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How To Make A Coffee Frappe With Keurig K Cups

Updated on September 10, 2014

Keurig Recipes: Make Your Own Coffee Frappe And Save A Bundle

Summertime is coming and that means it will be time for sipping frosty beverages while you lounge on the deck. And one of my favorites is the Caramel Frappe that you get at your friendly neighborhood fast-food restaurant. You know the one I'm talking about, right? The one with the golden arches?

If you're hooked on those coffee frappes that you get at the drive thru then you're going to love this recipe to use your Keurig coffee maker to make your own coffee frappes for several reasons.

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Reason To Make Keurig Coffee Frappes

Keurig recipes can save you a bundle

You Save a Bundle of Money - Those restaurant frappes cost more than $3 each. You can make them yourself for literally pennies when you use K-cup coffee you can find at discount prices online.

You Save a Bundle of Calories - Have you looked at the calorie count and the fat grams in those store bought frappes? Where talking 450 calories, 20 grams of fat, 130 mg of sodium and 61 carbs! Make your own coffee frappes for only 75 calories, 5 grams of fat and 15 carbs.

And with a Keurig single cup coffee maker it's so easy to make your own coffee frappes you'll never get one of those expensive, calorie-laden drive-thru frappes again!

Caramel frappe picture by:

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 1


  • 1 5.25 ounce cup of strong coffee - cooled
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups ice
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate sauce


  1. Brew a single small (5.25 ounce) size cup of coffee in your Keurig coffee maker and put it in the freezer to cool down while you assemble the rest of the ingredients. It just takes a few minutes to get the chill off.
  2. In a blender combine coffee, milk, sugar and ice. Blend until smooth. Top with whipped cream and your favorite chocolate sauce.
  3. When made with 1% milk this frappe only had 75 calories, .5 gram fat, 2.5 grams protein, 15 grams carbohydrates.
  4. For a Mocha Frappe simply add 3 Tablespoons of your favorite chocolate sauce into the blender with the other ingredients.
3.1 stars from 64 ratings of Basic Frappe Recipe
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keurig frappe | Source

Don't Miss These Elusive K-Cups Fall Flavor - Pumpkin Spice Coffee or Spicy Eggnog!

For even richer coffee flavor freeze coffee in your ice cube trays and use those in place of plain ice.

Just Like The Caramel Frappe You Get At The Drive-Thru!

If I had all the money I've spent paying for those Caramel Frappes at the drive-thru - well, let's just say I wouldn't have to worry about paying for my French macarons habit anymore.

And if I'd been making my own Caramel Frappes all along I could also still fit into last summer's bathing suit! Those tasty little treats pack a whopping 450 calories - and 20 grams of fat!

Green Mountain Coffee Caramel Vanilla Cream, K-Cup Portion Count for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, 24-Count
Green Mountain Coffee Caramel Vanilla Cream, K-Cup Portion Count for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, 24-Count

Make your own Caramel frappe using this Green Mountain Coffee Caramel Vanilla Cream K-Cup and a squirt of caramel sauce and you'll think you've died and gone to heaven. And with only half the calories, you might actually be able to fit through the gates!


Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, Island Coconut Seasonal

The Green Mountain Island Coconut K-cup is a seasonal flavor that's only available during the summer (or as part of larger cup mixes). Add in some chocolate sauce or syrup when you make your frappe for a taste that reminds your of Mounds candy bars.

Green Mountain Coffee, Island Coconut K-Cup Portion Pack for Keurig Brewers, 50 count
Green Mountain Coffee, Island Coconut K-Cup Portion Pack for Keurig Brewers, 50 count

Until next summer, this is the only way to get your hand on some Green Mountain Island Coconut K-cups


Timothy's Kahlua Coffee

The only thing better than a frosty coffee frappe on a sweltering hot summer day is a frosty coffee frappe made with Kahlua flavored coffee!

Timothy's Kahlua Coffee (1 Box of 24 K-Cups)
Timothy's Kahlua Coffee (1 Box of 24 K-Cups)

Flavor of rum, vanilla and caramel


Why stop at Kahlua flavored coffee? Give your frappe an extra 'kick' by adding real Kahlua, rum or your favorite raspberry flavored liqueur.

