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Well, It is about time for me to throw another Coffee-Mate Free Flavor get-together! Have it scheduled for next Friday! I’m may be going out on a limb here, but 27 inches of snow is not in the forecast like last year! I have been working on a new Coffee-Mate treat this year also. Been trying out different combinations to make our own frappes.
Why should we pay the price they charge ‘you know where’. Found several combos that made fantastic frappes. Did learn though that my fave flavor, Cinnamon Vanilla Creme, does not work well with coffee. Strange taste, very strange! I will say most of the flavors worked well and make a nice blend. Heres my favorite Coffee-Mate creamers to use.
So here is what I think is a good recipe for your own Coffee-Mate Frappe. This is for serving two people. Adjust for the number of servings you wish.
1/2 cup coffee
2 cups Ice (more or less depending on how frosty you want it)
3 TBL Caramel
3 TBL Sugar or Sweetner
1/4 to 1/2 cup Coffee-Mate liquid creamer
Add coffee, sugar, 2 TBL caramel, Coffee-Mate creamer to blender (we have a bullit which works great). Blend well. Add ice and keep that baby going til it thickens. Pour into cups and add some whipped topping. Take remaining caramel and swirl over top of creation and you have your own Frappe at a fraction of the cost.
I also will be making my fave dessert from last year that was a big hit!
Coffee marshmallow Treats.
Takes some time but …It is worth the time !!!!
3 packages of unflavored gelatin
1 cup ice water, divided into 1/2 cups
1.5 cups granulated sugar …
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt (coarse or sea salt)
1 tablespoon coffee extract (or 1 teaspoon vanilla) you can add food coloring if you want
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
1. In the bowl of your mixer with the whisk attachment, empty the 3 packets of gelatin and add 1/2 cup ice water.
2. In a sauce pan mix the 1.5 cups sugar, the other 1/2 cup ice water, 1 cup corn syrup and 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt. Put the l…id on and bring it to a boil.
3. Remove the lid and let it cook until it reaches 240 degrees. Temperature is important with this.
4.When it hits 240 degrees immediately remove it and pour it into the mixer on top of the gelatin. Start the mixer at a slow speed
5. That is going to be whisking for a while, so prepare your pan. use a brownie pan and cover it in plastic wrap. Coat the plastic wrap with a bunch of non-stick cooking spray. In a bowl mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 cup cornstarch… and generously sprinkle it around. Pick the pan up and shake it to coat the top and sides. Pour the excess out and then back in, make sure it is coated really well because your marshmallows will be sticky, and if there’s too much you can always brush it off later when the marshmallows are done
Ok, back to your mixer. The whole mixing process will take about 8-12 minutes. Your marshmallows mixture is going to about double or triple in size. You will know it is done when it stops growing. At that point add your 1 tablespoon of coffee extract or your teaspoon of vanilla or whatever flavoring you want to use and mix one more minute.
Pour it in your prepared pan: Smooth out the top: And coat with a bunch more of the powdered sugar/cornstarch mixture: Let it sit overnight (or at least 4-6 hours) Remove from pan and cut.
I received several FREE Coffee-Mate coupons to use for my party and I have decided to share 2 of them with one lucky reader… You must do the Mandatory and as many (or few) of the Bonus Entries as you wish.