Homemade Frappuccino

Homemade Frappuccino | The Merrythought
I love the Starbucks bottled Frappucccinos that you can buy at almost every store. They always tempt me from the little drink cooler while I wait in line to check out at the store. A nice, cold sip of sweet coffee, just what a mama needs after a stressful shopping trip with 2 or 3 little boys in tow. I almost never treat myself to one though, they just seem too expensive for what seems like 3 or 4 gulps of coffee. (Anyone else polish those off in 3 “sips”?) So I quickly learned to make my own.
Homemade Frappuccino | The Merrythought
The thing I love about making my own is that I can customize it to my taste. I like my coffee flavor a little stronger, and my drink not quite as sweet, so I add a little more coffee and a little less sugar. You can also make it skinny or deliciously creamy by using skim or whole milk – your choice!  Your flavor options are limitless too…mocha – add chocolate syrup. Vanilla, mix in a little vanilla extract. Salted caramel frappuccino…add some amazing salted caramel sauce!  Have fun creating and customizing your perfect chilled coffee drink!  It’s also a great way to use up any leftover coffee you might have in the pot (um, yea, like that ever happens!).
Frappuccino | The Merrythought


2 cups strong brewed coffee, chilled
5 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, vanilla extract – add if desired

Combine all ingredients, stir until sugar dissolves. Chill.


Happy sipping! Manda

  • HannaTuesday, April 30, 2013 - 3:07 pm

    Yummy!!! I see a delicious MOPS drink in our future!ReplyCancel

  • KristenTuesday, April 30, 2013 - 3:59 pm

    Oh my gosh, this looks so so delicious! I often eye those drinks in line as well, but never pull the trigger. This seems like it’s so easy and so good!ReplyCancel

  • heidihawyesWednesday, May 1, 2013 - 12:53 pm

    This sounds AWESOME! I have some caramel flavoured beans, I bet they would be FANTASTIC in this!ReplyCancel

  • ValiaMonday, February 23, 2015 - 8:08 pm

    I make my own but I use Folger’s coffee in my espresso maker so the coffee is strong like Starbucks, and I only use one or two heaping tablespoons of sugar and add ice so I can use less milk as I am sensitive to milk. LOL, I was saving the empty Starbucks bottles for awhile with the idea in mind of making some and putting them in the fridge for later, then it seemed too much of a hassle so I make them fresh instead.ReplyCancel

  • Vivian NewkirkFriday, October 21, 2016 - 1:59 pm

    I bought a bottle of chocolate frappucinno this week and have sipped a few swallows per day. All the time wishing I had a bottle made with soy milk. That’s when I looked on Google to find if Starbucks had put out a syrup we can buy and make frapps myself. Yo, your website! With cold weather coming on, I’ll still make a cold or warm mocha frappuccino, saving over $4 each time! Thanks for your recipe.ReplyCancel

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