Indulge in Decadence with Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino

Are you a coffee lover looking to spice up your morning routine? Look no further than this delicious homemade Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino recipe. You can indulge in the rich coffee flavor and creamy chocolate goodness that will energize you and make you feel like a barista in the comfort of your own home.

Forget about spending a fortune at Starbucks for a single cup of coffee; this recipe is easy on your wallet and guaranteed to be just as satisfying. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up an indulgent frozen beverage that will have you ready to tackle whatever the day throws your way.

The best part? This recipe is completely customizable to your preferences. Whether you prefer milk or half-and-half, white chocolate or dark chocolate, this frappuccino is adaptable to any taste.

So why not skip the morning rush and treat yourself with our easy homemade mocha frappuccino today?

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino

As a barista, I can confidently say that this chocolate mocha frappuccino recipe is one of the best things you can ever make at home. Why? Because it’s rich, creamy, and downright delicious. Moreover, this easy homemade recipe is a Starbucks copycat mocha frappuccino that will save you money and time from visiting the coffee shop. Trust me, every sip of this mocha frappuccino is going to be worth it.

If you’re someone who loves chocolate, this frappuccino will be your new favorite drink. It’s packed with chocolate in various forms – from chocolate syrup to white chocolate pieces. And if you add a dash of cinnamon on top, it takes the drink to the next level.

But what sets this drink apart from other mocha frappuccinos out there is the balance between the coffee and chocolate flavors. The brewed coffee provides a much-needed caffeine kick while enhancing the chocolatey goodness of the drink. You won’t have to worry about being overwhelmed with either flavor since they complement each other perfectly in this recipe.

Plus, making this drink is effortless – all you need are simple ingredients that are probably already in your pantry or fridge. So why spend an absurd amount of money at Starbucks when you can make this delicious drink at home with ease?

Trust me; you’ll love how easy it is to whip up a batch of this creamy, dreamy homemade mocha frappuccino.

Ingredient List

 Start your day with a delicious Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
Start your day with a delicious Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino

Get ready for an explosion of flavor with these Mocha Frappuccino ingredients:

  • Instant Coffee: 3 tablespoon(s) of instant coffee are needed for this recipe.
  • Chocolate Syrup: 1/4 cup(s) of chocolate syrup would make your drink richer and creamier.
  • Milk: Both whole milk and half & half work great in this drink. You can use 1 cup(s) of whole milk, or a mixture of half & half and milk (1/2 cup [4oz] of each). If you like a lighter drink, skimmed milk could also be used instead.
  • Ice Cubes: To get the perfect chilly texture, you’ll need to use 2 cup(s) of ice cubes.

Other awesome Mocha Frappuccino ingredients include:

  • Sweeteners: Depending on your preference, sugar or artificial sweeteners can be added. I recommend starting with 3 tablespoon(s), but feel free to add more or less to taste.
  • Cinnamon: A pinch of cinnamon added to the mix makes an exceptional spice addition.
  • Brewed Coffee: Instead of using instant coffee, try using brewed coffee from Italian Roast or Dark Roast blends. Add roughly a cup (8oz) after brewing it with water and let it chill before using it in the recipe. This option gives a stronger coffee flavor.
  • Whipped Cream: Would you like whipped cream on top? Don’t forget to buy some heavy cream and whip it until stiff peaks form before adding it on top of your homemade Mocha Frappuccino.
  • Vanilla Syrup: To infuse vanilla flavoring into your frappuccino, add a tablespoon of vanilla syrup to your mix.

These ingredients will help you create a delicious Mocha Frappuccino that could rival ones from Starbucks or other popular coffee shops.

The Recipe How-To

 Sip on this tasty treat anytime of the day
Sip on this tasty treat anytime of the day

Once you have gathered all the ingredients listed in the previous section, let’s move to the fun part – making the mocha frappuccino!

Step 1: Brew the Coffee

First, prepare a small pot of brewed coffee using the Italian Roast coffee beans. Use 1/4 cup of coffee grounds and 4 cups of water to yield around 2 cups of brewed coffee. Once it is done, allow it to cool down to room temperature.

Step 2: Add Mocha Flavors

Next, pour the brewed coffee into a blender. Add 3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup, 3 tablespoons of white chocolate mocha sauce, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract into the blender. These ingredients will give your homemade mocha frappuccino a richer and creamier taste.

Step 3: Mix Milk and Ice

Add 1 cup of milk and 2 cups of ice cubes into the blender as well. You can use whole milk or half-and-half for a creamier texture. For a dairy-free option, try using almond milk or coconut milk instead.

