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Double Chocolate Chip Frappe

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If you’re a fan of the double chocolaty chip crème frappuccino from Starbucks, you’ll LOVE this homemade double chocolate chip frappe. This low-calorie and sugar-free version of a coffee shop classic is made with only five ingredients and takes just 1 minute to make!

glass of chocolate chip frappe.
Delicious chocolate chip frappe

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The word “frappe,” pronounced “frap-pay,” literally means “iced” in French. While the term once referred to any frozen beverage, today, “frappe” typically refers to a frozen coffee blended with cream and sweet flavors. When you order them from Starbucks, they’re known as frappuccinos.

That said, not all frappes and frappuccinos have coffee. For instance, this double chocolate chip frappe is made without any coffee, just like Starbucks! So, if you love chocolatey coffee shop drinks but not the excess sugar and carbs, you must try this lightened-up double chocolate chip frappe!

frappe in a glass with a straw.
Frothy double chocolate chip frappe

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s SO easy. You’ll make a coffeehouse copycat with only 5 ingredients in 1 minute.
  • Making specialty drinks at home is less expensive than daily trips to the coffee house.
  • It has fewer calories, sugar, and fat than traditional frappuccino recipes.
  • Healthier than McDonald’s and Starbucks frappes.
  • This is the ultimate indulgence for chocolate lovers!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Milk – The default milk in frappes is whole milk, but feel free to use a non-dairy alternative. I like using unsweetened almond milk. Cashew, soy, oat, and coconut milk are also good options. If dairy isn’t a concern, 2% skim and non-fat milk also works. Honestly, anything goes.
  • Sweetener I like using monk fruit sweetener. It has no carbs, zero calories, sodium, or fat. Allulose, erythritol, and Stevia are also good sugar-free sweeteners.
  • Chocolate Chips – You can use any chocolate chip here. Regular chocolate baking chips, dark chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, or your favorite keto no sugar added chocolate chips.
  • Chocolate Syrup – You can use Hershey’s sugar-free chocolate syrup or Walmart’s Great Value brand sugar-free chocolate-flavored syrup. If sugar isn’t a concern, use any chocolate syrup. You can also use chocolate sauce.
  • Vanilla Extract – The better the quality, the better the flavor! Vanilla lends that irresistibly sweet and creamy flavor.
  • Ice – This wouldn’t be a frappe without ice!

How To Make This Recipe

three image process making double chocolate chip frappe.
Double chocolate chip frappe process

Step 1: Blend.

Add milk, sweetener, chocolate chips, chocolate syrup, vanilla, and ice to a high-speed blender and blend for one full minute.

Step 2: Serve.

Pour into a tall glass and serve! Whipped cream is optional but recommended!

top view of chocolate chip frappe.
Tasty chocolate chip frappe

Recipe Tips

  • A powerful high-speed blender is critical to crushing the ice and blending the mixture into a smooth, frozen drink.
  • The best way to achieve a creamy, smoothie-like texture is by adding xanthan gum. You’ll only need a pinch per serving. You can also use a dry pudding mix.
  • If possible, use mini chocolate chips. Once blended into the drink, they’ll taste like Starbucks java chips. Sprinkle more on top of the frappe before serving.
  • A frappuccino isn’t complete without whipped cream. So top your healthy chocolate chip frappe with your favorite sugar-free whipped cream or dairy-free whipped cream.

Variations

Let’s talk about personalizing. Any of these customization options will elevate your homemade frappuccino to new heights.

  • Dessert syrup – You aren’t limited to chocolate syrup. Feel free to use strawberry, butterscotch, white chocolate, or caramel syrup instead (or get creative with a blend of sweet syrups and sauces).
  • Make it a milkshake – Swap half of the ice for a scoop of vanilla ice cream or chocolate peanut butter nice cream.
  • Add protein – Add a scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder to the blender.

Storing & Freezing

Storing: This recipe yields 1 drink. If you have extra, you can keep it in the fridge for 1-2 days. If it separates, reblend it with fresh ice until it’s smooth before serving.

Freezing: If you decide to make more than 1 serving, you can always freeze what’s left. This frappe will keep in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a month. Before serving, let thaw at room temperature for 5-10 minutes. If it separates, reblend it for a few seconds.

FAQ

Do double dark chocolate chip frappuccinos have coffee in them?

No! The Starbucks recipe does not have coffee, nor does this homemade version.

How do I add coffee to a double chocolate chip frappuccino?

The easiest way is to replace about half of the milk with freshly brewed and cooled coffee, or you can simply add a shot of espresso.

Does McDonald’s have a double dark chocolate chip frappe?

McDonald’s offers a few different frappe flavors, including chocolate chip, which is more similar to the Java chip frappuccino from Starbucks than the double dark chocolate chip flavor.

Yield: 2 Servings

Double Chocolate Chip Frappe

frappe in a glass with a straw.

Double chocolate chip frappe is the healthy at home version. Lower in calories and made sugar-free.

Prep Time 4 minutes
Blend Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons monk fruit sweetener
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips, any kind
  • 3 tablespoons sugar-free chocolate syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups ice

Instructions

  1. Add milk, sweetener, chocolate chips, chocolate syrup, vanilla, and ice to a high-speed blender and blend for one full minute.
  2. Pour into a tall glass and serve! Whipped cream is optional but recommended!

Notes

  • A powerful high-speed blender is critical to crushing the ice and blending the mixture into a smooth, frozen drink.
  • The best way to achieve a creamy, smoothie-like texture is by adding xanthan gum. You'll only need a pinch per serving. You can also use a dry pudding mix.
  • If possible, use mini chocolate chips. Once blended into the drink, they'll taste like Starbucks java chips. Sprinkle more on top of the frappe before serving.
  • A frappuccino isn't complete without whipped cream. So top your healthy chocolate chip frappe with your favorite sugar-free whipped cream or dairy-free whipped cream.
  • Storing: This recipe yields 1 drink. If you have extra, you can keep it in the fridge for 1-2 days. If it separates, reblend it with fresh ice until it's smooth before serving.
  • Freezing: If you decide to make more than 1 serving, you can always freeze what's left. This frappe will keep in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a month. Before serving, let thaw at room temperature for 5-10 minutes. If it separates, reblend it for a few seconds.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 113mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 21gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Maisie

Monday 3rd of August 2020

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simplylowcal

Monday 3rd of August 2020

Thanks, Maisie. I'm glad you found this site. :)

Capri

Thursday 2nd of April 2020

This is such a tasty refreshing drink that satisfies all my chocolate cravings! I love how easy it is to make!

simplylowcal

Thursday 2nd of April 2020

Thanks! :)

Anita

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

This frappe is the perfect pick me up. So fresh tasting and full of chocolate flavor. It you love coffee, adding a shot of espresso is also lovely. :)

simplylowcal

Thursday 2nd of April 2020

Great idea. :)

Mahy

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

The frappe I haven't tried yet. Healthy and delicious. Really looking forward to making it over the weekend!

simplylowcal

Thursday 2nd of April 2020

Thanks, Mahy. I hope you enjoy. :)

Christie Gagnon

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

I could go for one of these RIGHT now, looks delicious!

simplylowcal

Thursday 2nd of April 2020

Thanks. :)

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