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Thin Mints are the best selling Girl Scout cookie and they make up 25% of all Girl Scout Cookies sales. They have just the right combination of chocolate and mint in a crispy cookie to be addictive. Their flavor is actually pretty unique and that makes Thin Mints very recognizable. I often use Thin Mints in baking recipes and decided to turn them into a refreshing coffee drink this time around – and the result is my Homemade Thin Mint Frappuccino. It’s an ice blended coffee drink that is packed with Thin Mint flavor – and actual Thin Mint cookies!

All of the chocolate flavor in the drink actually comes from the cookies. Thin Mints are a little more minty than they are chocolaty, so putting too much chocolate into the drink just turns this into an ordinary, but minty, mocha. The crispy cookies add just the right amout of chocolate flavor, and I added a little extra peppermint extract to boost the mintiness of the cookies. It’s a little sweet and surprisingly refreshing for an indulgent iced coffee drink! Don’t hesitate to splurge and add a dollop of whipped cream on top before serving.

If you want to enjoy this drink and it’s not Girl Scout cookie season, you can easily substitute for the Thin Mint cookies. Keebler makes a cookie called a Grasshopper that is almost identical to the Thin Mint, and you can even use plain chocolate wafer cookies or Oreos without the filling with good results.

Thin Mint Frappuccino
6 oz strong coffee, cold
6 oz whole milk
2 1/2 tbsp sugar
4 Thin Mint cookies
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
approx. 2 cups ice

In a blender, combine coffee, milk, sugar, cookies, peppermint extract, vanilla extract and ice. Blend at low speed until ice is crushed, then blend at high speed until ice is pureed and drink is smooth and creamy.
Add an extra tablespoon or two of milk if drink is too thick, add a few extra pieces of ice if drink is too thin (the size of the ice can influence the consistency of the drink).
Serve immediately, garnished with crushed Thin Mint cookie crumbs.

Makes 1 large drink.


Posted by on May 22, 2017 in coffee


“Air Supply – All Out Of Love (Lyrics)”


Air Supply is an Australian soft rock duo, consisting of British-born singer-songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell and lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock. They had a succession of hits worldwide, including eight Top Ten hits in the United States, in the early 1980s. They formed in Australia in 1975 and have included various accompanying musicians and singers. On 24 October 2013 the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) announced that Air Supply were to be inducted into their Hall of Fame on 1 December at the same ceremony as the annual ARIA Awards. On January 1, 2015, Air Supply marks on its 40th Anniversary.


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“When I need you – Leo Sayer (With lyrics)”


When I Need You

” is a popular song written by Albert Hammond and Carole Bayer Sager. Its first appearance was as the title track of Hammond’s 1976 album When I Need You. Leo Sayer’s version, produced by Richard Perry, was a massive hit worldwide, reaching number 1 on the UK Singles Chart for three weeks in February 1977 after three of his earlier singles had stalled at number 2.[1] It also reached number 1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 for a single week in May 1977;[2] and the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks.[3] Billboard ranked it as the No. 24 song of 1977.[4] Sayer performed it on the second show of the third season of The Muppet Show.


Posted by on May 22, 2017 in coffee


“The Delfonics – La-La Means I Love You ~”


The Delfonics are a pioneering Philadelphia soul singing group, popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Their most notable hits include “La-La (Means I Love You)”, “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)”, “Break Your Promise”, “I’m Sorry”, and “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love)”. Their hit songs were all written by songwriter and producer Thom Bell and lead vocalist and founder William Hart.

Their songs have been used extensively in film soundtracks, including Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 movie Jackie Brown, in which “La-La (Means I Love You)” and “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind” underscore the pivotal relationship between the characters played by Pam Grier and Robert Forster.

Their songs “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love)” and “Funny Feeling” were used in the video game Grand Theft Auto V on the fictional radio station The Lowdown 91.1.

Their songs have been sampled extensively by various hip-hop and rap artists including: The Wu-Tang Clan, Fugees, Deltron 3030, The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Boyz II Men, Missy Elliott and DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince.

In addition, their songs have been covered by numerous other performers, including Aretha Franklin, The Jackson 5, Patti LaBelle, New Kids on the Block, Fugees, Todd Rundgren, Prince, Swing Out Sister and The Manhattan Transfer.

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Posted by on May 22, 2017 in coffee


 “Underwater Scuba Coffee Pour” 


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 “Toasted Coconut Mocha Frappuccino” 


Posted by on May 19, 2017 in coffee


Caramel Frappuccino – a cold brew

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Here’s How To Make THIS COLD BREW :

EASY 3 ingredient Caramel Frappuccino with Almond Milk Ice Cubes, Cold Brew Coffee, and Date Caramel! #vegan #glutenfree #coffee #frappuccino #recipe #summer

I still remember the first time I walked into a coffee shop as a complete newbie and feeling totally dumbfounded as to what to order.
My choice in the colder months was hot chocolate – obviously. But once summer hit, I ventured into blended frozen drink territory.
Enter: my love for the frappuccino.
AMAZING 3 Ingredient Caramel Frappuccino with Almond Milk Ice Cubes, Cold Brew Coffee and Date Caramel! #vegan #glutenfree #coffee #recipe

I don’t order frappuccinos anymore at coffee shops. As I’ve said before, they have enough calories and sugar to sink a boat and I’m honestly more into almond milk lattes and straight up drip coffee these days. But every once in a while, when a craving for something cold and indulgent strikes, this is the first thing I reach for. And I can make it way more healthy (and dairy free) at home.

