Make your own McDonald’s Mocha Frappe at home with this easy copycat recipe. All you need is a few basic ingredients and a blender! It’s easy, inexpensive, and delicious and many readers have told me that they prefer it to the original version.

McDonald's Copycat Mocha Frappe Drink in a cup with whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate

Copycat Mocha Frappe Recipe

I love coffee but not Starbuck’s.

Dunkin’ Donuts is my preferred coffee if it’s hot but if it’s cold and decadent, I love a McDonald’s Mocha Frappe.

You could say I’m a bit hooked. They’re delicious but expensive so I wanted to create my own recipe for the next time the urge to have one hits and this recipe is the closest I’ve found to the real thing.

An almost perfect duplicate that I like to call my McDonald’s Copycat Mocha Frappe. 

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How to Make a McDonald’s Mocha Frappe

  1. Brew fresh coffee and allow it to cool. Set aside 1 1/2 cups of the cold coffee for the frappe and freeze the remaining coffee in ice cube trays. I find it easier to make the coffee the night before and freeze the ice cubes so that I can have this the next day.
  2. Place ice cubes into a blender.
  3. Add chilled coffee, sugar, chocolate syrup, milk, and half and half.
  4. Pulse and blend just long enough to combine all the ingredients.
  5. Evenly divide between 3 glasses. Add whipped cream, drizzle with chocolate and serve!
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This recipe is so easy and there is only one real trick to getting the flavor and texture of a delicious mocha frappe and that is to use coffee to make the ice cubes.

The reason for the coffee ice cubes is that if you use regular ice cubes it will water down the taste of the frappe and as coffee lovers, that is the last thing we want.

How to Customize This Recipe

  • My sons prefer almond milk and that can easily be substituted for the regular milk in this recipe.
  • Different flavors – you can use caramel, hazelnut, or any other syrups or coffee flavors you prefer in place of the chocolate syrup.
  • Let your imagination run wild! Try coffee shop syrups available at your grocery store, shaved chocolate toppings, jimmies, and any other fun toppings you desire.
McDonald's Copycat Mocha Frappe Drink in a cup with whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate
Yield: 3

Copycat McDonald's Mocha Frappe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes

Delicious Copycat McDonald's Mocha Frappe Recipe

Ingredients

  • 24 ounces brewed coffee
  • 1/4 sugar
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 3 tbsp whipped cream
  • 3 tbsp chocolate syrup

Instructions

  1. Set aside 1 1/2 cups of coffee for the frappe and freeze the remaining coffee in ice cube trays. I find it easier to make the coffee the night before and freeze the ice cubes so that I can have this the next day.
  2. Place ice cubes into blender.
  3. Add chilled coffee, sugar, chocolate syrup, milk, and half and half.
  4. Pulse and blend just long enough to combine all the ingredients.
  5. Evenly divide between 3 glasses. Add whipped cream, drizzle with chocolate and serve!

Notes

*If desired you can substitute whole milk for half and half.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 248Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 26mgSodium 125mgCarbohydrates 38gFiber 1gSugar 24gProtein 7g

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Copycat McDonald's Mocha Frappe Drink in a cup with whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate