Coffee Frappuccino

Experience the joy of my Coffee Frappuccino recipe, a delicious homage to the iconic Starbucks drink! With a few simple ingredients and a blender, you can recreate that familiar Starbucks taste right in your own kitchen. Indulge in the creamy, refreshing goodness of this homemade Coffee Frappuccino anytime you crave a delightful pick-me-up!

Coffee Frappuccino served in a cup with a green straw being topped with whipping cream.

Why I Love This Recipe

What I love about my Coffee Frappuccino recipe is its sheer simplicity. Crafted with just 4 common ingredients, it comes together in less than a minute, requiring no prep time at all. You won’t need any special ingredients; everything can be easily picked up at your local store to make this hand crafted copycat recipe!

We use the same method as my Mocha Frappuccino and Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino, replacing coffee powder with instant coffee mixed with sweetener to recreate that Starbucks-inspired goodness. It eliminates the need to hunt down the premixed coffee powder they use at Starbucks.

This delightful creation is perfect for anyone seeking a simple Frappuccino recipe that can be made right at home with ease. It’s a refreshing caffeinated drink, ideal for cooling down and giving you that much-needed pick-me-up! So why wait? Let’s make this Coffee Frappuccino now and enjoy your own Starbucks-style treat at home!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Instant Coffee – strong dark roast instant coffee works best. We recommend Starbucks Premium Instant Coffee.
  • Heavy Cream – heavy cream or heavy whipping cream.  
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.
  • Ice – cubed ice works best for blending.

Additional Toppings

Try drizzling some Chocolate Syrup or Caramel and adding Cinnamon Powder or Whipping Cream to suit your taste!

Coffee Frappuccino served in a cup with a green straw topped with whipping cream, top down shot.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

Directions

Step 1 Combine instant coffee, heavy cream, sweetener, and ice in a blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth.

Coffee Frappuccino in a blender.

☕ Coffee Adjustment Pro Tip

To make stronger coffee flavor, simply add 1 tsp of Coffee Powder at a time until it reaches your preferred level of coffee flavor.

Step 2 Pour the blended Frappuccino into a tall glass and top it with whipped cream.

Coffee Frappuccino served in a cup.

🌀 Blending Pro Tip

Avoid Over-Blending to retain a desirable ice texture in the drink.

Recipe Variations

For a unique twist, you can try making a Matcha Creme Frappuccino by replacing the coffee with matcha or add caramel syrup before blending to create a Caramel Frappuccino. These variations offer different flavors and textures to enjoy alongside the classic Frappuccino.

Coffee Frappuccino served in a cup with a green straw topped with whipping cream.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use regular brewed coffee instead of instant coffee?

Avoid using regular brewed coffee as a substitute for instant coffee, as it will result in a watery texture and won't capture the same coffee intensity.

Is it necessary to use a high-speed blender for this recipe?

You don't necessarily need a high-speed blender for this recipe, but you do need a blender that's powerful enough to effectively break down the ice for a creamy consistency.

Can I make this Frappuccino without a blender?

No, a blender is required to make this recipe.

Is it possible to make a decaffeinated version of this Frappuccino?

Yes, you can make a decaffeinated version by using decaf instant coffee instead of regular instant coffee.

Storage Tips

It’s best to enjoy right after making it for the freshest taste and texture. However, if you have leftovers, you can slow down the melting process by placing it in the fridge.

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Coffee Frappuccino

Discover the perfect Coffee Frappuccino recipe, a refreshing and creamy beverage you can make at home in minutes!
4.20 from 21 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: coffee frappuccino recipe
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 440kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Instant Coffee we used Starbucks instant coffee
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 3 tbsp Sweetener your preferred sweetener
  • 1 Cups Ice

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for coffee Frappuccino.
  • In a powerful blender, add heavy cream, instant coffee, sweetener, and ice.
    Coffee Frappuccino in a blender.
  • Blend everything together and enjoy!
    Coffee Frappuccino served in a cup.

Nutrition

Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 467mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1749IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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4 Comments

  1. Hi guys, looks like another winner! Just wondering, what is used for the whip cream stuff on the top?

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hey Tony! It’s just canned whipping cream on top.

      • Excellent, for some reason I thought there was more sugar and carbs in that stuff. Thank you, off to Nijiya market for the UCC coffee!

        • LowCarbingAsian

          We didn’t count the carbs of the whipping cream since it’s optional, but it would add around 1g carb (1g carb per 2 tbsp). Yeah, whipping cream is surprising low in carbs given it tastes pretty sweet! Have fun at Nijiya!

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