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  1. Johanna GGG

    I love how your recipe is so full of memories (and I will try and ignore the coffee!) – I remember the excitement of visiting starbucks in New York quite some years ago – strangely enough when E and I got back to London and ordered bagel and cream cheese (which we had loved in the USA) it just didn’t taste as good in the UK. I have always felt starbucks just weren’t right in Australia – though we did used to love them in Edinburgh – there was one with magnificent views of the castle that was a great place to linger over a drink. Oh I have just surprised myself at how many memories starbucks hold for me – but I wish I could remember what I used to drink there!!!

  2. Heather @ Side of Sneakers

    Now you have me craving a Starbucks frapp! Your version sounds delicious! 🙂

  3. chocolatesuze

    teehee ive always loved those mannequins!

  4. Christine @ Merf In Progress

    I must admit, I do love Starbucks. Can’t help it. White chocolate mocha MADNESS!!!

    Can’t wait for you to hit up America again and come visit me in DC!

  5. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    Are there Starbucks near you? When I was in Sydney my friend insisted on going to one in Circular Quay every day! Haha, your version looks much better 🙂

  6. Cakewhiz

    Omg! I loveeeeee starbucks frappucino too….it’s my guilty pleasure too 😛
    I am so glad you shared your recipe….now ic an make it all the time! Woohoo!

  7. Malli's Mint and Mimosas

    Fantastic drink and you have created a decadent healthy treat!!

    1. Hannah

      Why thank you! Decadence is always the way to go 😉

  8. Lisa @ bakebikeblog

    OMG – I need one of those NOW!!! Particularly as I have been up since 4.15am!

  9. Camille

    I’m shocked there are no Starbucks in Australia – I thought they’d taken over the world! At least you got your fix, and that’s the important thing.

  10. Fiona

    It’s a shame about the lack of starbucks here 🙁

  11. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Brilliant recipe! I would LOVE one right now, thank you! It is so bittersweet isn’t it – looking over photos of your travels. You’re happy, but so sad you’re not there right now. I feel actually jealous of myself back then, if that makes sense!
    Heidi xo

  12. Priyanka

    I would really cry in the most melodramatic way if I was away from Starbuxx for more then a week. I have made my husband a part of this crazy habit too. He went without Sbuxx for a month and came home exclaiming from work, “hey babe, we need to have some sbuxx soon.”

    Just realized why did i type such a huge comment and explain our sbuxx situation?! Oh because we all love crazy, I thought Australia would have one since Singapore does. My brother is eagerly awaiting for Sbuxx to launch in India…

    OMG clearly I have a lot to day…stop now…

    Oh great recipe btw 🙂

  13. Agnes

    Sigh. Oh Hannah. What am I going to do with you? Frappuccino?? 🙂

  14. Margaret

    I’ve been considering buying a Vita Mix. I’ve never seen one in the flesh though.
    Hannah is it made of glass or plastic? Since it can cook soups, I wouldn’t be heating things up in plastic.

  15. Kath Lockett

    I’ve never had a Starbucks frappucino and have only visited one once. I’m happy to have that remain the only time…

    …but I understand that even you, dear Hannah have your weaknesses. Good thing you can now make your own version.

    …. and we have a little wooden artist man too!

  16. Rach

    Oh dear me, that sounds fabulous!

  17. Libby

    Oh wow, no Starbucks in Canberra? There are two Starbucks within walking distance of each other in Melbourne’s CBD 😀

    I think I would prefer to drink your version of the Frapp though!

  18. Ash

    I am so glad to read that you love Starbucks, or at least the Starbucks frappuccino! When the Canberra Starbucks closed, a little part of me died, especially since they sold out of Canberra Starbucks mugs (which I’d been thinking about buying for AGES) before I could snaffle one on the last day they were open. Thankfully, Andrew has made it his mission to buy me as many Starbucks mugs from around the world as possible. We now have two from Malaysia and one each from New Zealand and UAE.

    Interesting fact: Starbucks are EVERYWHERE in New Zealand. Every single place we stayed in, from the big (well, NZ big) cities like Auckland and Wellington, to the touristy places like Rotorua and Queenstown, to kind of out of the way places like Napier, had at least one Starbucks. They even have two separate Starbucks mugs available: NZ and South Island (apparently the North Island doesn’t rate a mug…).

  19. Lauren

    There is something so comforting about Starbucks. I spent a lot of time there during my recent trip to Shanghai. Familiar yet distinctly Chinese. For example, no pumpkin spice latte in October, but creme brulee latte instead. (Like Americans, Chinese believe French = high class.) Lemon, green tea and sesame lamingtons. Dragon fruit in your fruit cups, instead of boring cantelope.

