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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

Keto Muffins

Healthy Banana Bread

Overnight Oats

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Frappuccino Recipe

How to make your own Frappuccino recipe at home, in just 5 minutes!
4.84/5 (31)
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. Denise says

    Just curious if I had to dilute the instant coffee before adding it? I can’t wait to try this recipe and thank you for posting because I wasted so much money at Starbucks

  2. Sandra Delozier says

    When I make your healthy Starbucks Frappuccino, I’d rather use brewed coffee. I would use double strength coffee but don’t know how much I should use. Could you give me an idea how much you would use? Thank you in advance. Sandra D.

  3. michelle says

    hi katie!

    i followed the exact directions-waited actually 10 mins for it to thaw a little and it was so, so thick after putting it in my vitamix. we couldn’t drink it. i had to add more almond milk. did you have to do this too? unless i waited a half hour then i could see it loosening up on its own. just wanted to let the readers know this. it tastes great!!

  4. Hanna_EP says

    I tried this recipe and it was so good, my mom even asked me to make one for her! I am making one for her tomorrow, I hope she will like it 🙂

  5. grglga says

    I should point out that milk contains about 13 grams of sugar per cup. It is more natural than adding sugar and is healthier than Starbucks. The recipe looks good. I will have to try adding pectin, a frozen half of a banana works well also.

    Sometimes I use chocolate almond milk as a base but it has 17 grams of sugar. The Starbucks frappuccino’s get worse if you get the more exotic flavors such as the mocha or java chip etc. Just stick with the coffee frappa light for fewer calories and less sugar if you do get one.

    I have used Bolthouse farms cappuccino as a base and it does not take much liquid to make the drink as it gets very frothy. It has a mild coffee taste so I add 3/4 teaspoon of instant coffee. The sugar is high at 29 grams per up but you can make 5 glasses per 32 oz which lowers the sugar to 22 grams per glass. If you get the Protein Plus that has 24 grams per 8 oz and a glass usually takes 6.4 oz so it lower the sugar to around 20 grams.

    I bought small blender a few years ago. I just fill a glass 3/4 full with ice and add the liquid then blend it shaking a few times and the consistency is perfect. I never had trouble grinding the ice cubes.

  6. Jennifer says

    Oh my gosh; I love this so so much! I have experimented making my own copy cat Frappuccinos a bunch, but I tried your version on a whim (well, a whim and because I love tons of your recipes so I kind of trusted that you might be onto something) and it was the better than all of my versions! I only added one tsp of sugar to the whole batch and that was plenty of sugar for me. Now I got to drink a decadent tasting drink and still get to have a sugary dessert later without feeling like I have completely overdone the sugar intake thing for the day! Yay!



  7. Aeva says

    I really appreciate this recipe. Because while I am not a calorie-counter by any means, the little voice in my head that sounds like my mother keeps telling me that I probably shouldn’t drink a whole breakfast’s worth of calories in caffeine and sugar. And the other voice–the one that sounds like my soul–sees the prices at Starbucks and shrieks in agony.

  8. Mia says

    Katie! I love your blog so much! I’m for sure going to try this, but I had a suggestion! You should put up some recipes using matcha green tea! Not sure if you already have but if not just a thought I love the stuff and would love to learn how to make some healthy/ low cal baked goods out of it 🙂 xoxo ~Mia

  9. Priscilla P says

    Tried today but no freeze version for ut is winter and snowy in Denver.

    Oh my goodness!
    It is way more delicious than Starbucks’!
    Thanks for a great receipe!
    I love your all recipes truely!
    Merry Christmas!

  10. Kevin says

    Katie, this recipe is DELICIOUS! My wife and daughter love it, and I can’t tell the difference between this and Starbucks.

    One suggestion:

    First time I dropped the frap ice cubes into our Vitamix, the consistency wasn’t quite right. It turned out dry and chunky. What we do now is double the recipe portions but only put 3 cups of coconut milk into the mix before freezing the ice cube trays. We then add the 4th cup in liquid form when we are ready to blend. Comes out just like a Starbucks frap!!

    Thanks again for sharing!

  11. Sandy says

    I keep coffee ice cubes (use up the part pot that no one drinks) in the freezer. Toss in the blender with milk of choice and additions. Easy peasy.

  12. JJJ says

    Tried this today. It is fantastic. Used unsweetened vanilla almond milk and 1 tbsp of sugar. Plenty sweet without the 50g of sugar in the Starbucks original. Thanks for this recipe!

