Monday
May062019

Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Copycat Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  1. For the blue syrup:
  2. 1/2 teaspoon blue raspberry Kool-Aid powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon hot water
  4. 1/4 cup white chocolate candy melts, melted
  1. For the Frappuccino:
  2. 1/2 cup ice
  3. 3/4 cup milk
  4. 1-2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  5. 1/2 tablespoon mango syrup
  6. 1 tablespoon pink lemonade Kool-Aid powder
  7. 1/4 teaspoon citric acid
  8. 1/2 tablespoon grenadine syrup
  1. For the topping:
  2. Whipped cream
  3. Pink pearl dust
  4. Blue pearl dust

DIRECTIONS

  1. To make blue syrup: Into a bowl, add Kool-Aid powder and water, and mix to combine. Whisk in the melted white chocolate until completely incorporated. If it sets or is a little too thick, you can add 1 drop of water at a time until you have a pourable consistency.
  2. To make Frappuccino: Into a blender, add your ice, milk, vanilla ice cream, mango syrup, pink lemonade Kool-Aid powder, citric acid, and grenadine. Blend until smooth. If the color isn't vibrant enough, you can add more grenadine 1/4 teaspoon at a time.
  3. To assemble: Pour the pink mango Frappuccino into the cup, filling it a third of the way full. Then drizzle the blue syrup around the inside of the cup, letting it drip down slightly. Top with remaining Frappuccino and whipped cream, and then sprinkle with pearl dust. Serve immediately.

INFORMATION

Category
 
Drinks, Shakes
Yield
 
1 Frappuccino
Total Time
 
15 minutes
Wednesday
May012019

Starbucks Lime Refresher Copycat

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup mint leaves, chopped finely
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped cucumber
  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 cups of your favorite sweetener
  • 2 cups fresh lime juice
  • Add Lime Garnish (optional)

Takes 5 min,
serves 16 oz.

Instructions

  1. Strain cucumber and mint from water in jar/pitcher
  2. Pour cucumber water into juice pitcher
  3. Stir in lime juice
  4. Serve over ice
Wednesday
May012019

Starbucks Mango Dragonfruit Refresher Copycat

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 Packet of Crystal Light Peach Mango (single serving) or Mango Juice 4 oz
  • 1 Packet of Great Value Dragonfruit Drink Mix (single serving)
  • 1 teaspoon of your favorite sweetener
  • 1 cup of Ice
  • ¼ cup Mango fruit or Dragon Fruit, chopped finely for Garnish (optional)

Takes 5 min.

serves: 20 oz.

Instructions

  1. Pour Water into a Shaker Cup
  2. Add 1/2 packet of Crystal Light Peach Mango (single serving) or Mango Juice 4 oz.
  3. Add 1 packet of Great Value Dragonfruit Drink Mix (single serving)
  4. Add 1 teaspoon of your favorite sweetener
  5. Add 1 cup of Ice
  6. Optional: Add the 1/4 cup of Mango Fruit or Dragonfruit, finely chopped
  7. Shake all ingredients in a shaker cup
  8. Pour into a 20 oz. serving cup with ice
  9. Alternative: You can replace 1 cup of water with lemonade for your preference, they offer this at Starbucks as well
Tuesday
Apr302019

Starbucks S'mores Frappuccino Copycat Recipe

Ingredients
  • 4 cups ice.
  • 1/2 cup black coffee, cooled.
  • 1/4 cup whole milk.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • 3 tablespoons marshmallow topping.
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate sauce or syrup.
  • Garnish: whipped cream, graham cracker crumbs and chocolate syrup.
Instructions
  • Add Iced Coffee, cocoa powder and ice to the blender.
  • In a small bowl, heat marshmallows in microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Add marshmallows to blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into glass.
  • Garnish with whip cream, crushed graham crackers and chocolate bars.
Thursday
Apr112019

Copycat Honeybaked Ham

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 lb spiral cut ham
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • cooking spray
  • fresh herbs for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9" x 13" pan with cooking spray.
  • Place the ham cut side down in the pan and pour the honey over the top. Cover the pan with foil.
  • Bake for 2 hours or until a thermometer inserted into the ham registers 140 degrees F. Remove the ham from the oven and preheat the broiler.
  • Place the sugar, onion powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and smoked paprika in a medium sized pan along with 1/2 cup of drippings from the pan or water.
  • Stir to combine the sugar and liquid then bring to a boil. Boil for exactly one minute.
  • Pour half the glaze over the ham and place the ham under the broiler. Broil for 1-2 minutes or until glaze starts bubbling.
  • Remove the ham from the oven and pour the remaining glaze over the ham. Broil for 1-2 minutes more.
  • Remove the ham from the oven and separate the slices. Transfer the ham to a platter and serve, garnished with herbs if desired
Thursday
Apr112019

Nana's Famous Mashed Potatoes


Ingredients

  • 4 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, cut into 2” pieces
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more
  • 1 1/2 whole milk
  • 3 sprigs thyme (optional)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 unsalted butter, plus more for serving
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

  • Place potatoes in a large pot and pour in cold water to cover by 1”. Add salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are very tender but not saturated or crumbly, 20–25 minutes (boiling will lead to waterlogged pieces).
  • Drain potatoes, reserving ½ cup cooking liquid if making potatoes ahead. Return potatoes to pot and set over low heat. Gently stir until dry, about 1 minute.
  • Meanwhile, heat milk, thyme sprigs, if desired, bay leaves, and ¾ cup butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat.
  • Pass hot potatoes through a ricer into a large bowl (if allowed to cool, the potatoes will become gummy).
  • Remove herbs from warm milk mixture; discard. Gradually add milk mixture to potatoes, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon until combined and smooth; season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve mashed potatoes with a few pats of butter on top.
  • Do Ahead: Potatoes can be made 4 hours ahead. Pass through ricer into a large pot and cover. Just before serving, reheat over low, gently stirring in reserved potato cooking liquid as needed to loosen.
Thursday
Apr042019

Starbucks Cadbury Egg Frappuccino

Just ask for:
  • Ask for a Java Chip Frappuccino
  • Add Frappuccino Roast (1 pump for Tall, 2 for Grande, 3 for Venti)
  • Add Vanilla Syrup (1 pump for Tall, 1-1/2 pumps for Grande, 2 pumps for Venti)
  • Add Caramel Syrup (1/2 pump for a Tall or Grande, 1 pump for Venti)
  • Add Vanilla Bean Powder (2 scoops for Tall, 3 scoops for Grande, 4 scoops for Venti)

Yum, delicious!

Saturday
Mar232019

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients:


1 1/2 pounds strawberries, stemmed and quartered
5 tablespoons sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups heavy cream

Directions
Mix strawberries with 3 tablespoons sugar and refrigerate while juices develop, at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Add heavy cream and mix until just combined. Place mixture in an ungreased 8-inch square pan and bake until golden, 18 to 20 minutes.

Remove shortcake from pan and place on a rack to cool slightly. Cut into 6 pieces and split each piece in half horizontally.

Spoon some of the strawberries with their juice onto each shortcake bottom. Top with a generous dollop of whipped cream and then the shortcake top. Spoon more strawberries over the top and serve.