Starbucks Fakeuccino




Introduction: Starbucks Fakeuccino

About: Hey, my name is Jason. A little bit about myself is that well, I love photography, cooking/baking, creating, etc. About myself physically, I'm a male, I'm 5'7", Brunet. Personality wise, I'm usually…

I had a Starbucks Frappuccino and LOVED it the minute i had it, but it cost me about $2.50?  This does not taste like the actual Frappuccino but is a way to reuse the bottle and make your own "Fakeuccino".

Step 1: Label (optional)

 de-cap the lid of the bottle and look closely at the bottle. de-label (back side) the bottle and take a closer look at this label (ingredients or Contains:)

The pictures will explain!

Step 2: Research

 Who knows what Pectin or Ascorbic acid is??
Not me...

I went to and typed them in, what i found was quite interesting...

Pectin: gelling agent (thickener).
Ascorbic acid: Vitamin C

Step 3: Wash Em

 Wash the bottles and lids.  The bottles will air dry fine, but the lids need special attention... after washing them, take a look at their undersides.  in all the groves of latex can hide little coffee bits, make sure you get them.

Step 4: Don't Cry, Its O.K.

 No need to cry but you can put away your old Starbucks Coffee cup.

Step 5: How Much Does One Bottle Hold?

 A bottle holds 2 cups, the picture says 1 1/2 but that is WRONG! you will see i added extra in the brewing step...

Step 6: Coffee Choice

 You can choose many flavors, decaf, caffeinated, etc.  For this, just buy the flavorless coffee.

Step 7: I'm Making My Recipe of Coffee (last Step)

4 TBSP hot cocoa mix.
4 TBSP half and half
2 CUPS coffee

Step 8: Close

 Put the cap back on.  Make sure not to burn yourself!

Step 9: Chilling!

 Pick up the bottle, you may need to use something to hold it because it is HOT!

put it in the fridge and grab it in the morning.

Step 10: Recipe!


My recipe is:

• 1 cup coffee.
• 2 heaping tbsp hot cocoa powder.
• 2 tbsp half and half or milk.



• 1 cup hot brewed coffee.
• 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder.
• 1 tablespoon white sugar.
• 2 tablespoons milk.


• 1 cup coffee.
• ½ teaspoons vanilla extract.
• 2 tbsp milk or half and half.
• Sugar to flavor.

Chai Latte

sdhardie says:
I've been making my own versions of these for a short while now, and they do not require heating.  And they taste just as good, if not better, than the real thing!

1 level teaspoon instant coffee
9 oz skim milk
1 or 2 packets of Splenda (sweeter than sugar, so go easy)
Stir well. Add ice.  Enjoy!

Delicious and fat/sugar free!]

I make something similar.  1 Can sweetened condensed milk,  I pot of drip coffee, anywhere from 8-10 cups, depending on your taste, (you can also use flavored coffees, everyone likes the hazlenut and chocolate) 2-4 heaping tablespoons hot chocolate mix, and teaspoon of vanilla extract if you wish.  Pour the SCM into a heat-proof pitcher, let the coffee cool a couple minutes, poor on top of the SCM and stir to combine, chill and enjoy. OH YES! I also pour some of the coffee into the SCM can to melt any of the milk still stuck to the inside.  That coffee goes into the pitcher as well.  Easy and cheap.  I buy store-brand sweetened condensed milk, magnolia brand, or eagle if it's on sale.  I have also noticed that for some reason SCM targeted toward the hispanic market is cheaper and really good.  I also shop at an Asian market and get a good price there, too.

sostahoe says:
I am a bartender and have made a version that is a hit and is constantly commented as a duplicate taste to the out of the bottle product.  ingredients are half cup coffee, one instant hot coco mix , about 10 oz cup of whip cream.  Method = using (Boston style) martini  shaker fill with ice and coffee on one side and whip cream and coco on other, combine and shake. (like a martini) strain/pour , serve. 

Make and take

• Make your everyday coffee how you like it and put it in the fridge and chill it. That way you know you will like it when you wake up squinting looking in the fridge for you coffee!

Add your recipes in the comments and i will add them into the instructable!

Step 11: Live, Love, Coffee??o

 Join the group if you Live, Love, Coffee!

Coffee, you can sleep when your dead!

Step 12: So, How Much $ Do I Actually Save a Month?

  an average month is 30 days.  This is how much you save by using the recipe I PROVIDED.

