Healthy Homemade Vanilla Frappuccino Recipe

Andrea Castrovillari | Cooking with Mamma C Updated

This Healthy Homemade Vanilla Frappuccino is life changing! It’s naturally sweetened with dates and a banana and has the best vanilla-pecan-espresso flavor!

Coffee is my life. I mean, I wouldn’t be a functioning human without it. I drink three cups a day.

But when the weather is humid, or I’m sweaty from a workout, a hot beverage is the last thing I crave. And, I’ve never been an iced coffee person (probably because I’ve had to drink way too many cold cups of joe while juggling work and motherhood).

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I needed to figure out a refreshing way to get my caffeine fix.

My latest invention is this healthy homemade vanilla Frappuccino. It’s thick, creamy, frothy, icy and has the best vanilla-pecan-espresso flavor.

It tastes like a decadent treat — something you’d pay good money for at Starbucks and then regret the calories. Except, it’s totally guilt free!

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This Frappuccino’s essentially a vegan smoothie made with almond milk, a banana, pecans, ground espresso and vanilla extract. Oh, and it’s sugar free, since it’s naturally sweetened with dates.

What’s not to love? It’s the ultimate pick-me-up after exercise or just to get the day started.

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I modeled it after my Espresso-Banana Morning Smoothie. That one contains oats and walnuts and is a bit more filling, but you can experiment with adding protein powder to this homemade Frappuccino, if you’re looking for something that counts as breakfast. (I’m actually on the lookout for a protein powder that has natural ingredients, so let me know if you have any recommendations.)

If you love coffee, shakes and smoothies, you need to try this healthy homemade vanilla Frappuccino. Run, don’t walk, to your blender!

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You also might like this Homemade Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino or this Cinnamon Mocha Frappuccino.


P.S. If you’re in the market for a blender, I highly recommend a Vitamix (that’s an Amazon affiliate link.) I use mine every day. It’s worth the investment, but you can buy a refurbished one to bring the cost down.

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Healthy Homemade Vanilla Frappuccino Recipe

  1 Servings


  • 1 Ripe Banana, peeled and broken in half
  • 1/4 cup Pecans
  • 2 Pitted Dates
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Espresso, or two espresso beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 dash ofs Salt
  • 1/2 cup Ice Cubes


  1. Place all ingredients in the blender. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.


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Author: Andrea Castrovillari
Recipe Yields: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 172
Calories 330

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 472mg
Total Carbohydrate 39g
  Dietary Fiber 8g
  Sugars 19g
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Andrea Castrovillari

About Andrea

Andrea, the content creator behind Cooking with Mamma C, can’t imagine life without homemade Italian meals. Neither can we! That's why she's our Italian fanatic!