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DIY Instant Coffee Frappuccino: An Easy and Delicious Recipe

Skip the trip to Starbucks and make your own Caramel Frappuccino in just a few minutes with this quick and easy recipe!

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Having a delicious cold, caffeinated beverage on a hot day is quite the treat. Not only does it give you the energy to survive the heat, but the sweet chill will help cool you down.

With this simple recipe, you can make a delicious caramel Frappuccino with three simple ingredients and ice. Not only will this save you a trip to your local Starbucks, but it will also save you the five-plus dollars that they’ll charge.

Instant Coffee Frappuccino

What You’ll Need:

  • Blender
  • Milk of choice
  • Instant espresso
  • Caramel syrup
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream (if desired)

We love how simple this recipe is, yet it is sooo yummy! The best part is, it’s super easy to customize to your liking without having to pay anything extra. Check out the substitution recommendations below.

Substitutions You Can Use

Whether you are dairy free or a die-hard whole milk drinker, this Iced Caramel Frappuccino can be made with any milk base of your choosing. If using an alternative milk, we suggest using one that isn’t sweetened unless you like your Frappuccino extra sweet!

For the caramel sauce, we always prefer Ghirardelli Caramel Sauce as it’s made for coffee drinks and mixes well into drinks. However, any caramel sauce of your preference can be used.

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Instant espresso is different than instant coffee, but if that is all you have on hand, it certainly can work. Fresh espresso also works, but you will want to add additional ice to help cool it down.

Frappuccinos are generally considered ice-blended drinks, but if you don’t have a blender on hand but are curious to try, you can certainly create this as an iced drink and skip the blending.

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How To Make A Caramel Frappuccino

As simple as the ingredient list is, so are the steps for making this delicious drink! And the best part? It makes two servings!

Step One

pouring ice and milk into the blender

Start by adding two cups of the milk of your choice to your blender.

Step Two

adding coffee into the blender with milk

Add two big scoops of instant espresso to your milk in the blender.

Step Three

caramel sauce is added to milk and coffee in a blender

Add a tablespoon of caramel syrup to the blender and then a cup of ice.

Step Four

ingredients for Frappuccino are whipped in a blender

Blend together for 1-2 minutes until the ice is fully broken down and the ingredients are mixed thoroughly.

Step Five

Drizzle caramel sauce in your serving glass before pouring in your blended frappe.

Step Six

Frappuccino is poured into a glass from a blender

Top with whipped cream and more caramel sauce. Enjoy!


If you love this Caramel Frappe as much as we do, then try out some of our other deliciously cool, caffeinated recipes! From Toasted Marshmallow Iced Lattes to the Iced Salted Caramel Mocha Latte, to our Cinnamon Greek Frappe, we have something for everyone!

Happy Caffeinating!

Instant Coffee Frappuccino Recipe

Instant Coffee Frappuccino Recipe

Yield: 1
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Indulge in the smooth and creamy taste of Instant Coffee Frappuccino, a refreshing treat perfect for any time of day. This icy beverage features a delicious blend of robust coffee and sweet, creamy flavors that are sure to satisfy your taste buds.


  • 2 cups of milk of choice
  • 2 scoops of instant espresso
  • 2 Tablespoons of Caramel Syrup (divided)
  • 1-2 cups of ice
  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. Add 2 cups of milk of choice to your blender
  2. Add 2 big scoops of instant espresso
  3. Add a tablespoon of caramel syrup and a cup of ice.
  4. Blend together until smooth
  5. Add caramel swirls to your glass and then pour in the blended frappe.
  6. Top with whipped cream and caramel drizzle if desired. Enjoy!
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