Starbucks Mint Matcha Frappuccino

1 Serving
5 min

This is an easy copycat recipe for the Starbucks mint matcha frappuccino! It’s quick, simple, and much cheaper to make at home! Try out our homemade version of a mint matcha frappuccino today!


Making Starbucks recipes at home is smart. You can save a lot of money doing things this way but you can also have some fun. It’s easier than you think to make delicious beverages for yourself at home, even something like the mint matcha frappuccino!


I’ll show you how to make the best frappuccino at home, you can share with your friends and family and blow them away with your home barista skills!


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What is matcha?

Matcha is a finely ground powder that is made from the leaves of a specific kind of green tea. It’s traditional in Eastern Asia and the green tea plans are grown in a special way with certain conditions to create the flavor and color that we know and love.


Matcha does have caffeine and it is slightly different from regular green tea because we are consuming the ground up leaves instead of just steeping the leaves in hot water and then removing them (like you would with regular green tea).

What kind of equipment do I need to make Starbucks Frappuccino’s at home?

Honestly when it comes to making any kind of blended drink at home the best thing you can do is invest in a good blender. Of course an ice machine is nice to have and your favorite cups, bowls, and measuring spoons are excellent but really it comes down to the blender when making Starbucks Mint Matcha Frappuccinos.


A professional or high powered blende r really makes the difference because they’re able to crush up the ice the best! If you want something that is relatively inexpensive there are options! Of course something like a VitaMix is going to do a great job but you can also get smaller blender systems like the NutriBulle t that will crush ice really well and not break the bank!


Looking for more Starbucks recipes?

If you like making Starbucks recipes at home you’ll want to check out this cotton candy frappuccino recipe for sure.


Another great post that you won’t want to miss out on is this collection of copycat Starbucks recipes. There’s something for everyone and you’ll soon know how to make all your favorites at home so you don’t have to spend time or money stopping at Starbucks everyday!

Here’s what you’ll need to make a Starbucks Mint Matcha Frappuccino at home:

This recipe doesn’t use anything too crazy. I’ll link the matcha powder and the xanthan gum for you because it’s easier to order that than find it in stores for some people!


In addition to those two things we will also be using ice, milk, sweetener of your choice, vanilla extract, peppermint syrup, and whipped cream. You can also add mocha chips and chocolate syrup for drizzling on the top!


That’s it! See, that’s not too bad. There’s a few things that you might not have but once you start making these Starbucks mint matcha Frappuccinos at home everyone will want you to make them a drink. You can also use most of these ingredients to make other varieties of Starbucks drinks at home so they won’t go to waste.

How to make a mint matcha frappuccino just like Starbucks:

This recipe is really not that difficult to put together. I’m sharing my tips and how I make this so it comes out perfectly every time. The blender will make all the difference so definitely try and use one that has the ability to blend ice really smoothly, it helps achieve that perfect texture.


Blend milk and ice together first until smooth

Add in matcha powder, sweetener, xanthan gum, vanilla, and peppermint syrup and pulse until well combined

Pour into glass

Top with whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, and mocha chips

Enjoy!!

Looking for even more delicious and simple recipes to try?

Here are some other recipes that I think you’ll want to try. There’s something for everyone here and even if you want to make something different like cake or ice cream and not drinks, I’ve got you covered.


  • No Bake Desserts
  • Easy Pie Crust Cookies
  • Nutella Cookies
  • Strawberry Cheesecake Bars
  • White Chocolate Cheesecake Dip
  • No Bake Chocolate Pudding Dessert
  • Fudge Recipes

Printable Starbucks Mint Matcha Frappuccino Recipe:

Starbucks Mint Matcha Frappuccino

Recipe details

  • 1  Serving
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 5 min
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Ingredients


  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 ½ - 2 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 2 tablespoons sweetener of your choice - I used regular sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 - 6 pumps peppermint syrup
  • Optional: Whipped cream, mocha chips, and chocolate syrup for topping

Instructions


Blend milk and ice together first until smooth
Add in matcha powder, sweetener, xanthan gum, vanilla, and peppermint syrup and pulse until well combined
Pour into glass
Top with whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, and mocha chips
Enjoy!!
Michele Brosius
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  • Debbie Debbie on Jun 29, 2021

    How many calories?

  • Cmn7104174 Cmn7104174 on Jun 29, 2021

    What is the purpose of xanthan gum? Since so little is used, could this ingredient be left out?

    • Irene Kogan Irene Kogan on Jun 30, 2021

      it is a thickener. without it, the drink would not be a Frappuccino, but just flavored milk.

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