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Starbucks Matcha Frappuccino Copycat

Author: Jee Choe
Delicious and perfectly sweet, see how easy it is to make this Matcha Frappuccino at home, including the fluffy vanilla whipped cream.
4.7 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)


Matcha Frappuccino

  • cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla syrup
  • 2 teaspoons matcha
  • 1 cup ice
  • 3 tablespoons homemade Frappuccino base syrup

Vanilla Whipped Cream

  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla syrup


  • Whisk heavy cream and vanilla syrup to make whipped cream. Set aside.
    A handheld milk frother makes whipped cream in seconds.
  • Blend milk, vanilla syrup, matcha, ice, and homemade Frappuccino base syrup until smooth.
    Start the blender on low, then turn it up high. Use a tamper tool to make sure the ice gets blended evenly.
  • Pour Frappuccino into a cup.
  • Top drink with whipped cream.


  • Don't add ice first into the blender since you won't get an efficient blend. 
  • Homemade Frappuccino base syrup is the key ingredient to making Frappuccinos just like Starbucks. Make a batch ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator.
  • Starbucks uses a pre-sweetened matcha but I couldn't find one that was as good, so I got unsweetened matcha and added sweetener separately. This is the way Starbucks makes Matcha Frappuccinos in Canada. In the US, they use the pre-sweetened matcha.
  • All Frappuccinos are made with whole milk at Starbucks but you can use whatever kind of milk you like.
  • Use store-bought or homemade vanilla syrup. The syrup is used to sweeten the Frappuccino and the whipped cream.
  • If you want to make this drink without Frappuccino base syrup, try my Quick & Easy Matcha Frappuccino recipe. It uses sweetened condensed milk instead of the base syrup. It has less of a smooth texture but still delicious.
  • The longer you whisk the heavy cream and vanilla syrup with a handheld milk frother, the thicker it'll get. To get fluffy whipped cream, whisk until you get soft peaks, which should take about 30 seconds. Spoon the whipped cream onto the drink.
  • The brighter the green the matcha, the higher the quality. Look to spend at least $20. Anything that costs less than that will have a muddy green, almost brown color.


Calories: 651 | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 335mg | Sugar: 96g | Vitamin A: 1538IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 245mg | Iron: 6mg
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