Starbucks Happy Hour 2018 | Half Off Any Frappuccino


Starbucks Happy Hour 2018

**Frappuccino Happy Hour is back June 21st starting at 3pm to close. Get 50% off a Frappuccino® blended beverage, size grande or larger.

Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour is a bit different this year than the usual 10 day long promotion in previous years.

The first Frappuccino Happy Hour of 2018 will be on May 3rd from 3pm to close at participating Starbucks locations in the US and Canada.

Since 2010, Starbucks has had a yearly promotion that features half off Frappuccinos in late April/early May. The promo was previously valid for 10 days, usually between 2-5pm.

happy hour 2018

This year however, Starbucks has extended Happy Hour beyond just Frappuccinos to include offers on other beverages including espresso, iced teas and more. And instead of a week and a half promotion, these offers will be one day at a time but extended throughout the year. So, you’ll actually have more opportunities for half off drinks than just the usual 10 days allows. The kicker is that the event is invitation only – but to receive an invite, all you need to do is sign up here:

A plus is that Happy Hour this year is valid from 3pm to close. So that definitely allows for more flexibility for those getting off work or school later in the day!

Starbucks happy hour

Unfortunately, a big change this year is that the half off offer is listed as one per person. The offer is presented as a code you must present to the cashier, though the code is generic. While the offer states one per person, there’s not much to stop you from going in to redeem the offer multiple times throughout the day unless you hit a snag with a Starbucks location that is a stickler for the rules.

We actually think it’s rather unfortunate that Starbucks is limiting this offer to one per person as one of the highlights of Frappuccino Happy Hour was being able to pick up multiple Frappuccinos for the office, friends or classmates. We also noted that during the promotion, many people would purchase several Frappuccinos. Hopefully Starbucks opens up future Happy Hour promotions to allow customers to purchase more than just one at a time. It promotes the spirit of giving, after all.

We’ll be keeping you updated as more Happy Hour events become available!

New frappuccinos 2018

For this Frappuccino Happy Hour, try the new Triple Mocha Frappuccino and Ultra Caramel Frappuccino or give one of our most popular Secret Menu Frappuccinos a try!

Starbucks Christmas Tree Frappuccino

Christmas Tree Frappuccino

There’s a new limited time Frappuccino available and it may just be the most over-the-top limited time offering yet. Why you ask? Like its predecessors, the Unicorn Frappuccino and Zombie Frappuccino, the newest addition, the Christmas Tree Frappuccino is a beverage that aside from satisfying your taste buds, seems to have been created for the purpose of gracing Instagram feeds everywhere. And we’re sure that it will.

The base portion of the beverage is a Peppermint Mocha Crème Frappuccino, one of the more time tested popular holiday offers. The Christmas Tree portion of the drink is made with Matcha Whipped cream and decorated with a garland of caramel drizzle, candied cranberry ornaments and topped with a strawberry tree topper!

Starbucks Christmas Tree Frappuccino

Excited yet? The Christmas Tree Frappuccino is available at Starbucks locations starting today but act fast as it’ll only be an official menu item until Monday December 11. So, even though the weather outside may be frightful , the Christmas Tree Frappuccino is so delightful that you’ll have no place to go but your closest Starbucks to scoop one of these up!

Christmas Tree Frappuccino Samples
Photo via @radfkr

Just look at those tree toppers!

Christmas Tree Frapp
Photo via @kristenkutchey

The perfect accompaniment to your holiday shopping trip this weekend!

Holly Jolly Latte | Starbucks Secret Menu

Holly Jolly Latte

Holly Jolly Latte | Starbucks Secret Menu

Christmas is less than a month away and the holiday season is in full swing! Celebrate the winter weather, holiday decorations and spirit with a Holly Jolly Latte! With eggnog and peppermint flavors tickling those taste buds, you’ll be feeling extra festive.

Enjoy this recipe hot or iced, although we’re partial to the hot version to warm up those hands in this brisk weather. Available over the holiday season only, so try the Holly Jolly Latte while you can!

Here’s the recipe:

  • Eggnog Chai Latte
  • No water
  • Add peppermint syrup – 1 pump tall, 2 pumps grande, 3 pumps venti
  • Top with nutmeg sprinkles and whipped cream

Thanks to Barista Erin B. for sending in her new favorite holiday drink! If you have a secret recipe you’d like to share, send it in to StarbucksSecretMenu [at] and we’ll feature it on our site!

