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How to Make a Peppermint Frappuccino

This is how to make a peppermint frappuccino at home with just 3 ingredients! Easy Frozen Coffee recipe to make a copycat Starbucks frappuccino at home.

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Have you ever wondered how to make a peppermint frappuccino at home??!! Well I did and I started experimenting in my kitchen. I came up with the easiest and tastiest way to make any type of frappuccino at home using just 3 ingredients….seriously, I made a  pumpkin frappuccino at home too. Let me show you how to make a homemade peppermint frappuccino this time! Special thanks to Nutri Ninja® for sponsoring this post. (affiliate links present)

Peppermint Frappuccino Recipe

It looks pretty yummy doesn’t it??!! Perfect for the holidays and you can make it without the coffee for the kiddos so it is kinda’ like a peppermint slushee of sorts, they will love it. Use any flavor you love but during the Christmas time this is always a hit.

When making a Frozen Coffee you’ll want a decent blender. This one is great when making one for you but if you want to make a larger batch for a crowd just use a regular one as you would if making a smoothie or something.

How to make a peppermint frappuccino

How is Starbucks Frappuccino made?

If you have a coffee maker or espresso machine at home, some ice, and flavored creamer (of any kind) you too can make a homemade frappuccino. We happened to have an espresso machine at home so we first make about 2 shots (2 ounces) of espresso.

You can cool this in the fridge first if you’d like, or make a larger batch and keep it in the fridge…..we just pour it directly over our ice and go!

copycat peppermint frappuccino recipe

How to Make a Frappuccino at Home

You will need to use a blender, we have a Nutri Ninja® so that is what we use and it is great because it makes one serving at a time and blends it REALLY well. Add about 2 cups of ice, or until the large cup is about 3/4 full. Pour the hot or cool espresso on top,  you could make really strong coffee if you don’t have an espresso maker too, no worries.

  • Now you will need some flavored creamer. I have used pumpkin spice before as well as this peppermint mocha flavor that is great during the holidays! I use about 3/4 of a cup.

Start with 1/2 c. of creamer, use the ultra blend auto IQ setting which lasts a minute. It starts and stops on it’s own to guarantee that it all nice and super smooth when it’s done.

Homemade frappuccino recipe

Homemade Frappuccino

Taste it, and if you want it more liquidy or need more flavor add more and work from there. Some people really like a strong peppermint flavor and others like less so the first time just play with it and come up with the right amount for you…..then you’ll know for future frappuccino mornings!

What is in Peppermint Frappuccino?

  1. Ice
  2. Espresso brewed, or strong coffee
  3. Flavored creamer – this is how to make homemade coffee creamer in any flavor you want
  4. Crushed candy canes canes can be sprinkled on top
    1. use extras for melting peppermint candies into bowls!

How to make a frappuccino less watery?

Add less of your flavored creamer, that’s a given. You can use whatever flavor you want, this is just a favorite during the winter months. Year round try one with vanilla or chocolate and oh are they delicious. You can follow our other How to Make a Thick Smoothie tips here as far as that is concerned.

How do you make a peppermint frappuccino without coffee?

Instead of brewing and cooling espresso you can use other liquids like chocolate milk, vanilla almond milk or cashew milk. With the ice and creamer or extract to add flavor you can still enjoy the Christmas flavors without caffeine.

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How to Make a Peppermint Frappuccino

This is how to make a peppermint frappuccino at home with just 3 ingredients! Easy recipe to make a copycat Starbucks frappuccino at home.
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword frappuccino, homemade, peppermint
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 31kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • 2 oz espresso or dark brewed coffee
  • 2 c ice
  • 1/2-3/4 c creamer flavored, peppermint


  • Use a blender and all all ingredients, start with 1/2 c. creamer then add more at end if you want it creamier.
  • Pulse until frappuccino is smooth.
  • Add more flavored creamer if desired.
Nutrition Facts
How to Make a Peppermint Frappuccino
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 31
% Daily Value*
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 190mg5%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Vitamin C 7.4mg9%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

We have made with candy cane dip too which everyone loves. Paired together you’ll have a Christmas taste in your mouth for sure.

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peppermint frappuccino

I lined it with some green sprinkles and you’re done! It is a great drink to make at holiday parties. Give it a try with any flavored creamer you desire, believe me you’ll be hooked. If you don’t have a Nutri Ninja® yet it’s super handy to have as you can see. You can find it at Walmart and it’s a great gift idea too. 😉

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