Starbucks Just Revealed How to Make a Frappuccino at Home

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With the current quarantine lockdown forcing us all to pick up new skills like bread-making and marathon running — with varying results for both — we've become everything from our own personal chef to a personal trainer and, now, a barista.

The Seattle coffee giant is reaching out to help, offering the Daily Mail their (up until now) secret recipe for making the famous frappuccino right at home. The drink happens to be so easy to make, you'll wonder why you were paying so much for them in the first place.

You'll need:

  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups of ice
  • whipped cream, for topping

In a blender, add milk, cocoa powder, sugar, and ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and add whipped cream for topping. Simple as that! This recipe is for their chocolate frappuccino, but you can probably substitute the cocoa power for matcha to make the green tea frappuccino and vanilla bean powder for the vanilla frappuccino.

Be sure to check out the full list of Starbucks recipes.


Laura is a New York City-based freelance writer who writes about travel, food, and design. Her work has appeared in Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, GQ, Condé Nast Traveler, and more. She's a sucker for a good curbside furniture find.

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