A Delicious Mocha Frappuccino Shake Recipe

Hey there, coffee lovers! Today, I have a special recipe for you that will transform your typical coffee routine into a delightful treat. Are you feeling adventurous and want to try something new? Look no further than this delectable mocha frappuccino shake recipe.

This recipe is perfect for those who want to indulge in a creamy and chocolaty beverage while also being conscious of their health. With the option to substitute sugar and dairy, this mocha frappuccino shake can be made personalized to fit any dietary needs.

Imagine sitting on your porch on a hot summer day, sipping on a cold and refreshing mocha frappe that cools you down instantly. Or perhaps snuggling up beside the crackling fire during the winter months, savoring the rich and delicious flavor of the homemade mocha frappuccino. This recipe is versatile enough to be enjoyed anytime, anywhere.

Are you skeptical about making your own mocha frappe at home? Don’t worry – I’ll guide you through each step of the process so that you can achieve perfect results every time. With ingredients that are easy to find, preparing this beverage will become an enjoyable activity for any coffee enthusiast.

So sit back, relax and let’s get started on this mouth-watering adventure of making the perfect homemade mocha frappuccino shake!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha Frappuccino Shake
Mocha Frappuccino Shake

Are you a fan of Starbucks’ infamous Mocha Frappuccino, but tired of spending upwards of $5 every time you want to indulge in one? This recipe is for you. Not only is it budget-friendly, but it’s also incredibly easy to make and customizable to your own individual taste.

The homemade mocha frappuccino recipe requires only a handful of ingredients that most people already have at home: coffee (brewed and chilled), milk (any type can be used – whole, almond, or Greek yogurt for an added protein boost), unsweetened cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, and ice. Though sugar-free options like Splenda sugar substitute are available for those with diabetic conditions, this recipe uses regular sugar to deliver the sweet kick we adore in mocha frappuccino.

This recipe has the perfect balance of sweet and chocolatey flavor with hints of coffee which are sure to satisfy any craving you may have! It’s also customizable to your individual preference. Whether it’s adding a flavored sugar-free syrup or choosing unsweetened almond milk instead of regular milk for a keto-friendly option, this recipe allows for endless possibilities.

Need an energy boost to start your day? No problem! You can blend in shots of espresso or instant coffee for added caffeine – just what you need to conquer the day ahead!

Most importantly, this homemade mocha frappuccino recipe is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy a delicious drink without leaving their house. Skip the long lines and save your hard-earned cash by making this quick and easy beverage at home. Trust me when I say that once you try it yourself, you’ll never crave for the caffeine-packed Mocha Frappuccino from Starbucks again!

Ingredient List

 Delight in every sip with our delicious Mocha Frappuccino Shake!
Delight in every sip with our delicious Mocha Frappuccino Shake!

Before jumping into the recipe, let’s take a closer look at the ingredients of this delicious Mocha Frappuccino Shake. To achieve the perfect texture and taste, make sure to gather all the necessary elements beforehand.

Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe:

  • 1 cup (8 oz) of strong brewed coffee, chilled
  • 2 cups of ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz) of milk
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz) of chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup (6 oz) of sugar-free vanilla ice cream or almond milk if you prefer a dairy-free option
  • Splenda sugar substitute according to your taste
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Make sure to pick up all these ingredients before getting started so you’ll have everything prepared ahead of time. If you don’t have sugar-free vanilla ice cream on hand, don’t worry; you can always use almond milk as an excellent non-dairy alternative. You can also replace the whipped cream with whipped coconut cream if you’re looking for a dairy-free option. So let’s get ready to blend all these lovely ingredients together into one smooth and creamy Mocha Frappuccino Shake!

The Recipe How-To

 Satisfy your cravings with our creamy shake topped with whipped cream and chocolate drizzles.
Satisfy your cravings with our creamy shake topped with whipped cream and chocolate drizzles.

Now it’s time to dive into the recipe how-to of our scrumptious mocha frappuccino shake. This recipe is quick and easy, taking only 5 minutes to prepare.


  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee, chilled
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar-free vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups ice cubes


  1. Brew the coffee and let it chill in the fridge for a few minutes.
  2. Add the chilled coffee, cocoa powder, milk, ice cream and ice cubes to a blender.
  3. Blend the ingredients on high speed until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
  4. Once it’s blended, pour it into a large glass and enjoy immediately.

This mocha frappuccino shake recipe is perfect for satisfying your cravings without leaving the comfort of your own home.

Before you blend your ingredients together, make sure to check that they are all within reach. Not having them nearby will make your preparation longer than it needs to be.

I suggest chilling your brewed coffee in the fridge before use, as you don’t want a watered-down mocha.

