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Copycat Mocha Frappuccino Recipe

Updated on February 13, 2013
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Marye Audet-White is an internationally known food writer, food editor for Texas Living, cookbook author, and food blogger.

Starbuck's Mocha Frappuccino

One of the most popular drinks at Starbucks in the summertime is the Frappuccinos. Whether you are addicted to the mocha Frappuccino or you love the caramel one the best you probably spend both time and money feeding your addiction at Starbucks.

The good news is that the Frappuccinos are easy to make at home if you have a few ingredients and a good, strong blender. In fact, they are easy enough that you may want to come up with your own variations of the original.


What Is a Frappuccino? Frappe?

The Frappuccino is basically a frappe. Unless you are in New England you will probably either not know what a frappe is, or you will think it another name for a milkshake. And it is…sort of. In most areas of New England a frappe is a milkshake and a milkshake is whipped and flavored milk. But not always.

Confused yet?

Frappe means "to chill" in French. The ingredients are often mixed with ice in a blender until they become slushy, and a froth forms on top. This is the definition used in this article, and obviously the definition that Starbucks decided on when they came up with the most popular iced coffee drink ever.

Copycat Mocha Frappuccino Recipe

Makes 2 coffee drinks

  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 cup milk (you can use skim, or low fat but if you want it more rich use whole milk.)
  • 1 cup espresso, room temperature
  • 1 to 4 tablespoons sugar, depending on how sweet you like it.
  • 1/3 cup chocolate syrup
  • Lightly sweetened whipped cream, chocolate curls for garnish
  1. Blend the ice, milk, espresso, and sugar until thick. If you like the drink a little less grainy then blend longer.
  2. Drizzle the chocolate syrup around the inside of two tall glasses.
  3. Carefully pour in the Frappuccino and then top with the whipped cream.
  4. Drizzle with a little more syrup and finish with chocolate curls.


You can add a variety of Monin or Torani syrups to get different flavors in your copycat Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino. Consider the following:

  • Macadamia
  • Vanilla
  • Blood Orange
  • Caramel
  • Coconut

Starbucks Copycat Caramel Frappuccino Recipe

Makes 2 servings

The Caramel Frappuccino is rich and delicious with a buttery caramel flavor. It is very similar to the Mocha Frappuccino.

  • 2 cups Ice
  • 1 cup espresso, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup half and half
  • 1/3 cup caramel topping
  • 1-4 tablespoons sugar, depending on taste
  1. Whipped cream (slightly sweetened) for garnish
  2. Blend the ice, espresso, half and half, and sugar until thick.
  3. Drizzle the caramel syrup around the inside of two glasses and carefully pour in the espresso mixture.
  4. Add a dollop of whipped cream and more caramel drizzle.


  • Almond and coconut syrups
  • Add a chocolate drizzle along with the caramel

The next time you have a craving for an icy cold Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino, or a Caramel Frappuccino save yourself some money by making it at home in your blender.

You will need a blender with a strong motor. Cheap blenders can burn out very quickly when you are making these types of blended drinks. Always buy the best you can afford and follow manufacturer's instructions carefully.

Remember that presentation is everything. Use frosted glasses and garnish creatively.


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    • playfulvixen profile image


      6 years ago from Central Point

      I love Starbucks but hate their prices so this is great!!! Thank you for sharing a cheap way to have the drinks we love!!!

    • agvulpes profile image


      7 years ago from Australia

      One of those questions I was always too afraid to ask but now that I know what a frappe is I will try one :-)

      Just coming up to summer now so it was good timing.

      Very useful Hub.

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      8 years ago

      Wow, I am going to make one tonight!

    • GojiJuiceGoodness profile image


      8 years ago from Roanoke, Virginia

      I love frappaccinos! Starbucks have the best, but Sheetz' frozen mochas are pretty awesome too. Btw, Sheetz is a gas station/good quality fast food/deli.

    • katie54321 profile image


      8 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I love frappucinos but hate paying for them. Thanks for the instructions on how to make them at home.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I will definitely be trying these delicious sounding recipes. I love frappuccino.

    • dallas93444 profile image

      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      "Frappe means "to chill" in French..." I learned something. Great hub!

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      Susan Keeping 

      8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      These look tasty, I'll have to try it one of these day.

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Wrote them down and will try them out. Thank you.

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      8 years ago from Indonesia

      Very nice recipes ! I like coffee !

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      Charlotte Gerber 

      8 years ago from upstate New York

      Can't wait to try out these recipes! I live in a rural area without a Starbucks ~sigh~. I usually can only have a Frappuccino when I go on vacation. Now, I can make one at home!


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