Frappuccino Recipe – You Don’t Need to Go Out to Enjoy This Tasty Beverage!

I never used to like coffee until I started working for my brother at his espresso stand. It took a little while, but eventually I got hooked on frappuccinos or “Commotions” as he called them. They are so good, and I love the way my brother makes them. He doesn’t use a pre mix or powder mix. He makes them from scratch! This recipe is not an exact recipe that he uses, but it is one that I use at home and I love it! I think the half and half is what really makes it taste better than a lot of other frappuccino recipes.

So here you go, and I hope you enjoy!


  • ¾ cup Half & half (you may use low fat milk too)
  • 9 ice cubes or approx. 1 & ¼ cup
  • 1 heaping tbls Powdered cocoa-Much better than Hersheys syrup!(you can omit the cocoa if you don’t want a mocha frappuccino)
  • Sugar- start with 3 tablespoons and go from there.
  • 2 oz or 6 pumps, Any flavored syrup if you want a flavored frappuccino or flavored mocha frappuccino.
  • 1 or 2 oz Espresso shots, (or if you’re like me and don’t have an espresso maker, you can just use strong black coffee.)


  1. Make your espresso shots, or your coffee. 1 shot = 1 ounce, so if you don’t like real strong drinks, use 1 shot for a 16-20oz drink, and 2 shots for a 24oz. But if you’re the average espresso drinker, or coffee drinker you should use 2 shots for 16-20oz and 3 for a 24oz drink.
  2. Chill the espresso or coffee first before adding it to the blender or it will melt the ice and won’t taste as good. Or you can add an ice cube to it first and maybe some of the half and half or milk before pouring it into the blender.
  3. For the ice cubes you can just fill the cup you’re using with the ice cubes about ¾ of the way and that should be just the right amount or use the measurement above. Then dump into the blender.
  4. For Mocha Frappuccino: Put in the Cocoa powder. For a 16 oz mocha frappuccino drink use about 2 tablespoons, 20oz 2 and a half tablespoons and so on.
  5. For Mocha Frappuccino: If you are using flavored syrup too, then only use about ½ of the amount of cocoa powder. You can always use more if you like stronger chocolate taste.
  6. Put in your sugar. If you are not going to use any flavored syrup, then start with 3 tablespoons of sugar and use more if needed. If you are using flavored syrup, then you can use probably about 1 tablespoon of sugar or none at all.
  7. If you have flavored syrup with a pump on it (makes it easier to measure accurately), then use 6 pumps total for a 16oz frappuccino drink, 8 pumps for 20oz, 9 pumps for 24oz, etc… I believe 3 pumps of syrup is 1 oz, so 6 pumps would be equal to 2 oz. of syrup, and I’ll let you do the math for the rest.
  8. Add your espresso or coffee shots and the half & half, or milk. You can use the measurement above or just pour the half & half directly into the blender up to just a couple ounces under whatever size drink you’re making. If it’s 16 oz, then just fill up to 14 oz, so not quite to the top of the ice in the blender.
  9. Blend for at least 20 seconds. If you don’t have a very good blender then blend for longer. No ice chunks, you want nice and smooth!
  10. Drink and enjoy!!


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