Caramel Frappuccino

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Looking for a recipe to curb your caffeine craving? This Caramel Frappuccino is loaded with rich coffee, sweet caramel syrup, milk, and topped with whipped cream. Skip the Starbucks drive-thru and make this caramel frappuccino recipe in no time!

Not only is this caramel coffee frappuccino is delicious, but it is also more affordable on your wallet than a trip to the coffee shop. Learn how to make coffee shop frappuccinos at home for a fraction of the cost.

Try my caramel macchiato, vanilla frappe, and watermelon refresher for more delicious coffee shop drink recipes!

Caramel Frappuccino topped with whipped cream and caramel drizzle served in a mason jar with green straw

This recipe makes 2 venti cups, so serve them up for you and a friend, or save the other one later for a treat.

Grab that straw, and sip away! You can thank me later.

Ingredients Needed

Here is what you will need…

glass jar of whole milk, bottle of caramel syrup, jar of chilled strong coffee, bowl of granulated sugar, and bowl of whipped cream
  • Coffee – Brew up any of your favorite flavors of coffee or brand. Just make sure it is strong coffee.
  • Sugar – Add sweetness to your preference. Start with a little, taste the frapp, and add more if needed.
  • Ice
  • Caramel Sauce Homemade or store bought works!
  • Whole Milk – Using whole milk adds extra creamy flavor to the frappuccino.
  • Whipped Cream

How to Make

Step 1: Add all your ingredients into the blender. Turn on and blend until the ice is fully blended and small pieces.

blender with coffee, milk, caramel, sugar, and ice

Step 2: Pour into 2 glasses, top with whipped cream, and serve and enjoy!

Caramel frappuccino with whipped cream and green straw. Additional cups and a bowl of caramel syrup, cold coffee, and coffee grinds are in background.

It seriously couldn’t be easier to make this classic coffee house drink at home!


This is best served fresh, as it has ice. You will find the ice is going to water down the coffee if you let it sit. I recommend only making it right before serving.

Now, in terms of coffee, I recommend making the coffee in advance. Store the coffee in the fridge, so you start with cold coffee. Just brew, and then refrigerate in an airtight container.

Tips and Variations For Making This Caramel Frappuccino

  • You can replace the whole milk with almond milk or another plant-based milk to replace if you need a dairy free drink.
  • A high powered blender is key for making a frappuccino. It will break up the ice into small pieces that are sippabley delicious.
  • Use homemade caramel sauce for added flavor, or grab your favorite store bought brand. Ghirardelli caramel sauce is one of my favorites.
  • Sprinkle sea salt on top of your Starbucks copycat caramel frappuccino, to help bring out even more flavor.

Recipe FAQs

My coffee doesn’t taste strong enough?

The key to this drink is to make sure your coffee is strong enough. If you find your coffee isn’t strong enough, brew it stronger or reach for espresso to swap out the coffee.

Does this recipe double?

Looking to make more coffee to serve up? No problem, double or even triple the recipe. Just make sure you have a large enough blender to mix up the coffee and other ingredients!

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Caramel Frappuccino topped with whipped cream and caramel drizzle served in a mason jar with green straw
4.71 from 47 votes

Caramel Frappuccino

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
An easy homemade Caramel Frappuccino recipe loaded with rich coffee, sweet caramel syrup, milk, and topped with whipped cream.


  • 2 cups strong coffee chilled
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • cup caramel syrup
  • 4 cups ice
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • whipped cream optional


  • Add ice, coffee, milk, caramel, and sugar in a blender. Blend on high until ice is chopped finely.  
  • Pour and top with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle, if desired.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 284kcal
Caramel Frappuccino topped with whipped cream and caramel drizzle served in a mason jar with green straw

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  1. Thank you so much for this amazing recipe! Really easy to make and tasted delicious! Will surely have this again! Well done! Highly recommended!

  2. Might one freeze some coffee, and even some milk, and therrfore, use less ice? If so, would some ice still be necessary to keep the drink from being too strong? Just some thoughts…💕

  3. Love them. Can you do one for the caramel ribbon crunch as this is my new favorite one.

    1. I am loving the caramel ribbon crunch also!! But, I am trying to find how to make that crunch since they dont sell it. I read somewhere to use heath bits toffee bits. So I bought it and smashed it but..uh uh. Nope. Has anyone had any luck?

  4. For the caramel syrup can I use the syrup that you would put on vanilla ice cream?

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