homemade McDonald’s mocha frappes

Fact: I love love love McDonald’s mocha frappes.

Fact: I don’t love the 560 calories that comes along with one 16 oz container of yumminess


Fact: I don’t handle caffeine well and you can’t get mocha frappes at McDonald’s that don’t have caffeine.

What’s a girl to do?

Well, make a homemade, healthier, and cheaper version of course!

First I searched online for a recipe for McDonald’s mocha frappes.  I found this post where a blogger made her own version of one.  I used her recipe/directions and tweaked it a bit.

Here’s what I did:

I brewed a pot of coffee (just regular strength, but decaf) and then poured it into an ice cube tray and froze it.  Then for each mocha I put 6 frozen coffee cubes, 1/2 cup skim milk, and a generous squirt of Hershey’s sugar free chocolate syrup (actually I used the Walmart brand) into my blender.  I never have measured the syrup but it’s a few tablespoons, I’m sure.  Blend it all up and voila…

My own mocha frappe.  Much cheaper, much healthier (less than 100 calories!), and jitter-free.  Try it!



  1. This looks wonderful! I can’t do the frappes either. Between the sugar and the caffeine I am down for the count! I am definitely going to try your version.

  2. Rhonda Bowers says:

    Looks delicious. I can handle the caffeine. I think I will try this with the regular coffee. Have a feeling this may just be a favorite!

  3. This is awesome! I’m totally going to do this…if I ever get a blender and coffeepot :)

  4. Angie Holman says:

    Definatly trying this!!!

  5. Kimberly says:

    This is way easier to make i found another recipe and didn5 have all the ingredients this is better thx ima try it right now

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