The key to achieving a smooth consistency is blending long enough on high speed after everything is added into your blender.

This method ensures all ingredients are evenly mixed together in a frothy consistency.

Make this recipe more customized by adding whipped cream on top or substituting almond milk instead of regular milk. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors!

Now that you know all these tips and tricks to making an amazing mocha frappuccino shake at home, get blending!

Substitutions and Variations

 Take a break from the heat with this icy, refreshing treat.
Take a break from the heat with this icy, refreshing treat.

Ah, the beauty of cooking – there’s always room to put your own twist on a recipe. So if you’re feeling a little adventurous, here are some substitutions and variations for the Mocha Frappuccino Shake Recipe:

– Sugar-free: If you’re trying to cut down on sugar, try using sugar-free vanilla ice cream and Splenda sugar substitute instead of regular ice cream and sugar.

– Dairy-free: Feel free to swap out milk with almond milk or any other kind of milk substitute that you prefer. Almond milk can add a nutty flavor that complements the brewed coffee very well.

– Protein-packed: Want to make this into a protein shake? Add a scoop of protein powder to your ingredients list. You can also try adding a cup of Greek yogurt to boost the protein content without sacrificing flavor.

– White Chocolate: Don’t want chocolate syrup but still love white chocolate? Swap out the milk chocolate syrup with white chocolate syrup for a creamy twist on the original recipe.

– Iced Coffee based: Swap brewed coffee for instant coffee, make it double strong or condensed, then proceed with the same blending process.

– Keto-Friendly: If you’re following keto, omit the chocolate syrup and add MCT Oil powder instead for healthy fats.

Don’t forget – adding your own touch doesn’t have to end here. Do you like whipped cream? Go ahead and get creative with it by adding cinnamon or sprinkles on top. Whether you’re mixing in additional flavors or changing up proportions, there are endless ways to turn this classic Mocha Frappuccino Shake Recipe into something that’s all your own. Just remember to share it with us!

Serving and Pairing

 Say goodbye to monotony and hello to our indulgent Mocha Frappuccino Shake.
Say goodbye to monotony and hello to our indulgent Mocha Frappuccino Shake.

Mocha Frappuccino Shake is the ultimate refreshment for coffee lovers who desire a blend of bitterness and sweetness in their drinks. This creamy and smooth shake is best enjoyed ice-cold and served in tall glasses, garnished with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

Pairing is an essential aspect of serving this beverage. You may opt for sweet snacks like chocolate chips cookies, brownies or even caramel popcorn. For those that crave savory options, consider pairing your Mocha Frappuccino Shake with fresh berries, nuts or cheese.

If you’re hosting a party during summers, make Mocha Frappuccino Shake station, so guests can add their own toppings. It’s also easy to serve alongside other beverage items such as water, soda or iced tea for non-coffee drinkers.

No matter how you serve this delicious shake, you are in for a delightful treat.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Ready to drink? We’ve got the recipe for the ultimate coffee-lover's drink!
Ready to drink? We’ve got the recipe for the ultimate coffee-lover’s drink!

One of the best things about this Mocha Frappuccino Shake recipe is that you can prepare it ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to two days. Just blend all the ingredients together and store the mixture in an airtight container. When you’re ready to enjoy your shake, simply pour it into a glass and add ice cubes.

If you have leftover shake that you want to store for later, make sure to keep it in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. The shake will stay fresh for up to two days, but make sure to give it a good stir or blend before drinking.

For reheating purposes, I suggest that you avoid heating up the shake directly on the stove or microwave as doing so may alter its taste and texture. Instead, pour your shaken mix into an insulated tumbler or mug and then place it inside a bowl of hot water. This way, your drink will warm up slowly and evenly, without compromising its taste and consistency.

Whether on the go or at home, enjoying a Mocha Frappuccino Shake is always an indulgent treat that is perfect all year-round. So go ahead, stock up on ingredients for this delicious recipe, shake things up and reward yourself with every sip!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Reward yourself with this sweet, caffeinated drink that will awaken your taste buds.
Reward yourself with this sweet, caffeinated drink that will awaken your taste buds.

Making that perfect mocha frappuccino shake is an art, and it requires some skill to get it just right. There’s no need to worry though, as I have some tips that will help you master the perfect mocha frappe. Not all mocha frappes are created equally, so here are my tips for making the best homemade mocha frappuccino.

Firstly, the quality of the ingredients plays a key role in determining the taste of your Mocha Frappuccino. Ensure that you use high-quality coffee, milk and ice cream, which will make a huge difference in the final taste. Also, use unsweetened cocoa powder (I prefer Dutch processed) instead of chocolate syrup as it has a richer and more intense flavor that mixes perfectly with coffee.

