It doesn't get any easier than this 3 ingredient vanilla frappe recipe. If you enjoy vanilla bean frappuccinos, you will love this delicious, creamy drink.
Plus, the recipe is so easy that the kids can make a batch themselves. (Just be sure to supervise, especially when they use the blender!)
The toughest part of the recipe is waiting the 2 or so hours it takes the milk ice cubes to freeze. But don't worry — I also provided some shortcuts for those who would rather not wait.
How to Make a Vanilla Frappe
Start by filling an ice cube tray with milk and placing it in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
I like to just pop a tray of milk ice cubes in the freezer at night so that I know they will be ready the next day when I am ready to make my frappe.
But, if you want to make your frappe right now, you have options.
Instead of frozen milk cubes you could use:
- regular ice cubes
- vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt
The regular ice cubes will result in a slightly less creamy frappe, while the ice cream will give you an even more indulgent treat.
Which every option you choose, it is guaranteed to be yummy.
Ok, back to the recipe.
Place the milk cubes (or ice cubes, or ice cream) along with 1/2 cup of milk, vanilla extract, and sugar in a high-powered smoothie blender.
Avoiding sugar? You can use Stevia or another sugar substitute instead.
Now, puree until well combined. The frappe should have a smooth, milkshake-like consistency.
Lastly, pour into serving glasses and garnish with whipped cream and/or a if desired.
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- 2 1/2 cups milk, approximately
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons sugar *
- 2 maraschino cherries or whipped cream, if desired for garnish
- Fill an ice cube tray with milk and freeze for at least 2 hours (overnight works too).
- Place the milk cubes, 1/2 cup of milk, vanilla extract, and sugar in a high-powered smoothie blender. Puree until all cubes are broken down into a smooth milkshake-like consistency.
- Pour into serving glasses and garnish if desired. Enjoy immediately.
- You can use a sugar substitute such as stevia in place of the sugar
- No time to freeze the milk? Use regular ice cubes for a slightly less creamy result. Or, use 2 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream or frozen yogurt for a more indulgent treat.