Homemade Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino Recipe

Meaghan Mountford | The Decorated Cookie Updated

This Homemade Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino is the perfect blend of green tea, creaminess, and sweetness… for a fraction of the price. It’s healthier too!

I admit, I love my Starbucks runs. Yet, I'm mostly about the plain, boring coffee and the food (case in point, cream cheese-stuffed bagel bites). The plain, boring coffee part is primarily about my resistance to the pricey, sugar-filled drinks disguised as happiness in a plastic cup.  

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The green tea Frappuccino alone is filled with vanilla syrup, classic syrup, and the signature Starbucks Frappuccino syrup. Egads! So much syrup on top of syrup on top of syrup for all your dollars, you might forget green tea is actually really, really good for you.

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This homemade Starbucks green tea frappuccino is not sugar-free, but you can control the sugar you add. Simply add only one tablespoon instead of the two. Or, replace the sugar with any of your preferred sweeteners, such as honey or agave syrup.

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And the whipped cream on top? That's mostly decorative, right? You can omit that, too, of course.

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Let's get back to the green tea thing and why this is the best concoction ever. The caffeine in green tea serves as a morning pick-me-up, but it also has anti-oxidants and nutrients.

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Matcha green tea powder, which I found in the tea aisle of the supermarket, can be expensive. But there are a range of options, and one tin can make many Frappuccinos.

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I tried a few different combinations to come up with the perfect ratio of green tea flavor, creaminess, and a hint of vanilla and sweetness. And this is it. No one flavor overpowers the others. They complement each other beautifully. Ohmygoodness, so good. You can add more or less sugar depending on your taste. And, use any kind of milk you like: Soy, almond, cow's milk, skim, full fat. If you omit the whipped cream on top and use alternative milk, your Frappuccino is vegan.

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This Frappuccino is so delicious, I think it just surpassed my unicorn smoothie as my favorite new drink. 

 

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Homemade Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino Recipe

  1 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Ice Cubes
  • 1 cup Milk, or soy or almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon Matcha Tea Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • Sweetened Whipped Cream, optional

Directions

  1. In a blender, place the ice cubes, milk, green tea powder, vanilla extract, and sugar. Blend well.
  2. Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream, if using.

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Author: Meaghan Mountford
Recipe Yields: 1 smoothie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 32
Calories 190

% Daily Value*
6%
Total Fat 4g
10%
  Saturated Fat 2g
4%
Sodium 100mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate 25g
4%
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 12g
16%
Protein 8g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meaghan Mountford

About Meaghan

Meaghan makes lots of fun and amazing treats on The Decorated Cookie. We're especially excited, because she's making Copycat Desserts for Food Fanatic!