Delicious Mocha Frappe Recipe – A Must Try!

Come one, come all! Join me on the coffee adventure of a lifetime with my irresistible Mocha Frappe recipe. For all you coffee lovers out there, this recipe provides the perfect blend of creamy and refreshing sweetness at your fingertips. Whether it’s a scorching hot summer day or a crisp winter evening by the fire, the Mocha Frappuccino’s magic never ceases to amaze. With just a few simple ingredients and my easy-to-follow instructions, you can savor the taste of homemade mocha frappe at home.

Admittedly, we’ve all heard of the famous Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino that brings joy to millions worldwide. However, what makes this recipe truly special is that it is an easy-to-make copycat version of the much-loved classic. You don’t need to head out for your caffeine fix anymore; I’ve got you covered!

As someone who is passionate about coffee myself, I’m thrilled to share my time-tested recipe with you. It’s no secret that coffee is more than just a beverage for many people – it’s a ritual, an experience, and even a lifestyle. And let me tell you – this recipe delivers on all fronts!

So buckle up and get ready to take your taste buds on an adventure like no other with this irresistible Mocha Frappe recipe. Once you try it, there will be no going back – welcome to the family!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha Frappe
Mocha Frappe

Dear coffee aficionados,

Are you a fan of the rich and indulgent taste of a Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino? Do you find yourself craving this heavenly concoction on hot summer days or whenever the mood strikes? Look no further than this homemade Mocha Frappé recipe!

Not only does making your own Mocha Frappé at home save you time and money, but this recipe also allows you to customize the sweetness and milk content to your liking. With just a handful of simple ingredients, including strong brewed coffee, chocolate syrup, and ice cubes, you’ll be able to whip up a delicious copycat version of your favorite Starbucks drink in no time.

But what sets this recipe apart from any other Mocha Frappé out there is that it can be tailored to meet your dietary needs and preferences. Swap out whole milk for non-fat milk or use an artificial sweetener instead of sugar – the possibilities are endless! Furthermore, this recipe can be modified to include delicious variations such as hazelnut, caramel, or even peanut butter. You’re not just making a drink, you’re creating a masterpiece tailored specifically for your taste buds.

In addition to being an easy-to-follow recipe with great customization potential, this Mocha Frappé is also creamy and satisfying. It’s the perfect way to indulge in something sweet without going overboard on calories or overpowering your palate with too much sweetness.

So why settle for store-bought drinks when you could make your own delicious and customizable Mocha Frappé at home? Give our homemade recipe a try today and take your taste buds on a journey filled with rich chocolate, robust coffee, and refreshing ice. Trust me — you won’t regret it.

Ingredient List

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with this delicious Mocha Frappe!
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this delicious Mocha Frappe!

Before we jump into making this yummy Mocha Frappe, let’s take a look at what we will need to make it happen.

Ingredients 1

  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee (make sure it’s COLD)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or your favorite artificial sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules

Ingredients 2

  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold coffee (strongly brewed)

Ingredients 3

  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate syrup

Other ingredients that you might want to add on to your Mocha Frappe are caramel, blended hazelnut, vanilla, or even kahlua. At home, feel free to get creative and mix different flavors together for a fun twist.

Now that we have all of our ingredients, let’s get blending!

The Recipe How-To

 Get ready to indulge in a rich and creamy blend of coffee and chocolate flavors.
Get ready to indulge in a rich and creamy blend of coffee and chocolate flavors.

Now that we have gathered all the necessary ingredients for our Mocha Frappe, let’s start with the recipe!


  1. Set up all your ingredients near your blender so that they are ready to use.
  2. Brew coffee in a coffee maker or use instant coffee granules to have the coffee ready.
  3. Once it cools down, mix cold coffee, milk, chocolate syrup, artificial sweetener or sugar, instant coffee granules in a mixing jar until smooth. You can also add some vanilla syrup for extra flavor.
  4. Now add 2 cups of ice in a blender and pour the mixture into it. Blend on medium-high speed until all the ice is crushed and the frappé is smooth.
  5. Taste to ensure perfect sweetness and thickness.
  6. If you want a thicker consistency, add more ice. Conversely, if you want a slightly thinner consistency, add more milk.
  7. Pour your Mocha Frappe into tall glasses or mason jars leaving room on top for whipped cream and syrup drizzle.
  8. Top with whipped cream and drizzle some chocolate syrup over it for an extra indulgence.
  9. Enjoy your homemade Mocha Frappe!


