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Vanilla Frappuccino Recipe – Starbucks Copycat

Looking for a vanilla bean frappuccino recipe that you can make from home and sweeten how you like? This recipe will save you a trip to Starbucks, is easy to make, and filled with frozen vanilla bean goodness.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised that there’s not much to this recipe. The secret is to freeze your sweetened vanilla milk into cubes so you don’t water down your frappuccino with regular ice cubes.

Once you have a stash of cubes in your freezer, just toss a few into your blender with the leftover vanilla milk, add a dusting of cinnamon and you’ve got a delicious, wholesome coffee shop drink for just a few pennies!

Yes, vanilla beans are pricey, but you can use more economical vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract if you like!

You will love this Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino copycat recipe

Made with only a few ingredients, this delicious Vanilla Frappuccino will become your go to drink when you feel like a break from coffee and buying your drinks! I love making it with my homemade Date Paste for a refined sugar-free version!


  • Almond or coconut milk
  • Date paste
  • Vanilla bean
  • Vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla stevia, to taste (optional)
  • Coconut cream (optional)

How to make a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

  1. Put the milk, maple, vanillas and pinch of salt in the blender.
  2. Blend the mixture until thoroughly combined. Taste and add a little vanilla stevia or more maple syrup if you’d like it sweeter.
  3. Pour enough of the milk mixture to freeze one standard tray of ice cubes. Freeze.
  4. Chill remaining mix mixture until ready to use.
  5. When the portion in the freezer is frozen solid, put the cubes in the blender. Pour the remaining milk over top. Blend.
  6. To serve, divide the frappuccino between four glasses and add a dash of cinnamon.
  7. Repeat all summer.

Vanilla Frappuccino Recipe variations

Almond milk – Any kind of milk can be used! Light coconut milk would also be delicious here.

Pumpkin Pie Frap – Try adding 1-2 Tablespoons of pumpkin puree to the milk mixture and using a sprinkle of Pumpkin Pie Spice or Chai Spice for a fun fall variation.

Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe storage

The frozen cubes can be kept in the freezer for as long as you like! I like to freeze a whole batch so I can always make my own Frappuccino when the idea crosses my mind!
I recommend using the chilled half of the mixture within 2 days.

More like this Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe

5-Minute Paleo Strawberry Ice Cream – Frozen strawberries, date paste (Again. See how useful it is?), and a hint of orange juice brighten up this tasty dairy-free ice cream.

Raspberry Sorbet – This is a raspberry variation of the one I just mentioned using freeze-dried raspberries for big punch of raspberry flavor!

Grilled Pineapple Whip – Honestly, I think Disneyland Dole Whips are overrated. Try making them at home with frozen GRILLED PINEAPPLE. Yes, it’s as good as it sounds.

5-Minute Mango Sorbet – Another frozen fruit blender sorbet with just 3 ingredients!

Paleo Chocolate Ice Cream – The first thing I ever made in my Blendtec blender. (I got right to the good stuff. Haha.) It’s still a family favorite after all these years. We love adding a drop or two of peppermint oil to this.

Frosty Pumpkin Pie Shots – A paleo, naturally-sweetened, frozen version of pumpkin pie. Hard to imagine, I know. But incredibly tasty!

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How do you add caffeine to vanilla bean frappuccino?

Simply add a shot of espresso! If that isn’t an option, mix a teaspoon of instant coffee with a dash of hot water to dissolve the powder before adding it to your Frappuccino.

What is the difference between vanilla bean and white chocolate frappuccino?

These frappuccinos are very similar – the difference is the one uses vanilla and the chocolate frappuccino uses white chocolate!

Is a frappuccino just coffee blended with ice?

Not all Frappuccinos contain coffee! I know, I was also surprised when I learnt this amazing piece of information. Frappuccinos also contain milk and syrups for that extra creamy, sweet base.

Paleo Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

Paleo Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This is a knock off of Starbuck's coffee-free frapp, with WAY less sugar. It's naturally sweetened and could be keto or low-carb using a low-carb sweetener!


  • 3 cups milk (any kind)
  • 4 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • vanilla stevia, to taste (optional)
  • dash of cinnamon


  1. Put the milk, maple syrup, vanillas, and salt in a blender. . Blend the mixture until thoroughly combined. Taste and add a little vanilla stevia if you'd like it sweeter.
  2. Pour enough of the milk mixture to freeze one standard tray of ice cubes. Freeze.
  3. Meanwhile chill the remaining milk mixture until ready to use.
  4. When the portion in the freezer is frozen solid, put the cubes in the blender. Pour the reserved vanilla milk into the blender and blend. If you have a high powered blender (like a VitaMix or a Blendtec) you could use the ice cream setting.
  5. To serve, divide the frappuccino between four glasses and top with a dash of cinnamon.
  6. Repeat all summer.


Nat's Notes:

  1. If you don't have or don't want to use vanilla bean paste, use more vanilla extract instead.
  2. The stevia helps to bump up the sweetness if you prefer, without having to use more maple.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 152Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 15mgSodium 122mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 0gSugar 22gProtein 6g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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Carol at Wild Goose Tea

Friday 18th of July 2014

Ha! Now you can join the big kids and talk about frappuccinos. I didn't like coffee until I was in my 40's. Now I love it! But I don't have to have coffee in my frappuccinos, I say hastily, because this looks super drinkable to me.

Natalie @ Paper & Birch

Thursday 17th of July 2014

ooooh, I love the sound of this Natalie!


Thursday 17th of July 2014

Love this!

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