I haven’t had coffee in 6 weeks, but this warm weather is making me reminisce of summer days with a Frappuccino in hand. Unfortunately, the ones from Starbucks are filled with sugar, dairy (or soy) and a bunch of other junk, so I came up with a Paleo frappuccino. Here are the ingredients in the Starbucks version:
Ice, Milk, Coffee Frappuccino Syrup [Sugar, Water, Salt, Natural And Artificial Flavour, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Caramel Color], Coffee, Whipped Cream [Cream (Cream, Milk, Mono And Diglycerides, Carrageenan), Vanilla Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid)], Mocha Sauce [Water, Sugar, Cocoa Processed With Alkali, Vanillin].
My version has a lot fewer ingredients and can be whipped up at pretty much anytime with ingredients you most likely already have on hand. Just throw them all in the blender and voila! You’ve got yourself a Paleo frappuccino!
So here’s my substitute! I know, I know…a Frappuccino is hardly “Paleo,” but at least it’s a pretty clean version of this delicious drink! And on a hot summer day, sometimes you just want a cool, refreshing drink that makes you feel like you’re “cheating.” 😛
Paleo Frappuccino (makes 2 small/medium servings)