Frappuccino Style Coffee

How many of you know that the word Frappuccino is a trademarked name owned by Starbucks.  Did you know that you really can’t use that name in your recipe?  I know, sad, but true.  That’s why I called mine Frappuccino “Style”.

Quote taken from the US Patent and Trademark Office

“A trademark is a brand name. A trademark or service mark includes any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used or intended to be used to identify and distinguish the goods/services of one seller or provider from those of others, and to indicate the source of the goods/services.  Although federal registration of a mark is not mandatory, it has several advantages, including notice to the public of the registrants’ claim of ownership of the mark, legal presumption of ownership nationwide, and exclusive right to use the mark on or in connection with the goods/services listed in the registration.”

Well, I guess it’s sort of like using the word Band-Aid.  Band-Aid is a trademark and a brand.  They are actually called “BANDAGES”.  Perhaps a symbol of who invested it first?

But, hey, the reality is, I made this incredible” frappe-style” coffee drink that helped me stay buzzed this morning.

Frappuccino Style drinks are fun and easy to make. The word” frappuccino” means blended iced beverage.   You can mix and match your additions  such as a bit or caramel instead of vanilla bean.  Or chocolate milk instead of regular milk.  Of course chocolate syrup, almond extract, coconut milk, etc.  You get the picture.

Frappuccino Style Coffee  Recipe

Frappuccino Style Coffee
Author: Marlene Baird
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
You could probably add an additional 1 teaspoon of sugar into your mug if it’s not sweet enough for you.
  • 1 cup fresh brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup ice cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Pour into your favorite drinking vessel.
  3. Enjoy.
2 PP per serving. If you are nice and you share yours then it’s only 1 PP per serving, even if you add 1 teaspoon of sugar.

This is what I absolutely love about making these types of beverages at home is being able to adjust the flavor, sweetness and caffeine.

Just look at the specks of vanilla bean you get from using vanilla bean paste instead of plain old vanilla extract.

Frappuccino Style Coffee  recipe

The use of brown sugar instead of granulated sugar gives it a richer taste.

What a great way to have an iced coffee as the weather warms up.

Frappuccino Style Coffee  Recipe


Frappuccino Style Coffee

Do you like to drink iced coffees?  What your favorite flavor?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


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Frappuccino Style Coffee — 4 Comments

  1. Love love love frappuccinos!!!!! I probably knew that about the trademark but wouldn’t have thought about it. If I ever make one, I’m calling it a Frappie! I dunno why that popped in my head. LOL

    Anyway – can you buy vanilla bean paste? Or do you have to buy the beans and scrape it out? I’ve never seen it seperately… I’ve never bought vanilla beans either for that matter – but want to try something with ‘real’ vanilla in it! 🙂

  2. I just love recipes that are flexible. I can’t wait to make this, but I have to admit I don’t think I’ve ever come across vanilla bean paste. I’ll definitely give it a try.

    I also like what you are doing with your photos. They look great.

    • Thank you so much Joanne. I work very hard at improving my photos. You can use vanilla extract too if you want. Vanilla Bean Paste is just so much more richer in taste.