Secret Menu Starbucks Drinks (A Guide to the Unknown)

by Scott Deans | Last Updated: August 20, 2021

if you love a rich coffee or a sweet treat from Starbucks then you are not alone. No matter what your taste preferences are, there’s a Starbucks drink to suit you. Although their menu is quite extensive, the worst kept secret amongst Starbucks fans is the fact there’s a ‘secret menu’. This menu includes a huge variety of flavor combinations that will have you spoilt for choice. From Instagrammable, rainbow-striped, cold drinks to thick, creamy hot chocolate variations, they are all here and just begging to be tasted.

It’s important to understand that the ‘secret menu’ isn’t a physical menu that Starbucks has hidden away. It’s a list of customers requests that have exceeded expectations enough to deserve their own name.

Because of this, your barista may not know exactly what you’re referring to if you just state the name of one of these drinks so make sure you know how it’s made. Screenshot your favorite options and have them to hand next time you visit your local Starbucks.

If you’re ready for some inspiration, read on to find out what these 55 options are and which ones best appeal to you!

1. Butterbeer Frappuccino

Harry Potter inspired, this drink is a sweet treat that’ll transport you straight to the ‘Three Broomsticks’.

Simply order a vanilla bean creme frappuccino, add three pumps of toffee nut syrup and then three pumps of caramel syrup, and top with whipped cream and caramel drizzle.

2. Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino

Start with a vanilla bean frappuccino and add a pump of cinnamon dolce syrup. You can add two or more pumps of syrup for a grande or venti option.

3. Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino

Order a white chocolate mocha frappuccino and add 1-2.5 pumps of raspberry syrup and top with whipped cream.

4. Rainbow Sorbet Frappuccino

A bit more complicated but this Starbucks secret menu option is the perfect Instagramable option. Start with a strawberries and creme frappuccino but ask for your Starbucks barista to swap out the strawberry puree for orange refresher. Add a scoop of vanilla bean powder and a pump of peach syrup and raspberry syrup. Blend with ice.

5. Purple Drink

Continuing the rainbow theme, you and your friends can order drinks in every color to create an impressive display. The purple drink is an iced passion tea with soy milk, vanilla syrup, and blackberries added.

6. Orange Drink

Try orange mango juice mixed with 2 scoops of vanilla bean powder topped with coconut milk.

7. Green Drink

Black tea with matcha and coconut milk makes a healthy green concoction, delicious!

8. Pink Drink

One of the more famous of the Starbucks secret menu drinks, who doesn’t want to sip on a bright pink drink? This option starts with a strawberry acai refresher but instead of water ask for coconut milk to create the lovely pink hue.

9. Blue Drink

There’s got to be a blue option if we’re looking to create a rainbow. Start with a passion ice tea and ask for soy milk and 1-2 pumps of vanilla syrup.

10. Banana Split Frappuccino

Start with the delicious strawberries and creme frappuccino and add vanilla bean powder, java chips, and a banana. Finish with whipped cream, mocha drizzle, and caramel drizzle.

11. Ferrero Rocher Frappuccino

It comes as no surprise that this drink starts with a decadent double chocolate chip frappuccino. Ask for 1-2 pumps of mocha syrup and a pump of hazelnut syrup. Top with hazelnut drizzle.

12. Twix Frappuccino

To make a Twix Frappuccino start by ordering a caramel frappuccino. Add 1-2 pumps of caramel syrup and hazelnut syrup. Add java chips and drizzle with caramel and mocha.

13. Thin Mint Frappuccino

Start with a green tea frappuccino and ask for peppermint syrup, mocha syrup, and java chips.

14. Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato

This drink is based on the caramel macchiato. Start with an iced, soy caramel macchiato and add 1-2 pumps of vanilla syrup and cinnamon dolce syrup.

15. Ombre Layered Lemonade

Start with a layer of strawberry puree and add lemonade. Top with peach citrus white tea infusion to give a beautiful ombre effect.

16. Mermaid Frappuccino

Definitely one of the more ethereal secret menu items. To enjoy your own delicious and bright mermaid frappuccino start with a vanilla bean creme frappuccino and add freeze-dried blackberries for a bright purple effect.

Now you need to line the cup with the bright green drizzle. This is a mix of white mocha sauce, matcha powder, and toasted coconut syrup. Fill the cup with the blended frapp and top with whipped cream and extra drizzle.

17. Raspberry Caramel Macchiato

Really simple, really tasty. Order a caramel macchiato and ask for raspberry syrup in place of vanilla syrup.

18. Nutella Drink

This drink starts off as a Caffe Misto. Ask for 1 pump of chocolate syrup and 1 pump of hazelnut syrup. Top with caramel syrup and enjoy.