This Cold Brew Caramel Frappuccino is adapted from one of the very first recipes on the blog – my Cold Brew Mocha Frappe. Almond milk ice cubes create a creamy base, cold brew coffee injects a jet-fuel surge of caffeine and bold coffee flavor, and dates puréed into caramel add a sweet caramel finish.

That’s right. Just 3 ingredients, 1 blender and 5 minutes (minus prep for ice cubes and coffee) to make this dreamy, creamy homemade frappuccino.
HOW TO Make Date Caramel! Simple, rich, naturally sweetened. #vegan #glutenfree #recipe #caramel

While your cold brew coffee is doing its thing, make your date caramel. See my in-depth tutorial here that also includes 1,000,000 ideas for how to use it.
In short, make it, love it, always have it on hand. End of story.
AMAZING 3 ingredient Caramel Frappuccino! Creamy, bold, and naturally sweetened with date caramel! #vegan #glutenfree #coffee #frappuccino #beverage
When your almond milk ice cubes are completely frozen, add them to a blender with your cold brew coffee and blend into creamy, dreamy bliss.
Then add as much date caramel as you’d like to sweeten things up and infuse caramel flavor into the mix. Mmm, I’ll take three, please.

EASY 3 ingredient Caramel Frappuccino with Almond Milk Ice Cubes, Cold Brew Coffee, and Date Caramel! #vegan #glutenfree #coffee #frappuccino #recipe
You guys are going to LOVE this drink! It’s:


Perfectly Sweet


Bold in coffee flavor



Seriously delicious
Make this frappuccino for a special morning treat before work. Do what you gotta do to get through the work day – no judgment here. Or, save this as a special treat for lazy weekend mornings (especially when summer is at its peak).

If you make this recipe, let us know what you think! Leave a comment and rate it – it’s so helpful to us and other readers. And while you’re at it, take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram so we can see what you come up with. Cheers, friends!

EASY 3 ingredient Caramel Frappuccino with Almond Milk Ice Cubes, Cold Brew Coffee, and Date Caramel! #vegan #glutenfree #coffee #frappuccino #recipe #summer #beverage

Prep time

8 hours

Total time

8 hours


Creamy, caffeine-packed caramel frappuccino made with just 3 ingredients and naturally sweetened with date caramel. The perfect dairy-free morning pick-me-up.

Author: Minimalist Baker

Recipe type: Beverage

Cuisine: Coffee, Vegan

Serves: 2



2 cups (480 ml) Almond Breeze Almondmilk Unsweetened Vanilla (or Original Unsweetened)


2 cups (160 g) coarsely ground dark coffee (I recommend French roast)

4 cups (960 ml) filtered water


15 pitted dates (200 g // if not sticky and moist, see notes)

3-6 Tbsp hot water


16 almond milk ice cubes

2 cups (480 ml) cold brew coffee

3-5 Tbsp date caramel


The night before, pour almond milk into a standard ice cube tray and freeze. You should have about 16 ice cubes.

The night before also make your cold brew coffee by coarsely grinding 2 cups-worth of dark roast coffee beans. Add to a mixing bowl and cover with 4 cups filtered water, then cover with plastic wrap and set in the refrigerator to brew.

The next day, strain cold brew through a coffee filter – I used our Chemex with these filters.

While your coffee is straining, make date caramel by adding 15-20 pitted dates to a food processor or blender (in my experience, a food processor works best to get a creamy texture without much water).

Pulse/mix on low until small bits remain, then stream in hot water while the blender is on until a paste is made. You will need to scrape the down sides and encourage it along periodically. Only add enough water to form a paste – too much and it will be too liquidy. Set aside.

To make 2 frappuccinos, add all 16 ice cubes and 2 cups (480 ml) cold brew coffee to a blender and blend on high until puréed and smooth (see photo).

Add date caramel 1 Tbsp at a time and blend. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more date caramel to sweeten. I found 3 or 4 Tbsp to be the perfect amount. NOTE: you will have leftover date caramel, which can be stored covered in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.

Divide between two tall serving glasses and top with coconut whipped cream (optional). Best when fresh, though leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator for a few hours, or in the freezer for a few days.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 2 generous servings without coconut whipped cream.

*Prep time reflects time for freezing ice cubes and preparing cold brew coffee.

*Inspired by / adapted from my 3-ingredient Cold Brew Mocha Frappe.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 of 2 servings Calories: 113 Fat: 3.1g Saturated fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 20g Sugar: 16g Sodium: 185mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 1.9g


Posted by on May 19, 2017 in coffee

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