Caramel Frappuccino

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No need for a coffee run when you can make your own Caramel Frappuccino at home with a few simple ingredients. This Starbucks copycat recipe tastes just like what you might order at the local shop. Chilled coffee blended with milk, ice and of course, caramel come together to make this delicious drink.

Love a good coffee shop drink? Be sure to try these other copycat recipes Iced Vanilla Latte and Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

Frappuccino in a glass with whipped cream and caramel

Occasionally we will go out on the weekend and treat ourselves to a “fancy” coffee but it’s actually easier to stay in my pajamas and make them at home. 

Drinks like this frappuccino, caramel lattes and cinnamon roll lattes can be made right in your own kitchen with just a few ingredients and the best part is you don’t have to leave your house. 

Do caramel frappuccinos have coffee in them?

Caramel frappuccinos have coffee as the base ingredient. Since you are making it at home you could use caffeinated, decaf coffee or chilled espresso. 

What is the difference between a frappuccino and an iced coffee or iced latte?

Frappuccino a trademarked name from Starbucks for their blended iced coffee drinks. These drinks can have a coffee or cream base. 

Frappuccinos are typically blended with crushed ice. An iced coffee is coffee poured over ice and an iced latte is espresso poured over ice. 

Ingredients needed

Coffee – This drink has a base of strong coffee or you could substitute espresso. 

Milk – Use what you have on hand. Whole milk will give a richer flavor. We use 2% because that is what we usually have in the refrigerator. 

Ice – This recipe calls for 3-4 cups of ice for 2 servings. If you like yours more icy, add 1/2 cup more ice. 

Caramel syrup – This gives that nice caramel flavor to the drink. 

Sugar – This adds a little extra sweetness. You can leave it out or add another teaspoon depending on how sweet you like your drink. 

Whipped cream – Top of the frappuccino with whipped cream and extra drizzle of syrup. It’s optional, but I highly recommend giving it a try. 

How to make caramel frappuccino

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  1. Blend: Add milk, ice, coffee, sugar and caramel syrup to the blender. Blend until ice is crushed.
  2. Serve: Pour in a glass, top with whipped cream, an extra drizzle of syrup and enjoy. 

blender with coffee, milk, ice, caramel and sugar

Can you freeze leftovers?

You can freeze leftovers but I will say it’s usually better just to make a fresh drink. Store them in a jar with a lid in the freezer and then when ready to drink, place the jar in the refrigerator to thaw until ready to serve. 

Recipe tips

  • This recipe is enough for 2 drinks. For a single drink, cut ingredients in half. 
  • Make sure that the coffee is chilled before making. It it’s still warm the ice will melt. 
  • Like your drink a little extra sweet, add 1-2 teaspoons of sugar into the mixture. 
  • We sometimes like adding in a little chocolate syrup as well. 

2 glasses of frappuccino

More delicious drink recipes

  • Homemade Slushies – Make your own slushies right at home. All you need is a blender and favorite drink flavor. 
  • Pineapple Lemonade – A wonderful summer blend of sweet and tart. Refreshing for a warm day. 
  • Cold Brew Coffee – Learn how easy it is to make cold brew coffee. 

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Glass of caramel frappuccino with whipped cream
5 from 14 votes

Caramel Frappuccino

Copycat Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 cup strong coffee, chilled
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup caramel syrup
  • 3-4 cups ice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • whipped cream - optional


  • Pour coffee, milk, caramel syrup, sugar and ice into blender. Blend until ice is crushed.
  • Pour caramel syrup down sides of glass and then fill each glass with the frappuccino. Top with whipped cream and extra caramel syrup.


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Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 223IU | Calcium: 163mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    So good! For even more caramel flavor, I made it with Caramel Me Crazy Dunkin’ Donuts coffee K-cups. I didn’t add the caramel syrup to the sides to my cup, but I did top it off with caramel macchiato cold foam creamer with a drizzle of syrup on the foam. 😋 Delicious!!!!

      1. You can typically find it by the ice cream toppings or by the chocolate syrup in the grocery store.