You can enjoy endless coffee-based drinks at Starbucks, but one of the main things this coffee house is known for is Frappuccinos.
These trademarked decadent beverages are some of the most popular ones that the brand has to offer, and it’s easy to see why!
With several different blends of espresso, flavorings, ice, and cream, each Frappuccino is reminiscent of a coffee-flavored milkshake. Popular examples include Caramel, Cookie Dough, and Mocha Frappuccinos.
You can also opt for ones without coffee, enjoying creamy concoctions like Strawberry, Vanilla, and Chocolate.
Naturally, some Frappuccinos will taste nicer than some of the others. If you haven’t tried Frappuccinos before, it can be difficult to choose one, especially as Starbucks has so many options!
Even if you’re a Starbucks pro (see also ‘24 Healthier Drinks To Order From Starbucks‘), you might get tired of your usual order, and may want to try something new. No matter what your reason is, we’ve listed some of the tastiest Starbucks Frappuccinos below (see also ‘20 Tastiest Food Items At Starbucks‘).
Whether you prefer luxuriously decadent drinks, or prefer a stronger, coffee flavor, you’re sure to find something that suits your taste in our list!
Keep reading to discover your new favorite Frappuccino!
1. Caramel Ribbon Crunch Créme Frappuccino
We’ll kick our list off with a drink that’s perfect for those with a sweet tooth. This Frappuccino is the cream version of the original coffee-based Caramel Ribbon drink.
You won’t miss the espresso much, as the drink remains creamy, decadent, and full of caramel.
The Frappuccino also has crunchy pieces that give the beverage extra texture. You’ll love how the crispy ribbon bits contrast against the silky caramel cream. It’s great you’re craving something sweet, but aren’t that hungry.
This is a great option for those looking to cut down on caffeine, or if you’re after something to give your kids.
Remember, this drink won’t give you a coffee buzz, but if you’re after something sweeter, with a little extra something special, you need to give this Frappuccino a try.
2. White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
If you love the hot version of a White Chocolate Mocha, you’re sure to adore this iced update! This is a drink that tastes as good as it looks, especially if you add extra cream on top.
This Frappuccino has the classic coffee and chocolate taste of mocha, with a white chocolate difference.
The white chocolate syrup gives sweet, buttery flavors to the drink, while the coffee adds a slight bitterness that prevents the drink from tasting too cloying.
Bear in mind that as white chocolate is naturally full of sugar, this drink will be too. It also contains a bit of caffeine from the espresso, so this might not be the best drink for winding down the afternoon.
Nevertheless, if you love coffee and sugary treats, your taste buds will be dancing after a taste of this Frappuccino.
3. Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino
Strawberry milkshake lovers need to give this drink a try. This Frappuccino has a coffee base that’s blended with strawberry puree and funnel cake syrup.
It also has funnel cake pieces covered with powdered sugar on top, which are sure to please your eyes as well as your tastebuds.
Coffee and strawberry might sound like a strange mix, but try and stay open-minded! The fruit and coffee mix to create a sweet, yet sour drink.
The coffee has nutty undertones that pair well with the juicy puree. Add the cake-flavored syrup, and you have a delectable beverage with a truly unique flavor.
This is a great Frappuccino to try if you’re looking for something to brighten up your day. If the tasty flavor wasn’t enough, the bright red puree peeking through the drink is sure to put a smile on your face!
4. Espresso Frappuccino Blended Beverage
Next on our list, we have the classic espresso Frappuccino. While a lot of Starbucks’ Frappuccinos can be overwhelmingly sweet, this one is ideal for those that prefer the simpler things in life.
This drink is a straightforward blend of milk, ice, and espresso. That’s it! This is the perfect Frappuccino for coffee lovers, as well as those looking for a caffeine boost with a little twist.
Whether you enjoy espresso Frappuccino on warm summer days, during your commute, or to pick yourself up in the afternoon, its plain and robust flavors are sure to satisfy your coffee craving.
Remember, if you do have a sweet tooth, you can always ask for cream or flavored syrup to be added in. The espresso notes go well with a variety of different flavors, but they taste just as amazing on their own too.
5. Caffé Vanilla Frappuccino
This is another example that’s great for those who prefer simpler drinks. It’s reminiscent of Starbucks’ classic vanilla cream Frappuccino, except it adds coffee for a different finish.
The drink blends a roast coffee base with vanilla bean powder. It’s like a vanilla milkshake with coffee undertones, ideal for picking you up when you’re feeling tired in the afternoon.
Ice and milk are then blended with these ingredients, making the drink cold and creamy.
