For the coffee lovers in your family, try making this mocha frappe & easy iced coffee~2 Starbucks copycat recipes that taste FAB and are FAR less expensive than the coffee shop!
If you love coffee as much as we do, I hope you’ll try the mocha frappe & easy iced coffee~2 Starbucks copycat recipes that I crafted to curb our coffee cravings. We love these recipes!
Let’s start with the mocha frappe (pictured above). I created this iced mocha drink as a copycat of bottled Starbucks Mocha Frappucino. I absolutely LOVE the Starbucks version~but this one runs a very close second!
This recipe is the result of a bit of experimentation on my part after reading myriad amazon reviews of Via iced coffee. I took ideas, suggestions, and tips from reviewers about ways to use Via. I played around with a few ingredients and tweaked the recipe until I got it just right.
I buy my Starbucks Via Iced Coffee at Target. Each box contains 5 Via packets and will make five 16-ounce drinks. Each packet contains 100 calories, so if you add skim milk and a smidge of chocolate syrup, the total calories is in the 200 range.
Shaking the drink is what gives it the smooth consistency and frothy top. I use 16-ounce Bell jars and shake the frappe with half of the milk before adding the rest and shaking again. This is a whopping portion of caffeine AND calories, so I drink these sparingly or share with one of the girls. The recipe is below.
- 1 packet Starbucks Via Iced Coffee
- 2 cups cold skim milk
- ice cubes to fill jar
- 2 TB chocolate syrup
- Fill a 16 ounce glass jar with ice cubes.
- Pour Via and chocolate syrup over ice cubes.
- Add milk. Attach lid to jar and shake vigorously.
- When coffee is blended, remove lid, add straw, and enjoy!
Finally, the easiest one of the bunch for sure~thanks to all the coffee concentrate lining store shelves these days. This really isn’t a set recipe; it takes tweaking to individual strengths and tastes. This post is more of an inspiration to try this easy, cheaper than Starbucks version of iced coffee.
College kids LOVE this; my daughters’ friends make these often when they come over. For kids with a fridge in their dorm, this is a great way to have coffee on the ready without having to leave the room.
Easy Iced Coffee
- Cold Brew Concentrate
- Milk (skim or 2%)
- stevia (optional)
- 1-2 TB vanilla creamer
- Pour 1/4 cup coffee into cup (or to strength preference).
- Add milk almost to the top.
- Add stevia & creamer.
- Stir; adjust ingredients until desired strength & flavor.
Note: We love Cool Brew coffee concentrate, but there ary myriad options on store shelves.
Just make sure you buy coffee concentrate with pure coffee~not lattes or coffee drinks mixed with milk, sugar, etc…..
So there you have it~ 2 Starbucks copycat recipes from my home to yours! If you try either or both, I’d LOVE your feedback! If you have any coffee drink recipes to share, please do. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!