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  1. Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    Double Chocolate Milkshake…Move Over, Starbucks.

    The whole reason I was inspired to make homemade cocoa syrup last week was because of my little Anna. Anna is obsessed with the Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino® Blended Crème at Starbucks. Every single time she sees a Starbucks, which in America is about 21 times per day, she asks for one. Needless to say her life is full of disappointment.

    Last week she was begging for one and I promised we would go home and try to make it. Which is why I ended up making chocolate syrup, which ended up taking all my energy and we never got around to making the drink! Today Anna and I finally got down to business.

    We nailed it. Totally as good as Starbucks. The syrup that Starbucks uses is mocha, so the taste is a tad different, but it’s a very small difference. Anna is in heaven and wants me to make more. I don’t think I’ve eliminated the begging from my life, in fact it may increase! But at least the occasional indulgence won’t cost me 4 bucks a cup.

    Double Chocolate Milkshake...Move Over, Starbucks.
    Inspired by Starbucks
    Recipe type: Dessert
    Serves: 2
    • 8 ounces milk
    • 2 Tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 1 cup ice
    • 2 Tablespoons chocolate syrup or cocoa syrup
    1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend well. If you have a heavy-duty blender (such as a Blendtec) , the texture will be more similar to Starbucks.