Mocha Frappuccino Recipe
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Better than Starbucks ;) This is an excellent chocolate frappuccino recipe you are sure to love! Easy to make and you can use this recipe as a base for many different flavors of frappuccinos!
  • ¾ cup Half & half (you can use lower fat milk too if you want.)
  • 9 ice cubes or aprox. 1 & ¼ cup
  • 1 heaping tbls Powdered cocoa-Much better than Hersheys syrup!(you can omit the cocoa if you don‘t want a mocha frappuccino)
  • Sugar- start with 3 tablespoons and go from there.
  • 2 oz or 6 pumps, Any flavored syrup if you want a flavored frappuccino or flavored mocha frappuccino.
  • 1 or 2 oz Espresso shots, (or if you’re like me and don’t have an espresso maker, you can just use strong black coffee.)
  1. First make your espresso shots, or your coffee. 1 shot = 1 ounce, so if you're like me and don't like real strong drinks, I would use 1 shot for a 16-20oz drink, and 2 shots for a 24oz. But if you're the average espresso drinker, or coffee drinker you should use 2 shots for 20oz and 3 for a 24oz drink.
  2. Make sure to chill the espresso or coffee first before adding it to the blender or it will melt the ice and won't taste as good. Or you can add an ice cube to it first and maybe some of the half and half or milk before pouring it into the blender.
  3. For the ice cubes you can just fill whatever cup you're using with the ice cubes about ¾ of the way and that should be just the right amount or use then measurement above. Then dump them into the blender.
  4. For Mocha Frappuccino: Put in the Cocoa powder (please try the cocoa powder if you never have, it tastes so much better! ). For a 16 oz mocha frappuccino drink use about 2 tablespoons, 20oz 2 and a half tablespoons and so on.
  5. For Mocha Frappuccino: If you are using flavored syrup too, then only use about ⅓ of the cocoa powder. You can always use more if you like stronger chocolate taste.
  6. Now put in your sugar. If you are not going to use any flavored syrup, then start with 3 tablespoons of sugar and use more if needed. If you are using flavored syrup, then you can use probably about 1 tablespoon of sugar or none at all.
  7. If you have flavored syrup with a pump on it (makes it so much easier to measure accurately), then use 6 pumps total, for a 16oz frappuccino drink, 8 pumps for 20oz, 9 pumps for 24oz, etc.... I believe 3 pumps of syrup is 1 oz, so 6 pumps would be equal to 2 oz. of syrup, and I'll let you do the math for the rest ;)
  8. Now, add your espresso or coffee shots and the half & half, or milk.
  9. You can use the measurement above or just pour the half & half directly into the blender up to just a couple ounces under whatever size drink you're making. If it's 16 oz, then just fill up to like 14 oz, so not quite to the top of the ice in the blender.
  10. Now you're ready to blend! Blend for at least 20 seconds. If you don't have the best blender then blend for longer. You don't want ice chunks, you want nice and smooth!
  11. Now drink and enjoy!!
Recipe by The Mom Venture-A Disorganized Mom Blog at