Does Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Have Coffee in it

Frappuccino doesn’t have coffee in it by default, but many flavors are made with a coffee base that accounts for about a third of the beverage. So, what about Vanilla Bean one?

Does Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Have Coffee?

No, a Vanilla bean creme frappuccino doesn’t contain any coffee, it’s essentially made of vanilla bean powder, creme frappuccino syrup, milk, ice, and whipped creme.

In general, the Creme Frappuccino section of the menu offers different cream-based flavors that are caffeine-free. The clue here is the word creme! For more details, you can check my detailed article about the creme frappuccino vs the regular one.

Can you add coffee to A Vanilla bean Frappuccino?

Yes, if you ask your barista will be happy to add a shot of espresso to your Vanilla bean Frappuccino. Want a stronger option? Order the shot “Ristretto”, for a more concentrated, syrupy style of shot.

If you want to mix it up, ask for your Vanilla frappuccino Frappuccino “Affogato” to have your barista pour a shot over the top of your drink, creating a tasty and beautiful mix of espresso and whipped cream.

Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Secret Ordering Tips:

If you want it made with a coffee base, a Vanilla bean frappuccino can have regular coffee, decaf, or espresso in it. In both coffee and cream-based drinks, milk can be swapped out for skim milk or heavy cream, depending on your desired texture.

If you prefer a lactose-free option ask for soy milk instead.

Adding additional pumps of the sweetening base will make your drink creamier and sweeter, while additional pumps of flavoring will increase the intensity of the flavor.

If you want to mix things up, you can also get extra shots of other flavors to create new combinations.

Making Vanilla Bean Frappuccino without coffee

Our recipe will show you how to make your very own Vanilla bean frappuccino, but the recipe and ingredients can be used for any frappuccino, just change out the flavorings!

You will need:

  • Vanilla Extract
  • Ice
  • Heavy Cream or Double Cream
  • Whipped Cream
  • 3 scoops of Vanilla bean Ice cream
  • Xanthan Gum (optional)


  • Blender or Large Glass Jar with Lid
  • Straw (optional)

With any frappuccino, you’ll start the process by putting all of the base ingredients into your blender or jar. Everything except your whipped cream and toppings should be included.

If you’re using a blender, pulse the mixture to crush the ice and then blend the drink until smooth.

If you’re making your frappuccino with a jar, add your liquid ingredients first before adding five or six ice cubes into the mix. Tightly fasten the lid of your jar and shake it up. Depending on the desired consistency of your drink, you will want to shake the jar vigorously for one to two minutes.

Now all you need to do is pour your frappuccino into a glass and top it with whipped cream! It’s that simple.

Since everyone has their preferences, it may take a few tries for you to get the drink exactly as you’d like it.

We recommend experimenting with different brands of syrup, swapping the ice cubes for frozen milk, or replacing the whole milk base with cream for a more decadent treat.

We’ve listed Xanthan Gum as an optional ingredient here, but if you’re after the consistency of the Starbucks frappuccino, it will make all the difference. Look for it in the baking or gluten-free sections of your grocery store.

Is vanilla bean frappuccino Sweet?

Yes, Frappuccinos are sweet by default due to the high ratio of milk, cream, flavoring, and sweetener they contain. A vanilla bean Frappuccino in particular has a slightly savory flavor to it.

Other drinks like the Chai Frappuccino are sweet but have a strong, spicy flavor comprised of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, ginger, star anise, and more.

The Green Tea or Matcha Frappuccino is another must-mention when it comes to drinks with a savory twist. The fresh Matcha powder gives the drink a characteristic earthy flavor that balances the sweetness out nicely.

What is a Frappuccino essentially made of?

A frappuccino is a drink made of blended coffee or cream, ice, milk, sweetening base, and syrup. Not to be confused with a Milkshake, Many frappuccinos will include other ingredients, such as fruit, to create the desired flavor.

Finally, it wouldn’t be a frappuccino without the whipped cream topping, which is then adorned with sauce and dry toppings such as cinnamon or chocolate shavings.

Can you order a Frappuccino without coffee at Starbucks?

Yes, to do so, try swapping the coffee base of a regular frappuccino with decaf, or just ask for your favorite flavor to be made with a cream base, and if you want to avoid all the additional cream? Ask for your drink to be made with decaf instead.

Other Secret Menu Frappuccinos To Try


Harry Potter lovers can’t miss trying the Butterbeer Frappuccino. Order a Crème Frappuccino base of whole milk or heavy cream depending on how thick and creamy you want your drink to be.

Ask for a few pumps of both the caramel syrup and the toffee nut syrup and finish it off with a caramel drizzle.

Birthday Cake

The birthday cake frappuccino is only available for about a week out of each day. Even though it’s off the menu doesn’t mean it has to be out of reach. Order a Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino with one or two pumps of hazelnut syrup.

If you want to make it authentic, order a Birthday Cake Pop and ask for it to be
blended into the drink.


If you don’t live in Japan, you’re missing out on the delicious Tiramisu Frappuccino. Luckily, the drink uses ingredients you can order anywhere in the world.

Ask for a coffee Frappuccino with one pump of mocha sauce and a half pump of the caramel, vanilla, toffee nut, and hazelnut syrups. Top the drink off with a shot of espresso and an optional sprinkling of chocolate shavings and a dash of cinnamon.

By now, I think you know enough about Frappuccinos you could probably make your own. We’re here to help you do just that.


Frappuccinos are a delicious treat that can be made with or without coffee. Despite the decadence of the drink, they are also extremely easy to make and home.

Since its creation in 1994, the frappuccino has been a favorite among coffee lovers and those who can’t stand the stuff. The drink gets its name from a portmanteau of ‘frappe’, the American name for the french “lait frappé”, and ‘cappuccino’, an apt name for a drink that originated as a blend of coffee and dairy products.

If you liked what you’ve read, why not stick around and check out some of our other articles on coffee? Do you have any other frappucino-related questions we didn’t answer? Leave them in the comments section!

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