Sometime around Halloween I tried a sample of a Starbucks drink called a Franken Frappuccino. It was amazing. The drink was a combination of a green tea frappuccino with mint syrup and mocha chips. I didn’t know that green tea frappuccinos were a thing but apparently you can order them all the time. Which is great because I wasn’t all that interested in the chocolate chips anyway. I’m trying to be an adult after all and something about chocolate chips in my morning beverage just doesn’t make me feel that way. Also it makes me feel better about basically drinking a milkshake. The only problem with green tea frappuccinos is that they are expensive. Like 5 dollars….woof.
So…I thought it might be easy to recreate at home and it turns out it was pretty dang simple.
I decided to stick with the peppermint syrup but you can always use regular simple syrup or something like truvia. Starbucks uses their classic syrup in the green tea frappuccino. The only ingredient that is slightly hard to find is the Matcha green tea powder. They’ll definitely have it at Whole Foods if you have one close by. I’ve tried this with both regular milk as well as almond milk and they were both excellent! Starbucks most likely uses whole milk but it was great with 1%.
Starbucks actually uses Matcha as well. It gives the green tea flavor without having to add water.
It’s the perfect thing to sip on in the morning!
Starbucks Copycat Green Tea Frappuccino
- 1 cup Milk
- 2 cups Ice
- 1 heaped tablespoon Matcha Powder
- Sweetener (to taste (some Matcha powder is sweetened))
|Blend all ingredients together until smooth.|