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How To Make Caramel Frappuccino


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If you’re looking for a great copycat recipe for the famous Starbucks caramel frappuccino, you’ve come to the right place. This classic drink just hits all the right spots every time I make it. Plus, I love saving money by making it at home!

This caramel frappuccino recipe is really easy to do, even if you’re a beginner. All you need to do is follow all the steps I did, and you’ll be enjoying your perfect glass of frappe in no time! Make certain to check out my Quick and Easy Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino as well.

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Easy Caramel Frappuccino

Caramel is one of those ingredients that everyone will love no matter how old they get. I loved caramel when I was a kid, and I still love it even now that I have my own kids. Maybe sweet tooths really are hereditary!

It has been incorporated in many foods for decades, like caramel apples, caramel ice creams, and this caramel frappuccino. Caramel is a classic ingredient widely loved by so many people and for good reason!

Why I Love This Recipe

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Ingredients

Here are the very simple ingredients you need to make this recipe. Most of these ingredients can be readily found in your kitchen, so you should try this out now. 

  • 4 cups ice
  • 4 tablespoons caramel sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste 
  • 2 cups milk or cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons caramel sauce for garnish
ingredients needed to make Caramel Frappuccino

Substitutions 

Milk: For lactose-intolerant people, you can substitute regular whole milk with almond milk or soy milk— both healthy and yummy alternatives. 

Sugar: You can use honey or simple syrup as a substitute for sugar in this recipe. Using liquid-based sweeteners is easier to incorporate in your drink. 

Vanilla bean paste: If you don’t have vanilla bean paste in your kitchen, you can use equal amounts of vanilla extract instead. Or better yet, you can add a bit more if you’re using vanilla extract since it has a milder flavor than the paste. 

Equipment Needed/Helpful Tools

How To Make Caramel Frappuccino

Making this recipe only takes 4 easy steps. I did mine in less than 10 minutes which is a lot faster than driving up to the nearest Starbucks!

Step 1

In a mixing cup, combine milk, sugar, vanilla bean paste, and caramel sauce together. Grab a stirrer and mix everything until well combined.

stirring the ingredients for the Caramel Frappuccino

Step 2

In a blender, carefully pour in the caramel milk mixture you made and then add the ice. Put the lid of the blender back on. Start from a low speed and then slowly progress to high speed.

blended up Caramel Frappuccino

Step 3

Get a tall glass and rim it with caramel sauce. Slowly pour in your blended frappuccino and garnish it with your favorite toppings. 

Step 4

Sit back, relax, and enjoy your perfect Starbucks-style caramel frappuccino! Best served with a reusable straw. 

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Variations

Variation 1: If you’re not satisfied with just caramel, you can also add 3 pumps of dark chocolate sauce/syrup before blending your frappe so you can have a delicious homemade chocolate caramel frappuccino that your kids will love. 

Variation 2: Want a bit of that caffeine kick? Upgrade your caramel frappuccino by adding a shot or two of espresso before you blend in your frappe. You now have a cream mocha caramel frappe!

Toppings

There are many ways to enjoy this caramel frappuccino recipe.

  • Whipped cream
  • Extra caramel drizzle
  • Java chips
  • Ice cream
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Flaky salt

Tips

  • Add a bit of xanthan gum before you blend your frappe if you want a thicker and smoother consistency.
  • You can also make your consistency thicker by reducing the amount of ice you put in.
  • You can purchase Starbucks syrups from their outlet stores if you want a more authentic Starbucks feel in the comfort of your own home. 
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FAQs

How to store leftover caramel frappuccino?

In storing leftover caramel frappuccino, you simply put it inside your freezer, and you can keep it there frozen for at least three months. 

What to do with frozen caramel frappuccino?

For leftover caramel frappuccino that you left in your freezer, you can throw it back in the blender again to achieve a similar consistency. Don’t just let it melt because it won’t have the same taste and consistency. 

How can I reduce the calories of this recipe? 

If you want to enjoy this caramel frappuccino without feeling too guilty, you can substitute regular milk with nonfat milk. You can also try using calorie-free sweeteners like Stevia to reduce your calorie intake. 

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More Frappuccino Recipes

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Caramel Frappuccino

You're going to love this caramel frappuccino recipe!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 759 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups ice
  • 4 tablespoons caramel sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste 
  • 2 cups milk or cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons caramel sauce for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing cup, combine milk, sugar, vanilla bean paste, and caramel sauce together. Grab a stirrer and mix everything until well combined.
  • In a blender, carefully pour in the caramel milk mixture you made and then add the ice. Put the lid of the blender back on. Start from a low speed and then slowly progress to high speed.
  • Get a tall glass and rim it with caramel sauce. Slowly pour in your blended frappuccino and garnish it with your favorite toppings. 
  • Sit back, relax, and enjoy your perfect Starbucks-style caramel frappuccino! Best served with a reusable straw. 

Nutrition

Calories: 759kcalCarbohydrates: 141gProtein: 17gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 676mgPotassium: 746mgFiber: 1gSugar: 64gVitamin A: 899IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 644mgIron: 1mg
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