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Starbucks Double Chocolate-Chip Frappuccino Recipe

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!

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


Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on February 19, 2015:

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

Mary Cimeni from Philippines on November 03, 2014:

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

Sharon Berry from Michigan on November 01, 2014:

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

las81071 on June 21, 2014:

I so want one right now!!

mariexotoni (author) on June 11, 2014:

Thanks Kathleen- you are awesome!!

Kathleen Odenthal from Bridgewater on June 10, 2014:

Great article! Voted up and pinned!

mariexotoni (author) on May 30, 2014:

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!

Amy from Rogers, Arkansas on May 30, 2014:

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 (author) on March 24, 2014:

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

lesliebyars on March 23, 2014:

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

mariexotoni (author) on March 20, 2014:

oh that does sound good!

chloe on March 20, 2014:

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

Toy Tasting from Mumbai on October 15, 2013:

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

mariexotoni (author) on October 15, 2013:

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. :)

Toy Tasting from Mumbai on October 14, 2013:

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 (author) on July 17, 2013:

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 on July 17, 2013:

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 from The Study on July 03, 2013:

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

Better Yourself from North Carolina on June 22, 2013:

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 from United States on March 26, 2013:

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.

Nancy Yager from Hamburg, New York on February 01, 2013:

I could drink these everyday if I let myself.

dallaswriter from North Carolina on February 01, 2013:

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:)

Mtbailz on January 31, 2013:

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

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