Updated November, 2019. Sip your favorite coffeehouse drink at home with this 2 minute homemade frappuccino recipe.
One day I mixed some vanilla ice cream into my coffee and I realized that it tastes exactly like a vanilla frappe from a coffee shop (shocker, I know, how did I think they even made them?)!
This is now my favorite way to have coffee during the summertime. I definitely don’t do this every morning, but every now and then (especially on those super hot days) I’ll pull out the blender to whip this up and it never disappoints!
It’s got just enough sweetness like a fancy frappuccino from a high end coffee shop, but it actually still tastes like coffee instead of an avalanche of sweetness (no shade intended because I too enjoy my fair share of mocha-macchi-dolce-ccinos)
Homemade Frappuccino Recipe
I went with vanilla since it’s what I usually order (vanilla is my favorite ice cream flavor, and it kills my husband because he says it’s so boring!)
But, you can customize this with some caramel or chocolate flavorings to recreate your coffee order at home. Some flavored coffee syrup or just straight-up ice cream syrup will do the trick.
Before we dive into this frappuccino recipe, it’s important to answer some of the key questions that go along with this. After all, if you’re wanting to make the best possible frappuccino ever, you’re going to need to know a bit about how to make it happen!
What kind of coffee is best?
I make a fresh pot of REALLY strong coffee for this recipe. Your standard cup of joe won’t taste as strong when it is mixed with ice cream. Definitely go for the strongest coffee you can. I am not a fan of spending money for something I won’t use very often, so I steer away from using store bought coffee concentrates. I find that brewing a strong pot will do the trick.
How is a frappuccino made?
While my recipe is down below, there are actually a few different ways to make a homemade frappuccino. The main components are brewed coffee and then an additive of a combination of ice, milk, sugar, and syrup. Frappuccinos can be flavored using different ingredients, which just adds to the tasty fun!
Optional Sweeteners include sweetened condensed milk or agave nectar. If you don’t use vanilla ice cream (and you’d be insane not to!) add a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
How do you store it overnight?
If you make up a frappuccino, but don’t get the chance to enjoy it right away, why not save it overnight by sticking it in the fridge? That way, when you wake up you can easily get your frappuccino fix with little to no work on your part.
The easiest way to keep a frappuccino in the fridge overnight is to brew the coffee ahead of time and then simply let it chill. You can then add in the rest of the ingredients the next day when you’re ready to drink it.
Can you freeze it once it’s made?
Absolutely! If you add them to a freezer-safe jar or container, you can freeze them to enjoy later. Storing them in the fridge for up to 3 months is possible! I like to use freezer safe mason jars. You’ll know that they’re freezer safe, as there is an embossed snowflake on the glass.
What is the difference between a frappe and a frappuccino?
A lot of people actually do get the two mixed-up. (And that’s okay! We can’t all be frappuccino experts!) The main difference between the two is that a frappe is actually made using instant coffee and a frappuccino is made using brewed coffee. Who knew, right?! Use that on your next girls breakfast out. 😇
If you’ve been wondering how to make a frappuccino, don’t fret. This recipe is so simple and easy to do! As you can see from the recipe below, you’ll be sipping away on a delicious coffee frappuccino in no time at all!
(And as you can tell from my very own recipe, this isn’t any ordinary frappuccino. I like to make mine loaded down with ice cream because I think we can all agree that a frappuccino made with ice cream can fix just about anything going wrong with your day!)
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Homemade Frappuccino Recipe
- 1 cup Vanilla Ice Cream
- 8 oz. Strong Coffee chilled
- 1/3 cup Ice
- Sweetener of Choice to taste, optional
- A bit of Almond/Soy/Dairy Milk optional, makes it creamier
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend until creamy. Pour into a glass and enjoy.