Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino Recipe

Posted on Jun 14 2015 - 9:00am by Susan Bewley

Do you love Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino? Check out this delicious & easy to make Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino Recipe here!

Do you have certain drinks you love during the summer? Personally, I am a big fan of shakes and Starbucks Frappuccinos. Sometimes, I even like getting some of the Starbucks drinks that don’t even have coffee, especially when I don’t want any more caffeine. One drink that I have enjoyed for quite some time is their vanilla frappuccino. This delicious drink is the right mix of creamy vanilla and milk, reminding me of a rich milk shake. Unfortunately, like most Starbucks drinks, it is quite expensive, guaranteeing it is something that I can’t get often. Luckily I found the perfect solution – make it at home.

With some trial and error, and the help of a friend, we finally came up with a copycat Starbucks vanilla frappuccino. This recipe is extremely easy to make and not that expensive. Actually, I was a bit embarrassed how easy it is to make since we have all the ingredients in our house ALL THE TIME. We think you will love this recipe just as much as us and have a new favorite summer recipe. So, what do you think, does our Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino Recipe hit the mark or do you think we need to go back to the drawing board?

Note: Special thanks to my friends Krista from Adventures of Country Divas for helping me with this recipe and pictures!

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Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino Recipe
Do you love Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino? Check out this delicious & easy to make Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino Recipe here!
Cuisine: Beverage
Recipe type: Copycat
  • 1 cup Ice
  • 1½ cup Milk
  • 1 ½ cup All Natural Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Whipped Cream (optional)
  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend for about 1 minute or until everything is smooth.
  2. Pour into a tall glass and top with whip cream.
  3. Serve cold!



Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

25 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. lisa June 14, 2015 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Yum! Whipped cream is not an option, pile it on. I’m glad I shop on Mondays. I’m going to pick up the ingredients and make this.Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Sandra Watts June 14, 2015 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Now that looks like a tasty, creamy, yummy drink. Add a cherry on top for a splash of color and BAM!

  3. Tamara M June 14, 2015 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Looks delicious, I can’t wait to try it!

  4. M.Clark June 14, 2015 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    This Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino is something my mother would like because she likes vanilla flavored treats. I personally prefer chocolate, so I would make a chocolate version of this. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  5. Michele Ash June 15, 2015 at 2:56 am - Reply

    WOW! This is made with everything we have in the house! I’m definitely going to give this a try! It looks terrific! I never get to indulge at Starbucks because we are watching our pennies! In the summertime I crave milkshakes and fruit smoothies! I love this recipe and I’ve saved it to use! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with all of us! I truly do appreciate it immensely! Thanks so much!!!! Michele 🙂

  6. Holly Thomas June 15, 2015 at 5:04 am - Reply

    I have never had one, but it looks very good.

  7. rachel cartucci June 15, 2015 at 8:53 am - Reply

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so what I need this morning. I wish I had the ingredients in my house right this minute…..that looks perfect! Thanks!

  8. Jo-Ann Brightman June 15, 2015 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    This is so easy to make and I love vanilla shakes. Thanks for working at the recipe.

  9. Sandi June 15, 2015 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait to try it. I’ll be adding coffee, but just imagine the money we can save by making our own to taste! Thanks for sharing

  10. Amanda Whitley June 15, 2015 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    this sounds so good. i have never tried it at starbucks but i am gonna try making it now!

  11. Sherry Keef June 16, 2015 at 12:37 am - Reply

    I love these. Thank you so much for the recipe. I pinned it and plan on making this soon. : )

  12. Nicole Dziedzic June 17, 2015 at 1:45 am - Reply

    I love the Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino, great to have a recipe to make it at home, saves time and money, and i bet it takes identical.

  13. lisa June 18, 2015 at 11:05 am - Reply

    I made this today and messed it up. There again, I’ve been told that I can mess up a certain dream, if you know what I mean.I’m not sure what I did wrong. My vanilla extract is a few years old. Maybe that had something to do with it. I’ll buy some and try it again.

  14. Patricia Walker June 19, 2015 at 7:26 am - Reply

    like you I can’t often have the lovely frapppuccino’s when I’m out and about but this is ingenious – no more doing without!

  15. Kathleen Kelly June 19, 2015 at 8:30 am - Reply

    I love this drink, and now I can make it at home!! Thank you for sharing!

  16. Jessica S. June 21, 2015 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness, that looks delicious! And how convenient would it be to make it at home without having to drive to Starbucks!? Thanks for sharing!

  17. emily n. June 21, 2015 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Sounds like a tasty recipe. I like recipes that help save money.

  18. Melissa S June 22, 2015 at 9:48 am - Reply

    I am going to give this recipe a try for my son. He would love to have the kind with coffee in them but the last thing I need is to give this boy caffeine.

  19. denise low June 22, 2015 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the recipe. I bet this is better than starbucks.Looks very delicious.We will give it a try.

  20. Bailey A June 23, 2015 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    This looks amazing! I love Starbucks fraps on hot summer days, but I hate spending all that money. Not to mention all the calories that are in them. Will definitely be making this soon!

  21. Liz H June 27, 2015 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    This sounds great and can’t wait to try at home but watch out! This recipe contains around 600 calories if you use regular milk, which, if you’re going to make it creamy enough, you should. This is a little less than half the calories I need in a day! So I’ll be sharing this with my 2 kids and my hubby 🙂

  22. Mishelle July 5, 2015 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Oh that looks fantastic!!! I have everything but the ice cream – must see about that.


  23. Pamela Gurganus August 16, 2015 at 12:12 am - Reply

    This Frappuccino looks so delicious! I think I’m going to have to go buy a blender just so I can try these recipes!

  24. Terri S October 15, 2015 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    WOW! This looks good. Thank you for sharing.

  25. lisa October 30, 2015 at 10:31 am - Reply

    I tried this a few times. It must be my blender because it just doesn’t turn out like a shake should.

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