Starbucks Affogato Frappuccino Recipe

Starbucks Affogato Frappuccino Recipe
Starbucks Affogato Frappuccino Recipe


An affogato (which means “drowned” in Italian) is a coffee-based beverage famed for the temperature contrast between the cold vanilla gelato or ice cream and the hot espresso or coffee that tops it. If you think about it, it may have been the affogato that inspired the Frappuccino in the first place. It’s only natural that it’s on the secret menu at Starbucks (see our “Starbucks’ Secret Menu: The Ultimate Guide”), but you don’t have to order off the menu to enjoy this treat; you can make it at home!


1½ cups milk

1½ cups vanilla

¾ cup crushed ice

½ tablespoon sugar

2–3 tablespoons almond/hazelnut syrup

1 cup coffee

1–2 espresso shots


Add in all liquids first, then add sugar, syrup, ice cream, and crushed ice.

Blend until smooth.

Serve with a floating espresso shot on top.

Starbucks Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Starbucks Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.