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Mocha Frappuccino

Starbucks iced mocha frappe recipe has got to be one of the most popular chilled coffee drinks out there. It’s delicious, thick, and sweet. This copycat recipe gives you a chance to recreate this modern favorite at home.
Published November 25, 2021
Johan Hedlund
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How to Make Starbucks Mocha Coffee without an Espresso Machine

If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can brew a strong coffee using a French press, or even by mixing a tablespoon of instant coffee granules or powder with around 2 fl oz of boiled water.

While espresso machines are great, you can make Starbucks mocha at home using your usual coffee brewing method.

How Do You Make a Mocha Frappe from Starbucks without a Blender?

Ideally, you’ll whizz all of your mocha frappuccino ingredients together in a lidded blender. But don’t feel as though you have to rush out to buy one just to make this café mocha Starbucks style.

If you’ve got a stick blender, you can make this recipe by putting all of the ingredients into a tall mixing bowl or jug.

For a super simple frappe, simply whisk together the milk, espresso, and syrup using either an electric or hand whisk, and pour over whole ice cubes in a glass.

Or, for crushed ice, place the cubes into a sealed sandwich bag, or similar, and carefully crush them with a heavy rolling pin. This is certainly the most fun method, and it gives you a chance to burn off some of the calories that you are about to indulge in.

Should You Add Sugar When You Make Your Own Mocha Frappuccino?

Many guides on how to make a mocha frappe from Starbucks include added sugar.

However, there’s typically no need. The chocolate sauce or syrup that you use is likely to be fairly sweet, and full-fat milk has a naturally sweet flavor.

If you do prefer a sweeter drink, try making it with half and half instead of milk. On the other hand, if you want to reduce the sweetness, use sugar-free syrup and switch to 2% milk.

Can You Make a Mocha Frappuccino Recipe with Cocoa Powder?

If you don’t have chocolate syrup or sauce, adding 3 teaspoons of cocoa powder can be effective. You can also use chocolate milk or melt a small bar of chocolate. 

And now, follow the step how to make a mocha frappuccino.




About the author

Johan Hedlund

I´m living in Karlstad, Sweden with my family. Been working the last 25 years with several start ups in the tech industry. Coffee has been an integral part, both professionally and privately. Eager to learn new things and happy to be a member of the era of we community.


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