Starbucks Double Chocolate-Chip Frappuccino Recipe

Updated on December 26, 2019
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I love the Double Chocolate-Chip Frappuccino from Starbucks and I enjoy making this tasty beverage at home.

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
  • Blender

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!)

Syrup Substitutes

  • 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.


  1. Add milk and syrup into your blender and blend.
  2. Next add your ice and chocolate chips. Blend until chocolate chips look like small specs.
  3. 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

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 400
Calories from Fat162
% Daily Value *
Fat 18 g28%
Saturated fat 11 g55%
Carbohydrates 57 g19%
Sugar 52 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 7 g14%
Cholesterol 50 mg17%
* 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
  • Ghirardelli
  • Sonoma
  • Torani
  • Sebastiano's

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.

© 2013 mariexotoni


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  • Kristen Howe profile image

    Kristen Howe 

    5 years ago from Northeast Ohio

    Great recipes. It looks delicious! I want to try it this spring.

  • Mary Cimeni profile image

    Mary Cimeni 

    5 years ago from Philippines

    Perfect for my starbucks mug.. cheers to all coffee lovers!

  • ShariBerry profile image

    Sharon Berry 

    5 years ago from Michigan

    This is the perfect summer drink. I'd add some coffee to mine, just because I love coffee. I'll be pinning this.

  • las81071 profile image


    6 years ago

    I so want one right now!!

  • mariexotoni profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago

    Thanks Kathleen- you are awesome!!

  • Kathleen Odenthal profile image

    Kathleen Odenthal 

    6 years ago from Bridgewater

    Great article! Voted up and pinned!

  • mariexotoni profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago

    So true! They have the Mocha Cookie Crumble Frapp back- that'll probably be my new addiction for the time being.

    Thanks for stopping by Amy!

  • amybrown76 profile image


    6 years ago from Rogers, Arkansas

    These are so delicious! Unfortunately they are very addictive as well. While you're drinking one, you can't wait to make the next. So yummy!

  • mariexotoni profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago

    How great! Thanks for stopping by lesliebyars!! :)

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    6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing, this sounds great. I will have to try this. I voted up and awesome and pinned to pinterest.

  • mariexotoni profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago

    oh that does sound good!

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    6 years ago

    i put nutella and nesquick powder in mine and chocolate chips and it wasa amazing

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    Toy Tasting 

    6 years ago from Mumbai

    Sure :) Looking forward to the yummy Mocha syrup :)

  • mariexotoni profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago

    Come back in a week! I'm going to update this recipe!! It will include how to make your own mocha syrup- it won't be as quick but it will be closer to the taste. :)

  • Toytasting profile image

    Toy Tasting 

    6 years ago from Mumbai

    Mouth watering recipe. No more going to Starbucks now, it would be a homemade affair. I need to get lot of ingredients before I pamper myself.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe, I am really excited to try this out. :)

  • mariexotoni profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago

    You're very welcome!

    And also- anyone who can find better chocolate for this recipe, let me know. Starbucks uses some sort of delicious chocolate that has a little salty-taste to it, but I have yet to find it!

  • MelonieGilchrist profile image


    6 years ago

    OMG, why am I not drinking one of these right now? I need to head out and get some chocolate chips and enjoy this delicious treat immediately!! Thank you for the recipe.

  • marion langley profile image

    marion langley 

    7 years ago from The Study

    Sounds sooooo good! I really miss the Chantico they used to serve. Thanks for writing :-)

  • Better Yourself profile image

    Better Yourself 

    7 years ago from North Carolina

    Love your hub! It is no easy task to replicate the deliciousness of a Starbucks frap, cannot wait to give this a try! My favorite is the Java Chip Frap - if you figure out a way to replicate please share!

  • FullOfLoveSites profile image


    7 years ago from United States

    Yay! I don't have to troop to Starbucks then -- the frap is what I often order. Thanks for the wonderful hub and your recipe. Up and useful.

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    Nancy Yager 

    7 years ago from Hamburg, New York

    I could drink these everyday if I let myself.

  • dallaswriter profile image


    7 years ago from North Carolina

    Sounds really, really good! If you decide you need the espresso jolt, as I have them add espresso to mine at Starbucks, just buy some Lily Espreso available in the grocery store and add a few tsps or you can add any kind of ground up coffee....yum, yum! Well written and I love anything coffee:)

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    7 years ago

    Sweet! I'm using this...thanks for the info!


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