Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino is perfect for summer. Everyone loves a vanilla frappuccino.

Homemade Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino in a glass

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Have your ice cream and drink it too! That’s how I feel about the vanilla bean frappuccino from Starbucks.

It’s a delicious cream-based drink that is like melted ice cream heaven in a cup. It’s one of their most favorite frappuccinos even though it doesn’t have any coffee in it!

If you are heading to Starbucks with your kiddos and they need something to cool them down, the vanilla bean frappuccino is the answer!

Homemade Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

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 the 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.

How to Make a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

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 ingredients and you are ready to be sipping pretty.

The key to this drink is to make sure it is extra vanilla-y. You start with vanilla bean ice cream, some milk, and ice and add a few drops of vanilla extract. The extract gives it that oh so creamy and delicious vanilla flavor that we all love.


Here’s a list of what you need:

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

Simply add the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

Also, feel free to add whipped cream on top! I enjoyed mine without, but it’s extra yummy with a dollop or two!

Homemade Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino and a straw in a glass

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Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

Recreate the famous Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino at home. 
4.75 from 4 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Starbucks Recipes, Vanilla Bean Frappuccino, Vanilla Frappuccino
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 163kcal


  • 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

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Sarah McClure

    5 stars
    I love this drink, and is easy to make. I would also like to know how to make a Cafe Java Chip Frappucicino.

  2. Becca

    I am not sure about all the comments about being confused about the vanilla. It states…Add ALL ingredients… that’s all…EXCEPT the whip cream. It states TOP WITH WHIP CREAM. the instructions.

    Have a nice day

  3. kinsey

    4 stars
    it tastes milky DO NOT put in 1 cup of milk put in 1/2 cup of milk in and then add the rest of the stuff and it tastes much better

  4. Grace

    Thanks i needed that recipe, but what do you do with all of the ingredients, it just says that you need them doesn’t tell what to do

    • Naomi

      She’s recommending ice cream because Starbucks uses a vanilla bean powder that they don’t sell. Vanilla bean ice cream is way easier to obtain than powder.

  5. LIz

    why do you list vanilla but then say do not add to ingredients and never mention it again. Thanks it sounds delicious.

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