Make a Green Tea Frappuccino at Home — For Under $3

This blended drink tastes like Starbucks, but costs much less.

Trying to wean yourself off an expensive Starbucks habit? The good news is that you can easily make a green tea frappuccino at home for a fraction of the cost, so you can still enjoy your favorite frozen treat without feeling like you’re throwing money down the drain.

Keep reading for the recipe, and find out how to cut your annual Starbucks bill without giving up your coffee.


1 cup of ice
1 cup of whole milk
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons matcha
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
Whipped cream (optional)

Supplies Needed: Blender


1. Add ice, milk, sugar, matcha and vanilla to blender.

2. Blend.

3. Top with whipped cream and additional matcha powder if desired.

Cost Breakdown:

$9.95 = Matcha Powder
$2 = Milk
$1 = Whipped Cream
$1 = Sugar
$3.19 = Vanilla Extract
$0 = Ice

Total estimated cost = $17.14

The recipe yields 6 green tea frappuccinos.

$17.14 divided by 6 = $2.86

Price Comparison:

Cost to DIY: $2.86 per frappuccino
Retail price: $4.75 per frappuccino

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