Enjoy a homemade Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino, inspired by Starbucks. This copycat drink recipe is full of coffee, milk and ice blended with buttery caramel syrup. It's then crowned with fluffy whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and a caramel-sugar crunch.
Treat yourself to the ultimate indulgence with a homemade Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino, inspired by the iconic Starbucks creation.
You'll surely delight in every sip as this delectable drink combines the incredible blend of coffee, milk, and ice, with a rich caramel syrup.
What makes this caramel frappuccino next level, is the ribbons of caramel sauce on the fluffy whipped cream, and then the crunch of crushed hard caramel candies. It is luxurious, sweet, energising and out-of-this-world good!
It's also super easy and you can have it ready in just 5 minutes!
This Starbucks copycat recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings and awaken your taste buds with this homemade rendition of the beloved Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino.
If you love coffee, be sure to also try Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew (Starbucks Copycat), Coffee Milk, Coffee Syrup, or Cardamom Cold Brew Iced Coffee!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Indulge in the flavors of a popular Starbucks beverage without leaving the comfort of your home with this copycat recipe.
- With a preparation time of just 5 minutes, you can satisfy your cravings in no time.
- Enjoy the deliciousness of a Frappuccino at a fraction of the price you would pay at a coffee shop.
- Adjust the sweetness, coffee strength, or caramel intensity to tailor the Frappuccino to your preferences.
- It's a tasty way to enjoy a special cold coffee right at home.
Starbucks is a global coffeehouse chain that has grown to become one of the largest and most influential in the world. They offer customers a wide range of beverages, including espresso-based drinks, brewed coffee, teas, and speciality concoctions like Frappuccinos.
Disclaimer: Starbucks, the Starbucks logo, and the Starbucks Frappuccino are registered trademarks of Starbucks Corporation. This recipe is a homemade copycat version and is not affiliated with or endorsed by Starbucks.
- Ice: Provides the chilly texture that makes Frappuccinos so refreshing.
- Milk: Adds a creamy and smooth consistency to the beverage, complementing the coffee and caramel flavors.
- Brewed Coffee: Offers a robust coffee base that serves as the foundation of the Frappuccino. Just make your favorite coffee and let it go cold.
- Caramel Sauce: Brings a delectable sweetness and a rich caramel flavor that elevates the drink. Buy a can or make your own homemade caramel sauce.
- Whipped Cream: Provides a velvety and creamy topping, adding to the overall indulgence.
- Crushed Hard Caramel Candies: Offers a delightful crunch and an extra burst of caramel flavor. I use Werther's original hard caramel candies and crush them up with a Ziploc bag and rolling pin.
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Follow this step-by-step photo tutorial, then scroll down to the recipe card for the full ingredients list and method.
To crush the hard caramel candies, add a few to a ziplock bag, then crush them with a rolling pin to break them up. Set aside.
Add the ice, milk, coffee and caramel sauce to a blender and blend until not-quite-smooth.
Drizzle a little caramel sauce into the edges of the glasses (optional), and pour in the caramel frappuccino.
Top with whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce and the crushed caramel candies.
Serve immediately and enjoy.
While the classic Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino is a treat on its own, here are a few variations to explore and customize according to your taste:
- Chocolate Delight: Add a tablespoon of chocolate syrup to the blender for a luscious caramel-chocolate fusion.
- Nutty Bliss: Sprinkle crushed roasted nuts, such as almonds or pecans, on top of the whipped cream for an added layer of texture and flavor.
- Extra Caffeine Boost: For those in need of an extra kick, incorporate a shot of espresso into the blender along with the cold brewed coffee.
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Crushed Caramel Candies: To crush the hard caramel candies, place a few of them in a ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to break them into small pieces. This will create the perfect crunchy texture.
Blending Consistency: Blend the ice, milk, coffee, and caramel sauce until the mixture is not-quite-smooth. This will allow for a bit of texture in the Frappuccino.
Caramel Drizzle: For an added touch of indulgence, drizzle a little caramel sauce along the edges of the serving glasses before pouring in the caramel Frappuccino.
While coffee contributes to the signature flavor profile of this beverage, you can omit it if you prefer a caffeine-free version. Simply skip the brewed coffee and proceed with the rest of the ingredients. Alternatively, use decaf coffee.
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Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat)
- 1 cup ice 240g
- 1 cup milk 240ml
- ½ cup brewed coffee cold, 120ml
- 4 tablespoons caramel sauce
- Caramel sauce
- Whipped cream
- 2 tablespoons crushed hard caramel candies I use Werther’s
- To crush the hard caramel candies, add a few to a ziplock bag, then crush them with a rolling pin to break them up. Set aside.
- Add the ice, milk, coffee and caramel sauce to a blender and blend until not-quite-smooth.
- Drizzle a little caramel sauce into the edges of the glasses (optional), and pour in the caramel frappuccino.
- Top with whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce and the crushed caramel candies.
- Serve immediately and enjoy.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.