Quick & Easy Hojicha Caramel Frappuccino

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Perfectly sweet and refreshing, this frozen tea latte recipe is made with hojicha tea, a roasted tea from Japan, and dulce de leche.

Hojicha frappuccinos in cups with straws

Hojicha Caramel Frappuccino

  • This frozen drink is deliciously sweet, nutty, and ice cold.
  • Made with hojicha, a roasted Japanese green tea.
  • The caramel flavor comes from the dulce de leche (translates to “milk jam”), which comes canned liked sweetened condensed milk.
  • Takes just seconds to make in a blender using my shortcuts.

My Shortcuts to make it quick and easy:

Questions You May Have

What is ground hojicha?
Ground hojicha is a roasted green tea that has been made into a powder. Hojicha is a tea that only comes from Japan.

Is there caffeine in this drink?
Yes. Hojicha is made from real tea leaves that contain caffeine.

I don’t have a Vitamix, will my regular blender work?
Yes, but make sure your blender can handle crushing ice.

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Hojicha frappuccino ingredients

What You’ll Need

How to Make it

STEP 1: Whip together heavy cream and sugar.

I use a handheld milk frother which makes whipped cream in seconds. 

I like a softer texture so I whip until it forms soft peaks. Set aside.

STEP 2: Blend ice, milk, ground hojicha, and dulce de leche. 

This literally takes seconds. 

Close lid securely, then turn on blender.

I use a Vitamix blender and start on low, then turn it up to high. Stop once it thickens and you don’t hear the ice crunching. It usually takes about 5-10 seconds.

It should be nice and slushy.

STEP 3: Pour frozen hojicha into two cups.

Be careful when pouring since it can splash and make a mess.

STEP 4: Top with whipped cream and garnish with ground hojicha.

Spoon on a couple of dollops of whipped cream to the top of each drink then sprinkle on some ground hojicha. (You can use a mesh strainer to sift if you want more of an even coating.)

Serve with a straw and drink immediately. 

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Hojicha Caramel Frappuccino

Hojicha Caramel Frappuccino

Yield: Makes 2 servings

A frozen tea latte made with hojicha, a Japanese green tea.

Ingredients

Frozen Hojicha Caramel

Whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Whip together heavy cream and sugar.
    I use a handheld milk frother and whisk until it forms soft peaks. Set aside.
  2. Blend ice, milk, ground hojicha, and dulce de leche.
    In a blender, add all hojicha caramel ingredients Close lid securely, then turn on blender. Stop when the ice is slushy and finely crushed.
  3. Pour frozen hojicha into two cups.
  4. Top with whipped cream and garnish with ground hojicha.
    Spoon on a couple of dollops of whipped cream to the top of each drink then sprinkle on some ground hojicha. (You can use a mesh strainer to sift if you want more of an even coating.)
    Serve with a straw and drink immediately. 

Notes

The whipped cream can be made 1-2 days ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

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