Delicious Caramel Frappe Recipe You Must Try

Ahoy coffee lovers! Are you tired of spending too much money at big-name coffee shops? Look no further, because I’m about to give you a recipe for a caramel frappe just like McDonald’s! Trust me, this recipe is so good that even Ronald McDonald himself would be impressed.

After a long day of work, there’s nothing else that can compete with an ice-cold cup of coffee. But, let’s face it – buying a caramel frappe every day can get expensive. That’s why I’ve been experimenting in my lab (aka kitchen) for months perfecting this recipe.

It’s time to start sipping your delicious caramel frappuccino in the comfort of your own home – and enjoy it more knowing you didn’t break the bank making it. So, let’s get started and learn how to make an outstanding caramel frappe at home that tastes just like the one from McDonald’s.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Caramel Frappe' -- Just Like Mcdonalds!
Caramel Frappe’ — Just Like Mcdonalds!

Are you a fan of McDonald’s Caramel Frappé but tired of standing in long lines and overpaying? If so, this recipe is the solution for you!

This Caramel Frappé recipe is perfectly blended to match the tantalizing taste of McDonald’s, giving you your favorite drink whenever you want without leaving your home. The ingredients are fairly simple and easy to find at any grocery store, making it an ideal option for your morning routine or an afternoon pick-me-up.

You’ll be able to adjust the sweetness and consistency of the drink by controlling the amount of sugar, milk, and ice used in blending. The creamy texture blended with caramel syrup can fulfill the craving for something sweet and cold on hot days. Additionally, if you’re looking to switch up things a bit, there are plenty of possible substitutions and variations that will suit every taste preference.

Making this frappé at home saves time and money, so why stick to waiting in long lines when you can whip up your own Caramel Frappé just like McDonald’s at home? Prepare yourself the perfect cup of joy that tastes like luxury but won’t break the bank – you’ll surely love this recipe more than McDonald’s!

Ingredient List

 Get ready to indulge in a deliciously creamy and sweet Caramel Frappe' just like your favorite fast food chain.
Get ready to indulge in a deliciously creamy and sweet Caramel Frappe’ just like your favorite fast food chain.

Here is the list of ingredients you need to make the perfect Caramel Frappé just like McDonald’s:

  • ½ cup of strong coffee
  • 2 cups of blended ice
  • 1 ½ cups of milk (whole milk, skim milk, or almond milk)
  • 2 tbsp of sugar caramel
  • 2 oz of Torani caramel syrup (you can also use other brands)
  • Whipped cream or whipped topping
  • Optional: chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, or any toppings you like

Also, if you want to recreate the McDonald’s Caramel Frappé taste, you will need specific ingredients that are often found in industrial food products:
– Skim Milk Sugar
– High Fructose Corn Syrup
– Coffee Extract
– Artificial Flavors
– Mono and Diglycerides
– Guar Gum
– Potassium Citrate
– Disodium Phosphate
– Carrageenan
– Locust Bean Gum

I recommend buying them online or in specialized stores. However, If you prefer using natural ingredients, this recipe will work perfectly fine without them.

Now that we have all these ingredients, let’s proceed to the preparation!

The Recipe How-To

 Our Caramel Frappe' recipe is the perfect pick-me-up for anytime you need a little extra energy or something sweet to sip on.
Our Caramel Frappe’ recipe is the perfect pick-me-up for anytime you need a little extra energy or something sweet to sip on.

Now it’s time to make your own Caramel Frappé, and with this recipe, you’ll make one that tastes like it came straight from McDonald’s. Follow the recipe steps below carefully to ensure a perfect result.


  • 1/2 cup strong coffee, cooled
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp caramel syrup
  • whipped cream (optional)


  1. Brew a strong coffee using your favorite instant coffee powder, then set it aside to let it cool.
  2. Add ice, cold coffee, milk, and caramel syrup to a blender.
  3. Blend all ingredients on high until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Pour the blended mix in a glass.
  5. Top with whipped cream and caramel syrup drizzle (optional).
  6. Enjoy!

Remember that the secret to making a perfect frappé is not over-blending, which can make the frappé melt too quickly or lose its texture. Be sure to blend just enough so all ingredients are well combined.

Try out this simple recipe at home, and enjoy your very own Caramel Frappé any time of day!

Substitutions and Variations

 Be prepared to blend, swirl, and sip on this delectable frozen treat.
Be prepared to blend, swirl, and sip on this delectable frozen treat.

