Copycat Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino

Who doesn’t love the taste of a frappuccino recipe? This Copycat Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino may be the best way to enjoy a delicious iced coffee drink.

Homemade Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino

Why this Frappuccino Recipe Works

I always joke that it’s the sugar in my coffee that gets me going way before the caffeine. I like my coffee sweet with a hint of coffee flavor. To be fair though I don’t drink coffee often, it’s normally a treat. You can recreate that famous taste at home with your own homemade frappuccino recipe.

Starbucks caramel drinks are the best. The caramel frappuccino has always been a popular drink at the famous coffee house. In fact, their website states that it’s “hands down” the most popular Starbucks Frappuccino recipe. And it’s easy to see why!

Homemade Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino

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How to Make a Copycat Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino

You start with a coffee base, add in some caramel for flavoring, a bit of milk, some ice, blend the ingredients together well, and top with whipped cream. And more caramel on top of course. It’s easy to make at home and a perfect way to treat yourself without going through the drive-thru line. Here’s what you need:

  • Cooled coffee
  • Milk
  • Caramel syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Caramel sauce
  • Ice

Homemade Starbucks Caramel Frappe

Notes

  • I suggest grabbing some caramel syrup to have on hand. It’s great in the caramel frappuccino, but also any coffee drink. Some people think it is sweetened condensed milk that makes this drink thick, but I think it is caramel syrup.
  • This recipe does not contain any chocolate syrup either, but if you want to add some, feel free to add some chocolate syrup.
  • You can also do a shot of espresso, instant espresso, instant coffee, cold brew coffee, or use day-old coffee like I did!
  • If you want a lighter version you can use skim milk, or if you want to you can use almond milk or my new favorite cashew milk.

If you don’t have an espresso maker you may want to consider using instant espresso. Espresso is slightly different than coffee as the water is steamed through the coffee, so it is a little stronger than traditional drip coffee. Here is a brand of instant espresso that I like. Medaglia D’Oro Instant Espresso Coffee, 2 Oz. You may also want to consider using a tool that Italians use to make espresso at home. The Bialetti Mocha pot is how Italians have been making espresso at home. These coffee pots are less than 30 dollars and make real Italian espresso. Bialetti Moka Express 3 Cup Espresso Maker 06799 is a great way to make espresso at home.

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Copycat Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino

Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Copycat

You can make your own Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Copycat at home. 
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Starbucks Recipes
Servings: 1
Calories: 325kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coffee cooled
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons caramel syrup
  • 1-2 cups ice more ice if you want it less thick
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream
  • 1 tablespoon caramel sauce for topping

Instructions

  • Place the liquids (coffee and milk) in the blender first. Add the caramel syrup and then the ice. Blend until smooth. Drizzle caramel down your glass before you pour in the frappuccino. Top with whipped cream and caramel sauce. Enjoy!

Recipe Tips for the Cook

Notes:
  • I suggest grabbing some caramel syrup to have on hand. It’s great in the caramel frappuccino, but also any coffee drink. Some people think it is sweetened condensed milk that makes this drink thick, but I think it is caramel syrup.
  • This recipe does not contain any chocolate syrup either, but if you want to add some, feel free to add some chocolate syrup.
  • You can also do a shot of espresso, instant espresso, instant coffee, cold brew coffee or use day old coffee like I did!
  • If you want a lighter version you can use skim milk, or if you want to you can use almond milk or my new favorite cashew milk.

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Calcium: 308mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. Cynthia

    My frappe came out exactly like the one I get at Starbucks! I have a fantastic blender (Vitamix brand) and I believe it had the biggest component to achieving the Starbucks quality. I used starbucks coffee , torini caramel, and reddi whip . I encourage everyone to get a quality blender because when your c h e a p and don’t get something that works you will have a hard time performing well in the kitchen.

  2. Krys

    Starbucks adds a Carmel flavor syrup to this drink. I always ask them to add a few extra pumps to mine. You can buy something like it at Walmart and I believe you can even buy the Starbucks brand. I would suggest adding that if you’d like a little extra flavor.

  3. Kristi

    How does the ice not separate when blending? When I try doing this, the ice doesn’t blend too well. I heard that Starbucks uses some type of emulsifier ingredient and that’s what makes it blend well. What are your thoughts?

  4. Raelene

    This looks delicious. Since milk and I don’t really get along, I am going to make this with almond milk. I am sure that it will taste just as good. Thank you for posting this recipe.

  5. Sheila

    I just got a Ninja coffee bar which (would you believe it) can brew coffee for iced drinks! This would be a perfect treat to share with my next door neighbor!

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