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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tasty Tuesday: Homemade Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino

This is my FAVORITE Starbucks drink! There can be 10 inches of snow on the ground and I still crave this icy drink! But we all know that these little Starbucks drinks are $4 a pop! So I was DELIGHTED to find that my oldest sister, Kristen, has discovered how to make these at home - bless her heart! This is what older sisters are for right? lol!

Last week, while the kids swam at her house - she whipped one up (actually two and she offered me thirds but who's counting right?) and it was delicious!!! Here's the recipe:

Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino
3/4 cup double-strength coffee
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup low-fat milk
2 cups ice
3 Tbls. Hershey's Chocolate
3 Tbs whipped cream
trade chocolate syrup for caramel copping to make a Caramel Frappuccino

Make double-strength coffee by brewing with twice the coffee required by your coffee maker(that should be 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per each cup of coffee). Chill before using.
Then combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until ice is crushed and drink is smooth. Pour into two 16-ounce glasses, and serve with a straw.

MOCHA Version:
For this version, add 3 tablespoons Hershey's chocolate syrup to the original recipe and prepare as described. Top each glass with whipped cream, if desired.

CARAMEL Version:
For this version, add 3 tablespoons of caramel topping to the original recipe and prepare as described. Top each glass with whipped cream and drizzle additional caramel over the whipped cream.

If you have one of these going in the blender you must invite me over - cause there's enough for two you know? Enjoy!

Walk with the King!

I am participating in Tempt Your Tummy Tuesday, Dining With Debbie , Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and Tuesdays at the Table recipe exchanges. For more blogger recipes go to these links.



Blogger FunMom said...

I'm so excited to try this out! Thanks for posting the recipe. And, it's so simple, I think I actually have everything that I need for this recipe! Hooray...may have to try it out this afternoon, in that case! ;)

And thank you so, so much for your sweet comments on my website, Courtney. I appreciate the encouragement and support more that I can say! You made my day! :)

By the way...the cleaning schedule that you shared- GENIUS! Love the alliteration! :)


August 3, 2010 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger content2be said...

I'm going to make this THIS morning. I'm having a pregnancy craving, and it looks good!

August 3, 2010 at 7:58 AM  
Anonymous Christin said...

Oh my goodness! Is it really that simple?! I'll definitely be trying that tonight when my hubby gets home. We both LOVE this drink from Starbucks!

Lately, we've been using a cappuccino mix and blending it with vanilla ice cream and milk to make shakes. But the Mocha Frap is MUCH better! :)

Thank you SO much for sharing!!!!

August 3, 2010 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger sjs said...

Thanks.:) This is my favorite drink at Starbucks to.:) Haven't been to starbucks in about a year now.:( Do not have one close enough. I live way in the country. The closest one is about 45 minutes away. Thanks again.:)

August 3, 2010 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Homemaker Honey said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I need to get this down pat and memorized so I can make it any time I like.

August 3, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Anonymous Amy said...

You have just saved me so much money--haha. I can't beleive it's really that simple--that's amazing!

August 3, 2010 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Joy for the Seasons said...

Oh my! Thank you for the recipes!!

August 3, 2010 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger kat said...

thank you so much for this. i will be trying the caramel one for my husband. i personally dont like any kind of coffee but my husband loves it and ive been waiting to recreate one at home to make him happy and save us alittle money in the meantime.

August 3, 2010 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Yummy!!! I'll have to try this recipe. That would definitely save some $$$

August 3, 2010 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger LivingSoAbundantly said...

Mocha Frappuccinos are the best! Thanks, I will have to try this. =)

August 3, 2010 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger GlowinGirl said...

I didn't even know I wanted one of these until you showed me. Lead me not into temptation, sister. ;)

August 3, 2010 at 10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet! You just made my day. I second the pregnancy craving and often cave into paying the $4 at Starbucks.

August 3, 2010 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Ginny said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe! Just a suggestion: You might want to chill the coffee before mixing or make your ice cubes out of coffee. These steps prevent it from tasting watered down or getting melty too quickly.

August 3, 2010 at 10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you just became my new best friend posting this recipe!!! I cannot wait to make this :-) thank you thank you!

August 3, 2010 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

just last week, i posted my verson of starbucks iced white chocolate mocha! how funny!

August 3, 2010 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Bev said...

We recently moved to the country, and the nearest Starbucks is about 45 minutes away (I mean REALLY the country!). So not only is this a savings, it makes it possible for us to have these at all - absolutely going to pick up the chocolate and caramel toppings and enjoy these this weekend with my husband - he loves iced caramel lattes and I'm pretty sure I can take this recipe and tweak it a bit to come up with a good imitation. Bev at

August 3, 2010 at 11:21 AM  
Anonymous Tiffany said...

Yay!! Caramel Frapps are my FAVORITE!!!! But they don't fit in my budget anymore so this recipe is a lifesaver! Thank you!

August 3, 2010 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger suzel said...

Hello, I will try this recipe!!!!
and other I see on your blog (like the hawain meatloaf).
Kisses from France

August 3, 2010 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

Oh how delish! I am so snaffling this recipe!


August 3, 2010 at 1:05 PM  
Anonymous said...

Oh yes we like these and we use almond milk or soy milk.

August 3, 2010 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger happywife1999 said...

Thanks so much for this. Once and awhile I indulge in the McDonalds version of this but even that one is expensive. I am making one of these this afternoon! What a special treat, thanks.

August 3, 2010 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Valerie said...

Mmm! Sounds dee-lish! Thanks for sharing! :)

August 3, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if it's a good thing or not that I found this recipe.... I may be making these too often now! :) Thanks for sharing...

August 3, 2010 at 4:29 PM  
Anonymous Angel @ Finding The Inspiring said...

My fave too and I am totally going to try this for myself since I'm celebrating my blog birthday today! I'd love for you to come on over and join the party if you get a chance. Be blessed!

August 3, 2010 at 5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you and your sister soooo much for this recipe!!!! I, too, love Starbucks Mocha Fraps but cannot afford one as often as I'd like. I will definately be putting this recipe to use!!!
-Alyssa Carter

August 3, 2010 at 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Going to be making these VERY soon!!!

August 3, 2010 at 7:22 PM  
Anonymous Yama said...

Ooooooh THANK YOU!!!! And I'm sure my husband will thank you when I surprise him with one tomorrow!

He LOVES the Mocha Fraps .... and I always get the Caramel Frap. But, man they're pricey.

This will be a VERY nice treat tomorrow!!

August 3, 2010 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Daughter to THE King said...

YAY! I am so making this. Thanks for sharing :o)


August 3, 2010 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger Sunshine said...

Thank You for this one!!! I have my laptop on the kitchen counter with the blender right next to it ready to go. Yes, Courtney, thank you :)

August 4, 2010 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

YUM! Courtney, I have to make one right now!!! Thanks for the recipe and linking to TMTT.

August 4, 2010 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger Talitha said...

I know I asked for healthy recipes but ummm... YUMMY! lol Hey, it's all natural, right? I'm surprised that it never occurred to me to make these at home. Great idea, thanks!

August 6, 2010 at 2:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!! I am a college student. I love coffee, and drink it a lot when I'm studying, but it's so expensive. I think this will save my senior year :)

August 11, 2010 at 11:54 PM  

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