When it comes to making a caramel frappé, there are plenty of opportunities to experiment with different substitutions and variations to suit your personal tastes. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

– Milk: Looking for a lower-fat option? Swap in almond milk, skim milk, or even half-and-half for a richer texture.

– Sweeteners: Instead of using regular granulated sugar, try subbing in brown sugar or honey for a more complex flavor. You can also use sugar-free sweeteners if you’re looking to reduce your sugar intake.

– Coffee extract: Want an extra coffee kick? Add in some instant coffee powder or replace 1/2 cup of the milk with brewed espresso.

– Chocolate: Love mocha frappés? Add 2 tbsp of chocolate syrup or powder to the recipe for a delicious chocolatey twist on the classic caramel frappé.

– Whipped cream: Want to indulge a bit more? Top your caramel frappé off with some whipped cream and drizzle additional caramel sauce over it before serving.

– Secret Menu items: If you’re feeling adventurous, try experimenting with some secret menu items like adding a shot of hazelnut or vanilla syrup or ordering a Mcdonalds caramel frappé but asking for an additional shot of espresso.

Remember, these are just starting points, and the beauty of making coffee drinks at home is that you can customize them however you like. So feel free to get creative and make your own unique version of this beloved drink!

Serving and Pairing

 Creamy caramel syrup, strong iced coffee, and milk come together to create the perfect balance of flavors in this yummy frappe'.
Creamy caramel syrup, strong iced coffee, and milk come together to create the perfect balance of flavors in this yummy frappe’.

Now that you’ve whipped up a delicious Caramel Frappé just like McDonald’s, it’s time to sit back and relax. This beverage is best enjoyed on a hot summer day, but can be a perfect go-to drink for anytime of year.

Serving wise, pour the blended ice topped off with whipped cream into a tall glass and drizzle caramel sauce on top. The perfect size serving will depend on your preference, but you can’t go wrong with 12-16 ounces. To finish off the look, add a cute straw and it will look Instagram-ready in no time.

As for pairing the Caramel Frappé just like McDonald’s, grab your favorite snack or baked treat. This drink goes well with any pastry like croissants or danishes, however its rich flavors pairs wonderfully with chocolate-covered pretzels. Finish your meal snacking one while sipping from your drink.

No matter what you choose to pair this beverage with, you will not be disappointed. Enjoy every last sip!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Always use fresh, high-quality ingredients for the best taste possible.
Always use fresh, high-quality ingredients for the best taste possible.

If you want to enjoy your Caramel Frappé later or make some in advance, there are some things to keep in mind to ensure that you preserve its quality and freshness.

To make ahead, prepare the coffee and caramel syrup mixture as directed in the recipe without adding the ice and whipped cream. Leave it to cool down before storing it in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

When you are ready to serve your pre-made frappé, add the chilled mixture into the blender with 2 cups of ice and blend until smooth. Top it with whipped cream and drizzle caramel syrup over it. This way, you will have a delicious, refreshing drink in no time.

Regarding storage, remember that blended drinks, like frappés, do not store well once they’re made. If you have any leftovers after serving, store them in an airtight container in your fridge for no more than one day. Before serving, shake or stir it well as it may separate. Add a little extra ice if needed to bring back its original texture.

When reheating a frappé drink is not recommended since the heat would change the consistency and flavor of your drink. However, if you have leftover coffee mixed with caramel syrup without whipped cream, then reheat it as you normally would and make a fresh frappé using the instructions provided above.

Now that you know how to properly make-ahead, store and reheat your Caramel Frappé drinks let yourself be creative with different flavor combinations by adding almond milk instead of skim milk or chocolate syrup instead of caramel. Enjoying your homemade drinks has never been easier!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Don't have whipped cream at home? Don't worry, it
Don’t have whipped cream at home? Don’t worry, it

Making a frappe at home can be a little intimidating, especially if you want it to taste like the caramel frappe from McDonald’s. But don’t worry, I’ve got some tips that will help you make the perfect caramel frappe every time.

First, make sure to use strong coffee to get that rich coffee taste. If you’re using instant coffee, use two tablespoons instead of one to get a stronger flavor. You can also try adding some mocha or chocolate syrup for a delicious twist.

Next, use blended ice instead of regular ice cubes. This will give your frappe a smoother, creamier texture that tastes just like McDonald’s.

