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This caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino tastes just like the one from Starbucks. It has creamy caramelly coffee, fluffy whipped cream, and buttery caramel syrup blended into one frozen sweet treat. And the best part is this caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino recipe can be made in under 5 minutes!

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The Best Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino

Who doesn’t love Starbucks? From their original menu to the secret menu, there’s something for every coffee lover. But with that said, who wants to wait in line at the drive-thru when you can make your favorite drink in the comfort of your own home?

Well, my favorite drink from Starbucks is the caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino, so I had to create this copycat recipe. And trust me, this tastes just like the real thing. Honestly, it might be even better!

Seriously, this caramel frappuccino has a blend of bold coffee, milk, and caramel sauce with whipped cream on top. It’s so rich and creamy with the perfect balance of sweetness and caramel flavor with an added crunch from the caramel crunch topping.

Gah, it’s just so good!

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And not only is it crazy delicious, but this Starbucks masterpiece is actually really easy to make at home. You literally just blend the ingredients together, and it’ll take you no more than 5 minutes to whip up. So you can make it on your way out the door in the morning. Or if you’re making it over the weekend, it goes great with these Aunt Jemima pancakes!


This Starbucks caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino recipe is made with simple ingredients. In fact, you probably have a few of them on hand already!

Anyway, here’s what you’ll need to make this caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino:

  • ½ cup freshly brewed strong coffee, cold
  • ½ cup milk (any milk you want)
  • 1 cup ice cubes, or crushed ice
  • 3 tablespoon caramel sauce
  • 1 tablespoon caramel crunch topping
  • ¼ cup whipped cream

Not bad, right?

Oh, and if you love Starbucks and want to make another one of their iconic drinks, you can use some of these same ingredients to make this Starbucks salted caramel cold brew.

A countertop with a small bowl of whipped cream, a small bowl of caramel sauce, a pitcher of coffee, a small bowl of crumbly topping, and a small pitcher of milk.

Ingredient Substitutions and Suggestions

This Starbucks caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino is delicious when it’s made with the ingredients listed above, but you can definitely make some adjustments if you want.

Now, the first component of this salted caramel frappuccino is the type of coffee you use. I like to use freshly brewed coffee, but you can make this recipe even more convenient and buy pre-made coffee or even pre-made cold brew coffee from the store. Oh, and you can also use decaffeinated coffee if you don’t want the kick of caffeine.

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The next component of this caramel coffee flavored drink is milk. I like to use vanilla almond milk, but you can use regular milk, oat milk, soy milk, or any kind of milk that you want!

Lastly, you can make your own caramel sauce or dark caramel sauce or use storebought caramel sauce. My caramel rolls recipe has the best homemade caramel sauce ever, so feel free to use that caramel sauce recipe for your frappuccino.

How to Make Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino

As I mentioned earlier, this caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino recipe is so simple to follow. You literally just combine the ingredients in a blender, blend ’em until smooth, then transfer the frappe to a cup and top it with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle.

How much easier does that sound than driving all the way to Starbucks?

Anyway, let’s not waste another second and get into the recipe!

A blender with blended frappuccino ingredients.

Step 1: Blend The Ingredients

First, you’re going to start by adding the cold coffee, ice cubes, and 2 tablespoon of the caramel sauce into a blender. Then you can blend all of the ingredients on high speed until you have an almost smooth mixture with a few tiny pieces of ice left.

An overhead view of a glass with frappuccino in it topped with fluffy whipped cream. The pipping bag is laying at the base of the cup on a countertop.

Step 2: Add The Toppings

Now that this Starbucks caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino is blended, you can pour it into a tall glass or a travel mug. Then you’ll want to top it off with the whipped cream – or homemade whipped cream – and drizzle the caramel sauce on top.

To finish it off, you can sprinkle the caramel crunch topping on the whipped cream and add a straw to the glass.

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Finally, serve immediately and enjoy!

A tall glass with a caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino topped with whipped cream and crunchy caramel topping. A small pitcher is drizzling caramel sauce over the whipped cream.

How To Store Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino

This recipe for Starbucks caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino makes 1 serving, and it’s so delicious I bet it will be gone in one sitting.

With that said, if you can’t finish the frappuccino, then you can store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Whenever you’re ready to enjoy it again, you’ll want to give the drink a mix since it will separate in the fridge.

An overhead view of a caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino in a glass topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and caramel crumble.

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Wrapping It Up

Well, that’s how to make a caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino!

This deliciously icy caramel coffee frappe is one that you’ll be craving on a regular basis. I mean, it’s just so darn good. From the creamy, icy texture to the sweet and salty caramel flavor, it really doesn’t get better than this!

And the best part is you don’t even need to go to Starbucks to get it, so you can save time and money all while enjoying the same delicious drink.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this homemade Starbucks frappuccino as much as I do!

As always, if you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think in the comments below.

A tall glass with a caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and crunchy caramel topping.

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More Starbucks Recipes

If you liked this Starbucks copycat recipe, we have a bunch of other Starbucks recreations on the blog that you can try next!

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