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Candy Cane Frappe

Treat yourself to a Candy Cane Frappe this holiday season or anytime you are craving a dlightful peppermint flavored beverage. 
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Candy Cane Frappe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 417kcal
Author Cathy

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 tbsps vanilla syrup, such as Torani
  • 2 tbsps peppermint syrup
  • 1 tbsp simple syrup*
  • 1 regular sized peppermint candy cane (more for garnish)
  • 1/8 tsp xantham gum or guar gum (optional)
  • 2 cups ice
  • whipped cream (optional)

Instructions

  • *Make simple syrup ahead of time so it can cool completely. Add 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water to a small saucepan. Heat until sugar dissolves. Cool. You will use one tablespoon for this recipe. Store the rest in your fridge and use it later.
  • Add milk, vanilla, peppermint and simple syrups, one candy cane (broken into pieces), xantham gum and ice to the bowl of a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a frozen glass and top with whipped cream and extra crushed candy cane. 
  • Serve immediately. 

Notes

Xantham Gum or Guar Gum are thickeners found in most foods and are available just about everywhere. It is an optional ingredient, but gives this frappe the perfect thickness for slurping. There are links within the post on where to get them if they are not available in your grocery store.
 
If you do not have a high-powered blender, I would suggest using smaller ice pieces to help with the crushing. Always add ice as the last ingredient.

Nutrition

Serving: 12oz | Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 87.6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.9g | Cholesterol: 26.2mg | Sodium: 90.4mg | Potassium: 287.2mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 82.8g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 225mg