Starbucks Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino
For the Strawberry Syrup
16 oz Strawberries, hulled
Sugar to taste
For the Frappucino
1 cup Whole Milk
3/4 cups softened Vanilla ice cream
1/4 cup Strawberry Syrup (either make your own or use store bought!)
5-6 Whole Strawberries, chopped finely
2-3 ice cubes
Whipped Cream (optional)
Make the Strawberry Syrup:
Note: You may also use store-bought syrup!
Chop the stem (hull) off the strawberries. You can then do a coarse chop or quarter the berries.
Place them in a colander and rinse them gently under cold water. You can wash them first and then chop if you like.
Drain the water well and place the berries in a saucepan. Cook them in medium heat. Give it a stir now and then. (After around 5 minutes you will find the berries releasing their juices.)
After around 15 minutes of cooking, add some sugar to taste.
Let cook for another 5 minutes and then wait until sauce has cooled.
Strain the sauce into another bowl pressing the fruit well to give more syrup.PS: Store remainder of strawberry syrup in an airtight container. You can use the fruit pulp in another recipe (pancakes, waffles, cakes, muffins etc)
Make the Frappuccino:
Add rest of the ingredients along with your strawberry syrup (other than the whipped cream and chopped strawberries) in a blender. Give it a whirl until blended.
Drop some of the chopped strawberries in a serving glass and pour the blended mixture into it.
Add some whipped cream on top if desired and serve chilled.