Pinterest Review: Copycat Frappuccino Recipe

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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?

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12 Replies to “Pinterest Review: Copycat Frappuccino Recipe”

  1. Hoping over from Sweet & Savory Link Party! Love that you reviewed a pin off of Pinterest! There are so many pins I wandered if people take the time to try out the recipes! I actually try things I have pinned or get ideas from them!

    • Thanks for visiting Nancy. You hit the nail on the head with why I wanted to start reviewing Pinterest recipes! I find myself pinning so many things that I want to cook or try out on Pinterest and I never got around to doing any of it. So I decided to start trying at least one Pinterest recipe a week and sharing the results.

  2. I am completely addicted to coffee…mainly Frappuccinos from Starbucks so thanks so much for this review and your recipe. I’ll definitely give it a try. I keep a case of the little bottles in my fridge but I buy them when they go on sale at Costco…less than $1.00 a piece. Not too bad! But if I can make a drink I like, even better!!! Hopped over from Katherine’s Corner and I’m happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy

    • Thanks Judy! I hope you like the recipe and I think having real coffee creamer available rather than just milk and vanilla will really add something special to the flavor. Another commenter also said she uses caramel syrup in her version. I’m so glad to have you as my newest follower and I’ll definitely head on over to visit your blog.

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