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Easy Homemade Caramel Frappe

This homemade caramel frappe is super easy, delicious and refreshing! And it's way cheaper than buying one too.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Servings: 1
Author: ThriftyFrugalMom.com


  • 1 cup strong, good quality brewed coffee, frozen into cubes (see Notes below)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar or more to taste (see Notes below for a calorie free option)
  • 2 tablespoons caramel syrup
  • whipped cream and caramel syrup for top (optional)


  • Place all ingredients except whipped cream in blender.
  • Blend until ice cubes are crushed. If you have trouble getting it thoroughly blended, let it sit for a couple of minutes and try again.**
  • Top with whipped cream and drizzle with caramel syrup.


  • For me, 1 cup is 7 ice cubes.
  • After several months of making this, I’ve discovered that if you let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes before blending it works much better! I just get it ready as soon as I get up in the morning and by the time I get dressed and eat my breakfast, it’s ready to blend!
  • To cut calories a bit, I now sub some of my favorite stevia for part of the sugar. By using some sugar, I don’t notice that unique stevia taste, but still get the benefit of fewer calories.
  • If you want a stronger coffee flavor, add just a bit of instant coffee.
UPDATE: I finally got smart and started defrosting the ice cubes in the microwave for about 45 seconds. I do it just long enough that it softens them a bit, but not long enough to melt them and lose the slushiness that they give the frappe. It works like a charm!