  13. Diana says

    I need a Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino recipe with Almond milk. Any ideas? I’m not sure on the correct amounts of tea ,.milk, ice and I assume simple sugar. But, I prefer Stevia. Can you help? Love yourblog…

  14. Steve Jones says

    Hi Katie …
    I’ve been making this for years (and saving money from not going to Starbucks as much!) and actually like it more than fraps from Starbucks. A few days ago I decided to merge this with your Vanilla Chai Breakfast Shake recipe. The result is a Frozen Chai. Here’s how I did it:

    2 cups soy milk
    3 Darjeeling tea bags
    1 tsp powdered ginger
    1 tsp cinnamon
    2-4 twists of a pepper mill
    2 pinches ground cardamom
    2 pinches ground cloves
    2 pinches nutmeg
    2-3 Tbsp sugar (I use Florida Crystals)
    2-3 tsp vanilla extract

    1. Freeze soy milk in ice-cube trays.
    2. Steep tea bags for several minutes in two cups of boiling water. (I steeped for about 10 minutes for more effect.) After squeezing out excess water, put tea in the refrigerator to chill (or freezer if you forgot to brew it ahead of time … but don’t let it freeze).
    3. Load into Vitamix in this order: tea, spices, vanilla, sugar and milk cubes. Blend until smooth.

    * If you don’t want as much of a black-tea caffeine jolt, use only two teabags or steep less.
    * I have tried this with soy milk only, but imagine any other milk would yield good results as well.
    * Since I like making my chai mix from scratch so I can tweak things individually, I have not used premade chai tea bags.
    * Other black tea will likely work just as well; I just like Darjeeling because its level of caffeine isn’t as overwhelming as other teas.
    * You can use any blender, but a Vitamix will yield a smoother beverage.

    Thanks for all your great recipes!

  15. Annabelle says

    Hey Katy!
    I’m one of those girlies who absolutely loooooooooooves the smell and the taste of coffee. However, I can only have decaffeinated since my mom says that the full caffeine version of coffee makes me anxious and agitated. I have Mount Hagen decaffeinated coffee powder that comes in little packets that look like sticks. I usually use one coffee stick to 1½ cups of water when I drink it. I wonder if this stuff would work for me to make frappuccinos at home? Should I use less water to make it stronger? I want to combine this coffee with whole milk, chocolate syrup, and ice. How much would I put in my blender? I’ve always loved the frappuccino, since my American dad (I’m actually Australian, thank you), used to bring them home for me from 711 on his way to work (He worked the early shift at Census
    in Washington, DC). I haven’t had a frappuccino since 2012, the last time I went to Baltimore, unfortunately the last time I saw my American Dad alive!
    He died seven months after I came home from Baltimore. Which brings me to my question. Do you have a recipe for the mocha frappuccino? I think that’s the
    one daddio always got for me. It was either the mocha one or the original coffee one. It came in a pack of four glass bottles, which you would usually store in the fridge. Better yet, he always brought
    home a box of doughnuts to go along with them. Aww man, doughnuts and frappuccinos make a classic combination!

  16. Emerald says

    This recipe. I just had to comment just because it’s sooooo good! I added a bit more Stevia for sweetness, but this is seriously delicious. I sprinkled cinnamon on top and it was the most refreshing thing I’ve had in such a long time! Thank you so much for sharing this!
    I hope you’re having a great day!

  17. Carissa says

    Love this recipe! I like doing a similar thing to make a chai latte frappe as well! Such a great summer treat, and way healthier than storebought too!

  18. Kathryn says

    I’m really glad you updated this. I’ve been wanting to make one, and now I don’t even have to search anymore, and it’s freshened up! 🙂

  19. Felicia says

    This frappuccino recipe is LIFE CHANGING. I’ve never had one from S’bucks because I’m way too frugal to buy any type of drink from them. Plus, the thought of all the sugar in their drinks scares me away. This is amazingly delicious! I used vanilla almond milk and a liquid splenda type sweetener. My grocery list now reads “buy all the almond milk for frappuccinos” haha! 🙂 Thanks for another awesome recipe – I’m bummed that I see it has been around for 8 years and I’m just trying it for the first time!

  20. Saleena says

    Question, do we have to use instant coffee? What if I want to use fresh drip coffee, will that work and how many ounces to use?

  21. Kiera says

    It is so hot in Alabama this summer and I have found this drink to be a refreshing afternoon pick me up. It is so good.

  22. James says

    I Love this frappuccino, and I love all your tips! Can’t wait to try out it, goodbye 5 dollar coffees at Starbucks!

  23. James says

    Katie, I just tried frappuccino last’s very delicious!
    I am going to try other recipes as well. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Mohamed Nagib says

    my first time here and trying homemade frappucino, i cant complain, it came out just perfect, but i skipped the ice cube freeze part , i just nutribulleted everything with icecubes and it came out super perfect, thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

  25. Mary says

    helloo. Can someone please tell me what are the crumby pieces in the frapuccino that are in Katie’s pictures? IT doesn’t seem like milk and coffee, u know? Is it what happened if i put something else in the blender?

    • Jason Sanford says

      If you mean the photo without the whipped cream, that is just pieces of the frozen coffee ice blended 🙂

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