Peanut Butter Cup Frappuccino | Starbucks Secret Menu

Peanut Butter Cup Frappuccino

Peanut Butter Cup Frappuccino | Starbucks Secret Menu

There are some flavors that go together well and then there are some that were MADE for each other, like peanut butter and chocolate.

While Starbucks doesn’t actually carry peanut butter and not all locations will blend food items into their beverages, the use of the toffee nut syrup in this recipe mimics the flavoring required for a nutty and chocolaty contrast that is oh so heavenly! Give it a try and dare we say you should grab a peanut butter cup cookie to enjoy on the side?

Here’s the recipe:

• Mocha Frappuccino
• Add toffee nut syrup (2 pumps tall, 3 grande, 4 venti)
• Made with soy instead of whole milk
• Add whip and top with mocha drizzle

Apparently, peanut butter and chocolate go so well together that studies have actually been done to prove why we love this combination so much. According to Dynamic Sensory Contrast, our taste buds go crazy when contrasting flavors are paired together. So, the smoothness of chocolate along with the nutty, salty flavor of peanut butter is a pair that will be together for the ages which is awesome for us peanut butter cup lovers!

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

Piña Colada Frappuccino | Starbucks Secret Menu

Piña Colada Frappuccino | Starbucks Secret Menu

The drink of the summer is here! While the Teavana Shaken Iced Pina Colada Tea Infusion was officially released a few of days ago, sometimes a regular iced drink just doesn’t cut it on a blazing hot summer’s day. Ergo, the Piña Colada Frappuccino.

Refreshingly tropical, everyday will feel like Friyay with an icy Piña Colada Frappuccino in your hand.

The best news? With the addition of coconut milk to the menu in the last couple of year and the recent addition of pineapple tea, you can enjoy a Piña Colada Frappuccino anytime, any season, all year round!

Here’s the recipe:

  • Crème Frappuccino with coconut milk to the first line
  • Pineapple infusion tea to the second line
  • Add extra ice and and extra pump of crème base

For those who enjoy vanilla flavor with their Pina Colada (like Pina Colada milkshakes!) we have an alternate recipe:

Alternate recipe with vanilla:

  • Crème Frappuccino with coconut milk to the first line
  • Pineapple infusion tea to the 2nd line
  • Add vanilla bean powder (1 scoop tall, 2 grande, 3 venti)
  • Add classic syrup (½ pump tall, 1 grande,1 ½ venti)
  • Add vanilla syrup (½ pump tall, 1 grande,1 ½ venti)

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

Starbucks New Tea Infusions & FREE Tea Friday July 14, 1-2pm

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Starbucks tea infusions

Starbucks has added three new refreshing Teavana Shaken iced tea infusions to its menu.

The new line of beverages feature freshly steeped fruit and botanical blends, slightly sweetened, then shaken with the finest teas. And nothing else.

As an introductory promotion, Starbucks is giving away FREE Teavana shaken iced tea infusions this Friday, July 14th. Pop into your local Starbucks and try any Tall (12 fl oz) Teavana® Shaken Iced Tea Infusions from 1–2 p.m. Offer is in-store only.

Starbucks Free Tea Friday Teavana Infusions

The new beverages include:

pineapple black tea infusionTeavana® Shaken Iced Pineapple Black Tea Infusion – Tropical pineapple flavors from a fruit and botanical blend are combined with premium Teavana® Black Tea then slightly sweetened with liquid cane sugar for a refreshing drink that’s just subtly sweet.

Strawberry green tea infusion

Teavana® Shaken Iced Strawberry Green Tea Infusion – Juicy strawberry notes in our fruit and botanical blend are combined with premium Teavana® Green Tea then slightly sweetened with liquid cane sugar.

Peach Citrus White Tea Infusion

Teavana® Shaken Iced Peach Citrus White Tea Infusion – Fruit and botanical blends, featuring ripe peach flavor notes, are combined with premium Teavana® White Tea, then slightly sweetened with liquid cane sugar. 

While these 3 are the recommended flavors that come from months of flavor testing at Starbucks, customers can choose to customize any iced tea beverage with the flavors of pineapple, peach citrus or strawberry by asking their barista to create a beverage specific to their taste preferences. So, feel free to mix and match and get creative!

No need to feel guilty either, the tea infusions contain no artificial flavors or sweeteners as the fusions replace syrup as a sweetneer. Each beverage is only 45 calories each in a grande!

Starbucks Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Espresso Event June 27-July 2

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BOGO starbucks espresso

Great news for all the coffee lovers! Starbucks is running a buy one get one free promotion on grande iced espresso beverages. Pick one up at your local Starbucks June 27 and July 2, between 2-5pm and get a 2nd one free!

Try out the new Starbucks doubleshot on ice or get a classic like the iced caramel macchiato or iced caffè mocha.

Here are just a few of the iced espresso options available!

Starbucks iced espresso

Or if you’re looking to try something new altogether, it’s a great time to grab a friend and try out some secret menu options like the Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato or Raspberry Caramel Macchiato .

This offer is available at participating Starbucks locations in the US. Canadian customers can enjoy a $3 grande espresso beverage with receipt offer between June 26-July 2.

Starbucks Matcha Lemonade | Cups of Kindness

Starbucks Matcha Lemonade

We love Matcha Green Tea with anything but the new Matcha Lemonade tastes like a deliciously green cup of summer.

Introduced as part of the Cups of Kindness campaign in collaboration with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, it’s 1 of 4 featured beverages. Order a Matcha Green Tea, Pink Drink, Ombre Pink Drink or Violet Drink at a participating Starbucks in the US and Canada and Starbucks will donate 25 cents until June 19th. The funds raised will go to support youth wellness and empowerment programs.

