As a lover of blended drinks and frosty coffee, it’s a must that a caramel frappuccino joins the list of homemade frappuccino recipes.
Honestly, caramel is not at the top of my favorite frappuccino list. I usually find caramel frappuccinos way too sweet when I order one from a coffeehouse.
However, since this caramel frappuccino is whipped up at home, I’m in complete control of the sweetness.
The recipe here is not overly sweet. If you do prefer your coffee drinks sweet, add in 1/3 cup of the caramel sauce when you blend it.
Is it frappuccino season yet?
I hate to even jinx it, but is the hot weather here for a while now? The past couple of days here have been hot enough to kick my frappuccino cravings into full blast.
Sitting outside in a comfy chair with a frosty coffee drink is my idea of the perfect afternoon refresher moment. I love to have all the ingredients on hand to quickly make a blended coffee drink when the craving strikes.
Just as that urge to take an afternoon nap kicks in, a small frappuccino treat powers me through the rest of the day.
What you need to make a caramel frappuccino
(Exact measurements are in the recipe card below)
- Milk or milk substitute
- Caramel syrup (used Torani coffee syrup)
- Whipped topping
- Caramel ice cream topping
Directions to make a caramel frappuccino
Make strong coffee and let it cool.
Add coffee, milk, syrup, sugar, and ice to a blender.
Blend well until frothy and the ice is in small pieces.
Pour into two, 16-ounce glasses.
Top with whipped cream and drizzle with caramel ice cream topping.
Feel free to tweak this recipe to your liking. Use your favorite milk or milk substitute. Use skim milk and sugar-free ingredients when possible if you’d like to lighten it up.
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That’s the beauty of making frappuccinos from home — you can experiment all you want! Be sure to let me know if you discover a delicious addition to this recipe!
- 1 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled or chilled
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons caramel coffee syrup
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 2-3 cups ice
- whipped topping
- caramel ice cream topping
- Add coffee, milk, syrup, sugar, and ice to a blender. Blend well until frothy and the ice is in small pieces.
- Pour into 2, 16-ounce glasses.
- Top with whipped cream and drizzle with caramel ice cream topping.
- Serve immediately.
This recipe is not extremely sweet. If you'd like your frappuccino sweeter, add in 1/3 cup caramel sauce before you blend it.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 261Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 216mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 0gSugar: 49gProtein: 5g
Nutrition facts are an estimate only.
Frappuccinos to make at home
- Mocha frappuccino
- Vanilla frappuccino
- Birthday cake frappuccino
- Green tea frappuccino
- Java chip frappuccino
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What’s your favorite coffeehouse frappuccino that you’d love to make at home?
Please let me know if you try this homemade caramel frappuccino.