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Homemade Starbucks Frappuccinos

Make Homemade Starbucks Frappuccinos with my 3 easy recipes and enjoy homemade frappuccinos with all-natural ingredients anytime you want!
Starbucks Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino- Want to save your money and your waistline? make homemade Starbucks Frappucinos!!!

Hi Bold Bakers!

I love Starbucks Frappuccinos and it dawned on me, who doesn’t love frappes?? And who wouldn’t love to know how to make them at home?? That’s why we are going to make our own Big and Bold versions but without the sugary pumps of syrup.

Like a lot of people, Starbucks is part of my everyday routine. In the morning I go for a tall Flat White to wake me up. And then on birthdays and special occasions I get a Frappuccino. The reason I reserve them for these times is because they can tend to be heavy on the caloric side. Now I’m sure you know me well enough by now to know I’m not a calorie counter. But after a few regular visits to Starbucks those calories start to add up.

In my opinion, my Frappuccinos taste just like the real thing but without the pumps of syrups containing artificial flavors. We are going all natural here so we can enjoy more and pay for it less. Our waist lines that is, not to mention our wallets.  

Like a lot of my recipes these are customizable to suit you. If you don’t like strawberries, use raspberries. If you don’t eat dairy use dairy-free milks like almond or soy. There really aren’t any strict rules you have to follow when it comes to these drinks. And on that note, come up with your own flavors, nothing is written in stone, get creative. 

Starbucks Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino


Strawberries and Cream have been paired together for donkeys year. You can’t beat it. So it makes perfect sense the combo would work so well in a blended drink. Find the Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino recipe here.

Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino

Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino - Want to save your money and your waistline? make homemade Starbucks Frappucinos!!!

Green tea doesn’t just have to be brewed in a cup, it can also be blended into a delicious Frappuccino and enjoyed cold. Find the Green Tea Frappuccino recipe here.

Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino


One of Starbucks’ best-selling drinks is a Mocha Frappuccino. It’s not hard to see why with all the chocolatey goodness! Find the Mocha Frappuccino recipe here.

Want more Starbucks drink recipes? Try my Pumpkin Spice Latte, Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate and Peppermint Mocha.

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119 thoughts on “Homemade Starbucks Frappuccinos

  1. I have been having the grand kids over once a week this summer and we have been trying and enjoying a lot of your recipes. Today they each chose a frappucino to make. Oreo, banana split and ultra caramel (made with cold cacao instead of coffee. They each thoroughly enjoyed the one they chose.

  2. Where we can’t find the mesure for the Starbucks, please y look very recipe and y try there very good, please y can’t have the recipe

  3. I would like to know how to make the Starbucks pink drink at home completly from scratch not using the store bought refreshers and drinks.
    PS: My favorite recipe that you made was the better than fried donuts. They were delicious!
    – Thank you!!!

    1. Hi there,
      I am not sure what you mean by this! If you mean an Italian Frappucino then it is not an Italian thing! This type of drink is an American invention as far as I know, though there is a suggestion that it began in Greece, where it is still a popular drink.
      There is already a little cookie, like a fried pastry like a fritter, which is called Italian Frappe.
      who knew it could get so complicated. A coffee frappuccino here would have coffee, crushed ice and milk.
      I hope this helps,
      Gemma 🙂

  4. Hi Gemma,

    I wish to make matcha Green Tea Frappuccino with your receipes. But Japanese matcha is very expensive; according to your Green Tea Frappuccino recipes, I have put 1.5 tbsp into the blended drink which cost me over USD 10 only in matcha green tea powder. Then this drink receipes costs over USD 12. However, Starbuck Green Tea Frappuccino cost me USD 5.5 which your drink receipes ‘s C/P value is not good. Thank you for your receipes. 😉

  5. I like my coffee really really strong. I take left over coffee and freeze into ice cubes for my fraps. That way they aren’t diluted by regular ice and if I just want iced coffee, I also use the coffee ice cubes for the same reason. Makes all the difference in he world, if you like strong coffee!!

  6. I was just informed my local Starbucks no longer sell Frappuccino with protein powder…do you have a protein powder recommendation…Starbucks wouldn’t tell me what they used…and a recipe for using the protein. Your ideas are great…and healthier….I do order the light/sugar free espresso flavor and would like to duplicate that. Thanx sooooo much!

    1. Hi Rebecca,
      I think the protein powder used by Starbucks is almost certainly WHEY low fat powder. Whey is the liquid/water element of milk which separates from milk during the cheesemaking proceess, there are a few types. It is regarded as the most pure form of protein. I am not sure how it is processed but it comes in different forms. I would think you will not go wrong with this, it is water soluble, and easy to handle.
      I hope this is of help,
      Gemma 🙂

  7. Love your recipes and your style! Would you share what blender you use? I am sorry if I you are repeating this info. Thanks!

    1. Hi there,
      Thank you, that is very kind.
      The blender I use is a KitchenAid blender. (https://amzn.to/2GLggOG) here is the link for your research.
      This is a super appliance, and for me, who uses it and others every day, it is essential to have a powerful machine and it is worth the money. As my mum would say ‘buy well, buy once’, haha, good advice though,
      Gemma 🙂

      1. I have looked at 3 blenders and the value for money is the OMNIBLEND. Powerful 3hp motor and the version V has 35, 60 and 90 second blend timer as well as the pulse mode.