Step 4: Blend It Up

Blend all the ingredients together on high speed for about 30 seconds or until you reach a smoothie-like consistency.

Step 5: Decorate Your Frappuccino

Pour your homemade mocha frappuccino into a tall glass, leaving some space at the top for whipped cream. Top it off with as much whipped cream as you like and sprinkle some cinnamon on top for extra flavor.

Enjoy your homemade mocha frappuccino and have fun experimenting with different flavors and toppings. Do keep in mind though that this recipe contains caffeine so be careful not to take it late in the evening if you are sensitive to caffeine.

Substitutions and Variations

 Indulge in a sweet and decadent drink
Indulge in a sweet and decadent drink

Are you feeling adventurous and want to try some unique variations of the classic Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino? You’re in luck because there are plenty of substitutions and variations to choose from to create personalized and flavorful modifications to this mouthwatering iced coffee drink.

One way to make a unique twist on the classic recipe is by substituting the instant coffee with brewed coffee. Brewed coffee has a stronger taste compared to instant coffee, providing a more authentic coffee flavor to your homemade mocha frappuccino. If you prefer a sweeter taste, add a dash of cinnamon to your brew for that uniquely warm spice perfect for cold-weather sipping.

Do you want a white chocolate variation? Substitute the chocolate syrup with white chocolate sauce or use white chocolate chips melted into the milk for an even richer creamier variation. For a touch of mint, try adding a teaspoon of peppermint extract or crushed peppermint candy to your white chocolate frappuccino.

If you’re looking for an extra boost, you can change up your Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino by adding flavors like vanilla, caramel, or hazelnut. Add a tablespoon of vanilla extract or syrup resulting in Mocha Vanilla Frappuccino. For a caramel twist, substitute half of the chocolate syrup with caramel syrup and drizzle caramel sauce on top of the whipped cream.

Another option is to replace the milk entirely with plant-based alternatives such as almond milk or oat milk for vegan and dairy-free options. To top off your dairy-free treat, add coconut whipped cream instead of traditional whipped cream.

Are you feeling adventurous? Try blending in peanut butter or even some fresh fruit like bananas or berries for something new and exciting.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to modifying this delicious recipe. Experiment with various ingredients and get creative in making this Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino uniquely yours!

Serving and Pairing

 Cool down with a frosty cup of Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
Cool down with a frosty cup of Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino

Once your homemade mocha frappuccino is ready, it’s time to enjoy it! This icy blended beverage is the perfect treat on a hot summer day or as an indulgent dessert after a meal.

For an extra decadent touch, drizzle some chocolate syrup or sprinkle some cinnamon over the whipped cream. And don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors – add some peppermint for a holiday twist, use white chocolate instead of dark for a sweeter taste or make a triple chocolate frappuccino by adding some chocolate chips.

This drink pairs well with other sweet treats such as cookies, brownies or cupcakes. You can also serve it alongside fresh fruit like strawberries or bananas to balance out the richness of the drink.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing your mocha frappuccino with a savory snack like popcorn or potato chips. The salty and sweet combination is surprisingly satisfying.

And if you want to take it up another notch, serve your homemade mocha frappuccino alongside a toasted sandwich or panini. The creamy and rich drink complements the savory flavors and textures of the sandwich perfectly.

Overall, this easy homemade mocha frappuccino recipe is a versatile drink that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a variety of snacks and meals.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Perfect for a hot summer day
Perfect for a hot summer day

When it comes to coffee drinks, nothing beats a freshly brewed cup. But what if you don’t have enough time to make a mocha frappuccino every day? Don’t worry, because this recipe is perfect for making ahead.

Once you’ve whipped up a batch of your homemade mocha frappuccino, it can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. So whether you’re planning to enjoy it for breakfast or as an afternoon pick-me-up, simply pour yourself a glass and you’re good to go.

But what about reheating? Unfortunately, reheating a mocha frappuccino will not give you the same delicious flavor and texture as when it’s freshly made. Since this drink is meant to be served cold and blended with ice, reheating it will only make the ice melt and dilute the flavor.

That being said, there are ways to jazz up your leftovers. If you find yourself with leftover homemade mocha frappuccino lying around, try using it in place of milk in your favorite pancake or waffle batter. This will give your breakfast an extra boost of caffeine and chocolatey goodness!

So next time you’re craving a delicious and creamy mocha frappuccino but don’t have the time to whip one up from scratch, rest assured knowing that you can easily make it ahead of time and keep it on hand for whenever your cravings strike.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Get a boost of energy with this caffeine-packed drink
Get a boost of energy with this caffeine-packed drink

When it comes to making a delicious Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino, there are a few tips that can make all the difference between an ordinary frappe and an extraordinary one. Here are some of my tried-and-true tips for getting perfect results every time:

1. Use quality ingredients: Your frappuccino will only be as good as the ingredients you put into it. Be sure to use fresh, high-quality ingredients, especially when it comes to the coffee and milk.

