If you loved Starbuck’s Mocha Coconut Frappuccino…
Starbuck’s discontinued the mocha coconut frappuccino, but I’m bringing it back with this copycat recipe, and it tastes just like the real thing! Plus, all of the ingredients can be found on Amazon Prime, so you can make this ASAP!
You’ll love this recipe if you…
loved Starbuck’s Mocha Coconut Frappuccino
wish they would bring it back
want to drink one every day *cough cough*
don’t want to leave your house
want a vegan/GF/sugar-free option
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So here’s the thing…
When I was in college, I would study at my local Starbuck’s a minimum of 3x a week. It got expensive, to say the least. After college, I decided to learn how to make my coffee at home. It started with flavored creamers which are not even close to any coffeehouse-style cup of joe. So I had to know, how do they do it? Fast-forward to now, I have an espresso machine, and a plethora of flavored syrups to make my own lattes at a fraction of the cost, but don’t be alarmed. You do not need an espresso machine. I actually didn’t get one until this year.
Now, whenever I want to make a coffee recipe at home, I always look for recipes online. Most of the time, those recipes call for added granulated sugar or too many ingredients that I have to measure. Plus, that’s not how the coffee shop does it. A coffee shop relies on simple syrups to flavor, and sweeten your drinks. No need to measure (when you have a pump) or pray that the sugar dissolves completely; there’s nothing like a mouth full of grit. In addition to that, if I’m going to go through the trouble of making my coffee at home, it needs to be two things: easy and accurate. If it’s not accurate, or close to, why am I wasting my time? I will never be fully satisfied unless it tastes just as good as the real thing.
If you want to learn how to make your favorite drinks at home, be sure to read my other coffee related posts at the bottom of this page, and make sure to sign up for my newsletter to be notified when I release more recipes like this one. Now, let’s get into how to make the Mocha Coconut Frappuccino at home.
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What’s in Starbuck’s Mocha Coconut Frappuccino?
Since this drink has been discontinued, they no longer have the ingredients listed on their site. However, since I just recreated S’mores Frappuccino, I can figure out this recipe.
Milk (whole milk)
Coffee Frappuccino Syrup
Tips on brewing coffee…
Note: All ingredients and equipment will be listed below under the ‘Where to buy?’ heading with links to purchase if you’re interested
It is totally possible to brew extra strong coffee without an espresso machine. You can do this by measuring the water, using a dark roast coffee, and doubling the coffee grounds. Although you can brew extra strong coffee out of a coffee pot, for those of you who want to make the best coffee without an espresso machine, I would suggest using a coffee press or a percolator. In my opinion, nothing beats coffee out of a coffee press; it’s just so smooth. However, there is a small learning curve with either device, and it does take an ounce more work than pressing a button. Still, there are thousands of how to tutorials on the internet to get you started, and I think it’s worth it if you’re willing to give it a go.
Nevertheless, ever since I received my espresso machine, it has become a staple in my daily coffee making adventures; particularly, when I make lattes. I hated having to microwave the milk. Before I got the espresso maker, I used a Ninja Single Serve Coffee maker. We bought this one because it is less wasteful (no pods) and it has an option to brew a 4oz cup of coffee. It has worked great for several years, but since we primarily make our coffee at home, we have decided to invest in a two in one machine, traditional coffee maker and espresso machine instead of having two separate appliances.
Since Starbuck’s Mocha Coconut Frappuccino is a blended drink, you’ll have to use a blender, or if you’re lazy like I am, just pour it over ice. Again, blending is one too many steps for me, but here is the blender that I use. I like it because it is a simple design and has two different sized containers. However, depending on what you are using it for, it can be a pain to clean.
Where to buy the ingredients for Starbuck’s Mocha Coconut Frappuccino?
*For those of you looking for vegan/GF options, Monin syrups and dark chocolate sauce are vegan/GF*
mocha sauce |
Small bottle: Monin Dark Chocolate Sauce (12 oz)
Large bottle: Monin – Dark Chocolate Sauce (64 oz)
Sugar-free: Monin Dark Chocolate Sauce (12 oz) sugar-free*
Coconut Syrup | Monin – Coconut Syrup
*sugar-free option* Jordan’s skinny coconut syrup
coconut flakes | DANG toasted coconut
Blender | Ninja Blender Food Processor
Espresso maker with Frothing Pitcher | Barsetto Espresso Machine with Milk Frother
Single Serve Coffee maker | Ninja Coffee Bar
2-in-1 Coffee Bar | DeLonghi Combination Espresso and 10-cup Drip Coffee Machine with Frothing Wand
*P.s. If you decide to buy the larger bottles of syrup, make sure to grab a pump*
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- 3 oz strongly brewed coffee
- 2 tbsp coconut simple syrup, 4 pumps
- 2 tbsp mocha sauce, , 2 pumps
- 1 c milk
- 2 c ice, plus more if needed
- Brew strong coffee and place in the fridge to cool.
- Once coffee has cooled, blend all ingredients together. Top with toasted coconut and whipped cream if desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 24 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 843Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 757mgCarbohydrates: 180gFiber: 4gSugar: 162gProtein: 12g
Nutrition facts are for personal reference only as calories may vary on a case by case basis.