Best Starbucks Frappuccinos

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Don’t know which Frappuccino to get? Here is a list of the best Frappuccinos, tips on how to order them, and secret menu drinks you don’t want to miss out on!

Six photo collage showing five different Starbucks Frappuccinos.
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What is a Frappuccino?

Frappuccinos are sweet, frozen drinks made in a blender. It’s a drink that’s exclusive to Starbucks and the Frappuccino name comes from combining the words “frappe” and “cappuccino.”

Make Easy Starbucks Copycat Recipes, like the Iced Caramel Macchiato, Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew, and Iced Chai Tea Latte.

Tips for Ordering Frappuccinos

  • Drink sizes
    Frappuccinos come in tall (12 ounces), grande (16 ounces), and venti (24 ounces) sizes. Starbucks has smaller (short at 8 ounces) and bigger cups (trenta at 30 ounces), but the Frappuccinos can only be ordered in those 3 drink sizes.
  • No sugar-free option
    All Frappuccinos are made with a Frappuccino syrup that gives the drink a smooth, milkshake-like consistency. That syrup is made with sugar so there’s no way to order a sugar-free Frappuccino.
  • Caffeine, decaf, and no caffeine options
    Almost every Frappuccino has a coffee version and a créme based version (no coffee). The coffee version can be ordered decaf.
  • Add more caffeine
    To add extra caffeine to your Frappuccino, get it with extra pumps of Frappuccino Roast (Starbucks instant coffee mix) or by adding espresso.
  • Dairy-free
    Swap out the milk with a plant-based milk like soy or oat and take out the whipped cream to make your Frappuccino dairy-free.
  • Lighten your Frappuccino
    To reduce the calories, skip the whipped cream or ask for just a little. Reduce the number of pumps of syrup to cut the sweetness and calories. All Frappuccinos are made with whole milk, so ask for it to be made with 2% milk or a non-dairy milk like almond, soy, or coconutmilk.

Best Frappuccinos, Ranked

19. Strawberries Créme Frappuccino
An underrated Frappuccino, it’s fruity and delicious, but according to my Starbucks insider, it’s almost never advertised so people don’t know to order it. Made of ice, whole milk, créme Frappuccino syrup (no caffeine), strawberry puree sauce and topped with vanilla whipped cream.
Caffeine in grande Strawberries Créme Frappuccino: 0 mg

18. Chai Créme Frappuccino
There’s no coffee in this one, but there is caffeine in this from the black tea that’s in chai. Ice, whole milk, créme Frappuccino syrup, and chai tea concentrate are blended together then it’s finished with whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Add a shot of espresso to make it a Dirty Chai Frappuccino.
Caffeine in grande Chai Créme Frappuccino: 40 mg

17. Matcha Créme Frappuccino
Ice, whole milk, créme Frappuccino syrup, and Starbucks pre-sweetened matcha are blended, then sweetened whipped cream is added to the frozen drink. Even though this drink is made with Créme Frappuccino syrup that doesn’t have caffeine, there’s caffeine in matcha.
Caffeine in grande Matcha Créme Frappuccino: 70 mg

16. Caffé Vanilla Frappuccino
This is the only Frappuccino where the créme version (Vanilla Bean Frappuccino) is more popular than the coffee version. Ice, whole milk, coffee Frappuccino syrup, coffee, and vanilla bean powder is blended then finished with whipped cream.
Caffeine in grande Caffé Vanilla Frappuccino: 95 mg

15. Espresso Frappuccino
This is a Coffee Frappuccino with an added shot of espresso. It comes with 1 shot of espresso but you can add as many shots as you like. Ice, whole milk, coffee, and coffee Frappuccino syrup, is blended with espresso. There’s no whipped cream on this one.
Caffeine in grande Espresso Frappuccino: 155 mg

14. White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino
Caffeine-free version of the White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino made with white chocolate sauce, whole milk, and ice. Fluffy whipped cream on top.
Caffeine in grande White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino: 0 mg

13. White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
Ice, whole milk, coffee Frappuccino Syrup, coffee, and white chocolate mocha sauce are blended together. Whipped cream is added to the top.
Caffeine in grande White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino: 95 mg

12. Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino [Seasonal]
A new seasonal drink, this has been a hit or miss. People seem to love it or hate it. Ice, whole milk, coffee or créme Frappuccino syrup is blended with strawberry puree and funnel cake flavored syrup. The drink is topped with whipped cream and powdered sugar funnel cake pieces.
Caffeine in grande Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino: 115 mg

