10 Starbucks Secret Menu Drink Recipes You Can Make At Home

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Ah, Starbucks. From fabulous coffee and delicious lattes to refreshing teas and trademarked Frappuccino’s, there is something for everybody to love at Starbucks.

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Everyone loves Starbucks (or at least, I’m convinced they do), but even this Starbucks enthusiast can’t deny that their drinks can get pretty pricey, especially for those of us who require a daily Starbucks fix!  

Maybe you want to save some money (we’ve all been there) or just want to learn the tricks of the trade so you can enjoy a 5-star caffeine fix without leaving the comfort of your kitchen. Making your own coffee (or other Starbucks secret menu drinks) at home is a great way to do it!

So, if you’re craving a Starbucks drink but want to save a couple of bucks, here are the top 10 drinks from Starbucks’ secret menu that you can make at home!

1. Starbucks Butterbeer Latte

Original recipe by Practically Functional

For the Harry Potter enthusiasts who also enjoy a good cup of joe in the morning, try this delicious Starbucks spin on a Three Broomsticks classic.


  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup milk


Melt the butter and add the rest of the ingredients to the melted butter and heat until the desired temperature. Add coffee (you may want to brew coffee stronger so it pairs well with milk).

2. Starbucks Pink Drink Copycat Recipe

Original recipe by Beauty and the Beets

This berry good (see what I did there?) spin on the Starbucks “pink drink” is a delicious and refreshing drink to try out this spring.


  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup strawberries, freeze-dried
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, fresh
  • 2 cups of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup white grape juice
  • 1/4 tsp green bean coffee powder
  • 1 cup ice


Stir everything together making sure not to crush the fruit, then pour over ice.

3. Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Copycat Recipe

Unicorns are so in right now. Be cool and colourful as heck with this delicious sugary treat! That is a delightful mixture of fruity, sweet AND sour! YUM!


  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup Ice
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 1 can condensed milk (10 oz.)
  • 1 can evaporate milk (5 oz.)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Mango syrup
  • Kool-Aid powder (unsweetened blueberry lemonade )
  • 1 Baby Bottle Pop (Strawberry)
  • food colouring (neon blue and pink)
  • whipped cream
  • white chocolate chips

Directions for blue syrup:

  1. Combine condensed milk, evaporated milk, sugar, and 3 oz. of white chocolate chips in a saucepan and heat on low until chocolate chips and sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Take half of the melted mixture and add a packet of blue raspberry lemonade Kool-Aid (make sure to save enough Kool-Aid powder to “dust” the top of finished drink later).
  3. Mix Kool-Aid powder into mixture thoroughly, adding neon blue food colouring for desired vivid colour.

Frappuccino Directions:

  1. Combine vanilla ice cream, ice, 1 tsp strawberry bottle pop powder, mango syrup, and a splash of milk in a blender.
  2. Blend thoroughly, adding neon pink food colouring for the desired colour.
  3. Drizzle already made blue white chocolate drizzle on the inside of a cup, coating the sides.
  4. Pour blended mixture into the cup.
  5. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle rest of Kool-Aid powder on top.

4. Mermaid Frappuccino

It feels like a no-brainer that this Frappuccino would make it on the regular menu already. I mean, really? Everyone confuses the Starbuck’s siren with a mermaid, it just seems like a marketing gold mine! But I digress. Try this fruity, sweet and colourful spin on the vanilla bean frap in the comfort of our own home.


  • I cup ice
  • 3 scoops vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1/3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • canned whipped cream
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • white chocolate syrup
  • toasted coconut syrup
  • matcha powder
  • blackberries


Make the green drizzle by combining equal amounts of white chocolate syrup with toasted coconut syrup. Dye the mixture the “seaweed green”colour by adding matcha powder. Make the DIY vanilla bean Frappuccino by combining ice, milk, vanilla bean ice cream, sugar, and vanilla extract — and blend thoroughly. Add frozen blackberries for that pink hue, coat the sides of your cup with the green drizzle and then pour in the Frappuccino.

Top it off with whipped cream and enjoy.

5. Apple Pie Frappuccino

Original recipe by StarbucksSecretMenu

Who doesn’t like apple pie? Try this DIY version of the Starbuck’s secret menu item, the apple pie Frappuccino, at home! Add some vanilla ice cream or ice to make it a cool spring and/or summer blended treat!


  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 2 tbsp caramel syrup
  • 1/4 cup black coffee medium strong
  • 1/4 cup whipped cream
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder


Pour caramel into the serving glass, then pour apple juice, heavy cream, and coffee. Blend. Add a dollop of whipped cream and some pinches of nutmeg and cinnamon to taste. Want some extra kick? Add some extra cinnamon on top and finish with caramel syrup.

6.  American Cherry Pie Frappuccino

Fan of cherry pie a la mode? Then you’re going to LOVE this! This Starbucks Frappuccino was released solely in Japan, but that won’t stop the rest of the world from making it in the comfort of our own kitchens.


  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • puff pastry
  • eggs (for egg wash)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla bean ice cream
  • milk
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • vanilla extract


Make pie domes by using something round to mould into the shape your looking for, poke holes in the top with fork and coat with egg wash. Bake following the baking instructions on your store-bought puff pastry package. Then, make the traditional vanilla bean frap by combing vanilla bean ice cream, ice, vanilla extract. Add milk until desired thickness.

Next, add cherry pie filling into your cup squishing the cherries a bit (so they’ll fit through the straw). Pour in vanilla bean frap and add more cherry pie filling on top, then, top it with whipped cream and your pie crust dome. Stick a bubba straw through the top and enjoy.

7. Banana Split Frappuccino

Original recipe by Bigger Bolder Baking

Another American classic, the banana split — Starbucks style!


  • 10 ice cubes
  • 1 cup full-fat milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 8 strawberries (frozen)


Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender until smooth and thick. Top with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and a cherry. Enjoy immediately!

8. Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino

Original recipe by Instructables

Starbucks sure knows what to do with cinnamon, am I right? Make this secret menu delight in your own kitchen and enjoy the sweet cinnamony deliciousness!


  • 2 cups ice
  • 2 tbsp Torani white chocolate syrup
  • 3 tbsp Torani vanilla syrup
  • 2 tbsp Torani cinnamon syrup
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ground cinnamon
  • whipped cream


Combine ice, syrups, and milk in a blender, and blend thoroughly. Pour into glass and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, and enjoy.

9. Cotton Candy Frappuccino

Original recipe by StarbucksSecretMenu

Enjoy this fruity spin on the circus classic without the hassle of leaving home!


  • 1 cup ice
  • 3 scoops vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Whipped Cream
  • Raspberry syrup


Make the DIY vanilla bean Frappuccino by combining ice, milk, vanilla bean ice cream, sugar, and vanilla extract. Blend the mixture, then add raspberry syrup (start with 2 tablespoons and add until desired flavour and colour). Blend again, then pour into glass and top with whipped cream (can add another splash of raspberry syrup for garnish).

10. Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato

Original recipe by StarbucksSecretMenu

This drink is basically just a caramel macchiato with cinnamon, but there is NOTHING wrong with that!


  • 1 cup milk
  • ice
  • caramel sauce
  • 2 tbsp vanilla syrup (the video will show sugar-free, but get the full sugar one unless you want it to not be sweet)
  • instant coffee (or instant espresso)
  • cinnamon dolce syrup

Instructions for caramel macchiato:

Poor instant coffee or espresso packet into ¼ cup hot water and whisk until fully dissolved. Combine milk and vanilla syrup in your 16 oz. cup, stir, then pour hot coffee over a spoon into the mixture.

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