Frappuccino Recipe


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This homemade Frappuccino is a delicious cold coffee drink that’s so simple to make with this recipe! Make this favorite frappuccino at home with just four ingredients and optional toppings!

Frosty glass holds a cold Frappuccino  coffee drink topped with homemade whipped cream, drizzled with chocolate syrup that is running down the sides of the glass. A straw is inserted in the glass for drinking. Bowl of whipped cream sits in background with a spoon in it.

This frappuccino recipe comes together in a few minutes with only four basic ingredients. It’s a creamy and delicious blended iced coffee that is popular in coffee shops but is so easy to make with this recipe. And if you love a little extra decadence (and who doesn’t?) top it with a large dollop of my whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate for the ultimate coffee drink!

Frappuccinos are one of my favorite coffee drinks, but I rarely visit coffee shops, so I created my own recipe to make at home. I actually like mine even more, and I make it about two minutes.

There’s nothing like making this frappuccino on a warm day – or any day that you want it!

Make this decadent coffee drink at home in minutes with just four simple ingredients. You can then choose optional toppings to personalize it. Here’s how you’ll make it.


To make this amazing frappuccino at home, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Ice – I recommend using crushed ice. If you have ice cubes, just place them into a zip top bag and carefully break the ice cubes into smaller pieces with the back of a spoon.
  • Espresso or Strong Coffee – this is the key to a delicious frappuccino! You can use a home espresso maker or just brew very, very strong coffee to use instead.
  • Milk – use your favorite half-and-half, milk or milk alternative (soy, almond, oat milk, etc).
  • Sweetener – use your sweetener of choice from granulated sugar to sugar alternatives such as stevia, honey, etc.
  • Optional Toppings – Whipped cream and chocolate syrup bring that coffee-house style fancy coffee drink right home!
Whole espresso beans make a heart shape on a wooden board.

How to Make Frappuccino at Home

  1. Blend together ice, espresso (or strong coffee), milk, and sweetener until well blended.
  2. Pour into a tall glass and top with optional toppings of whipped cream and chocolate syrup, if using.
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy every sip!
Glass of Frappuccino topped with whipped cream and chocolate.

Here’s my Frappuccino recipe that rivals any that you can find anywhere else. I hope you love it!

Frappuccino Recipe

5 from 25 votes
This homemade Frappuccino is a delicious cold coffee drink that's so simple to make with this recipe! Make this favorite frappuccino at home with just four ingredients and optional toppings!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • 1 cup espresso, or very strong coffee
  • 3/4 cup half and half, or your preferred milk, soy, or almond
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, or sugar substitute
  • whipped cream, optional
  • chocolate syrup, optional


  • Blend together crushed ice, espresso, half and half, and sugar until well-blended. Pour into glass and top with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup, if desired.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 254mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 321IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Recipe Review


  1. Kelly says:

    This tastes so amazing!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks, Kelly. I’m so glad you like this drink.

  2. Cyclone says:

    5 stars
    Unbelievable! I couldn’t believe how easy and delicious this turned out to be. At minimum it tastes exactly like Starbuck’s. I immediately brewed extra espresso to chill in the fridge for this week.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks, Cyclone! I’m happy you enjoyed this drink.

    2. Aja says:

      5 stars
      best recipe I’ve found. the crushed ice is the true key to a homogeneous drink that doesn’t oddly separate and water out. love it

    3. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks, Aja. I’m so glad you like this drink. Thanks!

  3. Jennifer says:

    5 stars
    Closest recipe I’ve stumbled on. It’s delicious and now in my permanent stash of recipes! Thank you! I will be using this for a long time! (I got an expresso maker for Christmas, so this is a great treat!)

  4. Cheryl says:

    5 stars
    I used to live in a city where there was a Starbucks on nearly every corner. But recently, my husband retired and we moved to the boonies in Arkansas! The nearest Starbucks is about 40 minutes away, so I only get there when I’m in town. We do have a coffee shop closer called, The Bean Barn. Their frapps rivals even Starbucks.. but it still takes about 24 minutes to get off the mountain to go there, so it’s not like I can go 5 minutes down the road to get one!! I was looking for a comparable recipe and stumbled upon yours. What a game changer!! I just made my first one and WOW is that good!! I added some chocolate syrup to make a mocha frapp.. For the sweetener, I used 1 tablespoon sugar (I’m out of Splenda) and added a pump of sugarfree vanilla syrup. It is so good. My husband tried it and said it tastes just like what I can get at a coffee shop! I will definitely make this over and over again!! Thanks for the recipe!!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks so much, Cheryl. So glad you love this. I’m so happy this recipe saves you a long trip and you can make it at home.

  5. Ana says:

    Hi! Does the coffee need to be cold before I blend it or can it come straight off the coffee maker?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I would cool the coffee before making the Frappuccino, Ana, or the hot coffee would melt the ice.

  6. @zelbel says:

    5 stars

    1. mariam outttara says:

      yes mumm

  7. Misty says:

    5 stars
    I made this for me and my kids to try. I can’t have caffeine so I made it with decaf cold brewed coffee and 2% milk and it came out so good! I put caramel sauce around the inside and on top of the whip cream and it added that extra flavor. My kids said it tasted just like Starbucks and I would agree! This is now my go to. Thank you

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Misty, this decaf version sounds delicious and I am so glad you found a way you can enjoy this drink. Thanks.

  8. Melissa Castle says:

    5 stars

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks, Melissa. So glad you enjoy it!

  9. Gayle says:

    5 stars
    This is my go to drink when I teach virtual workshops – I so look forward to blending it on my first break when I don’t have time for breakfast. A couple of tips that I got from a gal who is opening her own coffee shop – add protein powder and a pinch of salt! Now you have extra nutrition and the flavor pops! This blended beautifully in my Ninja bullet and is still wonderful with instant coffee but even better with espresso. I just a basic blender right now that isn’t doing the trick. I’ll follow your tip and try crushing the ice beforehand and hope that will help. Thank you!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks for the tips, Gayle. I’m so glad you enjoy this drink!