5 Ingredient Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe

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If you love rich and creamy frozen drinks, you’re probably familiar with Starbucks’ Vanilla Bean Frappuccino. This delicious concoction is akin to a vanilla ice cream shake, but appropriate to drink with your breakfast! This is also a great option for anyone avoiding excess caffeine because this Frappuccino doesn’t even have coffee in it. This Vanilla Bean Frappuccino recipe is a favorite among our kiddos along with our Cotton Candy Frappuccino.

It’s also one of the simplest Starbucks DIY recipes to try at home: as simple as blending together a few ingredients and serving ice-cold!

vanilla bean frappuccino recipe

Our Favorite Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe Substitutes

Since the Vanilla Bean Frappuccino is an especially rich and cream-based drink, you’ll want to pay extra attention to this as you recreate the drink at home if you are attempting to give it a healthy spin! Consider one of the following milk options to cut calories when making your DIY Vanilla Bean Frappuccino. 

 

Milk TypeCalories/1 cup ServingAverage Cost 
Whole milk150 cal$2.19/gallon
2% milk120 cal$2.19/gallon
Skim milk80 cal$2.19/gallon
Soy milk100 cal$3.99/half gallon
Almond milk60 cal$3.99/gallon
Oat milk90 cal$5.29/half gallon

 

Though some of these milk substitutes may cost a bit more per serving, it is still far cheaper than buying just one drink from Starbucks. You’ll also need to pick out an ice cream that you love the flavor of while watching the calories if you are going for a healthy DIY option. Fortunately, purchasing a half-gallon or gallon of milk and a tub of ice cream will allow you to make several drinks for the price of one at Starbucks- enough for the whole family. 

Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe

This recipe tastes identical to the Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino recipe. Deliciously sweet and indulgent, this is a recipe the whole family will enjoy! We can’t duplicate Disney World at home, but at least this sweet treat (which is one of Ella’s Disney go-to) makes up for it a little bit. 

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Directions

Pour all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Top with whipped cream to taste.

Bonus; add a chocolate syrup drizzle at the bottom of your cup for extra sweetness! 

Healthy Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

Creamy drinks can be tough to make healthy. Since the culprits in this recipe are the whole milk and ice cream, try swapping those two ingredients for low-cal or low-fat alternatives. You can mix and match to find your preferred flavor.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup low-cal vanilla bean ice cream, or vanilla bean frozen yogurt (we love Enlightened Vanilla Bean!)
  • 1 cup skim milk or another milk alternative
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Directions

Pour all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Top with whipped cream to taste.

Everyone can use a little sweet treat now and then! As you have seen, our Vanilla Bean Frappuccino recipe is fairly simple to make and you only need 5 simple ingredients. In fact, there’s a good chance you might have everything you need around your house already.

So what are you waiting for? Get to it! You definitely won’t regret it. 

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