You can prepare this easy-to-make refreshing drink at home in no time if you feel like you want to treat yourself.
There was a period of time when the Oreo Frappuccino, which is also known as Cookies and Cream Frappuccino, was my favorite iced blended beverage at Starbucks, so I decided to include its recipe in my blog.
McDonald’s Oreo Frappe fans would also love the drink they’ll get to have by following my instructions.
You will see how easy it is to make, but have in mind that in a single cup of this Oreo coffee drink there are 410 calories (a bit more than 450 if you add whipped cream on top).
Nevertheless, you can make adjustments to your homemade Frappuccino ingredients to cut down its calorie count.
With that being said, let’s cut to the chase.
Author’s Note: If you prefer making a Vegan Oreo Frappuccino, check out this recipe – it’s 100% plant-based.
- Oreo cookies. I make my DIY Frappuccino by adding 2 cookies to the blender.
- Half-and-half. 3 fl oz (90 ml) is the amount of half-and-half I use per cup. On this particular occasion, I didn’t have any, so I mixed whole milk and cream. If you want to make your Frappuccino creamier, use 3 fl oz of heavy cream instead.
- Instant coffee. Use 2 tsp. of instant coffee for a cup of Frappuccino.
You can have that replaced with an espresso shot.
Have in mind, though, that the only Frappuccino that’s originally made with espresso at Starbucks is the Espresso Frappuccino. All the other versions are made with something called a Frappuccino roast (instant coffee powder).
Therefore if you want your homemade Oreo frappe to have the taste of a Starbucks Frappuccino, use instant coffee.
- Dark Chocolate sauce. You need 1 tablespoon or 1 pump of dark chocolate sauce added to your drink.
I use Monin’s Dark Chocolate Gourmet Sauce as it’s the best one I’ve used (and I’ve tried quite a few).
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- Ice cream. I used 1 scoop of chocolate chip (stracciatella) ice cream.
If you don’t have ice cream, have your 3 fl oz (90 ml) of half-and-half substituted with 4 fl oz (120 ml) of heavy cream.
- Ice cubes. Make sure you get your tall serving cup and fill it to the top with ice cubes.
This is the amount of ice you’ll need in order to achieve the signature Starbucks Frappuccino texture.
- Xanthan Gum – 1/4 of a teaspoon (optional).
This thickening agent is present in quite a few Starbucks beverages.
It’s a staple component in their Frappuccinos, as it makes the drink thicker which most consumers enjoy.
Therefore, if you want an iced and blended oreo frap that has a similar to the Starbucks original consistency, use xanthan gum. By clicking here, you can check out the price of an 8 oz bag of xanthan gum by Anthony’s on Amaozon.
With that being said, I often skip this component, as I don’t always have it at hand. Furthermore, I love how my Oreo Frappuccino turns out even without the xanthan gum.
- Whipped Cream (optional). This is in case you want to top off your blended Oreo Frappe with whipped cream.
You might want to decorate it with an Oreo cookie too. So if you don’t mind the extra calories, add the toppings you love.
The only thing you’ll need is a blender. I use a NutriBullet for Frappuccino blended beverages and breakfast smoothies and I definitely recommend it.
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Oreo Frappuccino Recipe – Instructions
To make an Oreo Frappuccino, do the following:
- Place all of the ingredients in the blender.
- Blend until you get a smooth icy texture.
- Pour your drink in a tall glass cup.
When it comes to toppings, you can either add some crushed Oreo cookies on top of your Frappuccino or top it off with whipped cream. You can see such topping options in the picture below:
As I mentioned, you can switch the half-and-half with nonfat milk if you want to lower the number of calories you consume.
You might as well use 1 Oreo cookie instead of 2. Nevertheless, have in mind that this may alter your Oreo Frappuccino’s texture and overall taste.
To be fair, I never make such adjustments.
If I am about to have such a drink, I prefer enjoying it to the fullest. After all, I’m not having it every day, so I deserve to experience the best taste possible.
Here are a few other Starbucks Copycat coffee drink recipes, that you can try out at home:
- Black and White Mocha Frappuccino
- White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
- How to make an Iced Honey Vanilla Latte at Home
- Instant Coffee - 2 teaspoons
- Half-and-half - 3 fl. oz. (90 milliliters)
- Stracciatella (chocolate chip) ice cream - 1 scoop
- Dark Chocolate Sauce - 1 tablespoon
- Oreo Cookies - 3 cookies (2 added to the blender, 1 for decoration)
- Ice Cubes
- Xanthan gum - 1/4 teaspoon (optional, a thickening agent)
- Whipped Cream (optional, as a topping)
- Add all of the ingredients, except for the toppings to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour the coffee frappe into a glass.
- Add decorations (whipped cream, crushed oreo cookie) on top.
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Serving Size:12 fl oz (350 ml)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 450
Over to you
I hope you’re going to try this Oreo Frappuccino recipe out, as I’m sure you won’t regret it.
Drop me a comment below to share whether you liked how yours had turned out. I’m sure that you might even enjoy it more than the Oreo Frappe made at Starbucks or McDonald’s McCafè.