Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino - CopyKat Recipes (2024)

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Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino is perfect for summer. Everyone loves a vanilla frappuccino. This treat tastes just like the original at Starbucks.

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Starbucks Frappuccino Drinks

Starbucks offers a complete line of blended cream-based frappuccinos for its patrons to enjoy. They range from coffee-based favorites like the chocolatey mocha frappuccino to extreme non-coffee drinks like the s’mores frappuccino and the new caramel waffle cone.

The vanilla bean falls into the mild range of blended cream drinks but is still wildly popular.

Creamy Vanilla Frappuccino

Everything old is new again. While sock hops and ice cream socials may be a thing of the past, today, we have coffee shops and frappuccinos! Think of this Vanilla Frappuccino recipe as a slightly more sophisticated version of a vanilla shake, and you pretty much know what you are getting.

It’s a delicious cream-based drink that is like melted ice cream heaven in a cup. It’s one of Starbucks’ most favorite frappuccinos on the menu.

What Makes This Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino So Good

A few quality ingredients make this version of the homemade Vanilla Bean Frappuccino so gosh darn delicious. There is absolutely nothing complicated about it, but the flavor is rich and satisfying. Enjoy it as a snack, dessert, or with your favorite meal.

Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Ingredients

One of the great things about the vanilla bean frappuccino is that is oh so easy to make at home! All you need is a few simple ingredients and you are ready to be sipping pretty.

If you are wondering what is in a vanilla bean frappuccino, you will need the following to make this recipe:

  • Milk
  • Ice
  • Vanilla bean ice cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream
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Ingredient Notes

For the best results of this copycat Starbucks vanilla bean frappuccino recipe, use the highest quality ingredients you can find. That means premium ice cream and vanilla extract.

Breyer’s Extra Creamy Vanilla Ice Creamis excellent mid-priced ice cream, andNielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extractis definitely an affordable luxury that will make your homemade Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino beat the ones they serve at the local coffee shop hands down.

Sure, you can useReddi-wip or Cool Whip, but why not make your own homemade whipped cream if you have the time?

Using whole milk will result in a creamier consistency.

Instead of vanilla extract, you can use vanilla bean paste. Do not use vanilla flavoring as it will not give the best flavor.

Regular ice cubes can water this drink down, but freezing milk and using the frozen milk instead of typical ice cubes keeps this drink extra creamy.

How to Make a Vanilla Bean Frappe

Here are the steps to make this vanilla frappuccino recipe:

  1. Whisk together the milk and vanilla extract. Add the milk mixture to the pitcher of a blender. Ensure you have a powerful blender to crush the ice into tiny pieces. You can’t go wrong with aVitamix, but any good blender should do the trick.
  2. Dump in the ice (pre-crushed, if possible).
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  1. Add the slightly softened vanilla ice cream.
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  1. Blend until smooth on the smoothie setting. The frappuccino should not be entirely smooth, but it shouldn’t have large ice chunks, either. However, if you want a smooth frappuccino, continue blending until it reaches your desired consistency.
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  1. Pour the blended mixture into tall glasses.
  2. Top with whipped cream and serve immediately.

What can you serve with a vanilla frappuccino?

This blended ice-cold beverage can be enjoyed independently, but I think it is great to pair with our Starbucks Cake Pops, or some sliced Starbucks Banana Bread.

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Does the Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Have Coffee In It?

No, this Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino recipe does not contain any coffee. However, if you find yourself craving a coffee kick, you certainly can add a teaspoon ofMedaglia D’Oro Espresso Style Instant Coffeeto the milk mixture.

What Goes With a Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino?

You don’t need anything to enjoy a homemade Vanilla Bean Frappuccino, but it goes well with typical diner foods likehot dogsandhamburgers. And, don’t forget to haveFrench frieson the side so you can revive another long-lost tradition of dipping them in your shake! Crispy onion rings go nicely with this frappe too.

How to Store Leftovers

If you have leftover frappuccino, you can store it in the refrigerator for a few hours. It is best to pour the frappuccino into an airtight container, such as a Mason jar, to keep it fresh and prevent any spills or leaks.

If the frappuccino has been sitting for a while, you may notice some separation, but a quick stir should bring it back together.

When you’re ready to enjoy your leftover frappuccino, give it another quick stir and pour it over ice if desired. Keep in mind that the texture may be slightly different than when it was freshly made, but it should still be delicious.

For longer storage, pour the frappuccino into a freezer-safe container and freeze it for up to 3 months. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight.

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You are going to love the vanilla bean frappuccino taste in this drink! If you love a vanilla milkshake, you are going to love this coffee-free beverage without caffeine.

Do you love Starbucks? Try these copycat Starbucks recipes!

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  • Starbucks Berry Drink
  • Starbucks Passion Fruit Tea
  • White Chocolate Mocha

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Be sure to check out more of my summer drink recipes and the best Starbucks copycat recipes here on!

Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

Recreate the famous Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino at home.

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Course: Drinks

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Starbucks Recipes, Vanilla Bean Frappuccino, Vanilla Frappuccino

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes minutes

Servings: 2

Calories: 163kcal

Author: Stephanie Manley


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup vanilla bean ice cream
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream


  • Pour the milk and vanilla extract into a blender.

  • Add ice and ice cream. Blend until smooth.

  • Pour the blended mixture into glasses.

  • Top with whipped cream.


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino - CopyKat Recipes (2024)
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