This vanilla bean frappuccino is cool and creamy with tons of vanilla flavor. Quicker and cheaper than the coffee shop.
As my family continues to torture me, I’m searching for more cold drinks like this Vanilla Bean Frappuccino to enjoy. Go ahead read the story, I’ll wait! :)I would love to enjoy margaritas and mojitos everyday, but I’m getting way too old for that nonsense.
In fact, I’m turning 25 in July. Guys, that like a quarter of a century! 🙁
My idea of living dangerously these days is having caffeine after dinner. Will it give me the energy boost I need, or insomnia that makes me relive every embarrassing thing I’ve done in the past quarter century.
If you’re craving an alcohol free or caffeine free drink, this frappuccino recipe will hit the spot.
Ingredient Notes and Shopping Tips
- Milk: I prefer whole.
- Heavy Cream: Don’t leave out the cream as it gives the perfect Frappe texture.
- Sugar: Always a good idea!
- Vanilla: You can use vanilla extract, or vanilla beans here. I would not suggest imitation vanilla.
How To Make a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
I bet you can whip it up faster than you can get through the Starbucks line. Bonus: You won’t have to have your name misspelled on the cup either. My name is Krystle, and I can’t win! I’m luckily my family can spell it right. 😉 Anyone else in the same boat?
Simply put all ingredients except the whipped cream into the blender. Then, blend, blend, blend,and you’re done. Finally, I like to top mine off with whipped cream, because whipped cream is always a good idea!
Does It Contain Coffee?
This drink does NOT have any coffee in it. However, you can certainly add it if you want a caffeine buzz.
Starbucks’ version is caffeine-free too! That makes it perfect for late night treats, kiddos, or just your overly neurotic food blogger. -awkward wave-
It does not taste like coffee at all either. It reminds me more of a vanilla milkshake but thinner and less heavy.
a. Dairy Free or Vegan: Substitute soy, almond, or coconut milk for a dairy free treat. Also, you can even buy coconut whipped cream!
b. Skinny: Fat free milk and an artificial sweetener can make this drink skinny too. Skinny drink=an extra pastry right?!
c. Caramel: Drizzle in 1 tablespoon caramel sauce and 3 tablespoons caramel syrup. Read my full caramel frappuccino recipe here.
d. Mocha: Drizzle in ⅓-1/4 cup of chocolate syrup. Yum!
The calories will vary by size. Per the Starbucks website:
Tall: 280 Calories
Grande: 400 Calories
Venti: 490 Calories
Our homemade version clocks in at just 256 calories a serving.
More Copycat Starbucks Recipes
Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino
Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
- 1 Cup Whole Milk
- ½ Cup Heavy Cream
- 3 Tablespoons White Sugar
- 1 Vanilla Bean (or 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract)
- 2 Cups Ice
- Whipped Cream If Desired
- Pour whole milk, heavy cream, white sugar, vanilla bean (or extract), and ice into a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Top with whipped cream if desired.
adapted via The Lazy Mom Cooks
Starbucks Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino
More Starbucks Copycats to enjoy:
Oh my goodness this was amazing, so sweet and delicious, this was the best treat on a hot summer day!!
katerina @ diethood.com says
WOW! This was such an amazing treat!! LOVED it!
Carrie Byshe says
So much better than Starbucks! Thank you for saving me money 🙂
Yes, please! This frappuccino will be our new favorite snack!
This is such a delicious and very yummy drink. My teens love this frappe and I’m so glad it doesn’t have caffeine! I love making this as a treat during the day and my daughter loves to add some caffeine to this. Definitely making this again soon!
Mmm…my favorite Starbucks treat! My kids go crazy over this! Now, they can each have their own. We love this!
Jessica Rugerio says
I think my husband will thank you for all of the money I am going to save! This is better than starbucks!
Erin | Dinners, Dishes and Dessert says
This Vanilla Bean Frappuccino couldn’t look any more perfect!
Beti | easyweeknightrecipes says
This was SO GOOD! Everyone loved it! Can’t wait to make it again and again!
katerina @ diethood.com says
Yes, please! This looks absolutely amazing! Can’t wait to try it! 🙂