There’s nothing better to drink in the summer than a nice, cold drink, especially on a hot day, especially those frozen, slushy ones topped with a mound of whipped cream. But instead of spending all your money on frappes at the local coffee restaurant, why not make them at home?
These frappe recipes are easy to make in your own kitchen, with ingredients that you probably have in your pantry. While some of them are more on the dessert side, others are rather healthy, but all are delicious!
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What do I need to make a frappe at home?
Since most frappe recipes use ice or some other frozen liquid, such as coffee or milk, it’s best to use a strong blender to make your drink.
Any blender that you already have in your kitchen should work just fine. If you don’t already have a blender, this Ninja Professional Countertop Blender would make a good choice to add to your appliance collection. It comes with two travel cups that you can make your frappe in directly.
This personal smoothie blender is a good budget-friendly drink-making machine that has great reviews. The travel cup fits right on the blender base so that you can take your frappe right along with you.
In addition to the equipment, you might want to keep some special ingredients on hand, such a flavored syrups (this raspberry syrup is one of my favorites!).
Homemade frappe recipes
This Vanilla Frappe is probably the simplest frozen drink to make, with just 4 ingredients. It does take a bit of advanced planning (freezing the milk into ice cubes), but it’s perfect for young children, since it doesn’t contain any caffeine.
If caramel is more to your liking, this Easy Homemade Caramel Frappe from Thrifty Frugal Mom uses coffee ice cubes made of leftover coffee and caramel to make a delicious frozen treat.
For those following a low-carb lifestyle, this Low-Carb Mocha Frappe Recipe from 730 Sage Street lets you have that chocolatey treat that you crave without any guilt.
Girl Scout cookie fans will love this Frozen Caramel Coconut Frappe from The Cookie Rookie. This recipe uses cold brew coffee as a base in addition to all the yummy coconut, caramel and chocolate flavors.
If you’re following a healthier lifestyle, you might want prefer this Healthier Unicorn Frappe from The Mama Maven. It’s lower in sugar and gives you a boost of protein thanks to its protein drink base.
Thie Cotton Candy Frappe from Torani seems more like a decadent dessert than a drink, thanks to the addition of raspberry syrup and ice cream in the ingredients list. Yum!
A perfect summer treat, this Smores Frappe Recipe from As The Bunny Hops uses s’mores syrup (did you even know that was a thing?? I didn’t!)
For a low-carb treat that contains no sugar, and gives you a good dose of protein, you can’t beat this Peppermint Chip Frappe from Briana Thomas.
Who says candy canes are just for winter time? Get your candy cane fix any time of year with this Candy Cane Frappe recipe from Noble Pig.
Peanut Butter and Peppers created this Pumpkin Spice Frappe recipe that contains coffee, coconut milk and real pumpkin puree, with WAY less sugar than the frappe that you get at your local coffee bar.
This simple Cake Batter Frappe recipe uses strong brewed coffee and vanilla coffee creamer to make a drink that tastes just like cake batter!
Have food allergies? You’ll want to try this Chunky Monkey Frappe from Raia’s Recipes. The main recipe contains bananas, peanut butter and coffee, but she gives allergy-friendly substitutions that you can make if needed.
If you have to eat dairy-free, you’ll be glad to have the recipe for this Strawberries and Cream Frappe. It’s made dairy-free by use of coconut milk, and contains no sugar.
Hope you and your kids enjoy trying out these great frappe recipes! Comment below and tell me which one was your favorite….