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Old 09-29-2005, 06:10 AM   #21
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Ink, I've had that happen before, too, and have concluded that it could be from 1-over blending to get the cubed ice to break down enough and 2-I use skim milk, which seems to not blend as well, causing that separation you mentioned. You're right, it's still good, just not quite the same!
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Old 09-29-2005, 12:20 PM   #22
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Thanks for the over-blending tip, that may be hurting it. I do not, however, use skim milk, as the java chip recipe does not call for milk. I can imagine why there may be trouble blending ice, coffee, chocolate syrup, and chocolate chips into a uniform consistency, but they seem to do it well enough at starbucks. Maybe the recipe isn't quite spot-on?
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Old 09-29-2005, 12:27 PM   #23
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Maybe, Starbucks has better blenders than we do at home?
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Old 09-29-2005, 12:56 PM   #24
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This could be the reason


"Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino®
These are copycat recipes and not the actual propriety recipe that is property of Starbucks. They are approximations. For the real thing, visit your local Starbucks."
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Old 09-29-2005, 01:00 PM   #25
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"Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino®
These are copycat recipes and not the actual propriety recipe that is property of Starbucks. They are approximations. For the real thing, visit your local Starbucks."

Ok, if you insist. I'll go this afternoon!
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Old 09-29-2005, 01:03 PM   #26
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Ok, if you insist. I'll go this afternoon!
If I recall, I know you're a big fan, pds. The idea is really to emulate Starbucks' recipes. Good blending tips here. Thank you.
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Old 09-30-2005, 07:06 AM   #27
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Remember... any starbucks beverage can be improved by a shot of rum or vodka.

What!? We had really long shifts there!
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As a former employee of Borders, I still feel a certain alliance to their own cafè... and I do still miss their CHAI FREEZE!!
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:51 AM   #29
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Remember... any starbucks beverage can be improved by a shot of rum or vodka.

What!? We had really long shifts there!
How about kaluha.. would that work instead? LOLOLOL!!
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How about kaluha.. would that work instead? LOLOLOL!!
Actually that's very nice.

And now that some one mentioned chai try the Chai (the concentrate) in your hot chocolate. You get a sweet and spicy hot chocolate mix similar to chocolate abuelita or severial other mexican hot chocolates with cinamon and clove.
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