Between You, Me & The Barista: Sweet Starbucks Secret Menu Frappuccinos To Try This Spring

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Frappuccinos are a trademark drink of the Starbucks enterprise. The cold, blended beverage made its debut in 1995 with original flavors consisting of only mocha and coffee, as stated by the Starbucks official website. Whipped cream wasn’t even an option back in those days. Over the years, they’ve provided more ingredient variety for customers to customize their drink to a specific liking with various milks, syrups and toppings. Today, Starbucks offers more than 36,000 frappuccino flavor combinations. 

These days, it’s common to see people in line ordering “secret menu drinks.” I promise you they aren’t all that secret. They’re just new or different ways people can order their drinks that aren’t endorsed on the regular menu. With experience working as a barista in a Starbucks kiosk, I heavily embrace secret menu drinks. Especially the Secret Menu Frappuccinos

Here’s a list of sweet Secret Menu Frappuccinos that others have ordered. You should go ahead and give them a shot:

1.The Mango Dragon Fruit Frappuccino – recipe from starbuckssecretmenu.net

The Mango Dragon Fruit Frappuccino
The Mango Dragon Fruit Frappuccino. Photo by Haley Passino.
  • Pour coconut milk to the first line 
  • Pour Mango Dragon Fruit Refresher to the second line
  • Scoop in dragon fruit pieces (amount of scoops depends on cup size) 
  • Add ice
  • Use creme base and blend
  • Have it topped with whipped cream 

Barista Feedback: If you’re looking for a thicker version of the Mango Dragon Fruit Refresher, this is worth opting for. It’s not overpoweringly sweet but has enough of a tropical flavor to perk you up. It’s my go-to drink, currently.

2. The Butterbeer Frappuccino – recipe from starbuckssecretmenu.net

The Butterbear Frappuccino with a caramel drizzle heart.
The Butterbeer Frappuccino with a caramel drizzle heart. Photo by Haley Passino.
  • Drizzle the inside of the cup with caramel sauce (optional) 
  • Pour whole milk to the first line 
  • Add equal pumps of caramel syrup and toffee nut syrup (amount of pumps for each syrup depends on cup size) 
  • Add ice 
  • Use a creme base and blend 
  • Have it topped with whipped cream and more caramel drizzle 

Barista Feedback: Darbi Rabideau, who worked as a Starbucks barista for around four years, said this was the most popular frappuccino she sold. 

“I’m sure it’s a wow factor in the Harry Potter universe,” Rabideau said. “That’s where the coined term “butterbeer” originates from.”

3. The Pink Starburst Frappuccino – recipe from starbuckssecretmenu.net

The Pink Starburst Frappuccino.
The Pink Starburst Frappuccino. Photo by Haley Passino.
  • Pour lemonade to the bottom line 
  • Add equal pumps of raspberry and vanilla syrup (amount of pumps for each syrup depends on cup size)
  • Add ice
  • Use creme base and blend
  • Have it topped with whipped cream 

Barista Feedback: To anyone who’s a Starbucks lover and a Starburst lover, it’s your time to shine. This delicious drink incorporates a creamy, sweeter take on the strawberry-flavored candy. The hints of raspberry and vanilla truly complement each other and mix surprisingly well with the lemonade. I find it rather funny how this drink’s able to taste just like the actual pink starburst without the use of any strawberry products.

4. The Oreo Frappuccino – recipe from starbuckssecretmenu.net

The Oreo Frappuccino.
The Oreo Frappuccino. Photo by Haley Passino.
  • Order a Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino
  • Have it blended with white mocha instead of regular mocha
  • Have it topped with whipped cream, mocha drizzle, and mocha cookie crumbles 

Barista Feedback: Alexis Nelson, a Starbucks barista in South Golden, Colorado, describes this frappuccino as a “creamier version of an Oreo McFlurry.” She also recommends having the drink made with heavy cream instead of whole milk.   

When ordering a secret menu drink of any type, not just the frappuccinos, make sure to bring the recipe with you or know how to order the drink since your barista won’t have a Starbucks recipe card for it as it is not a regular menu item.

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