15 “Secret” Starbucks Frappuccinos You Can Order

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Did you know that Starbucks can make a variety of “secret” Frappuccino drinks that are not on the menu? Keep in mind that depending on what drink you’re ordering and what add-ins there are, you may be required to pay a little extra for these add-in items (such as bananas, syrups, etc).

Also, it’s really important when requesting a “secret” drink that you make note of the recipe and not just the name – as not all Baristas are familiar with the drink names.

Here are 15 Frappuccino beverages you won’t find listed on the Starbucks menu, and what you’ll need to say when ordering them.

1.) Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Frappuccino

Recipe:

  • Add Mocha Sauce (1 pump Tall, 1 ½ Grande, 2 Venti), 1 scoop of java chips (2 for Venti) and Cinnamon Dolce Syrup (1 pump Tall, 1 ½ Grande, 2 Venti) blended into a Pumpkin Spice Crème Frappuccino.

2.) Peanut Butter Cup Frappuccino

Recipe:

  • Add Toffee Nut Syrup (2 pumps Tall, 3 Grande, 4 Venti) blended into a Mocha Frappuccino made with soy milk instead of whole milk. Add whip and top with mocha drizzle.

3.) Piña Colada Frappuccino

Recipe:

  • Start with a Crème Frappuccino with coconut milk to the first line. Fill with Pineapple infusion tea to the second line and then add extra ice and and an extra pump of crème base.

4.) Banana Cream or Nut Frappuccino

Recipe:

  • Order a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with extra pumps of Vanilla & Hazelnut Syrups plus a whole banana. If you like Banana Nut, you can order a Hazelnut Frappuccino with a whole banana blended in.

5.) Cinnamon Toast Crunch Frappuccino

Recipe:

  • Cinnamon Dolce Syrup (1 pump for Tall, 1.5 for Grande, 2 for Venti), Hazelnut Syrup (1 pump for Tall, 1.5 for Grande, 2 for Venti) and Cinnamon Sugar are blended into a White Mocha Frappuccino. Top with whipped cream and more cinnamon sugar.

6.) Snickerdoodle Frappuccino

Recipe:

  • Cinnamon Dolce Syrup (1.5 pumps Tall, 2 pumps Grande, 2.5 pumps Venti) is blended into a Chai Creme Frappuccino made with Soy Milk. Top with Cinnamon Dolce sprinkles.

7.) Key Lime Pie Frappuccino

Recipe:

  • Start with cool lime juice added to the bottom black line. Next add whole milk to the second black line. Add 2 pumps of White Mocha Syrup, 2 pumps of Vanilla Syrup and 1 pump of Cinnamon Dolce Syrup with whipped cream blended in. Top with whipped cream and toasted coconut if available.

8.) Buttered Popcorn Frappuccino

Recipe:

  • Make a Tall Toffee Nut Cream Frappuccino and blend with 1 & 1/4 pack of salt.

9.) Gingerbread House Frappuccino

Recipe:

  • Start with a Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino made without the Caramel Syrup. Blend in White Mocha Syrup (1 pump for a Tall, 2 for a Grande/Venti or 3 pumps if you prefer extra sweet) and Chai Syrup (1 pump for a Tall, 2 for a Grande/Venti or 3 pumps if you prefer extra sweet).

10.) Butter Pecan Ice Cream Frappuccino

Recipe:

  • Start with a half Hazelnut, half Vanilla Bean Frappuccino and blend in heavy whipping cream instead of whole milk. Add Hazelnut Syrup (1 pump for a Tall, 2 for a Grande, 3 for a Venti).

11.) Peach Cobbler Frappuccino

Recipe:

  • Start with a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino and add 2 pumps of Peach Syrup (3 for a Grande, 4 for Venti) and 1 pump of Cinnamon Dolce Syrup (1.5 for Grande, 2 for Venti). Blend in whipped cream and top with more whip and Cinnamon Dolce topping.

12.) Lemon Cake Frappuccino

Recipe:

  • Add half lemonade/half whole milk to the first line. Add in a scoop of vanilla bean powder (1 for Tall and Grande, 2 for Venti) and add creme base. Then add White Mocha Syrup (2 pumps Tall, 3 pumps Grande, 4 pumps Venti) and blend in a Lemon Cake Pop.

13.) Caramel Apple Spice Frappuccino

Recipe:

  • Fill to the first line with whole milk. Then fill to the second line with apple juice and add Cinnamon Dolce Syrup (2 Tall, 3 Grande, 4 Venti). Top with whipped cream and caramel sauce.

14.) Cake Batter Frappuccino

Recipe:

  • Start with a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino and add Hazelnut Syrup (1 pump Tall, 1.5 pumps Grande, 2 pumps Venti). You may even be able to ask for a Cake Pop to be blended in (not all will do this)!

