Vegan Frappuccino Recipe

This Dairy Free Frappuccino recipe is an alternative to the typical dairy-based Frappuccinos you may be used to from Starbucks and other coffee shops. The Dairy Free frappucino is vegan, healthy, and delicious! There are many variations on this dairy free Frappuccino that will have your friends asking for more!

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Making the frappuccino isn’t hard and you’ll love how fast it comes together. Plus, even with buying the allergen friendly ingredients, you’ll still be saving money in the long run when you can make your own dairy free frappuccino Starbucks copycat recipe at home!

Ditch the drive thru and forget having to park and walk inside the coffee shop, or hit the grocery stores, and make your own favorite frozen drink at home today!

If you like the frappuccinos, but need vegan drinks and vegan frappuccinos that you may or may not find on the traditional Starbucks menu, this easy recipe is made for you.

Why I won’t drink anything at Starbucks

First things first, I haven’t been to a Starbucks in years. While this may seem crazy to you, it absolutely isn’t! As someone with multiple life threatening food allergies, Starbucks became a no go when they introduced almond milk due to cross contamination. I just can’t take that risk.

Previous to this, even with a dairy allergy, I would order espresso or americanos. Now I feel like it is just too much risk for me to even do that since I am so severely allergic to almonds. I haven’t had a Frappuccino in well over a decade, until now that is.

One of the great benefits of being dairy free and having a ton of allergies is that I’ve learned a lot about vegan baking – and now, vegan fun drinks!

The good news is, I have figured out everything we need to create the best vegan Frappuccino recipes around. Of course, they are also dairy free and I am so pumped to share this with you!

Why you’ll love this easy copycat recipe

  • Made with vegan options and in only 2 simple steps
  • Cheaper to make your favorite Starbucks copcycat drinks at home
  • No need to leave the house for this tasty treat
  • Easy to use the base recipe to build and make any of the popular flavors that you like. I shared some great flavor options below

Considerations for making a dairy free Frappuccino

People always wonder, can you make a Frappuccino vegan? There are a couple of things to consider when coming up with a vegan Frappuccino recipe. Luckily, coffee and espresso are both dairy free to start.

Here’s what we need to consider:

  • Dairy milk alternatives (I prefer coconut milk, but your favorite milk alternative or plant-based milk, like soy milk oat milk, almond milk, etc, will work great)
  • Whipped cream alternatives (there are plenty out there today luckily! Just choose your favorite to make this drink with.)
  • Add in alternatives. I started with this vegan caramel Frappuccino recipe because, well, I’ve always loved caramel, but you can make just the base recipe, or make any of the variation recipes that I shared below!

Ingredients Needed

The full recipe can be found below in the recipe card and is enough to make 2 venti frappes.

  • cold strong coffee or shots of espresso
  • dairy-free milk
  • ice
  • Vegan Whipped cream (optional)
  • add ins or other garnishes like dairy free caramel drizzle, etc

How to Make A Dairy Free Frappuccino

  1. Gather ingredients and combine them in a blender. Blend on high until the ice is crushed.
  2. Pour mixture in a glass, and add optional toppings. Enjoy!


This frappuccino is best enjoyed when you first make it. Due to its frozen nature, I don’t recommend trying to store it for later. Since it’s literally ready in just a few minutes, wait to make it until you’re ready to drink it.

Recipe Variations

There are a ton of different dairy-free frappuccinos you can make, here are a few of our favorite variations on this simple recipe.

How do you make an oat milk Frappuccino?

Just sub in oat milk in the place of whatever other non-dairy milk you chose. It is as simple as that. You could even add some brown sugar to create a brown sugar oat milk frappuccino.

What about an Almond milk Frappuccino recipe?

Yup, you bet, just use almond milk in this simple Frappuccino recipe, perfect for any coffee lover.

Vegan Caramel Frappuncio

This is a favorite of mine. Just use the classic base recipe we shared and add 1/3 cup of your favorite vegan caramel sauce to the blender.

You can also add some extra vegan caramel drizzle to the cup or glass you’re making your dairy-free beverage in just like you would get when you buy any of the caramel drinks at the coffee giant.

If you have a vegan caramel syrup, you can add a pump of caramel syrup to make this even more of a caramel flavored delicious drink.

Dairy Free Mocha Frapp

Mocha frapps are also another classic. You can add 1/3 cup of your favorite vegan chocolate syrup to the base recipe to create the perfect mocha frappuccino.

You can also add cocoa powder and sugar (and a little vanilla extract) to even more closely mimic the Starbucks version.

