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Chai Frappuccino {Starbucks Copycat}

Chai Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat) – A copycat recipe of a Starbucks Chai Frappuccino made with just a few simple ingredients! So easy and delicious!

Starbucks Copycat Chai Frappuccino

Chai Frappuccino {Starbucks Copycat}

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a huge fan of chai flavored everything.  Whether it is chai coffee cake muffins, chai frosted pumpkin oatmeal cookies, or chai latte dip, recipes with chai flavors seem to always pop up around me.

Now this is a recipe that I have been really excited to make for a while.  I love Starbucks frappuccinos but I don’t love the price of them so I have been on a mission to make them at home.  This version is super simple to make and you need just 2 ingredients (plus water, but that doesn’t count, right?).  This version tastes just like the chai frappuccinos at Starbucks and only takes a few minutes to whip up!

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Tips and tricks on this chai frappuccino recipe

  • Are you dairy-free or vegan? Just substitute in your favorite non-dairy ice cream alternative such as coconut ice cream.  Just make sure it is vanilla or vanilla bean flavored.
  • If you want to add a bit more flavor, pop in 1/2 teaspoon honey and a pinch of cinnamon.
  • Feel free to skip the whipped cream if you want to cut out a bit of the sugar.

Chai Frappuccino Recipe

Common questions about making a chai frappuccino

Does a chai frappuccino have caffeine?

Yes, a chai frappuccino does have caffeine since it is made from chai tea, a black tea blended with spices that has caffeine.

What does a chai frappuccino taste like?

A chai frappuccino has the consistency of a milkshake but with chai tea flavors in it.  Depending on the type of chai tea bags you use (such as spiced chai or vanilla chai), it may have a slightly different flavor but any version should taste good in it.

Does a frappuccino have coffee in it?

It depends.  Some frappuccinos (such as this chai tea frappuccino) have a creme base that lacks any coffee while most do have a coffee base.

Are frappuccinos cold?

Yes, frappuccinos are a blended drink and thus are cold.

How do you make a homemade chai frappuccino?

To make a homemade chai frappuccino:

  • Brew tea.
  • Let tea cool.
  • Combine ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.

Starbucks Copycat Frappuccino Recipe

Yield: 2 servings

Chai Frappuccino {Starbucks Copycat}

Chai Frappuccino {Starbucks Copycat}

Chai Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat) – A copycat recipe of a Starbucks chai Frappuccino made with just a few simple ingredients! So easy and delicious!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add in 1-2 tea bags and seep for 7-10 minutes (you want it to be brewed very strongly). Place in refrigerator until cold.
  2. Combine vanilla bean ice cream, cold chai tea, and ice in a blender. Blend until well combined.
  3. Divide between two cups and top with whipped cream and cinnamon. Serve immediately.

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I really wanted this to work out for me. :( I followed the recipe to a T, but I've never had luck with blended drinks - I think I'm cursed - and this turned out like all the rest -- a clump of flavored ice floating on top of tea. No matter how long I put it through the blender it wouldn't come together. I ended up having to eat it with a spoon because whenever I tried to take a sip the slushy stuff would slide down in one big lump and hit me in the face (which is pretty funny, but left my nose a sticky mess haha).

I must have used weak tea, too. Even though I steeped two bags for the full ten minutes it ended up tasting really watered down. It was a new brand of chai tea and may have been bad quality, so that's probably my fault; the recipe seems pretty sound despite my failed attempt.

Like I said, I'm pretty sure I'm cursed. Maybe I'll try again with an extra tea bag and no ice? It wouldn't exactly be a Frappuccino, but hey, you can't go wrong with ice cream and chai mixed together!

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