Sweet, decadent, and rich–the Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino is one of the most popular, caffeine-based drink choices in the United States.
Although this delicious chocolatey delight is well-loved by many, those who are more conscious of their health and nutrition intake levels might want to know exactly how much caffeine this drink contains. While the exact caffeine levels depend on how you customize your drink recipe when ordering at a coffee shop, an average sixteen-ounce serving of a Mocha Cookie Crumble has around ninety-five milligrams of caffeine.
It also contains approximately:
- Eighteen grams of fat
- Seventy-six grams of carbohydrates
- Sixty-nine grams of sugar
- Six grams of protein
- 260 milligrams of sodium
- Twelve grams of saturated fat
Though rich and delicious, the drink is quite indulgent and may not be your best choice if you’re on a no-caffeine or sugar-free diet. If you love to start your mornings with a delicious, ice-cold mocha cookie crumble, you can always make it by yourself at home.
Follow the recipe below to bring this iconic Starbucks drink to your kitchen.
What’s in a Mocha Cookie Crumble?
Much of the drink’s ingredients are evident from the name–the Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino drink at Starbucks begins with Frappuccino Roast coffee, whole milk, and three pumps of mocha sauce. Then, the barista adds three scoops of delicious frappuccino chips and coffee with frappuccino syrup. The blender is filled with crisp ice and blended until smooth to give it that thick, rich texture.
The drink can be topped with fresh whipped cream and cookie crumble toppings for an extra kick of sweetness.
How to Make It at Home
If you have a taste for a mocha frappuccino and don’t want to spend $7.00 every morning, making it at home can be a healthier and more affordable alternative. We’ve compiled an easy-to-follow recipe with alternative ingredients and detailed directions so you can recreate your favorite Starbucks menu option in your home kitchen.
You Will Need:
- Tray of coffee ice cubes
- 3/4 cup of milk
- Two to three tablespoons of Skinny Mixes Sugar-Free Mocha Syrup
- One tablespoon of our Sugar-Free Vanilla Syrup
- 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup of crushed oreo cookies
- Whipped cream
- A blender
Keep in Mind:
- You can use any coffee, but we recommend balancing the drink’s sweetness with a strong, dark roast. You don’t need to use expensive, high-quality coffee; a regular good brew will do.
- If you want the richness of the original Starbucks drink, we recommend using whole milk. However, due to dietary or calorie restrictions, plant-based, reduced-fat, skimmed, or dairy-free milk will also work. You can even use chocolate milk for an extra strong mocha taste.
- You can use decaffeinated coffee for your ice cubes if you want more reasonable caffeine levels.
- You can also change the cookies you use for an exciting play on flavors. If you want an extra decadent drink, use salted caramel or chocolate Oreos instead of regular ones.
Step 1: Prepare Your Coffee
We recommend making espresso, as the rich and bitter flavor is well balanced with the sweetness of the chocolate, flavored syrups, and cookies. Half a cup of espresso is around three to four double shots, so reduce the amount if you don’t want to be heavily caffeinated or use decaffeinated espresso.
If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can make regular coffee as long as it is strong and concentrated. Once your coffee is ready, let it cool at room temperature and then pop it in the fridge for fifteen to twenty minutes before use.
Step 2: Blend Away
Add your espresso, sugar-free mocha syrup, chocolate chips, Oreos, milk, and ice cubes to the blender. Blend at high speed until you get a smooth, creamy texture. Don’t blend for too long, or you might end up with a watery consistency. If you don’t own a powerful blender, crushed ice will make it easier to get your desired consistency.
For an even colder drink, pour your blended mixture into a pre-chilled glass—we promise it will be worth it!
Step 3: Top It Off
This is the final step to finishing your drink with an extra sprinkling of sweet goodness. Add a thick swirl of sweetened whip cream, an additional layer of crushed Oreo cookies, and an extra drizzle of mocha sauce to liven up your drink.
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