Some people like to even add dairy free chocolate chips to blend up! If this sounds like something you want to add to your vegan version, then look for some java chips at the grocery store.

These are chocolate chips but are easier to melt and blend up. But if you’re keeping to a vegan recipe, be sure to look for vegan java chips.

Easy, Healthy Frappuccino Recipe

The best part about making your own Frappuccino is that you can make it to your specifications, and much healthier than what you would get in Starbucks.

Sometimes, my favorite is just the classic Frappuccino, with nothing else added to it. Espresso, coconut milk, and ice. That’s got no sugar compared to what I would buy at Starbucks which is loaded with sugar.

Sometimes, we all want something a little sweet, and we can easily control the flavor when we make a Frappuccino at home.

It’s also much cheaper! Apparently, there are even shortages of stuff at Starbucks these days.

Richer, Creamier Vegan Frappuccino Idea

If you love super creamy drinks and your frappuccino with just dairy free milk isn’t enough for you, then you can add a secret ingredient. Try making this dairy free frappuccino with all the ingredients listed above and add in a scoop or two of your favorite dairy free ice cream.

It is an easy way to make your drink extra creamy and a super easy way to add in some different flavors to your homemade frappuccino.

Homemade Frappuccino Recipe Tips

Here are a few tips to help make your time in the kitchen even easier, and more delicious!

  • Like more coffee flavor in your dairy-free Starbucks drinks? Go heavy on the coffee or espresso and lighter on the vegan milk.
  • Feel free to alter the quantities of the ingredients on the ingredients list to suit your taste buds. That’s the wonderful thing about making your own vegan Starbucks drinks, no eye rolls or side eye as you’re waiting for the barista to make it just how you specified.
  • You can use whatever type and brand of coffee that you have on hand, it doesn’t have to be Starbucks coffee.
  • The first time you make your own Starbucks beverages at home, you need to add in the ice slowly and use a smaller amount at first. You don’t want to end up with too much and have a runny drink. Add more as necessary to get your drink to the right and desired consistency.
  • You can add other flavors to your homemade vegan, dairy free frappuccinos by adding a pump or two of your favorite vegan dairy free coffee syrup options at home. Fun fruity flavors would be delicious too!

Should I use coffee or espresso for homemade Frappuccino?

At Starbucks, espresso is used to make their famous Frappuccinos. If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can use instant espresso powder with no issue. You can also use regular cold coffee, as long as it is cold. 

Strong coffee is the best for a Frappuccino since it is blended with ice and milk, but feel free to use whatever you have (or like the best). Really, it’s a personal preference and all about what you have on hand or have available to you!

Personally? I’m an espresso addict, so I am opting for the espresso frappuccino. But, you do you and make whatever you want in your frappe.

What non-dairy milk is best in Frappuccino?

While you can use any of the non- dairy products to make your favorite drinks to make various new flavors for your frappes, I think coconut milk is the best option.

Coconut milk isn’t too watery or too sweet and it’s the perfect amount of creaminess. But if you don’t like coconut milk or don’t have any on hand, you can use any other vegan milk options.

As you can see, it really is super simple to make your own dairy free frappuccinos at home. You only need less than a handful of ingredients and just a few minutes of your time to whip up a batch or two of these tasty frozen treats.

You can easily customize it to make it exactly how you want and it’s a lot healthier and cheaper than if you were to go to the coffee shop.

vegan frappuccino

Did I mention I’ve gotten really into vegan baking too? Here are some of my favorites that go great with vegan specialty coffee drinks!

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Vegan Frappuccino Recipe

Looking for a great, healthy treat? Vegan Frappuccinos are simple to make, and much cheaper than buying!
Servings 2 “Venti”


  • 2 cups of cold strong coffee
  • 2 cups of your favorite vegan milk
  • 4 cups of ice
  • Vegan Whipped cream (optional)


  • Comibine all ingredients in blender and blend on high until ice is crushed.
  • Pour and enjoy with vegan whipped cream and toppings if desire.


If you want to use espresso shots instead of cold coffee, use 4 shots of espresso and increase the milk to 3 and a half cups.
Want to make a fun flavored vegan frap?
Vegan Caramel Frappuccino:
Add 1/3 cup of vegan caramel to your coffee mixture and blend.
Vegan Mocha Frappuccino:
Add 1/3 cup of vegan chocolate syrup or 1/4 cup cocoa powder or 1/2 cup chocolate chips or 1/3 cup “Starbucks style” mocha syrup.
Drizzle some of your toppings over your drink when it is finished, and feel free to add your favorite vegan whipped cream.
This makes two “Venti” sized drinks, or about 48 ounces in total.

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