Mocha Orange Frappuccinos


No, this is not my rendition of a “Zoolander” favorite. If you don’t know what this means, then please please just watch the movie. So anyway, orange and chocolate is one of my favorite combinations on the planet, and although pumpkin frappuccino/latte/coffee season is upon us, I thought that I’d indulge in something just a TAD different before we go all crazy pumpkin (which is bound to happen — let’s be honest). Frappuccinos aren’t one of those drinks I order at coffee shops. Sure, the thought has crossed my mind, but I’m a plain old latte kind of girl. I do however, like to indulge once in a while, but certainly not for 5 bucks a pop. You will be surprised at how inexpensive and easy it is to just make your own. You also have endless options for flavorings. If you know how to whip up a simple syrup (which is just equal parts water and sugar boiled together in a pot), then you are already half way there. You also can moderate the sugar content and fat content which usually is extremely high in coffee shop frappuccinos. Give this recipe a whirl just once. You will be instantly hooked. I guarantee it.