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Frappuccino makes a delicious drink that you can easily make at home! With just four ingredients, and a couple of optional toppings, this frappuccino recipe will be a favorite!

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Frappuccino is absolutely one of my favorite coffee drinks that I order when I go to fancy coffee shops.

Of course, I don’t get to those place very often, even though just this past year, two really popular coffee shops came to our town. One opened in the hospital lobby and the other with a more convenient drive thru.

To be honest though, I only visited the one at the hospital while I was there visiting my Grandmother, but wouldn’t make a special trip to search for a parking space to then go inside and buy a frappuccino, even though I love theirs more I can even begin to fathom.

But, guess what? I made this in about two minutes at home.

I drank in about the same amount of time, too.

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Ingredients for this Recipe

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!

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!

Here’s my Frappuccino recipe that rivals any that you can find anywhere else. Promise.

5 from 11 votes

Frappuccino Recipe

Drink 2 mins

Prep Time 2 mins
Servings 2
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Frappuccino makes a delicious drink that you can easily make at home! With just four ingredients, and a couple of optional toppings, this frappuccino recipe will be a favorite!


  • 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.

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  1. This looks A-mazing!!! I heard a rumor that one of these babies in in the way to my house, but I haven’t seen it, yet. Now I REALLY want it here so I can make one of these!!!

    PS…Robyn, what is your go-to lens for food photography? I know half the trick is having photography SKILLS (which I don’t have), but I figure, I have the right LENS, maybe mine could look half this good.

    1. You are going to LOVE it, Bridget. Just a cup of the long coffee is out of this world. So full of flavor and the aroma is out of this world.

      Okay, so I use a 24-70mm f/2.8 practically all the time now on my Nikon. I’m in love with that thing.

  2. I just have to figure out how I can get by having a frappucino for breakfast. It must be acceptable somewhere, right?

  3. The machine is awesome!!! That Frap- oh my gosh!!! Whip Cream & Chocolate Syrup- is MANDATORY in my book 🙂 and yes, I would down it in less time than it took to create it. That is for sure. Hmmmm- I still have a little bit of espresso left this morning- I think I see one of these in my future!

  4. Thanks so much for this! A certain PIA mail order makes a mix, for the vanilla too, but they taste so artificial it’s disgusting. I’m going to try this today, which will be our last warm day for a little while.

  5. This looks amazing Robyn! I absolutely HEART my Saeco Xelsis it definitely gets a workout! I’ll be making this frappuccino soon!

    1. Hi I have a frappacino maker. My one problem is that I have lost the directions. I know I need to brew the espresso. I just don’t remember how I mix it all up. It’s been a few years since I’ve used it. Any help appreciated.

    2. Mary, check online or call company that made your machine. Many of them will have the user guide accessible online or if you call, they may email them to you. Hope you get the information you need.

  6. I love frappuccinos. Honestly, I love most of the fancy coffee drinks. But I’m just too thrifty to purchase them very often. It’s just amazing how much people will pay for those drinks when they can be made for pennies at home! Great recipe as usual, Robyn, and a real money saver, too!

  7. I saw this on my Instagram feed earlier and I couldn’t wait to jump over and get the recipe… it looks amazing! Can’t wait to have a sip!

  8. Great post… It may take me more than two minutes but I think I need to start making my fraps at home…. I am a Starbucks addict.

  9. Looks incredible Robyn!! I’m usually just a hot coffee gal but you may have swayed me to try this decadent drink!!! Yum!

  10. Oh my!! Your photo looks so delicious! I usually don’t have a coffee drink with whipped cream and chocolate fudge, but I am about to! I always drink iced latte at home that I now perfectioned. With your instructions I’m going to make a frappuccino too one of these days! And that machine looks amazing!!!!

  11. That machine definitely beats that huge ones we usually see in the coffee shops. Looks very modern too!

    And oh my, I am drooling over your frapp recipe. A grande to go, please? 😀

  12. It sounds delicious! We have a different version of it in my Argentininan town: instead of ice, we prepare it with ice-cream (chocolate, vainilla or “dulce de leche”). It’s refreshing, indeed!

  13. Hi Robyn,

    Out of curiosity I did an image search of an image on facebook as I could tell they didn’t make the picture. Turns out it’s yours. Just wanted to let you know..

  14. That looks amazing, Robyn! Frapuccino is my DW’s favourite pick-me-up… She’d definitely love this recipe! 😀

  15. This exact recipe is a lot less sweet than Starbucks’ frappuccinos, so if you want the same level of sweetness, add another tablespoon of sugar! Other than that personal preference, this is a fantastic recipe! Props!

    1. Thanks, Lania. I didn’t want this to be quite as sweet as the Starbuck’s one we get in my area but glad you could make it as you like it. xo

  16. This is soooo good! I make this every day now because it is so good and easy to make with my ninja!

    1. I’m happy you really love this Frappuccino recipe, Cate. I love it, too.

  17. Love this recipe! I made it today and tasted just like starbucks! Totally recommend to Frappucccino lovers!

    1. I’m so glad you loved this Frappuccino recipe, Caroline. I love on these hot summer days. xo

    2. All the amounts for the ingredients including 2 cups of ice are listed in the recipe under Ingredients, Juan. I’m sorry you missed them.

  18. I don’t know who needs to hear this but please don’t drink a cup of espresso most drinks have 2 ounces in them. I don’t think coffee shops even serve over like 6 ounces max. If you really want it strong just do 4 shots of espresso.

  19. CRUSHED ICE! Thank you so much for this recipe. I’ve tried to make a blended coffee drink so many times and it never worked right! Crushed ice is the key! I did use just a double shot (~2 oz) of espresso and halved the entire recipe so it was just enough for 1. Thank you!!!!

    1. If you went through the trouble of halving the recipe I think you deserve to know that there’s a place where it says: servings, and you can change the number to the amount you want the recipe will automatically change to the correct measurements.

  20. 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!

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


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