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This icy cold Nutella frappe is a delicious blended coffee drink you can quickly and easily make at home.

With a sweet chocolate hazelnut flavor and a good hit of caffeine, this Nutella coffee frappe recipe is the perfect afternoon pick me up.

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What Is A Nutella Frappe

A Nutella frappe is a blended cold coffee drink made with coffee, Nutella, milk and ice. This iced Nutella coffee goes by many names including:

  • Nutella iced coffee frappe
  • Hazelnut mocha Frappuccino
  • Nutella and coffee milkshake without ice cream
  • Coffee frappe with Nutella
  • Hazelnut frappe.

There may be many names, but what they all have in common is the clever combination of Nutella and coffee.

Nutella in coffee works so well because the hazelnut chocolate flavor of Nutella is such a great pairing with coffee. When blended together it produces a creamy, icy cold coffee that tastes a lot like a chocolate coffee milkshake without ice cream.

If you love hazelnut coffee, try this Frangelico martini, my Nutella ice cream or one of these flavored latte recipes.

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Frappe vs Milkshake vs Smoothie

So what’s the difference between a frappe, milkshake and smoothie, I hear you ask? Well, here are the basic differences:

  • In most places (apart from Greece) a frappe is a blended coffee drink made with coffee, milk and ice.
  • Coffee milkshakes are made with coffee, milk and ice cream.
  • A coffee smoothie typically combines coffee with fruit, dairy and ice.

And what is a Frappuccino? Well, a Frappuccino is just the Starbucks trademarked name for a frappe.

Starbucks Nutella Frappuccino

The Nutella Frappuccino is an unofficial recipe on the Starbucks Secret Menu. If you want to try it, here is the Nutella Frappuccino Starbucks recipe to give the barista when you order your drink:

  • Base: coffee Frappuccino
  • Add: 2 pumps mocha syrup, 1 pump hazelnut syrup, blended and topped with whipped cream.

The key difference between a Starbucks Nutella Frappuccino and a homemade Nutella espresso frappe is that Starbucks don’t actually use Nutella – they use a hazelnut syrup instead.

Nutella Coffee Frappe Ingredients

You’ll need just a handful of ingredients to make my nutella frappe recipe. The specific quantities and steps are listed in the recipe card below, so here I just want to quickly explain each of the ingredients.

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  • Milk – I use whole milk, but you can use whatever type of milk you prefer.
  • Nutella – chocolate hazelnut spread available at the supermarket or online.
  • Coffee – I often use espresso coffee in my blended drinks. But if you don’t have an espresso machine simply brew a strong pot of coffee.
  • Vanilla extract – I love adding vanilla to cold coffee drinks as it gives that extra flavor boost without over the top sweetness.
  • Sugar – Use fine white or castor sugar to ensure if blends easily with your other ingredients.
  • Ice cubes – Essential to give this drink it’s characteristic thick and icy cold texture.
  • Whipped cream – An optional topping for an extra splurge, but no means necessary.

You will also need a good blender to make this frappuccino recipe. A high powered blender will crush and the blend the ice to create your creamy drink. Without one your drink may have small chunks of ice that are not very well blended.

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How To Make A Nutella Frappe At Home

Here’s a quick overview of how to make a frappe at home. For the full recipe and ingredient list, scroll down to the printable recipe card.

Step 1: Prepare your ingredients. First brew your coffee. If using a home espresso machine, pull one or two shots (if you like a stronger drink) and set aside to cool.

If you’re using a coffee maker or french press, brew a stronger batch than usual to ensure the coffee flavor carries through the other ingredients in the homemade frappe.

Next you want to gently microwave the Nutella until it is a pouring consistency. This should take between 10-30 seconds. Softening the Nutella not only makes it easier to add to your blender, it also helps the Nutella combine more easily with the other ingredients.

Step 2: Blend ingredients. Now you want to add all your ingredients (except the ice) to your blender.

It is important to blend your ingredients before adding the ice. Give the ingredients a quick pulse in the blender until combined.

The reason you add the ice in a separate step is to ensure the Nutella with coffee and milk are well combined. It also prevents the Nutella hardening and forming small solid pieces when it comes into contact with the ice.

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blender with frozen coffee mixture.

Step 3: Blend the ice. Now add the ice to your blender and pulse until thick and creamy.

Don’t be shy with this step – give it a good blitz until the ice is completely crushed and combined with your other ingredients. This helps create the creamy texture in a blended coffee frappe without adding ice cream.

Step 4: Pour and serve. Now you’re ready to serve! Grab a tall glass and pour your Nutella coffee frappe into the glass. You can top with a little whipped cream for an extra indulgence and then serve with or without a straw.

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Recipe Tips For Success

  • Gently heat your Nutella in the microwave before adding to the blender.
  • Blend your ingredients together before adding the ice to prevent the Nutella hardening and forming lumps.
  • Blend well to create a creamy fully combined texture.
  • Adjust the amount of coffee to suit your personal taste.

Common Nutella In Coffee Questions

Can You Dissolve Nutella In Coffee?

Yes you can dissolve Nutella in both hot and cold coffee. For hot coffee, simply add the Nutella directly to the cup of coffee and stir to combine.

When adding Nutella to cold coffee, it is best to gently warm the Nutella in the microwave for 10-30 seconds before adding to your glass. This will ensure the Nutella combines with the cold coffee.

Does Nutella Contain Palm Oil?

One of the key ingredients in Nutella is palm oil. The manufacturers of Nutella, Ferrero, use 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil.

Is There Coffee In A Frappe?

A frappe is traditionally a blended cold drink that contains coffee.
You can buy frappes and their Starbucks equivalent, a Frappuccino, without coffee, but a classic frappe has coffee in it.

Is A Frappe The Same As A Slushie?

A frappe is made with coffee, milk and ice, whereas a coffee slushie has just coffee and blended ice, much like in a coffee granita.

single glass of nutella coffee with cream.

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Nutella Frappe

Chocolatey and icy cold, this easy Nutella frappe recipe is a delicious Nutella coffee drink you can make at home in just minutes.
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Servings: 1 drink
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella
  • ¼ cup strong brewed coffee or 1 shot espresso
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Ice cubes
  • Whipped cream optional

Instructions
 

  • If using espresso, pull your shot otherwise brew your coffee and set aside to cool.
  • Warm the Nutella in a small bowl in the microwave for 10-20 seconds (or on the stovetop) to soften a little.
  • Place milk, sugar, Nutella, coffee and vanilla into a blender and pulse until combined.
  • Add the ice to the blender and blend on high for around 1 minute, until smooth.
  • Pour into a tall glass and top with whipped cream (optional).

Notes

  1. It’s important to blend the ingredients together before adding the ice to the blender. This ensures the Nutella doesn’t become lumpy.
  2. If you like strong espresso drinks, you can use a double shot instead of a single.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 298IU | Calcium: 270mg | Iron: 2mg

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

Author: Rachel Rodda
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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Rachel Rodda

It's no surprise that as a former barista and founder of Creators of Coffee, I'm obsessed with all things coffee. I love to share easy and delicious coffee recipes, expert brewing tips and helpful coffee gear reviews with my fellow coffee lovers!
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