19 Best Starbucks Frappuccinos

10 min read APR 10, 2023

Frappuccinos are the ultimate summer indulgence, with their cool and creamy texture creating an addictive combination. From classic coffee to unique flavors like green tea or mocha coconut, there's something for everyone. There are even options that combine multiple ingredients into a single delicious brew!

To top it all off, you can customize your order, so each sip is just right. Extra espresso shots? Sure. A swirl of caramel drizzle for added sweetness? Absolutely! With endless possibilities at every corner café, as well as seasonal specialties from Starbucks, enjoy discovering some irresistible flavors by scrolling through our list of Starbuck's 19 Best Frappuccinos of all time.

What Is A Frappuccino?

The Frappuccino has become an iconic symbol of Starbucks. Many people wouldn't suspect, however, that the multinational coffeehouse chain didn't actually create this beloved beverage. Instead, George Howell's Eastern Massachusetts Coffee Connection should be credited for bringing us our favorite iced drink before Starbucks acquired their company in 1994.

Now, what exactly is a frappuccino? Simply put, it's a frozen, iced-blended beverage that can be made with either coffee or other bases, like green tea. It's typically sweetened with syrup and often topped with whipped cream, juice, fruit, and other ingredients. The name comes from combining two words, "frappe" (meaning chilled or iced) and cappuccino.

Tips For Ordering A Frappuccino

Consider The Size

When it comes to Frappuccinos, the size of your cup does matter. A tall cup offers you 12 ounces, enough for an afternoon treat, while Grande takes things up a notch at 16 ounces. If that's not large enough, opt for Venti, which gives you 24 ounces of deliciousness.

Caffeine Options

The drink is available in two varieties: coffee and créme-based (no coffee version). For those looking for a caffeine-free option, the coffee variety is also available decaffeinated.

Dairy Or No Dairy?

If you're looking for something a bit lighter or are vegan, try opting for plant-based milk like soy or almond instead of regular dairy. And if you have any food allergies or sensitivities, be sure to alert your barista so they can accommodate your needs.

Make It Healthier

You can lighten your drink by decreasing the amount of whipped cream added or skipping it altogether. You can also reduce the syrup in the drink to cut down the calorie count and sweetness. If you'd like to further reduce the calories, you can request for a non-dairy version, such as one made with almond, soy, or coconut milk or just 2% milk.

Sugar Content

Frappuccinos are delicious blended beverages that offer a unique creamy texture and taste. To achieve this, all drinks contain a syrup made with sugar as the main ingredient. Unfortunately, there is no way to order a Frappuccino without sugar since it is an essential part of the recipe. However, customers can lessen their sugar intake by requesting less syrup in the drink.

Best Starbucks Frappuccinos

Caramel Frappuccino

Caffeine content - 90mg

Starbucks' Caramel Frappuccino easily stands out amongst the most sought-after drinks with its luxurious blend of ice, coffee, whole milk, and caramel syrup. Don't forget to add those delectable caramel walls (caramel drizzle on the sides of the cup). But be mindful; caramel drizzle contains dairy, so vegans may want to skip it when ordering one of these scrumptious delights.

Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino (Seasonal)

Caffeine content - 85mg

Every year, people eagerly anticipate this popular seasonal drink. It's an irresistible combination of ice, whole milk, and coffee Frappuccino syrup blended to create a unique taste. But it doesn't stop there. To finish the perfect concoction in style, you can find whipped cream on top accompanied by dark caramel sauce. Then, it is drizzled with more caramel syrup before being sprinkled with sweet sugar topping.

Caramel Ribbon Crunch Crème Frappuccino

Caffeine content - 0mg

Who says you can't indulge in a delicious treat without the buzz of caffeine? Enter- Caramel Ribbon Crunch Crème Frappuccino (the caffeine-free version of Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino)! Its combination of caramel syrup, dark caramel sauce, and crunchy sugar topping atop light whipped cream will satisfy even those with seriously sweet cravings.

Mocha Frappuccino

Caffeine content - 100mg

Try this decadent blend of whole milk, mocha sauce, ice, and Frappuccino syrup for the ultimate treat. Its smooth coffee flavor is topped off with whipped cream to take that pleasure factor up several notches. But why stop there? Add an extra sprinkle of sweetness from mocha drizzle, or give it some sparkle courtesy of peppermint syrup for an exquisite drink in every sip.

