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Frappuccino Recipe

A super easy and delicious copycat frappuccino recipe you can make at home, with just 5 minutes and a blender! 

5 Ingredient Easy Homemade Frappuccino Recipe

Homemade Coffee Shop Drinks

In almost no time, this creamy frosted coffee drink can be all yours.

And you get full control of how much sugar to add.

No artificial flavors, no xanthan gum, and no preservatives.

Over the years, so many readers have written in to say the same thing: that this homemade version really does taste just as good as the original, even without the artificial ingredients. These homemade frappuccinos do not taste healthy at all!

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Another benefit to making your own frozen coffee drinks at home is the lower price.

One single Starbucks Frappucccino can cost as much as $5.25, which adds up pretty quickly.

Depending on the type of milk and sweetener you use, this homemade frappuccino can make more than seven drinks for just about three dollars total!

The recipe can be vegan, gluten free, soy free, dairy free, sugar free, nut free, and keto friendly.

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Make your own Starbucks Frappuccinos at home, with this easy step-by-step recipe! Healthier, cheaper, much less sugar, and you don't even need to leave your pajamas!!!

How To Make Your Own Frappuccino Flavors

Salted Caramel Frappuccino: Add a spoonful of caramel sauce–such as this Coconut Caramel–to the base recipe, or add a swirl on top after blending.

Mocha Frappuccino: Add 3 tbsp cocoa powder to the base recipe before blending.

Java Chip Frappuccino: Blend in a handful of chocolate chips or Sugar Free Chocolate Chips along with the other ingredients in the base recipe.

Pumpkin Frappuccino: Blend 1/2 cup pumpkin puree and 1/4 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice into the base. Don’t forget the Coconut Whipped Cream!

Can you think of any other flavors I should try?

CREAMY Healthy Homemade Starbucks Frappuccinos

A few healthy breakfast recipes to go with your coffee frappuccino:

Vegan Lemon Bread

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Healthy Banana Bread

Overnight Oats

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Frappuccino Recipe

How to make your own Frappuccino recipe at home, in just 5 minutes!
4.86/5 (37)
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 2 servings


  • 2 cups milk of choice
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp regular or decaf instant coffee, such as this instant coffee
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • sweetener of choice – such as 3 tbsp sugar, or stevia to taste


  • Whisk ingredients together. Freeze in shallow containers or an ice cube tray (I used this ice cube tray). Once frozen, pop the blocks out. Thaw until just soft enough for your blender to be able to handle it. Blend until desired slushiness is reached. Add extra sweetener if needed, but do not add ice, because it would dilute the flavor. Feel free to add cocoa, cinnamon, berries, chai, banana, or other flavors if you wish. (More flavor ideas are listed earlier in the post.) And don't forget to leave a review if you try it!
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Published on July 25, 2019

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  1. Qi Ting @ Misadventures of Fat free Baking says

    I love coffee flavoured stuff– from bread to ice-cream EVERYTHING except coffee itself which my mum doesn’t allow me to drink (she’s afraid I’ll get addicted). But this Frappuccino sounds amazing! I’ve never had anything from Starbucks before can you believe it?! Simply because its expensive actually. They cost the equivalent of 2 regular sized meals in S’pore. I’m so going to try this… when mum’s not around… 😀 Ssshhh

    • kerragh says

      Thank you for emphasizing the importance of not omitting the salt. Most people don’t realize that salt can actually sweeten foods and in the case of cocoa, it removes the bitterness making for a smooth cup 🙂

  2. The Teenage Taste says

    I love Starbucks coffee but it is pretty high-priced. That’s why I usually only get it when I am on vacation and stuff. Their “Java Chip Frappuccino” is my favorite! Chocolate and coffee is almost as good as chocolate and peanut butter! 😉

  3. Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles says

    I LOVE them!!! (only get to drink them about once every three or four months) I wish I lived closer to a Starbucks but then again, it makes it easy to stay away when I have to drive 70 miles’ish to get to one….. I LOVE making them at home. I’m going to give this a try when I get back from vacation (where I will probably have one or two of the real deal…)

  4. Alex @ fightcancerwithfood says

    You have amazing timing! I was just trying to figure out how to make my own yesterday after craving one for daaays, I’m way too addicted! Have just put the ingredients in the freezer, literally can’t wait to blend it up. Was just wondering what the purpose of the salt is?

