Copycat Mocha Frappe
Forget spending your hard earned money on a frozen coffee drink, make your own mocha frappe at home!! Easy to make, plus tips to flavor it however you like!
Overpaying for a coffee drink is SO a thing of the past. This incredibly easy to make copycat mocha frappe tastes better than the original!!
I have a
slight, okay, fairly hardcore addiction to McDonald’s Mocha Frappe’s. They. Are. SO. Good!! There’s one thing I don’t like though… they can be pricey!
A cheapskate at heart, I just can’t justify spending $4 each time I get a craving… so I went on a mission to find out how to make them at home. And succeeded! I can’t take credit though… I found a recipe on Pinterest that seemed just about perfect. The recipe comes from Sweet Pennies From Heaven!
So frothy, so icy, so creamy, and SOOOO full of chocolate and coffee flavor! There’s a secret to getting that perfect flavor/frozen texture… and I’ll share it with you.
Oh yes, that’s right. Just brew up some of your favorite coffee (or even decaf if you prefer), and let it cool to room temperature. Pour the cooled coffee into ice cube trays and pop them in the freezer until frozen.
So you might be wondering, “why can’t I just use regular coffee and add ice cubes??“. Well, in short, you can lol. But as the ice melts, it will water down your drink 🙁 Boo!! So by freezing the coffee into ice cubes, you get the frozen component to make it nice and icy, but without diluting your drink!
I really love the mocha flavor in these, but if you prefer a caramel flavor, you can easily swap out the chocolate syrup for a caramel sauce. Feel free to do this with any flavor combo you want!
This recipe makes about 5 cups or so, and can easily be doubled if you’re making these for a crowd. The mint is really nice as a garnish, but you could add some peppermint extract to make this a festive holiday peppermint mocha drink!
These frappes really hit the spot on a hot day… so once the weather starts to warm up, you’ll have a great way to cool down!
- 2 cups cold coffee frozen into cubes
- 2 cups almond milk
- 3 1/2 Tbsp chocolate syrup
- 3 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- Whipped cream for garnish
- Extra chocolate syrup for garnish
- Chocolate bar shaved, for garnish
Brew coffee and let cool to almost room temperature.
Carefully pour coffee into ice cube trays and freeze.
Add frozen coffee cubes, almond milk, chocolate syrup and sugar to blender.
Blend until desired texture is reached.
Top with whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate syrup and shaved chocolate if you'd like.
1. Recipe adapted slightly from Sweet Pennies From Heaven
2. Recipe makes approximately 5 cups