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Healthy Coffee Frappe

by Kristen

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Making banana milkshakes and Ice cream is a GREAT way to feel like you are eating something “dessert-like,” when, in reality, you are just eating a banana or two.

Bananas are filled with potassium and lots of other great stuff.  This healthy frappe has no added sugar; even though bananas have lots of natural sugar, it’s the right kind.  This healthy frappe is an excellent alternative to drive-through frappuccinos, with tons of caloriescalories and grams of sugar.

If you like this recipe, you should try my Salted Caramel Coffee Frappe as well.

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This afternoon, when both kids were sleeping, I made a four-ingredient banana -Coffee Frappe.  It was beautiful and “blended-like” Just like those SUPER naughty frappes at Starbucks ( that I used to INHALE with no consequence when I was a teenager).  But this had no added sugar, and it was only FOUR ingredients.

Adding Vanilla extract to ” Frozen Banana” Based desserts is the secret.  It truly makes it taste like the REAL thing.
I think that it is super important to use Kirkland Signature Pure Vanilla, 16 Ounce, which is all-natural. It’s so much better. Kirkland Signature Pure Vanilla, 16 Ounce

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Healthy Coffee Frappe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups frozen bananas
  • 3/4 cup leftover cold coffee
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in your blender.  Blend. Enjoy immediately. 

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This was so decadent!  I can’t believe it took me THIS long to make it!  ( I had thought about it for a while now)

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33 comments

Denise September 20, 2021 - 1:08 am

I add dry regular oatmeal to mine as well yummy breakfast smoothie

 
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Lauren February 27, 2018 - 4:24 am

I M allergic to banana what substitute can i use? Splenda?

 
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Karen March 3, 2017 - 8:50 pm

We always keep frozen, over ripe bananas in the freezer for just these occasions. I just made this frappe for my daughter and I and it is amazing!!!! I have never had a frappe before but now i will make these on the regular. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

 
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Kristen March 6, 2017 - 12:19 am

yay! I am glad you liked it!!! 🙂

 
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Betty May 15, 2016 - 10:03 am

I make this all the time expect i make the coffee into ice cubes, use frozen bananas & almond milk. It is so good !

 
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Gail April 23, 2016 - 6:18 pm

Just made this. Yummy

 
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Katy F. April 4, 2016 - 1:52 pm

Looks great! I’ll be trying this soon!!

 
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Preeti maken September 22, 2015 - 6:02 am

Yummummy Frappe

 
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Kristen September 22, 2015 - 12:19 pm

🙂

 
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Leah August 17, 2015 - 5:28 pm

I’ve made something similar to this before but would love to do this exact one. For the banana haters, while I can in no way fathom how anyone could not like bananas, I respect your right to have poor taste in food (kidding, my sister hates bananas and I raz her about it from time to time). A healthy alternative although not a fruit, is a non-dairy ice cream called Arctic Zero, which comes in a wide variety of flavors. It’s also super low in calories and adds an ice cream texture to any smoothie/frappe. I get it at Kroger where I live.

 
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Kristen August 17, 2015 - 5:56 pm

I have never heard of Artic Zero. ( Living in Iowa Woes). Thanks for the great tip!

 
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Denise Fleming March 26, 2015 - 8:01 pm

Any suggestions for a replacement for bananas? Or does this not have a banana flavor? I really dislike the taste of bananas unless it’s something like banana bread where the flavor is very mild. Suggestions?

 
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Kristen March 26, 2015 - 10:06 pm

I would use ice. then add milk and maple syrup to take place of the creaminess and the sweetness.

 
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Emma T July 28, 2014 - 12:49 pm

I’ve got lots of frozen bananas ready to use in our freezer and don’t think I’ve used any of them, so really should. Good tip on the vanilla extract.

 
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Ashley Nicholas July 27, 2014 - 11:48 pm

YUM! My husband would love this recipe! I’ll have to try it out!

 
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Amanda @ Adorkablii July 26, 2014 - 7:06 pm

This is something we would drink in our house. We truly love our coffee!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

 
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Roch July 26, 2014 - 11:07 am

Banana feels really heavy on the stomach. This drink, I imagine, is delicious for my liking! It’s not only healthy on the body but great on the taste buds. 🙂

 
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Onica {MommyFactor} July 26, 2014 - 2:02 am

Thanks for this recipe. Eating healthy is great but some times it can be so plain. This is a yummy way to enjoy something that’s also good for you.

 
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Leira Pagaspas July 25, 2014 - 4:05 pm

Definitely copying this recipe!! Who says yummy can’t be healthy?

 
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Don Purdum July 25, 2014 - 3:44 pm

OMG, I have to have this!!! It looks absolutely fantastic! Thank you for sharing.

 
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jane July 25, 2014 - 1:29 pm

i do this recipe too here at home specially now that is hot ! even my daughter loves it with bananas and ice cream hahaa

 
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Franc Ramon July 25, 2014 - 7:36 am

The banana flavored coffee frap would really be tasty. I wonder why no coffee shop ever thought of that and it helps that it’s also healthy.

 
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Margarita Ibbott (@DownshiftingPRO) July 25, 2014 - 4:13 am

I just froze a few super ripe bananas and I think I am going to make these for my daughter. She is the only one of my kids that loves the taste of coffee. Can hardly wait to make them tomorrow.

 
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Jacqueline July 25, 2014 - 3:06 am

Throw a cherry on top and I am sold 😉 This looks beyond delicious! I love how you over-filled the cup and that you know to call something a frappe! You must be a New England girl too.

 
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Danielle July 25, 2014 - 2:02 am

That looks so good and messy….lol. I actually had a frappe earlier today and making it myself would have been a ton cheaper. Thank you for sharing.

 
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Jessica Peeling July 25, 2014 - 1:30 am

This actually sounds and looks really good! I got scared when it said “no sugar”, but I am sure the bananas add enough natural sugars on their own! I have been drinking a lot of banana smoothies, especially with strawberry, lately.

 
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maria @ close tohome July 25, 2014 - 12:35 am

I would never have thought to add bananas with coffee . We often have leftover coffee thanks for the tip.

 
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Chrissy July 25, 2014 - 12:26 am

Sounds amazing! I’ll have to try out this recipe!

 
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Gabrielle Lynn O'Brien July 24, 2014 - 10:17 pm

I would like to try this with a soy milk. This looks so yummy!

 
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Michelle F. July 24, 2014 - 7:26 pm

I have never had a frappe before. This looks really good. I love how you use the bananas in place of the ice cream.

 
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Lisa July 24, 2014 - 6:55 pm

Oh wow! This is so much better for you than the store bought ones. Thank you for this recipe!

 
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Samantha Angell July 24, 2014 - 5:42 pm

This sounds really good! And great for you that you have been running several days a week- you’ll definitely see results quickly!

 
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Chicago Jogger July 23, 2014 - 2:42 am

This sounds awesome!! I’m going to try this ASAP. Also, we should run a race together sometime:)

 
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