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Starbucks Copycat Java Chip Frappuccino

This Java Chip Frappuccino is so delicious and tastes just as if it came from Starbucks itself. But the best is that you can make it at home. 

It is so easy to make these incredible drinks from the comfort of your own home. You only need a handful of ingredients to recreate the Starbucks Copycat Java Chip Frappuccino and you are good to go.

Some of us are just not fortunate enough to live close by to a Starbucks, and this is where this copycat recipe comes into play. 

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Many of us love a bit of a caffeine hit when we need it, but if you don’t like the string stuff, this java chip frappuccino recipe is such a great compromise.

It tastes just as good, if not better than the real thing.

You have that flavor of coffee combined with the sweetness of chocolate. It really is such a great combination and can be enjoyed on a warm day when you just need that caffeine boost. 

If you haven’t already tried it, this Strawberry Acai Refresher is another Starbucks copycat recipe and is such a lovely drink to enjoy as a family. It will undoubtedly quench your thirst. You will love it!

A homemade Java Chip Frappuccino in a glass.

Why You’ll Love This Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino recipe

  • Super quick to make
  • The perfect caffeine boost on any day
  • Can be made kid-friendly by using decaffeinated coffee 
  • Cheaper than Starbucks (This has to be my favorite reason why I think you will love the recipe)
  • No waiting in long lines 
  • You can double up the quantities to make more for friends and family

Ingredients Needed

  • Coffee, Brewed and then chilled
  • Ice cubes
  • Whole milk
  • Chocolate chips
  • Chocolate sauce or chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream 
Ingredients needed to make Java Chip Frappuccino Starbucks copycat.

Helpful Tools

These things help you make the best Java Chip Frappuccino.

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How To Make The Starbucks Copycat Java Chip Frappuccino Recipe

This is the full recipe to make the Starbucks Copycat Java Chip Frappuccino. 

  1. Add coffee, ice, milk, chocolate chips, and chocolate sauce to your blender. Blend about 30 seconds or until well incorporated.
  2. Pour frappuccino into mason jar.
  3. Add whipped cream and more chocolate drizzle with cocoa powder and chocolate chips if desired.
  4. Serve and enjoy.
First four steps of how to make a javachip frappuccino.
Second set of 4 collage images of how to make your own Java Chip Frappuccino from Starbucks.

Recipe Variations

Can I make a decaffeinated version? Absolutely. Just use decaf coffee instead and then follow the recipe as stated. This means that you can make it kid-friendly as well because let’s face it, kids already have enough energy. 

Make it vegan. Yes, you could make this vegan by using vegan-friendly milk as well as a vegan-friendly whipped cream. You can also find vegan-friendly chocolate. There will be a slight difference in taste, but I am sure it will taste just as delicious. 

Don’t have a blender. It does make things easier to have a blender but you could improvise with a hand blender. In this case, it may be better to use crushed ice instead of cubes. 

Fancy not using coffee at all? You could make a mocha instead. Substitute the coffee for extra milk and perhaps even add a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream. This will intensify the chocolate flavor. Perfect if you have a sweet tooth. You can even get some mocha drizzle.

Want to make it more creamy? Instead of using all whole milk you can use half and half with heavy cream, or just use heavy cream instead.  

Tips & Tricks

  • It is important to ensure that you combine all of the ingredients to help ensure that the flavors are there. 
  • While Starbucks will use a particular Italian roast blend but don’t feel pressure to use the same. You can use Instant coffee or whatever you prefer. As long as the coffee is brewed and chilled you are good to go.
  • A great tip is to mix all of the ingredients first before adding the ice. It helps to combine the flavors and recreate this Starbucks Copycat Java Chip Frappuccino. 
  • Make sure the coffee is completely chilled before starting this recipe. 
Java Chip Frappuccino homemade copycat.

Storage

If you have any leftovers, you can store them in an air-tight container, a jug, or a mason jar in the fridge for 24 hours.

Just give it a stir before adding to your serving glasses or mason jars and serve as suggested above. 

FAQ

How should I serve the Starbucks Copycat Java Chip Frappuccino?

A great way to serve the Starbucks java chip frappuccino is to take your mason jar or some tall glasses and drizzle some chocolate sauce inside on the edge of the glass.

You could even use some mocha sauce if you have any. Add your coffee mixture and then top with whipped cream and your choice of toppings.

We love adding sauce, chocolate chips, and a sprinkle of cocoa powder.

Another suggestion would be some crumbled-up cookie crumbs for a bit of texture or even vanilla syrup to make it sweeter. 

What does Java Chip taste like?

Java chips mostly taste like chocolate. Although ‘java’ is a nickname for coffee, java chips have no coffee flavor.

When blended in with coffee, they give the drink a sweet and chocolatey flavor.

You can pick up Starbucks Frappuccino chips if you wanted.

Are Frappuccino and Java Chips the same?

Yes, the frappuccino chips are essentially java chips. The name is just a branding Starbucks uses for them.

Does a Java Chip Frappe have espresso?

The Java Chip Frappuccino is a great coffee-based drink but can be made with espresso or other types of coffee. As long as it is brewed and chilled you are good to go. 

Do I have to enjoy this warm?

While traditionally this Starbucks coffee is a hot drink, you could let this chill so it would become a cold drink. It would be great on a summer’s day served over ice.

Looking down on whipped cream with chocolate sauce on top of a java chip frappe.

Other Starbucks Copycat recipes

  • Apple Crisp Syrup -This caramel and apple spice-flavored Apple Crisp Syrup Recipe does NOT disappoint. It is a great Apple Brown Sugar Syrup to use year-round on ice cream, cake, or baked fruit.
  • Iced Peppermint Mocha Loaded with that sweet minty flavor that we all love and crave with the boost of added caffeine!
  • Hot Chocolate Latte -This creamy, rich chocolate-y, Hot Chocolate Latte is a delicious cup of your favorite hot chocolate but caffeinated and super-charged.
Close up of a Frappuccino from Starbucks- Java Chip.

Starbucks Copycat Java Chip Frappuccino

Mason Jar Recipe
Save some money by making your own Starbucks Copycat Java Chip Frappuccino recipe!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup coffee brewed, chilled
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1 cup milk whole
  • 4 tablespoons chocolate chips semi-sweet
  • 4 tablespoons chocolate sauce or chocolate syrup plus more for topping optional
  • whipped cream for topping optional

Instructions
 

  • Add coffee, ice, milk, chocolate chips, and chocolate sauce to your blender. Blend about 30 seconds or until well incorporated.
  • Pour frappuccino into mason jar.
  • Add whipped cream and more chocolate drizzle with cocoa powder and chocolate chips if desired.
  • Serve and enjoy.
Keyword Java Chip Frappuccino, Starbucks copycta
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