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The deep flavors of caramel, maple and coffee make this Caramel Maple Frappe one delicious afternoon treat!
As I sit here writing this post, a chilly Autumn rain is beating on the windows of our house. I actually love the rain, though. I don’t love going out in the rain, but I love sitting at home and watching it rain. And an Autumn rain is particularly nice as the bright reds and oranges of the falling leaves just seem to get even brighter during a rain.
The weather has been really strange here in upstate New York this year. The normal chill in the air which typically arrives in September (heck, sometimes even in late August) never arrived. It stayed warm all through October. I think we even set some record high temps a couple of days this past month. But this rainstorm is bringing in the first of the chilly days, and I’m kinda excited about it. (Check back with me in February and see if I’m still excited, though…hah!)
The warmer temperatures have meant that our leaves stayed on the trees a lot longer this year. Normally the leaves are all down by early November. Not this year. Although, to be fair, this rainstorm is doing me a favor by bringing down a bunch of those stubborn leaves. And I don’t mind piles of wet leaves anymore! In past years, I would’ve cringed at the thought of piles upon piles of wet leaves. I used to rake them all onto a tarp and then drag seemingly endless loads of heavy leaves off to the back of our yard. But not this year!
The only difference between men and boys is the cost of their toys. I am living proof of that one! Robbie has plenty of toys, but none of them are very expensive. Dad on the other hand doesn’t have as many toys, but they cost a lot more. Case in point: I got a lawn vacuum back in the late summer to help with the leaves. This contraption hooks onto the back of our riding mower, so all I have to do is ride along and the leaves just magically disappear. Ok, maybe not magically…I do have to tilt the container over and dump the leaves once I finish riding the yard. But what used to take me hours upon hours of work now takes me about 45 minutes. I actually look forward to cleaning up the leaves now!
Even though a slight chill is returning to the air here in upstate New York, I’m still very much on the cold coffee treats train! This Caramel Maple Frappe is one of the latest creations, and I’ve seriously made this frappe 4 times in 4 days. It’s that good! We even made a batch for Robbie’s babysitter, and she texted us later that weekend asking for the recipe. I’m not kidding when I say this frappe is that good!
I know pumpkin spice is the Autumn flavor craze, but maple is on the rise. I’ve even heard maple described as the next pumpkin spice. Think about it. Coffeehouses all over our area have been advertising all sorts of maple coffee drinks. However, since I work from home, I don’t often get out to my favorite coffeehouse during the day. That’s where this Torani Real Cream Coffee Frappé Mix comes in. I grabbed a container during my weekly grocery run to Walmart last week…and then I promptly stopped back at the beginning of the week to get another container. This Frappé Mix is that good!
I took a page from our local coffeehouses and whipped up this Caramel Maple Frappe, and wow…just wow. This Caramel Maple Frappe comes together in less than 5 minutes. You simply pour the mix over ice, add other flavors (optional) and blend. *Bada bing bada boom* You’ve got a coffeehouse frappe right in your very own kitchen!
If you’ve ever checked out Torani’s lineup of flavored syrups, then you’re sure to find one or twelve flavors to try. We have bottles of their English Toffee syrup as well as their Sugar-Free Gingerbread Syrup sitting in our pantry right now. Can you imagine putting a holiday spin on this frappe using gingerbread syrup? Oh yeah, that sounds like a treat Santa needs this year! In fact, as I was adding that link, I spotted an apple syrup. Caramel Apple Frappe, anyone? Torani makes dozens of flavors, and the possibilities here are endless!
I like to start my day with a mug of strong coffee, but I’m all about fun coffee drinks once the afternoon and evening roll around. How about you? Do you enjoy a good frappe? Did you realize you can make them at home (in no time flat!) thanks to this Torani Real Cream Coffee Frappé Mix? I also grabbed a container of Torani’s Caramel Syrup to use both in the frappe as well as on top. The deep caramel flavor combined with the smooth flavors of maple syrup made for one heck of a delicious afternoon snack! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some leaves to go
rake ride over. Cheers, friends!