Impress Your Guests with Easy-to-Make Starbucks Frappuccinos

Are you a coffee lover? Then you’ve landed on the right page! I’m here to share with you one of the most popular drinks at Starbucks – a Frappuccino! This creamy, blended, coffee-based drink is perfect for those hot summer days or as a tasty treat all year round. What’s even better is that I’m going to show you how you can make this delicious drink in the comfort of your own home.

If you’re someone who frequent Starbucks or one of its branches, then it is no cause for concern if you cannot recreate your favorite frappuccino at home. This recipe is quick and easy to follow, keeping your regular Starbucks beverage intact even when grabbing one on the go is not an option. We all know how expensive it can get buying a Starbucks coffee every day, so why not save yourself some money and make them yourself?

Don’t let the long-standing line-ups at Starbucks discourage you from enjoying one of their iconic drinks. Skip past the wait and enjoy this delicious caramel or mocha flavored coffee blend by making your own Frappuccino at home. Trust me; this recipe is simple and tastes just like the real deal!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Starbucks Frappuccinos
Starbucks Frappuccinos

Attention coffee lovers and Starbucks fans, have you ever craved a delicious caramel or mocha frappuccino but didn’t want to shell out the money for it? Look no further because this homemade copycat recipe will satisfy all your caffeine and sweet tooth cravings!

There are countless reasons why you’ll love this frappuccino recipe. For starters, it’s incredibly easy to make in the comfort of your own home with ingredients that can be found at any grocery store. Say goodbye to long wait times at the coffee shop and hello to convenience and time-saving in your own kitchen.

Not only is this recipe practical, but it’s also customizable to fit your personal taste preferences. You can adjust the sweetness level by playing around with the sugar and caramel syrup amounts. For a healthier option, substitute whole milk for low-fat milk or almond milk. You can even skip the whipped cream topping to make a “skinny” version of your favorite drink.

But the best part of this frappuccino recipe is its delicious taste. No longer do you need to settle for mediocre-tasting coffee or generic brands when you crave the caramel or mocha frappuccinos from Starbucks. With just a few simple steps, you too can enjoy that smooth and creamy taste made famous by this iconic coffee franchise.

So why settle for less when you can create high-quality, delicious drinks that rival those sold at Starbucks? Give this recipe a try and see for yourself why everyone loves it!

Ingredient List

“Take a sip of paradise with our Starbucks Frappuccino recipe!”

Here are all the ingredients you’ll need to make a deliciously creamy and refreshing Frappuccino at home. Gather up these items before starting to make your drink.

Ingredients 1:

  • 2 cups strongly brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar, or sweetener of choice
  • 2 cups ice

Ingredients 2:

  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups ice

For the Frappe Base:
1/4 cup instant espresso
1 1/2 cups whole milk
3 tbsp. sugar, or sweetener of choice

You can use low-fat milk, almond milk or any other non-dairy options according to your preference. This recipe yields about two large serving sizes.

The Recipe How-To

“Indulge yourself with this icy and creamy treat!”

After gathering all the necessary frappuccino ingredients, we’re finally ready to make some authentic Starbucks-style frappuccinos.

Here’s how to make a perfect caramel frappuccino:

Step 1: Brew the coffee

  • Start by brewing 1/2 cup of strong coffee. Make sure it’s very strong, because it will be diluted by the other ingredients.

  • If you don’t have a coffee maker or no brewed coffee on hand, use instant coffee instead. Mix 2 tablespoons of instant espresso with 1/4 cup of boiling water.

Step 2: Prepare the Frappe Base

  • Now you need to create the frappe base. In a blender, combine the coffee, 1/4 cup of caramel syrup, 1/4 cup of sugar, and 2 cups of ice cubes.

  • Blend until well mixed.

Step 3: Add the milk

  • Next, add [1 cup] of low-fat milk or your preferred type of milk substitute such as almond milk in this recipe.

Step 4: Blend all ingredients

  • Pour everything back into the blender (or milkshake maker) and blend again until it becomes thick and smooth.

  • Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream and drizzle the top with caramel sauce.

There you have it, a rich and creamy caramel frappuccino made right at home—cheaper than buying one from Starbucks!

If you want to try out other flavors like mocha or coffee frappuccino, just simply swap out the caramel syrup for chocolate flavor syrup or leave out to create a plain coffee version. With these simple steps, you can now enjoy your favorite frappes anytime without leaving your house.

