Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino (Healthy Copycat)

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This rich and creamy healthy Starbucks mocha Frappuccino copycat has all of the chocolate and coffee flavor you want with none of the guilt!

Healthy Starbucks mocha Frappuccino.

Coffee and chocolate are a flavor match made in heaven which is why it is no surprise that the Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino is so popular. Cool, creamy, rich and chocolatey – what’s not to love? Well, the 370 calories and 51 grams of sugar make it hard for me to love it. As tempting as the flavor combination is, I figured I could just as easily make a similar drink at home without all of the added fats. Saving you calories and money, here is my Healthy Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino Copycat.


  • Coffee: Use your favorite! I typically use a strong brewed coffee that I then chill, but you could use a cold brew from the store as well.
  • Half and half: Helping to give the drink that creamy texture and taste.
  • Cocoa powder: Adds that classic, rich chocolate flavor.
  • Maple syrup: Instead of using a bunch of added processed sugars, I use maple syrup to sweeten the drink in a natural way.
  • Vanilla extract: Sweetens and enhances the chocolate flavor of the drink.
  • Sea salt: Balances out the sweet and rich taste of the Frappuccino.

How to Make Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino (Healthy Copycat)

Adding cold brew to blender

Start your healthy Starbucks mocha Frappuccino by adding your coffee to a blender.

Adding milk to blender

Then add your half and half to the coffee.

Adding cocoa powder

Next add the cocoa powder and a pinch of sea salt.

Adding vanilla to blender

Followed by the vanilla extract.

Adding maple syrup to blender

Drizzle in the maple syrup.

Adding ice to blender

Then finish with some ice cubes.

Blending mocha frappuccino

Put the lid on, then blend until creamy and smooth. If you want a thicker drink, just add more ice!

Garnishing Starbucks mocha Frappuccino (healthy copycat).

Once it reaches your desired consistency, poor into a glass and top with some whipped cream and chocolate chips if you wish. Enjoy your Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino (Healthy Copycat)!

Easy Substitutions

  • Make it dairy-free. You could use almond milk, oat milk, or even coconut milk instead of half and half to make this drink dairy free.
  • Change out the sweetener. Instead of maple syrup, you could use honey, or if you have liquid stevia, you could use that and it would cut the calories even more!

Frequently Asked Qestions:

What is a Starbucks mocha Frappuccino?

It’s a frozen/blended drink from Starbucks that usually uses whole milk, Frappuccino syrup, instant coffee, and chocolate sauce. It’s blended with ice and then topped with whipped cream.

How much caffeine is in a mocha Frappuccino?

From Starbucks, the drink has 110mg of caffeine. When you make it from home, it’ll vary depending on the coffee you use as the base.

Can you make these drinks ahead of time?

Yes, you can keep it in the freezer! For the most convenience, I’d recommend freezing individual servings in freezer safe cups with a lid.

Starbucks Mocha frappuccino

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Liz drinking Starbucks mocha Frappuccino (healthy copycat).

A delicious way to start your day, or a tasty treat in the afternoon, this healthy Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino will satisfy your craving without any guilt.

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Healthy starbucks mocha frappuccino

Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino (Healthy Copycat)

4.43 stars average
This rich and creamy healthy Starbucks mocha Frappuccino copycat has all of the chocolate and coffee flavor you want with none of the guilt!
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes


  • 2 cups strong brewed coffee (chilled)
  • ¼ cup half and half (or almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • ice
  • whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings (optional garnish)


  • Combine coffee, half and half, cocoa powder, vanilla, maple syrup and salt in a blender. Puree until smooth about 30-60 seconds. Add a scoop or two of ice and puree for additional 45-60 seconds on high.
  • Pour into a glass and garnish with whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings.

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For a thicker consistency, add more ice.


Serving: 1glassCalories: 78kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 25mgPotassium: 251mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 107IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 1mg
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82 responses to “Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino (Healthy Copycat)”

  1. Angie | Big Bear's Wife Avatar
    Angie | Big Bear’s Wife

    mm mm mm When I was in college I drank Starbucks every single day and then I got a job there and probably drank it 2-3 times a day. I will admit that I LOVE Starbucks, but making them at home (and ones that are better for me) would be 100% better!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I always secretly wanted to work at Starbucks – that’s so cool!!!

  2. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen Avatar
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen

    I absolutely love this, Liz! Such a great guilt-free treat. In high school and college I had no problem throwing back fraps on a regular basis. I probably haven’t had one in 10 years….it just feels like a lot of empty calories that I can’t justify. If I’m gonna splurge, pass me an ice cream cone :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      “Throwing back fraps” – I LOVE THAT PHRASE!! I work remotely from my Starbucks a lot and I always see skinny kids sucking them back like candy. Oh to be young. :)

  3. Allyson Avatar

    How are you SO BRILLIANT? :-) this is a great idea. You rock, Liz!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      LOL!! I love you and miss you!! xoxo

  4. Tieghan Avatar

    Whoa! amazing!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks sista!

  5. steph@stephsbitebybite Avatar

    Come to mama!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Sending one your way!

  6. Maegan @ The BakerMama Avatar
    Maegan @ The BakerMama

    You made my morning! I love Mocha Frappuccinos in the summer, but they are way too expensive and unhealthy to drink everyday. I can’t wait to try your healthy homemade version!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I know – they are so pricey and I love the idea of being able to make them at home!

  7. Julia Avatar

    I love this lighter version!! I honestly never get these fancy drinks because of the calories. I must try this!!

  8. Erin | The Law Student's WIfe Avatar
    Erin | The Law Student’s WIfe

    Liz, I love this. Every time I walk into a starbucks (which is rare, but still) I stand there at look longingly at the Frap board, then remind myself I’d rather have a milkshake…and that $6 the frap would set me back. So excited to see this recipe–my wallet (and my waistline) thank you!

  9. taylor @ taylormade Avatar
    taylor @ taylormade

    this is awesome! I occasionally order the “light” mocha frap from starbucks, but I love the idea of making your own and knowing exactly what goes into it. so many calories, fat grams, and sugar grams saved — not to mention $$! Mmm can’t wait to try :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I know – the light drinks are tempting but often that means they are made with even more chemicals/artificial sweeteners. I hope you enjoy this version!!

  10. Aggie Avatar

    Funny, I don’t go for donuts either – not worth the calories in my opinion! I don’t order the fancy drinks at Starbucks anymore for the same reason (I used to be a sucker for pumpkin spice latte & I always have a dilemma with the artificial sugar free options). The calories in those drinks are a killer!! I can’t wait to try this, I’ve been wondering about those flavored stevia drops, I saw them at my health food store, will pick up chocolate next time! :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I feel the same way!! I remember in college I would get caramel macchiatos all the time. Now that I’ve lost the weight I just can’t go there mentally. The stevia drops are a life saver!! You can buy them all on amazon (link in the recipe) if you don’t have a store near you that sells them. That’s usually what I do since I hate shopping with the little one – hahah.