Move over Starbucks! This Cookies & Cream Frappuccino is gluten-free, soy-free, and vegan! This homemade recipe has all the sweet deliciousness without the cost and is made right in your blender with minimal fuss!
O look! Another drinkable recipe! This time, we’re getting a wee bit fancier, but still super easy and just 3 main ingredients again! Your favorite, and mine, the great Starbucks Frappuccino! I have not had a real ‘Frap in many, many years. They used to be a regular treat back when I was in middle school. My mom still loves them and is always coming to me making sure the flavors she wants are gluten-free. I stick to my black iced (or hot) coffee when I hit up “the ‘bucks”.
But, let’s reminisce over the years when I was able to and did enjoy some Frappuccinos. They always remind me of 2 things. Trips to the mall and trips into NYC. The trips to the mall were what we Jersey kids did to hangout with friends. One of us would have to force our parents to drive the crew to the “big mall” about 30 minutes away and then somehow plan a pick-up time or have a different parent finish the job. There was lots of complaining from both sides, but…there was also Starbucks in that mall! Frappuccinos!
Frappuccinos really remind me of my trips to NYC with my mom to go to my modeling “go-sees” (i.e. job opportunities). Yes, I modeled when I was younger and was represented by Product Model Management. It was a fun gig and experience to have before missing so much school was no longer the direction I wanted to go in (plus is was rather expensive to be taking the train into the city every other day!) But no matter how late it was coming home, we’d always stop at the Starbucks in Penn Station and grab Vanilla Bean Frappuccinos for the ride home! I’m pretty sure that was the only flavor I’ve ever had, but that’s boring when you’re making it at home! I decided to really play it up and make a gluten-free cookies and cream version! This one is out of the park and I’m pretty sure you won’t be wasting your money on the store-bought one anymore 😉
Gluten-Free Cookies & Cream Frappuccino
- Add all the ingredients in a blender except the rice whip, and blend until icy smooth.
- Pour into a glass and top with rice whip and extra cookie dust.
Can you say cookie, coffee, frappy goodness? So thick and creamy, decadent and with that coffee power we all love! It may just be the perfect treat to have after a long day of work or you know, just a nice relaxing weekend treat! These may just be perfect for some marshmallow fluff too! It will be less pretty (unless you have a whipped cream can), but still tasty 😉 Now I’ll be sipping on some NYC dreams, you with me?
So tell me:
+ Favorite Frappuccino flavor? My mom likes the caramel one now (I think).
+ Have you ever tried to get a secret menu item from Starbucks? Apparently a cookies and cream Frappuccino is an option there. They just use java chips as the “cookie” though.
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