Starbucks Double Chocolate-Chip Frappuccino Recipe
Make Frappuccinos at Home
Here's an easy way to make a Starbucks Double Chocolate-Chip Frappuccino at home, using a blender and basic kitchen ingredients. Starbucks uses the Fontana brand for their sauces. Using this brand will give you a drink that tastes just like it does at the cafe. Keep in mind though, Fontana sauces are pricey and can be substituted with more affordable ingredients.
You will need to have the following in your kitchen:
- Large glass
I use my Magic Bullet with the large blender attachment. Make sure your blender is large enough to hold the drink with plenty of room to blend. If the blender too small, you will have a tough time making this drink!
- 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup milk
- 3 tablespoons mocha syrup
- 2 tablespoons cane sugar, (regular sugar will do, but I recommend Sugar in the Raw brand)
- 1 1/2 cups ice
- Reddi-Whip canned whipped cream, (Do you take yours with whipped cream? This is optional!)
- Hershey's: If you don't have mocha syrup, you can substitute with Hershey's chocolate syrup and 2 tablespoons of coffee. Let me stress that this is not a great alternative. If the Fontana brand is too expensive for you, then you can try alternative brands and flavors, listed below.
- Fontana Syrup: You can get a Starbucks coupon with their email sign-up. They sell their syrup on the site. With a coupon and a discount, the cheapest I've found this syrup is $18 plus tax. Also, you get a large amount of syrup: 63 ounces.
- Starbucks Mocha Powder: You can also try a few tablespoons of Starbucks Mocha Powder as an alternative to the mocha syrup. Be sure to blend very well to distribute the powder evenly.
- Other Frappuccino Flavors: I really recommend trying different flavors of sauces as well. Fontana and DaVinci Gourmet are excellent brands.
- Add milk and syrup into your blender and blend.
- Next add your ice and chocolate chips. Blend until chocolate chips look like small specs.
- Reddi-Whip step! This step is optional. I sometimes am not in the mood for whipped cream, and it's okay to do without. If you want whipped cream, just put it on top of your drink. On top of the whipped cream, drizzle a little chocolate syrup, and you're ready to enjoy!
Frappuccino Made with 2% Milk
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||162|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 18 g||28%|
|Saturated fat 11 g||55%|
|Carbohydrates 57 g||19%|
|Sugar 52 g|
|Fiber 2 g||8%|
|Protein 7 g||14%|
|Cholesterol 50 mg||17%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Alternative Syrup Brands
Hershey's syrup is not the best substitute for the mocha sauce. You will basically get a blended chocolate milk drink.
The créme de la créme of the drink is that wonderful mocha sauce. If you're looking for an interesting, cheaper syrup to buy, you may want to look into the following brands. I've listed them from least to most expensive:
- DaVinci Gourmet
- Jordans Skinny Syrups
Customizing the Recipe
The perfect step to add more of an ingredient or add less would be step six. Does it need to be sweeter? Want more vanilla? Hated using semi-sweet chocolate chips? This drink is very easy to modify by adjusting any of the ingredients. It's pretty much just add and blend!
To make a milkshake, just subtract the ice and add some creamy vanilla ice cream! This is also something I absolutely love.
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