If you love Starbuck’s S’mores Frappuccino…
Your wallet is going to thank you because this copycat recipe 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…
love Starbuck’s S’mores Frappuccino
want to drink one every day *cough cough*
don’t want to leave your house
don’t want to spend $5 every time you buy one
want to make a better version or less sweet version
are looking for a recipe that can be made vegan-friendly (see note below)
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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 recently.
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 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 S’mores Frappuccino at home.
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What’s in Starbuck’s S’mores Frappuccino?
Milk (whole milk)
Coffee Frappuccino Syrup
marshmallow whipped cream
milk chocolate sauce (I use mocha sauce since that is what I use at home for my other coffees, but the S’mores Frappuccino ingredients specifically list milk chocolate sauce.)
graham cracker topping
Tips on brewing coffee…
Note: All items mentioned in this post will be listed below under the ‘Where to buy?’ heading.
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 S’mores 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.
The marshmallow whipped cream…
Depending on how close you want to be to the original, there are three different ways you can do this to get a similar flavor. The first option being the most accurate. For those of you looking for sugar-free options, I have every item I talk about in this article linked below.
- Make your own marshmallow whipped cream from scratch using marshmallow flavored syrup. According to the Starbuck’s S’mores Frappuccino ingredients list, this is what they use to flavor the marshmallow infused whipped cream. Here’s what I did: I took one cup of (cold) heavy cream and whipped it with a fourth cup of marshmallow flavored syrup and a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form. Use an electric mixer so your arm doesn’t fall off unless you want the workout then, by all means, go for it.
- Add a spoonful of marshmallow syrup into your drink. If I were going to make this on a regular basis, this is the option I would go with since I don’t typically use whipped cream on my coffee, and homemade whipped cream loses its fluff after a couple of days. I haven’t tested this method, yet, so if you try it, let me know in the comments how much you used!
- Use prepared marshmallow fluff. This option is the least accurate according to Starbuck’s, but if you already have a tub of marshmallow fluff in your pantry, this option may work for you. Again, if you try this out, let me know how it is!
Where to buy the ingredients for Starbuck’s S’mores Frappuccino?
*For those of you who are vegan or gluten-free, most Monin syrups, including the dark chocolate sauce, are vegan and/or gluten-free.*
milk chocolate sauce |
- Small bottle: Ghirardelli Chocolate Sauce 16 fl. oz.
- Large bottle: Ghirardelli Chocolate Sauce 87.3 oz.
vanilla syrup | Monin – Vanilla Syrup
marshmallow syrup | Monin – Toasted Marshmallow Syrup.
mocha sauce (this is what I used at home for my coffee; see other copycat recipes below) | Monin – Dark Chocolate Sauce (64 oz)
marshmallow fluff | Fluff Marshmallow Spread
Sugar-free vanilla syrup | Monin – Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup 1 L
Sugar-free marshmallow syrup | Sugar Free S’mores – Jordan’s Skinny Syrups, 25.4 oz.
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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- 2 tbsp chocolate sauce,, 2 pumps
- 2 tbsp vanilla syrup, , 4 pumps
- 3 oz espresso, , strongly brewed coffee
- 1 c milk
- 2 c ice, plus more if needed.
- marshmallow whipped cream,, see notes
- graham crackers,, crushed
- Brew strong coffee, and place in fridge or freezer to cool.
- Place all ingredients into a blender and combine. Add more ice if needed.
1 tbsp sauce/1 tbsp vanilla/1 oz coffee
2 tbsp sauce/1.5 tbsp vanilla/2 oz coffee
Sauce and syrup are approximations. It will be a more accurate measurement if you have a pump.
For the marshmallow whipped cream, I used one cup of cold heavy cream, 1/4 c marshmallow simple syrup and a pinch of salt whipped together using my electric mixer until stiff peaks formed. Homemade whipped cream only lasts for a couple of days before it loses its fluff. Please read the marshmallow whipped cream section in the article.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 24 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 492Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 253mgCarbohydrates: 95gFiber: 2gSugar: 65gProtein: 11g