Java Chip Frappuccino

Caffeine content - 105mg

Java Chip Frappuccino takes the classic mocha flavor and adds a special twist in the form of chocolate chips. This ultimate blend combines coffee Frappuccino syrup, whole milk, coffee, ice, and mocha sauce with mouthwatering Frappuccino chips. To complete, it's topped off with whipped cream and mocha drizzle.

Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino

Caffeine content - 115mg

Starbucks has outdone itself with its unique take on the classic funnel cake– a delightful blend of Pike's Place coffee, ice, and milk creates an irresistible base. Next comes the layer of strawberry puree for that extra scrumptious kick! But there's more; powdered- sugar funnel cake pieces and whipped cream finish off this fruity frappe.

Strawberry Funnel Cake Crème Frappuccino

Caffeine content - 0mg

For those seeking a no-coffee version, try this creamy Strawberry Funnel Cake Crème Frappuccino. You'll still get all the flavors of the original but without any caffeine.

Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino (Seasonal)

Caffeine content - 95mg

This festive beverage is not available year-round, so get it while you can. The ingredients are very similar to the above-mentioned Frappuccino. However, this one adds chocolate cookie crumble along with the classic mocha drizzle and whipped cream toppings.

Chocolate Cookie Crumble Crème Frappuccino

Caffeine content - 15mg

Frappuccino chips, whole milk, mocha sauce, and ice are blended together to create the base of this delicious drink. The top is then layered with whipped cream, chocolate cookie crumble, and a dollop of vanilla-flavored whipped cream for an extra touch of sweetness.

Coffee Frappuccino

Caffeine content - 95mg

The Coffee Frappuccino offers a delicious option for those seeking simplicity in their favorite frozen coffee beverage. Its ingredients are few, limited to ice, coffee, whole milk, and the signature syrup that has come to define this classic treat- no whipped cream included!

Double Chocolaty Chip Créme Frappuccino

Caffeine content - 10mg

This icy delight is created by blending whole milk, crème Frappuccino syrup, ice, mocha sauce (which contains just a hint of caffeine), and signature chocolate chips. It is finally topped off with mocha drizzle and sweetened whipped cream before serving. No wonder this drink has become increasingly popular among kids due to its low-caffeine content!

Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino

Caffeine content - 0mg

Here's another yummy drink that kids love. This decadent combination of creamy vanilla bean, milk, and crushed ice with a dollop of whipped cream takes the classic vanilla flavor to the next level. And if you fancy it, add some raspberry syrup to transform it into the Cotton Candy Frappuccino– a hidden gem from Starbucks' secret menu!

Caffé Vanilla Frappuccino

Caffeine content - 95mg

This drink is made with whole milk, vanilla bean powder, ice, Frappuccino syrup, and coffee, then finished with a luscious layer of whipped cream. Surprisingly, Vanilla Bean Créme Frappuccino (the no-caffeine version) is more popular, so you can't go wrong with whichever one you choose.

White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino

Caffeine content - 95mg

A creamy blend of whole milk, ice, Frap syrup, coffee, and white chocolate mocha sauce is topped with a generous swirl of whipped cream.

White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino

Caffeine content - 0mg

For those who want to keep the sweetness but need something a bit lighter, there's always the White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino made with white chocolate sauce and whole milk. Topped with fluffy whipped cream for that extra wow factor, this drink packs all your favorite flavors with zero caffeine! Hence, it's very light on flavor intensity and makes a great option for kids and picky eaters (or drinkers).

Espresso Frappuccino

Caffeine content - 155mg

This Frappuccino can give you the extra kick of energy that comes with an added shot of espresso. If one is not enough, feel free to increase your dose. Each sip offers a flavor-packed mix of coffee, ice, and whole milk, without any whipped cream- only pure caffeinated perfection!

Matcha Crème Frappuccino

Caffeine content - 70mg

The matcha-based Frappuccino blends Créme Frappuccino syrup, whole milk, ice, and Starbucks pre-sweetened matcha. Once the blend is complete, it is topped off with sweetened whipped cream. Note, though there's no caffeine in the Crème Frappuccino syrup, caffeine is still present in the drink due to the addition of Starbucks' matcha.

Chai Crème Frappuccino

Caffeine content - 40mg

Here, the caffeine comes from the black tea in chai, but there's no coffee. Créme Frappuccino syrup, whole milk, ice, and chai concentrate are blended for a delicious treat topped with whipped cream and cinnamon. For an extra kick, add a shot of espresso to make it a Dirty Chai Frappuccino.