When it comes to milk, you can use any type you like – whole milk, skim milk, almond milk, or even half-and-half. However, if you want your frappe to be as close to the McDonald’s version as possible, I recommend using skim milk and a latte mix. The latte mix will help give your frappe that frothy texture that you know and love from the restaurant.

For sweetness, use sugar or caramel syrup. If you’re using caramel syrup, start with 1/2 cup and adjust according to taste. You can also try using whipped topping for an extra touch of sweetness on top.

Finally, don’t forget about presentation! Serve your frappe in a clear glass so that you can see the layers of blended ice and creamy coffee goodness. And if you really want to impress your guests (or yourself!), top it off with whipped cream and drizzle some additional caramel syrup on top.

Follow these tips and you’ll be enjoying a delicious homemade caramel frappe that tastes just like it came from McDonald’s in no time!


For any recipe, there are always some questions that come up while preparing it. So, I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions for this Caramel Frappe recipe that may help you to make the perfect frappe every time you want to enjoy it.

What is Mcdonalds Caramel Frappé made of?

For our Caramel Coffee Frappe, we use a specially crafted base that consists of cream, skim milk, sugar, water, high fructose corn syrup, milk, coffee extract, natural and artificial flavors, mono & diglycerides, guar gum, potassium citrate, disodium phosphate, carrageenan, and locust bean gum. This combination of ingredients helps to create a smooth and creamy texture while infusing the drink with rich flavors.

What are the ingredients in a McDonald’s frappe?

For this coffee recipe, you will need cream, water, skim milk, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, coffee extract, natural and artificial flavors, cocoa processed with alkali, mono and diglycerides, guam gum, potassium citrate, disodium phosphate, carrageenan, locust bean gum, and some food dyes (red 40, yellow 5, blue 1). Please note that this recipe includes milk and may not be suitable for those who are lactose intolerant.

Is Mcdonalds Caramel Frappé frozen or iced?

Looking for a sweet and refreshing coffee-based drink? Try our Caramel Iced Frappé, available at select McDonald’s restaurants. Our blend of coffee and ice is topped with a drizzle of smooth caramel sauce and a dollop of creamy whipped cream. Check the My McDonald’s app to see if this tasty treat is available at your location.

Is a Caramel Frappé from mcdonalds hot or cold?

If you fancy a frosty delight that is both satisfying and sweet, then you ought to try our Frappés. These creamy treats are blended with ice and topped with whipped cream, providing a refreshing combination of flavor and texture. You can pick between the indulgent and rich Mocha or the buttery and sweet Caramel.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Caramel Frappé recipe is the perfect treat for coffee and caramel lovers. With its smooth texture and sweet flavor, it’s a great choice for any time of day. This recipe is easy to make with simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand. Plus, it tastes just like the Caramel Frappé from McDonald’s – what’s not to love?!

By following the steps and tips laid out in this article, you can make a delicious Caramel Frappé that tastes just like the one from your favorite coffee shop. Whether you want to mix up your morning coffee routine or treat yourself to an afternoon pick-me-up, this recipe is sure to satisfy.

So go ahead and give it a try! You won’t be disappointed. And if you’re feeling adventurous, don’t be afraid to experiment with variations and substitutions until you find your perfect blend. Cheers to enjoying a homemade Caramel Frappé just like McDonald’s!

Caramel Frappe' -- Just Like Mcdonalds!

Caramel Frappe' -- Just Like Mcdonalds! Recipe

I am so addicted to McDonald's Caramel Frappe but I'm spending way to much daily to have my fix. My best friend Brandy gave me her version & it taste so good.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 2 glasses
Calories 114.1 kcal


  • 2 cups ice
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup strong coffee
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons caramels
  • 1/3 cup whipped cream


  • Add these ingredients to blender -.
  • 1 cup of ice.
  • 1/2 cup of milk.
  • 1/2 cup of double strength coffee.
  • 2 tablespoons sugar.
  • 2 tablespoons caramel
  • Blend well.
  • Pour half into tall glass.
  • Top with whipped cream.
  • Drizzle with caramel.
  • Enjoy!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 379gCalories: 114.1kcalCarbohydrates: 16.7gProtein: 2.4gFat: 4.5gSaturated Fat: 2.8gCholesterol: 16.1mgSodium: 51.3mgSugar: 13.4g
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