If you're anything like us, we're willing to bet that you spend a good deal of your summer fighting the urge to spend all your money at Starbucks, and another good chunk of time (and money) in line waiting for your Frappuccino to come out.
While we love ourselves a Frappuccino -- and the chance to win free Starbucks for life -- you can save a lot of money by making yourself a tasty frappe at home. Plus, if you're counting calories, want to use an ingredient they don't have, or just enjoy the satisfaction of wowing your loved ones with successful home cooking, you'll find that using your own blender is the way to go.
Pro-tip: If you're hooked on the good stuff from 'bux and want your copycat recipe to be a dead ringer, pick up some xanthan gum from your local health foods store. A dash of it (start with around 1/8 of a teaspoon) will make your frappe every bit as smooth, thick and creamy as they get it in the store.
Replace your drive-through addiction with this classic and easy-to-make treat.
Are you a caramel lover? We got you covered.
Strawberries are cheap in the summer, so you'll save a ton of money on this one. Enjoy!
Craving something sweet and fruity, just like you can get on the Starbucks secret menu? Look no further.
The best part of making this at home is that you can add actual cereal to it for a superior crunch. If you don't have maple syrup, swap it out for a little light brown sugar (use about 1/3 more than they do in the video) and a dash of cinnamon.
If you enjoy sweet, creamy frappes but also love strong coffee, you'll go nuts for this espresso-topped ice cream dessert.
This morning treat uses vanilla Greek yogurt, so it's a little bit healthier but still every bit as delicious as the others.
If you love frothy sweet frappes, try this Greek-style iced coffee for a sweet, strong and light twist on your everyday caffeine fix.
Kick your usual Starbucks fare up a notch with bittersweet chocolate sauce and salted caramel.
The best part of making this copycat drink from home is that you can swap out wafer cookies for Oreos – or whatever other cookie your heart desires.
Because -- gasp -- sometimes you aren't always in the mood for coffee. So we hear, anyway.