10 for 10::part 5

Final installment of drinks coming right up! Today I have a summer drink and a fall drink–java chip frappes and pumpkin spice lattes.

Java Chip Frappes


4 tablespoons chocolate syrup plus extra for drizzle (optional)
4 tablespoons chocolate chips
4 cups double-strength freshly brewed dark roast coffee (cooled)
1 cup milk
Crushed ice
Whipped cream (optional)
Caramel syrup if you want Frappuccino caramel


Fill blender half full of ice. Add chocolate syrup, chocolate chips, cold coffee, and milk. Blend until thick and icy. Pour into cups, top with whipped cream, and share with three friends!

And in case spring is slow in coming where you live, too, try the pumpkin spice latte. It’s my favorite because of simplicity and spicy, comforting flavor.

Pumpkin Spice Latte


1-2 shots of espresso or 1/4 cup double strength coffee
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon sugar 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for garnish* (optional)
Cool Whip or whipped cream, for garnish (optional)


Pour milk into a mug and microwave for one minute. Steam or whisk milk until frothy. Add sugar, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice and mix well. Add coffee. Top with whipped cream and more pumpkin spice, just for nice. 🙂 (You may have noticed my recipe does not include pumpkin. No, that’s not a mistake. I like the spicy flavor without the pumpkin. It truly is a pumpkin spice latte, but if you’d like to add pumpkin, 2 tablespoons should be about right.)

Well, I’ve had a lot of fun! Keturah and I would love to hear suggestions from you–what would you like to see next? We can’t promise to try it, but we’ll at least consider it! What do you like to see? Something with installments like this one, tutorials, things we’ve done?Thanks for visiting! Oh, and yesterday was outsideoftheboxblog’s first birthday. 🙂


6 thoughts on “10 for 10::part 5

  1. I stumbled upon your blog tonight, and promptly read every. single. post. I’m a DIYer, too, when time allows, so I loved seeing the projects y’all have been working on. And drinks? with coffee and chocolate? Yes please!! Can’t wait to try them out. The photography was spectacular as always, which in my opinion, makes any blog so much better. So my 2 cents? Just more. More of everything!:)

  2. Now give me a fat free version. 🙂 Love these and want to print them out and try them this summer.
    Maybe you don’t want to give away all your secrets but how about some tutorials on that crafty stuff I saw at Coppes Commons.

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