Quick & Easy Hojicha Caramel Frappuccino

Perfectly sweet and refreshing, this frozen tea latte recipe is made with hojicha tea, a roasted tea from Japan, and dulce de leche.

Hojicha frappuccinos in cups with straws

Hojicha Caramel Frappuccino

The key ingredient in hojicha caramel frappuccino is hojicha, a Japanese green tea. Most green teas that come from Japan are steamed but hojicha is unique in that it’s roasted. 

Because hojicha is roasted, the taste is nutty, toasty, and has notes of caramel.

The caramel brings me to the dulce de leche, which is a caramel-like spread that translates to “milk jam.” You can buy it in a can just like sweetened condensed milk.

Why You’ll Love It

  • My shortcuts make this so quick and easy to make.
  • This frozen drink is the perfect hot weather drink for hojicha lovers.
  • Deliciously sweet and ice cold. 

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Questions You May Have

What is ground hojicha?
Ground hojicha is a roasted green tea that has been made into a powder. Hojicha is a tea that only comes from Japan.

Is there caffeine in this drink?
Yes. Hojicha is made from real tea leaves that contain caffeine.

I don’t have a Vitamix, will my regular blender work?
Yes, but make sure your blender can handle ice.

Hojicha Caramel Frappuccino Tips


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Hojicha frappuccino ingredients

What You’ll Need

Whipped cream

How to Make Hojicha Caramel Frappuccino

Make Whipped Cream Topping

STEP 1: Whip together heavy cream and sugar.

I use a handheld milk frother which makes whipped cream in seconds. 

I like a softer texture so I whip until it forms soft peaks. Set aside.

Hojicha frappuccino ingredients in a blender

Blend Hojicha Caramel Latte

STEP 2: Blend ice, milk, ground hojicha, and dulce de leche. 

This literally takes seconds. 

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Frozen Hojicha tea latte in a blender

Close lid securely, then turn on blender.

I use a Vitamix blender so I start on low, then turn it up to high. Stop once it thickens and you don’t hear the ice crunching. It usually takes about 5-10 seconds.

It should be nice and slushy.

Hojicha caramel frappuccino poured into a cup

Assemble Drink

STEP 3: Pour frozen hojicha into two cups.

Be careful when pouring since it can splash and make a mess.

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Hojicha caramel frappuccino drink

STEP 4: Top with whipped cream and garnish with ground hojicha.

Spoon on a couple of dollops of whipped cream to the top of each drink then sprinkle on some ground hojicha. (You can use a mesh strainer to sift if you want more of an even coating.)

Serve with a straw and drink immediately. 

 
 
 
Hojicha Caramel Frappuccino

Hojicha Caramel Frappuccino

Yield: Makes 2 servings

A frozen tea latte made with hojicha, a Japanese green tea.

Ingredients

Frozen Hojicha Caramel

Whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Whip together heavy cream and sugar.
    I use a handheld milk frother and whisk until it forms soft peaks. Set aside.
  2. Blend ice, milk, ground hojicha, and dulce de leche.
    In a blender, add all hojicha caramel ingredients Close lid securely, then turn on blender. Stop when the ice is slushy and finely crushed.
  3. Pour frozen hojicha into two cups.
  4. Top with whipped cream and garnish with ground hojicha.
    Spoon on a couple of dollops of whipped cream to the top of each drink then sprinkle on some ground hojicha. (You can use a mesh strainer to sift if you want more of an even coating.)
    Serve with a straw and drink immediately. 

Notes

The whipped cream can be made 1-2 days ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

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