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Easy Mocha Ice-Blended Coffee (Starbucks Frappuccino Copycat Recipe)

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Mocha Ice-Blended Coffee

Tall, Grande or Venti, Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino is a best seller. And I’m not gonna lie, it’s quite good! The thing is, it’s also a bit overpriced. Making yourself a mean mocha Frappuccino at home is easier than you think, and today I’ll tell you how I make mine.

Let’s break this famous icy coffee down, so bear with me in this one. We’re making a frozen coffee with blended ice, which is not hard at all. Still, unlike regular coffee that’s never loses its flavor, iced coffee is diluted by the same thing that makes it unique — ice. This means we need intensely flavorful, concentrated ingredients if we want this one to work.

First, we have coffee. Starbucks uses its famous ‘frap roast’ concentrate, which is basically freeze-dried (instant) coffee mixed with room temperature water. This is concentrated coffee, perhaps even more than a shot of espresso, why? Because of dilution. This means that we should make our own frap roast coffee concentrate, but we’re just adding the powdered instant espresso to our mix for similar results.

Then we have the chocolatey flavors that make mocha a mocha. Starbucks uses what they call a mocha sauce, but to be honest with you, it’s just chocolate syrup, like Hershey’s. So, use any syrup you have in hand.

Finally, we have the milk, and as you know, Starbucks adds any milk you want to your drink, so we’ll do that too. If you prefer a creamier Frappuccino, go for half and half, that’s what I do, but feel free to use whole milk, soy milk or whatever.

As for the sweetener, I believe that one ounce of chocolate syrup is more than enough to sweeten a properly iced mocha, it’s nice but not cloyingly sweet. If you want yours sweeter, by all means, use your favorite sweetener, or add more chocolate syrup to taste.

The rest is a splash of vanilla extract and whipped cream as a garnish. You’re own Starbucks Frappuccino Copycat right there; a perfect mocha ice-blended coffee that tastes like the real thing, or better!

If you’re ready, let’s make ourselves a coffee-scented, chocolate infused ice drink in just five minutes, and for a fraction of the cost of the original one. 

How to Make It

  • Prep Time1 min
  • Cook Time5 min
  • Total Time6 min
  • Serving Size1
  • Energy202 cal




In a blender, add the ice, the instant espresso powder, the chocolate syrup, the vanilla extract and the milk. Blend until frothy and serve.


Decorate with whipped cream.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size1
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories202
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat10.1 g78 g12.95%
  • Saturated Fat6.2 g20 g31%
  • Cholesterol31 mg300 mg10.33%
  • Sodium56 mg2300 mg2.43%
  • Total Carbohydrate22.7 g275 g8.25%
  • Dietary Fiber0.7 g28 g2.5%
  • Total Sugars14.8 g
  • Protein3.2 g50 g6.4%
  • Calcium94 mg1300 mg7.23%
  • Iron1 mg18 mg5.56%
  • Potassium180 mg4700 mg3.83%
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