Starbucks New Holiday Drinks 2017


Starbucks new holiday drinks 2017

Toasted White Chocolate Mocha & Chestnut Praline Chai Tea Latte

Starbucks has introduced two new drinks for the 2017 holiday season! Stop into your local store to try the new Toasted White Chocolate Mocha which consists of:

  • Signature espresso poured over toasted white chocolate mocha sauce
  • Followed by steamed milk
  • Topped with whipped cream and a candied cranberry sugar

The toasted aspect of the beverage is created by slowly roasting white chocolate to brown the cocoa butter and caramelize the milk and sugar thereby deepening the flavor and brining on nutty notes that linger as you sip on the beverage, according to Starbucks.

The Toasted White Chocolate Mocha is available hot, iced or as a Frappuccino this holiday season until supplies last.

Also available is the Chestnut Praline Chai Tea Latte made with:

  • Chestnut Praline syrup with lightly sweetened chai and steamed milk
  • Topped with spiced praline crumbs

A holiday twist on the classic Chai Tea Latte, the beverage begins with black tea infused with warming spices that pair perfectly with the caramelized chestnut notes, creating a warm and comforting beverage full of holiday flair.

Enjoy the Chestnut Praline Chai Tea Latte hot or iced.

Starbucks Buy One Get One FREE Holiday Drinks Nov 9-13, 2017

Starbucks BOGO holiday drink

Holiday cups were released this week, which means that our favorite Starbucks holiday promotion is right around the corner! This year, you can enjoy buy one get one free holiday drinks November 9 – November 13 between 2pm to 5pm.

Holiday beverages include the following in hot, iced and Frappuccino form if available:

  • Gingerbread Latte
  • Peppermint Mocha
  • Caramel Brulée Latte
  • Chestnut Praline Latte
  • Eggnog Latte
  • Holiday Spice Flat White
  • Teavana Joy Brewed Tea

Starbucks holiday cups 2017

Mix and match and grab one for you and a family member, friend, coworker, or the stranger standing behind you in line. Either way, you’re bound to make someone’s day, so what better way to spread some holiday cheer at the start of the season of giving!

Starbucks Mr and Mrs Vampire Frappuccinos

Mr and Mrs Vampire Frappuccino

This Halloween, in addition to the popular Zombie Frappuccino, Starbucks locations in the UK, Singapore, Sweden and Norway are celebrating the spooky occasion with special Mr and Mrs Vampire Frappuccinos! But fear not US and Canadian friends! We have recipes for both that can be ordered across North America.

While the pair are only officially available for a limited time run until October 31, note that the ingredients are available year round and you can enjoy a Mr Vampire Frappuccino or a Mrs Vampire Frappuccino any time you’d like. You’ll just have to order it by recipe.

Quite fittingly for the occasion, the drinks are chocolate flavored with a dash of bloody fun in the form of strawberry sauce drizzle. According to Starbucks, this frightfully fun drink is the perfect indulgence to enjoy the spooking season!

Starbucks Mr and Mrs Vampire Frappuccino

Here are the recipes:

Mr. Vampire Frappuccino

  • Mocha Frappuccino
  • Mocha Sauce on the bottom of cup
  • Strawberry Puree drizzled on top
  • Top with whipped cream

Mrs. Vampire Frappuccino

  • Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino
  • Mocha Sauce on the bottom of cup
  • Strawberry Puree drizzled on top
  • Top with whipped cream

Enjoy these fangtastic beverages this Halloween season or all year!

Starbucks Zombie Frappuccino Coming October 26-31

zombie frappuccino starbucks

It’s that time of year again! Scary movies are out in theater, goriness is in and Halloween treats grace the end caps of store shelves.

Starbucks is no different and for the past few years has been known for its limited run Halloween themed Frappuccinos, like the Franken Frappuccino and Frappula Frappuccino.

This year, they’re going all out with the Zombie Frappuccino and after a very successful run of the Unicorn Frappuccino this summer, we think the Zombie Frappuccino will be a huge hit too! After all, with the popularity of The Walking Dead we think fans will welcome a chance to sip on some “brains”.

