Instead of buying a bottled Frappuccino, you can easily make your own Copycat Starbucks Frappuccino at home — with only four ingredients.
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For a long time, I didn’t drink coffee. At all.
Well, not really “at all.” Because I always liked bottled coffee. See, in Japan, cold coffee is a “thing.” Japanese cold coffee isn’t cold brew and it’s not iced coffee. It’s something completely different and I always loved them.
Bottled frappuccinos always remind me of Japan. And so my taste buds are okay with that.
But my wallet, not so much. They’re over $3 each in the drugstore and that’s just not budget friendly at all.
So, as I do with basically everything else now, I make my own. And you can too. It’s so easy to make your own copycat Starbucks Frappuccino. Trust me.
Copycat Starbucks Frappuccino Recipe
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This version combines the bottled Frappuccino version with the store-bought Frappuccino, which is the viral TikTok trend from last year.
Copycat Starbucks Frappuccino Ingredients:
How To Make A Copycat Starbucks Frappuccino:
Brew the coffee.
While the coffee is hot, pour it into a plastic pitcher. Immediately add in the white and brown sugars.
Stir until the sugar is completely melted.
Pour in the French vanilla creamer and stir until combined.
Put the pitcher in the fridge until it is cooled.
You can drink it this way and it would be just like the bottled Starbucks frappuccino that you buy in the grocery store.
But, if you want to turn it into more of a coffeehouse frappuccino, you have another couple steps.
When the frappe mixture has cooled, pour it into a glass bottle. We actually use an old Starbucks Frappuccino bottle. Don’t fill it all the way to the top. You want to leave enough room for the mixture to expand. If there’s no space, you risk it expanding and cracking the bottle.
Put the bottle in the freezer for two hours. Take it out, shake it, and you get that delicious icy consistency you’re looking for.
Small troubleshooting: Although TikTok made it feel like the drink would fall right out of the glass bottle after you remove it from the freezer, it won’t.
Instead, you want to use something like a reusable straw or a chopstick to break up the frozen drink before pouring it into a drinking glass.
Copycat Starbucks Frappuccino: Frequently Asked Questions
This question came up when the TikTok Starbucks Frappuccino hack went viral.
Starbucks weighed in and tried to tell people not to put glass in the freezer because it could crack.
Instead, Starbucks suggests pouring the chilled drink over ice or shaking the drink with ice in a cocktail shaker, then pouring into a chilled glass.
No. That’s a big no. Hard stop. The end.
But also, just so we’re clear. No.
You should keep bottled Starbucks Frappuccino, or in our case copycat Starbucks Frappuccino, in the freezer for two hours. That’s all.
Keeping it overnight runs the risk of the glass bottle freezing.
But, even more than that, the drink will just get stuck in the bottle if you freeze it too long. And then you have to figure out a way to defrost it.
You could defrost it in the fridge, but that will take forever. You could also defrost it on the counter, but not really because you don’t want dairy sitting out for that long.
So just remember to take the glass bottle out of the freezer after two hours. Or heed Starbucks’ warning and don’t put it in the freezer at all.
You can use any brand of coffee in this copycat Starbucks Frappuccino recipe. Plain coffee is best. You can use a flavored coffee in this copycat recipe if you want, but we don’t. It ends up being too many conflicting flavors if you decide to add syrup as well.
A dark coffee works better in this than a breakfast blend because you’ll get a stronger coffee flavor when you eventually do drink it. Which is good because the flavor will mellow when you add the creamer and again when you drink it when it’s icy.
So, if you start with a dark coffee, you’ll have more of a coffee taste in the final Frappuccino, rather than a mellow taste like you’ll get if you use a light roast.
But if that’s what you like best, go for it.
Personally, I think vanilla flavored creamer adds a sweetness and aids in the consistency of the drink overall, but it doesn’t add that much flavor.
So, I wouldn’t suggest changing the flavor of the creamer.
However, if you want to flavor this frappuccino, use flavored coffee syrup.
A coffee syrup works better in a cold drink than in a warm one. So, you’ll want to add the flavored coffee syrup after the frappe mixture has cooled in the fridge but before it goes in the freezer.
Since the copycat Starbucks Frappuccino recipe has a dairy product (creamer), it should be kept in the fridge in an airtight container. It will last about a week in the fridge.
Purchase Starbucks Frappuccino Online:
If you want a Starbucks Frappuccino now, but you don’t feel like making it yourself, that’s fine. You can purchase a Starbucks Frappuccino online:
Be mindful of a store’s minimum cart total to hit free shipping. You can also choose instore or curbside pickup to avoid shipping charges as well.
More Coffee Recipes:
If you like coffee, you’re in luck. Because we really enjoy it, we’re always coming up with new fun coffee recipes.
A few of our favorites are:
- Super Simple Cold Brew Coffee
- Peppermint Mocha
- Spiked Mocha Nut Coffee
- How To Make The Perfect Mocha … In A Hotel
- 6 cups brewed coffee
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup French vanilla creamer
- Brew the coffee.
- While the coffee is hot, pour it into a plastic pitcher. Immediately add in the white and brown sugars.
- Stir until the sugar is completely melted.
- Pour in the French vanilla creamer and stir until combined.
- Put the pitcher in the fridge until it is cooled.
- When the frappe mixture has cooled, pour it into a glass bottle (Don’t fill it all the way to the top).
- Put the bottle in the freezer for two hours. Take it out, shake it, and drink it.
Amount Per Serving Calories 116Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 17mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 0gSugar 25gProtein 0g
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