15.) Cookie Dough Frappuccino

Recipe:

  • Start with a Cinnamon Dolce Creme Frappuccino and add Mocha Syrup (1 pump Tall, 2 pumps Grande, 3 pumps Venti) as well as java chips blended in. Top with cookie crumble and chocolate whip.

Want to save time and money by making a yummy Frappuccino at home?

Check out this post and video where I make a Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino – no Espresso Machine required! Or watch this video for directions on how to make your own Starbucks Frappuccino from home. YUM!


Written by Mary for Hip2Save. Mary is a proud mom to 3 kids in Austin, TX, who thrives off Jesus, running long distance, bargain shopping, warm Texas weather, a yummy latte…and a little Candy Crush from time to time. She also loves quality time with family & friends and sharing great deals with others.

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Comments 26

  1. PDX To OGG Mama

    Er-Mah-Gerd! Buttered popcorn?? I’m 100% sure my husband and son would try this! They love the popcorn jelly bellies. (I think yuck, ha ha ha!)

    • Leigh

      Ugh, you and me both! When I was a teenager and feeling passive aggressive, I used to leave buttered popcorn jelly bellys around where my mother could find them.

      • Justine

        Ha ha! That is a good kind of passive aggressive if it involves buttered popcorn jelly bellys.

  2. Daniela

    I recommend using the app to mobile order these fraps, as long as the flavors are available to pick. This eliminates the long order process of giving the barista your recipe and holding up the line, plus you can see how much it will cost you ahead of time. Each extra ingredient costs money!

    • Rami4

      I just download the app. Be on the look out I got a free drink offer. So I told my daughters and they also have the offer for a FREE BEVERAGE.

  3. Kathy

    I will be printing this email and keeping it in my car!! They are always so gracious to try and recreate the Berry Sangria Tea from last summer for me. Can’t wait to try these!! Thank you!!

  4. Katie

    I just checked on the app and that yummy-sounding Pumpkin Choc Chip Frappucino is like 7 bucks!!! Yowch! But it would probably be worth it for the occasional splurge…or maybe to redeem a free drink!

    • Laurie

      I’m thinking using it for a freebie – that’s crazy money

  5. Dwilson19

    Thanks I have a free drink! Now i can use it on one of these!! And i love trying these different flavor cream fraps because i dont drink coffee.

  6. Vanessa

    Does anyone know the recipe for the cookies and cream Frappuccino??

    • clair Hardy

      Cookies and cream is double chocolate chip frap (this is on the regular menu) white mocha instead mocha.

    • Lauren

      I order this all the time and I just ask for a vanilla bean frap with chocolate chips in it.

  7. Sharina

    You can also look up other recipes on Pinterest. “Starbucks secret menu”

  8. Cortney

    What a naughty naughty post!!!! 😇😇😂

  9. Krisp

    I saw a barista come behind the counter in plain clothes with a ziolock bag of random powder and fruit and make a drink in their blender with their mik, coffee etc and then go in the back. I was kinda grossed out since that stuff was brought in from outside the store and they don’t wash their blenders with soap, the rinse them off with water. Since then I can’t find myself to get a frapp as who knows what they’re blending in there.

    • Jennifer

      Wow. That is gross. They are washed (or should be, frequently), but clearly the employees in this particular Starbucks disregard policies.

  10. rox

    I just got the app but I don’t see the free beverage people are talking about. Does it come in an email or do you find it somewhere on the app? Thanks for helping me out 🙂

    • Vanessa

      You earn free drinks with purchase. You have to use the app to purchase your drinks though.

    • Vanessa

      After so many “stars” (125) you get a free drink.

  11. laura

    Lemonade will curdle the milk I wouldn’t try that one

  12. Rainy

    I experimented on making my own drink concoctions at Starbucks! My fav is : 3 shots of expresso over ice in a veinte cup with 4 pumps hazelnut, 4 pumps vanilla, and a little half and half. I have that set on my app minus the half and half which I pour myself bc it costs extra if you add to order but they have half and half out for people to use anyways. This drink costs me $3.13 for a large size!!! I’m a coffee junkie so this drink saves me tons considering I visit Starbucks about 4 times a week!

    • Justine

      I never thought about it being free to pour your own half and half. Makes sense.

  13. LeAnn K

    They sound really good, but their drinks are sweet to begin with and adding more syrups to it just seems waaay too sweet!

  14. Angie

    I double my favorite Green Tea Frappuccino by bringing it home, pouring it into a blender and adding my own milk, ice cubes and green matcha tea and blending the whole thing together. I store the extra cup in the freezer for another day.

    • Justine

      Very clever!

  15. Justine

    The fruity ones sound so good, thank you!

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