The recipe is rumored to be Green Caramel Apple flavored and consist of:

  • Green Caramel Apple Powder
  • Pink powder
  • Pink “brains” whipped cream
  • Pink dark mocha drizzle

The Zombie Frappuccino is definitely unlike any Frappuccino before with new flavors and ingredients being introduced just for the limited edition drink.

Zombie Frappuccino

There hasn’t been an official announcement from Starbucks yet but the beverage will be available starting October 26th until October 31st.

As usual, if you find a lower traffic Starbucks location, you’ll likely be able to enjoy a Zombie Frappuccino even after the promotional period if your location still has ingredients on hand. It’s worth asking!

Zombie Frappuccino Starbucks
Photo via @starbucks6555

We can’t wait to see the Zombie Frappuccino in stores!

It Frappuccino | Starbucks Secret Menu


It Frappuccino
Photo via @warrentonroadstarbucks Instagram

It the movie seems to have taken the world by storm this Halloween! The white faced clown with red hair holding a red balloon was met with great reviews and much popularity and we’re sure we’ll be seeing the costume a lot this season!

While we weren’t brave enough to watch the movie ourselves, we did give this It Frappuccino a try and love the combination as a less scary and more tasty Halloween treat.

Interested in giving this spooky slushy beverage a try?

Here’s the recipe:

  • Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
  • Top with strawberry purée and whipped cream

Simple to order and luckily for us, available all year round! You’ll love IT! (pun intended)

Starbucks It Frappuccino
Photo via @tangweiai

Zombie Frappuccino and It Frappuccino! This year’s Halloween Frappuccinos.

Coconutmilk Pumpkin Macchiato | Starbucks Secret Menu

Coconutmilk Pumpkin Macchiato

Coconutmilk Pumpkin Macchiato | Starbucks Secret Menu

We’re in full fall mode with Pumpkin Spice on the mind!

Coconutmilk Mocha Macchiato (what a tongue twister!) lovers, the Coconutmilk Pumpkin Macchiato is a must try! It’s so good that we think it should make it onto the regular menu. Coconut, pumpkin and espresso may not be a combination that you’d think would work, but the three go together beautifully and deliciously!

Just a simple change to the mocha version and this beverage has quickly become one of our fall favorites.

Enjoy it hot or iced, we’re sure it’ll soon become one of your favorites too!

Here’s the recipe:

  • Coconutmilk Mocha Macchiato
  • Made with Pumpkin Spice Syrup instead of white mocha syrup
  • Top with Pumpkin Spice topping

Thanks to Charlotte for sharing her recipe with us! If you have a secret recipe you’d like to share, send it in to StarbucksSecretMenu [at] and it could be featured on the site.

Cherry Blossom Frappuccino | Starbucks Secret Menu

Starbucks Cherry Blossom Frappuccino

Cherry Blossom Frappuccino | Starbucks Secret Menu

Some of you might remember the Cherry Blossom Frappuccino or perhaps the Sakura Frappuccino available only in Starbucks Japan locations. While the Cherry Blossom Frappuccino was modeled after the Sakura Frappuccino, it’s not exactly the same as unfortunately, we don’t have the Sakura flakes here in North America.

Nevertheless, the Cherry Blossom Frappuccino tastes great in its own right and even though it was a limited time Frappuccino offered for 5 days, you can actually order it all year round as the ingredients are still available, yay!

Here’s the recipe:

  • Strawberries and Crème Frappuccino
  • Line the cup with drizzle made from white mocha sauce and matcha powder
  • Top with whipped cream and matcha powder
Photo via @jessica._.tsai

*Note: There was some controversy surrounding the Cherry Blossom Frappuccino as Starbucks goers learned that the beverage did not contain any cherry flavor or ingredients.

In Starbucks’ official news release, they noted that: “ in Japan, cherry blossoms are the national flower and a symbol of renewal and simplicity.” And go on to mentioned how it’s a tradition to gather under the trees and enjoy the company of friends, family and colleagues. The blossoming of the trees marks the coming of spring, a time for new beginnings and the start of a new school year. Hence, the name of the Frappuccino refers more to the symbolic nature of cherry blossom trees rather than the literal term of the word cherry itself.

Cherry Blossom Frappuccino x 2
Photo via @amyjade_

One for you, one for a friend!

Thanks to Ian G. for sharing this recipe with us! If you have a secret drink you’d like to share, send it to StarbucksSecretMenu [at] and it could be featured on the website!