At Starbucks, the "Cream Based" (no coffee) frappuccinos all use a proprietary syrup base which I would like to emulate to be able to make a reasonable facsimile at home.
When the baristas make a "Vanilla Bean" frappuccino, the process goes something like this:
- Add a measure of whole milk.
- Add an appropriate measure of ice.
- Add 3 pumps of aforementioned cream base syrup.
- Add a few scoops of vanilla flavored powder.
The milk/ice ratio I can play with, I've found a replacement for the vanilla powder that works well, but I'm stumped at re-creating the cream flavored syrup, which unfortunately, is absolutely key to getting the right taste and consistency.
I see some folks selling jugs of the stuff on ebay, which I can only assume is pilfered stock because Starbucks does not sell it retail. Fortunately, there are pictures of the ingredients label on the jug, which gives me a good starting point.
The image of the base is below.
The ingredients are listed as:
- Natural and Artificial Flavor
- Xanthan Gum (E415)
- Potassium Sorbate (E202)
- Citric Acid (E330)
I would like some suggestions for what kind of cream flavoring I should use to create my own. Whole milk powder? Coffee creamer? Something else?