Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat)

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A creamy, flavorful strawberries and cream Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat). Using all-natural ingredients, this strawberry frappe is healthier, with lower calories, sugar, and fat. Plus, it can be made sugar-free, dairy-free, vegan, and keto!

A mason jar with strawberry Frappuccino topped with cream and strawberries

When the sun is shining, I automatically find myself craving icy-cold and sweet drinks. While your nearest Starbucks/coffee shop may be convenient for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, the drinks are usually loaded with sugars, calories, unneccesary ingredients. Oh and – they’re not the cheapest to buy either.

This homemade strawberry frappuccino is far more cost-efficient and healthier to make, with all-natural ingredients and tons of customization options. I mean, why step out of your house when you can get the full Starbucks experience from home. Want to go dairy-free? No problem. Sugar free? Sure! Low fat? Okay!

A close up of a strawberry Frappuccino topped with cream and strawberries

In fact, this strawberries and cream frap is made with just 4 base ingredients and a couple topping choices!

The Ingredients And Variations

Ingredients for making strawberry Frappuccino

The Milk: I used Coconut milk for this. However, you can use any of your favorite dairy-free milk options (i.e., almond milk, oat milk, etc.) or dairy milk, if preferred.

Strawberries: Use fresh or frozen strawberries.

The Sweetener: You can use maple, agave, granulated sugar or even go sugar-free and use a sweetener like erythritol. Make sure to adjust the amount of sweetener you use to your taste and depending on what you use.

My go-to is maple syrup. However, this recipe is super versatile – you can use a liquid sweetener of your choice (agave, etc) or granulated sugar. Alternatively, feel free to use a sugar-free sweetener such as erythritol.

Ice: For the slushy, frappe consistency.

The toppings: Though optional, I love mine topped with whipped cream (I use whipped coconut cream). Plus, for this strawberry frappuccino, a sprinkle of freeze-dried strawberries is also a lovely additional topping.

To Make A Strawberry Syrup (optional)

If you want to go the extra step of making a truly decadent dessert-like drink, then you can make a strawberry ‘syrup’ puree. This is made with a combination of 1/2 cup strawberries and a little bit of your favorite sweetener (I use maple).

Simply roughly chop the strawberries and combine the two ingredients in a small pan on the hob. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for a few minutes, until the strawberries begin to break down and the mixture is very syrupy.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool. You can then either place it (chunks and all) at the bottom of your glass before adding the strawberries and creme Frappuccino OR blend into a smooth syrup.

I use a spoon to dig out any leftover puree from the bottom of the glass for extra strawberry flavor and it is truly dessert-like.

PLUS, the puree can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

The Method

Making this strawberries and cream frappuccino couldn’t be much simpler. Add all of the ingredients (except the toppings) into a high speed blender and blend until smooth.

Steps for making strawberry Frappuccino

Pour into a glass and top with coconut whipped cream and, optionally, a sprinkle of freeze-dried strawberries and/or a drizzle of strawberry syrup.

Strawberry Frappuccino topped with cream and strawberries

Recipe Notes and Add-ins

  • You can add some vanilla extract for additional flavor in the drink or to make vanilla whipped cream.
  • This drink is best served and consumed immediately, as it will become watered down as it melts.
  • You could also freeze the milk of your choice into ice-cubes and omit the plain ice cubes entirely.
  • This drink is thick and icy and I love to drink it with a straw. Starbucks uses xanthan gum to bind the milk and ice for a pourable, smooth consistency. However, I prefer to remain gum-free with my recipes, so it’s less ‘smooth’ but just as delicious.

Feel free to check out more of my iced coffee recipes and coffee-shop style drinks available on the blog. Let me know in the comments if you’d like to make more!

If you give this copycat Starbucks strawberries and cream Frappuccino recipe a go, then let me know your thoughts and any questions in the comments. Also, feel free to tag me in your recreations @AlphaFoodie.

Strawberries And Cream Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat)

5 from 12 votes
By: Samira
A creamy, flavorful strawberries and cream frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat). Using all-natural ingredients, this strawberry frappe is healthier, with lower calories, sugar, and fat. Plus, it can be made sugar-free, dairy-free, vegan, and keto!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients 
 

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1.5 cups coconut milk or your choice of milk
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup or your favorite sweetener
  • 1.5 cups ice cubes or a bit less

Toppings (optional)

  • strawberry syrup
  • coconut whipped cream
  • freeze-dried strawberries

Instructions 

  • Making this strawberries and cream frappuccino couldn't be much simpler. Add all of the ingredients (except the toppings) into a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a glass and top with coconut whipped cream and, optionally, a sprinkle of freeze-dried strawberries and a drizzle of strawberry syrup.

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Notes

To Make A Strawberry Syrup (optional)
This is made with a combination of 1/2 cup strawberries and a little bit of your favorite sweetener ( I use maple).
Simply roughly chop the strawberries and combine the two ingredients in a small pan on the hob. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for a few minutes, until the strawberries begin to break down and the mixture is very syrupy. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
You can then either place it ( chunks and all) at the bottom of your glass before adding the strawberries and creme frappuccino OR blend into a smooth syrup. I use a spoon to dig out any leftover puree from the bottom of the glass for extra strawberry flavor and it is truly dessert-like.
PLUS, the puree can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

  • You can add some vanilla extract for additional flavor in the drink or to make vanilla whipped cream.
  • This drink is best served and consumed immediately, as it will become watered down as it melts.
  • You could also freeze the milk of your choice into ice-cubes and omit the plain ice cubes entirely.
  • This drink is thick and icy and I love to drink it with a straw. Starbucks uses xanthan gum to bind the milk and ice for a pourable, smooth consistency. However, I prefer to remain gum-free with my recipes, so it’s less ‘smooth’ but just as delicious.

Read the ingredients section in the post for more ingredient swaps and add-in suggestions!
 
 
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Freezer friendly: No
Shelf life: Drink Immediately

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 434kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 37g, Saturated Fat: 32g, Sodium: 34mg, Potassium: 638mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin C: 86mg, Calcium: 81mg, Iron: 6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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