Learn the secret to making a delicious Frappuccino

As a passionate barista, I believe that everyone deserves to enjoy a great cup of coffee, no matter where they are or what they’re doing. While grabbing a delicious frappuccino at Starbucks can be tempting, the cost can add up quickly. That’s why I’m excited to share with you my recipe for an “Almost” Starbucks Frappuccino!

This copycat recipe is simple, quick and tastes almost identical to the real deal. If you’ve ever wondered how to make your favorite Starbucks frappuccino from the comfort of your own home, this is the perfect recipe for you. In just a few steps, you can have a blended drink that separates liquid and ice almost immediately and tastes just like the best Starbucks frappuccino.

So whether you want a mocha frappuccino, caramel frappuccino, or double chocolate chip frappuccino – this recipe has got you covered! You won’t need to spend a fortune on gourmet coffee shops anymore because with this frappuccino recipe, you’ll be able to enjoy café-quality drinks without breaking the bank.

Trust me when I say that once you give this “Almost” Starbucks Frappuccino recipe a try, it might just become your new go-to beverage for almost every day. So grab your blender and let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

“Almost” Starbucks Frappuccino

Are you a coffee enthusiast and an avid fan of Starbucks Frappuccinos? Well, we have good news for you! Our “Almost” Starbucks Frappuccino Recipe will give you the same delicious taste that you love from Starbucks, but with the added bonus of being able to enjoy it from the comforts of your very own home.

We understand how tough it can be to wait in those long lines at Starbucks just to get your hands on your favorite drink. But fear not, with this recipe, you can make a delicious frappuccino in the comfort of your own home – and best of all, it’s super easy to make!

Using simple ingredients such as ice cream and sugar, our recipe perfectly balances sweetness and creaminess to create that perfect Starbuck-like flavor. Plus, our recipe is highly customizable for those who want to amplify their drinking experience with toppings like whipped cream or extra chocolate chips – the possibilities are endless!

In addition to being tasty and highly customizable, our “Almost” Starbucks Frappuccino Recipe is also cost-effective. With prices of drinks at Starbucks seemingly increasing each year, this recipe provides an affordable alternative that won’t break the bank.

Trust us when we say that this recipe will become a go-to for almost every day craving. So why wait in line or waste money when you can take matters into your own hands? Enjoy the convenience, affordability and great taste that our “Almost” Starbucks Frappuccino Recipe has to offer.

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your cravings with this homemade Frappuccino!
Satisfy your cravings with this homemade Frappuccino!

Let’s talk about the ingredients that you need for this frappuccino recipe. Don’t worry, you don’t have to spend tons of money! We will create a copycat starbucks frappuccino that tastes almost identical to the original drink.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • Sugar: You need sugar to sweeten the drink according to your preference.
  • Chocolate Ice Cream: Chocolate ice cream is used in this recipe to get a thicker and creamier texture.
  • Mocha Syrup Base: Mocha syrup is a flavored liquid sugar that is the base of the drink. You can find it at any supermarket or online stores.
  • Double Chocolate Chip: Double chocolate chip is used to add more chocolate flavor and rich texture to this drink. It’s one of the best options for a chocolate chip frappuccino.
  • Ice: You will use ice to blend the drink and make it cool.
  • Whipped Cream, Caramel or Chocolate Syrup (optional): Adding whipped cream, caramel or chocolate syrup on top adds an extra sweetness and decadent touch. You can skip it if you want to keep it healthier, but indulge yourself once in a while!

That’s it! You only need a few basic ingredients which you can easily find at any grocery store. Trust me, it’s super easy and quick to make!

The Recipe How-To

 Take a sip of this
Take a sip of this “almost” Starbucks Frappuccino.

Now that we have assembled all the ingredients needed, we can begin with making our “Almost” Starbucks Frappuccino Recipe. Here’s how to do it:


  1. Brew coffee using your favorite method and let it cool completely.
  2. Add coffee, milk, and sugar into a blender.
  3. Blend on high for 20-30 seconds until sugar has dissolved.
  4. Add ice, chocolate ice cream, and 2-3 pumps of your desired syrup base to the blender.
  5. Blend everything together until smooth and frothy.
  6. If the drink is too thick, add a little extra milk or water until you get the desired consistency.
  7. Taste-test the frappuccino mix and adjust accordingly – add additional sugar or syrup if you prefer a sweeter flavor, or additional ice if it’s too thin.
  8. Pour your homemade frappuccino into glasses and enjoy!

Quick tip: You can always play around with different types of syrups or flavors to achieve your preferred taste.

This recipe makes a perfect base blended drink, but feel free to get creative with variations such as adding whipped cream or caramel sauce on top.

With this recipe on hand, you can now make Starbucks-quality drinks at home without spending too much money buying them daily from the café. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 Enjoy the taste of Starbucks at home.
Enjoy the taste of Starbucks at home.

There’s no denying that making your own copycat Starbucks frappuccino recipe is a thrill, and the possibilities for customization go on and on. Not in the mood for mocha? No problem. Craving something with a little more chocolatey goodness? Double up! Here are some substitutions and variations that will take your frappuccino game to the next level.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try swapping out the chocolate ice cream with vanilla bean ice cream for a milder vanilla and coffee flavor pairing. You can also add a scoop of peanut butter to give it an extra nutty dimension. For those who dare to take things up a notch, salted caramel is another great addition to any classic frappuccino recipe.

On hot summer days, nothing beats a fruity treat like Starbucks’ strawberry frappuccino. Luckily, this “almost” recipe can be easily adapted by replacing the chocolate base with strawberry syrup or pureed fresh strawberries. Or why not channel your inner carnival enthusiast with Starbucks’ latest limited-time item, the funnel cake frappuccino?

For those who want to explore off-menu options, try blending in some caramel or toffee nut syrup into the mix. These add-ons mimic flavors found in some popular drinks from the secret menu.

So go ahead, mix and match ingredients till your heart’s content! With these substitutions and variations, there are endless possibilities for creating your own star-worthy drink right at home.

Serving and Pairing

 Why visit Starbucks when you can make this Frappuccino at home?
Why visit Starbucks when you can make this Frappuccino at home?

Sip, sip, hooray! Your “almost” Starbucks Frappuccino is finally complete and now it’s time to enjoy it at its best. This blended drink can be served in any cup or glass of your choice. For an authentic Starbucks experience, choose a clear plastic cup along with a green straw.

An “almost” Starbucks Frappuccino is a sweet indulgence that pairs well with anything buttery or chocolaty. I recommend having this drink alongside a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie, brownie or even a croissant if you’re feeling fancy.

For those who are more health conscious, fruit bowls or smoothie bowls would blend perfectly with the sweetness of the drink. Berries and mangoes would make a great pairing.

This drink is versatile and can be enjoyed at any time of day for any occasion – breakfast on-the-go, an afternoon pick-me-up or as a dessert drink. The drink also pairs well with other popular options such as peanut butter or salted caramel flavors.

Pro-tip: take it up to another level by serving the Frappuccino in a chocolate coated cup ready to indulge in double the sweetness!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Make your own personalized Frappuccino with this recipe!
Make your own personalized Frappuccino with this recipe!

It’s always a good idea to make a big batch of Almost Starbucks Frappuccino when you have some free time. This way, you’ll have extra servings for later when you’re feeling too lazy to whip up another one from scratch. You can store the blended drink in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

When you’re ready to enjoy some more Almost Starbucks Frappuccino, give the mixture a stir with a spoon or shake it up in the container. The liquid and ice may separate during storage, but don’t worry, this is perfectly normal. Simply blend it again in your blender or with an immersion blender until smooth before serving.

You can also freeze the blended drink for later use. Pour the frappuccino into an ice cube tray and freeze it overnight. Then pop the frappuccino ice cubes into a resealable plastic bag and store them in the freezer for up to 1 month. When you’re ready to enjoy another Almost Starbucks Frappuccino, simply empty the frozen cubes into your blender and blend until smooth.

If you want to reheat your Almost Starbucks Frappuccino, transfer it into a microwave-safe glass or mug and heat it up using short 10-20 second intervals until warm enough. Be careful not to overheat, as this can cause the blended drink to separate and become too watery.

Now that you know how to store, freeze and reheat your Almost Starbucks Frappuccino, you can make their delish drinks almost anytime!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Perfect way to cool down in the summer heat.
Perfect way to cool down in the summer heat.

You are almost there! Here are some tips to help you achieve that perfect frappuccino taste.

1. Use a syrup base to make blended drinks

Add sugar syrup to your drink to get the same flavors as Starbucks Frappuccinos, which uses a simple syrup made with equal parts of water and sugar. You can also use other flavored syrups such as vanilla or caramel to add depth to your drink.

2. Keep it cold

Make sure your drink is ice-cold before you blend it. This will prevent the drink from separating into liquid and ice almost immediately after blending.

3. Don’t overblend

Be careful not to blend too much, as this can lead to a watery texture or a drink that separates easily.

4. Experiment with substitutions and variations

Try the recipe with different types of ice cream or syrups to create new flavors inspired by Starbucks Frappuccinos.

5. Use whole milk for a creamier texture

Whole milk gives a richer and creamier texture compared to skim milk which tends to be thinner in consistency.

6. Add a shot of espresso for a coffee frappuccino

Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino includes espresso shots in the recipe, which enhances that rich coffee flavor in their drink.

7. Garnish your drink with whipped cream and topping

To achieve that “almost” identical look and taste, add whipped cream and toppings such as crushed oreo cookies, chocolate or caramel syrups on top of your homemade frappuccino.

So, there you have it – these tips should help you make an almost perfect copycat version of Starbucks Frappuccino at home!


As a barista, I know that the process of making coffee drinks can seem daunting at first. But fear not! In this FAQ section, I answer some common questions and concerns about making your own Almost Starbucks Frappuccino at home. So read on to find out more!

What Frappuccino mix does Starbucks use?

In order to prepare blended drinks, it’s crucial to use a frappuccino coffee roast syrup base, which is what Starbucks employs. Without the base, the drink will quickly break up into ice and liquid. However, there’s some good news – Amazon sells a frappe base created by Ghirardelli.

What are the ingredients in a Frappuccino from Starbucks?

For this recipe, we’ll need a few key ingredients: ice, milk, coffee Frappuccino syrup, and coffee. The syrup is made up of a combination of sugar, water, natural flavor, salt, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate, and citric acid.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the “Almost” Starbucks Frappuccino recipe is easy to make, delicious, and cost-effective. Whether you are a fan of mocha frappuccinos, caramel ribbon crunch frappuccinos, or double chocolate chip frappuccinos, this recipe has got you covered. You don’t have to spend a fortune at Starbucks or wait in long lines when you can make your favorite frappuccino drinks from the comfort of your home.

Furthermore, this recipe is also customizable to fit your taste preferences. You can add peanut butter or salted caramel to your frappuccino or even try out the new Starbucks strawberry funnel cake frappuccino.

In addition, with the use of a syrup base, this recipe can be used to make blended drinks beyond just frappuccinos. The possibilities are endless!

So why not give this copycat Starbucks Frappuccino recipe a try? It tastes almost identical to the real thing and you get to control the ingredients and flavors. You’ll be able to enjoy your favorite Starbucks drink almost every day without breaking the bank.

Thank you for reading and happy sipping!

"Almost" Starbucks Frappuccino

“Almost” Starbucks Frappuccino Recipe

Since I serve this is very large glasses I have listed at two servings, you may divide into as many servings as you wish, make certain to use very strong coffee for this --- this is very good!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Coffee
Calories 313 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups cold strong coffee
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate ice cream (can use more)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • sugar (to taste) (optional)
  • 2 cups crushed ice, divided (about 1 cup for each glass, or use as much as desired)
  • whipped cream


  • In a blender combine coffee with ice cream and chocolate syrup; blend until smooth.
  • Add in sugar (if using) and blend slightly until combined.
  • Place about 1 cup crushed ice in two large tall glasses.
  • Divide the mixture into the glasses.
  • Top with a dollup of whipped cream.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 535gCalories: 313kcalCarbohydrates: 47.2gProtein: 5.1gFat: 12.5gSaturated Fat: 7.1gCholesterol: 28.4mgSodium: 204.8mgFiber: 2gSugar: 34.1g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beginner Cook, Beverages, Easy, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein, Refrigerator, Shakes, Small Appliance, Smoothies, Summer
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