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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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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2013 03:35:28 PM »

I'm not even a coffee fan and this sounds awesome!  Cheesy Hmmm maybe as a gift for other coffee lovers!
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2013 05:29:31 PM »

great tutorial, and I love all the recipes in the comments... I think I will need to try them all.
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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2013 01:11:21 AM »

Love this recipe. Thanks for sharing. I'm gonna try it out soon. I just have small question. How long can you store it in your frig berore it goes bad?
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2013 07:57:37 AM »

I'm gonna make some coffee right now!
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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2013 08:11:23 AM »

This is the coolest. Will definitely be trying. Thanks so much for sharing your grandmother's secret!!
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« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2013 12:03:00 PM »

Love this recipe. Thanks for sharing. I'm gonna try it out soon. I just have small question. How long can you store it in your frig berore it goes bad?

honestly, I don't know, it never sits in my fridge very long
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« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2013 12:38:50 PM »

Since it's just coffee and water, I'd imagine it would keep about as long as a simple syrup which I've kept 2-3 weeks in the fridge.  Just watch for mold inside the container lid.  Of course, you could add a little vodka to help extend the shelf life.  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2013 12:53:57 PM »

Adding vodka would surely make it disappear quicker. Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2013 06:26:55 PM »

I am making some right now. It is simmering on my stove. Can't wait to try it tomorrow.
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« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2013 07:09:42 PM »

teag! Thank you so much for this! I grew up in a family that used to by coffee syrup by the gallon jug (it was locally produced), and we could regularly order coffee shakes at McDonald's (It was odd to leave the area and get strange looks when ordering a coffee shake at a non-local McDonald's!). It would be a dangerous thing for me to have a gallon of coffee syrup in the house, so I love that now I can make my own in smaller quantities. And, I'm guessing I could even do a decaf version!

You are my hero... Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2013 08:17:33 PM »

 wow, I have never been someone's hero before  Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2013 06:44:28 AM »

Teag, thanks for this recipe. Even though this is a really simple recipe and I ought to be able to handle it, I have some questions Huh

I had two cups of coffee from Starbucks that were left over (I guess Ventis really are too big Roll Eyes). I simmered it for more than 90 minutes (it even boiled at some points, is that a problem?) and it didn't really reduce that much. How syrupy should it look. It doesn't look like maple syrup, and I don't have anything else to compare it to. Does it normally take that long?

Maybe I should only have tried one cup at a time.
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« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2013 07:41:50 AM »

wow, I have never been someone's hero before  Cheesy

If you knew how much I love coffee milk and how hard it was to find these days, you'd understand... I never would have started drinking coffee in the first place if I could have had a continuous coffee milk supply!
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« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2013 05:27:34 PM »

Teag, thanks for this recipe. Even though this is a really simple recipe and I ought to be able to handle it, I have some questions Huh

I had two cups of coffee from Starbucks that were left over (I guess Ventis really are too big Roll Eyes). I simmered it for more than 90 minutes (it even boiled at some points, is that a problem?) and it didn't really reduce that much. How syrupy should it look. It doesn't look like maple syrup, and I don't have anything else to compare it to. Does it normally take that long?

Maybe I should only have tried one cup at a time.

It doesn't get too thick but will thicken some when it is cold-  in no way will it be as thick as maple syrup

As far as boiling it should be fine I said simmer so that the liquid doesn't boil away too quickly and burn
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Just in time for summer! YUM!   Grin
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« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2013 03:05:11 PM »

I'd want to pour it over ice cream! Yummo!  Wink
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« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2013 12:28:33 PM »

I am TOTALLY going to do this! I always make just a bit too much coffee and I feel so bad throwing it out!
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« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2013 10:25:45 PM »

Sounds great! can't wait to try it out this summer! what would you add if you want it to be vanilla or chocolate kind? do you just add flavored creamer or i dont know? i love vanilla frappacino, maybe some vanilla extract? ideas on how much of what?
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« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2013 10:47:03 AM »

What a great idea!!  I've saved and chilled plain coffee before to add to milk, but coffee syrup sounds MUCH yummier!!
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« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2013 01:37:08 PM »

I've made some!! I'm so excited to try it with milk tomorrow Cheesy

I would put a warning for people who don't have a real sweet tooth - I used 2 coffee to 3/4 sugar by volume, and it tastes SUPER sweet to me.. Next time I will do 2:1/4 or something like that.. way less sugar and hope it will still thicken up. My 2 - 3/4 is currently cooling, so I'm yet to see how thick it gets Cheesy
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« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2013 02:20:34 PM »

I tried it - it was DELICIOUS!

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« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2013 03:00:45 PM »

I finally got to the store to get some milk today. I decided to spoil myself and get 2%, so when I make some coffee syrup tomorrow, I can pretend I'm a kid again Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2013 10:00:24 PM »

I tried it - it was DELICIOUS!



it is isn't it? I am so glad you liked the recipe
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« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2013 06:14:52 AM »

The coffee is brewed (all I had was decaf, but that's okay!), and once I have a cup or two, I can get started!
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« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2013 03:22:29 PM »

I made mine last night and it's fantastic! I finished off the 2% with a hearty dose of syrup. Good thing I only had a little bit of milk left- I could have had a half gallon to drink!

Today, I had to switch back to skim milk (vacation is over, the diet is on, so goodbye 2%!). At least it makes the milk taste good!

I started up with 3 cups of coffee and ended up filling a jar, with some leftover (which I dumped into my milk). I am a very happy gal right now!
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LOl It is very addictive, but so much better than the premade stuff and sooo easy, a little too easy
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« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2013 04:53:36 PM »

I think I have a vanilla bean stashed in the cupboard, and I might add that in to soak in the next batch... Oh, the possibilities!
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« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2013 03:50:32 PM »

I made this! Working from home I'm usually the only one drinking coffee so I frequently have too much of it sitting around after I've had my fill. I just saved up the leftovers and used that. Smiley It's actually too sweet for my personal tastes but knowing that I'll just reduce the sugar next time. (I will definitely make it again!)
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What wonderful memories this evokes for me!  My mother would make us girls a drink similar to this - a tall glass of cold milk, with lots of sugar, and two or three tablespoons of coffee.  Mummmmmm good!
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