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Best Homemade Vanilla Coffee Frappuccino Recipe

For coffee lovers who are always on the lookout for a great option to beat the heat, this Homemade Vanilla Coffee Frappuccino recipe is a must-try. It’s not just the best recipe to make at home because of its accessible ingredients, but it’s also a delicious recipe that’s sure to satisfy your craving for a cold and creamy coffee drink.

Vanilla Coffee Frappuccino Recipe

With its perfect blend of vanilla and coffee flavors, this Frappuccino is a treat that coffee shops can hardly beat. But why spend a fortune at a coffee shop when you can make it yourself and enjoy it any time you want? Plus, this recipe offers plenty of room for customization, so you can tweak the amount of coffee or sweetness to your liking.

So, coffee lovers, grab your blender and some ice, and get ready to whip up this irresistible Vanilla Coffee Frappuccino that’s sure to leave you feeling refreshed and energized.

Ingredients you’ll need for this Vanilla Frappuccino recipe

This blended drink needs just a few simple ingredients, found in any big grocery store:

  • Ice cubes. Ice cubes are the foundation of any good Frappuccino, as they provide the chilly and refreshing texture. In this recipe, they also help to blend all the ingredients together smoothly, creating a thick and creamy consistency.
  • Whole milk. It adds a rich and creamy flavor to the Frappuccino. The fat content in the milk helps to create a velvety texture and enhances the flavor of the coffee and vanilla. Using whole milk instead of skim or low-fat milk will also give the Frappuccino a more decadent taste.
  • Vanilla extract. It’s added to the Frappuccino to provide a sweet and fragrant flavor that complements the coffee perfectly. It also adds a touch of warmth and depth to the overall taste of the drink.
  • Instant coffee. Provides a strong and flavorful coffee taste. It is quick and easy to dissolve, and can be made at home without the need for an expensive espresso machine. Using instant coffee also allows for greater control over the strength of the coffee flavor in the Frappuccino.
  • White sugar. Sweetens the Frappuccino and balances out the bitterness of the coffee. 
  • Whipped cream. The perfect finishing touch for this coffee Frappe! It adds a luxurious and creamy texture to the drink and complements the flavors of the coffee and vanilla. You can either use store-bought whipped cream or make your own with heavy cream and sugar. Making your own whipped cream allows you to control the sweetness and ensures a fresh and delicious topping for your Frappuccino.

For instructions and exact measurements take a look at the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Vanilla Coffee Frappuccino Recipe

Add-ons and substitutions

  • Iced Coffee. If you prefer a simpler iced coffee instead of a Frappuccino, just blend all the ingredients together except for the ice. Pour the coffee mixture over a glass filled with ice, and you’re good to go!
  • Vanilla bean frappe. For a homemade Vanilla Bean Frappuccino, swap out the vanilla extract for vanilla bean paste. This will give your drink a richer and more authentic vanilla flavor, and it’s a great way to mix things up if you’re a fan of vanilla.
  • Vanilla milkshake with coffee. If you’re in the mood for a milkshake, add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream to your Frappuccino and skip the sugar. This will transform your drink into a creamy and indulgent treat that’s perfect for a hot summer day.
  • Caramel frappuccino. To make a Caramel Frappuccino, drizzle your glass with caramel syrup or caramel sauce before pouring in the coffee mixture. Top it off with whipped cream and an extra drizzle of caramel for a decadent and delicious drink.
  • Creamy vanilla drink. Simply add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and skip the instant coffee and sugar. This will create a smooth and creamy drink that’s perfect for a midday treat.
  • Skinny version. If you’re watching your calorie intake, try making a skinny version of this recipe. Swap out the whole milk for unsweetened almond milk, and use a sweetener instead of sugar. This will give you a lighter and healthier version of the drink without sacrificing any of the flavor.
Vanilla Coffee Frappuccino Recipe

How to make this smooth frappuccino recipe

Blend all your ingredients together at a medium-high speed until the ice is thoroughly blended and the sugar has dissolved. Once done, pour the mixture into a glass and top it off with some whipped cream. You can either use store-bought whipped cream or whip up your own, just like I did!

Simply whip 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream with 1/2 teaspoon of sugar until stiff peaks form. Transfer it to a piping bag and give your drink a fancy touch by swirling the cream on top. Dust with a bit of instant coffee if desired and enjoy!

How to store any leftover frappuccino

If you have any leftover Frappuccino, you can store it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Keep in mind that the texture may change slightly after being refrigerated, but it will still taste delicious.

To store your Frappuccino, simply transfer it to an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to enjoy it again, give it a quick stir or blend to refresh the texture and flavors. You can also add some more ice or whipped cream on top, if you like.

However, it’s important to note that Frappuccinos are best enjoyed fresh. So, if possible, try to make just enough for immediate consumption to fully savor its rich flavors and creamy texture.

Vanilla Coffee Frappuccino Recipe

Check out the video for this Vanilla Coffee Frappuccino Recipe so you can see up close this amazing drink!

Take a look at the links below for more milkshake recipes and cold drinks:

Strawberry Milkshake without Ice Cream

Best Coffee Milkshake Recipe (with Ice Cream)

OREO milkshake recipe without Ice Cream

Starbucks Green Tea Lemonade Recipe

Easy Strawberry Lemonade

Iced Golden Milk

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Vanilla Coffee Frappuccino Recipe
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Best Homemade Vanilla Coffee Frappuccino Recipe

For coffee lovers who are always on the lookout for a great option to beat the heat, this Homemade Vanilla Coffee Frappuccino recipe is a must-try. It's not just easy to make at home, but it's also a delicious recipe that's sure to satisfy your craving for a cold and creamy coffee drink.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cafe vanilla frap, cafe vanilla frappuccino starbucks, coffee vanilla frappuccino recipe, vanilla coffee frappuccino recipe
Servings: 2 people
Author: Maria Corcuera

Equipment

  • 1 blender

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 2 cups full-fat milk cold
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream homemade or store-bought

Instructions

  • Blend all your ingredients together at a medium-high speed until the ice is thoroughly blended and the sugar has dissolved.
    2 cups ice cubes, 2 cups full-fat milk, 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons instant coffee, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Pour the mixture into a glass and top it off with some whipped cream.
    1/2 cup whipped cream

Notes

Add-ons and substitutions
  • Iced Coffee. If you prefer a simpler iced coffee instead of a Frappuccino, just blend all the ingredients together except for the ice. Pour the coffee mixture over a glass filled with ice, and you’re good to go!
  • Vanilla bean frappe. For a homemade Vanilla Bean Frappuccino, swap out the vanilla extract for vanilla bean paste. This will give your drink a richer and more authentic vanilla flavor, and it’s a great way to mix things up if you’re a fan of vanilla.
  • Vanilla milkshake with coffee. If you’re in the mood for a milkshake, add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream to your Frappuccino and skip the sugar. This will transform your drink into a creamy and indulgent treat that’s perfect for a hot summer day.
  • Caramel frappuccino. To make a Caramel Frappuccino, drizzle your glass with caramel syrup or caramel sauce before pouring in the coffee mixture. Top it off with whipped cream and an extra drizzle of caramel for a decadent and delicious drink.
  • Creamy vanilla drink. Simply add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and skip the instant coffee and sugar. This will create a smooth and creamy drink that’s perfect for a midday treat.
  • Skinny version. If you’re watching your calorie intake, try making a skinny version of this recipe. Swap out the whole milk for unsweetened almond milk, and use a sweetener instead of sugar. This will give you a lighter and healthier version of the drink without sacrificing any of the flavor.

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