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

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!

StacyMD187373 September 20, 2009

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!

White Rose Child June 01, 2009

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.

JeffBJenkins1 January 07, 2009