With summer finally here in Geneva, I’m starting to miss my Dunkin Donuts iced coffees and Starbucks frappuccinos. There are certainly places where you can find something similar and the bottled, refrigerated frappuccinos can be found around Europe, especially at gas stations and convenience stores. However, buying a bunch of small, bottled frappuccinos can get quite expensive so when I found this pin on Pinterest for a copycat frappuccino recipe, I decided to try it out.
The link in the pin was broken, but someone had written the ingredients in the description so this was all I had to go on: “DIY Starbucks Frappuccino: 10 cups coffee 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup vanilla creamer.”
So, I brewed up a batch of 4 cups of coffee in my french press. I know the recipe calls for 10 cups but my french press isn’t that big, plus if the recipe wasn’t any good, I didn’t want 10 cups of it sitting around.
Then, I pulled out my pitcher and combined 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup milk, and 1 tsp vanilla (since I didn’t have any creamer).
Next, I combined the coffee with the sugar mixture and stirred well. Once combined, I refrigerated the “frappuccino” over night before trying it.
This recipe is NOT as sweet as the Starbucks kind, but I’m ok with that. The Starbucks frappuccinos were always super sweet and super sugary, sometimes a bit too sweet for me. So, I like that this recipe ended up being less sweet and less sugar is probably better for me anyway. Even though it was less sweet than the Starbucks kind, I still liked the results. The only downside is that you have to make it at least several hours before you want to drink it since it has to be refrigerated until chilled.
There are a ton of these copycat Starbucks frappuccino recipes on Pinterest. Has anyone else tried one out?