Secondly, don’t be afraid to experiment with the recipe. Add your own personal touch by changing the amount of sugar or altering the recipe to suit your dietary requirements. For example, you can use sugar-free vanilla ice cream and Splenda sugar substitute instead of regular ice cream and sugar respectively, making it a little healthier without skimping on taste.

Another tip is to blend your coffee using cooled coffee instead of chilled or warm varieties. Blending chilled coffee with other cold ingredients may not get you the smooth texture we all crave for in our frappuccinos.

Always start by adding less liquid than recommended in the recipe which will result in a thick consistency. You can then add more liquid gradually until the desired consistency is obtained. Using iced coffee cubes instead of regular ice cubes will keep your Frappuccino from becoming watered down by melting ice.

Lastly, if you want to elevate your presentation effortlessly without compromising taste or flavor, top your homemade Mocha Frappe with whipped cream or a dusting of cocoa powder or drizzle some chocolate syrup over it for an added touch of decadence!

Overall, with the right ingredients and tips in mind, you too can become a master barista!


As you embark on your culinary journey to create the perfect Mocha Frappuccino Shake, it’s natural to have questions and concerns about the process. In this FAQ section, I’ll answer some of the most common questions that arise when making this recipe. From ingredient substitutions to serving suggestions, I’ve got you covered. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and let’s dive into some FAQs about this delicious beverage.

What ingredients are in Mocha Frappuccino?

The Mocha Frappuccino from Starbucks is a luxurious coffee beverage prepared with a blend of refreshing ice, rich whole milk, delectable coffee Frappuccino syrup, flavorful coffee, luscious mocha sauce, heavenly whipped cream, and a dash of vanilla syrup.

What kind of milk is in Mocha Frappuccino?

When it comes to making a delicious Mocha Frappuccino, using whole milk is the way to go. Textured and rich, it’s the perfect complement to the ice that’s also a key ingredient in this recipe. Don’t be tempted to use skim or low-fat milk since it won’t provide a smooth and creamy texture that’s needed for this icy treat.

What Frappuccino mix does Starbucks use?

To create a smooth and consistent blended coffee beverage, a base syrup is necessary. Without it, the drink will quickly separate into ice and liquid. Fortunately, Ghirardelli has a frappe base on Amazon that can be used as an alternative to the Starbucks frappuccino coffee roast syrup base.

Is there milk in Starbucks mocha frappuccino?

Looking for a coffee recipe that satisfies your sweet tooth and also low in fat? This tasty concoction is a perfect blend of coffee, milk and rich chocolate flavor, perfect for those who cannot resist the indulgence of chocolate even when on the go.

Bottom Line

In summary, this mocha frappuccino shake recipe is a delightful treat that has captured the heart of coffee enthusiasts worldwide. With its easy-to-follow steps and adaptable ingredients, you will be surprised at just how effortless it is to make this drink. Whether you’re sipping on it during hot weather or using it as a motivational boost during long work hours, its ability to satisfy all cravings is truly remarkable.

So next time you’re in the mood for something sweet and satisfying, step into your kitchen and whip up a batch of your very own homemade mocha frappuccino shake. Not only will you save yourself a trip to the coffee shop, but the satisfaction of creating something from scratch is truly unmatched. Give it a try and I am confident that you will never want to go back to store-bought versions again.

Mocha Frappuccino Shake

Mocha Frappuccino Shake Recipe

A thick icy cold milkshake with just the right blend of chocolate and coffee flavors. We found it surprisingly similar to a Wendy's Frosty. Plan to freeze a few coffee ice cubes in advance. I created this diabetic-friendly recipe with "light" and "sugar-free" ingredients for RSC #12. The shake can also be made using "regular" versions of the ingredients. We like it best that way!
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Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Coffee
Calories 27.6 kcal


  • 2/3 cup coffee, brewed at double strength
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon Splenda sugar substitute
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar-free chocolate syrup
  • 2 cups sugar-free vanilla ice cream
  • whipped light cream (I used canned whipped cream)
  • additional sugar-free chocolate syrup


  • Pour coffee into an ice cube tray and freeze about 6-7 coffee ice cubes.
  • Stir Splenda into milk until dissolved, then combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into two chilled glasses and top with whipped cream then a drizzle of chocolate syrup - Yummy!

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Serving: 120gCalories: 27.6kcalCarbohydrates: 2.2gProtein: 1.4gFat: 1.5gSaturated Fat: 0.9gCholesterol: 5.7mgSodium: 20.7mg
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, Shakes
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