Substitutions and Variations

“Cool down and caffeinate at the same time with our recipe!”

Looking for a healthier or dairy-free version of the Starbucks Frappuccino? Don’t worry, with a few simple substitutions, you can still enjoy a delicious Cold Coffee treat. Here are some substitutions and variations that you can use while making this Frappuccino recipe:

– Milk: If you prefer a low-fat version, use 2% milk instead of whole milk. For a dairy-free option, almond milk or soy milk are great substitutes.

– Sugar: Don’t want to load up on sugar? Use sugar-free sweeteners like Stevia or honey. Alternatively, you can use coconut sugar or brown sugar as healthier alternatives to white sugar.

– Syrup: Want to try a different flavor than caramel? Try using vanilla syrup or chocolate syrup instead. You can also opt for other syrups like hazelnut, cinnamon or peppermint.

– Brewed Coffee: Use decaf coffee if you want to avoid caffeine but still crave the taste of coffee.

– Whip Cream: If you aren’t fond of whipped cream, leave it out entirely or use whipped coconut cream as a vegan substitute.

Furthermore, try personalizing your Starbucks Frappuccino by adding toppings such as cocoa powder, shaved chocolate or caramel sauce. Experiment with different variations until you create your perfect cup!

Lastly, with all these ingredient substitution options and unique flavours that can be added in this recipe your Starbucks Frappuccino will be one of kind!

Serving and Pairing

“Enjoy the taste of a Starbucks Frappuccino right in the comfort of your own home!”

Now that you’ve made your own delicious Frappuccinos at home, it’s time to enjoy them! These refreshing drinks are perfect for warm days or whenever you need a pick-me-up.

The Starbucks Frappuccino recipe is quite versatile, and it can be served with a variety of snacks and desserts. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, pair it with pastries like croissants, muffins, or scones. A chocolate croissant would be an excellent choice for the mocha Frappuccino recipe, while a blueberry muffin pairs perfectly with a caramel Frappuccino. If you prefer something savory instead, try pairing your Frappuccino with pretzels, crackers and hummus or cheese and fruit platters.

You can also add some whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce, or some chocolate syrup to your homemade Frappuccino if you want to make it even more indulgent.

If you’re having friends over and want to impress them with your barista skills, consider making different types of Frappuccinos and offering a mini-tasting or pairing party. It’s a great way to try out new flavor combinations and enjoy each other’s company.

When it comes to serving size, you can use any size glass you like depending on your taste preference. If your homemade frap is really sweet, go for smaller portions. The Starbucks copycat releases beverages in three sizes: short (8oz), tall (12oz), grande (16oz), and venti (24oz) which offers you an idea of the quantity that could work out.

In conclusion, serving and pairing your homemade Frappuccinos is easy – just let your imagination run wild and find the snacks that will complement the flavors of this delicious drink.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Make every morning feel like a special occasion with this delicious drink.”

You’ve got a Starbucks frappuccino ready to cool you down on a hot summer day, but what if you’ve got some leftover? Don’t worry, I’m here to guide you on how to store and reheat your frothy treat.

When it comes to storing your frappuccino, make sure to transfer it into an airtight container and seal it tightly. You can keep it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. However, do note that once the frappuccino sits in the fridge for too long, it will lose its fluffy texture. So try consuming it as soon as possible.

As for reheating the stored frappuccino, there are a few ways you can go about it. If you prefer to consume it cold, simply give it a good shake before pouring it into your cup. On the other hand, if you want to enjoy a warm cup of this heavenly drink, then you can heat up the stored frappuccino in a microwave or on the stove-top. Just be sure to reheat slowly over medium heat and avoid boiling. Add extra water or milk as needed, depending on your desired consistency.

If your recipe makes more than what you need for one serving, consider making use of individual serving-sized containers so that you won’t have to adjust portions when reheating. When making ahead and storing your frappuccinos, keep things simple by making batches that are enough for two servings each.

With these make-ahead, storing and reheating techniques mentioned above, there’s no need to let any of that delicious frappuccino go to waste!

Tips for Perfect Results

“Say goodbye to expensive Starbucks trips and make your own version with our recipe!”

Are you looking to create the perfect Starbucks Frappuccinos right in the comfort of your own home? The following tips can help you achieve that perfect blend and taste every time.