Strawberries Crème Frappuccino

Caffeine content - 0mg

Finally, there's the Strawberries Créme Frappuccino, an underrated treat that is oh-so-fruity and delicious. Combining sweet, sour, and fruity flavors, this beverage is a must-try. It's made with créme Frappuccino syrup, whole milk, ice, and strawberry puree sauce with a vanilla whipped cream topping. Yum!

15 Secret Menu Frappuccinos

Frozen Hot Chocolate Frappuccino

Made with: Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino

Extras: Blend in three pumps of vanilla syrup, and a dollop of whipped cream.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Frappuccino

Made with: White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino

Extras: One pump of cinnamon dolce syrup and hazelnut syrup. Also, top off with cinnamon dolce powder.

Dirty Chai Crème Frappuccino

Made with: Chai Crème Frappuccino

Extras: 1-2 shots of espresso

Oreo Frappuccino/ Cookies and Crème

Made with: White Chocolate Creme Frappuccino

Extras: Add Java chips

Baby Yoda Frappuccino

Made with: Matcha Green Tea Creme Frappuccino

Extras: Pour caramel drizzle with caramel brulee crunch or caramel ribbon crunch toppings. You might want to note that these toppings are usually available only from July to December.

French Vanilla Frappuccino

Made with: Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino

Extras: Add two pumps of hazelnut syrup.

Skittles Frappuccino

Made with: Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino

Extras: Pour one pump of raspberry syrup and three pumps of vanilla syrup.

Substitutions: Don't add the classic syrup from the original recipe.

Captain Crunch Frappuccino/Cap'n Crunch

Made with: Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino

Extras: Add Java chips.

Substitutions: Instead of the classic syrup, add one pump each of hazelnut and caramel syrup and one and a half pumps of toffee nut syrup.

Mermaid Frappuccino

Made with: Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

Extras: Add some blueberries and a green drizzle. It's made with white mocha sauce (8 pumps) and matcha powder (3 scoops).

Thin Mint Frappuccino

Made with: Matcha Green Tea Crème Frappuccino

Extras: Mocha drizzle and java chips

Substitutions: Replace the usual syrup with a pump of peppermint syrup and another pump of mocha sauce.

Kit Kat Frappuccino

Made with: Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino

Extras: Pour one pump each of caramel and hazelnut syrup. Plus, sprinkle some caramel crunch and cookie crumbles on top of the whipped cream before serving.

Churro Frappuccino

Made with: Caramel Frappuccino

Extras: Add two pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup.

Grasshopper Frappuccino

Made with: Java Chip Frappuccino

Extras: Add two pumps of peppermint syrup.

Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino

Made with: Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino

Extras: Add two pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup.

Banana Split Frappuccino

Made with: Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino

Extras: Add caramel drizzle, whipped cream, mocha drizzle, one banana, and two scoops of vanilla bean powder.

Wrapping Up

Starbucks Frappuccinos have become a worldwide phenomenon thanks to their delicious, unique flavor combinations. While other coffee chains may try to imitate them, nobody does it quite like the original! With a wide variety of frappuccinos to choose from, ranging from classic favorites to seasonal specials and secret menu items, you can satisfy any craving. Just remember to check the caffeine and sugar content before you order so you know exactly what you're getting.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Can I get a Frappuccino in a Trenta cup size?

Sadly, you won't get a Trenta cup Frappuccino as the maximum size available is only 24 ounces. That's the Venti cup.

Which Frappuccino is best at Starbucks?

Some of the best Frappuccinos at Starbucks are Java Chip Frappuccino, Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino, Caramel Frappuccino, and Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino. Try them to find out which one's your absolute favorite!

What happened to the S'mores Frappuccino?

The S'Mores Frappuccino was truly a decadent treat, drawing inspiration from the classic campfire snack. Featuring marshmallow-infused whipped cream and graham cracker crumbles atop an icy coffee blend of milk, vanilla, and chocolate sauce. However, Starbucks discontinued it in 2021.

How much sugar is in a Frappuccino?

In short, a typical cup of Frappuccino has a lot of sugar. For example, a grande Caramel and Matcha Crème have 54-61g compared to 44g in a can of Coke, while the Strawberry Funnel Cake version takes it up a notch with 68g!

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