19. Cookies and Cream Frappuccino

Start with a double chocolate chip creme frappuccino and add 2 pumps of white mocha syrup to give that sweet cream flavor.

You can make this variation with the coffee frappuccino by ordering the mocha cookie crumble frapp and adding white mocha syrup.

20. Birthday Cake Frappuccino

Start with a white chocolate creme frappuccino plus 1 pump of hazelnut syrup. Ask your barista to add a birthday cake pop to the mixture before blending.

21. Creme Egg Frappuccino

An Easter favorite, Cadburys Creme Egg is a flavor that HAS to be included in the Starbucks frappuccino range. Start with a java chip frappuccino with 2 shots of espresso for a venti or grande and 1 for a tall.

Add vanilla bean powder; 2 scoops for tall, 3 for grande, and 4 for venti. Add caramel syrup and vanilla syrup with 1 pump for tall, 1.5 pumps for grande, and two pumps for venti.

22. Pumpkin Pie Frappuccino

Only for October/November when they bring out the festive menu, this drink starts as a pumpkin spice frappuccino. Add 1-2 pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup, blend with whipped cream, and top with cinnamon dolce sprinkles.

23. Key Lime Pie Frappuccino

A cool lime refresher made with whole milk makes a good base for this drink. Add 1-3 pumps of vanilla syrup, cinnamon dolce syrup, and white mocha syrup, depending on drink size. Blend with whipped cream.

24. Red Velvet Frappuccino

A bit of a strange concoction but this rich combination is half a white chocolate mocha frappuccino and half a regular mocha frappuccino. 2 pumps of raspberry syrup go in there and top with whipped cream.

25. Harry Potter Butterbeer Latte

Just like the butterbeer frapp, this Harry Potter inspired drink is a warm and delicious treat. Start with a whole-milk steamer and add 2-4 pumps of caramel syrup, toffee-nut syrup, and cinnamon dolce syrup. Top with whipped cream and salted caramel pieces. A shot of espresso can be added to this drink to give you more of a buzz.

26. S’Mores Hot Chocolate

Order a hot chocolate and add 1 pump each of cinnamon and toffee nut syrup. Top with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, biscuit bits, and marshmallows.

27. Dragon Frappuccino

Start with a green tea frappucino. Add vanilla bean powder and a swirl of berry syrup at the bottom of the cup. Top with whipped cream and purple sprinkles and add coconut syrup if you like it sweet.

28. Peach Refresher

A venti blended lemonade with peach juice and a small amount of guava juice to give it, fresh fruit flavors. Ask the barista to line the cup with agave and top with vanilla sweet cream foam and toasted honey topping.

29. Dirty Chai Latte

Mix it up by asking for a shot of espresso to be added to a classic chai latte. It will give you that much-needed caffeine boost in a warming, spicy mix.

30. Cotton Candy Frappuccino

Start with a vanilla bean creme frappuccino and ask for 1-2 pumps of raspberry syrup to give it that bright pink, cotton candy color. Finish with whipped cream and powdered sugar funnel cake topping sprinkled on top.

31. Raspberry Milk Tea

To start with you’ll need an iced black tea latte (or order iced black tea brewed with half and half, not water). Add 1 pump of classic syrup, 2 pumps of toffee nut syrup, and 2 pumps of raspberry syrup.

32. Apple Pie Frappuccino

This is not one to order in a busy queue or if the barista is giving off any hint of stress. Choose a quiet time and an obliging barista and ask them to fill up the cup to the first line with cream and then to the second line with apple juice. Add 2 pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup and 2 pumps of caramel syrup. Blend with ice and top with whipped cream and caramel drizzle.

33. Banana Cream Pie Frappuccino

The regular vanilla bean frappuccino is a perfect base for this drink. Add a whole banana to the mix and 1-2 pumps of vanilla and hazelnut syrup.

34. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Frappuccino

Start with a white mocha frappuccino and add a pump or two of cinnamon dolce syrup and a splash of hazelnut syrup. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon dolce sprinkles.

35. Biscotti Frappuccino

Start with any creamy frappuccino you like. Vanilla bean, white chocolate creme, and crumbled cookie frappuccino all work well. Ask the barista to blend in a biscotti biscuit and voila!

36. Orange Creme Frappuccino

Another one for a friendly barista this orange creme recipe calls for the cup filled to the first line with orange mango juice and then to the second line with milk or half and half. Add cream and a pump of classic syrup and blend with ice. Top with whipped cream and enjoy.

37. Nutter Butter Frappuccino

Order a vanilla frappuccino and ask for 1-3 pumps of hazelnut syrup. Blend in a whole banana and add 1-2 pumps of both cinnamon dolce and toffee nut syrup.

38. Blackberry Cobbler Frappuccino

Simple yet delicious this drink starts off as a vanilla bean creme frappuccino with 1-2 pumps of white mocha syrup added. Add blackberries and blend.

