Decadent Peppermint Mocha Frappe Recipe



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If you love the taste of a Starbucks peppermint mocha frappuccino – but don’t love the cost so much, this peppermint mocha frappe recipe is for you.

The magic combination of chocolate and coffee with a dash of mint and a dollop of cream are combined to produce a decadent homemade mocha frappe that is not only delicious but will save you money too!

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Why You’ll Love This Peppermint Mocha Frappe Recipe

There are many different ways to make a homemade mocha frappe. And while I love a healthy coffee drink as much as the next person, this time I decided to throw a few extra ingredients in to make this coffee frappe recipe extra tasty.

So whilst this peppermint mocha frappuccino recipe couldn’t be classified as healthy, or traditional like this one, it is certainly creamy and delicious and is a delicious cold coffee drink to enjoy during the holiday season.

Dessert like in its texture, this is a homemade frappe recipe with maximum mocha chocolatey taste and a subtle mint flavor.

And if you are confused about the difference between a frappe and frappuccino you’re not alone! See my explanation here.

For blended coffee lovers, you might like this Nutella frappe, a banana coffee smoothie or an easy breakfast smoothie.

closeup of iced mocha frappe in glass topped with whipped cream and crushed mints.

Homemade Mocha Frappe Ingredients

The core frappe ingredients are ice, milk, coffee, chocolate and mint.

What Type Of Coffee?

I’ve used cold brew coffee in my chocolate mocha frappe, but you could just as easily use the same amount of brewed coffee, espresso lengthened with water or make an instant coffee frappe.

All my favorite cold brew coffee beans are reviewed in this article, but these coffee beans by Bizzy are great for coffee smoothies and frappes and you can even by it pre-made as a concentrate. See it here.


Many chocolate mocha frappe and chocolate smoothie recipes use chocolate syrup.

For something a little different (and for a richer taste) in this recipe I’ve included chocolate pudding in my DIY mocha frappuccino. Buy it pre-made from the supermarket, or make from pudding crystals from the pantry.


I’ve added mint extract, simply because it is more common than peppermint coffee syrup. But if you have coffee syrup on hand, that works well too!

I love Torani Peppermint Syrup. You can see it here. Add as little or as much as you want for a fresh minty flavor.

mint mocha frappe topped with whipped cream and crushed candies.

How To Make A Mocha Frappe At Home

If you’re wondering how to make a homemade mocha frappe at home, it really couldn’t be easier! The only mocha frappe machine you need is a blender.

Step 1 – Blend Your Ingredients

Simply add all your ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth.

I like to taste after a quick blend to check the balance of flavors and adjust as necessary before giving it a final blend to make it extra smooth.

Step 2 – Choose Your Garnish

Once blended, pour into your tall glass and garnish with whipping cream and extra crushed candies.

By the way, the cream and candies are both optional and if you prefer a mocha smoothie can be omitted altogether.

overhead image of mocha frappe drink with whipped cream on top.

Mocha Frappuccino Recipe Tips

  • If you find the recipe a little too sweet, drop the sweetened condensed milk from the mix.
  • Try coffee ice cubes instead of regular ice for an extra strong coffee kick.

So now you know how to make your own frappe at home. So simple to blend and much cheaper than the mocha frappe McDonald’s and Starbucks sell.

And if you love Starbucks drinks, try my Iced caramel macchiato recipe or the popular iced chocolate almond milk shaken espresso.

If you prefer a hot peppermint mocha coffee, try my homemade peppermint mocha coffee creamer recipe.

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Peppermint Mocha Frappe

This rich and creamy peppermint mocha frappe is more dessert than healthy smoothie!
With a decadent blend of coffee, chocolate pudding and mint, this iced mocha frappuccino recipe is a delicious alternative to expensive Starbucks or McDonald's coffee drinks.
5 from 1 vote
Servings: 2 drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes



  • Blend all ingredients except whipped cream and extra crushed candies in a blender until smooth.
  • Pour into two tall glasses.
  • Top each glass with whipped cream and extra crushed mint candies (optional).


  1. This recipe uses 1 pre-made chocolate pudding cup (3.5oz). You can also buy crystals and make at home.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 372mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 251IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 213mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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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