How to Make a Starbucks Frappuccino

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Starbucks Frappuccino

The Starbucks Frappuccino has long been a staple on the cafe menu, and is also sold bottled in stores. This Starbucks Frappuccino recipe replicates the flavors of the cool, sweet espresso beverage. Instructions for both the iced and the frozen version follow.

Starbucks is an iconic chain coffeehouse which first opened in Seattle in 1971.[1] Since that time, the chain has expanded throughout the United States and globally, branding itself one of the leading experts in coffee. Guests who enjoy the taste of Starbucks iced frappuccinos can easily recreate them at home. Other Starbucks drinks that can be easily reproduced are their iced and regular caramel macchiatos.

Serves: 1

Offered by Starbucks
Customer service phone 800-Starbuc (800-782-7282)[2]
Served as Beverage
Main ingredients Coffee, milk, sugar
Cooking method Brewing
Similar to Iced or frozen cappuccino
Author Selena Robinson

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Starbucks Frappuccino Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (double-shot) of espresso or double-strength coffee[3]
  • 2 1/2 cups 2 percent milk
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pectin, dry (optional)[4]
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons caramel syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream topping

Starbucks Frappuccino Recipe

  1. Brew the espresso. To make the coffee with a drip machine instead of an espresso maker, use 1/3 cup coffee with 1 cup water. Then run the coffee through the machine again for a second brew with the same grounds.[5]
  2. For iced frappuccino, stir or shake the coffee or espresso, milk, sugar and pectin in a shaker, a tall glass or a pitcher. Then pour the ice into a glass and pour the mixture over the ice.
  3. For frozen frappuccino, pour the coffee or espresso, milk, sugar, pectin and ice into a blender. Blend until smooth.
  4. Top the iced or frozen frappuccino with whipped cream. Drizzle caramel and chocolate syrups on top and serve with a straw.

Starbucks Frappuccino Recipe

A demonstration of how to make a Starbucks Frappuccino


  • The pectin in this recipe acts as a thickening agent, but does not add any flavor to the frappuccino. It can be omitted for a thinner drink with the same taste.
  • For a mocha frappuccino, add a dash of cocoa powder to the coffee, milk, sugar and pectin mixture before combining.

Also See: How to Make an Iced Starbucks Caramel Macchiato, How to Make a Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte, How to Make a Starbucks Gingerbread Latte, How to Make Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars, How to Make a Starbucks Chai Tea Latte, How to Make a Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino