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Unique Starbucks Drink Recipes

Updated on May 2, 2013

Yum! If you are a fan of Starbucks, you probably love going in your local shop and ordering your old favorite drink or trying the newest offering on the seasonal menu. However, sometimes you may feel like trying something new. There are so many drink possibilities available using the products that Starbucks offers. Some are relatively healthy while others are sinfully indulgent. Next time you are at loss for what to order, consider some of my favorite Starbucks drinks. Note, these are NOT official names, they are what I call them, or have heard them called at my local Starbucks, make sure you tell the barista how to make the drink too!

  • The Black and White Mocha (Also known as the Tuxedo Mocha)– This drink is made just like a regular mocha except it is made with half mocha syrup and half white mocha syrup. It winds up a little sweeter than a traditional mocha, but still has that rich chocolaty taste. I can also be made without the espresso to create a black and white hot chocolate.
  • The Crunchberry Frappuccino – This is a strawberries and cream Frappuccino with Toffee Nut syrup added. It tastes very similar to the Crunchberry cereal from Captain Crunch. At times Starbucks will feature coconut beverages, and adding a scoop of coconut flakes gives it a "crunch" too. :)
  • Oreo Frappuccino – A Vanilla Bean Frappuccino add 2 scoops of chocolate chips and 1 pump of mocha syrup. Tastes like Oreo cookies are crumbled in it!
  • Birthday Cake Frappucino – A Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with 2 scoops of chocolate chips, 1 pump white mocha and 1 pump hazelnut.
  • Peppermint Milk – This is truly the most refreshing drink I have ever enjoyed. I get a tall milk with 2 pumps of mocha and 2 pumps of peppermint syrup with ice. Tastes like you’re drinking melted mint chocolate chip iced cream.
  • French Vanilla – Love French Vanilla? Starbucks normally suggests adding half vanilla half hazelnut syrup to your cappuccino or latte to get that French Vanilla flavor.
  • Low-Carb Delight – Yeah, not as much fun as the others on here, but I eat low-carb much of the time and still enjoy my Starbucks. A Starbucks iced coffee with heavy whipping cream and sugar free syrup (I like hazelnut) hits the spot!
  • The John Wayne - If you want to get that caffeine flowing quickly, this is an easy way to do it. Ask for one shot glass full of heavy cream layered with 2 shots of espresso and topped with 2 pumps of your favorite flavored syrup. Down it quickly before it has a chance to mix. The cream will coat your throat and the espresso/syrup mix goes down quickly! When I worked for Starbucks I would start the morning with one of these using sugar-free hazelnut.

There are (of course) just a few of the gourmet or specialty drinks you can create using Starbucks recipes. Comment with some of your favorites and I will add them to the list with credit given to you. It’s always fun to try something new.


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