If you know me, you know I am obsessed with Starbucks, and if you really know me, you know I am obsessed with offerings from Starbucks (and other fast food places) around the world that are not technically available in America. Usually I am too lazy/busy to gather ingredients and make things on my own but this one was so easy I had to try!
It’s a “Double Chocolate Green Tea Frappucino” and it’s technically available at Starbucks in Singapore. When I found out about it, I broke it down for a Starbucks employee on my birthday, but I don’t like asking for things that aren’t on the menu, and I used a reward to pay for it – aka I normally don’t dole out the cash for frappucinos, and I normally don’t drink them because they’re glorified milkshakes.
Anyway today I was craving this again and decided to make it myself since I had the ingredients on hand. But first, to double check if I was using the right ingredients for sure, I looked up the recipe for a green tea frappucino and came across Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking blog. There, she listed her ingredients for a matcha frappucino which you can view on her site (the link will take you directly to her recipe). Though, I did modify a little.
I added only one tablespoon of powdered sugar rather than three. I also added in chocolate chips since that’s what the Singapore drink calls for (though Starbucks uses java chips, actually).
I poured chocolate syrup on the bottom of the cup, and then on top of the frappucino. I don’t use sweetened matcha, and this is likely my “dessert” for the day. It’s so delicious. A nice treat, indeed.
I’ll be talking about this on the Coffee N Shit podcast. Stay tuned.