The Caffé Vanilla Frappuccino is full of subtle flavors that meld to make a delectable drink. Make sure that you top your off with whipped cream, as this fluffy topping will tie all of the flavors together!
6. Caramel Brulée Frappuccino
Starbucks has many caramel-flavored drinks, but you can be sure that they all taste different!
Instead of your usual caramel syrup, this Frappuccino is made with luxurious caramel brulée sauce.
It gives the drink a light smoky flavor that pairs well with the roast coffee base. This is a great drink to try if you’re looking for something a little less sweet than your usual Caramel Frappuccino.
Milk and ice blend with the sauce to create a smooth, decadent beverage. It also has crispy caramel brulée pieces running throughout, giving the Frappuccino more bite as a result.
Your taste buds will enjoy the contrast between the velvety caramel drink and the crunchy brulée pieces.
This Frappuccino is meant to be decadent, so don’t skip out on the whipped cream! Its light consistency will add a lavish layer to this delicious beverage, giving it even more dimension.
7. Strawberry Créme Frappuccino
If you’re a seasoned Starbucks expert, you might already know that ‘créme’ Frappuccinos are Frappuccino options that are free from coffee. These are great if you are craving something sweet, but don’t want a caffeine boost during the day.
The Strawberry Creme is a great example. While it might not be the most exciting drink on the menu, its creamy consistency and tart strawberry flavor are sure to make your mouth water.
It’s ideal for those that want something a little less sweet than Starbucks’ usual mocha or caramel-flavored options.
As it’s free from coffee, it’s a good choice for younger children, but adults are sure to love the classic strawberry notes in this drink. Whenever you’re craving something sweet that isn’t too sickly, you’ll know to order the Strawberry Créme Frappuccino.
8. Chocolate Cookie Crumble Créme Frappuccino
Just from the name alone, you already know that this Frappuccino is going to hit the spot. This cream-based drink doesn’t contain any coffee, so it’s perfect for those who aren’t looking for a caffeine buzz.
The Frappuccino is full of delicious chocolate notes. These give the drink rich and powerful notes that match the added chocolate syrup drizzled throughout.
It also has cookie crumble pieces mixed in, giving the beverage more bite and consistency. There’s a nice contrast between the creaminess of the chocolate combined with the crisp cookie bites.
This Frappuccino resembles more of a dessert, so while it might not be the best thing to start your morning, it might be the perfect treat to brighten up your day.
9. Vanilla Bean Créme Frappuccino Blended Créme
Vanilla gets a bad rap as being boring, but there are instances where no other ingredient will do. This Frappuccino is overwhelmingly vanilla, but that isn’t a bad thing!
It’s full of creamy, sweet, and subtle vanilla flavors that pair so well with blended milk and ice. The best part of this drink is its simplicity.
There’s no extra coffee, syrup, or caramel drizzle to dress it up, which makes it perfect for the pickier eaters out there.
This is a nice choice for younger kids who aren’t so sure about what foods they like, as well as those that are craving a classic vanilla milkshake.
You can choose to top yours with whipped cream, but we wouldn’t recommend it. The drink is creamy enough already, so adding cream might dilute some of the lighter vanilla flavors.
10. Double Chocolatey Chip Créme Frappuccino
This is a drink for the chocolate lovers out there. This Frappuccino is full of chocolate chips, which, depending on your preferences, may or may not be a good thing!
This may not be the best beverage for those who find a chocolate bar too sickly. However, if you can finish a chocolate bar easily in one go, you’re probably going to adore this option.
The chocolate chips within add a little consistency to the Frap. These aren’t crunchy or crispy pieces, but they are chunky enough to add bulk to the drink, melting in your mouth with each sip.
This is a créme-based Frappuccino, so there are no coffee flavors in this one. You’ll need to look elsewhere if you’re after a caffeine buzz.
That being said, if you’re after a sweet, dessert-like drink, consider trying this one the next time you’re in the Starbucks queue (see also ‘22 Delicious Caffeine Drinks at Starbucks‘).
11. Matcha Créme Frappuccino
Some people don’t like coffee, but this doesn’t mean that these people don’t want caffeine in their lives at all. If you can relate, Matcha is a great substitute!
Coffee will give you an instant buzz, but may cause other negative effects, like fast heart rate, anxiety, and nausea.
On the other hand, matcha doesn’t have the same disadvantages. It does have caffeine in it, just in smaller amounts.
This is enough to give you an energy boost, just at a slower, relaxed pace. It’s ideal if you don’t want an intense, instant energy burst.
You might have heard of the Matcha latte before, but the Matcha Frappuccino is like a colder, blended version.
It’s perfect for hot summer days where a hot cup of coffee just won’t do, as well as days where you need a light energy burst to get your day going.
