If you love Starbuck’s Java Chip Frap, then this homemade version will not only save you a trip to your local coffee shop, but your wallet will thank you as well! I loving bringing you copycat recipes and this one has to be one of my all time favorite make at home Starbucks copycat drinks!
Copycat Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino Recipe with Java Chips
We love Starbucks copycat recipes! It’s so nice to be able to make your favorite decadent beverage and coffee drinks right from your own kitchen and this particular java chip frappe mix is amazing in the summer because unlike a hot drink, it’s also a refreshing sweet chocolate drink that you’ll enjoy on those warm sunny days!
Ingredients for a Copycat Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino
(exact measurements are in the printable recipe card below!)
- espresso or strong brewed coffee
- chocolate syrup, or to taste
- java chips, or to taste
(if you don’t have java chips you can use regular chocolate chips)
- Ice (see notes)
*I recently discovered these espresso chips made by Nestle Toll House and they are amazing!
How to make a homemade Java Chip Frappuccino (just like Starbucks!)
- Combine the espresso, milk, chocolate syrup, and chocolate chips in a high speed blender. Blend until smooth– about 30 seconds.
- Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream and additional chocolate syrup, if desired. Enjoy immediately.
Java Chip Frappuccino Recipe Notes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
This drink is best served as soon as it’s made– I don’t recommend making it in advance.
You can adjust the amount of ice you use depending on how thick you like your Frappuccino. I used 1.5 cups of ice but use anywhere from 1-2 cups depending on how thick you like your Frappuccino.
I like to use whole milk or 2% for these drinks but you can use skim milk if you like. If you prefer a strong coffee flavor, make sure to use a darker blend of coffee or a strong shot of espresso. The taste of chocolate is essential to this drink and if you want a more dramatic frap flavor, you might consider going with a dark chocolate or mocha sauce topping. To do this, I’d put your heavy whipping cream on the top, and then drizzle chocolate over the top for a most fabulous copycat version of a Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino!
How to Serve Your Java Chip Frappuccino
Serve your homemade Java Chip Frap drinks in tall glasses – there is nothing better than an iced coffee on a hot day, and this blended version of an icy java beverage will provide endless java joy for all coffee fans!
Speaking of favorite things for Starbucks coffee fans – did you ever try the Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino ice cream? I believe it was discontinued, but oh my goodness it was amazing! So even though you can’t get Starbucks ice cream anymore, this homemade version of Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino might just be the next best thing!!
Java Chip Frap Toppings
If you were to order this in a Starbucks, you would order a Java Chip Frap and this is pretty much what they would make you. This drink comes with or without whipped topping (I’m a “hold the whip” kinda coffee girl) but if you make a Java Chip Frap at home, you can get creative. We like to sprinkle ground java chips on top for a special fancy look!
What are Java Chips you ask? Java chips are the a coffee lovers dream! As mentioned above, these espresso chips made by Nestle Toll House and they are amazing! I actually use them in my homemade banana bread recipes and several of my cookie recipes. If you love coffee, these yummy chips are a must add to your pantry!
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Java Chip Frappuccino Recipe
- ½ cup espresso or strong brewed coffee
- ½ cup milk
- 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup, or to taste
- 2 tablespoons java chips, or to taste
- (if you don't have java chips you can use regular chocolate chips)
- Ice (see notes)
Combine the espresso, milk, chocolate syrup, and chocolate chips in a high speed blender. Blend until smooth-- about 30 seconds.
Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream and additional chocolate syrup, if desired. Enjoy immediately.
This drink is best served as soon as it’s made-- I don’t recommend making it in advance.
I used about 1.5 cups of ice but use anywhere from 1-2 cups depending on how thick you like your Frappuccino.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 285Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 2gSugar: 31gProtein: 6g
*just an estimate
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