How To Make A Starbucks Frappuccino?

If you are thinking of drinking something delicious and sweet in a coffee category then you should definitely consider the Frappuccino. While Frappuccino is sold via Starbucks exclusively, it is also one of the widely popular coffee-based drinks in not only the USA but also in the world.

So if you do not have a Starbucks store near you or you don’t have the heart to leave your house then we have the best recipe for making a Frappuccino. The recipe to make a Frappuccino at home is quite simple and easy to follow. The ingredients needed for the drink are also easily obtainable. So read on if you want to learn how to make a Starbucks Frappuccino.

What is Frappuccino actually?

Before you jump in to make the Frappuccino, let us tell you what a Frappuccino really is. The drink is widely well known in the USA as Starbucks makes around 2 billion dollars in sales from this one drink alone annually. But every people have the right idea about what this drink really is.

This drink is actually an iced coffee blend that has been inspired by other drinks like cappuccino and frappe. The drink is based on the instant coffee crème or roast and includes spices, syrups and of course whipped cream for the additional flavours and taste. The name Frappuccino is a trademark of Starbucks but other stores also sell this drink albeit under the previous name Frappe. Because different stores make the same drink, the recipe for a Frappuccino is not too difficult to grasp.

Instructions for Make A Starbucks Frappuccino:

Before you start to make your own Frappuccino at home, there are still some things you need to do before you start.

Chilling a Mug or a Big Glass:                                        

One of the best ways to serve this drink is to chill the mug or glass in which you will drink or serve it. While this step is not a must-do, it still makes enjoying the drink all the more fun. Place the mug or glass in the freezer and let it chill for the night. The frosty mug will add a delicious cold edge to your drink.

Gathering the right ingredients:

As you have your mug chilled, you must gather all the necessary ingredients to make your Frappuccino. The list of the ingredients for making this tasty delight is as follows.

2 cups of Crushed Ice:

You are going to need 2 cups of fresh crushed ice. In case you don’t have the crushed ice, simply place a few ice cubes in a clean bag and crush them with a metal spoon. Or better yet, simply blend the ice cubes for a little bit in the blender.

1 Cup of Coffee or Espresso:

Whether you go for coffee or espresso, is up to you. As other flavours in form of spices and syrup are added to the drink, we recommend the coffee option as it will be strong for a better taste.

¾ cup of Milk:

You can go for any milk type you like half-and-half, cow milk, 2% milk, almond milk, condensed milk, etc.

2 tbsp of Sweetener:

You need to select the right sweetener. The best option we think is granulated sugar. However, you can select anything like Stevia, honey, or any other kind of sugar alternative.

Whipped Cream:

Getting the whipped cream is optional but we strongly recommend it for your homemade Frappuccino. Simply buy a can of the whipped cream you like from the market to top your drink.

Additional Toppings & Flavors:

Like whipped cream, additional toppings and flavours are optional for decorating the homemade Frappuccino. They give an additional taste and decor to your drink. Some of the additional toppings and flavours you can go for are as follows.

Java Frappuccino:

This kind of Frappuccino needs adding 1 handful of chocolate chips on the base before you blend the drink.

Mocha Frappuccino:

This Frappuccino variant needs 3 tbsp of cocoa powder at the base of the drink before blending. To make the drink more tasty and presentable, sauce it up with some chocolate syrup on top of the whipped cream topping.

Caramel Frappuccino:

This drink is made by adding 1 tbsp of caramel sauce to the base before blending. Also, add some caramel on top of your whipped cream.

How to make a Starbucks Frappuccino; Step-by-Step Recipe Guide:

After you have gathered all the right essential ingredients and optional flavours and toppings to make the Frappuccino, follow the following steps. The steps are easy to follow and the drink will be ready in mere minutes.

Making the coffee:-

The first step to making your Frappuccino is by making the coffee. You can choose any coffee brand you like and simply follow the instructions on its package to make the coffee. We again remind you that the best Frappuccino is the one in which the taste of coffee is strong. If you go with a weak coffee blend, the flavour of Frappuccino overall won’t be great unless you add those additional flavours, sweeteners, and milk.

Blending the Ingredients:

After you finish making the coffee, blend all of the ingredients, leaving only whipped cream and toppings. Mix the coffee, milk, spices, sweeteners, and crushed ice either in a blender or by hand. The best result will be given by using a blender.

For flavoured Frappuccino, add the necessary ingredients such as adding the chocolate chips at the base for making the Java Frappuccino.

Adding Toppings:

After you have blended all the ingredients, pour the resultant drink in the already chilled glass or mug. Top the drink off with some whipped cream and some additional toppings like sprinkles. For the caramel Frappuccino, remember to put some caramel sauce on top.

Serve it as soon as you Make It:

After you have done making the drink and topping it with your favourite toppings, it is time to either enjoy it yourself or serve it. We recommend drinking or serving it as soon as you make it, to avoid the ice getting melted or the whipped cream settling down. You will need a straw or spoon depending on how thick is the consistency of the drink.

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