Make Frappuccino at Home Easily with this Recipe

What is a frappuccino?

Of the numerous cold coffee beverages, frappuccino is perhaps the best known. Perhaps you’ve heard the word frappé coffee. Although both essentially refer to iced coffee, there is a difference.

Frappuccino is the name that the Starbucks coffee chain gave this type of drink and is actually the better-known term. Frappé coffee, on the other hand, is the usual name or original recipe for this special type of coffee drink.

In both cases, this drink consists of coffee, to which milk and ice are added. There are several options for the base coffee. You can use a long espresso to which milk is added, instant coffee or a ready-made cappuccino. The ice gives it that special touch. You can also add a few more ingredients to make the drink even tastier.

Ingredients for the Frappuccino

If you are wondering how to prepare a Frappuccino or Frappé coffee, there are several options and the ingredients can vary accordingly.

Espresso as a base

  • Half a cup of espresso
  • 1/2 cups of milk
  • Ice
  • Sugar or a sweetener of your choice

With instant coffee

  • About 2.5 tablespoons of instant coffee. You can use this with regular flavor or cappuccino flavor.
  • A tall glass of milk (10-12 oz)
  • Ice
  • Sugar or a sweetener of your choice
  • Whipped cream for garnish, if desired.

*For both cases, you will need a blender. It is important to make sure that the blender can crush the ice. If not, you can use whole ice cubes.

Frappuccino is a drink that is served in tall glass cups or glasses. But if you don’t have something like that, you can serve it in another cup as long as it has a large volume.

How to make a Frappuccino?

There are several ways to make this drink. The ingredients may change depending on the type of coffee used as a base. But do not worry, it is a very simple process.

Espresso as a base

  1. Brew about half a cup of espresso and let it cool.
  2. Put the milk, espresso, sweetener of your choice and ice in the blender.
  3. Blend everything until you reach the desired consistency. Ideally, the frappuccino should not contain too many ice chunks.
  4. Then serve in a tall glass or cup.
  5. Garnish with whipped cream to taste.
  6. Enjoy!

With instant coffee

  1. In a blender, mix the milk with the instant coffee.
  2. When all is well blended, add the ice and sweetener.
  3. Blend again until the desired consistency is reached.
  4. Serve in a tall glass or cup.
  5. Garnish with whipped cream to taste.
  6. Enjoy!

*If you don’t want to crush the ice, that’s not a problem. You can just add the ice cubes at the end and stir with a spoon. The only problem is that you miss the characteristic lumpy texture of the crushed ice.

Tips for good coffee

Extra flavors

One of the most special and fun aspects of making coffee is that it can be customized. To make the frappuccino even more delicious, you can add other ingredients to your taste, such as:

  • A touch of vanilla.
  • Ice cream in the flavor of your choice.
  • Chocolate chips for decoration.
  • A pinch of cinnamon.
  • Caramel.
  • Sweetener of your choice. It can be white sugar, brown sugar or stevia. You can also sweeten with honey or raw cane sugar, but this can change the taste of the drink. Try the different variations and find your favorite flavor.

* You can also add the sugar in the form of syrup. To do this, you just need to heat one part water with two parts sugar until it thickens. You let it cool and then add it when preparing the Frappuccino.

The coffee

When choosing an espresso-based recipe, the type of coffee you use is crucial. Therefore, it is best to also consider aspects such as brand, type of coffee, degree of roast, and aromatic notes.

On the other hand, remember that the freshness of the coffee is the key to a good drink. Therefore, it is optimal to grind the coffee beans at home with a coffee grinder.  In this way, your brew will certainly taste much better and have a delicious body and aroma.

The milk

You can actually use any kind of milk for this recipe. If you don’t like or can’t drink cow’s milk, there are alternatives. Soy milk or almond milk can work. These are not only natural but also healthy and very tasty.

So, we hope that you have learned more about the famous Frappuccino with us and, of course, we have encouraged you to make it at home! You will surely love it.