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Mocha Frappuccino

Homemade Mocha Frappuccinos

I never was a coffee drinker until hmmm… about 21 months ago. Something about motherhood has taken my coffee habits from the occasional Starbucks run for a mocha frappuccino or a pumpkin spice latte to OH DEAR GOD HOOK THE COFFEE DIRECTLY TO MY VEINS. From what I understand, this is normal.

Mocha Frappuccino

Mocha Frappuccinos

I mean it does take roughly the same amount of energy to power New York City for a day as it does to keep up with a toddler for a hot minute. No wonder my need for caffeinated beverages has gone through the roof.

Mocha Frappuccino

Mocha Frappuccinos

Unfortunately, my budget for Starbucks spending has shrunk instead of rising like my coffee needs. It would probably be a poor life choice to blow the diaper budget on fancy coffee out.

Mocha Frappuccino

Mocha Frappuccinos

So I drink a lot of coffee at home instead. It took some adjusting on my part but I was able to make the leap. Coffee at home just needs the same amount of doctoring as coffee out for me to drink it. When it’s not pumpkin spice season (I told you I was that girl), my husband makes my morning coffee with tons of cream, sweetener, and a bit of Hershey’s or a shot of Raspberry Simple Syrup for Drinks. It’s pretty yummy. Now that we are midsummer however, hot coffee isn’t always where it’s at. I go into total Starbucks mocha frappuccino withdrawal.

Mocha Frappuccino

Mocha Frappuccinos

Sweet, milkshake-like, frozen coffee is definitely perfect for my morning pick me up this time of year. It’s quick and easy to make. Plus it’s so much cheaper than a Starbucks mocha frap, which costs roughly $195,000 and a lock of hair from a unicorn.

Mocha Frappuccino

Mocha Frappuccinos

All you need for this delicious pick me up is a cup of cold coffee (Hello! I’m a mom! My coffee is always cold!), cream or half and half, sweetener, and chocolate syrup. Throw it in a blender with some ice, convince yourself you are making a healthy smoothie, and drink up that sweetness.

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Mocha Frappuccino

Mocha Frappuccino

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: drink
Servings: 2


  • 2 cups of chilled brewed coffee
  • 1 cup of cream or half and half
  • 3 cups of ice cubes
  • Sweetener or sugar* to taste
  • 3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup


  • Add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. Top with whipped cream and chocolate if desired. Enjoy!


Serving: 2g
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  3. Valerie says:

    Wow this looks amazing especially on a hot day like today!

    • jfletcher says:

      For real! This heat though ::wipes sweat off forehead and goes and sits on the air conditioner::

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  5. Oh these look sinfully delicious!!

  6. This looks amazing, and so incredibly tasty! xx Adaleta Avdic

  7. Maddy says:

    This looks delicious

  8. Kim says:

    I could use one of those right now…definitely saving this recipe for future use…looks yummy

  9. YES! I would like about 3, please ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Corde + Co. says:

    Frappuccinos are adored by both my mom and me. We can gulp them down within minutes of getting them from Starbucks. This recipe is definitely more budget friendly and we can make them whenever we want.

  11. Rachel says:

    Yum! This looks so delicious!

  12. linda spiker says:

    Looks positively decadent!

  13. These look UNREAL!!! I am a huge coffee addict so I know I would be obsessed – I’ll have to try this!

  14. Sandy KS says:

    I love ice coffee and frappuccinos. I enjoy making homemade ones and saving money even more. Lately, I have been adding fresh fruit in with mine. Strawberries or peaches turn out the best.

  15. She's Cataleya's Mommy says:

    OMG these look so good, especially to beat this summer heat!. I know what you mean about the diaper budget, our cloth diapers helps but we still use our disposables and well a Nespresso coffee machine <3

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    • jfletcher says:

      Oh man, we talked about cloth… but I kind of stink at laundry. As in, I put a load in the wash, run it, forget about it, and repeat.

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