39. Mini Mouse Frappuccino

Order a grande white mocha creme frappuccino ask for your barista to add light strawberry puree, one scoop of java chips, and one scoop of dragon fruit. Finish with mocha cookie crumble topping.

40. Chunky Monkey Frappuccino

Start with any creme-based frappuccino you enjoy best and ask for it blended with a whole banana and a scoop of vanilla bean powder. Add two pumps each of mocha, hazelnut, and toffee nut syrup, and finish the drink off with caramel and mocha drizzle.

41. Cookie Dough Frappuccino

Order a cinnamon dolce creme frappuccino and add 1-3 pumps of mocha syrup (depending on your drink size). Ask for added java chips to be blended in and top with chocolate whipped cream and cookie crumble.

42. Caribbean Refresher

A venti mango dragonfruit lemonade with added light kiwi juice and peach juice. To top it off with a red, sunset-like finish, ask for one pump of raspberry syrup and light passion tea to be poured on top.

43. Strawberries and Cream Refresher

Start with a strawberry acai refresher, no water, and top with light strawberry puree and regular sweet cream. This one tastes just like those Creme Savers hard candy that you may remember from childhood!

44. Strawberry Cobbler Refresher

A refreshing summer drink, this one starts off as a venti iced green tea. Shake it up with coconut milk, strawberry puree, and 2 pumps of brown sugar syrup. Top with brown sugar cold foam and toasted honey pieces.

45. Sweet Honey Frappuccino

A grande vanilla bean frappuccino plus one pump of honey syrup and one pump of cinnamon dolce syrup. Drizzle caramel around the inside of the cup and serve with whipped cream and cinnamon powder on top.

46. Strawberry Shortcake Latte

Start with an iced latte and add some strawberry puree, 3 pumps of brown sugar syrup, and 1 pump of classic syrup. Top with vanilla sweet cream cold foam that has been blended with strawberry puree and strawberry inclusions sprinkled on top.

47. Oatmeal Cookie Latte

This one is really simple yet truly satisfying. Start with an oat milk iced latte and ask for two pumps of mocha and brown sugar syrup to be added. Finish with oat milk foam and chocolate sauce drizzled on top if you like it sweet.

48. Chocolate Mousse Cold Brew

A venti sweet cream cold foam cold brew is the base to start with but ask for 2 pumps of vanilla syrup. Include 4 pumps of mocha syrup in the drink and aks for two pumps of this to be added to the foam. Top with cookie crumble sprinkles for a delicious mix of textures.

49. Cookies and Cream Cold Brew

Another variation of the sweet cream cold foam cold brew. Order a venti option and ask for 2 pumps of vanilla and 4 pumps of white mocha syrup to be added. Get two pumps of regular mocha syrup added to the cold foam. Serve with a cookie crumble topping and enjoy!

50. Tiramisu Frappuccino

This should be a standard on the Starbucks menu so save this recipe as once you taste it, there’s no going back!

Start with a coffee frappuccino with a single pump of mocha sauce and half a pump of caramel, vanilla, toffee nut, and hazelnut syrup added. Ask for a single shot of espresso affogato which means the barista will pour the hot coffee over your frozen blended drink to create a wonderful swirly pattern as the coffee and cream combines.

52. Mango Solero

Nothing beats a delicious frozen Solero on a hot summers day but did you know you can order the drink version of this from your local Starbucks?

Ask for an iced tea lemonade with mango syrup added. Top with pouring cream and enjoy.

53. Kinder Bueno Frappuccino

This delicious recipe starts with a white chocolate cream frappuccino with hazelnut syrup and cookie crumb included in the drink as well as sprinkled on top.

54. Pina Colada

Do you like pina coladas? How about getting caught in the rain? (If you’re not familiar with Rupert Holmes then I do apologize).

You can enjoy you’re own, alcohol-free pina colada if you get pineapple and mango puree blended with coconut milk and a creme base. It’s light, refreshing, and (most importantly) delicious!

55. Mint Aero Bubbles

This is another great half and half option were two drinks combine to make something truly spectacular. Order half an iced hot chocolate topped with an iced matcha latte and peppermint syrup to give it that minty twist.

Conclusion

So that’s it. Fifty-five decadent Starbucks drinks options, only found on their ‘secret menu’. I hope this has given you some food for thought and helped inspire you to get creative with your Starbucks drinks. It’s important to be mindful when you go to order these drinks as some Starbucks may not have all the ingredients to hand so you may have to resort to the regular menu for the time being.

Be kind, help your barista out, and don’t forget to thank them with a nice tip when they go to the extra effort to make your drink just the way you like it.

Enjoy!

Can you guess what keeps me up at night? You guessed it! Copious amounts of coffee beans. What? I brew them first.

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