Homemade Frappuccino


Skiing is my favorite winter sport. Feeling the snow swish beneath my feet as I slide down the “mountain” (in Minnesota, the closest things we have to mountains are very large hills).

It’s always fun to plan out our lunches for skiing, trying to come up with something special and delicious. A few weeks ago, I decided that Frappuccinos would be a lovely treat. Creamy coffee drinks are my favorite.

Thus I purchased a pack of bottled Frappuccions. The words “low-fat” on the bottle disturbed me a bit, but I was sure they would be yummy anyhow. Alas, not so. We found them to be overly sweet and thin.  We dumped in some cream and they were improved immensely. But I was sure I could make something better myself.


Sure enough, I was able to produce something rich and creamy with much better flavor and less sweetener. That’s the beauty of making it yourself – you can customize it to your own personal tastes!

Here is my method for making your own creamy bottled frappiccino drink at home. Don’t think of it as a recipe as it’s meant to be highly customizable. I like my coffee fairly strong, so keep that in mind.



21 thoughts on “Homemade Frappuccino

  1. I love cold coffee (even when temps hit -20C) and tend to make my iced coffee with espresso instead of using the cold-brew method. This sounds like a great idea for when I’m craving some sugar too! Especially since these are all ingredients that we keep on hand constantly.

    I’m definitely going to experiment with keeping it in the fridge for longer. Maybe a week? I’ll let you know how it turns out!

  2. Every morning, the first thing I do is brew a cup of coffee…which turns quickly into refilling my mug 4 times before I even begin to think about breakfast….and then, MORE coffee! In any case, as a coffee lover and adamant milk and cream enthusiast, I can say your recipe looks delicious, though I’d probably have to spend some extra time at the gym after consuming it. 😉 As a side note, I’m big on skiing too – I hope you guys have been getting more snow in Minnesota than we have over here at Lake Tahoe!!

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  5. Whole milk and heavy cream… I will just say, Amen. You are speaking my language. 🙂 The bottled Frappuccinos are NOT as good as homemade or the fresh ones from Starbucks. We made homemade ones with some friends and they were AMAZING. I’ll have to try your version!

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  7. What a great idea! I’ll have to try this soon. Where did you get your adorable glasses? I think I’ll have to get some of them :0)

  8. I am Pregnant and a coffee lover, but I try to stay away from the caffeine or me and my “little neighbor” have trouble sleeping. This looks sooooo good and I can make it decaf!! I can’t wait to try it. The maple syrup sounds good too…thanks for the recipe!

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