Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Copycat Recipe

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This is my version of Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino! It's easy to make at home by blending coffee with milk, caramel sauce, and ice. Top each glass with whipped cream and drizzle more caramel sauce on top. Serve with a straw.

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Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
Servings:
2

There's nothing like a refreshing, creamy, and decadent caramel Frappuccino from Starbucks. With this copycat caramel Frappuccino recipe, you can make the sweet treat at home – and save money in the long run!

a low angle view of two creamy caramel Frappuccino's with caramel syrup dripping down the glass.
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What Is a Frappuccino?

Frappuccino is a type of blended coffee drink that is trademarked by Starbucks. Made with ice, coffee, and flavored syrups, the beverage's flavor and texture is somewhere between a milkshake and an iced coffee.

The word "Frappuccino" is a combination of "lait frappe" (a type of French milkshake) and "cappuccino" (an espresso-based coffee drink with steamed milk).

Caramel Frappuccino Ingredients

You need just five ingredients to make this copycat Starbucks caramel Frappuccino recipe:

Ice
Ice is the base of this caramel Frappuccino recipe. Crushed ice is best (and more blender-friendly), but cubed ice will work too.

Brewed Coffee
Make sure the coffee is strong so it's not overpowered by the other ingredients. Also, it's important to ensure the coffee is completely cooled so it doesn't melt the ice.

Milk
Low-fat milk, when combined with ice, creates an irresistible texture that's the perfect blend of creamy and icy.

Caramel Sauce
If you want to get fancy, drizzle the caramel sauce on the inside of the glass before you pour in the Frappuccino.

Sugar
Sweeten things up a bit with white sugar. This recipe, which makes two drinks, calls for three tablespoons – but you can adjust the sugar to suit your taste.

How to Make a Caramel Frappuccino

It couldn't be easier to make this 5-ingredient recipe! Seriously, just blend all of the ingredients and you're ready to enjoy. Find the full recipe below for detailed instructions.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Loved this recipe," raves Allrecipes Allstar Faith N. "We are over an hour away from the nearest Starbucks, between gas and the cost of the drinks themselves, it's a rare splurge for me to get one. This is my absolute favorite there and this recipe is pretty darn close."

"I followed two different recipes for this, and the other was super disappointing," says Nerds n' Roses. "So, I was so happy when I tasted this and actually felt like I had just come from Starbucks! And it makes two, so I can share it or save the other for later! P.S. I stirred in sea salt to taste, then added sea salt and a drizzle of caramel on top of the whipped cream, and BAM! Salted Caramel Frappuccino!"

"This recipe was amazing," according to one Allrecipes community member. "I made homemade caramel for it and it tasted amazing. Honestly better than Starbucks. Perfect blend of espresso and sweetness! Would totally recommend it."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ice

  • 1 cup strongly brewed black coffee, cooled

  • 1 cup low-fat milk

  • â…“ cup caramel sauce

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

Directions

  1. Blend ice, coffee, milk, caramel sauce, and sugar together in a blender on high speed until smooth.

  2. Pour into two 16-ounce glasses.

Tips

You can make strong coffee by using 2 tablespoons ground coffee beans per 1 cup water in your coffee maker.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

271 Calories
3g Fat
60g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 271
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 242mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 174mg 13%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 287mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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