1 pack of 12 fraps - $25.00
$25 \ 12 fraps = $2.08
$2.08 * 30 Month=

TOTAL = 62.40

1 pack of 108 K-Cups = $54.99
$54.99 \ 108 cups = $.50 per cup
$.50 * 30 = $15 month
gallon of milk = $3.50 roughly
Swis Miss hot cocoa = $19.87 - 80 ounce 
4 tbsp = 2 ounces (close enough)

TOTAL = 38.37
(this is with the whole hot cocoa container since i don't know how many tbsp is in 80 ounces!)

Although it does not taste the exact same, you save....

$24.03 every month, this could seem like a little , But...

1 Month = 24.03
2 = 48.06
3 = 72.09
4 = 96.12
5 = 120.15
6 = 144.18
7 = 168.21
8 = 192.24
9 = 216.27
10 = 240.30
11 = 264.33
year = 288.36

Its not much but you still are saving little by little!

Be the First to Share


    • Remote Control Contest

      Remote Control Contest
    • Pets Challenge

      Pets Challenge
    • Make It Modular: Student Design Challenge

      Make It Modular: Student Design Challenge



    2 years ago on Step 10

    if you cool it some before putting in the the fridge your electric bill will be less. Any container of hot food or beverage makes the fridge turn on and run longer to maintain the temp it is set at..


    3 years ago

    Nice. Looks good.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Looks good. Just got a Starbuck's Iced Coffee driving home from scout camp and needed something cold to help stay awake. Then I though, it wouldn't be hard to make more and just reuse the bottle, so to Instructibles I went.

    This is good, but my only concern is putting hot coffee in the bottle and putting that in the refrigerator. Is there any chance of a broken bottle?

    BTW, If you prefer the version you get and the *bucks coffee shop, this works well.


    ¾ cup double
    strength coffee chilled (see recipe below)

    1 cup milk

    3 tablespoons

    3 tablespoons
    Hershey’s Chocolate syrup

    2 cups ice

    Whipped cream

    Combine all
    the ingredients except whipped cream in a blender. Blend on high until the ice
    is crushed and its smooth.Pour into 2
    16 oz glasses. Top with whipped cream if desired. Substitute a caramel sauce
    instead of the chocolate sauce for a caramel fakeuccino.

    This is good.
    Close enough to the “other place” that its not worth going out to get one and
    it’s a lot cheaper.

    Double Strength Coffee:

    Using my
    French press, I made the coffee with 6 scoops of a strong coffee medium coarse
    ground (30 gr). Use a good dark roast coffee for this. I used the Keyna coffee My Son got me when he bought my press. Put the coffee in the press. Filled to
    the top line with boiling water. Covered with the press cap and let brew for 4
    minutes. Pressed the handle down and poured out all the coffee into another
    container. Chill the coffee.This made
    enough coffee for 2 batches of the recipe with my press. You need to adjust it
    for your press. Mine holds 22oz but they call it a 17oz so you figure it out.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    ExpressExpense makes it easy to replace a coffee shop receipt. Check it out.


    12 years ago on Introduction

    Not to be pedantic, but i just wanted to interject that "Chai tea" is tautology. "Chai" is Hindi for "tea", therefore the instructions are for tea tea (thanks wikipedia!). I just think that particular word we Americans use is funny.

    "Would you like more tea tea, sir?" =]

    But people wouldn't understand if you just said a masala or masala chai recipe

    awesome 'structable btb, sounds tasty


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Spent 10 years in Afghanistan and Iraq, it was Chai there. And in Thailand.


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    I had an Armenian patient and his family left a board with words in Armenian, then the same word in English so that he could point to and make his needs known when they were not with him. Chai was the Armenian word for Tea.

    In Korea the word for tea is cha.


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

     thanks and yes tea tea would sound weird, haha.


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

     Just to add another language: the word for tea in Portuguese is "chá" - with "ch" sounding as "sh" in shave and the "a" sounding as "o" in house.

    And in persian the same word means king.... crazy world of words.... 

    Best Regards



    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    In Japanese the word for tea is "ocha" not the same, but not too far from from chai, either :)


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Same in Arabic as well!  chai is tea.  Small world!  :)


    9 years ago on Step 10

    Very nice instructable. I really like this idea as I'm highly addicted to amazing coffee and GREAT IDEAS! :)


    10 years ago on Step 10

    Could you replace the hot coco mix and cream for chocolate milk?


    10 years ago on Step 6

    What's a "30% Certified Blend"? I wonder why the other 70% isn't certified...


    11 years ago on Step 6

    Boy, I sure hope your coffee isn't (sic) flavorless! Don't you want it to be at least coffee-flavored?


    Reply 11 years ago on Step 6

    Nah because if you go by the instructable and use flavored coffee with hot chocolate mix that would taste pretty bad in my opinion...