How to Make Your Own Frappe Powder

Do you love indulging in frozen blended coffee drinks like frappes and Frappuccinos? These icy, creamy coffee beverages are delicious, but buying them at coffee shops can get expensive.

How to Make Your Own Frappe Powder

Luckily, you can easily make your own homemade frappe powder to blend tasty coffee drinks at home whenever you want.

Frappe powder is a dry mixture of instant coffee, sweeteners, powdered milk or creamer, and other ingredients. This powder acts as a base that you can simply scoop and blend with ice and milk or water to create frozen blended coffee drinks, like frappes or Frappuccinos.

Pre-made frappe powder allows you to skip several steps in the frappe-making process. Rather than brewing fresh coffee, measuring out various liquids and powders, and blending each ingredient separately, the powder does all the work for you.

Key Takeaway: Frappe powder contains pre-mixed coffee, sweeteners, milk powder, and other ingredients so you can easily make blended coffee drinks by just adding ice and milk.

Benefits of Homemade Frappe Powder

Whipping up frappes is as easy as blend and serve when you have homemade frappe powder on hand. Here are some of the biggest benefits:

  • Saves time - No need to brew coffee or gather multiple ingredients each time. Just scoop and blend!
  • Customizable flavors - Change up the coffee, sweetener, and mix-in flavors to create your perfect frappe.
  • Money saver - Far cheaper than buying fancy coffee drinks. Estimate just $0.25-$0.50 per serving.
  • Fun to experiment - Try different coffee and flavors like chocolate, vanilla, caramel, etc.
  • Long shelf life - Frappe powder keeps up to a year when stored properly. Enjoy it for months!

Overall, having your own pre-made powder on hand makes whipping up a delicious blended coffee treat fast, fun, and affordable!

How to Make Homemade Frappe Powder

How to Make Your Own Frappe Powder

How to Make Your Own Frappe Powder - Recipe

Creating your own frappe powder only takes about 5 minutes. Follow this easy recipe:



  • Add all ingredients to a container or food processor.
  • Mix or process until fully blended into a fine powder.
  • Store in an airtight container up to 1 year.

From there, just add milk or water and ice then blend to create your drinks!

Tip: Adjust coffee and cocoa amounts to your taste preference for strength.

How to Use Homemade Frappe Powder

Using your handy homemade powder to make pillowy, ice-cold frappes is so easy.

Blending Directions

For one 8-10 oz blended drink:

  • 1-11⁄2 cups ice
  • 1⁄3-1⁄2 cup frappe powder
  • 1⁄4 cup water or milk

Add ice to blender first. Pulse to crush ice, then add powder and liquid. Blend until smooth and pour into a glass. Top with whipped cream if desired!

Pro Tips:

  • Use coffee ice cubes to prevent dilution
  • Play around with mix-ins like chocolate chips or caramel sauce
  • Top with chopped nuts, cocoa powder, sprinkles - get creative!
Type of FrappeMix Add-InsToppings
MochaChocolate sauce, cocoa powderChocolate shavings
CaramelCaramel sauce, butterscotch chipsCaramel drizzle
StrawberryStrawberry sauce, freeze-dried strawberriesFresh strawberry slices

The options are endless when you make your own powder!

Favorite Homemade Frappe Powder Recipes

Once you master the basic homemade frappe powder recipe, try customizing your own signature mixes!

Simple Vanilla Powder

Snickerdoodle Mix

  • 1⁄2 cup instant coffee
  • 3⁄4 cup brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup powdered creamer
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt

Cookies & Cream

  • 1⁄2 cup instant coffee
  • 3⁄4 cup white sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup powdered creamer
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1⁄4 cup cookie crumbles
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt

Get creative with the ingredients and flavors! The options for custom frappe powders are endless.

Key Takeaway: Customize your own signature frappe powder by adjusting the coffee, sweeteners, creamer, and fun flavor mix-ins.


How long does homemade frappe powder last?

Stored properly in an airtight container in a cool, dark place, homemade frappe powder will keep for up to 1 year.

What can I use instead of coffee in my frappe powder?

If you want to avoid caffeine, you can use decaf coffee or leave out the coffee altogether and use extra cocoa powder or vanilla extract for flavor.

What is the best milk to use in frappes?

Any type of milk works well, including dairy milk, nut milks, oat milk, etc. For richer flavor, use a higher fat content milk.

Do I need a powerful blender to make frappes?

While any blender can work, a high speed blender like a Vitamix or Ninja will blend ice better for ultra-smooth, creamy frappes.

What sweeteners work well in frappe powder?

You can use white sugar, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, stevia, or other sweeteners. Powdered sweeteners dissolve easier than granulated.


From saving money to customizing flavors, whipping up tasty coffee frappes with homemade powder is fun and easy.

Sarah Cortez
Sarah Cortez

My name is Sarah and I'm a baker who loves trying out new recipes and flavor combinations. I decided to challenge myself to use a new spice or ingredient powder in my baking each week for a year. Some successes were the cardamom sugar cookies, vivid turmeric cake, and beetroot chocolate cupcakes. Failures included the bitter neem brownies and overwhelmingly hot ghost pepper snickerdoodles. Through this experience I've discovered amazing additions to spice up desserts while learning how to balance strong flavors. Follow my journey as I push the boundaries of baking with unique powders!

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