If one of your favorite Starbucks beverages is a double chocolate chip frappuccino, then you will definitely want to try my copycat version. I mean I love Starbucks drinks just as much as the next girl, but that price tag on a regular basis…let’s just say that favorite indulgence is really hitting the budget.
So today I am going to show you how to make a double chocolate chip frappe, for a fraction of the cost, while keeping those same great flavors you fell in love with. This recipe is going to make 2 “grande” drinks, so you can surprise your bestie the next time you know they are heading your way.
If you aren’t familiar with the lingo, a grande is equal to a medium in the regular world.
For those who want to sip on a boozy drink that has a similar flavor to this, try my Dirty Snowman. The flavor is similar, but it’s made with hot cocoa and Kahlua; since it’s warm, it’s better for cooler days. And if chocolate isn’t your thing, you should definitely mix up a Starbucks pink drink – strawberry and coconut milk deliciousness.
What is a Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino?
It’s a cold Starbucks beverage full of chocolate flavor and comes as a blended drink. Traditionally they are not made with coffee and espresso, but if you have ever visited Starbucks you know that the options and varieties are endless, literally.
Fraps are made with milk, chocolate syrup, chocolate chunks, and ice. This chocolaty frappe is topped with homemade whipped cream and served with drizzled chocolate on top. You can almost think of them as a cold blended cappuccino!
How To Make Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccinos at Home
Blend. Combine the milk, chocolate syrup, ice, and mini chocolate chips in a high speed blender and pulse until the ice pieces are small.
Pour. To be a real barista, drizzle a tbsp chocolate syrup around the inside of the glass, then pour the frap mixture between two glasses.
Serve. Top the drinks with whipped cream and more chocolate sauce. You can add a few mini chocolate chips on top as well.
To make a mocha chocolate chip frappuccino: Add in a shot of espresso or strong iced/cold-brewed coffee.
Milk variations: If you want to use a dairy-free alternative you can swap the whole milk for almond milk, soy milk, plant based low-fat milk, or coconut milk.
More chocolate chunks. You can stir in more chocolate just before serving for more flavor or actually chocolate chip pieces. The longer you blend the less noticeable the pieces are.
Sweeter. Want to make your frap sweeter? Add a couple of dashes of simple syrup, honey, or maple syrup. This makes it sweeter without having to add more chocolate.
Vanilla bean frappuccino. Instead of using chocolate, add some vanilla ice cream and a teaspoon vanilla extract.
More Wonderful Tasting Lattes and Drinks To Try at Home
- Rich and Creamy Blended Coffee Recipe
- Caribbean Inspired Coconut Rum Cocktail
- Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Homemade Eggnog for the Holidays
Copycat Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino
- 1 cup milk whole milk or substitute preferred milk
- ½ cup chocolate syrup plus more for drizzle
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- 2 cups ice
- Whipped cream for topping
- In a high-powered blender, combine milk, chocolate syrup, mini chocolate chips, and ice.
- Pulse to blend until the ice has broken down into equally small pieces.
- Pour between two tall drink glasses. (You can drizzle chocolate syrup around the inside of the glass if you’d like.)
- Top with whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle.