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DIY Frappuccino

I love special coffee recipes and this is really an outstanding one!
I prepared the chocolate sauce myself as I did not have at home where I added some cardamom as well.
I enjoyed this recipe and now that I have the chocolate sauce on hand, I know that I can prepare this more often!


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup (plus more for drizzling)
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 3 cups ice
  • Whipped cream (optional topping)

Source and recipe description: https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/diy-frappuccino-24172  recipe by: TwisSis



Pumpkin Spice Mix

Athina is the author of the wonderful blog “Kicking back the pebbles” where you will find much more than only recipes, it’s like an open window from your desk directly to the vibrant Athens. She published a lot of interesting articles.

I just tried her awesome pumpkin spice recipe (about 1/8 teaspoon, but more is great as well 😉 ) with some sweetened and thickened (I used 1 teaspoon rice  glutinous flour) milk. The result is a wonderful pumpkin spice latte perfect for the cold and humid days like here now.

This mix can be used in many different ways; you will find the suggestions in her blog!

Thanks !


  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground mace
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Source and description: http://www.kickingbackthepebbles.com/diy-pumpkin-spice/ by Athina