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Keto Frappuccino Copycat: Salted Caramel

Make a delicious Keto Frappuccino Copycat infused with the amazing flavor of salted caramel! Blended to perfection and ready in just minutes to power you through your busy days.

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This is a SERIOUSLY good keto Frappuccino copycat recipe. Good as in “I want to make this every morning for the rest of my life” good. The sweet salted caramel flavor is the star of the show, but just enough coffee flavor peeks through to remind you that you will soon be enjoying the blissful, energy-inducing effects of coffee.

What Makes This Keto Frappuccino Copycat So Good

(Other than the flavor, of course!)

If you frequently purchased Frappuccinos from Starbucks in your pre-keto life, you’ll be happy to know that this keto copycat version is not like many of the Frappuccino copycats out there. I initially tried creating this recipe based on the standard recipe variations I saw floating around the internet, and I was not happy at all. Even with my high-powered Vitamix blender, I ended up with a blended liquid and some not-so-tasty ice slush.

Thankfully, I stumbled upon a post by a former Starbucks employee. She said the secret to making a Starbucks-worthy Frappuccino at home is xanthan gum. I am a huge fan of xanthan gum (it is net carb-free and is perfect for thickening smoothies and sauces) so it was a total “a-ha!” moment when I read about it. As soon as I added xanthan gum to the mix, the perfect keto Frappuccino was born!

Salted Caramel Keto Frappuccino Copycat Ingredients

Ingredient quantities are located in the recipe card at the end of the post.

Perfect Keto Salted Caramel MCT Oil Powder: This stuff is SO good, contains valuable MCTs, and tastes like you’re eating dessert! It delivers the perfect salted caramel flavor to drinks and desserts. If you love salted caramel, you’ll also want to check out their Salted Caramel Keto Bars!

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Swerve Confectioners Sugar Replacement: If you’re looking for a sugar substitute, you’ll love Swerve Confectioners! It uses (natural) sugar alcohols which have zero effect on blood sugar, meaning you can subtract them from the net carb count. (That gives Swerve zero net carbs.) It also measures just like sugar, so there isn’t any guessing about how much to use. I purchase the 48 oz. bags because they are convenient and a much better price per ounce than the 12 oz. bags.

Anthony’s Xanthan Gum: A keto kitchen staple perfect for thickening sauces, soups, and drinks. One bag will last a long time, so it’s worth the (small) investment.

Other ingredients:

  • Strongly brewed coffee
  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk — it has to be vanilla! I’ve tried this with regular almond milk (both plain and with added vanilla extract), and I simply could not replicate the exact flavor.
  • Ice

How to Make a Salted Caramel Keto Frappuccino Copycat Drink

Add all ingredients except ice to a blender and blend.

inside of a blender with keto frappuccino ingredients blended at the bottom

Add ice…

overhead view of blender containing keto frappuccino ingredients and ice cubes

Then blend again until everything is thoroughly blended.

inside of a keto frappuccino blender with all ingredients fully incorporated

Yum, right?! Pour into a glass, serve, and enjoy!

keto frappuccino in a plastic cup with two decorative straws in front of marble

What Should I Use for Strongly Brewed Coffee?

Here are my suggestions:

  • Any regular coffee, strongly brewed 😉
  • DeathWish Coffee (highly caffeinated), brewed as-is
  • Two teaspoons of instant coffee granules, mixed in 1/3 cup water (they don’t need to be perfectly incorporated since you blend the drink)

What’s Missing from this Keto Frappuccino Copycat?

You may be looking at the photos of this keto coffee treat and thinking there is something missing. If you’re used to buying Frappuccinos at Starbucks, you are absolutely right! When served at Starbucks, Frappuccinos are topped with a yummy layer of whipped cream. Here’s how to do that if you want to:

  • The easiest method: look for canned whipped cream at the store that emphasizes “real cream” or “natural ingredients.” I often use Kroger Extra Creamy Dairy Whipped Topping with Real Cream with 1g net carbs per 2 tbsp.
  • Make your own: follow this recipe!

How Do I Make a Keto Frappuccino Copycat if I Don’t Have Salted Caramel MCT Oil Powder?

If you want a salted caramel Frappuccino, this is the only way. I haven’t found anything nearly as good as Perfect Keto’s Salted Caramel MCT Oil Powder for infusing the perfect salted caramel flavor into any drink or dessert.

If you have another Perfect Keto MCT Oil Powder flavor, like vanilla or chocolate, you can substitute that 1:1 for the salted caramel flavor.

If you don’t have any Perfect Keto MCT Oil Powder, omit it and add an extra 1 tbsp of Swerve Confectioners (since the MCT oil powder is sweetened). Serve as-is, or flavor as desired with the extract of your choice (to taste).

keto frappuccino copycat drink sitting on a gold and white decorative towel

Nutrition Facts for a Keto Salted Caramel Frappuccino

  • 85 calories
  • 7g fat
  • 0g protein
  • 2.5g net carbs

More Keto Coffee Recipes

If keto coffee is your thing, I’ve got plenty of keto coffee recipes to share! Check out these posts:

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Keto Salted Caramel Frappuccino Copycat

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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks, Snacks
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: keto starbucks, low carb frappuccino
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 85kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients except for ice to a blender and blend.
  • Add ice and blend again until ice is thoroughly incorporated.
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Notes

I used Blue Diamond unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

For the strongly brewed coffee:
  • Any regular coffee, strongly brewed 😉
  • DeathWish Coffee (highly caffeinated), brewed as-is
  • Two teaspoons of instant coffee granules, mixed in 1/3 cup water (they don't need to be perfectly incorporated since you blend the drink)
Nutrition Facts
Keto Salted Caramel Frappuccino Copycat
Amount Per Serving
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 212mg 9%
Potassium 38mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 3.08g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.58g 2%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%
Calcium 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer



Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.

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