  5. Jenny says

    I hope I’m right when I say that, well, I don’t think I’m the only one who doesn’t like coffee… I have met a few others who don’t. Any other commenters out there with me on that?! I have tried it on a couple of occasions, and, honestly, I LOVE the smell of coffee… You’d think that since the senses of smell and taste are linked that I’d like the taste too, but I can’t stand it! I’m a tea-lover, and probably always will be. Love my green tea in all forms (bancha, matcha, genmaicha, sencha…), rooibos, and green tea.

    I’ve had the green tea frappucino from Starbucks. That was my one and only Starbucks purchase, and it wasn’t even me buying it, actually. It was also my first and last Starbucks, ever. I’m not the only one that doesn’t like coffee, I think, but I’ll probably be the only one who DOESN’T like Starbucks. I have a longstanding grudge against them for closing down my one favourite ice cream store in Vancouver and taking over the location, despite that ice cream store being extremely profitable and despite the fact that there is another Starbucks RIGHT on the opposite corner of the street, and four more Starbucks within six blocks. Jerks. Hmmph.

    Perhaps I will modify your frappuccino recipe and try to make a green tea one… I’m sure this will be super tasty to those that like coffee, though!

    • Sam says

      Definitely not the only one who doesn’t like Starbucks (and it seems a fairly common sentiment ’round where I live).

    • Rachel says

      Agree on not liking Starbucks. Why pay so much for crappy coffee, when there are locally owned coffee shops that serve much, much better coffee? At least that’s the case where I live. 🙂

    • Patrice says

      You’re definitely not the only one who hates starbucks. I did for the longest time, because being a coffee and chicory drinker from essentially birth, starbucks reminded me of “that crappy free coffee everywhere has,” as my 13-year-old self put it.
      I’ve acquired the taste in college, but i still have to drink the sweetest flavors on the menu to balance out that nasty bitterness all starbucks inherently has. Hey! that’s probably why all their drinks have so much sugar, to mask that weird bitterness.
      I wish there was a small local coffee shop i could support, but my favorite closed down and nothing else is the same. My favorite “local” shop now is a good 30-45 minute drive from home.
      I just use my own frappuccino maker now, and my own concoctions are STILL half the calories of Starbucks’.

      • Alicia @ Treble Tart says

        I know this thread is a few months old, but I just stumbled across it and thought I’d offer my two cents. I just started working at Starbucks this summer and it’s been a very eye-opening experience! I enjoy the job, mostly because it’s fun to talk to the customers and make all the different kinds of drinks. However, I can’t drink any of the drip coffee; I can swallow the dark roasts if I add a generous amount of coconut milk creamer (haha!), but other than that, I think it all tastes weirdly bitter. What’s interesting, I think, is that Sbux gets their coffee beans from reputable countries (Kenya, Indonesia, Brazil, etc.) as far as coffee crops go, but it still tastes so much worse than other brands that get their beans from the same places! And as for all the sugar-laden superdrinks, even something like a “skinny” vanilla latte is still about 150 calories for a grande (medium size)! It’s a little over-the-top, for sure, but like other people have mentioned, it’s okay to indulge every once in a while. The pastries, though… eek. Don’t even get me started on how unhealthy those are! Fortunately for me (temptation-wise), the only vegan items are the plain and multigrain bagels, so I don’t have to worry about eating anything else in the store. 😉

        Oh, and the green tea frappuccinos don’t have any coffee in them. Or they shouldn’t, if they’re made correctly. If you want to try an at-home version, they’re just made with matcha powder, your choice of milk, classic syrup (which is just Simple Syrup — any liquid sweetener would work), Sbux Creme Base (more sweetener, basically), and ice. 🙂

  6. Missy says

    Awesome! Before I was health-conscience, I used to drink one of the grocery store ones each day. I was astounded when the realization hit as to what I was putting into my body. Thanks so much for this as I can indulge without guilt.

  7. Laura says

    So excited you can make this without a vita mix! I’ll be getting some instant coffee, and them I’m making this baby ASAP!

  8. Leslie says

    Oh yes, when Starbucks introduced vegan frapps, I knew it was bad news for my waistline AND my wallet! So excited to try your version, Miss Katie. An d by the way, the photos look FABULOUS! 🙂

  9. Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover! says

    frappuccinos used to be one of my biggest weaknesses! I love coffee, and have a hard time going a day without it. I know it’s not the healthiest of things, but I limit it to one cup a day, and always cut the acid with some soy milk or something. I rarely make my own coffee drinks, though, but I may just have to give this one a try!

