Homemade Frappuccino Recipe
There are some beverages that we usually don’t bother making at home. But sometimes it can be really fun to experiment and try making something that we normally order out- no other drink fits that description like the frappuccino.
The frappuccino was invented in 1995 by Starbucks. It served as a middle point between stronger coffee drinks and sweeter drinks that could appeal to a wider audience. The combination of espresso, milk and whipped cream was a huge hit worldwide, and is still to this day one of the most ordered drinks at coffee shops.
But how about making a frappuccino at home? You can personalize it to your taste as much as you want- and you can decide just how much whipped cream you want. (the answer is always more).
How to make a frappuccino
Let’s get to it. Making frappuccino is definitely a little more complicated than other drinks that you usually make at home, but it still is simple enough for us to get it right on the first try.
- 60ml of espresso (two shots)
- 250ml Whole milk. If you’re using vegetable milk, use coconut or oat milk: the more fat content, the better the texture. And texture is particularly important when it comes to frappuccinos!
- 1 tablespoon sugar (you can substitute this for your sweetener of choice- like Splenda, stevia, etc.)
- Whipped cream. 1 to 2 tablespoons as desired.
- One cup of ice cubes.
- In a blender or a food processor, pour ice. Blend for a few seconds.
- Pour in the milk, sugar, and blend again for a few seconds.
- Finally, pour in the coffee and blend again for a few seconds.
- Pour in a tall glass.
- Add whipped cream delicately with a spoon. This is much easier (and way more fun) using canned whipped cream.
And just like that, you’ve made your first frappuccino. Way more fun and entertaining than ordering out. Not to mention, cheaper!
After making your first frappuccino at home, you’re probably itching for newer and more exciting beverages. Well, there’s more than one way of making frappuccino. Let’s take a quick look at some alternative frappuccinos and how they’re made!
This is probably the most well-known variation of the frappuccino. The trick is to add chocolate in at least three different forms: the most traditional recipes use cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, and chocolate shavings.
To make a Mochaccino, simply add 1 teaspoon cocoa powder and a dash of vanilla essence to the blender. Then, after adding the whipped cream, add chocolate syrup and garnish with chocolate shavings (or chocolate chips!)
A twist on the usual mochaccino using white chocolate instead of chocolate. Making this drink is quite simple compared to the original one: simply add white chocolate sauce/syrup to the mix and blend.
We also recommend using coconut milk for this drink as the taste of white chocolate and coconut have a delicious synergy.
Add chocolate chips on top and you’ve got yourself a “cookies and cream” frappuccino!
Matcha is a traditional Japanese drink. It’s made by grinding down green tea leaves that are grown under the shade - the most premium of all green tea leaves. It’s got a subtle taste that goes very well with coffee (and milk) and it’s become a popular ingredient in recent years.
To make a matcha frappuccino (matchaccino?), simply add one or two grams (¼ teaspoon) to the frappuccino recipe. Bonus points if you sift a little bit over the whipped cream for extra flavor.