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
- Add milk, coffee, Nutella, pudding mix, and ice to your blender.
- Blend well.
- 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?