Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccino Copycat

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If you love strawberries, you’re going to love this caffeine-free, frozen drink that blends strawberry syrup, milk, and ice together to make a delicious berry treat. See how easy it is to recreate this Starbucks Strawberry Crème Frappuccino at home, including the whipped cream!

Strawberry Frappuccino Copycat with whipped cream in a cup.

Recipe Highlights

  • Strawberry Crème Frappuccino is a Starbucks frozen strawberry milk made in a blender. The drink is topped with vanilla flavored whipped cream.
  • There’s no coffee or caffeine in this drink, so it’s a popular drink for kids, like the Vanilla Bean Frappuccino.
  • The secret to Starbucks Frappuccinos is the Frappuccino base syrup that turns an icy drink into a smooth, creamy one. Every Starbucks Frappuccino is made with the Frappuccino base syrup.
  • This Starbucks copycat drink is made using six ingredients, including a homemade Frappuccino base syrup, and it makes a grande size (16 ounces) drink.

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Ingredient Notes

Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccino copycat recipe ingredients.
  • Homemade Frappuccino base syrup
    To make smooth Frappuccinos, you need this base syrup that’s made with sugar, water, and xanthan gum (a thickener). Make it ahead of time to use whenever you want to make Frappuccinos. It’s a game changer.
  • Strawberry syrup
    This is where the strawberry flavoring comes from. I find the syrups made with real sugar, instead of high fructose corn syrup, taste better and less artificial.
  • Milk
    Whole milk is what Starbucks uses to make their Frappuccinos but you can use any milk you like.
  • Heavy cream
    This is used to make the whipped cream.
  • Vanilla syrup
    Use store-bought or homemade vanilla syrup to sweeten and flavor the whipped cream.
  • Ice
    Make ice using filtered water if possible for a better tasting Frappuccino.

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Step-by-Step Instructions

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  1. Whisk heavy cream and vanilla syrup to make whipped cream. Set aside.
    handheld milk frother makes whipped cream in seconds.
  2. Blend strawberry syrup, milk, ice, and homemade Frappuccino base syrup until smooth.
    Start the blender on low, then turn it up high. Use a tamper tool to make sure the ice gets blended evenly.
  3. Add strawberry syrup to the bottom of a cup. Pour in Frappuccino.
  4. Top drink with whipped cream.
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Expert Tips

  • Don’t add ice into the blender first since you won’t get an efficient blend. Add ingredients into the blender as it’s in the recipe.
  • If you don’t want to use the homemade Frappuccino base syrup, replace it with just simple syrup to sweeten the drink. Not adding the Frappuccino base syrup will make the texture of your drink icy, and the strawberry milk will separate from the ice quickly.
  • Use a handheld milk frother to make homemade whipped cream quickly and easily. The longer you froth, the thicker the whipped cream will get. To get shiny, luscious whipped cream, froth until you get soft peaks, which should take about 30 seconds.
  • Instead of vanilla whipped cream, you can make it strawberry flavored whipped cream by using strawberry syrup instead of vanilla syrup.

Questions You May Have

What’s in Starbucks Strawberry Crème Frappuccino?

Ice, whole milk, Creme Frappuccino syrup, Strawberry Puree sauce, and Classic syrup are blended together then the drink is topped off with vanilla whipped cream.

Can I buy Frappuccino base syrup instead of making it?

Starbucks doesn’t sell their Frappuccino base syrup, but you can find it on Amazon and Ebay.

How can I customize a Strawberry Frappuccino at home?

Instead of the strawberry syrup at the bottom of the cup, replace it with chocolate syrup or caramel to add more flavor dimensions. Or add a pump or two of white chocolate syrup to the blender if you like drinks sweeter.

Strawberry Frappuccino with whipped cream in a cup.

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Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccino Copycat

Author: Jee Choe
See how easy it is to recreate this Starbucks Strawberry Crème Frappuccino at home, including the whipped cream!
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)

INGREDIENTS
 

Strawberry Frappuccino

Vanilla Whipped Cream

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Whisk heavy cream and vanilla syrup to make whipped cream. Set aside.
    A handheld milk frother makes whipped cream in seconds.
  • Blend 3 tablespoons strawberry syrup, milk, ice, and homemade Frappuccino base syrup until smooth.
    Start the blender on low, then turn it up high. Use a tamper tool to make sure the ice gets blended evenly.
  • Put 1 tablespoon of strawberry syrup at the bottom of a cup. Pour in Frappuccino.
  • Top drink with whipped cream.

NOTES

  • Don’t add ice into the blender first since you won’t get an efficient blend. Add ingredients into the blender as it’s in the recipe.
  • The secret to making Frappuccinos just like Starbucks is the Frappuccino base syrup. Make a batch ahead of time and keep it in the fridge to use whenever you want to make Frappuccinos.
  • If you don’t want to use the homemade Frappuccino base syrup, replace it with just simple syrup to sweeten the drink. Not adding the Frappuccino base syrup will make the texture of your drink icy, and the strawberry milk will separate from the ice.
  • Use a handheld milk frother to make homemade whipped cream quickly and easily. The longer you froth, the thicker the whipped cream will get. To get shiny, luscious whipped cream, froth until you get soft peaks, which should take about 30 seconds.
  • Instead of vanilla whipped cream, you can make it strawberry flavored whipped cream by using strawberry syrup instead of vanilla syrup.
  • Starbucks makes all their Frappuccinos with whole milk but you can use any milk you like.
  • You can use homemade or store-bought vanilla syrup but I highly recommend making it at home.

NUTRITION

Calories: 746 | Carbohydrates: 130g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 363mg | Sugar: 129g | Vitamin A: 1138IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 6mg
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