How to Brew a Perfect Frappuccino at Home

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Coffee works as a great energy booster. Whenever you feel sleepy, get one cup of coffee, and boom, you will get the necessary energy boost for completing all your scheduled tasks at hand.

However, for a lazy afternoon, or when you are out with your friends, a cold brew might be a better alternative.

Frappuccino is a popular cold coffee brew.

Many coffee chains, including Starbucks, has their signature recipe for delicious Frappuccino. But for a regular coffee drinker, spending $7-$10 bucks for a Frappuccino might not be economical.

Plus, unless you have a coffee shop right outside your home, you will have to consider the commute cost, as well as the time to reach the coffee shop. 

If you are an aspiring barista or only a beginner, this article will help you learn the easiest recipe for brewing Frappuccino at home. 


What is a Homemade Frappuccino?

The best thing about brewing Frappuccino at home is you can always brew enough for multiple batches and put them away in the freezer. This way, you can prepare a jar of Frappuccino whenever you feel like having one. 

If you already have iced coffee at home, the task just got easier for you.

Add the cold brew coffee to a blender and some ice cubes, milk, condensed milk, or sugar.

Blend it until all the ice cubes are crushed completely. Don’t forget to add enough ice cubes to the brew. Every Frappuccino drink must have an icy texture to it. 

If you have visited Starbucks, you already know that Frappuccino is a popular drink from this coffee chain.

They are full of calories, and they also cost a fortune. However, when you brew your Frappuccino at home, you have total control over the calorie content of your brew. 

What Do You need to Brew Homemade Frappuccino?

The below list contains all the necessary items for brewing Frappuccino at home. 

  • 1 cup of ice
  • ½ cup strong coffee cooled
  • ⅓ cup milk (your choice)
  • 2 TBSP condensed milk (more or less depending on how sweet you like it)

There are two parts to the recipe.

First, you need to brew some cold coffee.

Second, you need to put it in a blender with ice cubes, condensed milk, and other ingredients and blend them all together

If you do not know how to brew cold coffee, here is a quick guide for you.

For brewing cold coffee, you will need coarse coffee ground. If you have a burr grinder at home, you can prepare your coffee ground all by yourself. On the other hand, if you do not have a grinder at home, you can ask your coffee roaster to grind the coffee before delivering it to your home.

Once you have your coarse coffee ground, mix it in water, and let it steep overnight.

If you do not have that much time, you should let it sit for at least 12 hours.

While the coffee mixture sits on your tabletop, the coffee ground will slowly infuse into the water, creating a strong, and concentrated brew.

The following day, take a strainer and strain the mixture into a jar. And there you go, you have your cold brew coffee. 

Homemade Frappuccino Recipe 

This Frappuccino recipe is better than the fancy drinks you get from a local coffee shop. It does not add any artificial flavors, nor is it made hours before serving.

It will taste delicious because you can serve the beverage fresh right out of the blender when you brew at home. 

If you want to add your twist to the recipe, you can add that too.

If you have chocolate sauce at home, add it to the brew for a mocha.

If you have chocolate chips at home, add them to the brew for a mocha java chip.

If you have salted caramel sauce at home, add it to the brew for a salted caramel flavor. 

Homemade Frappuccino Serving

You can garnish the homebrew Frappuccino with whipped cream or chocolate/caramel sauce as far as serving is concerned. But before you add whipped cream and chocolate sauce to the brew, take your Frappuccino and put it in a blender.

Add some ice to the mix, and blend it all for around 30-45 seconds. 

Once the ice is crushed, you can add the chocolate sauce and whipped cream to your brew before serving.

You can try adding three tablespoons of peppermint-flavored syrup to the mixture for a different taste before adding it to the blender. 


So there you go. Now you know about the easiest recipe for brewing Frappuccino at home.

If you have a baby at home, knowing this recipe will save you a lot of time. Just imagine, you get a craving for a Frappuccino, but you cannot leave your child behind.

You will have to take your baby with you, and all the while, make sure she doesn’t wake up. And when you reach the parking lot of the coffee shop, guess what, your baby starts crying. What a nightmare! 

Well, you will not have to face such situations from now on. You can brew your Frappuccino at home in advance, store it in the freezer, and prepare a jar of it whenever you get a craving for it.