McDonald's Caramel Frappe copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur

McDonald's Caramel Frappe

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McDonald's contribution to the frozen coffee drink battle is a concoction that’s similar Starbucks super popular Frappuccino, but the Caramel Frappe is a much creamier creation. Many would say that’s a big plus. Starbucks doesn't use cream in their trademark beverage, but the McDonald’s drink includes both cream and milk: aka half-and-half. 

For my McDonald's Caramel Frappe recipe below, you'll want to hunt down some caramel that comes in a squirt bottle (Hershey or Starbucks is good) so that you can easily drizzle it over the whipped cream topping.

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  • 1 1/4 cups strong cold coffee
  • 2/3 cup caramel topping (Hershey or Starbucks brand)
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half
  • 3 cups of ice
  • Canned whipped cream
  • Caramel topping
Do This

1. Combine the coffee with caramel topping in a blender. Blend for 1 minute or until the caramel is dissolved into the coffee.

2. Add the half-and-half and ice and blend for 15 seconds or until the ice is crushed and the drink is smooth.

3. Top each drink with whipped cream, then drizzle caramel over the whipped cream in a sweeping motion.

Tidbits: Wanna kick some calories out of this drink? Use Fat-free half-and-half (which is made mostly from skim milk) in this recipe to replace some or all the regular half-and-half. It's 1/3 the calories of the full-fat product.

Makes 2 medium drinks.

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