Tania's Better Than Starbucks Frappuccino

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

After realizing the amount of calories in one of those delightful drinks and how much of my paycheck I was handing over to Starbucks, I set out to create the perfect iced coffee drink. The secret is not what ingredients you use but how you use them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make a strongly brewed pot of your favourite coffee (plain or flavoured.
  2. Let the coffee cool down, pour 1.5 cup into an ice cube tray and freeze.
  3. To make 2 servings:.
  4. Blend together 1 cup of skim milk, 4tsp sugar or sugar substitute and 1 tray of the coffee cubes until smooth.
  5. By using frozen coffee cubes instead of ice cubes you will get a much smoother consistency and stronger coffee taste.
  6. To jazz it up add a tablespoon or 2 of caramel, chocolate syrup or cream liqueur.
  7. Pour drink into glasses and top off with 3 tbs whipped cream on each.
Most Helpful

4 5

Yum! I didn't follow the recipe exactly. We always have leftover coffee after DH brews the morning pot, so I did freeze some the other day and finally got around to making this. I didn't measure, just added some milk and sugar, plus a couple small hazelnut creamers. It was delicious! And I'll definitely be freezing more coffee ice cubes! Thanks for posting! So quick, easy and definitely much less expensive!

5 5

I love you for posting this!! As I'm a vegan, Starbucks won't make me frappuccinos because they say "it's a cream base, it won't work with soymilk"... Yeah, well, in your face, Starbucks! This tastes fab, is so quick and easy to make and modify (I added agave nectar and a dash of vanilla), and is low in calories to boot. My pals and I will be drinking a lot of these in the coming summer heat. Thanks so much!

5 5

This is it!! I use a little less milk and it's the same as what you pay $6 for. BTW..."they" over roast their coffee which gives it a longer shelf-life, but a harder taste. Hate them. Secret to the best coffee...grind your own beans and use a coffee press. I pay $6 per pound at the grocery store. You'll kick yourself for paying so much at the coffee shops.