Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino

Tingly, fresh peppermint, sweet ‘n rich coffee chocolate mocha, and frosty-thick Frappuccino goodness all combine into the best Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino!

The Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino to Make All of Your Homemade Frappuccino Dreams Come True

Want a peppermint mocha Frappuccino? Ya need to get into your car, hop on your bike, or walk to your nearest Starbucks. OR, you could totally just gather up a few simple, whole ingredients and whip up the best peppermint mocha Frappuccino recipe ever! I mean, it’s totally time to learn how to make a peppermint mocha Frappuccino at home, amiright? It’s minty, it’s sweet, and it’s spiked with coffee! Let’s blend this drinkable, festive, holiday delight!

Simple Ingredients for the Best Peppermint Mocha Frappe

a super closeup view of the peppermint mocha Frappuccino with chocolate shavings on top

How to Make a Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino at Home

I didn’t think about how to make a peppermint mocha Frappuccino at home until I lived far, far away from the nearest Starbucks in the outskirts of Maine. Who was really gonna take a 2-hour bus ride to a Starbucks anyway? So I whipped up one on my own. This is truly how easy it is:

Make coffee ice cubes

About 3 hours before, or the night before, grab your favorite cold brew coffee and pour it into an ice cube tray. Or, brew fresh coffee, allow it to cool, then pour into an ice cube tray.

Blend Bananas

Day of, add frozen bananas into a blender. Blend until you get crumbly banana bits. Pour in almond milk to help the rest of the blending process along. Blend until you get a smooth and creamy mixture.

Add in Coffee Ice Cubes

Pop out your coffee ice cubes and add them to the blender. Blend until smooth. Then, add in cocoa powder and peppermint extract. Again, blend all the ingredients together until smooth.

Pour, top and Enjoy

Pour this peppermint mocha mixture into two glasses. Top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and/or a candy cane hooked onto the side of the glass. Enjoy the best peppermint mocha Frappuccino!

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Is this Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino Gluten Free? Paleo?

Yes, yes and yes. Wait a minute, there wasn’t a 3rd “yes,” was there? Anywhoosies, today’s peppermint mocha Frappuccino is paleo, gluten free, vegan and dairy free. So not only will you be learning how to make a Starbucks peppermint mocha frappuccino at home but you’ll also be learning how to make it for those who wouldn’t normally be able to enjoy one. 🙂

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A closeup shot of peppermint mocha frappucino with mint leaves, gold Christmas confetti and gift ribbons

‘Tis the Season for a Minty, Chocolatey, Mocha Delight!

‘Tis the season for making all of the festive Frappuccino drinks, ya know? Jingle everyone’s bells with this super easy blended drink. I can’t wait to hear what you and your loved ones think! ‘Til the next blended adventure…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a holiday dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino

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Tingly, fresh peppermint, sweet ‘n rich coffee chocolate mocha, and frosty-thick Frappuccino goodness all combine into the best Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino!





  • Top with coconut whip, chocolate syrup and chocolate curls


  1. At least 3 hours before, or the night before, pour coffee into an ice cube tray and place in the freezer.
  2. Add bananas into the blender. Blend until the bananas become crumbly. Add almond milk. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the blender as needed.
  3. Add coffee ice cubes. Blend until well incorporated and smooth, again scraping down the sides of the blender as needed. Add cocoa powder and peppermint extract. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into two cups. Top with coconut whip or any of your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Drinks, Dessert
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

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  1. This is just what I only question is (yes I’m totally picky) can you taste even the slightest bit of banana!??
    Thank you!