    Haha, Lincoln’s speeding ticket! Snowpocalypse! Good memories. So much has changed in a year!

  20. penny aka jeroxie

    Frappuccino – awesome! I think I might just get one when I visit the US….

  21. theresa

    I bet Hannahbuck’s is at least a thousand times better than Starbuck’s!

  22. msihua

    What?! A Blender?! hee hee hee…

    Yes you are mad for braving a snowstorm for Starbucks… but we like you mad 🙂 hahaha

  23. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Aww Hannah I know how you feel about memories and going through photos. Except I haven’t mastered the pretty cry at all, mine is the honking-red-nose-heaving-shudders crying 😛 Great job nailing the frappucino! 😀

  24. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    Ahh this sounds incredible! Though you Australians are slowly converting me to your ice coffee ways 😉

  25. Errign

    I’m not much of a Starbucks drinker while at home (since the closest one to me is 20 minutes away), though I do enjoy Iced Passion tea lemonades during the summer, hold the sweetener. When I’m traveling though, especially in Europe and Asia, I am ALL ABOUT the Starbucks. Not sure if it’s a twisted “comfort food” for me or what, but I love it when I’m off & away. Case in point, I drank probably 10 chocolate chip creme frappuccinos (because I am weird and hate coffee) while in Singapore & Hong Kong last week!

  26. ASHLEA

    Oh this is just what I needed! I absolutely love their frappucinos and it just started getting hot here so I’ve been on a kick. However, don’t quite love paying $5.00 for one. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

  27. Alisa Fleming

    Now that is quite the outfit! (had to click over and check that out.

    What a lovely story … if only I liked coffee, I’d be all over that recipe! Yeah, I’m the lame one who orders tea at Starbucks.

  28. katie

    i’m so happy that my trip pictures brought back fond memories for you 🙂

    hahaha “hannahbucks”…. i love the recipe! i need to get a vitamix… but they’re so expensive!

  29. Joyti

    Its a way better idea to make your own, I’m sure 🙂 More convenient, cheaper, healthier…
    And you can customize it a bit more, so more deliciousness…

  30. Simply Life

    I’ve actually never had that from starbucks – good to know!

  31. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    That’s a great idea, sound delicious!

  32. Hannah G

    Oh gosh I want starbucks. I’ve not had any since the London escapade of 2010. Almost work international travel for that. I suppose I could just go to Sydney?? My uni life just isn’t complete without scungy yet comfortable chairs, loud yet pleasing surrounds, and rubbish but enjoyable coffee….

  33. Megan@Dirty Dishes Daily

    I must say the photo with the Frap and the wooden model…I love it. It made me laugh. That recipe sounds amazing.

  34. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    Oh no, Hannah, watch out! Make any more of those, particularly ones with whipped cream on top, and you’ll have Britney Spears beating down your door. I’m not joking. Lock your doors and turn off the lights, and sip this drink very very quietly.

  35. Faith @ lovelyascharged

    That looks so much better – and probably a heck of a lot more wallet-friendly – than the Starbucks version! And heck, I think the decaf soy dolce is perfectly respectable and absolutely worth braving a snowstorm for!

  36. Tasha @ Voracious

    Awww I love this post! I don’t drink coffee, but my husband LOVES it, so I’m going to have to make this for him. 🙂

  37. Tracey

    I used to drink Starbucks everyday … Sometimes multiple times a day! However, I haven’t had a coffee drink from them in months and this post has me wanting one.

  38. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    I’ve never a Starbucks Frappucino! 😯 The reason simply is that everything that is a little fancier than black coffee or espresso is loaded with dairy. 🙁 It would be nice to recreate that one at home so I can get an idea of how it tastes like! And I love that you used instant coffee for your recipe because this is what I usually use when I make coffee (although “real” coffee drinkers tend to despise me for it). I often find instant coffee tastes better than filtered coffee, and it’s easier to make and *always* hot! 😀

  39. Susan

    Oh I have a coffee machine now (from ALDI and it’s great) so I can now totally do these types of drinks. I love those flavoured syrups too!

  40. Rose

    Im so sad Starbucks is no more! We use to have a wonderful starbucks close by to me with lounges upstairs which was always lovely to sit in. Not to mention the awesome gingerbread coffee at christmas time.


  41. Cherrie

    Hannabucks! LOL Love it! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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