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Homemade Starbucks Matcha Frappuccino Recipe

Ever sip on a Starbucks Matcha Frappuccino and dream of recreating that vibrant green magic at home? Well, guess what? Those frapp dreams are about to become your frapp reality!

This homemade Starbucks Matcha Frappuccino recipe is so simple, you’ll be wondering why you ever bought one at all.

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matcha frappuccino in a glass with cream topping

Recipe Highlights

  • Deliciously creamy and smooth: The homemade Frappuccino base syrup gives you that iconic texture, just like the real deal.
  • Perfectly balanced sweetness: While Starbucks uses pre-sweetened matcha, this recipe goes the unsweetened route, allowing you to customize the sweetness to your heart’s desire.
  • Grande-sized satisfaction: This recipe yields a generous 16-ounce serving, just like your favorite Starbucks go-to.

Sound tempting? Let’s get down to business!

matcha frappuccino ingredients

Ingredient Notes

  • Homemade Frappuccino base syrup: This is the key to achieving that signature Starbucks texture. Make a batch ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for future Frappuccino adventures.
  • Matcha: Unsweetened matcha gives you control over the sweetness, but feel free to use pre-sweetened if you prefer. Just remember, the taste and color might be slightly different.
  • Milk: Whole milk is traditional, but any milk you like will work! Oat milk, almond milk – the possibilities are endless.
  • Vanilla syrup: Homemade or store-bought – it’s your call. Just make sure it’s good quality for the best flavor.
  • Heavy cream: For that light and fluffy whipped cream.
woman making matcha frappuccino in kitchen

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Whip up your whipped cream: Heavy cream + vanilla syrup + milk frother = instant deliciousness. Set it aside while you blend.
  2. Blend it like you mean it: Combine milk, vanilla syrup, matcha, ice, and Frappuccino base syrup. Blend until smooth and creamy, using a tamper if needed.
  3. Pour and top: Fill your glass with the icy matcha goodness and top it with your fluffy whipped cream.
creamy frappuccino

Expert Tips

  • Liquid first, ice last: This ensures everything blends evenly for that perfect texture.
  • Whipped cream: The longer you whisk, the thicker it gets! Aim for soft peaks for that perfect dollop.
  • Quality matcha matters: A brighter green color means higher quality. Invest in good matcha (at least $20) for the best flavor and experience.

Questions You May Have

1. What’s in a Starbucks Matcha Crème Frappuccino?

Ice, milk, crème Frappuccino syrup, classic syrup, matcha blend, and whipped cream.

2. Is this drink caffeinated?

Matcha is naturally caffeinated, so this drink will give you a little boost.

3. What is the Starbucks matcha secret?

They use a pre-sweetened matcha blend. I couldn’t find one I loved, so I used unsweetened and added my own sweetener for a more customizable experience.

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Creamy, sweet matcha goodness with fluffy vanilla whipped cream. Ready in 5 minutes!



  • Whip it up: Make the whipped cream by whisking heavy cream and vanilla syrup until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • Blend it smooth: Combine milk, vanilla syrup, matcha, ice, and Frappuccino base syrup (if using) in a blender. Start low, then blend on high until smooth.
  • Pour & top: Pour the Frappuccino into a cup and top with the fluffy whipped cream. Sprinkle some matcha powder on cream if desired.


  • Don't add ice first for optimal blend.
  • Make Frappuccino base syrup in advance & store in fridge.
  • Use unsweetened matcha & add sweetener to your taste (Canada-style).
  • Skip the base syrup for a simpler version with sweetened condensed milk.
  • Use high-quality matcha for vibrant green color and taste.

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