Mocha Frappuccino

Come try my Mocha Frappuccino recipe, a homemade take on Starbucks’ iconic treat! With just five common ingredients, this recipe comes together in under a minute, no prep required. If you crave authentic, flavorful Frappuccinos made with real ingredients, not powders, this is your go-to!

Starbucks copycat mocha frappuccino topped with whip cream and sprinkled mocha powder in a cup with a green straw.

Why I Love This Recipe

As a devoted coffee enthusiast, I’m excited to share my Mocha Frappuccino recipe with you, a copycat recipe inspired by Starbucks! This delightful drink, encompassing a worldwide flavor profile, brings together robust instant coffee, rich heavy cream, and unsweetened cocoa powder. It’s your go-to solution for satisfying coffee cravings with a creamy and flavorful iced coffee experience, not to forget the savings on your wallet too!

What sets my recipe apart is its simplicity, mirroring my Coffee Frappuccino and Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino recipes. We replace coffee powder with instant coffee mixed with sweetener to recreate that iconic Starbucks goodness. So, prepare to enjoy this delightful homemade treat right at home!



  • Instant Coffee – strong dark roast instant coffee works best. We recommend Starbucks Premium Instant Coffee.
  • Heavy Cream – heavy cream or heavy whipping cream.  
  • Cocoa Powder – unsweetened Cocoa Powder.
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.  
  • Ice – standard ice cubes.

Additional Toppings

Consider drizzling Chocolate Syrup or Caramel for an indulgent twist. A sprinkle of Cinnamon Powder or a touch of Honey can elevate the flavor to suit your preferences.

Starbucks copycat mocha frappuccino topped with whip cream and sprinkled mocha powder in a cup with a green straw, top down shot.

Essential Kitchen Equipment


Step 1 In a powerful blender, combine the instant coffee, heavy cream, unsweetened cocoa powder, your preferred sweetener, and ice cubes. Blend on high until your Frappuccino reaches the desired creamy consistency.

Mocha Frappuccino in a blender.

🌀 Blending Pro Tip

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

Step 2 Pour into a cup and add a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of chocolate syrup for a finishing touch.

Mocha Frappuccino served in a cup topped with whipped cream.

Recipe Variations

For a unique twist, try replacing the coffee with matcha to make a Matcha Creme Frappuccino.

Starbucks copycat mocha frappuccino topped with whip cream and sprinkled mocha powder in a cup with a green straw.

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.

Can I use dairy-free alternatives for heavy cream ?

You can use alternatives like coconut cream instead of heavy cream. However, be aware that it may alter the taste slightly, giving it a coconutty twist.

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.

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.

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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Starbucks copycat mocha frappuccino topped with whip cream and sprinkled mocha powder in a cup with a green straw

Mocha Frappuccino

Indulge in the ultimate Mocha Frappuccino, a delightful homemade version inspired by Starbucks' iconic treat, made in under a minute! This creamy and flavorful ice coffee drink is perfect for satisfying your coffee cravings anytime.
4.75 from 28 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Worldwide
Keyword: how to make a mocha frappe, mocha frappuccino recipe
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1
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Calories: 440kcal



  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for Mocha Frappuccino.
  • In a powerful blender, add heavy cream, Instant Coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder, sweetener and ice.
    Mocha Frappuccino in a blender.
  • Blend everything together, top with optional whipped cream and enjoy!
    Mocha Frappuccino served in a cup topped with whipped cream.


Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1749IU | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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  1. This tastes like the REAL thing! It is SOOOO good! Thank you!

  2. Hillary Vitovsky

    OMG! This is the BEST keyo mocha frap! Thank you so much! I absolutely love it!!!

  3. What if you dont have heavy cream

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hi – Unfortunately, I don’t think there is a suitable replacement for heavy cream, so you will have to pick some up to make this recipe.

  4. How do you figure 7 carbs with 3 TBSP monk fruit sweetener?

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hi Elizabeth – the carbs are from the heavy cream and cocoa powder, not the monkfruit. Hope that clears that up.

  5. Can I use the Lakanto drinking chocolate for the cocoa powder?

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hello! I’ve never used that particular product, so can’t be for sure, but I would think you can sub it. Just make sure to lessen/eliminate the amount of monkfruit blend the recipe calls for since that product already has sweetener mixed in.

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