How to Make a Caramel Frappuccino At Home

Last Updated on June 10, 2023 by admin

Indulge in a homemade caramel frappuccino’s rich and creamy flavor without ever having to leave your house. This copycat recipe of the popular Starbucks caramel frappuccino is easy to make and delicious. 

The secret ingredient is a homemade copycat of Starbucks caramel frappuccino sauce that you can make with just a few simple ingredients. To make the frappuccino, you’ll need coffee ice cubes, almond milk, and a blender. With this recipe, you can enjoy a delicious and satisfying caramel frappuccino that rivals even the original from Starbucks.

What is Caramel Frappuccino?

what is caramel frappuccino

Caramel Frappuccino is a popular iced coffee drink from Starbucks that is made with a blend of instant coffee, milk, and ice, topped with whipped cream and caramel drizzle. The drink is often made with an extra shot of caramel sauce for added sweetness. 

And can also be made with instant espresso for a more intense coffee flavor. Some people even create copycat recipes for the drink at a fraction of the cost of purchasing one from Starbucks.

What Ingredients Needed for Caramel Frappuccino Recipe?

Caramel Frappuccino is a delicious coffee-based treat that everyone loves. But did you know making your own copycat Starbucks caramel frappuccino at home can be just as easy and delicious? All you need are some basic ingredients that can give below.

  • The ingredients needed to make a Caramel Frappuccino at home include:1 a cup of strong coffee cooled
  • 1 cup of milk (can use any milk, such as whole milk, skim milk, or non-dairy milk)
  • 2 tablespoons of caramel sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar (can adjust to taste)
  • 1 cup of ice

Step-by-Step Instructions for Making Caramel Frappuccino At Home

Step 1: Brew a strong cup of coffee and let it cool

To make a caramel frappuccino at home, the first step is to brew a strong cup of coffee and let it cool. This will ensure that the coffee flavor is prominent in the final drink. You can use your favorite coffee blend or a stronger one to get the desired flavor.

Step 2: Combine the cooled coffee, milk, caramel sauce, vanilla extract, and sugar in a blender

The second step in making a Starbucks caramel frappuccino at home is to combine the cooled coffee, milk, caramel sauce, vanilla extract, and sugar in a blender. You can use regular or non-dairy alternatives such as almond or cashew milk. The caramel sauce and vanilla extract can be adjusted to your taste.

Here you can do an extra experiment by topping with whipped cream and an extra drizzle of caramel sauce on top of the blended mixture for a more authentic Starbucks caramel frappuccino recipe.

You can also experiment with different variations, such as a salted Starbucks caramel frappuccino, by adding a pinch of salt to the recipe. This recipe is a great alternative to a trip to the Starbucks drive-thru and allows you to customize the recipe to your liking.

Step 3: Add ice to the blender and blend until smooth

The third step in making a caramel frappuccino at home is to add ice to the blender and blend until smooth. This will give the frappuccino its signature chilled and creamy texture. One way to make the frappuccino even more delicious is by using coffee ice cubes.

You can make them by freezing coffee in an ice cube tray; this will keep the frappuccino strong and prevent it from becoming watered down as the ice melts. You can adjust the amount of ice added to your taste, and if you prefer a stronger coffee flavor, you can add less ice.

Step 4: Pour the blended mixture into a glass and enjoy

The final step in making a Starbucks caramel frappuccino at home is to pour the blended mixture into a glass and garnish it with whipped cream and additional caramel sauce. This will give your frappuccino the same look and feel as the one you would get from a coffee shop. You can use store-bought whipped cream or make your own whipped cream by whipping heavy cream and sugar together.

Garnishing the frappuccino with whipped cream and Starbucks caramel frappuccino sauce adds to the presentation and enhances the drink’s taste. To get a creamy, delicious treat, you can top it off with a generous amount of whipped cream and a drizzle of Starbucks caramel frappuccino. You can also add some extra caramel sauce to the top of your whipped cream if you want more caramel flavor.

You can be as creative as you like with your garnish and make it your own. Remember to enjoy your drink, and remember to take a picture and share it with friends.


If you’re a fan of Starbucks’ Caramel Frappuccino but want to spend the money on it only sometimes you crave it, try making your own at home. It’s quite simple and only requires a few ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen. Follow the recipe below and enjoy your very own homemade Caramel Frappuccino anytime the mood strikes!


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