I love going to Starbucks. 
I love the concept of Starbucks. 

There are many positive things that comes to mind when I think of Starbucks. It's a way to treat myself - someone making my drink instead of me has always made me feel special. 
It's a place I can get very similar drinks each time and not have to worry about the vast difference. 

What I don't like is the service of different Starbucks' associates. If you get a nice one, anything goes. If you don't get a nice associate, then it's: "We're not allow to do that. Our manager told us this week that we can't do that anymore."
Or a triple shot of expresso and a pump of vanilla end up costing $4.25 instead of $2.95 

The inconsistencies of the associates' service and the price the associates charges really baffles me. I don't want to be negative, but the issues are known, and it has been like this almost since the day Starbucks began their service. 

What a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Costs in Santa Clara, CA

With taxes: Tall $3.90 
Grande $4.67
Venti $5.43

So we want to stay positive and happy and not let that one idiot associate ruin our day, not today.  We are going to make our own Frappucinos, see the first Java Chip Frappucino I shared. The best news is that the cost will always stay the same, and the service, well, top notch of course, since it will be self served. 

Take a look at the ingredients for a Vanilla Frappucino, it's a simple recipe. Give it a try and be happy. 

 1 cup ice 
1 1/2 cups vanilla bean ice cream 
1 tsp sugar 
dash of vanilla 
whipped cream (optional) 

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  1. The latte with whip cream and chocolate drizzles is the only thing I like at Starbucks, hot or cold, caffeinated or decafe. My son likes the "refreshers", this fruity tea is quiet refreshing too.

    1. I like the Java Chip Frap the best, but Trinity loves the vanilla frap because it doesn't contain caffein. I've never had refreshers, I will try them next time.


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