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Have you ever tried a cotton candy frappuccino from the coffee place? Now you can make them at home! It’s super easy and so delicious for those hot summer days ahead! 

I love cotton candy. It’s one of those sweet treats that I just can’t resist when summer rolls around. The fairs and carnivals roll into town and I just have to have a bag of cotton candy! When the coffee shops started serving cotton candy Frappuccinos I had to find a way to make them at home. Since they’re seasonal they disappear from the menu in the fall. 

Cotton candy frappuccino in a cup with a reusable wrapper.

Cotton Candy Frappuccino

Thanks to this incredible (and super easy) frappuccino recipe we can enjoy the cotton candy flavor year round from the convenience of our own homes. 

Not to mention this version is much cheaper than buying one even once a week from your local coffee spot.

How is a frappuccino different from a milk shake? 

Milk shakes typically don’t include ice which is one of the big differences. The other difference (depending on where you live) is the ice cream itself. It seems to be a regional difference in the United States at least, what is considered a frappe and what is called a milk shake. In this case, we’re going with frappuccino because of the flavoring additives and the ice! 

Does this frappuccino have coffee or caffeine? 

No. You’ll see in the ingredients below that it has plenty of other yummy ingredients and there’s sugar…but no caffeine. If you need a little caffeine boost you might want to try out this delicious homemade sweet tea recipe

Can I make cotton candy ice cream out of this recipe? 

You can certainly try it! I would leave out the ice and mix the whipped cream right into the blender and then put it into a container to freeze overnight. You can scoop it out softer before then but at least 4 hours of freezing time is going to be necessary to get it back to ice cream consistency! 

ingredients for cotton candy Frappuccinos.

Can I just use cotton candy ice cream to make this frappe? 

I would think the flavor would be a little off, I’ve never tried it that way. But you could use the the cotton candy ice cream and then leave out the flavorings and just blend it up with ice and milk! 

Do I need a special blender to make this work at home? 

No, not really. I’ve tried this recipe in everything from our big fancy Ninja blender to something as simple as my single serving bottle blender. You’ll get a better consistency with something that is capable of really pulverizing the ice but any blender should do the trick and get the job done! 

What do I need to make this delicious cotton candy frappe? 

Here is what you will need in order to make these incredible cotton candy Frappuccinos at home. It’s not a lot of complicated ingredients and you’ll get more than one serving from each batch! 

  • 3 Scoops of vanilla or snickerdoodle ice cream
  • 1 C ice cubes
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 2 TBSP vanilla
  • 3 TBSP raspberry syrup
  • Whipping cream

How to make cotton candy frappuccino drinks at home: 

You can make these tasty frappe drinks at home without very much muss and fuss. In just two simple steps you’ll have a tasty drink that you can take on the go or kick back and relax while enjoying it at home. Definitely take one out to enjoy poolside this summer! 

  1. Scoop ice cream into a blender, add ice, milk , vanilla, raspberry syrup and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into a large glass, top with whipping cream.

tall image to show the full view of a finished cotton candy frappuccino

Printable Cotton Candy Frappuccino Recipe: 

Yield: 2 Servings

Cotton Candy Frappuccino

Cotton Candy Frappuccino

Have you ever tried a cotton candy frappuccino from the coffee place? Now you can make them at home! It's super easy and so delicious for those hot summer days ahead!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • * 3 Scoops of vanilla or snickerdoodle ice cream
  • * 1 C ice cubes
  • * 1 C whole milk
  • * 2 TBSP vanilla
  • * 3 TBSP raspberry syrup
  • * Whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Scoop ice cream into a blender, add ice, milk , vanilla, raspberry syrup and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into a large glass, top with whipping cream.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 484 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 12g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 73mg Sodium: 163mg Carbohydrates: 62g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 47g Protein: 8g
I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

Do you have other amazing drink recipes? 

I definitely do! Here are some of my favorites for the summer! All of these offer their own blend of flavors and refreshment. One thing is for sure, they’re all delicious! 

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