11. Strawberry Funnel Cake Créme Frappuccino [Seasonal]
People seems to like this créme version (no coffee) of the Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino a little more than the one made with coffee.
Caffeine in grande Strawberry Funnel Cake Créme Frappuccino: 0 mg

10. Vanilla Bean Créme Frappuccino
This one is a popular drink for kids. Add raspberry syrup and it becomes a Cotton Candy Frappuccino, a secret menu item.
Caffeine in grande Vanilla Bean Créme Frappuccino: 0 mg

9. Double Chocolaty Chip Créme Frappuccino
This is an almost caffeine-free version of the Java Chip Frappuccino and it’s very popular with kids. Often ordered with extra mocha drizzle, it’s made with ice, whole milk, créme Frappuccino syrup, mocha sauce (where there’s a little caffeine), and chocolate chips blended together then topped with sweetened whipped cream and mocha drizzle.
Caffeine in grande Double Chocolaty Chip Créme Frappuccino: 10 mg

8. Coffee Frappuccino
This and the Espresso Frappuccino are the only two that don’t come with whipped cream. This is the simplest Frappuccino in that it’s only made by blending just ice, whole milk, coffee, and coffee Frappuccino syrup.
Caffeine in grande Coffee Frappuccino: 95 mg

7. Chocolate Cookie Crumble Crème Frappuccino
Frappuccino chips, mocha sauce, whole milk, and ice are blended together. Whipped cream, chocolate cookie crumble, and vanilla whipped cream is layered on top.
Caffeine in grande Chocolate Cookie Crumble Crème Frappuccino: 15 mg

6. Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino [Seasonal]
This is a seasonal drink so it’s not available all year. Ice, whole milk, coffee Frappuccino syrup, coffee, and mocha sauce are blended with Frappuccino chips. Whipped cream, chocolate cookie crumble, and mocha drizzle completes this drink.
Caffeine in grande Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino: 95 mg

5. Java Chip Frappuccino
This is basically a Mocha Frappuccino with chocolate chips blended in. Ice, whole milk, coffee Frappuccino syrup, coffee, and mocha sauce gets blended with Frappuccino chips. Whipped cream and mocha drizzle is added to the top.
Caffeine in grande Java Chip Frappuccino: 105 mg

4. Mocha Frappuccino
Ice, whole milk, coffee Frappuccino syrup, coffee and mocha sauce are blended together then topped with whipped cream. This drink doesn’t come with mocha drizzle, but a lot of people ask for it. It’s often ordered with peppermint syrup.
Caffeine in grande Mocha Frappuccino: 100 mg

3. Caramel Ribbon Crunch Crème Frappuccino
A caffeine-free version of the Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino. Caramel syrup is blended with whole milk and ice. Dark caramel sauce, whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and crunchy caramel sugar topping finishes the drink.
Caffeine in grande Caramel Ribbon Crunch Crème Frappuccino: 0 mg

2. Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino [Seasonal]
This is a popular seasonal drink that comes back most years in some version or another. Ice, whole milk, coffee Frappuccino syrup, and coffee is blended with caramel sauce. The whole drink is finished with whipped cream, dark caramel sauce, caramel drizzle, and a caramel sugar topping.
Caffeine in grande Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino: 85 mg

1. Caramel Frappuccino
The most popular Frappuccino at Starbucks! Ice, whole milk, coffee, caramel syrup, and coffee Frappuccino syrup are blended together and topped with caramel sauce. A lot of people get this with caramel walls (caramel drizzle on the sides of the cup). Note that caramel drizzle contains dairy.

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Questions You May Have

What happened to the S’mores Frappuccino?

The S’mores Frappuccino was a seasonal drink, and unfortunately, it’s doesn’t look like it’s coming back this summer, but who knows?

How much sugar is in a Frappuccino?

There’s a lot. It’s delicious but Frappuccinos are loaded with sugar. A grande Caramel Frappuccino has 54 g of sugar, a grande Matcha Crème Frappuccino has 61 g, and the Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino has a whopping 68 g. In comparison, a can of Coke has 44 g of sugar.

Can I get a Frappuccino in a trenta cup size?

Nope, the biggest Frappuccino size is a venti, which is 24 ounces. 24 ounces is the same as 3 cups.

Secret Menu Frappuccinos

There isn’t an official secret menu at Starbucks but these are Frappuccino customizations that have gained popularity. See all the best Starbucks secret menu drinks here.

