31 July, 2013

Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino or Strawberry Frappe Recipe | How to Make Starbucks Styled Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino

Learn how to make Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino or Strawberry Frappe | Strarbucks styled Strawberries and Creme Frappucciono recipe

It’s 1:15 in the afternoon as I watch the little angelic face so close to my face as we share our pillow. His head is nestled safely in the crook of my arms while his legs are tucked close to my body. The only noise I hear is the whirring sound of pedestal fan that is over working to keep us cool in this hot summer day. The two windows in our bedroom are wide open bringing in warm breeze, making the light coloured curtains flutter and flow.


Starbucks styled creamy and delicious Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino or Strawberry Frappe

I continue to watch this little sweet face that is so like the man I love and I try to find my features as I always do! His checks are flushed red as they always do when he is fast asleep and the bow like curve of his pink lips begs to be kissed! I do what they asked me to do... I plant a kiss on his cheek and lips and I wonder as I run my fingers through his silky dark brown hair, one feature that he has inherited from me or to be precise from my Amma. The cute little button nose he got from his paternal grandma is nothing like my sharp nose and neither is the fair complexion of his skin like his dad as I am blessed with dark milk chocolate skin colour. The dark long lashes fanning his cheeks remind of my baby brother and the big ears protruding out are something he inherited from my father.


Strawberry Frappuccino or Strawberry Frappe

I slowly remove Lil Dumpling’s hand wrapped around my neck and inspect the dimpled hands. They fit my small palms, bit too big for a boy who is just 3 years old and I worry it won’t be a long time before they grow bigger than mine! I turn his hands and inspect the fingers and nails. No, they are not like mine either! May be that nail in his little finger is just like mine or may be not! I slowly raise my head and lift his one feet resting on my hips and check his toes and feet! I sigh as I don’t see any resemblance to my own feet! This little person whom I gave birth to has none of my features! This little boy who grew in my womb sharing my flesh and blood, and matching his heart beats to mine has none of my features at all! Is that even a possibility?! I wonder...


Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino or Strawberry Frappe

I hear him mumble in his sleep as he calls my name and I tuck him closer to my body. His perfumed breaths tease my nose and I watch in amazement as Lil Dumpling smiles in his dream. Ah... He must be dreaming of chasing bumble bees in the garden or is it that blowing bubble that made him smile in his dream?! And then i see it! That smile... That sweet smile playing on his rosy lips! It looks so familiar... Yes, he did inherit my feature after all! He’s got my smile. A shy smile which makes his lips quiver and turn them like an arched bow. Yes... He’s got my smile. A sweet smile that makes his eyes glows like stars. Yes... He’s got my smile and laugh too... That makes our eyes crinkle and water as he hold on to our tummy laughing! Yes... He’s got my smile and laugh... That makes everyone laugh with us! I continue to gaze at this perfect little boy whom I carried for 9 months in my womb and say a little prayer of thank you!

Home grown organic Strawberries

Strawberry Frappuccino or Strawberry Frappe

Today I am sharing with you a recipe that made both of us smile...a lot! :) It is Strawberry Frappe or Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino. My love for Strawberry Frappe or Strawberry Frappuccino goes long back to the days of my school days where it was served in one of my favourite cafes. Once sip at this creamy goodness and I became its fan for the lifetime! It was my cup of comfort food. Sweet, cold, creamy and absolutely delicious to the very last drop! So when I stumbled on this recipe of Starbucks styled Strawberries and Creme Frapuccino or Strawberry Frappe at Divya’s blog Chef in You, I knew it is going to taste very close to what I have been trying to recreate all these years. And to my delight it did taste very, very close to the Strawberry Frappe or Strawberry Frappuccino served in my favourite coffee shop. Made with home grown organic strawberries which were picked by the little hands, it added that extra special bit to already delicious sip! It is very rich drink loaded with calories, but it is also once time indulgence you can dive into! Try this Strawberry Frappe or Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino this summer and see yourself falling in head over heels in love with it! :)

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Hulled Strawberries for Strawberry Frappe or Frappucciono

Stewed Strawberries

Ingredients for for Strawberry Frappe or Frappucciono

Strawberry Frappuccino or Strawberry Frappe


Strawberry Frappuccino or Strawberry Frappe (Strarbucks styled Strawberries and Creme Frappucciono recipe)
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Recipe Level: Easy or Beginner
Spice Level: N/A
Serves: 3-4 people
Recipe Inspiration: Chef in You
Shelf Life: Best served fresh
Serving Suggestion: Chilled on hot summer days

Ingredients:
2 cups Strawberries (Around 12-15 strawberries)
1½ Cups Vanilla Ice Cream
2 cups Chilled Milk (I used semi-skimmed milk)
½ cup Fresh Cream
¼ - ½ cups Sugar (Adjust as per taste)
Whipped Cream (Optional. I didn’t use any)
Strawberry Frappuccino or Strawberry Frappe

Method:
  1. Wash and clean the strawberries and hull them. Slice them into halves and cut each halves into 2-3 equal pieces. Take 1/3rd of the strawberries and chop them to small pieces. Keep them aside until needed.
  2. Take 1/3rd of these strawberries and place them in a small pan. Cook these strawberries on medium flame without adding any water. The strawberries will start to release their juice in 2-3 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer till they become mushy, around 2 minutes. Switch off the gas and let it come to room temperature.
  3. Place these stewed strawberries in a blender or food processor and blend them to smooth puree. Once pureed, you can pass them through sieve to remove the seeds. I simply skipped it as we don’t mind the seeds.
  4. To this stewed strawberry syrup add the cream, sugar, 1/3rd of strawberries and ice cream and blend them well.
  5. To serve, divide chopped strawberries into 3-4 glasses and add 2-3 ice cubes. Pour in Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino or Strawberry Frappe and serve immediately. You can also add a scoop of vanilla or strawberry ice cream or whipped cream on top if needed before serving. Enjoy this fabulous thick and creamy summer goodness!

Starbucks styled Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino or Strawberry Frappe


Sia’s Notes:
  • You can skip stewing the strawberries if you are short of time and pureed the strawberries with other ingredients. The taste will vary but the drink will still taste good.
  • Fill the glass halfway with Strawberry Frappe and add a tbsp of strawberry stew before filling the glass to top to give it a layered look.
  • Puree all the strawberries if you do not like the pieces of strawberry coming to your mouth.
  • You can also add a scoop of vanilla or strawberry ice cream or whipped cream on top if needed before serving. 
  • Substitute strawberries with other berries for equally delicious sips. 


8 Spicy Trails :

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

looks so yummy and creamy... Very tempting

Shanthi said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

lovely pictures...colorful...

Rosa's Yummy Yums said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Divine! I'm sure they taste better than at Starbucks.

Cheers,

Rosa

kitchen queen said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

refreshing and awesome.

Spandana said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Yummy!!! This is what I need in this Summer... Can I come over :)

Mary Callan said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

So delicious and simply beautiful!! what a lovely blog - so happy to have found you and very happy to follow :)
Mary x

Asha Shivakumar said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Such pretty pictures, refreshing.

Supriya Nair said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Yummilicous....mouthwatering....colorful...delightful....i am at loss of words here now....LOVE the Frappe....using the jars is a very innovative idea.

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