Hojicha Caramel Frappuccino

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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

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Hojicha Caramel Frappuccino

  • This frozen drink is deliciously sweet, nutty, and ice cold.
  • Made with hojicha, a roasted Japanese green tea.
  • The caramel flavor comes from the dulce de leche (translates to “milk jam”), which comes canned liked sweetened condensed milk.
  • Takes just seconds to make in a blender using my shortcuts.

3 Shortcuts to make it quick and easy

  1. Ground Hojicha
    Using ground hojicha instead of regular hojicha tea saves a lot of time. It’s a HUGE shortcut. Plus, there’s no need to steep tea.
  2. Dulce de Leche
    Caramel in a jar! A huge timesaver.
  3. Handheld Milk Frother
    I use this handy tool to make whipped cream toppings. It’s easy to use and cleanup is super quick.

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Hojicha Frappuccino INgredients

Hojicha frappuccino ingredients

How to Make Hojicha Caramel Frappuccinos


A handheld milk frother is the perfect tool to make whipped cream for drinks in seconds.

Whip heavy cream and sugar until it doubles in volume and forms medium peaks. Set aside.


Ground hojicha, dulce de leche, milk, and ice all go into the blender. Close lid securely and blend until smooth.

FRAPPUCCINO TIP: A blender tamper is key to making frappuccinos super smooth. Make sure you get a tamper that works with your blender.


Pour frozen drink into two cups. Each serving goes into a 17 oz cup. A Starbucks grande is 16 oz.

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 Tips

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 crushing ice.

4.88 from 8 votes

Hojicha Caramel Frappuccino

By: Jee Choe
A frozen tea latte made with hojicha, a roasted Japanese green tea.
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Yield: 2 servings


Frozen Hojicha Caramel

Whipped Cream Topping

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar



  • Whip together heavy cream and sugar.
    Use a handheld milk frother and whisk in a tall container until it forms medium peaks. Set aside.


  • Blend ice, milk, ground hojicha, and dulce de leche until smooth.
    Close blender lid securely, then turn on blender. Use blender tamper tool to get the perfect frappuccino texture. Stop when the ice is slushy and finely crushed.


  • Pour frozen hojicha caramel into two cups.
  • Top with whipped cream and garnish with ground hojicha.
    Spoon on dollops of whipped cream to the top of each drink then sprinkle on some ground hojicha. Use a mesh strainer to to sift on the ground hojicha.
    Serve with a straw and drink immediately. 


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


Calories: 340Carbohydrates: 16gProtein: 7gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 125mgPotassium: 286mgSugar: 15gVitamin A: 1171IUCalcium: 260mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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