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    Looking for Caribou's chocolate cooler recipe. I requested this on the chat line but realized I should have requested it here. These are to die for. Much better than Starbucks Frappicino. I'm craving one now. Please help!

  • #2
    Re: Chocolate cooler

    Never had one but I love Starbucks frap - hope someone has the recipe - I'd sure like it, too.


    • #3
      Re: Chocolate cooler

      I couldn't find a recipe for Caribou northern coolers. In fact, I only found one recipe of Caribou's out on the Internet.

      The Northern Lite Coolers come in five different flavors: Vanilla, Coffee, Espresso, Chocolate, and Caramel. They are sugar free and use skim milk instead of 2% milk. Compared with Caribou's regular coolers, the Northern Lite variety is virtually indistinguishable in terms of taste. The prime advantage of Caribou's Northern Lite Coolers is their tremendously low calorie count; a large cooler only has 150 calories -- nearly a threefold decrease compared with the regular variety. Each Northern Lite Cooler contains the same three shots of espresso as Caribou's regular coolers.
      Source: Associated Content, May 31, 2007

      Northern Lite Coolers are a blend of coffee; ice; caramel, chocolate or vanilla flavoring; and what the company swears is a "secret ingredient from the frozen tundra.

      Ingredients: Northern Lite Cooler mix, cocoa powder and ice
      Source: Caribou web page

      I think you can adapt this recipe to just chocolate or just caramel as well.

      Caramel-chocolate Coffee Coolers
      By J.M. Hirsch
      Associated Press
      Updated: 04/24/2009 01:37:42 PM CDT

      When making coffee coolers at home, don't use regular ice. As it melts, it waters down the drink, and watered-down coffee is tasteless at any temperature. Instead, pour brewed coffee into ice cube trays and freeze it. Keep a bag of the cubes in the freezer for whenever the mood strikes. While you can brew a pot especially for this, it's easy (and economical) to freeze the remnants of each morning's pot.

      Makes 2 servings.

      1 double shot espresso
      1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half
      1 cup coffee ice cubes
      1 tablespoon vanilla flavoring syrup
      1 tablespoon caramel flavoring syrup
      Whipped cream, to top

      Caramel sauce, to drizzle

      In blender, combine espresso, half-and-half, ice cubes, vanilla syrup and caramel syrup. Puree until smooth. Transfer to tall glass. Top with whipped cream. Drizzle with caramel sauce.
      This looks like a volume recipe.

      Chocolate Coffee Cooler

      2 pots of Special Blend coffee
      2 cups sugar
      4 tablespoons of vanilla extract
      1 gallon of chocolate milk
      cinnamon and a chocolate covered espresso bean for garnish

      Brew 2 pots of Special Blend coffee using 3.2 ounces of coffee (.2 on digital scale) per pot (64 ounces of water). Add 2 cups sugar to hot coffee, mix. Add 4 tablespoons of vanilla extract. Mix well and let cool. Add 1 gallon of chocolate milk (a good source of chocolate milk is Nestle’ Chocolate Milk in ½ gallon containers at the grocery store). Mix well; serve over ice in 16 ounce cups. Serve with shipped cream topped with cinnamon and a chocolate covered espresso bean for garnish.

      Last edited by deweydecimal; 05-26-2009, 11:47 PM.
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      • #4
        Re: Chocolate cooler

        Thank you. I'll give it a try. When I bought one, I noticed they used some kind of powder mix, chocolate syryp, milk, and ice in a blender. I'm not sure if they added anything else.
        The final touch was lots of whip cream and more chocolate syryp.


        • #5
          Re: Chocolate cooler

          oooooooooooooo...sound so very yummy.
          Mary Ann in Wisconsin
          "A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that is unlocked and opens inwards as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

          Ludwig Wittgenstein


          • #6
            Does anyone know the recipe for Caribou Cookies and Cream Cooler?