White Chocolate Frappuccino

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A deliciously simple White Chocolate Frappuccino copycat recipe that uses a homemade Frappuccino base syrup to give it the same texture just like the one at Starbucks.

White Chocolate Frappuccino in a cup with whipped cream.

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White Chocolate Frappuccino

White Chocolate Frappuccino (also called White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino) is a Starbucks frozen drink made in a blender. It’s made with ice, milk, creme Frappuccino syrup, white chocolate mocha sauce, and topped with vanilla flavored whipped cream.

There’s no coffee or caffeine in this drink, like the Strawberry Frappuccino and the Vanilla Bean Frappuccino.

Every Starbucks Frappuccino is made with a Frappuccino base syrup that turns an icy drink into a smooth, creamy one. This recipe uses a homemade Frappuccino base syrup that can easily be made in your kitchen.

Recipe Highlights

  • This Starbucks copycat recipe recreates the Starbucks White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino using 6 ingredients, including the homemade Frappuccino base syrup.
  • There’s no caffeine in this drink so it’s a good option for kids and anyone sensitive to caffeine.
  • The recipe makes a grande size (16 ounces) drink.

RELATED: White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino

Ingredient Notes

Starbucks White Chocolate Frappuccino copycat recipe ingredients.
  • Homemade Frappuccino base syrup: To recreate Starbucks Frappuccinos, this base syrup is a must. It’s made with xanthan gum, a thickener. Make a batch of this first.
  • White chocolate sauce: This is to sweeten and flavor the drink. You can use sweetened condensed milk with very similar results.
  • Milk: Starbucks uses whole milk for Frappuccinos, but you can use any milk you like. Whole milk will make your frozen drink creamier though.
  • Heavy cream: This is to make the whipped cream topping.
  • Vanilla syrup: To flavor and sweeten the whipped cream, vanilla syrup is used instead of sugar. Starbucks uses vanilla syrup in their whipped cream.
  • Ice: If possible, make ice using filtered water.

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 using a handheld milk frother to make whipped cream. Set aside.

It should take about 30 seconds to get whipped cream with soft peaks. The longer you whisk, the thicker the whipped cream will get.

White chocolate sauce, milk, ice, and homemade Frappuccino base syrup  in a blender.

Step 2: Blend milk, white chocolate sauce, homemade Frappuccino base syrup, and ice until smooth. Start the blender on low, then turn it up high.

Frappuccino poured into a cup.

Step 3: Pour in Frappuccino into a cup.

Spooning whipped cream onto a 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 in the order it’s listed on the recipe.
  • You don’t have to use the homemade Frappuccino base syrup to make this drink, but not including it will make your drink icy and not creamy. Replace the Frappuccino base syrup with the same amount of simple syrup to sweeten.
  • The drink is made with vanilla whipped cream but if you want to make white chocolate whipped cream, just replace the vanilla syrup with white chocolate sauce in the recipe.

Questions You May Have

What’s in Starbucks White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino?

At Starbucks, a grande sized White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino is made with ice, whole milk, crème Frappuccino syrup, and 4 pumps of white chocolate mocha sauce. The drink is topped with vanilla whipped cream.

Can I buy Frappuccino crème syrup instead of making it?

Starbucks doesn’t sell their Frappuccino syrup, but you may find it on Amazon or Ebay from other sellers. Make sure to check the expiration date.

What’s the difference between the White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino and the White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino?

The White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino is caffeine-free and doesn’t contain any coffee but the White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino is caffeinated and contains coffee.

White Chocolate Frappuccino in a cup with whipped cream.

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White Chocolate Frappuccino

By: Jee Choe
A delicious homemade White Chocolate Frappuccino that's made just like the one at Starbucks.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 serving (16 ounces)

Ingredients 

White Chocolate Frappuccino

Whipped Cream

Instructions 

  • Whisk heavy cream and vanilla syrup to make whipped cream. Set aside.
    Use a handheld milk frother to make whipped cream in seconds.
    ¼ cup heavy cream, 1 tablespoon vanilla syrup
  • Blend milk, white chocolate sauce, milk, 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 high until smooth.
    ⅔ cup whole milk, 2 tablespoons white chocolate sauce, 3 tablespoons homemade Frappuccino base syrup, 1 cup ice
  • Pour in Frappuccino into a cup. Top drink with whipped cream.
    Serve immediately.

Notes

  • The secret to making Frappuccinos just like Starbucks is the Frappuccino base syrup. Make a batch first and keep it in the fridge to use whenever you want to make Frappuccinos.
  • You don’t have to use the homemade Frappuccino base syrup to make this drink, but not including it will make your drink icy and not creamy. You can replace the Frappuccino base syrup with the same amount of simple syrup to sweeten.
  • The drink is made with vanilla whipped cream but if you want to make white chocolate whipped cream, just replace the vanilla syrup with white chocolate sauce.
  • Starbucks makes all their Frappuccinos with whole milk but you can use any milk you like.

Nutrition

Calories: 648Carbohydrates: 90gProtein: 10gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 202mgPotassium: 458mgSugar: 89gVitamin A: 1245IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 354mgIron: 3mg

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

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