Mocha Frap

"I love Starbucks' Fraps, but they recently closed the Starbucks closest to me, and now I cannot go as much, but I can't go too long with out a frap! It took a few tries to get this right, but, I did it! It's perfect. :) *I use the same blender starbucks uses, a VitaMix 5200."
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Ready In:
16 Ounces


  • 1 12 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 12 cup filtered cold water
  • 3 ounces milk (skim, 1 percent, or 2 percent)
  • 1 12 tablespoons normal sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coffee-flavored syrup (chocolate works good too)
  • 1 cup crushed ice


  • Mix the instant coffee with the filtered, cold water, and the sugar.
  • Put the now-made coffee, milk, and syrup into your VitaMix for about 5 seconds. For a normal blender do the same thing.
  • Now, with your VitaMix/blender OFF, add in the ice. If you are using a VitaMix, start off with variable 1, speed 1, quickly going to speed 10, then variable 2. Blend on variable 2 for about 20-25 seconds. For a normal blender, blend for about 35 seconds, then pulse about 5 times.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. sweetcakes
    This turned out great! Had just the right amount of everything! Thanks for posting!
  2. vals gal
    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I've previously tried with little success to duplicate their drink. <br/><br/>Your recipe tasted just like a Starbucks mocha frap to me. I used what I had, 6 oz. Keurig (French Roast) coffee put in the freezer until cold, almond milk (homemade from a FruitStar vertical juicer) & chocolate syrup. Put all that and the sugar and ice into my old KitchenAid .9hp blender. <br/><br/>Since, I did not have the exact ingredients, I was surprised and delighted it tasted just like my favorite Starbucks drink to me. You figured out the ratios perfectly! Thanks again.
  3. Chef lizzie lou
    A wonderful start to the day. Very easy and yummy. Thanks for your contribution!
  4. wicked cook 46
    This was terrific. I used chocolate syrup. Topped it with some whipped cream and caramel drizzle. YUM Made for Comfort Cafe


I use a vitamix blender for all blending purposes, and I love frozen *virgin* drinks. I also love cooking, but my specialty is baking.
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