How to Make a Homemade Starbucks Frappuccino (No Blender)

by James M


  • ¼ Cups Demerara Sugar
  • 1 ½ Cups Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Espresso
  • ½ Cups Hot water
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Measure out the sugar (Demerara or brown sugar) and dissolve in approx half a cup (100ml) of boiling water. You want to make a concentrated syrup with as little water as possible.

    Step 2

    Stir the sugar and water until the sugar is completely dissolved.

    Step 3

    Grind the coffee and make 2 espressos. You can use instant coffee if you need to (2-3 tablespoons). Pour the espressos into the sugar syrup and stir.

    Step 4

    Stir the coffee and the sugar syrup together until it is well mixed.

    Step 5

    Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract and stir. For different flavors, add caramel syrup, or to make a Mocha Frappuccino add 3-4 tablespoons of chocolate syrup.

    Step 6

    Pour the coffee/sugar mixture into an empty plastic milk container. Add the milk, replace the lid, and shake carefully to gently mix the ingredients.

    Step 7

    If you want to use a blender, now is the time. Just make sure you use a good amount of ice (1.5 cups) because that is what will make it 'thick' like the Starbucks one and blend until just perfect!

    Step 8

    Place the milk container in the freezer for 90 minutes, or until the drink contains some ice elements.

    Step 9

    Pour out and enjoy! Tastes just like Starbucks, loads cheaper and you can add your own syrup flavours as well!