use 3/4 cup of sugar
(if you want your syrup sweeter you can use 2 cups coffee to one cup sugar)

Place your coffee and sugar in a pan and whisk until the sugar has dissolved



Place on stove over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, allow the coffee mixture to simmer
until the coffee mixture reduces to about half and thickens enough to coat a spoon


allow your coffee syrup to cool slightly before pouring into a glass container, and to fully cool
before storing in the refrigerator. The coffee syrup will thicken more when it is cold.
(Reducing the coffee intensifies the coffee flavor so you don't need much to make a frappaccino.)



To make a frappaccino pour yourself a glass of milk and add your coffee syrup to taste,
( I use about two tablespoons of syrup to 12 ounces of milk) stir, throw in a couple of ice cubes,
sit back and savor the goodness.

Besides being extremely economical - the taste is unbeatable, there are no preservatives and you control what goes into it

How can you not love that?
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013 08:41:58 PM »

You win.  LOL!  I love this, and now i know what to make once I'm all full up on coffee ice cubes.  And on a good day, Hubby will make far to much coffee, and I'd be able to make a ton of syrup!  And i love a frap in the summer months.  Thanks for sharing Grandmas recipe!

Ha! ETA: I didn't even realize this was a challenge entry when I wrote 'You win." lol Smiley  It really is a thorough tute!
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013 09:26:00 PM »

LOL Belladune. I didn't think you would make up your mind that easily. Teag, I think I could do this. I didn't realize it was milk and then coffee syrup added. I love this and will try it.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013 09:27:17 PM »

hey, it's coffee.  It's already got an upper hand! LOL  Looooves me some coffee. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2013 10:21:16 PM »

Dude, I'm pinning that!
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2013 01:16:30 AM »

love love love this idea..
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2013 04:31:13 AM »

Oooooh.  Get in my belly!  Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2013 08:07:31 AM »

Yum!  I bet this would be awesome if you threw it in a blender with some ice cubes. 
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2013 01:02:46 PM »

yes it would and over ice cream too, coffee sundae any one?
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2013 01:04:05 PM »

What a lovely tutorial for the upcoming summer months in the outdoors!  yummy!

Throw in a bit of vodka and some vanilla and you can make it an adult beverage... Cheesy
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