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Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino

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Hi Bold Bakers!

Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino is my go-to Frapp. You get the boost from the coffee and at the same time satisfy your sugar craving with the chocolate. 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.

So, what is the obvious solution for us Bold Bakers? We make our own from scratch that’s what! In my opinion, my Frappuccinos taste just like the real thing but without the pumps of syrups and 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.

Fun factoid, Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino is their 3rd most popular Frappuccino flavor AND Frappuccinos actually make up 20% of Starbucks total coffee sales. Crazy, I know. I wonder how much % of those sales are my purchases?

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 milk 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.

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If you like this then check out my Homemade Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino recipe and Starbucks Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino.

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Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino
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Serves: 16 oz
  • 10 ice cubes
  • 1 cup (8oz/240 ml) full fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoon Chocolate sauce
  • ¼ cup (2oz/60ml) strong brewed coffee
  1. Blend ice, milk, sugar, vanilla and cooled brewed coffee
  2. Add chocolate sauce



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  1. Ismat on October 30, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Hello Gemma, I love your recipes. They are easy to follow. For the mocha frappuchino, can I use instant coffee and how much should I use? Thank you.

    • Gemma Stafford on October 30, 2017 at 4:45 am

      Hi Ismet,
      Yes, you can use an instant coffee. buy the best quality you can afford/find. Us one heaped teaspoon per portion, as you would for hot coffee. Mix with 2ozs of hot water, as per the recipe. That will do it! You can of course use a de-cafinated coffee too, or more coffee if you like. thank you for the question.
      Gemma 🙂

      • Ismat on October 30, 2017 at 8:54 am

        Thank you so much 😊

  2. Lian Arguin-Laverdière on April 19, 2017 at 7:14 am

    How much ice do we need to make it (weight)? Thank you for the recipe.

    • Gemma Stafford on April 20, 2017 at 11:57 am

      The recipes are here Lian!
      Gemma 🙂

      • Mal on May 23, 2017 at 4:21 pm

        Can I replace the full fat milk with non fat

        • Gemma Stafford on May 23, 2017 at 6:42 pm

          sure, that will work 🙂

  3. Alna on January 26, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Hey Gemma ?
    I made the mocha frappuccino and strawberries and cream frappuccino.
    As a coffee lover, I loved the mocha frappuccino more. It’s so easy and delicious.
    Love all your recipes and your channel!!??

    • Gemma Stafford on January 27, 2017 at 3:07 am

      Good, I am happy that OYU ARE ENJOYING THESE RECIPES,
      Gemma 🙂

  4. Hoor on January 23, 2017 at 5:08 am

    Hi, Gemma i am from Dubai i really liked the recipe i did it today the especially the mocha

    • Gemma Stafford on January 25, 2017 at 5:39 am

      Hi there,
      That is great, it is good to have you with us, all the way from Dubai!
      Gemma 🙂

  5. Chiko on January 23, 2017 at 3:49 am

    Hello Gemma! I am 12 years old and I think that am not supposed to drink coffee. So how can I make this recipe without coffee?

  6. Danielle Cruz on January 20, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Hi Gemma!
    Nice recipe,I will do these when I don’t have a cold now,thanks for the easy recipe!?

    • Gemma Stafford on January 21, 2017 at 2:11 am

      Ah! poor you, I am sorry to hear that you are not feeling well.
      You should make yourself some lovely fruit smoothies, these will speed up your recovery,
      Gemma 🙂

  7. Anna Kenward on January 18, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Hi! Gemma.

    This is my favourite Summer drink. 🙂 However do you really mean 3 tablespoons of sugar?!!! That seems an awful lot. I wondered if you meant teaspoons instead. I normally only add one or two sachets of demerera to my coffee, lol. Anyway, I am very keen to try this when the hot weather comes back round again. Many thanks for the recipe.

    Anna x

    • Gemma Stafford on January 19, 2017 at 11:38 am

      Hi Anna,
      This is what i used. remember this is powdered/icing sugar, so it corresponds to about 4 teaspoons of granulated sugar. I suggest you adjust this to your own taste, add a little and taste, then see how it feels to you,
      Gemma 🙂

  8. Danielle Kerwin on January 17, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Next time can you make the coffee frappe, the double chocolatey chip, the vanilla bean, and the cotton candy?

    Thank you!!!!!

    • Gemma Stafford on January 18, 2017 at 7:57 am

      Hi Danielle,
      Haha! thank you for these great suggestions, I will add these to my list,
      Gemma 🙂

  9. Nidhi singh on January 16, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Oh my god . These were irresistibly good m in love with these homemade frappuccinos

    • Gemma Stafford on January 16, 2017 at 11:48 am

      Good, that is the idea!
      Gemma 🙂

    • nabeel ahmad on January 17, 2017 at 7:53 am

      are u an indian

  10. Krujuta on January 15, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Gemma tell me how many does it serve?

    • Gemma Stafford on January 15, 2017 at 11:02 am

      Ah! I would have a full one, or sometimes, I may be in clined to share it with Kevin, but not often, lol,
      Gemma 🙂

  11. Sadao on January 14, 2017 at 3:34 am

    Hi Miss Gemma I’ve learned a lot from you I would like to thank you a lot for that! BTW you are very beautiful please keep up the amazing channel and site going 😀

    • Gemma Stafford on January 14, 2017 at 11:54 am

      Thank you for your lovely comments, I am happy that you are finding my recipes useful,
      Gemma 🙂

  12. nabeel ahmad on January 14, 2017 at 1:48 am

    I am not getting Chocolate sauce
    can I use melted chocolate instead

    • Gemma Stafford on January 14, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      Check out the ganache recipe here on my website, you can thin this down a little to make a great chocolate sauce.
      Here is one just for you: 2 oz unsalted butter, 1/2 cup (4oz) full fat milk, 8 oz of dark 70%ish, cocoa solids chocolate.
      This is a great chocolate sauce, ganache, which you can thin down if you need to, or reduce if you need to to,
      Gemma 🙂

      • nabeel ahmad on January 17, 2017 at 3:09 am

        very very thank you
        now it can make this tasty dish

      • nabeel ahmad on January 17, 2017 at 3:10 am

        thank you
        now I can make this delicious drink

  13. aayra on January 13, 2017 at 3:52 am

    I tried this. It tastes great!

    • Gemma Stafford on January 13, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      Good, this is what i love to hear,
      Gemma 🙂

  14. Artes Fatimah on January 12, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Hi Gemma, Thanks for this recipe, I love frappucino especially mocha, I will definitely try this recipe at my home this weekend. thank you so much


    • Gemma Stafford on January 13, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      I know, mee too, irresistable, I am a little addicted to this one, I do hope you enjoy it too,
      Gemma 🙂

  15. Cindy Grice on January 12, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Hi Gemma, I asked about the double choc? Well I went ahead and tried it myself using your basic recipe only leaving out the coffee, added my own homemade syrup and adding dark choc chips. It turned out perfect except if anyone else decides to do it I’d recommend they chop up the chips first THEN add to the mixture to be blended. Mine had a few large chunks that stopped up my straw. 🙂

    Soooo easy and soooo good AND SOOOOooo cheap! Loved it!!

    • Gemma Stafford on January 13, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      Great job Cindy, that is the idea, make these recipe your own. yes, you do noeed to get the chocolate really fine, but it is a great tip, thank you,
      Gemma 🙂

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