by Philippa Lane
Make Your Own Ice Blended Drinks At Home and Save $$$!
I love ice blended Frappes and Frappucinos, but I do not like how expensive they are at coffee shops. I mean, the price can really add up if you buy one every week. Also, the high calories that most store bought ice blended beverages contain, can have a major effect on the waist line. After spending so much money on store bought ice blended drinks, I wondered if there was any way to make my own low calorie beverages at home quickly and inexpensively. I found exactly what I was looking for when I was given a Mr. Coffee 20- Once Frappe Maker. With this wonderful machine I can make delicious non-fat or low-fat frappes for less than thirty cents a day!
When I first opened the box and used the Frappe Maker for the first time, I was so excited. I read the simple directions that came with the machine, plugged it in, put my ingredients into the container, put some coffee and water into the top compartment, pushed the power button power to start the brewing process and another button to activate the blend/frappe process. After the green light started to flicker the machine turned on and the contents splattered all over me, my floor, and on the walls in my kitchen. Now, this happened because I was so excited to use the machine that I didn’t follow the directions the right way. The splattering occurred due to the lid not being secured properly. After fixing this issue, I tried again and voila! It worked great and produced a delicious low-fat frappe that was just as good as the ice-blended beverages that I would buy from Starbucks. I was so impressed with the results that I began to experiment with a variety of recipes and ingredients. Because I received the Mr. Coffee Frappe Maker in the summer, I started to use the machine on a daily basis about 3 times a day due to the hot weather. Now, that it is the fall season, I still use it almost every day.
Brews and blends at the touch of a button
Brew basket that is removable
Pulse button to control consistency
20-ounce dishwasher-safe blending jar
Includes recipe book with 20 recipes
Three minute blend-and-brew cycle
I believe the price of the machine pays for itself, because I make fewer trips to my local coffee shop, so I spend less money. The machine comes with an instructional booklet and a recipe book that gives you many delicious frappes to make. Actually the simplest frappe is ground coffee, milk, and sweetener with water and ice mixed all together. That is pretty basic and it tastes great.
You can make a decent ice blended drink with a blender, but since I do not own a blender I have been using this machine practically everyday. In the summer I used the machine around 3 times a day making a variety of frappes using green tea, peppermint tea, and decaffeinated coffee with vanilla. I use Stevia as a sweetener and nonfat milk most of the time, for a sugar free, low calorie, non-fat beverage. Sometimes I add a frozen banana to the frappes for protein.
If you like Frappes like I do and you want to save money, time, energy, and you want to make great tasting ice blended beverages in the comfort of your own home made just the way you want them, then the Mr. Coffee Frappe Maker may just be exactly what you are looking for.
You can find Mr. Coffee Frappe Maker at- http://www.mrcoffeecafefrappe.com
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