1. Follow the ingredient list: It’s essential to use the right ingredients in the correct quantities for the recipe. Ensure that you have all the necessary ingredients to create your perfect Frappuccino.

2. Use strongly brewed coffee: Strongly brewed coffee will give your Frappuccino a rich and bold flavor. Make sure you have a quality brand of coffee, or use instant espresso if you want a more intense taste.

3. Don’t skimp on ice: Ice is a crucial component when it comes to making cold beverages, and the same applies to Frappuccinos. Using enough ice will make your drink thicker, which is something most people prefer from their Frappuccinos.

4. Have fun with variations: While it’s essential to stick to the recipe about using quality ingredients, don’t be afraid to play around with variations in terms of adding more or less of an ingredient, depending on personal preference.

5. Pay Attention to Sweeteners: If you’re are trying to create a healthier version, consider low sugar sweeteners like Stevia, honey, or maple syrup. These natural sweeteners are also used by several cafes as low-calorie substitutes.

6. Perfect Bledning: A blender is all that’s needed for making most frappes. To blend them perfectly, make sure all ingredients add up to two cups only with ice taking up 50% of space in the blender jar. Then pulse-blend it three times, scrape down sides and blend until it’s well-blended without any large chunks of ice remaining.

7. Experiment with flavors: You can use syrups or flavored extracts that match your taste preferences for producing variations on classic drinks like caramel and mocha Frappuccinos.

8. Pay attention to the details: Make use of whipped cream or any other toppings you prefer to make your Frappuccino look just like the ones from the menu. Remember, people ‘eat’ with their eyes and are more likely to love it if it looks yummy.

Following these simple tips will ensure that you can create the perfect Starbucks Frappuccinos every time, right in the comfort of your own home.


As the barista in charge of this recipe, I know that making a perfect frappuccino at home can be challenging. That’s why we compiled a few frequently asked questions (FAQ) to help you troubleshoot some of the issues that may arise when preparing your homemade frappuccino. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered!

What are the ingredients in a Frappuccino from Starbucks?

For this coffee recipe, you’ll need four key ingredients: ice, milk, coffee frappuccino syrup (made with sugar, water, natural flavor, salt, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate, and citric acid), and of course, coffee itself.

What is the difference between a frappe and a Frappuccino?

If you want a refreshing drink with a creamy, foamy texture, a frappe or Frappuccino is a great choice. The original frappe recipe uses instant coffee, water, ice, and milk, while the Frappuccino is made with brewed coffee. Either way, the drink is best enjoyed with a straw to savor the chilled coffee below the foam.

What Frappuccino mix does Starbucks use?

To ensure a perfectly blended coffee drink, it is important to use a frappe base. Without it, your blended beverage might separate into chunks of ice and liquid. Luckily, there is a frappe base made by Ghirardelli that is readily available online through Amazon.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, making your own Starbucks frappuccino is definitely worth it. Not only will it save you money in the long run, but you also have the flexibility to customize your drink according to your taste buds. By following the recipe instructions and using the recommended ingredients, you may even end up with a better-tasting frappuccino than the one you get at the coffee shop!

Furthermore, this frappuccino copycat recipe allows everyone to enjoy this delicious beverage in the comfort of their own home. From the creamy caramel frappuccino to the classic coffee frappuccino, there are variations for every taste bud.

Still not convinced? Think about avoiding long lines and overcrowded cafes while sipping on a cold and refreshing homemade frappuccino. Trust me, it’s a simple pleasure that makes life start off right.

So go ahead and give this recipe a try – I guarantee that it will become a staple in your morning routine in no time!

Starbucks Frappuccinos

Starbucks Frappuccinos Recipe

A nice treat for hot summer days, without the cost! Can be made with or without the chocolate syrup. For a change, substitute vanilla ice cream for the sugar and ice . Got this from a friend, who got it from a copy-cat cookbook.
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Prep Time 6 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Servings 16 oz. each
Calories 223.1 kcal


  • 3/4 cup coffee (double strength and cold)
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups ice (crushed seems to work a little better)
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup


  • Blend all ingredients in blender and enjoy!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 495gCalories: 223.1kcalCarbohydrates: 42.6gProtein: 5.5gFat: 3.7gSaturated Fat: 1.9gCholesterol: 6.4mgSodium: 159.4mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 34.9g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Beverages, Easy, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein, Smoothies
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