Cotton Candy Frappuccino | Starbucks Copycat

Have you ever tried a cotton candy frappuccino from a coffee place? It’s super easy and a delicious way to personalize your drinks with your preferences. We have a collection of Starbucks Copycat Recipes to help you replicate your favorite drink at home.

If you are spending more time at home, being able to make your favorite Starbucks drink at home will save you time and money.

Pin showing the finished cotton candy frappuccino recipe ready to drink.

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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 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

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.

A finished look at the cotton candy frappuccino ready to drink.

How is a frappuccino different from a milkshake? 

Milkshakes 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, between what is considered a frappe and what is called a milkshake. In this case, we’re going with frappuccino because of the flavoring additives and the ice! 

You can make your frappuccino stand out by adding some cotton candy sugar to the rim of the glass for an extra special presentation.

Finished recipe for cotton candy frappuccino recipe ready to drink.

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 something with a caffeine kick, try out this Starbucks mint matcha Frappuccino or King Cake Frappuccino recipe!

A close up look at the finished cotton candy Frappuccino recipe ready to drink.

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! 

You can also just use this cotton candy ice cream recipe to make your own delicious flavorful ice cream recipe.

ingredients for the cotton candy frappuccino recipe.

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 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 better consistency with something that is capable of really pulverizing the ice but any blender should do the trick and get the job done! 

a look at the blender we will use to make cotton candy Frappuccinos

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! 

  • vanilla or cotton candy ice cream
  • ice cubes
  • whole milk
  • vanilla
  • 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.

Scoop ice cream into a blender, add ice, milk, vanilla, and raspberry syrup then puree until smooth.

ingredients in a blender ready to mix up the cotton candy frappuccino recipe.

Pour into a large glass, and top with whipping cream.

two mugs of the finished drink ready to enjoy.

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! 

a view of the finished cotton candy Frappuccino ready to enjoy

Printable Cotton Candy Frappuccino Recipe: 

Yield: 2 Servings

Cotton Candy Frappuccino

A finished look at the cotton candy frappuccino ready to drink.

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


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


  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:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 484Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 163mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 2gSugar: 47gProtein: 8g

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  1. I’m Diabetic and with just a couple of adjustments I can make this sugar fee using a sugar free ice cream and Skinny Girl Syrups Cotton Candy Flavor. Can’t wait try it!

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