Make your own frozen mocha right at home with this easy Mocha Frappe Recipe.

Mocha Frappe Recipe

We live in what may be described as, well, “out in the boonies.” Of course I know that there are many people out there who live in much boonier places, but technically, culturally, and physically we live “out in the boonies.” Which means no coffee. Kidding, we have coffee, but do you ever wake up with a craving for that sweet, frozen, delectable coffee treat only found at the very best of coffee chain stores? Well that sweet, frozen, delectable treat is about 20 minutes away, one way. There are only so many errands to be run in that general direction to justify the trip, so most days it’s just me, my wits and my coffee maker, plus a blender if I’m in the mood for a blended beverage.

Thankfully, I’ve whipped up this simple Mocha Frappe Recipe (or Frozen Mocha Latte) many a day. Whatever you want to call it, it’s super quick, and a fraction of the travel time to our local coffee shop, not-to-mention a fraction of the cost. Plus, it has less calories, sugar and fat than your regular coffee shop find, because you can control what goes in it. Feel free to substitute whatever kind of creamer and sweetener you prefer if you have dietary restrictions or are avoiding dairy. This frappe recipe isn’t as sickly sweet as a regular Frappuccino, so if you’ve got a sweet tooth you may want to add a little more sugar. And you can. Since you’ll be making it in your own home you can do whatever you want. It’s a free coffee-making country, after all. Amen.

Mocha Frappe Recipe

With this Mocha Frappe Recipe comes a motto, BYOB, or Be Your Own Barista. You don’t need someone in a visor and an apron to make some dang good coffee, it can come right out of your own kitchen. So crank up your blender and not the car, because there’s a frozen mocha coming your way! And for anothe refreshing beverage, check out this easy Thai Iced Tea Recipe from White on Rice Couple.

Mocha Frappe Recipe

Mocha Frappe Recipe

Mocha Frappe Recipe

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

An easy homemade version of your favorite frozen blended coffee beverage.


  • 2 cups strong coffee
  • 2 tablespoons sugar*
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 2 cups ice (or more as needed)


  1. Add coffee, sugar, cocoa powder and half and half to the pitcher of a blender. Blend until combined.**
  2. Coffee mixture should be cool. If not add a few cubes of ice; blend to cool down. Once cool, add remaining ice and blend until smooth.


*Adjust sweetness to preference. **Coffee mixture can be made ahead, covered and chilled in refrigerator until ready to blend with ice.

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Originally published August 3, 2015.