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Baskin-Robbins B.R. Blast Copycat Recipe
Baskin-Robbins B.R. Blast
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Drink
Calories: 358
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.2 (17 reviews)

Burt Baskin and Irv Robbin's 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.

Source: Top Secret Recipes: Sodas, Smoothies, Spirits & Shakes by Todd Wilbur.

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
Ground cinnamon

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 the 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. 

Tidbits: 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.

Not thick enough
Submitted on: 11/18/13
I measured everything correctly, but couldn't get it thick enough. It was too soupy. I kept having to add ice cream to it. It has a pretty good taste though.
Submitted on: 05/23/13
This was pretty good, but I didn't think it was close to the original recipe. I wanted to make a low sugar option so I have been playing around with it and I find that if you use no sugar added vanilla bean ice cream, omit the sugar in the recipe, add in a couple spoon fulls of sugar free coolwhip it taste incredibly close to the original version that is full of sugar! hope this helps anyone looking for a healthier version of this recipe!
Submitted on: 04/15/10
LOVE THIS RECIPE!! I added caramel ice cream topping, instead of whipped topping and omitted the sugar. Thanks
Submitted on: 03/08/08
I am addicted to the cappucinno blasts from Baskin Robbins so I decided to try this and i LOVED IT!!!!!!! I didnt add the extra sugar and it tasted exactly the same. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this and will be makin this more often.
Submitted on: 11/12/07
Honestly, i like this wayyyyyyy better than Baskin Robbin's because sometimes at BR it tastes all watered down. The mocha is delicious!!!!!!
Submitted on: 11/05/07
I worked at baskin robbins last year, and this recipe is close, but not exact.
Submitted on: 09/18/07
I have finally found it! Instead of using the milk, coffee, and sugar. Go buy two cans of starbucks doubleshots and use them instead. Its taste exactly the same to every single one of my taste buds. Those doubleshots are a little pricy, but when I drink one Blast everyday, sometimes two, it is well worth it and saves me a lot of money.
Submitted on: 06/21/07
This rocks. You just saved me money.
Submitted on: 12/01/06
This drink is so refreshing and good. Adding a bit of Peppermint scnapps is wonderful....I vary the strengths and amount of ingredients to achieve different flavors
Rose Bush  
Submitted on: 03/07/06
I have made this recipe many times and I found that it is very good with fresh grated nutmeg and cinnamon on it.
Submitted on: 02/20/06
I worked at a BR abt 5 yrs ago. This recipe is very close, just need to skip the sugar.
sweet tooth  
Submitted on: 02/12/06
YUMMY, I love this drink.
Submitted on: 11/27/05
I am a Blast Snob (Mocha) and am very picky. This recipe is OK. A few years ago when I was getting a fix everyday, I befriended the owner who told me exactly how to make it. Even sold me a jug of the cappucino mixture. All was well until he sold the place. The secret is the cappucino flavoring. This recipe will get you by if you can't get to your local BR, but the best is going there. It helps, too, believe it or not to use BR vanilla ice cream.
Submitted on: 11/14/05
With the ice cream in the recipe the additional sugar is not necessary, or cut the amount of sugar back. Otherwise, way too sweet!
Submitted on: 08/09/05
i have made this recipe lots of times, and i absolutely love it (especially the mocha)! delicious, and very close to the original b.r. blast!
Natasha Adkins  
Submitted on: 08/03/05
I made this and it was way too sweet. It was like drinking sugar through a straw. lol Maybe cut back to 1/4 cup of sugar when you make it, if not less. The double strength coffee and everything else tasted good, just way to sweet.
Cynthia Dunn  
Submitted on: 07/21/05
My friend and I go to Baskin Robbins a couple times a week to enjoy this drink so we tried it right away when I bought the book and found the recipe. It tastes AMAZING!! Just like at the resteraunt!!