Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe

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Make your own Vanilla Bean Frappuccino easily in the comfort of your own home with just a few ingredients. Creamy vanilla drink topped off with whipped cream is a great copycat of Starbucks. 

If you enjoy a cold coffee shop drink, be sure to check out how to make a Mocha Frappuccino, Caramel Frappuccino and Iced Vanilla Latte

vanilla frappuccino in a glass with straw


 

This version of a Starbucks vanilla bean frappuccino is delicious and tastes just like the one from the store. Think of the taste like an icy vanilla milkshake. The best part is they can be made at a fraction of the cost. 

Having a family of five, a trip to Starbucks can really add up. That’s why we love recreating our favorite Starbucks drinks at home. This vanilla frappe is one of our favorite Starbucks copycat recipes and I like that there is no coffee in a vanilla bean frappuccino because my kids don’t need that extra caffeine.

What is a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino?

Frappuccino is actually a trademarked name from Starbucks for their blended iced coffee drinks. They can be cream based or coffee based. 

Vanilla Bean Frappe Ingredients

This recipe is surprisingly easy to make. Just a few simple ingredients are needed for this cold drink. 

Vanilla bean ice cream – You can substitute with vanilla or french vanilla ice cream but I do think the vanilla bean tastes most like the original. The ice cream helps achieve that creamy texture you get in a frappuccino. 

Milk – Use what you have on hand. Whole milk will give a richer flavor. We use 2% because that is what we usually have in the refrigerator. 

Ice – One cup works well for one serving. If you like yours more icy, add 1/2 cup more ice. 

Vanilla extract – This adds a little extra vanilla flavor. 

Whipped cream – This is optional but again, makes it tastes like you just ordered it from Starbucks. 

How to make a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

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  1. Blend: Add milk, ice, vanilla extract and ice cream to the blender. Blend until ice is crushed.
  2. Serve: Pour in a glass, top with whipped cream and enjoy. 
blender with ice, milk, ice cream and vanilla

Can you make without ice cream?

I really enjoy the creaminess and taste the ice cream adds but you can make vanilla bean frappuccino without ice cream. 

Use 2 cups of ice, 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Blend until combined. 

vanilla frappe with whipped cream

How to store Leftover Vanilla Bean Frap

Can you freeze the leftovers?

If you happen to have leftovers, you can store the drink in Mason jars in the freezer. When you are ready to drink, remove the jar and leave it out at room temperature for 15-20 minutes to soften. 

Tips to Making the Best Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

  • If you would like to make enough for 2 drinks at once, simply double the recipe. 
  • Like a creamier drink? Add an extra scoop of ice cream. 
  • Like your drink a little extra sweet, add 1-2 teaspoons of sugar into the mixture. 

Vanilla Frappe FAQs

Does a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino have coffee in it?

There is no coffee in this frappuccino recipe.

Is a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino a milkshake?

This is similar to a milkshake with the addition of ice.

Does Vanilla Bean Frappuccino have caffeine?

No, this does not contain caffeine.

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vanilla bean frappuccino in glass with green straw
5 from 6 votes

Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe

By Heather
Make your own vanilla frappuccino at home with just a few ingredients.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 3 large scoops vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • whipped cream optional

Instructions 

  • Pour milk, ice, vanilla extract and ice cream in a blender. Blend until combined.
  • Top with whipped cream and serve.

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 716mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 1229IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 529mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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13 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I am so glad to have found this recipe! These are my guilty pleasure and Starbucks sure does break the bank. Can’t wait to make them at home!

  2. I’m not a big fan of coffee, but frappuccino is one of the ones I actually do like. Vanilla is the flavor I love too. I would love to try out this recipe. It looks amazing.