This caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino tastes just like the one from Starbucks. It has creamy caramelly coffee, fluffy whipped cream, and buttery caramel syrup blended into one frozen sweet treat. And the best part is this caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino recipe can be made in under 5 minutes!
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The Best Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino
Who doesn't love Starbucks? From their original menu to the secret menu, there's something for every coffee lover. But with that said, who wants to wait in line at the drive-thru when you can make your favorite drink in the comfort of your own home?
Well, my favorite drink from Starbucks is the caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino, so I had to create this copycat recipe. And trust me, this tastes just like the real thing. Honestly, it might be even better!
Seriously, this caramel frappuccino has a blend of bold coffee, milk, and caramel sauce with whipped cream on top. It's so rich and creamy with the perfect balance of sweetness and caramel flavor with an added crunch from the caramel crunch topping.
Gah, it's just so good!
And not only is it crazy delicious, but this Starbucks masterpiece is actually really easy to make at home. You literally just blend the ingredients together, and it'll take you no more than 5 minutes to whip up. So you can make it on your way out the door in the morning. Or if you're making it over the weekend, it goes great with these Aunt Jemima pancakes!
This Starbucks caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino recipe is made with simple ingredients. In fact, you probably have a few of them on hand already!
Anyway, here's what you'll need to make this caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino:
- ½ cup freshly brewed strong coffee, cold
- ½ cup milk (any milk you want)
- 1 cup ice cubes, or crushed ice
- 3 tbsp caramel sauce
- 1 tbsp caramel crunch topping
- ¼ cup whipped cream
Not bad, right?
Oh, and if you love Starbucks and want to make another one of their iconic drinks, you can use some of these same ingredients to make this Starbucks salted caramel cold brew.
Ingredient Substitutions and Suggestions
This Starbucks caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino is delicious when it's made with the ingredients listed above, but you can definitely make some adjustments if you want.
Now, the first component of this salted caramel frappuccino is the type of coffee you use. I like to use freshly brewed coffee, but you can make this recipe even more convenient and buy pre-made coffee or even pre-made cold brew coffee from the store. Oh, and you can also use decaffeinated coffee if you don't want the kick of caffeine.
The next component of this caramel coffee flavored drink is milk. I like to use vanilla almond milk, but you can use regular milk, oat milk, soy milk, or any kind of milk that you want!
Lastly, you can make your own caramel sauce or dark caramel sauce or use storebought caramel sauce. My caramel rolls recipe has the best homemade caramel sauce ever, so feel free to use that caramel sauce recipe for your frappuccino.
How to Make Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino
As I mentioned earlier, this caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino recipe is so simple to follow. You literally just combine the ingredients in a blender, blend 'em until smooth, then transfer the frappe to a cup and top it with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle.
How much easier does that sound than driving all the way to Starbucks?
Anyway, let's not waste another second and get into the recipe!
Step 1: Blend The Ingredients
First, you're going to start by adding the cold coffee, ice cubes, and 2 tbsp of the caramel sauce into a blender. Then you can blend all of the ingredients on high speed until you have an almost smooth mixture with a few tiny pieces of ice left.
Step 2: Add The Toppings
Now that this Starbucks caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino is blended, you can pour it into a tall glass or a travel mug. Then you'll want to top it off with the whipped cream - or homemade whipped cream - and drizzle the caramel sauce on top.
To finish it off, you can sprinkle the caramel crunch topping on the whipped cream and add a straw to the glass.
Finally, serve immediately and enjoy!
How To Store Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino
This recipe for Starbucks caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino makes 1 serving, and it's so delicious I bet it will be gone in one sitting.
With that said, if you can't finish the frappuccino, then you can store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Whenever you're ready to enjoy it again, you'll want to give the drink a mix since it will separate in the fridge.
FAQS About This Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino Recipe
What is in a Starbucks caramel ribbon Crunch Frappuccino?
A Starbucks caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino is made up of milk, coffee of some sort like freshly brewed iced coffee or cold brew coffee, and caramel sauce all blended together. Then it's finished off with some whipped cream, more caramel sauce, and their iconic caramel crunch topping.
Does the caramel ribbon crunch creme frappe have coffee in it?
Yes, the caramel ribbon crunch creme frappe has coffee in it. Starbucks doesn't specify what type of coffee it puts in the drink, but it is most likely their iced coffee.
Is caramel ribbon crunch Frappuccino seasonal?
The caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino used to be seasonal, but since it's such a popular drink ordered from Starbucks, it is now a part of their regular menu and can be ordered year-round.
Wrapping It Up
Well, that's how to make a caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino!
This deliciously icy caramel coffee frappe is one that you'll be craving on a regular basis. I mean, it's just so darn good. From the creamy, icy texture to the sweet and salty caramel flavor, it really doesn't get better than this!
And the best part is you don't even need to go to Starbucks to get it, so you can save time and money all while enjoying the same delicious drink.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this homemade Starbucks frappuccino as much as I do!
As always, if you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think in the comments below.
More Starbucks Recipes
If you liked this Starbucks copycat recipe, we have a bunch of other Starbucks recreations on the blog that you can try next!
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- Starbucks cake pops
- Starbucks sweet cream cold foam
- Starbucks iced white chocolate mocha
- Starbucks mango dragonfruit refresher
- Starbucks chai tea latte
- Add cold coffee, ice, and 2 tbsp caramel sauce into a food blender.
- Blend on high speed until you almost have a smooth mixture, but still with some pieces of ice inside.
- Pour the Frappuccino into a tall glass.
- Top the Frappuccino with whipped cream. Drizzle the remaining caramel sauce over the whipped cream and add the caramel crunch topping.
- Serve immediately and enjoy.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 274Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g