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Starbucks Frozen Frappuccino Copycat Recipe
Starbucks Frozen Frappuccino
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Drink
Calories: 230
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Recipe Rating: 3.3 (12 reviews)
It was in 1995 that Starbucks stores started selling this frozen drink, one of the company's most successful new products. The Frappuccino is blended with strong coffee, sugar, a dairy base, and ice. Each one is made to order and each one is guaranteed to give you a throbbing brain freeze if you sip too hard. The drinks come in several different varieties, the most popular of which Ive cloned here for your frontal lobe-pounding, caffeine-buzzing pleasure.

Make double-strength coffee by measuring 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per cup serving in your coffee maker. The clone will be even more authentic if you use Starbucks beans and grind them yourself just before brewing.

Source: Top Secret Recipes: Sodas, Smoothies, Spirits & Shakes by Todd Wilbur.

3/4 cup double-strength coffee, cold
1 cup low-fat milk
Submitted on: 06/11/17
The caramel Frappuccino tasted just as good as the expensive Starbucks..consistency exactly like it..will try mocha when I get the chocolate!
Submitted on: 12/27/12
The flavor was there, but the texture isn't. I followed the recipe and my drink turned out as complete liquid. It's suppose to be more a slushy type drink. Not sure if it's my problem or the recipe.
Just like I remember
Submitted on: 12/02/12
I used a medium blend coffee and found the Caramel tasted just like the original, but the mocha one did not. I did not use the Starbucks brand beans. This recipe taste completely different depending on which coffee beans you use; make sure to use a medium, 100% Arabica bean blend.
Submitted on: 04/09/09
This was so yummy! I had to use decaf as I have bad reactions to caffeine but still adore the taste of coffee. I'm never wasting another penny of my money at Starbucks or any store bought coffee again because this is twice as good.
Submitted on: 03/08/08
We have a little expresso machine and used Starbucks Expresso Roast Bold Coffee to make our own expresso instead of "double-strength coffee". I'm tellin' you, it's exactly the same as the $4.00 drink I've been paying for for years. Now I can make my own at a fraction of the cost. Thanks for feeding my addiction.
Submitted on: 03/02/08
I just made it and I was sooo disapointed. I think that my coffee mix wasn't right, but I'm not sure. I wish there were specific directions to make the stronger coffee - like what type of coffee (mild/med/brand?). If the coffee isn't right, the whole thing will suck.
Submitted on: 05/16/06
Not like the "real thing"? No, it's better. Wonderfully thick and frothy; even better if you blend your own beans using several flavors (chocolate, hazelnut, etc) along with rich espresso beans. I think this recipe is delicious and it always hits the spot.
Submitted on: 01/21/06
This is a great recipe, although not as sweet as the real thing. It is an easy and great treat to make for yourself at home.
Submitted on: 12/21/05
This is nothing like the real one! What a waste of money. Starbucks puts a cream base in, followed by some flavouring (which is the big mystery) and ice. Then they blend. Au Revoir
Mary Kate  
Submitted on: 09/16/05
The recipe is nothing like the original. I rather pay $3.60 for one at Starbucks.
Submitted on: 07/28/05
The mocha version is nothing like the real McCoy.
Submitted on: 07/20/05
this is excellent..thanks for having this