Homemade Salted Caramel Frappuccino Recipe – my favorite coffee shop drink in it’s lighter, homemade version. So easy and absolutely delicious!
These past two days has been absolutely gorgeous here in Kansas. Sunny mornings, upper 70s, light breeze – perfection! Warm, sunny days have me craving iced coffee drinks with a tall whipped cream topping. And a drizzle of caramel. Yes, definitely a drizzle of caramel.
It’s also so much more fun to enjoy my favorite frappe while reading a book on the patio, enjoying the outdoors and watching my kiddos playing on their swing set. Not in a car, trying to navigate traffic.
Add a slow cooker dinner that cooks itself (oh, how I love those!!) and I can have a really relaxing afternoon. Spring is in full bloom and I want to soak up every drop of sunshine I can. I didn’t realize how much I was craving it until this month. Waking up to birds happily chirping, sun rays falling into our bedroom through window blinds, fresh breeze – all that gives me energy and puts a smile on my face.
This frappuccino takes 40 seconds of high speed in my blender and another ten to be dressed up with a generous swirl of whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. I used ice, strong coffee, half-n-half, caramel sauce and vanilla extract to make this delicious mixture. Few ingredients, under a minute in a blender and I had a tall frappuccino ready for sipping. It’s not too sweet, so adjust the amount of caramel sauce to your own taste. You can use a coconut whipped cream to make it even skinnier. Most of all, enjoy it outdoors – it’s the best that way!
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1/2 cup to 3/4 strong coffee depends how strong you want it
- 1/3 cup half and half
- 3 Tablespoons to 5 salted caramel sauce OR regular caramel sauce + 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- whipped cream optional
Place all ingredients (except whipped cream) in a blender.
Blend on smoothie setting if using Blendtec blender OR on high for 30 seconds.
Pour into a glass, garnish with whipped cream and additional caramel sauce drizzle.