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Caramel frappuccino with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and a straw, with coffee beans in the background.

Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Copycat Recipe

This Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino copycat recipe is sweet, creamy, simple, and delicious. It's so good, you'll think a barista made it.
Course beverage
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 16 oz frappe
Calories 503kcal
Author Dina



  • Add 1 heaping cup of crushed ice into a blender along with 1 1/2 cups of vanilla ice cream. You can use cubed ice if you don’t have crushed ice. But it will take longer to blend.
  • Then add 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon Ghirardelli white chocolate powder into a mug.
  • Then pour a double shot of fresh espresso right over the sugars and mix it well. You should get about 2 fluid oz of espresso from a double shot. If you don’t have an espresso machine at home, mix 2 teaspoons of espresso powder with 2 oz of boiling water instead.
  • Now pour the sweet espresso into the blender, then place the lid on and blend at high speed for about 20-30 seconds. Or until the ice is finely blended.
  • Then drizzle a little caramel sauce on the sides of your serving cup and pour the frappe inside. Add a generous amount of whipped cream on top. If you don't have the whipped cream from the can, you can make your own using my chatilly cream recipe! Then drizzle with some extra caramel and enjoy


Recipe Tips
  • Make your own espresso if you have no machine- If you don't have an espresso machine, don't worry. You can also mix 2 teaspoons of espresso powder with 2 oz. of boiling water for the same effect.
  • Use crushed ice- If possible, stick with crushed ice over cubed because the longer the blender runs to break it down, the warmer the mixture gets. Crushed ice is always faster as it's already broken down.
  • Don't skimp on the caramel sauce- To get the Starbucks feeling, make sure you go the extra step and drizzle your serving cup with caramel sauce and more on top. Plus, your caramel frappuccino will look amazing.
  • No whipped cream? Try this- You don't want to miss the whipped cream on this gorgeous treat, so if you've got none on hand, try my chatilly cream recipe. It will definitely do the trick!


Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 395mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 834IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 254mg | Iron: 1mg