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Delicious Mocha Frappe Recipe

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When one thinks of McDonald’s, the image of Big Mac hamburgers and salty French fries most likely comes to mind. But after the fast-food giant introduced its line of coffee drinks, McCafe, to stores in the United States in 2009, frozen coffee drinks called frappes became one of the golden-arched corporation’s fan favorites.

ISN’T IT CALLED A FRAPPUCINO?

Nope! While frappes and frappuccinos are both frozen blended coffee drinks, Starbucks Coffee Company trademarked the word “frappuccino.” So, while very similar, ordering a frappuccino in the McDonald’s drive-through could get you a few confused looks. 

So, is there really a difference between the two? Technically, no. Starbucks boasts more flavor options than McDonald’s, but at the end of the day, both franchises are selling milky blended coffee. 

WHY SHOULD I MAKE A FRAPPE AT HOME?

We know what you’re thinking: there’s a McDonald’s practically everywhere you look…why put in the extra effort of making one of their customer-favorite drinks at home when you could very easily head to the restaurant near you?

The answer is simple: to save money! Most coffee lovers know that picking up a drink from a restaurant or coffee shop a few times a week adds up quickly, and while there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself every once in a while, following a few simple instructions and using ingredients you already have in your kitchen can save you a few bucks and give you a drink that’s just as good. 

Don’t believe us? Give it a try!

MAKE A COPYCAT MCDONALD’S MOCHA FRAPPE AT HOME

Mocha Frappe Recipe

YOU’LL NEED:

  • 1 cup of strong brewed coffee
  • 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup of milk
  • 3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup
  • 1-2 cups of ice
  • Whipped cream
  • A blender

THE RECIPE:

Step 1:

Start by pouring milk, coffee, granulated sugar, and chocolate syrup into the blender, and pulse until the mixture is smooth. Now, we know our recipe uses whole milk, but feel free to use your favorite milk of choice, like oat or almond milk. And when it’s time to add coffee, you can use a cup of drip, or opt to pour in a shot of espresso if you want your frozen drink to be a bit stronger.

Coffee Milk And Sugar

Step 2:

Now, it’s time to add the ice cubes. Use 1-2 cups, depending on how thick you want the mocha frappe to be, and blend until the drink develops a thick, creamy texture. Pro tip: instead of using regular ice, use coffee ice cubes instead so you don’t dilute the drink.

Ice In Blender Frappe

Step 3:

Pour the contents of the blender into a tall glass, and top the chocolate concoction with a serving of whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Adding toppings is optional, of course, but we just don’t think the copycat recipe is complete without it. 

Mocha Frappe In Cup

ENJOY!

We’re certain that, after following this mocha frappe recipe, you’ll understand why it’s the favorite coffee drink of so many. Give it a try if you’re looking for a sweet and chocolatey morning kickstart, or sip it in the afternoon for a nice little pick-me-up.

Happy Caffeinating!

Mocha Frappe Recipe

Delicious Mocha Frappe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A copycat McDonalds mocha frappe that is truly the most decadent frozen coffee treat you'll have... at home!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1-2 cups Ice
  • Whipped cream

Instructions

    1. Combine coffee, sugar, milk and chocolate syrup into a blender and pulse until smooth. 
    2. Add in ice. Start with 1 cup and add more to your desired frozen texture.
    3. Serve in a large glass topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.
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