Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Copycat



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Make your favorite Starbucks caramel frappuccino at home! This blended iced coffee sweetened with caramel is a real treat and so simple to make.

Making your favorite coffee shop beverages at home is easier than you may think! The blended coffee drink made with milk, ice, espresso, and sweetened with caramel comes together in just a few minutes. Enjoy your favorite coffee beverage without a trip to Starbucks with this copycat recipe!

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Here are the simple ingredients you need to make a Starbucks caramel frappuccino at home. For the full list of ingredients and their measurements, see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Espresso or coffee: Read more on your options for espresso or strong coffee below.
  • Ice: How the frappe gets its thick, frozen texture. If your drink seems too thin or runny, add more ice.
  • Milk: Any milk or dairy-free milk will work in this recipe, just know the consistency may vary. Whole milk, 2%, almond milk, oat milk, or soy milk are all great options. If your ingredients aren’t blending well or the mixture seems too thick, add another splash of milk.
  • Sugar: This is optional depending on how sweet you like your frappe. The recipe calls for two tablespoons, but you can adjust it to your taste.
  • Caramel: The squeezy bottle variety of caramel or canned carnation caramel works well too. You can also make your own caramel from scratch.
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How to Make a Starbucks Caramel Frappucino at Home

Here is a brief overview of how this blended coffee treat comes together. For the full recipe including all measurements, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  1. Brew your coffee. Read more on your options for coffee or espresso below.
  2. Combine the ingredients. Add the ice, milk, espresso, and 2 tablespoons of caramel to your blender.
  3. Blend until smooth. Pour the blended mixture into a glass.
  4. Garnish and enjoy! Top with whipped cream and an extra drizzle of caramel and enjoy!

Using Coffee or Espresso

At Starbucks this recipe is made with espresso, but you have a few options for what you can use at home. This recipe can be made with two shots of freshly brewed or instant espresso, or 1/3 cup of strongly brewed coffee or cold brew coffee.

Because we are blending it with ice and milk, the coffee is diluted so a strongly brewed coffee or cold brew coffee is best. To brew your coffee strongly, use less water than you would when brewing a normal cup of coffee. If possible, allow your coffee or espresso to chill before making the drink. This will prevent the ice from melting and diluting your frappuccino.

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Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Copycat

This iced coffee sweetened with caramel is a real treat and so simple to make at home!
Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 shots espresso or 1/3 cup strong black coffee
  • 3/4 cup cold milk
  • 2 cup ice
  • 2 tbsp sugar optional
  • 3 tbsp caramel sauce you can use the squeezy bottle variety or canned carnation caramel works well too
  • whipped cream


  • Place the espresso, milk, ice, sugar, and 2 tbsp of the caramel sauce into a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour out into a glass and top with whipped cream.
  • Drizzle with the remaining tablespoon of caramel sauce. 
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