Decadent Peppermint Mocha Frappe Recipe

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.

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

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About Our Peppermint Mocha Frappe Recipe

There are many different ways to make a homemade mocha frappe.

We love a healthy coffee drink as much as the next person, but this time we decided to throw a few extra ingredients in to make our coffee frappe recipe extra tasty.

So whilst our peppermint mocha frappuccino recipe couldn’t be classified as healthy, it is certainly creamy and delicious and is the perfect 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 are not alone! See our explanation here.

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Homemade Mocha Frappe Ingredients

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

What type of coffee for a Mocha coffee smoothie

We have used cold brew coffee in our 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 our 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) we have used chocolate pudding in our DIY mocha frappuccino.

Buy it pre-made from the supermarket, or make from pudding crystals from the pantry.


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

We love Torani Peppermint Syrup. You can see it here.

Add as little or as much as you want for a fresh minty flavor.

How To Make A Mocha Frappe At Home

If you are 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 two tall glasses 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.

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Extra Tips To Make Mocha Frappuccino At Home

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.

Love Starbucks drinks? Try our Iced caramel macchiato recipe or the popular iced chocolate almond milk shaken espresso.

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

More Coffee Recipes To Try

See more great recipes with coffee here. If you want to make great coffee at home, read about the best coffee beans here.

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Peppermint Mocha Frappe

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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.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup of cold brew coffee
  • 1 cup of chocolate pudding
  • ½ tsp mint extract
  • Crushed mint candies
  • Whipped cream for garnish (optional)
  • Extra crushed mint candies for garnish (optional)


  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth
  2. Pour into two tall glasses
  3. Top with whipped cream and extra crushed mint candies if desired.


Chocolate pudding can be purchased pre-made or as crystals to make at home.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 264mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 0gSugar: 31gProtein: 8g

Please note that nutrition information is a computer generated estimate and should not be interpreted as a dietitian's advice. Values can vary greatly among brands, amounts and ingredients used.

About Rachel Rodda

Founder of Creators of Coffee, Rachel is a passionate coffee lover, SCA member and former barista, who also loves to research and share practical tips on everything to do with coffee. Favorite way to make coffee: With an Espresso Machine

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