Do your kids beg for a Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino every time you go like mine do? Ugh. And those things are like $4/each!

Being a homeschooler I quickly figured out that $4.00 x 4 kids = way more than I want to spend on drinks!

Since I’m a softy and have a hard time saying no, we decided to come up with our own recipe so we could make them at home and save about a zillion dollars.




  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk (We used whole, but half-n-half is great too!)
  • 1 T. Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup (You can add another tablespoon if you like.)
  • 3 large scoops vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1/2 tsp sugar (can omit)
  • A blender
  • Optional: Whipped Cream topping



Blend and top with whipped Cream!



BAM! Just like that I saved myself about $16 by making them myself! Yipee!

If it’s still not sweet enough you can add in a tablespoon of sugar, but we didn’t think it needed it.

You can also add in a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but again, the flavoring and ice were enough for us so we’re keeping it simple.

And that’s it.




I think that was one of the shortest posts I’ve ever written.

But no joke people! That’s about how long it took to make four smiling faces and four Vanilla Bean Frappuccino’s!

Hope you enjoy!


  1. so there is no coffee in it? can you make them with coffee in them? I need to find a good blender that will chop ice…mine never seems to work for stuff like that… Sounds YUMMY!!!


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