Cheap-o Frappuccino

This week literally flew by. I’m not sure where it went, but I’m glad to see the weekend, so that’s fine with me! Let’s jump right into this.

1. I’m currently obsessed with Spotify, specifically the premium/mobile version that basically allows me to take any music with me anywhere, all the time. Other than killing my battery, it’s fantastic. I’m still playing with it though, so before I formally sing a review of praises. let’s see if the honeymoon stage lasts.

2. Last night I met some friends at Sticky Rice. I forgot how much I enjoy sushi. It’s easy to get a filling and healthy meal, without having to make extra demands requests. Sorry for the dim lighting picture.

3. I don’t generally post a lot of fashion stuff on here, but I’m obsessed with this watch. I know it’s nothing new, and probably everyone else already has this style, but I just can’t get it out of my mind.

Since it’s so rare that I fall in love with something this nice expensive I’ll probably never get it. Or I’ll just set an insane goal for myself and consider this a reward. Does staying with in my grocery budget count? (Irony.)

4. If you’re craving a fancy coffee drink, but don’t want to pay 5 bucks, then why not make your own?

Cheap-o Frappuccino

  • 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee, brought to room temperature
  • 1 handful ice
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powdered
  • 3 packets of stevia
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond/soy milk
  • 1 tsp chocolate syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum (optional, it just makes it thicker!)
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Blend everything but the whipped cream, until smooth. I don’t actually even like whipped cream (I never have!) but we had some in the fridge and I wanted it to look pretty πŸ˜‰ The best part is? No one here will charge you an extra 50 cents for soymilk…

Are you a fancy-coffee drinker?


  1. Im not a fancy coffee drinker, simply because Im cheap lol Plus I LOVE the taste of coffee, and most of those fancy drinks taste too much NOT like coffee. I love making my own though! That way I can control the strength, amount of sugar, and how large I want it πŸ˜‰

  2. That coffee drink looks so good! I try to avoid fraps and other coffee drinks because of the sugar and calories. What a great alternative. Enjoy your weekend!

  3. I am not a fancy coffee drinker. Yours looks so good! Every Friday I add a tablespoon or so of caramel syrup to my coffee and that is as fancy as I get. I love the MK watch you posted. Mine is rose gold and has the square face… I never want to take it off!

  4. I’m not a whipped cream fan either, but yeah, it’s so pretty as a topping! That is a pretty watch–sometimes it’s worth it to just splurge on something ridiculous if you know it’s just what you want. I do like it as a reward for staying on budget ;D

  5. Wow, that coffee looks amazing!! I do love a good coffee, although I usually take mine without sweeteners.

    I’ve never really used spotify- I’ll have to check it out!

  6. I hate whipped cream – not sure why, exactly, just not a fan. That frapp looks amazing – I’ll have to give it a shot. I don’t have any chocolate syrup but maybe I can just put in my cocoa powder and bit of honey or something πŸ˜‰ I’ve been a Spotify user for three or four years now, on and off, and I think it’s a brilliant program. I haven’t paid for premium but it used to be free to listen to as much as you wanted though you did get bombarded by ads. Now that there’s a limit to listens the premium version seems like better value (before it just removed the ads). Anyway! Just thought I’d weigh in – I love Spotify!

  7. I’m not a coffee drinker myself, simply because I hate paying $4 for a drink. But, that coffee drink you made looks so easy. I’m definitely gonna have to try it. Oh and that watch is SO beautiful–I’m drooling. πŸ˜‰

  8. I don’t drink coffee and for sure would never pay for a fancy one. I love making hot drinks at home though. I use a natural barely mix called Pero and add steamed milk and honey, it is delicious.

  9. Spotify is SO awesome! I love it too! And I’ve never been a coffee fan…if I get it, I usually fill 3/4 of the cup with creamer and just have a splash of coffee hahaha πŸ˜‰

  10. I work at Starbucks so of course I love coffee and it’s free so that’s a big plus. I don’t drink the fancy drinks though I like quad espressos over ice with some almond milk!

  11. I am a fancy coffee drinker (I work in the coffee business!) and love homemade coffee treats! Yours look fantastic! πŸ˜‰

  12. I sure don’t blame you for being obsessed with that watch, it’s flippen gorgeous! I am not a fancy coffee drinker at all… I like those types of drinks but I consume them in about 2 minutes- just not worth it to me

  13. That frappuccino looks sooo good!

  14. I do enjoy my fancy coffees. πŸ™‚ But only once a week! Chai Tea Lattes are delicious too.

  15. I’m not a fancy cancer drinker. Mostly because I don’t drink coffee haha. If I do drink coffee, it’s with lots of almond milk and stevia πŸ™‚

  16. I enjoy coffee brewed at home in the AM. I recently bought the grocery store brand knock-off D&D dark roast coffee and it’s actually very tasty!

  17. love that watch!

  18. Im not usually one for fancy coffee, but I do love to occasionally shake things up and make my own super fancy creations – Im going to be trying this! This sushi also has me craving sticky rice! Super NOM!

  19. I don’t think I could be trusted with a nice watch like that, it’d end up lost or in the washing machine or something! I got mine from Amazon for about Β£7, compared to Β£30 in the shops, and nearly did put it in the washing machine today πŸ™‚
    I can’t believe I’ve never had sushi – must get on that…

  20. goodness…i love that coffee-y chocolate-y drink!!!! i’ve just enjoyed a coffee-y chocolate cake too!!!!

  21. I LOVE SPOTIFY! I just signed up for it too. It’s amazing. That watch is really pretty and very summery. You should check out Fossil (who makes MK watches) bc they are better quality and much cheaper. I have 2 Fossil watches and one MK and I prefer my Fossil ones. πŸ™‚

  22. I love the Michael Kors watch! My parents bought me one for Christmas and I wear it everyday, I’m in love! It’s not gold, it’s brown & black but it’s puuuuurfect πŸ˜‰

  23. Oh man that drink sounds perfect!!! Alsoooo, spotify and I are best friends πŸ™‚ I am addicted.

  24. Love that watch!!! And your frap looks and sounds way better than the real deal/ yum!

  25. I’ve been putting more cream than ever in coffee. Recently also bought a can of original (not light like I usually do) whipped cream..I guess I’m craving fatty stuff πŸ˜› Love all the ingredients in the drink! I have yet to try xanthan gum..

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