Caramel Syrup For Your Caramel Frappes / Chocolate Syrup For Mocha Frappes

Add these flavored syrups to the other ingredients in your blender or just use them as a garnish with a little whipped cream. Either way, you're already pampering yourself with a coffee frappe. You can't leave out the best part!

Ghirardelli Chocolate Chocolate Flavored Sauce Squeeze Bottle, 16 fl. oz.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Chocolate Flavored Sauce Squeeze Bottle, 16 fl. oz.

High quality chocolate sauce. Also available in White Chocolate and Chocolate Caramel flavor. Easy to use squeezable bottle.


Keurig B60 Special Edition Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System

If you have a Keurig coffee maker then you know that you can adjust the brewing strength. If you don't have a Keurig then you don't know what you're missing.

The Keurig B60 has 3 brewing size options - 5.25, 7.25, and 9.25oz. You use the same K-cup for any size but when you brew the smaller size you get a stronger cup of coffee.

In the afternoon, when you have time to drink a large mug of coffee, that 9.25oz size is great. But in the morning, when you're rushing to get out the door, then that 5.25 ounce cup packs just as much caffeine into a smaller cup.

And that smaller 5.25 ounce size is also the ideal strength for making Coffee Frappes!

And you only have to brew one cup of coffee instead of a whole pot!

Keurig B60 Special Edition Brewing System
Keurig B60 Special Edition Brewing System

And think of all the money you'll save on making your own Coffee Frappes!


One More Reason To Love Keurig Coffee Makers

Think of all the money you'll save on making your own Coffee Frappes!

© 2012 Nathalie Roy

What's Your Favorite Frappe Flavor At The Drive-Thru? - Do you plan on making frappes at home with your Keurig?

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    • Brandi Bush profile image


      5 years ago from Maryland

      I am a coffee fanatic and this sounds delicious! I will be trying this tomorrow...can't wait!

    • Margaret Schindel profile image

      Margaret Schindel 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts

      This looks yummy! Thanks so much for sharing. Personally, a chocolate frappe will always be my favorite, but I'll definitely give this a try! :)

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      Susan Caplan McCarthy 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Oh, yum! If I use almond milk, I'll be able to avoid some of the unpleasant effects of drinking milk.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      5 years ago

      My coffee maker decided to clunk out a couple weeks ago. Zujava just finished up a contest for a Keurig coffee maker but hasn't announced the winner yet. I'm hoping lol.

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      DivaChick LM 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for great recipes :-D

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      6 years ago

      I love anything caramel or vanilla flavored!

    • takkhisa profile image


      6 years ago

      Thanks for the nice coffee recipe. Blessed!

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      Fox Music 

      6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this delicious lens "How To Make A Coffee Frappe With Keurig K Cups"

    • ChuckDickens profile image


      6 years ago

      I never knew you could do this with the Keurig. Very cool! I'll have to go my friend's house and try making myself one...

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      6 years ago

      I love the caramel frappes from Starbucks. Now you gave me a reason to guy buy a Keurig. Great lens!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      We won a Keurig at a Christmas party, and I've never been the same since. I don't want to even look at my coffee pot. My favorite flavor for morning is Breakfast Blend, but I love a lot of the other flavors too. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      Heather Burns 

      6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I'm a Caramel Macchiato person myself :)

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      6 years ago

      I'm asking for a Keurig for Christmas now that I know this. I will soon be addicted to even hot coffee I'm sure.

    • waihou profile image


      7 years ago

      Great drink. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • colleenw1 profile image


      7 years ago

      I love caramel, is my favorite flavor. Thanks for sharing a sweet simple recipe for the Keurig!!

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      7 years ago

      mocha.... and you have convinced me it's time to buy a Keurig. ~blessed~

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      7 years ago

      I used to get caramel frappes but I'm always looking for ways to save money. I'm going to try this with my Keurig! Sweet lens!

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      OliviaDaughter LM 

      7 years ago


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      domjohnson lm 

      7 years ago

      I love coffee, i'm going to make this! Thanks :)

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      7 years ago

      @Lindrus: You great @Lindrus. I also make it myself.

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      ErinMac LM 

      7 years ago

      I love my coffee maker too. I need to find that island coconut one it sounds amazing!

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      Pmona LM 

      7 years ago

      I'm all for saving money, and your recipe definitely sounds worth trying, but most importantly I want to fit through the gates too!

