We had a really lovely Saturday a few weeks back, which was perfect for getting some yard work done, but I knew if I asked Allison to help, it would be met with a lot of resistance. So, I did what any sneaky mom would do... I bribed her. The girl has a serious frappe addiction, and the mere mention of Starbucks has her drooling like a fool. Just offering her a frappe for picking up the sticks in the yard got her moving faster than Speedy Gonzales.
It took her 2 hours, so I'd say she definitely earned every penny of that overpriced beverage! Don't get me wrong, I love a good frappe too, but I'll go to Dairy Queen for their $2 happy hour prices instead of shelling out $5 at Starbucks. Sadly, they don't offer them for $2 on the weekends, so I came home and concocted my own Cookies & Cream Frappe, which tasted pretty darn good, especially for how little it cost me to make myself at home.
1 cup frozen coffee cubes (place strong brewed coffee in ice trays and freeze until solid)
1 cup half and half
2 tbs sugar
2 tbs chocolate syrup
1/4 cup crushed chocolate wafer cookies, crushed
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Pour into glass, top with whipped cream, additional crushed chocolate wafer cookies and mini chocolate chips. Serve immediately.
How do you motivate your kids to do extra chores around the house?