Mocha Frappuccino Recipe (Ice-Blended Coffee)

Mocha Frappuccino Recipe (Ice-Blended Coffee)

This mocha frappuccino recipe tastes just as good as your favorite and can be made in a few minutes from just a couple of ingredients.

If you’ve ever wanted to make a homemade mocha frappuccino, I have got a treat for you! This mocha frappe recipe will satisfy your craving for that sweet, creamy, chocolaty frappe and has all the flavor you’d expect from a coffee shop.


You start by blending espresso or coffee with hot cocoa powder, sugar (or the equivalent of your favorite substitute), as well as milk for some creaminess (powdered or liquid). Then it’s blended into a thick, creamy, and chocolatey blended mocha frappe. To finish it off it’s topped with whipped cream and, if you like, a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

Since this recipe can be made in a few different ways, it should accommodate whichever type of coffee you can make at home.

How Do You Make A Mocha Frappe?

It’s really a simple recipe. You just add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth, then just pour it into a glass and top it with whipped cream. You can also get creative with a fun chocolate syrup drizzle!


Let’s Talk Ingredients

  • Coffee: Can be freshly brewed or you can use leftover homebrewed coffee from the day before; for best results, just make sure it’s room temperature or chilled. You can use regular coffee or espresso.
  • Milk(or Creamer): Use powdered milk or creamer if you’re using regular brewed coffee, or use the liquid kind if you’re using freshly brewed espresso.
  • Hot Chocolate Mix: You can use a regular hot chocolate mix or Mexican hot chocolate mix, both work well.
  • Sugar: Sugar is optional. If you prefer a different sweetener, just use the equivalent of your favorite or skip it altogether.
  • Ice: It makes a nice cold blended drink!
  • Whipped Cream: Whipped cream is also optional.

What’s the difference between coffee and espresso?

Brewed coffee is a method of making coffee by pouring hot water over ground beans and allowing it to steep. The resulting cup of brewed coffee has a strong flavor, with some bitterness and acidity. It can be served black or with cream, sugar, or other additives depending on personal preference.


Espresso is made by forcing pressurized hot water through finely-ground espresso beans in order to extract the desired flavor compounds from the bean’s oils into a concentrated form known as an “espresso shot”. The result is an intensely flavored beverage with less bitterness than brewed coffee but more complexity and depth of flavor due to its higher concentration levels compared to regular drip-brewed coffees. Espresso can also be used as the base for many specialty drinks such as cappuccinos, lattes, and macchiatos which are all prepared using different ratios of espresso shots combined with milk foam or steamed milk depending on individual taste preferences.

If you’re using standard brewed coffee to make this ice-blended coffee, you would want to use powdered milk to offset the extra liquid; or if you’re using espresso you would want to use regular milk since espresso is more concentrated. I developed two variations of this recipe to accommodate either type of coffee, which you can find in the recipe below.


Can You Make This Mocha Frappe Vegan?

To make this mocha frappe recipe vegan, just use any non-dairy hot chocolate mix, your favorite non-dairy creamer or milk substitute, as well as any non-dairy whipped cream like coconut whipped cream.

At A Minimum, You’ll Need:

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A set of measuring cups to measure out the ingredients.

Any kind of blender. In the video below, I used a Vitamix blender.

Drink glasses or cups for serving.


How To Make A Mocha Frappe

Mocha Frappe Recipe

Makes 2 drinks.

Ingredients (If Using Coffee)

  • 1 1/2 cups of brewed coffee
  • 1/3 cup of heaping powdered milk or dry creamer
  • 1/4 cup hot chocolate mix
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
  • 1 heaping cup of ice
  • whipped cream (for topping, optional)
  • chocolate syrup (for topping, optional)

Ingredients (If Using Espresso)

  • 2 shots espresso
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup hot chocolate mix
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
  • 1 heaping cup of ice
  • whipped cream (for topping, optional)
  • chocolate syrup (for topping, optional)



Blend all ingredients together except the whipped cream and chocolate syrup.


Pour into two separate pint glasses leaving about half an inch of room at the top, then top with whipped cream and/or chocolate syrup.


Insert a straw, serve and enjoy!

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