    1. No worries about being picky! I don’t personally taste the banana, but I seriously love them, so… 😉 Also, the riper the banana, the more likely it’ll be that you’ll taste them. Hope you get to try! 🙂

  2. Those little curls on the top of the frappucchinos are the Cutest Thing Ever – your pictures are ridiculously festive! I think a few of these and I might actually make it through the Mount Everest of wrapping I have in front of me…cheers, my friend! 🙂

    1. Woot woot!! Imagine I’m saying that in the most festive, golden-horns accompanied way, like EVER. 😉 I hope you get to try this and just love it. Happy holidays, my friend! 🙂

    1. It’s so good! Everyone in my family’s already asking me to make it again! Haha. Thanks so much, Marsha! 🙂

  3. This looks amazing, and chocolate peppermint isn’t even my go to flavor during Christmas (LOVE gingerbread!). Frozen bananas always make for the BEST, creamiest base for drinks like this! Yours looks beautiful 🙂 I’ve had the Christmas music blasting nonstop as I bake, too! Seriously the most wonderful time of the year. Glad to hear yours is going well!!

    1. Yep! Gingerbread and peppermint/chocolate are the two go-tos for the holidays! Thank you so much, Sara. 🙂 Happy to hear yours is going splendidly. 🙂

  4. I am really getting a holiday fever now. I get over excited when holiday season comes. I just get confused as in what to do or what not. It really feels great in and around holiday times. I am super excited that my daughter will be getting 15 days holiday. Haaah…waiting for that…
    BTW Vegan Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino LOOKS delicious Demeter. I really loved the toppings… 🙂

    1. Yay!!! Best kind of fever–wait, that didn’t come out right. Haha. There are so many fun things to do, so many fun foods to make around this time of year, that’s for sure. 🙂 I hope you and your daughter have a wonderful break! Thank you so much, Puja! 🙂

  5. Your home sounds like it’s raring to go for the holidays! Mine is nearly ready to go – I just have to finish decorating the tree and wrap presents (oh & buy a few more things for picky family members!) I think I’ll do these things with Christmas music blaring and a festive frap in hand 😉 This flavor is so perfect for the holidays – can’t wait to try your version ’cause mine didn’t meet expectations!

    1. It’s been so hectic and crazy over here! Ooh, decorating the tree is one of my favorite parts. 🙂 Hopefully you’ve had some good luck finding great presents for the picky ones. 😉 Hope you love it, Megan. xo

  6. Besides the twinkly sprinkle-y ornaments, color scheme, and all things holly jolly happening here, we need to address one thing in particular…CHOCOLATE CURLS!! Were you a professional chocolate curl creator before you started this whole blogging thing? Because seriously I’ve never seen more perfect swirly curly ribbons of chocolate. (I was going to say like perfect little chocolate snails but in a delicious way, but that might still weird some people out.) But swirls aside, the whole Christmas in a cup situation is spectacular! Like at least 2034972935 times better than drinking a snow globe…actually just go ahead and round that up to infinity. And you really set the festive scene that seems to have taken over your house too, it sounds absolute lovely.❄️ Oh how I love all your holiday pizazz, I’m feeling more cheery already! ❤️ xoxo

    1. YEAH!!!! Lolol. Can you imagine? What a job! I would probably end up eating all of my… “work.” 😉 The . is definitely something we can keep far, far away from this drink. Haha. Might not wet the appetite like we’d hope. . Infinity sounds like the best number to round up to. Happy, happy holidays to ya, my dear! <3 xoxo

  7. Oh my little jingle bell bestie! I’m thrilled you are living it up this holiday season, and that you are thoroughly enjoying yourself and ALL the holiday tunes, wrapping, twinkling lights and peppermint the season has to offer! You want to come over here and wrap some gifts for me? I mean, seeing how much you love wrapping paper. 😉 Hehe. I’ve been baking with 80’s rock playing in the background… so very un-Christmas like of me. I need some of your holiday pep in my step. I’m thinking a few gallons of this fabulous frappuccino might have me embracing the holidays though! This looks AMAZING! Talk about a creamy Christmas dream in a glass! YUM! I’m going to have to give this a Chey, white chocolate make-over, but I’m SOOOOO blending a few of these beauties together this weekend!!! Can’t wait!! Pinned obviously! Cheers, my sugar plum! Mwaaaahhh! xoxoxoxoxoxo (times a million). <3

