Lately I have been experimenting with frappuccino recipes. If the weather ever warms up, they are my go-to afternoon drink. I want to have as many DIY or copycat Starbucks recipes on hand so I can save money avoiding daily trips to coffeehouses. Ever since I made this green tea frappuccino, I have been on quite a mission.
Nutella Frappuccino Recipe
I have heard that Starbucks has a “secret menu” that includes a Nutella Frappuccino. I have also heard that the baristas get mighty ticked when you try to order from this “secret menu.” LOL So, let's just make our own!
I am sure that you have realized by now that I like to use the least ingredients as possible. This one only takes milk, instant vanilla pudding mix, Nutella, instant coffee, and ice. That's another reason I like to make frappuccinos at home — to control the ingredients. Although none of the ingredients I'm using are healthy, at least I know exactly what they are.
The Nutella frappuccino turned out to be very tasty, even a little on the rich side. I don't know if it's because I used instant coffee, or too much Nutella (is there such a thing?), but I might try to tone it down just a tad for next time. It definitely wasn't lacking flavor, that's for sure! If you're looking for an indulgent drink, no need to tweak. But, if you like a lighter flavor, adjust the Nutella and/or the instant coffee.
And, of course, when I go to Starbucks I order everything “skinny”, but at home I pile on the whipped cream and toppings! I don't get me. Let's just say it makes for better photos. 😉
There are many ways to lighten the calorie load in this beverage. Use unsweetened almond milk, opt for sugar-free vanilla pudding, and skip the whipped cream and toppings. You could also pour the drink into two smaller glasses to share with a friend. The Nutella provides a pretty big flavor boost, so I don't think using lower fat versions of the other ingredients will hurt the taste much.
Copycat Nutella Frappuccino Recipe
Rich and creamy blended coffee drink with Nutella.
Add milk, coffee, Nutella, pudding mix, and ice to your blender.
Pour into a glass and add toppings if you choose.
If you are a huge Nutella fan, make sure to check out 7 ways to eat Nutella and let me know if you have anything to add!
More Starbucks Copycat Recipes:
- Pumpkin spice latte recipe
- Birthday cake frappuccino with raspberry whipped cream
- Mocha cookie crumble cappuccino recipe
What other kinds of frappuccino ingredients should I try? Any ideas or favorites?
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