Vanilla Bean Frappe

I love getting the frozen drinks at Starbucks and the Vanilla Bean Frappuccino is one of my favorites. It tastes like a vanilla ice cream smoothie. They are very expensive at Starbucks, but they are very easy to make at home. Using only 4 ingredients (one being ice), this recipe is a snap to make and you will be amazed at how close this copycat recipe is to the Starbucks version. This frappe does not have coffee so it is caffeine free.

These are perfect for those hot summer days when you want something cool and refreshing.

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Vanilla Bean Frappe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Author Steve Cylka


  • 3 cups ice cubes
  • 1 cup 10% cream (half and half)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla bean


  • Add ice cubes, cream and sugar to blender or smoothie machine capable of crushing ice.
  • Cut the half vanilla bean down the middle and scrape the all the inner seeds out. Add the seeds to the blender.
  • Blend until all the ice is crushed and the frappe is a smooth slushie type consistency.
  • Serve cold.

Vanilla Bean Frappe

About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

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