Stop wasting money on expensive coffee drinks and start making them at home. This homemade Frappuccino recipe is so easy and tastes as good as the ones at your favorite coffee shop for a fraction of the price!
This At Home Frappuccino is a Frugal Treat!
If you’ve been to a coffee shop recently, you’re no stranger to the fact that the fancy drinks all cost upwards of $6 (even for the smallest size!)
Just purchasing one small fancy coffee each week would add up to more than $300 in one year… and if you purchase one every weekday, that adds up to over $1500 a year!
The good news is that you can make those yummy drinks at home, without any expensive equipment or hard-to-find ingredients, in roughly 5 minutes, for a tiny fraction of the price!
Yeah, I thought so!
What is a Frappuccino?
It’s a blended iced coffee, usually topped with whipped cream and various syrups. It was originally created by Starbucks.
DIY Frappuccino ingredients
- 1-1/2 to 2 cups of ice
- 1 package (4 serving size) Jell-O instant pudding (any flavor)
- 1 cup of strong-brewed coffee
- 1/2 cup milk (any variety)
- 1/2 cup whipped cream
Frappuccino Recipe variations and substitutions
Feel free to mix up the flavors of coffee, pudding, and variety of milk for new flavor combinations.
Can I substitute non-dairy milk?
Yes, any type of milk should work in this recipe.
How to Make a Frappuccino
1. Add all ingredients (except whipped cream) to a high-powered blender.
2. Blend to desired consistency (at least until you don’t hear the ice crushing).
3. Pour into 2 mugs and top with whipped cream if desired.
How to Serve this At-Home Frappuccino Recipe
We love serving it in a fun glass mug, but any drink container will do the trick!
Make sure you leave room for plenty of whipped cream on top of the Frappuccino too!
Frappuccino Recipe Storage
Can you make Frappuccinos ahead of time?
Frappuccinos are best immediately after preparing them.
However, if you want to make your frappuccino ahead of time, it can sit in the fridge for an hour or two before becoming too melted.
Alternatively, you could pour the frappuccino mixture into ice cube trays to freeze for later. Whenever you want a frappuccino, just put a few ice cubes into your high-speed blender, blend, and top with whipped cream!
Homemade Frappuccino Recipe FAQs
If it looks too thick, add a little bit more milk and blend for five seconds more.
Yes, simply dump the dry powder in with the milk, coffee, and ice, and blend. The pudding adds the sweetener and helps to instantly thicken it up.
The original frappe is made by blending water with instant coffee, ice, and milk. A Frappuccino, on the other hand, is made using brewed coffee and is a signature drink of Starbucks.
No, not necessarily. Some popular coffee-free Frappuccinos are the Vanilla Bean Frappuccino, the Strawberry Frappuccino, the Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino, and the Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino.
Coffee or espresso is usually used to create the base flavor of most Frappuccinos. However, some varieties use tea, ice cream, or fruit juice instead.
More Drink Recipes You’ll Enjoy
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
- Homemade Latte
- Tropical Shake
- Orange Cream Smoothie
- Banana-Coconut Green Smoothie
- Red, White, and Blue Smoothie
Homemade Frappuccino Recipe
- 2 cup ice
- 1 package vanilla pudding mix 4-serving size box
- 1 cup coffee strongly brewed is best
- ½ cup milk any variety works
- ½ cup whipped cream
- Add all ingredients (except whipped cream) to a high-powered blender.
- Blend to desired consistency (at least until you don’t hear the ice crushing).
- Pour into 2 mugs and top with whipped cream if desired.
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