        1. Hi Ian,
          I have to have blenders, which I use every day, and I depend on these to last a long time, I hate waste! If I were working away just for me and my family, I would be happy to use the best I could afford, and it seems that this is what you found. I think you will not be running this into the ground like I do!
          Thank you for being here with us,
          Gemma 🙂

  8. Hi Gemma , I don’t understand that the ingredients of make the Mocha Frappuccino , can Gemma help me?Thank you very much

    1. Hi, I’m struggling to get the correct consistency for my Frappuccino. How much ice and milk should I use? And will xatham gum help? Thanks

      1. Hi louie,
        This is the recipe for the Strawberry one.
        10 ice cubes
        1 cup (8oz/240 ml) full fat milk
        1 teaspoons vanilla extract
        3 tablespoons powdered sugar
        8-10 Frozen and defrosted strawberries
        The powdered sugar, and the fruit will thicken the mix, the ice cubes help. If you want it thicker then use a little less ice, it should be consumed when the ice is still there, like a slush, as it melts it will thin down, that is the nature of this type of recipe.
        Some manufactures use gums to stabilize this, but at home I would not,
        Gemma 🙂

  9. Can I replace the chocolate sauce in the mocha frappe with cocoa powder? If yes, is there any extra sugar required to be added?

  10. Can you do double chocolate flavor please? Your recipes are awesome!! Thank you for your hard work!!

  11. hello gemma,

    i really love your youtube acount and site. i would love to see these starbucks recepies someday please 😀

    teavana tea:
    Citrus Mint Latte

    Mocha Cookie Crumble
    Caramel Frappuccino
    Caramel Brulée
    cotton candy

    thank you so much for all your recipies

  12. Hey Gemma! I love all your recipes and everyone I try turns out great. but plz plz plz do a caramel frappuccino there isn’t a star buck were I live and caramel is my favorite so plz do it!

    1. Hi Amber,
      There is no such thing as an original thought it seems! I got all excited, but when I googled your great idea, there it was, boo! but i will put it on my list anyway, thanks for the idea,
      Gemma 🙂

    1. Well yes, really that is what chocolate sauce will be, but with a little more cream. You can also make this with milk and butter.
      2 oz unsalted butter
      1/2 cup (4oz) full fat milk
      8 oz of dark 70%ish, cocoa solids chocolate.
      This will make a big quantity, you can reduce this a lot if you wish, add extra milk, and do NOT overheat, just melt the chocolate and whip it through,
      Gemma 🙂

  13. Gemma! I once tried a coffee drink it was espresso with irish crean and vanila or caramel flavour , and it was a perfect match,please make this recipe

    1. Hi Ola,
      Yes, this is a perfect match, but I do not tend to use alcohol in my recipes, I have lots of young followers and I feel I do not need to do this. The exception is the extracts, where it is used as a preservative really,
      Gemma 🙂

  14. I love the things you do Gemma. Please do a caramel one with no coffee. I’m allergic to egg and coffee and kiwi please do more things that can substitute my allergies.

    1. Hi Maddie,
      Ah poor you! So, chocolate is good for you, and milk, and cream and so many other flavors too. Egg is a big part of baking, but we are trying more and more to offer substitutes, and I have a free egg substitute chart here too, so, I am working on it! Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  15. Hi Gemma! I really want to make the Strawberry Frappuccino and the Mocha frappuccino. Can you please give me the recipe for the strawberry sauce and the chocolate sauce please? Thanks! <3

    1. Hi there Leilei,
      Strawberry sauce is easy, push fresh strawberries through a fine sieve, add a little powdered sugar ot aste, and perhaps a little lemon juice, eck out the Ganache recipe here,and ther it is!
      Chocolate sauce is like a thin ganache, there is a recipe here for this, add a little more milk, or cream to this to thin it down,
      Gemma 🙂

  16. Wow these flavora are so delicious, it will be the best drinks for summer vacation.
    Umm Gemma can you make videos of making hot warm delicious drinks for the winter season that would warm our body and soul in this frosty weather ?.

    1. Ah! Iris this is all about hot chocolae for me, and there is a great recipe here on the website for your own hot chocolate mix. I will think about what I could add to this list, thank you,
      Gemma 🙂

  17. hi gemma i think that you should make mcdonald’s chocolate chip frappe it is so yummmy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 and Kevin it does have caramel but you have to use mini chocolate chips enjoy love elizabeth

    1. Hi Abdullah,
      I am sorry that you burnt your crumble, do check the oven temperature, it may have been too high.
      Yes, you use whatever you have to hand, these are good quality syrups too, enjoy!
      Gemma 🙂

  18. Hi Gemma! I really want to make the Strawberry Frappuccino and the Mocha frappuccino. Can you please give me the recipe for the strawberry sauce and the chocolate sauce please? Thanks! <3

  19. hi Gemma i think you should make McDonald chocolate chip frappe with mini chocolate chips it is so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i hope you will try it you and Kevin will try it and Kevin it does have caramel sauce in it enjoy

  20. Please, please, please make a caramel one I can’t have chocolate and I drink only cold drinks.
    Also a white chocolate one would be really good. Love your website and All the stuff you come up with!!

  21. Gemma, how about the double chocolate frappuccino? No coffee and it has chocolate “chips” in it. I’m not a coffee drinker but I love their cocoa drinks because they use dark choc instead of milk choc. 🙂

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