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How to make a vanilla frappuccino

You can make this super simple CopyCat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino right at home. Save yourself some $$’s with this recipe that requires just a couple of ingredients.

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

Cierra and I have been consuming quite a few CopyCat Starbucks Strawberries & Cream Frappuccinos. So many that we are completely out of strawberry syrup today, ha ha. So we decided that we would make another favorite Starbucks cold drink, a CopyCat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino. Oh my! Yum!

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

Starbucks Vanilla Bean Cream Frappuccinos are so tasty but they do tend to cost a small fortune when you frequent Starbucks too often like we do. We will splurge about once per week when we head to Target to do shopping. We now just make our favorite Starbucks drinks at home. We have also made CopyCat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade, that stuff is so simple and refreshing.

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

This Vanilla Bean Frap is awesome. It was perfect to enjoy with our morning work load.

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

The vanilla bean is so perfect in a cold drink. Plus they are super simple to make right at home. All that is needed for you to make this delish cold drink at home is vanilla ice cream, sugar, milk and vanilla. Add in some ice and you have your drink finished quicker than you could order it at Starbucks.

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

INGREDIENTS
1 cup Ice
1 1/2 cup Milk
3 scoop Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
1 tsp Sugar
1/8 tsp Vanilla Extract
Whipped Cream (optional)

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

DIRECTIONS
Blend all ingredients except whipped cream until blended.
Transfer to serving glass and top with whipped cream.

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

Do you have a favorite Starbucks cold drink? We have quite a few favorites, ha ha. Vanilla Bean Fraps have been a frequent request from my boys because it is their favorite Starbucks drink. Luckily their addiction does not compare to mine and Cierra’s. I plan to make them a batch for an after school treat so they will ecstatic.

Vanilla Bean Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat) – A copycat recipe of a Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino made with just a few simple ingredients! So easy and delicious!

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

Vanilla Bean Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat)

Back again with another Starbucks copycat recipe! This time, I decided to make a classic – the vanilla bean frappuccino. Now this recipe was a favorite of mine when I was little and I didn’t like coffee. It has a cream base that is hard not to love!

Now for this copycat version, you need just 3 ingredients – vanilla bean ice cream, milk, and ice. it’s so easy to make and really tastes the same! Something else I love about making Starbucks copycat recipes is how cost-efficient they are. You can make quite a few of these drinks for the price of just one from the store!

Now I do suggest using vanilla bean ice cream instead of french vanilla or any other variety of ice cream. It has the closest flavor to the original frappuccino. Additionally, serving it with whipped cream on top really makes it complete so don’t skip on that! You can add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste if you want a stronger vanilla flavor but I thought just the ice cream was more than enough.

Common questions about making a vanilla bean frappuccino

Do vanilla bean frappuccinos have caffeine in them?

No, since vanilla bean frappuccinos have a cream base instead of a coffee base, there is no caffeine in them.

What does a vanilla bean frappuccino taste like?

A vanilla bean frappuccino tastes very similar to a vanilla milkshake with a very light and creamy vanilla flavor but a little less sweet.

How do you make a homemade vanilla bean frappuccino?

To make a homemade vanilla bean frappuccino, you combine ice, milk, and ice cream in a blender, blending until well combined.

How do you make a vanilla bean frappuccino without ice cream?

Instead of ice cream, you can use 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract), and 1 cup of extra ice in the recipe.

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

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How to make a vanilla frappuccino

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

Vanilla Bean Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat) – A copycat recipe of a Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino made with just a few simple ingredients!

You no longer have to spend time and money to enjoy your favorite Frappuccino treat. This Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe is easy to make and tastes just like the one from Starbucks.

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

What is a Frappuccino?

A Frappuccino is a term that was created by Starbucks but now I think it’s used by everyone.

A Frappuccino is a cold blended coffee drink that is made with either coffee or a crème base (like ice cream). So you can make a coffee Frappuccino or a crème Frappuccino.

This Vanilla Bean Frappe is a crème base Frappuccino as it’s made with ice cream and not made with coffee so I don’t feel guilty when I give these to my kids.

This Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe is easy to make and delicious!

I love copycat recipes so that I can enjoy my favorite foods for less money but they still have all the great flavors of the original.

You’ll love my other copycat recipes from our copy cat Chick fil A Lemonade to our copycat Starbucks Passion tea lemonade, and our KFC chicken pot pie. I just know you will love this recipe too.

Obviously trying to recreate a recipe at home will save you money.

