Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino
Pumpkin Spice Frappuccinos are all the rage this season, but the price doesn’t exactly work for me. That’s why I came up with this delicious Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino recipe. I am not a coffee drinker, but I do have a weakness for Starbucks.
There is nothing wrong with treating yourself once in a while, right? But if you want to enjoy those delicious treats without breaking the bank, making them at home is the way to go. Plus, you can actually pick the ingredients that are going into your drinks. I don’t want to think about the chemicals that are being used to make these dreamy drinks. Here is my version (which I think tastes a tad better than Starbucks) of the infamous Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino. Hope you love it as much as I do!
This recipe makes about 2 medium size drinks
- 1 cup low fat milk
- 1/2 cup Vanilla Ice Cream (Strong coffee for Coffee based drink)
- 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup simple syrup – or to taste* (recipe below)
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or All Spice
- 1 to 2 cups crushed ice
- Redi Whip
- Pumpkin pie spice for garnish
- Pour the first 5 ingredients into a blender. Mix on medium until thoroughly combined.
- Add ice and blend until the frappuccino is smooth and without chunks of ice. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.
Be sure not to over mix! You don’t want it to be too runny.
Simple Syrup Recipe:
In a medium saucepan combine 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of water. Heat on medium until sugar is dissolved.
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We all know that I am a lover of Starbucks. What I don’t love is their prices. I mean, how can they feel good about charging so much and giving so little? Anyway, I have quite the collection of copycat Starbucks recipes and this Vanilla Bean Frappuccino is one of my favs. It’s easy to make and taste just like the expensive one. Probably even better!
In honor of the new Frap flavors I’ve come up with an alternative! Make your own at home and take these bad boys with you! They are super easy and CHEAP to make.
While going Starbucks daily sounds like a dream come true, it can also get pricey. I LOVE their Frappuccinos but HATE the price tag that comes with them. When I do treat myself to one every now and again, it runs me a whopping $4.85 a pop. For someone as cheap as me it gives me a slight pain in the heart every time I hand over my card to be swiped.