Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Iced Vanilla Blended

I am craving an Iced Vanilla Blended from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Sadly, there are no franchises nearby--in fact none in Illinois!--and no, Starbuck's Frappuccino is not the same! (The closest I've come locally is my nearby Border's/Seattle's Best Iced Vanilla Latte.)

So here is my question/plea. Can anyone provide a recipe that I can follow at home to closely approximate the real deal? I would consider ordering CB&TL's French Deluxe Vanilla powder, but with shipping it's really a bit ridiculous. Still, if that's what it takes...

I guess I would need an espresso machine as well. Damn. I don't think this is going to happen.

Here's where I'd rather be today. Strolling down the Promenade and sipping a Blended, of course. Current temperature on the Prairie: 12°F (feels like -6). Double damn.

6 comments:

M.Lane said...

This must be VERY good to get you in such a state when it is so COLD out! I think I would be looking for a hot toddy with double toddy.

Did you recover from New Year's Eve yet?

ML
mlanesepic.blogspot.com

Susan said...

I was going to say, it's 12 degrees and you want an iced beverage? It does sound divine though. :)

Kelli said...

I don't know where you can get it but I SO understand your craving! Hope it warms up in your area, otherwise, hop on a plane and come to San Diego for some personal shopping!

Kelli said...

Thanks for your comment today on my blog!
BTW ~ The hubby and I were out last night and we passed a Coffee Bean and I thought of you!

Bart Boehlert said...

Have a great long weekend CL!

citysage said...

Oh, I think I know the exact Coffee Bean location you are talking about! I had never been to one of their shops until last summer, and I couldn't believe how much better their blended drinks are than starbucks. wish I had a home recipe for you, but all i can do is commiserate!