Today I’m sharing with you a new Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino recipe. This copy cat recipe is so easy to make and tastes amazing!

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

My kids love a delicious Vanilla Bean Frappuccino!

I really love a delicious Starbucks drink every now and then. Sometimes we like to splurge and I take my kids to Starbucks with me. They all usually order a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino because they are delicious!

It’s a fancy drink but doesn’t actually have coffee in it so I don’t have to worry about the extra caffeine in their drink.

However, the cost can really add up when you have a lot of kids like I do (eight if you are counting). Now, we can make these delicious treats at home for my family to enjoy which saves a small fortune if you have a lot of kids like me!

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

What is needed to make vanilla bean frappe?

I was surprised by how simple this drink was to create. It’s just a few ingredients and I have heard of them all! I promise, it really is easy to make.

You don’t even need the Frappuccino syrup that Starbucks offer that I thought would be needed.

Here is what you’ll need to make this amazing copycat Starbucks drink.

  • Milk and Ice
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Whipped Cream (This is optional but definitely recommended because whipped cream is amazing!)How to make a vanilla frappuccino

How to make Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe.

First, blend all ingredients except whipped cream until blended. Then transfer to serving glass and top with whipped cream.

Serve immediately with your favorite straw! I love giving my kids all a different color straw so they can easily know which drink is theirs.

If you need a blender, I highly recommend a Vitamix Blender. It does cost more than an average blender, but it’s definitely the best blender I have ever used.

If you’re wanting something a little cheaper, I have this Waring blender as well and it works great. They are really nice and very affordable. I just love mine.

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

What does the vanilla bean Frappuccino taste like?

Like I said before, my kids love these. I think they taste like a vanilla milkshake but not quite as sweet as a traditional milkshake. The vanilla bean adds a great vanilla flavor to this recipe.

Can you make a Vanilla Frappuccino without ice cream?

When I make this at home, I usually use vanilla bean ice cream because it’s easy and it gives this copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean drink a delicious flavor.

However, you can create it without the ice cream as well. I would recommend blending heavy whipping cream with vanilla bean powder so you get that delicious vanilla bean flavor for this recipe.

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

Can you freeze the leftovers of this Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino recipe?

When I make these for my family, we drink them pretty quickly because they are so tasty. However, if you do have leftovers, I recommend freezing them in mason jars in your freezer.

Then when it’s time to serve your leftover Vanilla Bean Frappe, take them out of the freezer and put them some place warm for approximately 20 minutes to defrost and allow time for the drink to soften.

After this time, they will be ready to drink and enjoy!

Enjoy this Vanilla Bean Frappuccino recipe!

I hope you try this easy and delicious recipe with your family soon. You can easily have the indulgence of a Starbucks treat without spending a ton of money.

I hope you try them soon and please leave us a comment to let us know what you think!

Introduction: Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino Copycat Recipe

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

After discovering, loving, then becoming totally addicted to Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino drinks, I quickly realized that I was spending way too much money on these delicious caffeinated beverages. They average about $2.50 each, and I was drinking one every morning before work, which was really starting to add up.

So I decided I was just going to start making them myself. I was shocked when I realized how easy it was to replicate. It only takes about ten minutes to make, using things I already had in my kitchen.

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Step 1: Gather Your Tools

To make these drinks, you’ll need the following items.

  • Coffee maker
  • Pitcher
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Empty Starbucks Frappuccino bottles (optional)

If you don’t have a pitcher, you can use an empty milk jug to mix everything together.

You don’t have to have the empty bottles for the drinks, but it does complete the experience.

Step 2: Double Brew Your Coffee

  • 1/3 cup coffee grounds
  • 1 cup water

Brew your coffee once like normal. When it’s done, you’ll have about 2/3 cup of brewed coffee.

Pour the brewed coffee back into the coffee maker where you would normally pour the water, and brew it again using the same grounds. This will give you about 1/2 cup of coffee with a more concentrated coffee flavor.

Step 3: Mix and Stir

  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Mix all of your ingredients together in a pitcher, and stir well.

Step 4: Pour and Chill

If you don’t have empty bottles, just stick the pitcher in the fridge to cool down.

If you have the empty bottles, fill them up and put them in the fridge. They’ll get cold faster when bottled individually as opposed to the entire pitcher at once. One batch makes about 4 bottles. I only had 3 bottles, so the rest went into a travel mug and popped in the fridge.

