I love the tastes of fall and no matter what time of the year it is they bring me peace and make me feel homely. Even if you don’t feel the same way, I’m sure you’d love to try this homemade Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino out. Its recipe is easy-to-follow so if you prefer having your frozen drink at home instead of going to Starbucks, you will appreciate what I’m about to share. Here’s the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino that I’m going to teach you how to make:
It tastes so good. For those who are interested – if you don’t add any whipped cream on top, a serving contains 290 calories. If you prefer your pumpkin pie Frappuccino with this fluffy white topping, you will consume around 330 calories. Still, the DIY version has fewer calories than those 450 calories in a grande (16 oz) Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino at Starbucks.
Now that we’ve cleared that out, let’s go ahead.
To make a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino at home you’ll need:
- Ice Cubes. You need to get the glass cup you’re going to have your drink in and fill it to the top with ice cubes. This is the amount you need to achieve proper Frappuccino texture.
- Half-and-half. Have 3 fl oz (90 ml) of half-and-half added to your pumpkin spice frappe. This will make it creamy and greatly satisfying.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk. I pour 1 fl oz (30 ml) of sweetened condensed milk to my pumpkin Frappuccino, which adds just the right amount of sweetness.
- Pumpkin Puree. You need 2.5 tablespoons or 1.4 oz (40 g) of pumpkin puree. I use one that I made at home last fall, but there are pretty good organic pumpkin puree cans out there (you can check this one out on Amazon by clicking here).
It’s worth noting that it’s possible to make a pumpkin spice Frappuccino even without pumpkin puree. If you don’t have any, you can count on the pumpkin pie spice to bring out the signature taste you’re craving.
You might also have the puree substituted with 2 tbsp of pumpkin spice syrup like this one.
- Instant Coffee. 2 teaspoons of instant coffee per cup is the amount I recommend adding. I often substitute the instant coffee with a double espresso shot when making my Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino. Have in mind though, that this will make the drink a bit more watery.
If you want to use no coffee whatsoever, feel free to do so, and exclude this component during the making of your drink. This will result in a Pumpkin Spice Crème Frappuccino that’s non-caffeinated.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice. I add 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice to the mixture before blending. This is the most essential ingredient that will bring out the flavor you’re aiming for.
Just like my pumpkin puree, I prepare it at home. To make pumpkin pie spice you should mix 1 tsp of cinnamon, ½ teaspoon of ground ginger, ½ teaspoon of cloves, ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg and ½ teaspoon of allspice. Pin the ingredients picture below, if you want to try my recipe out someday:
- Whipped Cream (optional topping). You can top off your drink with a bit of whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice if you feel the necessity to do so. The drink looks pretty cool if you add such toppings.
As with all Frappuccinos, the only equipment you’ll need to make your Pumpkin Spice one, is a blender.
If you’ve read some of my previous posts, you might be aware that I use NutriBullet for my smoothies and frappes. It’s the best blender I’ve had so far.
If you visit this Amazon link you can see it’s also quite affordable.
How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino?
Here are the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino recipe directions:
- Pour all of the ingredients (except toppings) in the blender.
- Blend until you get a smooth Frappuccino texture.
- Pour your drink in a glass
As I already mentioned, you can add whipped cream on top. I prefer skipping this topping and only sprinkle my Pumpkin Frappuccino with a bit of pumpkin pie spice. You can see the topping options on the photo below:
Over to You
I believe that you can easily follow my instructions and make your own homemade Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino. I also shared some recipe tips that I’ve gathered over time, so I hope you find them useful.
Tell me in the comments below whether you’ve actually made this frozen Frappuccino drink at home. And most importantly – did you like it?