Fresh smoothies & Caramel frappes


During the summer those piping hot cups of tea and Bailey's splashed coffee are put to one side in favour of cool and refreshing drinks. In between glasses of Ice Tea (peach FYI) and remembering to drink water, we can't help but enjoy a caramel iced coffee or strawberry and blueberry smoothie. Especially when it's complete with heaps of ice.

For the past month, we've made it routine to make a fresh smoothie for breakfast mostly consisting of strawberries and blueberries (that's totally's still part of our five a day right..?!). Here's what we use to make our smoothies - Just a heads up, we don't measure anything out as we go by our blender to get the right amount (it's taken a fair few days to know what we needed more and less of!).
Onken Yoghurt (we love the mango, passion fruit and papaya flavour!)
Mango Juice (you can use Orange too)
6 Strawberries
A Handful of Blueberries
1 Banana
Ice (we put some in the blender and some straight into the glass)
Pop it all into a blender (we simply use a handheld one) and whizz away for a few seconds until you're happy with the texture. Occasionally we'll add in a scoop of vanilla ice cream if we're feeling wild. Trust me, it makes the smoothie so much more scrumptious! Pour into your glass, and serve with a sweet strawberry.

We love Starbucks as much as the next person and their nan but if we drank there everyday we'd probably be living in a tent somewhere (I understand that I'm exaggerating slightly) so we set about making our own on weekends at home and each time they're getting better and better. Plus it's the perfect excuse to have caramel sauce in the morning...! Here's what we use to make our caramel frappe's - again, we don't tend to measure it out (I know, we're pretty slack at this recipe stuff!).
A shot of Espresso coffee
Caramel sauce (or syrup if you're fancy!)
Ice (again, some for the blender and some for the glass)
Ice cream (this is optional!)
Squirty cream
Simply add a small portion of hot water to some coffee granules, stir and pop into the blender with some ice cream and ice and plenty of milk. Whizz it all together for a few seconds (you can add in some sauce if you wish at this point although we prefer to decorate it around the glass) and then pour into your glass and serve with some squirty cream (and more sauce for that extra flavour!) and a straw. Happy drinking!


  1. I love making my own iced coffee at home and yours looks especially good!! Think I might need to get some caramel sauce on the go today...:) Aimee xx

  2. Those both sound delicious and perfect for these warm summer days! I'll have to try them both out soon :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. Mmm, both drinks look and sound absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  4. I've been looking into making my own caramel frappes recently, and your version looks amazing! I'll definitely have to try it out myself sometime this week!

    Amy at The Girl In The Bowler Hat

  5. Both these look tasty
    L x

  6. Those look so delicious! I would give anything for a fruit smoothie right now.

  7. I could totally drink that smoothie now!

  8. These both look absolutely delicious!
    Water Painted Dreams xo

  9. These both look so yummy, as a lover of coffee shop frappes and such I think I need this recipe in my life!

    Emma x
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  10. I love that you've put both drinks in big jars (are the coffees in pint mugs?) - such a fun way to drink them! Such pretty straws in the iced coffee too - I want them!

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

  11. Those coffees look delicious!

    Lianna x
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    Lianna x

  12. The caramel frappes look so good! I make smoothies for breakfast a lot, but would be tempted to try the caramel frappes for a naughty weekend treat xx

  13. As soon as I get my new blender i'm deffo trying out the strawberry and blueberry smoothie, mmmm! Looks delicious! x


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