The Matcha green tea is so refreshing, it’s no wonder it was hand selected by Gaga herself. She “instantly fell in love with” it and we think you will too!

Here’s the recipe:

  • Matcha Green Tea Powder
  • Lemonade
  • Shaken with ice
Photo via @chanelogy

Green on green

Photo via @tyheyhey

Perfect for summer!

Photo via @starbucks5817

Lady Gaga’s Cups of Kindness

Starbucks Violet Drink | Cups of Kindness

Starbucks Violet Drink

This summer’s lineup of new Starbucks drinks not only look beautiful, but were created to spread a simple message – to be kind.

The brightly colored Violet Drink is part of the Cups of Kindness Collection in partnership with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. Starbucks is generously donating 25 cents from each one sold at participating Starbucks stores in the US and Canada until June 19th. The funds raised will go to support youth wellness and empowerment programs.

So what’s in the violet drink?

The recipe is:

  • Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher
  • Made with coconut milk and ice
  • Scoops of blackberries

The Violet Drink is rather similar to the Pink Drink and Purple Drink but with a slightly different flavor profile. If you’re a fan of either of last summer’s hottest drinks you’ll love the violet drink. Even better, if you end up loving it you’ll be happy to hear it’s now a permanent addition to the official Starbucks menu.

Violet Drink Starbucks
Photo via @jclementz

Color looks like a cross between the pink and purple drink.

Violet Drink Starbucks Secret Menu
Photo via @ssimj_

Beautiful accessory to a sunny day!

Starbucks Secret Violet Drink
Photo via @mvmaldonado

Pictured here with the Ombre Pink Drink!

Starbucks Ombré Pink Drink | Cups of Kindness

Starbucks Ombre Pink Drink

The Ombré Pink Drink is the newest drink to hit the summer lineup of beautiful brightly hued beverages. It’s a combination of the Instagram sensation turned permanent menu item, the Pink Drink and passion iced tea. When unmixed, they create a bright pink to light pink ombré effect that will have you reaching for your phone quicker than you can get that wrapper off your green Starbucks straw.

Here’s the recipe:

  • Pink Drink
  • Topped passion iced tea

Shortly after hitting the Instagram scene, the Ombré Pink Drink was added to the official menu. This version of the Ombré Pink Drink is made slightly differently than the original Instagram version.

Here’s the official recipe:

  • Cool Lime Refresher made with coconut milk (no water)
  • Top with passion tea

As part of the Cups of Kindness collection and in collaboration with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, the Ombré Pink Drink is being highlighted as a featured beverage. Starbucks is generously donating 25 cents from each one sold at participating Starbucks stores in the US and Canada until June 19th. The funds raised will go to support youth wellness and empowerment programs.

And if ombré drinks are your thing, don’t forget about the Matcha Pink Drink that features a pink to green ombré effect!

Ombre Pink Drink Starbucks
Photo via @sharynsue

Pictured here with a Java Chip Frappuccino

Violet Drink and Pink Ombre Drink
Photo via @misspiggieeats

Pictured here with the Violet Drink!

Cups of Kindness Starbucks
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Starbucks Cups of Kindness

Narwhal Frappuccino | Starbucks Secret Menu

Narwhal Frappuccino

Narwhal Frappuccino | Starbucks Secret Menu

Mythical Frappuccinos have been all the rage lately. They’re fun, perfect for photo taking and most importantly, delicious! The Narwhal Frappuccino is no different. Unlike it’s predecessors, The Unicorn Frappuccino, Mermaid Frappuccino and Dragon Frappuccino, it is not two toned and thus easier to order and easier to make!

A great option for summer, the fruity blend is a refreshing twist on a the classic strawberry lemonade.

Heres the recipe:

  • Blended Strawberry Lemonade
  • Add vanilla bean powder
  • Top with whipped cream and green tea matcha powder
Narwhal Frappuccino
Photo via @the.ugly.dumpling

The perfect accessory for a sunny day!

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

Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino – New Starting May 2

Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino
Photo via @sbuxsevenhills

The newest Frappuccino to join the lineup of Starbucks icy blended beverages is the Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino. It’s available starting May 2nd and will be one of the featured Frappuccinos for half off Happy Hour, in addition to the returning S’mores Frappuccino!

The Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino features extra dark cocoa blended with Frappuccino Roast coffee, milk and ice, infused with minted sugar inclusions then cut with a layer of whipped cream. It’s finished with whipped cream and topped with a dark mocha dusting.

The new flavor is reminiscent of a Thin Mint Cookie or a mint Oreo. Considering the popularity of the Secret Menu Thin Mint Frappuccino recipe,we’re sure the Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino will be a hit!

It sounds and looks delicious and we’re excited to see the new drink combinations that will come out of the addition of the extra dark ingredients.

 

Starbucks Happy Hour 2017 | Half Off Any Frappuccino May 5-14

Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For Starbucks and Frappuccino fans that is.

Frappuccino Happy Hour is making a comeback once again! May 5-14th between 3-6pm you can enjoy half off any Frappuccino beverage. The promotion will run for 10 days as usual.

Frappuccino Happy Hour

This is a pretty significant change from previous years where Happy Hour was between 3-5pm with an extension until 6pm for Starbucks Reward members. Extending the promotion to all guests for the additional hour is a big move and we’re excited that more people will get a chance to enjoy half off Frappuccinos!

No official word yet on what the bonus will be for Rewards members, but we’re hoping to see an extended time until store close or perhaps some extra days like we saw last year.

We recommend taking advantage of the half off promo to try some of our Secret Frappuccino recipes without breaking the bank!

We can’t wait and will be adding new Frappuccino recipes to the Secret Menu over the next couple of weeks so stay tuned!