  10. Balancing Sylvia says

    You are brilliant. Oh and thanks for permission for the occasional Starbucks treat 😛 I kid, I used to love their frappuccinos and switched to the sugar free versions b/c the originals were so sweet. Then I realized they used Splenda which I don’t like to use AT ALL. Thanks for the alternative lady!

  11. Tanya says

    Haha! Yes, pre vegan days….one summer, while in NYC, I got hooked on the Mint Choc Chip Frappuccinos (Frappuccini??)!! They were so good. Haven’t had one in a while….I LOVE coffee but try to make at home most of the time.

  12. katie @KatieDid says

    I do love coffee, and I’m okay with my addiction because, well I love it! It’s such a routine for me, to enjoy a cup with some cream in the morning while browsing blogs and emails. But I’ve never been one for any of those other coffee drinks, they’ve always upset my stomach way too much. This version looks divine, and I’ve been meaning to give instant coffee a try because its so darn quick!

  13. Alyssa says

    I know you can’t see me, but I am currently prostrate on the floor, worshipping you.
    Which makes it kinda hard to type…

    I NEVER drank coffee until grad school. A Starbucks opened down the street form my apartment, and with my crazy schedule I started mainlining caffeine just to get through the day (and night). But I recently stopped drinking Frappuccinos because of all the sugar.
    And now I CAN HAVE THEM AGAIN!!!!!!!!!Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!!!!!!!!
    Mwah! Mwahmwahmwahmwahmwah!

  14. Lindsey @ Why Just Eat says

    I was a full blown Starbucks addict until I learned how to make cold pressed coffee concentrate. Happy to report I haven’t been to Starbucks in over two weeks and enjoying the savings! You should try the concentrate – it is a little more time intensive to make initially, but the flavor is amazing. There’s a recipe for it, and a long list of drinks you can make with it, on my blog 🙂

  15. The English Major says

    Frappucinos were how I started drinking coffee… now I drink it black and my doctor has serious conversations with me about my stomach lining. So I guess I can legitimately say that Starbucks is a gateway drug.

  16. Julia says

    I make my own fraps all the time with a similar recipe to yours. I find that they are a bit more like the real thing if you add a pinch of xanthan gum to keep them from separating.

    I was formerly addicted to mocha lite frappucinos, and while they’re only 130 cals in a grande they are WAY to high in sugar so I’ve really been enjoying making my own with stevia.

  17. Nichole says

    mmmm i love coffee! I definitely don’t need it, but it gives me something to look forward to during my morning classes. It’s great that you did this swap because Starbucks frappuccinos are my FAVORITE (specifically, light java chip). I’ll definitely need to try this.

  18. Liz @ Tip Top Shape says

    I am a coffee addict–I want it every day, all day, in an IV so that I get a constant supply. lol Not a big fan of frappucinos, though. I see it as fake coffee. It also has to do with the price. I can’t see shelling out 4-5 dollars for one drink. I will definitely try yours, though. 3 dollars for 8 servings? Sounds good to me!

  19. Lisa says

    mmmm good idea! I go through almond milk like crazy at my house…might as well add another recipe! haha and I do love starbucks- cinnamon dolce latte is my favorite, but your right, its almost 5 dollars! Im a broke college student, i dont have that money to blow! although…I do anyway 😉

  20. Arin says

    Not trying to discourage anyone from making their own frozen drinks, but I was told at my local Starbucks that the Frappuccino “Light” is made with a stevia sweetened base. Starbucks doesn’t seem to be pushing the Light drinks, but the calories for the Light drinks are pretty low (under 150 for the tall Java Chip light).

    • Abby says

      I was told that too, but its not all stevia. Its a stevia base that also has cane sugar and other flavorings. And the nutrition facts still list it as 23 grams of sugar. I don’t know how they were able to do that with stevia sweetened! I guess they subbed for just half the sugar? Still too much sugar for me, for something I’d eat in about 5 minutes!

  21. Amber K says

    I actually hate the taste of coffee, even if tons of flavorings have been dumped in all I can taste is coffee. Blech! But I have to share this because a lot of people I know are totally coffee obsessed!

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