Strawberry Frappuccino

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If you love strawberries, you’re going to love this caffeine-free, frozen drink. See how easy it is to recreate this Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccino at home, including the whipped cream!

Homemade Strawberry Frappuccino with whipped cream in a cup.

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Strawberry Frappuccino

The Strawberry Frappuccino is a Starbucks frozen beverage made in a blender. The drink is topped with vanilla flavored whipped cream.

There’s no coffee or caffeine in this drink, so it’s a popular drink for kids, like the Vanilla Bean Frappuccino.

The secret to Starbucks Frappuccinos is the Frappuccino base syrup that turns an icy drink into a smooth, creamy one. Every Starbucks Frappuccino is made with the Frappuccino base syrup. To make this drink at home, a homemade Frappuccino base syrup is used.

Recipe Highlights

  • This Starbucks copycat frozen drink is made using 6 ingredients in a blender.
  • Homemade Frappuccino base syrup has to be made first and it’s the key to making the drink exactly like a Frappuccino. It’s what gives the frozen drink the smooth texture.
  • The recipe makes a grande size (16 ounces) drink.

RELATED: Matcha Frappuccino

Ingredient Notes

Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccino copycat recipe ingredients.
  • Homemade Frappuccino base syrup: To make smooth Frappuccinos, you need this base syrup that’s made with sugar, water, and xanthan gum (a thickener). Make this first.
  • Strawberry syrup: Look for one made with real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup since it’ll taste better.
  • Milk: Whole milk is what Starbucks uses to make their Frappuccinos but you can use any milk you like.
  • Heavy cream: This is used to make the whipped cream.
  • Vanilla syrup: Use store-bought or homemade vanilla syrup to sweeten and flavor the whipped cream.
  • Ice: Make ice using filtered water for a better tasting Frappuccino.

For full ingredients and detailed instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Whipped cream in a measuring cup.

Step 1: Whisk heavy cream and vanilla syrup to make whipped cream using a handheld milk frother. Set aside.

Strawberry frappuccino in a blender.

Step 2: Put milk, strawberry syrup, homemade Frappuccino base syrup, and ice until smooth.

Start the blender on low speed, then turn it up high. Use a tamper tool to make sure the ice gets blended evenly.

Strawberry Frappuccino poured into a cup.

Step 3: Add strawberry syrup to the bottom of a cup. Pour in Frappuccino from the blender.

Whipped cream on top of a Strawberry Frappuccino.

Step 4: Top drink with whipped cream.

Expert Tips

  • Don’t add ice into the blender first since you won’t get an efficient blend. Add ingredients into the blender as it’s in the recipe.
  • If you don’t want to use the homemade Frappuccino base syrup, replace it with just simple syrup to sweeten the drink. Not adding the Frappuccino base syrup will make the texture of your drink icy, and the strawberry milk will separate from the ice quickly.
  • Use a handheld milk frother to make homemade whipped cream quickly and easily. The longer you froth, the thicker the whipped cream will get. To get shiny, luscious whipped cream, froth until you get soft peaks, which should take about 30 seconds.

Questions You May Have

What’s in Starbucks Strawberry Crème Frappuccino?

Ice, whole milk, creme Frappuccino syrup, strawberry puree sauce, and classic syrup are blended together then the drink is topped off with vanilla whipped cream.

Can I buy Frappuccino base syrup instead of making it?

Starbucks doesn’t sell their Frappuccino base syrup, but you may find it sold by other sellers on Amazon or Ebay.

How can I customize a Strawberry Frappuccino at home?

Instead of the strawberry syrup at the bottom of the cup, replace it with chocolate syrup or caramel sauce to add more flavor dimensions. Or add a tablespoon or 2 of sweetened condensed milk to the blender if you like drinks sweeter.

If you tried this Strawberry Frappuccino recipe, please leave a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ star rating and let me know how you like it in the comments below.

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Strawberry Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat)

By: Jee Choe
See how easy it is to recreate this Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccino at home, including the whipped cream!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 serving (16 ounces)

Ingredients 

Strawberry Frappuccino

Whipped Cream

Instructions 

  • Whisk heavy cream and vanilla syrup to make whipped cream. Set aside.
    handheld milk frother makes whipped cream in seconds.
    ¼ cup heavy cream, 1 tablespoon vanilla syrup
  • Blend milk, 3 tablespoons strawberry syrup, homemade Frappuccino base syrup, and ice until smooth.
    Put ingredients into the blender in the order listed. Start the blender on low for 10 seconds, then turn it up to high speed. Use a tamper tool to make sure the ice gets blended evenly.
    ⅔ cup whole milk, 3 tablespoons strawberry syrup, 3 tablespoons homemade Frappuccino base syrup, 1 cup ice
  • Put 1 tablespoon of strawberry syrup at the bottom of a cup. Pour in Frappuccino.
  • Top drink with whipped cream.
    Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Don’t add ice into the blender first since you won’t get an efficient blend. Add ingredients into the blender as it’s in the recipe.
  • The secret to making Frappuccinos just like Starbucks is the Frappuccino base syrup. Make a batch ahead of time and keep it in the fridge to use whenever you want to make Frappuccinos.
  • If you don’t want to use the homemade Frappuccino base syrup, replace it with just simple syrup to sweeten the drink. Not adding the Frappuccino base syrup will make the texture of your drink icy, and the strawberry milk will separate from the ice.
  • To get fluffy whipped cream, whisk until you get soft peaks, which should take about 30 seconds using a handheld milk frother.
  • Starbucks makes all their Frappuccinos with whole milk but you can use any milk you like.

Nutrition

Calories: 746Carbohydrates: 130gProtein: 6gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 200mgPotassium: 363mgSugar: 129gVitamin A: 1138IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 251mgIron: 6mg

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

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