    1. Oh hi there, mah sweet bestie! 🙂 <--okay, I can't come up with anything clever because: end of the week brain melt. Haha. I'm comin' over, waaaaaaait for me!! Also, can you whip up some of your cocktails for our gift-wrapping afternoon? 😉 80s rock sounds like quite the enjoyable soundtrack for our libations-assisted afternoon of wrapping. You in? . Thanks so much Chey! Big hugs! <3

  8. Hi Wonderful Demeter:

    It’s me, Sharon, once again. I plan on making this delicious-sounding beverage for our dessert this evening. I know that my husband, Michael, will absolutely love it – and I know that I will, too. I am going to save this yummy recipe in my Christmas file and am going to title it “Christmas In A Glass” – the description you gave it. You are so clever. It will be one of our new traditions, thanks to you.

    Enjoy the snow – I’m sure it’s beautiful, and if you and Erik build a snowman toasting everyone with one of these delicious frappuccinos, please post a picture.

    In friendship, Sharon in Fresno @}-;–

    1. Hi Sharon, it’s so nice to see you here! 🙂 I can’t wait to hear what you and Michael think. Hopefully you’ll agree that it’s truly Christmas in a Glass. 🙂 Annual holiday traditions are the best. It would be an honor to have inspired one. <3 The snow is just beautiful right now--so fresh, new and magical. I will absolutely post a pic when Erik and I get around to building a snowman. I hope you two are enjoying pleasant weather in Fresno. . Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, as always. Big hugs and steaming coffee mugs, xo Demeter ❤️

  9. This sounds sooo good Demeter!!! I’ve always loved flavored coffee but most of those drinks have wayyy too much sugar..This is perfect for the holidays or actually anytime. Pinning cause I need to try this for sure 🙂

    1. Thanks so much, Stephanie! 🙂 Exactly! I always end up feeling so guilty indulging in one of the usual sugar-packed ones. This way, you can enjoy it, guilt-free. Woot woot! Thanks for pinning and stopping by!

  10. Peppermint and chocolate is pretty much the best combo ever, especially when coffee is thrown into the mix! We haven’t started to gift wrap yet (we still have to finish shopping!) but my husband is the expert gift wrapper. I look like a 5 year old wrapped gifts, so he wrap, and I do the gift bags and tags. Win-win for me since I hate wrapping! 🙂 Now onto this frappuccino…LOVE IT!! I’m all about peppermint, especially come the holidays. I love how thick and creamy this is. Would be perfect to sip on while wrapping presents (or maybe just sipping on while watching my husband wrap ha!). Love this, Demeter! Pinned, of course! Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. Heck. YES! I feel like we wait all year long for this combo to come along… but then coffee is added and it’s just Next Level stuff! 🙂 That’s so cool that the hubster is great at gift wrapping! May I borrow him for the season?? Haha. Gift bags and tags are such an awesome convenience–especially for those oddly shaped gifts. Lol on sipping these and watching your husband wrap. What could be better, right? 🙂 Thanks G! xo

  11. Demeter!!! You’ve a mind reader!!!! From afar at that too!!! AND virtually!!!! My daughter LOVES LOVES LOVES The ‘Bucks’ Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino – and now you have a healthier version here that I could whip up for her! Gawsh – thank you!!! As for setting up the “chocolate curls, sprinkles and crushed candy canes” at this belnded drink party you profess – well, I can help with EATING ALL the “chocolate curls, sprinkles and crushed candy canes” – now that’s a deal that’s hard to turn down eh?! 🙂
    Kidding kidding
    Btw, I think I shared my fav Holiday song with ya – but incase I was mistaken and shared it elsewhere – – this song has my heart every Christmas and a couple of the chaps in this video performed it at my church just this past weekend and I was so jigging (not to be confused with jogging) along to it!

    1. Haha. How’d you know??? Keep it a secret, okay?? 😉 I hope you two just love this! Shashi, you must seriously love this song–you’ve shared it with me before, my friend 😉 <3 Happy holidays! Big hugs to you and your daughter. 🙂