  • Use whole milk for creamier texture or nonfat milk to reduce calories.
  • Use Starbucks mocha syrup or sauce to get closer to the flavor of Starbucks mocha frappuccino.
  • Add some Kahlua or hazelnut syrup for extra richness.
  • Use peanut butter instead of chocolate syrup for a twist on this classic recipe.
  • You can make iced coffee ahead of time so it has time to cool before making your frappé.

In conclusion, making a Mocha Frappe at home is quick and easy with this recipe! It requires only basic ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen. So why not skip the trips to Starbucks and experiment with new flavors? With these simple steps, you can prepare your Starbucks Copycat Mocha Frappuccino within minutes!

Substitutions and Variations

 This Mocha Frappe is the perfect pick-me-up on a hot summer day.
This Mocha Frappe is the perfect pick-me-up on a hot summer day.

As a barista, I understand that everyone has different preferences – whether it’s for taste or dietary restrictions. So, I’ve got some substitutions and variations you can make to the mocha frappe recipe to make it your own!

– Milk Substitutes: If you prefer a dairy-free version, you can substitute whole milk for nonfat milk or any plant-based milk such as almond, soy, or coconut milk. You can also mix them together with half & half to get the creaminess you desire.

– Sugar Substitute: For those who are looking to reduce their sugar intake, you can use an artificial sweetener instead of regular white sugar. You may also use other alternatives such as honey, maple syrup or agave nectar.

– Topping Variations: To add more flavor to your mocha frappe, you can try adding whipped cream, chocolate shavings or chocolate syrup on top of your drink instead of just whipped cream. Alternatively, if you want a nutty flavor, sprinkle some chopped peanuts or almonds as garnish.

– Coffee Variations: If regular coffee is not your thing, try making this recipe with cold brew coffee instead of hot brewed. Also, for an added twist you could switch up the flavor by using hazelnut coffee or vanilla coffee.

– Mocha Frappe Remix: If you are a fan of Starbucks’ famous beverages such as caramel frappe or mocha frappe then don’t hesitate to customize the recipe by adding caramel sauce and whipped cream on top of the frappe. Or even combine flavors like peanut butter mocha frappuccino!

Remember, there are no hard and fast rules with this recipe. Feel free to experiment with different ingredients and techniques until you find your perfect mocha frappe.

Serving and Pairing

 Take a sip of this heavenly beverage and experience a burst of deliciousness in your mouth.
Take a sip of this heavenly beverage and experience a burst of deliciousness in your mouth.

Once your Mocha Frappé is blended to perfection, it’s time to serve and enjoy! This icy treat is best served in a tall glass, garnished with a dollop of whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate syrup.

As for pairing, the Mocha Frappé goes well with a variety of sweet treats. Pair it with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie or indulge in a slice of rich chocolate cake. For a healthier option, serve it alongside a bowl of fresh fruit or a handful of nuts.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding a scoop of ice cream to your Mocha Frappé for an extra indulgent treat. Vanilla or caramel ice cream pairs particularly well with the rich chocolate flavor of the frappé.

No matter how you choose to serve and pair your Mocha Frappé, be sure to savor each sip and enjoy the perfect balance of rich coffee and creamy chocolate flavors.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Our Mocha Frappe is a treat you won't soon forget.
Our Mocha Frappe is a treat you won’t soon forget.

Once you have made yourself a delicious Mocha Frappé, it’s natural to wonder if you can save some for later. Fortunately, this recipe is easy to prepare in advance, store, and reheat whenever you need a caffeine kick.

If you want to make this drink ahead of time, be sure to blend all the ingredients except the whipped cream and pour the mixture into an airtight container. Shake gently before refrigerating. You can store your Mocha Frappé overnight in the fridge but it’s best to use it within 24 hours. The longer you keep it, the more chance there is that ice crystals will form, which can change the texture of the drink.

When you are ready to serve your Mocha Frappé, take it out of the fridge and give it a good shake before pouring it into a glass. Add the whipped cream on top and drizzle some chocolate syrup for extra flavor.

If you want to reheat your Mocha Frappé, there are two options. One is to warm it up in a microwave for about 30 seconds or until heated through (this could differ depending on your microwave). Be careful not to let it get too hot that it thins out or boils over. Alternatively, grab an insulated tumbler or flask and put your cold Mocha Frappé into it with some fresh ice cubes – then give it a good shake until combined well.

Overall, making your homemade Mocha Frappé is quick and easy, so enjoy sipping on one whenever you like!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A smooth blend of espresso, milk, and chocolate sauce, all in one refreshing drink.
A smooth blend of espresso, milk, and chocolate sauce, all in one refreshing drink.

