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Healthy Coffee Frappe

by Kristen


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.


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


5 from 1 vote

Healthy Coffee Frappe


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


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


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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Jean February 3, 2023 - 8:26 pm

5 stars
This was really great! Thanks

Denise September 20, 2021 - 1:08 am

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

Lauren February 27, 2018 - 4:24 am

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

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.

Kristen March 6, 2017 - 12:19 am

yay! I am glad you liked it!!! 🙂

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 !

Gail April 23, 2016 - 6:18 pm

Just made this. Yummy

Katy F. April 4, 2016 - 1:52 pm

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

Preeti maken September 22, 2015 - 6:02 am

Yummummy Frappe

Kristen September 22, 2015 - 12:19 pm


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.

Kristen August 17, 2015 - 5:56 pm

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

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?

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.

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.

Ashley Nicholas July 27, 2014 - 11:48 pm

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

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!

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. 🙂

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.

Leira Pagaspas July 25, 2014 - 4:05 pm

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

Don Purdum July 25, 2014 - 3:44 pm

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chrissy July 25, 2014 - 12:26 am

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

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

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

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.

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!

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!

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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