    • Kiwisoutback profile image


      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Starbucks has some cookie frappuccino right now that is pretty tasty, but it's so calorie rich I've only tried it once. I never thought of using my Keurig as an alternative, thanks for the tips! Blessed.

    • concept247 profile image


      7 years ago

      Great tips. Love coffee

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      dann7trdro lm 

      7 years ago

      great work

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      7 years ago

      What an awesome recipe. I have a kuerig and the green mountain blend you showed sitting in my kitchen right now.

      Very tempting :)

    • gamrslist profile image


      7 years ago

      i love coffee its what keeps me going in all forms thank you for sharing cool lens

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      biggking lm 

      7 years ago

      Honestly I am not a big frappe fan (thanks McDonalds) but Im sure my siblings wouldn't mind me making one.

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      7 years ago


    • magictricksdotcom profile image


      7 years ago

      Pumpkin spice is the favorite at our house

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      7 years ago

      Great idea!

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      7 years ago

      Great tips for coffee lovers like me yum!

    • nicks44 profile image


      7 years ago

      Looks real good ... I am already feeling thirsty ... Could you please wait a sec, I will go get myself a coffee ... Thanks! :)

    • jethrosas profile image


      7 years ago from Philippines

      I love frappe from Starbucks! :)

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      7 years ago

      YUM from a coffeeholic...

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      7 years ago

      I'm right behind you in saving money and what a tasty way to do it by having your favorite frappe and drinking it too! Congratulations on front page honors for this tasty treat!

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      7 years ago

      i want one! it looks so nice, thanks for this, im saving this for later as im gonna try to make this, thanks loadz

    • PamelaU profile image


      7 years ago

      Definitely mocha. Although I had a few cherry-flavoured chocolate ones last summer.

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      7 years ago

      I really like my cocoa coffee drinks, nice selection of Mocha Frappes.

    • ChrisShaefer profile image


      7 years ago

      This is an excellent lens, thank you for the hard work and effort you put into this.

      I always love an informative publication that has some substance.

      I have a few coffee articles of my own. Please stop by and share a little love.

      Thanks again, 2 thumbs up and a LIKE for you!


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      7 years ago

      Thank you, I'm a coffee lover and I like your lens :)

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      7 years ago

      Not a big coffee drinker, but I may start after reading this.

    • thememorybooksh1 profile image


      7 years ago

      Awesome lens, Thank you very much for sharing it.

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      talkies lm 

      7 years ago

      What a great suggestion- freezing coffee to use as the ice base!

    • queenofduvetcover profile image


      7 years ago

      Yummy, thanks for sharing!

    • cynthiannleighton profile image


      7 years ago

      Wonderful lens! I've started using caffeine. This lens makes "frappe" appealing. Not had one so no idea of flavor!

    • intermarks profile image


      7 years ago

      Making my own coffee is what I like to do and this really save me a lot.

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      7 years ago

      Congrats on making the home!

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for the Lens and i will buy this coffee maker

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing! Caramel would be great.

    • RachelDillin profile image


      7 years ago

      I don't drink these, but making them at home would be a good idea and money saver.

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      Jim Sterling 

      7 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

      English toffee for me.

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      Mercedes Flores 

      7 years ago

      No, I like just the taste of coffee

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      7 years ago

      For sure i will buy this kind of coffee maker !

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      Dana Marie 

      7 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      Carmel is the BOMB!! :)

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      7 years ago

      This is such a neat lens. I adore it. I have a Keurig and I really like it. Thanks so much for the recipe and tips, will surely have to try them. A Super SQUID LIKE!!!!

    • SheilaSchnauzies profile image


      7 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Congrats, front page neighbor!! I'm a total Keurig convert for just over a year now and a major coffee-holic. This lens is just wonderful info and so nicely done! And the coupon is awesome too! Blessed.

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      7 years ago

      thanks for Frappe Recipe I love it

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      nightbear lm 

      7 years ago

      Your recipe could not be more delightful and I love my Kureg. I'm excited to try this. I love those golden arches ones. But can't have that much sugar and calories. thank you!! blessed.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      7 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Thanks for the coupon tip and the recipe! Nice lens :>)

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      7 years ago

      I don't really order them at the drive-thru... I always make my frappe myself, and they taste great!


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