Make sure to mix well before drinking, because the sugar tends to settle at the bottom of the pitcher or the bottles.

Once it’s cold, enjoy your Frappuccino! I know I’ll be enjoying it just a little bit more, knowing I’m not paying $2.50 a pop anymore!

By Annie Holmes Published in Drink

This at home version of a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino has no ice cream and is the perfect Starbucks knockoff. Options for low carb, dairy free and gluten free included!How to make a vanilla frappuccino

A while ago I was at Starbucks with a friend. I ordered my usual caffeine filled macchiato and she ordered a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino. I can honestly say it had never crossed my mind to order something at Starbucks that didn’t have any coffee! But I was intrigued because it looked delicious! I tasted it and new I had to recreate this creamy vanilla drink at home.

What ingredients do you need to make a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino?

Generally, most at home recipes for a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino call for ice cream. It gives you the ultra creamy texture and the sweet vanilla kick. However, I really wanted this drink to be something that I could enjoy anytime, not just a dessert. I also wanted to create a low carb version so this Vanilla Bean Frappuccino recipe has no ice cream! Instead, you will need:

  • Milk or almondmilk
  • Frozen Whipped Cream (fat free, low fat or frozen coconut whipped cream all work)
  • Sweetener: such as honey, sugar, or sugar free alternatives like swerve or monkfruit
  • Ice
  • Vanilla Beans

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

How do you make a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino without ice cream?

This recipe is super simple and can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. All you need are the 5 ingredients listed above and a good blender. The only thing even slightly tricky is the vanilla bean. If you haven’t ever used them before, just slice it lengthwise and you will see tiny black seeds. Use a sharp knife and scrape them out and set aside.

To make this Vanilla Bean Frappuccino add the milk, frozen whipped cream, sweetener, ice and vanilla bean “seeds” and blend until smooth. The mixture will be thick and creamy. If you want to make it just like the coffee shop version top with whipped cream!

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

How do you make a low carb Vanilla Bean Frappuccino?

This recipe is so easy to adapt for a low carb diet. Simply use unsweetened almond milk, a sugar free or low fat frozen whipped cream option and choose a sugar free sweetener.

I have many keto and low carb recipes on this site and I like using Swerve and Monkfruit as my sweeteners because they have no artificial aftertaste.

What are some other easy coffee drinks?

If you are looking for other quick and easy coffee house knock off recipes you’ve come to the right place! My favorite coffee recipe ever is this Keto Coffee Frappuccino. It is great if your following a low carb diet. But what I really love is that coffee is the big flavor instead of sweeteners or other add ons. It is my go to when I need a good pick me up! Some others I love are:

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

This at home version of a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino has no ice cream and is the perfect Starbucks knockoff. Options for low carb, dairy free and gluten free included!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk or almond milk
  • 2 cups ice
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen whipped cream (low carb or coconut whipped cream work too)
  • 1 vanilla bean split lengthwise and inside scooped out
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sweetener (honey, swerve, monkfruit, sugar)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a bender and blend for one minute or until ice is totally crushed.
  2. This makes 2 large cups or 4 small cups

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I can’t believe how simple this Vanilla Bean Frappuccino recipe is. It’s the building-block of every other frappuccino and probably the simplest vanilla frappuccino ever.

If I had to make one every day, I’d do it with a smile, because it’s so easy, I have all the ingredients on hand and it’s so tasty…I don’t even have to drive to Starbucks for a fix!

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

Now, when I say that this Vanilla Bean Frappuccino recipe is simple, I am not kidding.

When you pull up to the barista’s window at the drive-thru (because, guess what–I am NOT getting out of the car with the kids and then all THAT mess, no I’m driving through) and have to wait forever for your Vanilla Bean frappuccino, it’s not because it takes forever to make.

No, it’s because the guy in front of you (or in line on the inside of the store) has ordered some complicated monstrosity with chocolate chips and cinnamon on top.

You, on the other hand, have ordered the world’s most simple treat ever.

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

What You Need to Make this Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe

All I needed to make this amazingly wonderful copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino?

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

That’s right, nothing more than:

  • 4 cups ice
  • 2 tspn vanilla bean paste
  • 4 cups milk or cream
  • 4 tblspn sugar

No, really. that’s it.

And putting this tasty vanilla frappuccino together? Just as simple.

How to make a vanilla frappuccino

How to Make this Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe

Step 1

In milk, combine sugar and vanilla bean paste. Stir to combine.