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London Fog Frappuccino: A Refreshing Earl Grey Tea Treat

Forget the gloomy skies and brisk London air—bring the essence of a cozy English café right to your kitchen with this irresistibly creamy and comforting London Fog Frappuccino.

Made with luscious Earl Grey tea, a touch of vanilla sweetness, and a dreamy whipped cream swirl, this frozen delight is sure to chase away the winter blues and tantalize your taste buds.

london fog frappuccino in a tall glass

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Perfectly captures the essence of a classic London Fog latte in a refreshing, iced form.
  • Homemade Frappuccino base syrup ensures a smooth and decadent texture, just like your favorite coffee shop version.
  • Ready in mere minutes – the perfect pick-me-up for busy mornings or a delightful afternoon treat.
  • Customizable to your taste: adjust the sweetness, add a drizzle of caramel, or get creative with toppings!
ingredients for london fog frappuccino

Ingredient Notes

  • Homemade Frappuccino base syrup: This is the magic potion that gives your Frappuccino its signature Starbucks-like smoothness. Whip up a batch beforehand and you’ll be ready to blend up frosty goodness in no time.
  • Earl Grey tea: The star of the show! Use any Earl Grey tea brand you love, but keep in mind that Starbucks uses a blend with vanilla and lavender notes.
  • Milk: Whole milk will create the creamiest Frappuccino, but any type you prefer works beautifully.
  • Sweetened condensed milk: This adds sweetness and body to the drink, eliminating the need for granulated sugar.
  • Ice: Smaller cubes blend more easily, resulting in a silky-smooth texture.
  • Whipped cream: The ultimate finishing touch! Make your own with heavy cream and a touch of sweetness, or grab a pre-made can for ultimate convenience.
making london fog frappuccino in kitchen

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Steep the Earl Grey tea: Let the rich flavors infuse in hot water for a fragrant and flavorful base.
  2. Whip up the cream: Using a handheld milk frother or whisk, transform heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk into luscious, pillowy clouds.
  3. Blend it all together: Combine chilled tea, milk, ice, Frappuccino base syrup, and a touch of vanilla in your trusty blender. Blend until perfectly smooth and frosty.
  4. Pour and top: Fill a glass with your blissful creation and swirl on that dreamy whipped cream. Garnish with a drizzle of caramel or a sprinkle of your favorite toppings, and prepare to be swept away to a land of cozy contentment.
girl drinking london fog frappuccino

Expert Tips

  • Invest in a blender tamper: This nifty tool helps break up ice and ensures a super-smooth Frappuccino every time.
  • Skip the fancy loose leaf: Tea bags are perfectly suitable for Frappuccinos, and save you the hassle of straining.
  • Ice order matters: Add liquids first, then ice, for optimal blending.
  • Whipping wisdom: The longer you whisk the cream, the stiffer it becomes. Customize it to your desired cloud-like texture.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

  • Over-steeping the tea: This can lead to bitterness. Five minutes is the sweet spot for perfectly balanced flavor.
  • Skimping on the ice: Don’t be shy! Ice is key to achieving that perfectly chilled and refreshing Frappuccino texture.
  • Forgetting the whipped cream: This delightful topping is the crowning glory of the drink. Don’t miss out!
storing earl grey tea frappuccino in fridge

Storing and Preserving

  • Leftover Frappuccino base syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Once blended, your Frappuccino is best enjoyed fresh. Any leftovers will start to separate, but can be briefly revived with a quick blitz in the blender.

Interesting Facts

  • Did you know the name “London Fog” likely originated from the drink’s steamy appearance resembling a foggy London morning?
  • While Starbucks offers hot and iced London Fog lattes, this Frappuccino version is a delightful homemade creation.

Questions You May Have

1. Can I use loose leaf Earl Grey tea?

Absolutely! Use 2 tablespoons of loose leaf tea instead of 2 tea bags.

2. Is there caffeine in this drink?

Yes, Earl Grey tea contains caffeine. Enjoy responsibly!

Easy Homemade London Fog Frappuccino

Recipe by Tania FaysalCourse: Drinks
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

2

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Calories

510

kcal
Total time

7

minutes

A refreshing frozen Earl Grey tea latte, perfect for a summer day.

Ingredients

Directions

  • Steep the tea bags in hot water for 5 minutes.
  • Discard the tea bags and chill the tea in the refrigerator (optional).
  • Make the whipped cream: whisk the heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk until soft peaks form.
  • Blend the chilled tea, milk, condensed milk, ice, and Frappuccino base syrup until smooth.
  • Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream.

Notes

  • Use any type of milk you like, but whole milk will make the drink creamier. Note that Starbucks uses 2% milk.
  • You can use loose leaf tea instead of tea bags, but be sure to strain it before adding it to the blender.
  • Don't add the ice to the blender first. Add the liquids first, then the ice.
  • For a sweeter drink, add more Frappuccino base syrup or condensed milk.

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