3-Ingredient Caramel Frappe

3 Ingredient Caramel Frappe! minimalist baker #vegan

Hello and welcome to another episode of “We’re Obsessed with Coffee” with your hosts John and Dana, where we talk about all-things caffeine and how to get more of it into our blood stream.

Today’s recipe is a 3-Ingredient Caramel Frappuccino that’s 100% vegan and crafted with a bold and rich cold brew coffee.

*cue “oohs” and “aahs.”

Cold Brew Coffee

If you’ve never made cold brew coffee, do not be intimidated. It is the opposite of hard. You simply grind up your coffee, add it to a bowl or pitcher, add twice the amount of water, let it brew overnight and then strain for a rich, cold cup of coffee.

Cold brew is ideal for making ahead of time to keep in the fridge for a quick pick-me-up. In this way it’s great for pre-mixing with milk, flavorings or sugar so you can grab it and go. Or, if you’re like us, you blend it into something luxurious – a frappuccino.

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This frappe is composed of three ingredients:

Cold brew coffee.
Almond milk ice cubes.
And vegan caramel sauce.

That’s it. Simply blend them all together and you have frothy creamy goodness on your hands that’s surprisingly low calorie.

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That is, unless, you top it with more caramel sauce. But why wouldn’t you do such a thing? It is a frappuccino after all.

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What does it taste like? Deliciousness.

It’s creamy and only slightly slushy with a vibrant coffee flavor and just a hint of caramel. If you let it set for a few minutes it gets all melty and somehow sweeter. It’s like magic.

This frapp is also extremely customizable. If you aren’t a caramel fan, make it chocolate! If you don’t have almond milk, sub cow’s milk. And if you prefer it a tad creamier, use half and half ice cubes or full fat coconut milk ice cubes. Experiment away!

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3-Ingredient Caramel Frappe
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3-ingredient vegan caramel frappuccino made with almond milk ice cubes, cold brew coffee and vegan caramel sauce!
Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 1
  • 8 unsweetened almond milk ice cubes (~1 cup almond milk)
  • 3/4-1 cup cold brewed coffee
  • 3-5 Tbsp vegan caramel sauce
  • Optional: sweetener to taste (such as non-bitter stevia)
  1. Prep coffee and ice cubes the night before by pouring 1 cup almond milk into 8 ice cube mold squares, and adding 2 cups water to 1 cup finely ground dark roast coffee. Cover both with plastic wrap, then place cubes in the freezer and coffee in the fridge.
  2. In the morning, strain the cold brew through a coffee filter fitted over a coffee pot, such as a Chemex. Set aside.
  3. To a blender add all ice cubes, 3/4 cup of the coffee and 4-5 Tbsp of the caramel sauce to start out. Blend until smooth, adding more coffee if it's too thick.
  4. Taste and adjust flavors as needed. I added a touch more caramel and one-half packet of Non-Bitter NuStevia powder. You could also add more sweetness with additional caramel sauce or agave nectar.
  5. Serve immediately, topped with coconut whipped cream and/or more caramel sauce.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 frappuccino.
*To make vegan caramel sauce, follow the bourbon caramel sauce recipe, only omit the bourbon and substitute well-shaken full-fat coconut milk for the cream.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 frappe Calories: 185 Fat: 3.6 g Carbohydrates: 39 g Sugar: 30 g Sodium: 380 mg Fiber: 1.5 g Protein: 2 g


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danaHi, I'm Dana! I am a food stylist, photographer, and author of the Food Photography School and the 31 Meals Cookbook.

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  1. Vibe says

    wow that certainly looks delicious! making this very soon.
    I don’t know if you take requests, but I wonder if you could create a vegan and gluten free lahmacun recipe? That would be fantastic!!

  2. says

    Oh yum, Dana! I haven’t tried that caramel sauce yet, but now I definitely must. Cold brew coffee is a stable in my kitchen! People are always intimidated by it, but it’s so simple. (PS. Have you ever come across good-quality palm sugar? Some of it is overly processed, but the real, organic stuff is caramel heaven – it’s got this lightly sweet, rich flavor that I wish vegans in the US had better access to! So many possibilities!)

  3. says

    “Ohh” … “Ahh” :) That’s brilliant! I actually made your amazing caramel sauce a few days ago and I have some left. I’ve got to try this! Except, I might use cashew milk ice cubes instead – I just made homemade cashew milk and it’s super rich and creamy. I was just thinking it would be perfect for a latte but a frappuccino would be even better!

  4. stephanie says

    do you have a brand of almond milk you recommend? one without additives or sugar?


    p.s. new to your blog and i love it!

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