My take on Starbucks’ famous Caramel Frappuccino! Simply combine coffee, milk, caramel sauce, and ice in a blender and process until smooth. Drizzle additional caramel sauce on top of the whipped cream in each glass.
Use a straw when serving. A Frappuccino from Starbucks, especially one with caramel, is the pinnacle of indulgence. This caramel Frappuccino recipe is a knockoff from Starbucks, but it can be made at home for far less money.
A Frappuccino Is…
Starbucks has registered the term “Frappuccino” as a trademark for a particular style of blended coffee drink. The beverage tastes and feels like a cross between a milkshake and an iced coffee because it is made with ice, coffee, and flavoured syrups.
Taking elements from both “lait frappe” (a French milkshake) and “cappuccino” (an espresso-based coffee drink with steamed milk), the term “Frappuccino” was coined.
What Goes Into a Caramel Frappuccino:
This recipe for a caramel Frappuccino, inspired by Starbucks, requires just five simple ingredients:
Ice: This caramel Frappuccino starts with a foundation of ice. Although crushed ice is preferable (and works better in a blender), cubed ice can still be used.
Brew Coffee: It’s important that the coffee is flavorful enough that it doesn’t get lost in the mix. It’s equally crucial to chill the coffee thoroughly to avoid melting the ice.
Milk: When blended with ice, low-fat milk produces a mouthfeel that is simultaneously velvety and refreshing.
Sauce caramel: Drizzle the caramel sauce around the inside of the glass before adding the Frappuccino if you’re feeling fancy.
Sugar: Add some white sugar to taste. For two servings, the recipe calls for three teaspoons, but you can modify the amount of sugar to your liking.
A Caramel Frappuccino Recipe
This 5-ingredient dish is a breeze to prepare. Really, all you have to do is combine the ingredients in a blender and you’re good to go. For complete instructions, see the entire recipe below.
- Two glasses’ worth of ice
- 1 cup of iced coffee made with robust coffee grounds
- One cup of fat-free milk
- 1/3 mug caramel icing
- White sugar, 3 tablespoons
- Use a blender with a high speed to mix ice, coffee, milk, caramel sauce, and sugar until smooth.
- Separate between two 16-ounce glasses.