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Delicious Mocha Frappuccino Recipe


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Love the taste and flavor of a mocha frappuccino? It’s time to take charge and make this homemade mocha frappuccino recipe yourself! It’s the perfect way to make a simple copycat recipe that’ll taste like you just bought it at Starbucks!

If there’s a way to get that mocha coffee taste without having to leave the house – I’m 100% excited and down to make that happen! Pair up this easy coffee recipe with my Instant Pot Caramel Apple Bundt Cake for a truly complete sweet treat.

mason jar full of mocha frappuccino

Easy Mocha Frappuccino Drink Recipe

With just 6 simple ingredients needed, you’ll have no excuse to wait on making this. Before you can find your car keys to head out the door you could already be sipping on this tasty homemade drink.

This strong coffee recipe is made with minimal time and effort as well which is just one of the biggest reasons that you need to make this recipe! It’s so good and easy to do!

Why We Love This Recipe

mocha frappuccino in a glass next to a checkered napkin

Ingredients/Shopping List: 

  • Ice    
  • Strong coffee or espresso      
  • Chocolate sauce    
  • Vanilla bean paste     
  • Milk or cream      
  • Sugar
ingredients needed to make mocha frappuccino

Substitutions and Additions

Coffee: Everyone has a preference when it comes to how strong they want their coffee to be. For a bolder and richer flavor, try using espresso instead of coffee. If espressos are not available, you can adjust the quantity of coffee you put in to add a stronger flavor. 

Sugar: If you are more on the health-conscious side, you can substitute sugar with honey.

Milk: For people who are lactose intolerant, you don’t need to worry! You can still enjoy this delicious copycat Starbucks mocha frappuccino recipe! Try using lactose-free milk like soy milk, almond milk, or coconut milk instead of regular milk. 

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How to Make Mocha Frappuccino at Home 

Are you ready to learn how to make this simple frappuccino recipe? It’ll be ready to drink in no time at all!

Step 1

Start by brewing your coffee if you don’t have an espresso. When making the coffee, it’s essential to make it really strong and concentrated since this is where most of the flavor in your mocha frappuccino will come from.

Let it cool, then pour it into your mixing cup. Add 1 cup of milk or cream, 3 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp vanilla bean paste, and 8 tbsp chocolate sauce. Stir all of these ingredients together and make sure it’s well combined. 

Step 2

In a blender, add the coffee/chocolate/milk mixture and 4 cups of ice. Put the blender on a high-speed setting to create a smoother texture. Keep blending until well combined. 

adding coffee mixture to ice and blender

Step 3

Grab your glass, rim it with chocolate sauce and then slowly pour in your frappuccino from the blender. Top it with your favorite toppings.

mocha frappuccino topped with whipped cream

Add-Ins

There is no one particular way to enjoy your mocha frappuccino. You can always add in some of your favorite toppings to bring more life to your drink! Here are some toppings or additions you might like:

  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles
  • More chocolate/caramel syrup
  • Peppermint

Tips

  • If you want a thicker frappuccino consistency, brew the coffee and then pour it into ice cube trays once it cools down. Freeze it overnight. One you’re ready to enjoy, blend the coffee ice cubes. Not only will you have a thicker consistency, but you will also get stronger flavors since the ice itself has coffee flavors in it. 
  • You can easily thicken this frappuccino recipe by adding in a bit of xanthan gum when blending your frappe. Xanthan gum is a common additive that makes your frappuccino achieve a smoother and thicker consistency. 
  • The simplest thing you can do for added thickness is to adjust the amount of ice you put into your drink—the lesser the ice, the thicker the consistency. 

FAQs

How to store leftover mocha frappuccino

If there are leftovers, you can always keep them frozen in the freezer to consume another time. 

What to do if I froze my mocha frappuccino?

Try blending it again to achieve a somehow similar consistency from before. You can also add extra ice for more texture and adjust the flavor to your liking by adding more coffee or sugar. 

Is it okay to drink mocha frappuccino if I’m lactose intolerant? 

Yes! The great thing about making a mocha frappuccino at home is you get to choose what you put in your drink. If you are lactose intolerant, try switching regular milk with lactose-free milk.

mason jar full of mocha frappuccino

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Mocha Frappuccino Recipe

You're going to love the flavor of this Mocha Frappuccino recipe!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 288 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups Ice  
  • 1 cup Strong coffee or espresso    
  • 8 tbsp Chocolate sauce   
  • 1 tsp Vanilla bean paste    
  • 1 cup Milk or cream     
  • 3 tbsp  Sugar

Instructions
 

  • Start by brewing your coffee if you don’t have an espresso. When making the coffee, it’s essential to make it really strong and concentrated since this is where most of the flavor in your mocha frappuccino will come from.
    Let it cool, then pour it into your mixing cup. Add 1 cup of milk or cream, 3 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp vanilla bean paste, and 8 tbsp chocolate sauce. Stir all of these ingredients together and make sure it’s well combined. 
  • In a blender, add the coffee/chocolate/milk mixture and 4 cups of ice. Put the blender on a high-speed setting to create a smoother texture. Keep blending until well combined. 
  • Grab your glass, rim it with chocolate sauce and then slowly pour in your frappuccino from the blender. Top it with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 8gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 153mgPotassium: 323mgSugar: 48gVitamin A: 395IUCalcium: 304mgIron: 1mg
Keyword copycat, frappuccino, mocha
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