Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Caramel Coffee Jelly Frappuccino Doodh poha - Rice flakes cooked in milk #doodhpoha #sharadpunam #sharadpoornima



So I came out with few girls from the seminar 'Improving your assertiveness skills' which I recently attended, and couple of girls wanted to go to Starbucks, one of the girl seemed so desperate to go there and kept saying "I need my coffee, without I can not even think anything" I was totally shocked and thought in three hours she had more than 6-7 cups of coffee and she is still asking for more where I can not handle even one cup?


She asked me, my reply was If I have more coffee, my night will be ruined, I won't be able to sleep as I had quite a strong one already. She found it funny and said to me "My nine year old drinks couple of cups of coffee everyday" and we debate on caffeine addiction for a while and I put my assertiveness skills on the test..yes, I succeeded and straight away headed to home :)


Starbucks, costa or any coffee house chain shops  never attracted me, It's not that I hate those expensive coffees and other high - end - coffee seasonal drinks. Maybe it's just me, it's not in my DNA that I would sit hours in those shops, gossiping with friends and keep up with updating my Facebook ! Basically, I am not an addict to any chemicals.


Lol, if I go alone into those cafe I would look at freaky menu and can not make any decision what I want, definitely person behind me can tell that this menu looks alien to me as they would notice that I stood there this whole time in a queue, and still waiting till I would go to the counter to decide what the heck I want !!

I only need dark astringent brews maybe on an occasion, when I really need to concentrate on a long drive or going for a late night parties or Garba to play Dandiya raas till late night. I grew up in a home where piping hot masala tea was the only answer for hot beverage, coffee and cafe culture wasn't really the 'thing'. So everyday I need masala chai (tea), two cups a day is enough, if I really become naughty than maximum three cups a day.



However, my daughter loves to have on some occasions Lattes or drinks adulterated it with flavours, sweeteners and lightness  and hand crafted beverages such as sophisticated and luxurious hot chocolates, and creamy and cold Frappuccino.

Many times she insists that I should indulge into these things too, I listened to her and accompanied her on couple of occasion, indulged in few ice treats. So there we were sipping delicious Caramel Coffee Jelly Frappuccino and feeling heavenly and enjoying and absorbing the atmosphere, still my mind was slipping away into other thoughts, being me the thought was "when will I  prepare this in my own kitchen" :)

Since I had that dying desire making Frappuccino at home, time went pass by, more than four months I was looking for an occasion to execute my plan. Because in this recipe coffee is involved, I thought Sharad Poornima is the fine occasion as we go out to play garba on this day until midnight, and caffeine is the perfect choice for us to have.



On sharad Poornima or Sharad Poonam, celebrated on full moon we offer Doodh Poha and consume too. I love to prepare Doodh poha with different flavours like Doodh Poha with gelatine free Nutella Panna cotta    , coconut and mango doodh poha and Vanilla Doodh Poha.

Everyone in the family enjoyed this new flavoured doodh poha before we went to play last Dandiya raas of 2015. We were delighted for having delightful dessert. So calling all coffee lovers, you may be interested in this recipe !!




You will need :- Coffee jelly

  • 400 ml water
  • 5 g agar agar (aka china grass ) or Dr. Oetker vege gel 
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
You will need :- Caramel Frappuccino 
  • 1/4 cup ice cubes
  • 80 ml strongly brewed and cooled coffee or 2 shots espresso cooled
  • 200 ml chilled milk
  • 2-3 tbsp caramel sauce 
  • 3 tbsp. caramel syrup
You will need :- Doodh Poha
  • 1/2 cup rice flakes ( poha ) cleaned, washed and soaked in water for 15-20 minutes.
  • 200 ml milk
  • 50 ml cream ( optional )
  • 5-6 tbsp. sugar
You will need :- To serve 
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel sauce


Method :- Coffee Jelly
Cut agar agar stripes into small pieces and grind it in the grinder.
Take 250 ml water in a saucepan, add sugar and coffee and heat it on a medium heat.
Stir until sugar dissolves and simmer for further 2 minutes.
Turn off the heat and set aside.
In another saucepan, add agar agar powder and remaining 150 water and mix well.
Turn the heat on and bring it to boil.
Stir continuously till you see agar agar dissolves properly.
There should be no lumps.
Turn off the heat, add coffee decoction and stir well.
Once you see no lumps, pour the liquid into jelly moulds.
Leave undisturbed until it firms and jelly sets nicely.
It will not take more than 2 hours.
Once set keep in the refrigerator.

Metho :- Doodh Poha
Take milk and cream in a pan, bring it to a boil.
Add soaked poha and sugar.
Stir continuously for 8-10 minutes.
Doodh poha will get thicker.
Turn off the heat.
Let it cool at room temperature and then chill in the fridge.

Method :- Caramel Frappuccino 
Once ready to serve, take ice cubes and all the ingredients in blender.
Pulse and blend.
Add prepared doodh poha and mix well.

Method :- assembling 
Take a tall glass.
Add coffee jelly cubes.
Pour few tablespoons of caramel Frappuccino Doodh poha.
For finishing touch pipe the whipped cream and drizzle caramel sauce.
Serve immediately.
Enjoy !!!! 

















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3 comments:

  1. bookmarked the recipe. No one really likes the plain doodh poha at home, so I make very little just for offering. Next year will make it into a more exciting version. Thank you for the brilliant idea.

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    1. Thank you Mayuri ,by preparing this way we get best of both worlds :) Let me know when you prepare, sure your family will love it !

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  2. Cold brewed coffee is the best choice for me. It increase my energy in the morning. I drink cold coffee everyday morning. Thanks for this wonderful article.

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