Baskin-Robbins® B.R. Blast®

Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins' idea to franchise their ice
cream stores for rapid growth was so inspired that the
company's former milk shake machine salesman, Ray Kroc,
adopted the technique to successfully expand his new chain
of McDonald's hamburger outlets.
Ice cream is this chain's staple. So this coffee drink,
unlike the Frappuccino made famous by Starbucks, requires
adding ice cream for a creamy texture and rich taste.
If you've got a blender you can clone either of the two
varieties of this refreshing coffee beverage. For
chocoholics bent on everything mocha, just add some
chocolate syrup to the mix.

1 cup double-strength coffee (see Tidbits)
1 cup milk
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 heaping cup vanilla ice cream
2 cups crushed ice or ice cubes

whipped cream

1. Combine the strong coffee, milk and sugar in a blender
and mix on medium speed for 15 seconds to dissolve sugar.
2. Add ice cream and ice then blend on high speed until smooth
and creamy.
3. Pour drink into two 16-ounce glasses. If desired, add
whipped cream to the top of each drink followed by a sprinkle
of cinnamon.
Makes 2 large drinks.

For this version, add 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup to
the recipe above and prepare as described.

Make double-strength coffee in your coffee maker by adding
half the water suggested by the manufacturer. Allow coffee
to chill in the refrigerator before using it in this recipe.

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