Just-like-Starbucks’ Frappuccino

Just like Starbucks' Frappuccino


I’m a huge Starbucks’ frappuccino fan!  I love them but because of their cost I’m not a frequent Starbucks’ customer.  Plus, have you noticed how many calories one of these bad boys can have?  Upwards of 500 calories!  I would have to run about 5 miles to burn that off and if you know me, you know that isn’t going to happen in this lifetime. {I’m all about exercise but 5 miles and me just don’t mix!}


Still having a love for this summery drink of goodness I decided to play around and see if I could create my own just-like-Starbucks’ frappuccino at home.  I think it’s pretty close and well worth the little extra effort to make.  It only takes 5 minutes to prep and 2 minutes of work.  7 minutes is shorter than the 15 minute drive to the Starbucks’ drive-thru.


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Just-like-Starbucks’ Frappuccino
2 min | 5 min prep

Serves 1



  • 2 cups of crushed iced
  • 2-1 ounce shots of espresso OR use 3/4 cup of strong coffee mixed with 1/2 cup of milk and increased crushed iced amount by 1/4 cup.
  • 3/4 cup of your favorite milk
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar {Use more or less to suite your tastes}
  • Whipped cream from a can or freshly made whipped cream
  • Chocolate syrup {Use your favorite syrup or flavored powder}



  1. Blend all the ingredients except the whipped cream and chocolate syrup in a blender for 30-45 seconds.  Pour into a tall glass and top off with whipped cream and garnish with your favorite topping {chocolate syrup, cinnamon, caramel, etc.).  Serve with a straw and enjoy!
Other Variations: Splenda can be used in place of sugar.  A portion of the milk can be replaced with any flavored coffee syrups or creamers.  For a richer beverage, try replacing a portion of the milk with half and half of heavy whipping cream.


There are endless variations of this basic frappuccino recipe and I hope you enjoy experimenting with yours as much as I do with mine.  Enjoy!


Disclaimer: This is not Starbuck’s actual proprietary recipe. This is my own personal copycat version of their frappuccino recipe. This recipe is for a blended iced frappuccino drink similar to but not exactly the same as you’ll find at Starbucks.

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  1. Brett Martin says

    i think i love you.


  2. I’m probably the only one that doesn’t like their Frappuccino but my hubby does, thanks for the recipe!

  3. Oh that looks DELICIOUS!!

  4. Oh boy! I bet my hubs would love if I made this for him!!! YUM!

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