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Frugal Girl’s Frap

On Monday afternoon I fixed my Pops and me an iced coffee with Coconut Creme coffee-mate ~ it was the perfect warm afternoon pick-me-up.

I thought I’d try it blended and make a frugal girl’s version of a Mocha Coconut Frappucino.

All you need is come chilled {strong} coffee, crushed ice, Coconut Creme coffee-mate, Splenda, Hershey’s syrup, whipped cream in a can, some coconut, a blender and a straw!

Fill a glass with coffee and ice as you would for an iced coffee. Pour that into a blender with a couple tablespoons coconut creamer and your sweetener of choice, if you desire. Process until blended. Drizzle chocolate inside a glass, fill with coffee goodness, top with a fancy spray of whipped cream, another drizzle of chocolate and a sprinkle of coconut!

Longing for my first pumpkin spice latte of the season, but still waiting on Mother Nature for the perfect morning!



Linking up over at Cast Party Wednesday @ Lady Behind the Curtain and What I Whipped Up Wednesday @ Sugar and Dots!

Passing Through

Our friends {and neighbors} from our old ‘hood in Nor Cal passed through Santa Clarita on their way to San Diego this morning.

They’re coffeeholics like us and we always meet for a cuppa Joe before they hit the road…

Today we changed it up a bit and met at Peet’s instead of ‘Bucks.

I was reunited with a drink that I’d like to think I {invented}, but could be totally wrong…the only reason I say that is because every time I order it they say, “Oooh, that sounds good!”

It’s an Almond White Mocha.

Starbucks no longer has the almond syrup, but Peet’s does!

It was bbbbrrrrr {42*} this morning when we set out…I know, I know…So Cal girl talkin’ here…

My AWM hit the spot.

I also LOVE the Almond Mocha Joy from Seattle’s Best. They use both almond & coconut syrups. YUM!

Might I suggest this beverage if you’re an almond & coconut lover like me.

Now to track these down so I can make them at home…



I hope your Wednesday is full of mochas, lattes, cappuccinos, hot chocolates or whatever it is that gets you through the day!


Caffeine Cakes

I’ll take my caffeine any way I can get it!

I made these Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Frosting and they’re good…and easy, too!

Take one box Dark Chocolate cake mix (I like Duncan Hines) and prepare according to package directions, but substitute water with strong coffee. Bake into cupcakes or sheet cake and frost with espresso frosting!

I made my espresso frosting with instant espresso ~ about a Tbsp mixed with just a tad bit of boiling water. Let sit for a few minutes and then mix with a container of vanilla store-bought frosting and spread or pipe onto cupcakes or cake. Wish I would’ve had some chocolate covered coffee beans to top them with!