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Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino Copycat Recipe

Author: Jee Choe
A delicious coffee and chocolate frozen drink made just like Starbucks.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)

INGREDIENTS
 

Mocha Frappuccino

Vanilla Whipped Cream

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Whisk heavy cream and vanilla syrup to make whipped cream. Set aside.
    A handheld milk frother whisks up whipped cream in seconds.
  • Blend chocolate sauce, instant coffee, milk, ice, and homemade Frappuccino base syrup until smooth.
    Start the blender on low, then turn it up to high. Use a tamper tool to make sure the ice gets blended evenly. It should take about 15 - 30 seconds depending on the blender.
  • Pour Frappuccino into a cup.
    The drink makes 16 ounces (grande size) of Frappuccino.
  • Top drink with whipped cream.

NOTES

  • The homemade Frappuccino base syrup recipe is the star of this recipe since it's what creates that smooth texture. Make this first and use it to make all kinds of Frappuccinos.
  • Don't put ice in first into the blender. Put ingredients into the blender as it's in the recipe. You won't get an efficient blend if you put the ice in first.
  • Homemade Frappuccino base syrup is simple syrup and xanthan gum. If you don’t want to use the base syrup, you can add simple syrup instead to match the sweetness, but the texture won't be the same.
  • There's no brewed coffee in the Starbucks Frappuccino either. They use a Frappuccino Roast, which is made with instant coffee. Use VIA Instant Italian Roast, or any instant coffee you have.
  • Frappuccinos are made with whole milk but you can use any milk you like.
  • Don't put ice in first into the blender. Put ingredients into the blender as it's in the recipe. You won't get an efficient blend if you put the ice in first.
  • The longer you whisk the heavy cream, the stiffer it'll get. It should take less than a minute, using a handheld milk frother, to get medium peaks. Spoon the whipped cream on top of your drink.
  • The Frappuccino base syrup can be made ahead of time along with the homemade chocolate syrup and the homemade vanilla syrup.

NUTRITION

Calories: 668 | Carbohydrates: 106g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 95g | Vitamin A: 1072IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 4mg
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