Whenever I can, I prefer going dairy-free; and as you might be aware of my previous posts, I have my coffee pure black daily. Nevertheless, every once in a while, I spice things up with a drink such as the Vegan Oreo Frappuccino, so I will share its recipe below.
You can, in fact, prepare this cookie and cream frappe in a way that would fit your plant-based diet and I will teach you how to do it.
Nevertheless, one of the ingredients is coconut milk, so if you dislike its taste, you might be disappointed. If that doesn’t bother you, and you like Starbucks Oreo Frappuccinos or similar thick and creamy McDonald’s frappes, you will definitely love the taste of this DIY blended beverage.
Before we continue, you should be aware, that you can make such a drink without coffee, and it will taste just as good. So if you’ve already had too much caffeine, or you want to make a plant-based Oreo frap for your child, feel free to make this beverage, but with no coffee added.
It’s also worth mentioning, that a serving of this Homemade Vegan Oreo Frappuccino contains 400 kcal. If that seems too much, I’ll show you how to make some recipe adjustments that will lower the calorie count.
Since we’ve cleared that out, let’s continue.
To make a Vegan Oreo Frappe, you’re going to need the following ingredients:
- Ice Cubes – 1 cup.
- Canned Coconut Milk (thick coconut milk) – 4 fl. oz. to 6 fl. oz. (120 ml to 180 ml).
If you’ve checked out some of my copycat Starbucks Frappuccino recipes, then you know that I always use half & half in the process of making them. For my plant-based Frappuccino drinks I use thick canned coconut milk (like this one).
- Dark Chocolate Sauce – 1 tablespoon (1 pump).
I use Monin’s Dark Chocolate sauce, which is 100 % vegan and it’s very, very delicious. You can check it out on Amazon by clicking here.
I use it for mochas, hot and iced chocolate drinks, and it’s truly the best one I’ve had so far. It’s also gluten-free and contains around 52 kcal per tablespoon. So I definitely recommend trying it out.
With that being said, feel free to have this ingredient substituted with a mix of 1 tbsp. of cocoa powder and 1 tbsp. of coconut sugar.
- Oreo Cookies – 2 cookies for the mixture and 1 crushed as a topping.
Oreo cookies are vegan in the US.
Nevertheless in the UK Oreo website is noted that they have milk as cross-contact.
This means that there is a tiny chance that some amount of dairy milk has come in contact with the equipment that the cookies are made in, and therefore – with the cookies themselves.
So if you’re in the UK and you’re lactose-intolerant or a super-strict vegan take this into consideration (even though the amount that would have supposedly ended on your Oreo cookie is most likely negligible).
- Instant Coffee – 2 teaspoons.
You may have that substituted with a shot or two of espresso, Moka pot brewed coffee, or cold brew concentrate.
Just bear in mind that at Starbucks they make their Frappuccinos with instant coffee powder dissolved in room-temperature water (or Frappuccino roast). So if you want to make your DIY frappe more similar to the original – use instant coffee.
- Optional: Shredded coconut for decoration/Vegan Whipped Cream, as a topping.
I like sprinkling my vegan Oreo frappe with shredded coconut and I also like adding a bit to the blender before mixing. So you can consider this an option when you make yours.
You can also top off your drink with vegan whipped cream. You can check out my guide on how to easily make whipped cream with canned coconut milk (coconut cream).
How to make a Vegan Oreo Frappuccino: Recipe Instructions
Here’s how to make a Vegan Oreo Frappuccino:
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until you get the desired consistency.
- Pour in a glass and add toppings.
After you’re done, here’s how your homemade vegan Oreo cookie Frappuccino is going to look like:
It’s very delicious so I recommend trying it out at home!
Over to you
I hope you like this coffee frappe recipe. I prefer having the vegan version, but I’ve also included a non-vegan Oreo Frappuccino recipe here on WokeLark.
With that being said, leave me a comment below to ask me a question or to share your thoughts and recommendations.
- Canned Coconut Milk (thick) - 4 fl. oz. to 6 fl. oz. (120 to 180 milliliters) *(see notes)
- Ice Cubes - 1 cup
- Instant Coffee - 1 to 2 teaspoons *
- Oreo Cookies - 2
- Xanthan Gum - 1/4 teaspoon (Optional as a thickening agent)
- Vegan Whipped Cream
- Crushed Oreo Cookie
- Shredded Coconut
- Pour all of the ingredients except for the toppings into a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass.
- Add toppings according to your preference.
*If you don't like coconut, use almond, soy, oat, or another plant-based milk that you like. Have in mind, though, that the aforementioned alternatives are thinner, so if you want to have a thick Oreo Frappuccino, add a quarter of a teaspoon of xanthan gum to the mixture before blending.
*Instead of instant coffee, you can use 2 fl. oz. (60 milliliters) of coffee, brewed in a Moka pot, or 2 fl. oz. (60 milliliters) of cold brew concentrate.
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