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May
30
2012

Confession time: One of my favorite days of summer

in Random Musings

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Today is one of my favorite days of the year. It is the day that I take an old friend out of hibernation, dust her off, and plug her in. Today is Frappe Day!

Anyone who knows me knows I love coffee. I love black coffee, iced coffee, flavored coffee, lattes, mochas, French press coffee, and during the warmer weather… I love frappuccinos. Rather than buying them at the coffee shop all the time, I bought a home frappe maker for about $25.

Sure the cost benefit is huge, but there is more to it than that. The combined aroma of caramel, chocolate, coffee, and ice is amazing too, but there is more!

The number one, totally selfish, reason I love my frappe maker…

I love the noise.

For two solid minutes, my kids don’t fight, fuss, or scream. Usually they are in awe of the process and watch it drip espresso into the ice, steam, and then begin blending, but if they just aren’t into it, something magical happens: they run away. These are my favorite times. They see me putting ice in the pitcher and grounds in the filter and they run, fast as a dash, upstairs  to play.

The next ten minutes of absolute silence, just me and a chocolate caramel non-fat frappuccino, are absolutely heavenly.

Sometimes I check my email, sometimes I pick up a pencil and piece of paper, sometimes I step out on my back porch with a book, and sometimes I just sit in the kitchen and chill.

I love my frappe maker.

Frozen coffee concoctions are my favorite summertime treat. What’s yours?


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