Cookies and Creme/Oreo Frappuccino
Base drink: White Chocolate Creme Frappuccino
Substitutions: None
Additions: Java chips

French Vanilla Frappuccino
Base drink: Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino
Substitutions: None
Additions: 2 pumps of hazelnut syrup

Thin Mint Frappuccino
Base drink: Matcha Green Tea Creme Frappuccino
Substitutions: Remove classic syrup, replace with 1 pump mocha sauce and 1 pump peppermint syrup
Additions: Java chips, mocha drizzle

Cocoa Puffs Frappuccino
Base drink: Mocha Frappuccino
Substitutions: None
Additions: 2 pumps of chestnut praline syrup

Cap’n Crunch/Captain Crunch Frappuccino
Base drink: Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino
Substitutions: Remove classic syrup, replace with 1 pump of caramel syrup, 1 ½ pumps of toffee nut syrup, and 1 pump of hazelnut syrup
Additions: Java chips

Dirty Matcha Frappuccino
Base drink: Matcha Green Tea Creme Frappuccino
Substitutions: None
Additions: 1-2 shots of espresso

Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino
Base drink: Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino
Substitutions: None
Additions: 2 pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup

Dirty Chai Creme Frappuccino
Base drink: Chai Creme Frappuccino
Substitutions: None
Additions: 1-2 shots of espresso

Raspberry Mocha Frappuccino
Base drink: Mocha Frappuccino
Substitutions: None
Additions: 2 pumps of raspberry syrup

Fruity Pebbles Frappuccino
Base drink: Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino
Substitutions: Remove classic syrup
Additions: 2 pumps of vanilla syrup, 1 pump of raspberry syrup

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Frappuccino
Base drink: Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino
Substitutions: None
Additions: Java chips, mocha drizzle

Banana Split Frappuccino
Base drink: Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino
Substitutions: None
Additions: 2 scoops vanilla bean powder, a banana (additional charge of $1.25), whipped cream, mocha drizzle, and caramel drizzle

Butterbeer Frappuccino 
Base drink: Caramel Frappuccino
Substitutions: Reduce caramel to 2 pumps
Additions: 2 pumps of toffee nut syrup, 1 pump of cinnamon dolce syrup

Grasshopper Frappuccino
Base drink: Java Chip Frappuccino
Substitutions: None
Additions: 2 pumps of peppermint syrup

Candy Cane Frappuccino
Base drink: Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino
Substitutions: None
Additions: 2 pumps of peppermint syrup

Twix Frappuccino
Base drink: Caramel Frappuccino
Substitutions: Reduce caramel syrup to 2 pumps
Additions: 2 pumps of hazelnut syrup, java chips, mocha drizzle

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Frappuccino
Base drink: White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
Substitutions: None
Additions: 1 pump cinnamon dolce syrup, 1 pump hazelnut syrup, cinnamon dolce powder to top

Churro Frappuccino
Base drink: Caramel Frappuccino
Substitutions: None
Additions: 2 pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup

Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino
Base drink: Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino
Substitutions: Remove classic syrup
Additions: 1 scoop of vanilla bean powder, 2 pumps of white mocha sauce, 1 pump of cinnamon dolce syrup

Strawberry Shortcake Frappuccino
Base drink: Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino
Substitutions: Remove classic syrup
Additions: 1 scoop of vanilla bean powder, 2 pumps of white mocha sauce, 1 pump of toffee nut syrup

Strawberry Candy Cane Frappuccino
Base drink: Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
Substitutions: None
Additions: 1 ½ pumps of peppermint syrup, strawberry puree to the lowest indentation in the cup 

Skittles Frappuccino 
Base drink: Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino
Substitutions: Remove classic syrup
Additions: 3 pumps of vanilla syrup, 1 pump of raspberry syrup

Mermaid Frappuccino
Base drink: Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
Substitutions: None
Additions: Blueberries (additional charge), green drizzle (made with 8 pumps white mocha sauce and 3 scoops matcha powder)

Ferrero Rocher Frappuccino
Base drink: Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino
Substitutions: None
Additions: 1 ½ pumps of hazelnut syrup

Kit Kat Frappuccino
Base drink: Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino
Substitutions: None
Additions: 1 pump of hazelnut syrup, 1 pump of caramel syrup, cookie crumbles (seasonal), caramel crunch on top of whipped cream

Baby Yoda Frappuccino
Base drink: Matcha Green Tea Creme Frappuccino
Substitutions: None
Additions: Caramel drizzle, caramel ribbon crunch topping or caramel brulee crunch topping (depending on which topping is available) Caramel ribbon crunch topping and caramel brulee topping is usually only available from July – December. 

Frozen Hot Chocolate Frappuccino
Base drink: Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino
Substitutions: None
Additions: 3 pumps of vanilla syrup, whipped cream blended in

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