As a barista with years of experience in crafting the perfect cup of coffee, I have learned that making great coffee is both an art and a science. In this section, I will share my top tips for ensuring that your Mocha Frappé turns out to be perfection in a cup every time.

1. Use the Right Ratio of Ingredients

One of the most important things to keep in mind when making a Mocha Frappé is to use the right ratio of ingredients. Aim to keep it at 1 cup brewed coffee, 2 cups ice, and 1/2 cup milk. Adding too much or too little of any ingredient can affect the taste and consistency of your drink.

2. Start with Strong Coffee

To achieve a rich, flavorful mocha frappuccino, it’s essential to start with strong coffee. Use either 2 tablespoons of instant coffee granules or 1 cup of strong brewed coffee as a foundation for your frappe recipe.

3. Chill Your Ingredients

Another essential tip for perfecting your Mocha Frappé is to chill your ingredients before blending. The colder your coffee, milk, and ice are before blending them together, the thicker and frothier your frappe will be.

4. Add Chocolate Syrup for Flavor and Sweetness

To give your mocha frappe an authentic Starbucks touch, add some chocolate syrup into the mix for extra flavor and sweetness. I recommend using either 2 tablespoons or three tablespoons chocolate syrup depending on how much sweetness you prefer.

5. Use Whipped Cream and Chocolate Syrup Toppings

Finally, topping off your Mocha Frappé with whipped cream and chocolate syrup elevates its aesthetic appeal as well as its flavors’ palate more deliciously when tasted together. Other popular topping options include caramel drizzle or chopped nuts for extra crunch.

By following these tips and tricks for perfecting Mocha Frappé, you’re sure to achieve an amazing, refreshing frozen coffee cooling delight that will impress anyone.


Now that we’ve covered all the steps to create a delicious Mocha Frappe, it’s time to answer some frequently asked questions. These are some things I have encountered while working as a barista and creating this recipe myself. Hopefully, these will help you achieve the perfect Mocha Frappe every time. Let’s dive in and get the answers you need!

What is a Mocha Frappé made of?

To make a rich and delicious Mocha Coffee Frappe, you’ll need a few key ingredients. These include cream, water, skim milk, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, coffee extract, natural and artificial flavors, cocoa, and various emulsifiers and stabilizers like guar gum, carrageenan, and locust bean gum. The mixture is finished with some food coloring to give it its iconic brown hue.

What’s in a Mocha Frappé Starbucks?

The Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino is a blended beverage that features a delicious combination of ice, whole milk, coffee Frappuccino syrup, coffee, mocha sauce, whipped cream, and vanilla syrup.

What defines a Mocha Frappé?

One of the sweetest coffee-based drinks out there is the Mocha Frappe, which is crafted with a tantalizing blend of sugar, chocolate, milk or ice cream, and whipped topping all blended with ice. This beverage has gained popularity due to its irresistible taste and icy texture.

What makes a McDonald’s frappe?

The recipe for the coffee drink calls for a blend of cream, skim milk, sugar, water, high fructose corn syrup, coffee extract, and a combination of natural and artificial flavors. Additionally, the mixture is enhanced with mono and diglycerides, guar gum, potassium citrate, disodium phosphate, carrageenan, and locust bean gum.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Mocha Frappé recipe is an easy and delectable way to enjoy your favorite Starbucks copycat drink in the comfort of your own home. Making this drink with high-quality ingredients ensures a delicious and satisfying result. It’s important to experiment with substitutions and variations to find what works best for your taste buds. Whether you prefer it with whipped cream or without, sweetened or unsweetened, hot or cold, this recipe can be adjusted to suit your preferences.

Remember to follow the tips for perfect results provided herein – use nonfat milk or whole milk depending on preference, add chocolate syrup according to taste among others. By doing so, you will achieve a creamy and delicious Mocha Frappé that will rival any Starbucks creation.

So why not skip the long drive-through lines and save a few bucks by treating yourself to a homemade Mocha Frappé instead? It’s the perfect quick summer indulgence, soothing winter comfort or anytime beverage!

Mocha Frappe

Mocha Frappe Recipe

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine International
Calories 41 kcal


  • 3/4 cup double-strength brewed decaffeinated coffee, cooled
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons granular no calorie artificial sweetener
  • 1 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 cup ice cube


  • Place coffee, cocoa and sweetener in blender container; cover. Blend on medium speed 30 seconds or until well blended.
  • Add milk and ice; cover. Blend on high speed until smooth.

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Serving: 225gCalories: 41kcalCarbohydrates: 6.9gProtein: 3.9gFat: 0.9gSaturated Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 1.6mgSodium: 45.6mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 4.2g
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