2. Brew strong coffee: Brew strong coffee using either Italian Roast or Dark Chocolate roast coffee beans. If brewing a whole pot, keep in mind you’ll only need 1 cup for this recipe.

3. Use enough ice: The main ingredient in a frappuccino is ice, which is why it’s essential to use enough of it. Two cups of ice are perfect for this recipe.

4. Blend until smooth: Make sure to blend your frappuccino for at least 30 seconds to get that smooth, creamy texture we all love so much.

5. Drizzle with chocolate syrup: Add some flair to your homemade mocha frappuccino by drizzling chocolate syrup on top.

6. Enhance your frappuccino with cinnamon and whipped cream: Cinnamon can give your frappuccino a warm and spicy flavor while whipped cream adds a rich, creamy texture.

7. Experiment with different variations: Once you’ve mastered the basic recipe, don’t be afraid to experiment with different variations such as adding peppermint syrup or substituting white chocolate for regular chocolate syrup.

By following these simple tips and adding your unique touch, you’ll be able to whip up a tasty homemade Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino just like the ones at Starbucks or McDonald’s!


Before we wrap up this article, I want to address some FAQ regarding this chocolate mocha frappuccino recipe. While the above tips can give you a good idea of how to create the perfect blend, you may still have some questions on your mind. So, let’s dive into the most commonly asked questions and clear up anything that may be confusing or unclear.

What is in a chocolate mocha Frappuccino?

Looking for a deliciously blended and energizing coffee-drink? Look no further than the Copycat Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino! Made with a blend of ice, espresso, chocolate syrup, and milk, this drink is finished with a yummy topping of whipped cream.

What kind of milk is in Mocha Frappuccino?

When it comes to making a killer Mocha Frappuccino, the type of milk you use can make all the difference. It’s best to stick with whole milk for a rich and smooth finish. Opting for reduced fat or nonfat milk may not provide the creaminess you’re after, especially since the recipe calls for a lot of ice. So, make sure you stock up on the whole milk for the perfect, decadent Mocha Frappuccino.

What are the ingredients in a Frappuccino from Starbucks?

To whip up this delicious coffee drink, we’ll need a few essential ingredients, including ice, milk, coffee frappuccino syrup, and coffee. The syrup is made of sugar, water, natural flavor, salt, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate, and citric acid.

What coffee does Starbucks use for frappuccinos?

For a Frappuccino-like taste, I recommend using VIA Instant Italian Roast as the coffee base. This blend closely resembles the Frappuccino Roast used in Starbucks, made from a combination of Italian Roast and Signature Espresso mixed in water.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the chocolate mocha frappuccino recipe is a must-try for all coffee lovers out there. Not only is it easy to make with simple ingredients, but it also has a rich and indulgent flavor that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Whether you’re looking to cool off on a hot day or crave a cozy and comforting treat, this homemade mocha frappuccino is the perfect pick-me-up.

By following these step-by-step instructions and tips, you’ll be able to make a delicious copycat of the Starbucks mocha frappuccino right at your own home. And if you’re feeling adventurous, don’t forget to try some of the substitutions and variations we’ve listed here to create your own unique twist on this classic beverage.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your blender and get brewing! Treat yourself to a tall glass of creamy, chocolatey goodness and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you made it all from scratch. Trust me, once you take that first sip of this chocolate mocha frappuccino, you won’t want to go back to store-bought coffee drinks ever again.

Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino

Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino Recipe

I'm not an avid coffee drinker but I have many friends who work at Sbux and I got hooked on the Caramal and Chocolate Fraps....being a college kid I cant afford them so I found a way to make my own version.
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Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Fusion
Calories 20.4 kcal


  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 -8 ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons instant coffee (I use Folgers Mocha Chocolate Cappuccino Mix , dont mix with additional water or milk I add powder f)
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  • whipped cream
  • chocolate syrup


  • Add Milk,ice,Chocolate Syrup,Mix to blender and mix until smooth.
  • Pour into a glass top with whipped cream, drizzle with syrup and dash of cinnamon.
  • ENJOY!
  • This can also be made with Caramel just replace the chocolate syrup -- .

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Serving: 27gCalories: 20.4kcalCarbohydrates: 2.5gProtein: 0.7gFat: 0.8gSaturated Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 2.3mgSodium: 16.9mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.8g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beginner Cook, Easy, For Large Groups, Inexpensive, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein
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