Here is How to Make Healthy Homemade Frappuccino in your blender using 5 simple ingredients. Naturally sweetened with tons of flavor!

Stay cool in the heat all summer with healthy iced tea or kombucha tea, whether a morning cup or a jolt needed in the afternoon!

Healthy homemade frappuccino in two glasses with whipped topping, chocolate syrup and straws.

I’ve never been one of those people who can drink a hot cup of coffee in the blazing heat, no matter how much I need the caffeine so healthy iced coffee is a must!

I’ve also never been one to spend oodles of money at Starbucks on a cold brew coffee, so when I get a hankering for a frappuccino, this healthy copycat version is what I make.

It’s super refreshing, easy, and whips up so rich and creamy. You just need to plan ahead 5 hours and freeze coffee into ice cubes.

You can even add a whipped cream topping if you’d like, just like the coffee shops do. This way you can control the amount of sugar and customize it to suit your dietary needs.

So, save your morning coffee leftovers and freeze it for the next time you want to make this copycat Starbucks healthy frappuccino recipe!

Coffee ice cubes in metal ice cube tray.

What Is a Frappuccino?

Frappuccino is cold coffee and cream blended with ice to form a rich, sweet-tasting drink. I use the term cream very lightly because the Starbucks version definitely does not use pure cream.

It’s a creamy mixture loaded with all kinds of sugar. It can be mixed with different flavors and is usually served topped with whipped cream and syrups.

It’s indulgent and sweet and probably less a coffee than it is a drink with caffeine. This is why recreating everything we love about it, in a much healthier way is important for some of us.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Just 5 ingredients goes into this homemade frappuccino. The last 2 ingredients are totally optional!

  • Brewed coffee: The quality of coffee beans and how strong is your brew will dictate the taste of the frappuccino. I use organic and fair-trade, and I do not recommend instant coffee. Extra strong coffee is highly recommended!
  • Milk: The fattier the milk, the richer your drink will be. To keep it dairy-free and vegan, use unsweetened almond milk like I did. You can use any mild you like. Oat milk would be great!
  • Coconut oil: In solid state, so it whips up. You can replace the coconut oil with butter, if preferred.
  • Maple syrup: With more neutral delicious flavor. Honey can be used but I think its taste will come through stronger. You can also use coconut sugar. Stevia or erythritol will work for a sugar-free version.
  • Pure vanilla extract: A tasty flavor enhancer.
  • Whipped coconut cream and chocolate syrup: Optional toppings to add if you want to replicate the whipped topping and syrup Starbucks adds to theirs.

How to Make Healthy Homemade Frappuccino

Just plan ahead to freeze the leftover coffee, and then blend it with 4 other simple ingredients.

A small blender cup, coffee ice cubes and carton of almond milk. Coconut oil in coffee mixture.
  • Make coffee ice cubes: Brew coffee, then cool completely and pour into ice cube trays to freeze. Then transfer frozen brewed coffee cubes to a resealable bag and keep them frozen until you want to make a healthy Starbucks frappuccino anytime!
  • Combine ingredients in the blender: Add coffee cubes, milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla to a powerful blender. Blend for a few minutes to make sure coconut oil gets blended and everything is combined and creamy.
  • Serve: Pour into a glass, garnish with whipped cream and chocolate syrup, if desired.

What Other Flavors Can I Make?

  • Java. For a little extra gritty texture and sweetness, toss in 2 tbsp chocolate chips and blend them up with everything else. Save some to put on top of the whipped cream too!
  • Mocha frappuccino. Add 2 tbsp cocoa powder or cacao powder before blending.
  • Caramel. Add 2 tbsp caramel syrup to the blender before whipping.

More FAQs

Can I use espresso?

Yes. Use any coffee you normally drink as long as it is strong coffee. Espresso will be even better!

Should I serve this in a chilled glass?

You don’t need to, as this drink will be cold as is, but if you want to take that extra step, by all means.

How do you thicken it more?

This healthy frappuccino is pretty thick thanks to the ice and coconut oil. You can thicken it more by adding a tad of xanthan gum, a common food additive sold in baking or natural sections of most grocery stores.

Or add a bit of plant-based protein powder. Vanilla or chocolate flavor will be great!

More Healthy Drinks

Healthy homemade frappuccino in two glasses with whipped topping, chocolate syrup and straws.

Healthy Homemade Frappuccino

Here is How to Make Healthy Homemade Frappuccino Recipe in your blender using 5 simple ingredients.
5 from 5 votes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 210
Diet Low Calorie
Diet Low Calorie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Freezing Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Brew good quality strong coffee, pour into a regular size ice cube tray and freeze. Then transfer coffee ice cubes into a Ziploc bag and store in a freezer to make healthy frappuccino at any time.
  • Add coffee cubes, milk, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract to a powerful blender and blend for a few minutes to make sure coconut oil gets blended.
  • Pour into a glass, garnish with whipped cream and chocolate syrup if desired. Enjoy immediately.

Notes

  • Brewed coffee: The quality of coffee beans and how strong is your brew will dictate the taste of the frappuccino. I use organic and fair-trade, and I do not recommend instant coffee. Extra strong coffee is highly recommended!
  • Milk: The fattier the milk, the richer your drink will be. You can use any milk you like. Oat milk would be great!
  • Sweetener: Maple syrup has more neutral delicious flavor. Honey can be used but I think its taste will come through stronger. You can also use coconut sugar. Stevia or erythritol will work for a sugar-free version.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 218mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Author: Olena Osipov
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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness where has this been all my life?! This is such an incredible alternative to Starbucks frappes, this makes me so happy! I will say, the coffee ice cubes are essential because I first tried this with regular coffee and the ratio was off so I kept adding but with the cubes it comes out perfect!

  2. 5 stars
    This looks so good! I’m always looking for healthier alternatives to Starbucks 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I love coffee, I don’t know how I would stay awake without it! Even though people say healhier food will give you energy, I still need that cup of coffee to feel energized! I just know that coffee hasn’t affected my health so far so I’ll keep drinking it 🙂 love this recipe, I need to freeze my leftover coffee too.. I had to watch the youtube video on the metal ice cube tray, it’s such a neat idea! I can’t even imagine breaking ice with a knife!

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