EFF logo for round

Homemade Frappe Mix Recipe

I admit it.  I am in love with icy mixes of delicious coffee and cocoa.  I use to pick one up when I went to town, even though I knew they were full of awful syrups and who knows what else.

Not only did I not know what I was consuming, it was expensive!  A small frappe, iced capp, etc. can run $2.50-$5 a piece depending on where you buy it.  I was tired of the whole thing, so I decided to play with a recipe of my own.  It took a little trial and error, but I’ve ended up with a recipe that I think is the bees knees.  I actually prefer it over buying one at any place I’ve tried them (no more corn syrup flavor!).  The mix does contain creamer, and I know it’s not the most healthy thing in the world but it’s a small amount and well, I’m shamefully addicted.

I won’t make you wait any longer.  This is my delicious iced capp/frappe recipe.  If you try it out, I’d love to hear what you think and/or how you like to use the mix!

Also, if you’re like me and miss the feel of one of those great cups in your hand, try out a reusable cold cup like this one!  I have two and just love them.

Homemade Frappe Mix
Write a review
  1. 1/2 c instant coffee (adjust to taste) (don't do caffeine? use decaf!)
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1 cup non-fat dry milk powder (one package)
  4. 1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
  5. 1/3 cup baking cocoa (adjust to taste)
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. Mix all ingredients together well (I like to dump them all in my food processor to mix well).
  2. If you like a stronger/weaker coffee or mocha flavor, adjust those two ingredients accordingly.
  3. Stores perfectly in a 1 quart jar for up to a year.
To make a perfect frappe/iced capp.
  1. 1 1/2 cup crushed ice + 1/3 cup mocha mix + 1/4 cup water + 1/4 cup milk = Bliss
  2. I like to toss my crushed ice into my food processor first and blend until it looks a bit like snow, add mix & water, process until well blended and then add in my milk. I blend just until it's mixed (7-10 seconds).
The Eco-Friendly Family

Other ways to try this mix!

Mocha Milk Shake
1/4 cup mix + splash of milk + vanilla ice cream

Cold Coffee
1 cup of milk + 1 cup of cold water + 1/4 cup mix

Iced Coffee
1 cup water heated, pour in 1/2 cup mix, add 1 cup milk and then pour over ice.

Mix it up!
Use flavored creamers for a twist.

Not a Coffee Lover?
This makes a great mix without the coffee in it.  Use it in any of the above recipe methods for an icy chocolate treat.  My kids love it!

Nutritional Info:
Mix (not including added milk) – 140 Calories & 2g Fat (can be reduced by using non-fat creamer)

Made with Whole Milk – 177 Calories & 4g Fat
Made with 2% Milk – 147.5 Caloreis & 3.25g Fat
Made with 1% Milk – 142.5 Calories & 2.75g Fat
Made with Fat Free Milk – 143 Calories & 2g Fat
Milk nutritional content is based on Stonyfield Organic Milk

For reference:
McDonalds Frappe (16 oz no whipped cream or chocolate drizzle) – 470 Calories & 17g Fat
Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino (16 oz without whipped cream) – 260 Calories & 3.5g Fat
Tim Horton’s Iced Cappuchinno (16 oz without whipped cream) – 250 Calories & 2g Fat


For a little more fun, check out my Low Cal Iced Coffee Recipe.

  • About Me

  • © 2023 Breathe Love Play, LLC. All Rights Reserved

    This website accepts select banner advertising and features affiliate links which help me generate income.