White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino

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A delicious caffeinated white chocolate and coffee frozen drink that’s made with 7 ingredients in 5 minutes, including the homemade whipped cream. This Starbucks recreation is easy to make at home in a blender.

White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino in a cup with whipped cream.

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White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino

Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino (also called White Mocha Frappuccino) is a caffeinated frozen coffee drink made in a blender. The drink is topped off with whipped cream.

Mocha is a chocolate flavored coffee drink. A White Chocolate Mocha is a white chocolate flavored coffee drink.

All Starbucks Frappuccinos are made with a Frappuccino base syrup that turns an icy drink into one that’s smooth and creamy.

A White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino can easily be made at home using a blender and a homemade Frappuccino base syrup that should be made first. The base syrup can be stored in the refrigerator to make Frappuccinos at any time.

Recipe Highlights

  • This copycat recipe recreates the Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino using 7 ingredients, including the homemade whipped cream.
  • Instant coffee is used in the drink (just like at Starbucks) so there’s no need for espresso or brewed coffee.
  • The recipe makes a grande size (16 ounces) drink in a blender.

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Ingredient Notes

White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino ingredients.
  • Homemade Frappuccino base syrup: You can’t make a proper Frappuccino without the Frappuccino base, which is sugar, water, and xanthan gum (thickener). Make a batch of this first.
  • White chocolate sauce: The white chocolate flavor comes from this sauce. Another option is to use sweetened condensed milk.
  • Instant coffee: Instead of espresso or brewed coffee, Starbucks adds Frappuccino Roast, which is an instant coffee blend of Italian Roast and Signature Espresso. You can also use any instant coffee you have.
  • Milk: Whole milk is used to make Starbucks Frappuccinos, but you can use any milk you like. Whole milk will make your drink creamier though.
  • Heavy cream: To make the whipped cream topping.
  • Vanilla syrup: Starbucks uses vanilla syrup to flavor and sweeten the whipped cream. Use store-bought or homemade vanilla syrup.
  • Ice: If possible, make ice using filtered water.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Making 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.

The longer you whisk the heavy cream, the stiffer it’ll get. It should take about 30-50 seconds to get medium peaks.

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

Step 2: Blend milk, white chocolate sauce, instant coffee, 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.

Whipped cream placed on top of Frappuccino in a cup.

Step 4: Top drink with whipped cream.

Expert Tips

  • Liquids go into the blender first and ice should go in last for an efficient blend.
  • Make the homemade Frappuccino base syrup first. You can make it ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator.
  • Homemade Frappuccino base syrup is made with xanthan gum, a thickener that creates that smooth Frappuccino texture. If you don’t want to use the base syrup, you can use simple syrup instead to match the sweetness, but the texture won’t be the same.
  • Instead of vanilla syrup, you can flavor the whipped cream using white chocolate sauce. Replace the vanilla syrup in the recipe with an equal amount of white chocolate sauce.

Questions You May Have

What’s in Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino?

At Starbucks, a grande sized White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino contains ice, whole milk, coffee Frappuccino syrup, Frappuccino Roast (instant coffee based), and 3 pumps of white chocolate mocha sauce. The drink is topped with vanilla whipped cream.

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

White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino is caffeinated and made with coffee while the White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino doesn’t have any coffee and is caffeine-free.

Can I buy the Frappuccino base syrup anywhere?

The Frappuccino base syrup isn’t sold by Starbucks but you may find it on Amazon or Ebay from other sellers. Check the expiration date before buying!

Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino copycat drink with whipped cream.

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4.89 from 18 votes

White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino

By: Jee Choe
A delicious caffeinated white chocolate frozen drink that's made with 7 ingredients in 5 minutes.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 serving (16 ounces)

Ingredients 

White Chocolate Mocha 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. The longer you whisk the heavy cream, the stiffer it’ll get. It should take about 30-50 seconds to get soft-medium peaks.
    ¼ cup heavy cream, 1 tablespoon vanilla syrup
  • Blend milk, white chocolate sauce, homemade Frappuccino base syrup, instant coffee, 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 ½ teaspoons instant coffee, 1 cup ice
  • Pour in Frappuccino into a cup. Top drink with whipped cream.
    Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Make the homemade Frappuccino base syrup first. You can make it ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator.
  • Homemade Frappuccino base syrup is made with xanthan gum, a thickener that creates that smooth Frappuccino texture. If you don’t want to use the base syrup, you can use simple syrup instead to match the sweetness, but the texture won’t be the same.
  • Instead of vanilla syrup, you can flavor the whipped cream using white chocolate sauce. Replace the vanilla syrup in the recipe with white chocolate sauce.
  • Frappuccinos are made with whole milk but you can use any milk you like. But note that whole milk creates a richer, creamier Frappuccino.

Nutrition

Calories: 653Carbohydrates: 91gProtein: 10gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 202mgPotassium: 511mgSugar: 89gVitamin A: 1245IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 356mgIron: 3mg

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

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