Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino Copycat Recipe





Introduction: Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino Copycat Recipe

About: I'm a freelance illustrator who likes to make fun crafty stuff in my free time :)

After discovering, loving, then becoming totally addicted to Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino drinks, I quickly realized that I was spending way too much money on these delicious caffeinated beverages. They average about $2.50 each, and I was drinking one every morning before work, which was really starting to add up.

So I decided I was just going to start making them myself. I was shocked when I realized how easy it was to replicate. It only takes about ten minutes to make, using things I already had in my kitchen.

Step 1: Gather Your Tools

To make these drinks, you'll need the following items...

  • Coffee maker
  • Pitcher
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Empty Starbucks Frappuccino bottles (optional)

If you don't have a pitcher, you can use an empty milk jug to mix everything together.

You don't have to have the empty bottles for the drinks, but it does complete the experience.

Step 2: Double Brew Your Coffee

  • 1/3 cup coffee grounds
  • 1 cup water

Brew your coffee once like normal. When it's done, you'll have about 2/3 cup of brewed coffee.

Pour the brewed coffee back into the coffee maker where you would normally pour the water, and brew it again using the same grounds. This will give you about 1/2 cup of coffee with a more concentrated coffee flavor.

Step 3: Mix and Stir

  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Mix all of your ingredients together in a pitcher, and stir well.

Step 4: Pour and Chill

If you don't have empty bottles, just stick the pitcher in the fridge to cool down.

If you have the empty bottles, fill them up and put them in the fridge. They'll get cold faster when bottled individually as opposed to the entire pitcher at once. One batch makes about 4 bottles. I only had 3 bottles, so the rest went into a travel mug and popped in the fridge.

Make sure to mix well before drinking, because the sugar tends to settle at the bottom of the pitcher or the bottles.

Once it's cold, enjoy your Frappuccino! I know I'll be enjoying it just a little bit more, knowing I'm not paying $2.50 a pop anymore!

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39 Discussions

I have been trying to figure this recipe out forever. I altered it a bit. I used StumptonBox coffee, 1 tbsp vanilla and 3 cups milk. Makes two bottles worth. Thank you


6 months ago

I just found this recipe, thank you so much! Since I'm lactose intolerant, I used unsweetened cashew milk and cold brew along with splenda naturals (stevia), so delicious.

I essentially just doubled your recipe, and then poured it back into the half-gallon milk jug and put it in the fridge. Now, every morning, I just fill up my coffee cup, and out the door I go. And I don't have to worry about cleaning and refilling the glass bottles.

Made this tonight. It was amazing!! Thanks for the recipe! I tripled the recipe to make a gallon pitcher and slightly modified by using a little heavy cream in place of some of the milk and adding the sugar during the second brew. Gave it a thicker, creamier taste and keeps sugar grains from being an issue. It was absolutely perfect!!

For the amount that you make it would be 3 2/3 cups milk and 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

Good stuff! I've tried it with whole milk, 2%, coconut and almond milk. 2% worked best with half the sugar for me. So glad I found this.

It tastes exactly the same! I found it to be a tiny bit sweeter than the originals so I will put a little less sugar in it next time. Thanks so much for this perfect recipe!

any advisde on making the smores version?

recipe for just one serving?


1 year ago

would love Keurig instructions but beggars cant be choosers, so I love this recipe because it tastes exactly the same

I only like the vanilla light version and apparently its not being sold anywhere anymore. I actually called Starbucks and they claim its still being made but Pepsi distributes it. I have looked all over for it including out west while on vacation. I think its off the shelf...Anyway I need the 100 calorie light version. I just cant being myself to drink 200+ calories at a time. Even the regular vanilla that is 200 calories for the 8 oz serving says it uses reduced fat milk. So I think i will try this with Stevia instead of sugar and 1% milk. Had anyone else tried to make the light version??

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Some WinCo foods stores and 7-11's in Texas have the vanilla light version

OMG! That looks so delicious! I'm going to make some for my mom!


Thanks for the recipe, love it!!


Spot on mate! Tastes just like the the real McCoy! With regards to the sugar settling, I added it to the coffee pot during the 2nd brewing which sufficiently dissolved it and Abracadabra no more sugar grains to contended with ☕

I have a keurig k cup coffee maker amy suggestions on how to prepare coffee from using yhis coffee machine? I do have a reusable cup nd filters. (Always looking for way save money lol)....