Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino Recipe
Have you sampled the Starbucks Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino? It’s delicious. But it’s also expensive and chock-full of processed syrups and ingredients.
What if I told you it’s easy to make at home, no fancy equipment or special syrups needed? Well, it is! Read on for the best Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino copycat recipe on the internet.
What You Need
- ½ Cup espresso, or strong brewed coffee
- ½ Cup milk
- 4 Oreo cookies, broken in pieces
- ¼ Cup chocolate chips
- 2 Tablespoons chocolate syrup
- 1 Cup ice cubes
- Whipped cream
- Special equipment: blender
30 minutes – This reflects the time required to brew and cool the coffee.
A few notes on the recipe:
- You can use any coffee, but the bold flavor of a dark roast will best stand up to the drink’s sweetness. There is no need to use top-quality coffee because the amount of added ingredients ensures the coffee’s subtleties will be lost.
- If you want to mimic Starbucks, use whole milk. However, any milk or plant-based milk can work. Those with a higher fat content will yield a richer, creamier version. For more mocha flavor, you can also use chocolate milk.
- You don’t have to use the Oreo cookies brand; any chocolate sandwich cookie will work.
- Varying the cookie can be a fun way to play with flavors. There are nearly 100 different Oreos now, from pistachio to salted caramel.
- For extra intensity, make coffee ice cubes. To prepare coffee ice cubes, add brewed coffee to ice cube trays. Consider using decaf to keep this drink’s caffeine content reasonable.
How to Make a Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino
Though a Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino has a lot of ingredients, preparing one is only a few simple steps. As long as you have a blender, you’re most of the way there.
Don’t have a blender? You’ll want to try some of our other iced coffee recipes.
Let’s get started on this Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino recipe!
Step 1: Make espresso or coffee.
Espresso is the best choice. Its rich and bittersweet flavor is the perfect foil for all that added mocha cookie crumble sweetness. Keep in mind that a half cup is between 3 and 4 double shots, so be prepared to be heavily caffeinated.
New to preparing espresso? Check out this article on how to use an espresso machine.
Very strong coffee will also do the trick if you don’t have an espresso machine. A Moka pot is an excellent way to prepare a strong coffee, as is a French press with a high ratio of coffee to water.
Pop the coffee in the fridge for 20 minutes and let it cool to room temperature.
Pro tip: Depending on whether you make coffee or espresso, you will need ground coffee of a different size – finer for espresso, coarser for coffee.
Consult this grind chart for the details. If you don’t have a grinder, we have some advice on how to grind coffee beans if you do not have a machine.
Step 2: Blend the ingredients
Add the espresso, ice cubes, chocolate chips, chocolate syrup, Oreos, and milk to a blender. Blend it until you get the appropriate creamy texture. Don’t blend too long or the heat generated will melt the ice, leaving a watery drink.
Pour into a pre-chilled glass, which I promise will make it taste even better than that plastic Starbucks to-go cup.
Pro tip: If you don’t have access to a powerful blender, using crushed rather than cubed ice will make blending easier.
Step 3: Add toppings
The game’s name here is decadence – this is not a diet drink – so you’d be remiss not to add gluttony of toppings. At the minimum, an attractive swirl of sweetened whipped cream is mandatory. Better yet, go for chocolate or vanilla whipped cream, easily made by adding cocoa powder or vanilla extract.
But don’t stop there. Take one Oreo cookie to add some more chocolate cookie crumble on top, and add an extra drizzle of chocolate sauce. At Starbucks, they top the real thing with “mocha drizzle” rather than chocolate sauce.
Pro tip: To make your mocha sauce, add equal parts brewed coffee, cocoa powder, and white sugar to a saucepan and simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes.
If you want something sweet but less crumbly, then this Starbucks-copycat toasted white chocolate mocha recipe is worth looking at.
With this copycat recipe, now you’re ready to enjoy one of Starbucks’ tastiest treats at home for a fraction of the cost! The Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino may not be the healthiest coffee drink, but it is sweet, cool, and delicious – perfect for a steamy summer afternoon. Go ahead, treat yourself.
A frappuccino is a type of drink trademarked by Starbucks, though at this point, this style is ubiquitous at many coffee shops (1). It relies on a base of coffee and blended ice to give it a smooth texture. It often includes syrups for added flavor, color, and sweetness, and a whipped cream topping is common.
A Mocha is a warm drink that adds chocolate to the traditional latte ingredients of espresso and steamed milk. The chocolate can either be cocoa powder and sugar or chocolate syrup. The name comes from the port city of Mocha, Yemen, an early coffee trading center.
You can’t make a hot frappuccino because it relies on blended ice for its thick texture. You can achieve a similar thickness in a hot drink by using frothed milk, whipped cream, or adding an egg. However, if you’re looking for a seasonal drink for the cooler months, consider our Mexican Hot Chocolate Mocha Coffee recipe.
- MacNeil, C. (2021, September 8). The History of the Frappuccino: A Tale in the Importance of Outside Perspective. Retrieved from https://investmenttalk.substack.com/p/the-history-of-the-frappuccino-a?s=r