12. Java Chip Frappuccino
We couldn’t create this list without including the classic Java chip Frappuccino. This one has been on Starbucks’ menus for a long time, and for good reason!
This drink is a simple mix of coffee and chocolate. It might sound boring compared to the other options, but it’s full of strong flavors that will satisfy your tastebuds.
It’s a great alternative to some of the sweeter Frappuccinos as it’s still full of pleasant coffee notes. These still cut through the drink without being overwhelmed by the sugary chocolate flavors.
Despite this, the drink isn’t that bitter or robust, so it’s ideal for those who are just beginning to drink coffee. You’ll love the nutty, toasted undertones that pair well with the chocolate syrup.
You might want to give this one a miss if you’re after a truly ‘out there’ beverage, but if you’re into the classics, you can never fail with a Java Frappuccino.
13. Chestnut Praline Frappuccino
Pralines can make you think of cold winter months, but there’s no reason to limit this drink to the holidays!
This Praline Frappuccino is full of sweet, nutty, and salted flavors that work great throughout the year. It’s a great drink to try if you’re after something different, as it’s a lot more complex than some of the other Frappuccinos on this list.
Kids may not appreciate the many different notes within this drink, but adults are sure to love the savory and sweet elements running throughout. You also get a strong taste of chestnut which is sure to please any nut fans.
Bear in mind that while this Frappuccino is full of salted notes, it is still a sweet drink. You might want to give this a miss if you prefer simpler drinks.
However, if you’re after a very sweet treat with a little sophistication, you need to give the Chestnut Praline Frappuccino a try!
14. Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino
There are a lot of sweet treats that mix chocolate with mint, but it can be hard to find the right balance between the two ingredients. This isn’t an issue with this Frappuccino though!
The peppermint notes in this beverage aren’t too strong at all. They are just enough to be noticeable among the richer chocolate flavors. These sweet and robust tones prevent the peppermint from tasting too harsh, keeping them on the subtler side.
This Frappuccino does contain coffee to give it a classic Mocha feel, but this just adds to the drink.
The coffee has nutty aromas and flavors which naturally pair well with the chocolate, but they also complement the peppermint flavoring, giving a drink that’s perfect for enjoying during the holidays.
Of course, if you’re not into peppermint, you might want to skip this drink, but if you do like mint chocolate ice cream, you’re sure to enjoy this Frappuccino.
15. Pistachio Coffee Frappuccino
Starbucks are known for their original Frappuccino ideas, and this one is no exception!
You’re sure to struggle to find a coffee drink with pistachio flavors, so it’s interesting to see what Starbucks has come up with here.
The star ingredient here is the pistachio sauce, as it adds gorgeous nutty tones to the drink. It contains a perfect amount of sweetness that isn’t too cloying or sickly. The Frappuccino also contains coffee which complements the nutty tones very well.
You’ll get your usual caffeine buzz with a little difference, thanks to the pistachio flavors. The drink is also topped with salted cookie pieces that add a pleasant crunch to the drink.
You don’t have to add whipped cream on top, but it adds an extra decadent layer that makes it taste even better!
16. Chai Créme Frappuccino
There are going to be times when you don’t fancy a coffee-flavored drink at Starbucks (see also ‘13 Best Starbucks Iced Drinks For Summer‘). If this is the case, give this Chai Créme drink a try!
This Frappuccino may be the furthest thing from classic chai, but it has similar flavors running through it. You’ll notice gentle spicy notes from the tea and cinnamon powder, along with sweeter notes from the milk and whipped cream.
This is still a sweet drink, but it’s a lot less sweet compared to some classic Frappuccino options. You can also opt to leave the whipped cream out. This will tone down some of the sweeter notes, allowing the spices to shine through.
Whether you enjoy this Frappuccino with or without cream, you are sure to enjoy all of the calmer chai flavors running through this drink!
17. Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Frappuccino
This drink was the first dairy-free drink that Starbucks launched during the Holidays. The aim was to recreate the vanilla, butter, and sugary flavors within the classic sugar cookie. They certainly succeeded!
The beverage includes green and red sprinkles which give the drink a classic winter holiday look. It’s also full of sugar cookie syrup that you will notice in every sip.
The Frappuccino is made with espresso, but Starbucks uses their Blonde version in this drink. This results in lighter coffee flavors that don’t overpower the drink, giving a pleasant base for the sugar cookie flavors to shine through.
This drink is made with almond milk, but if you’re not a fan, feel free to swap for a different type of milk, like oat, coconut, or soy.
18. Mocha Frappuccino
Now we have the classic mocha Frappuccino. Coffee and chocolate naturally work so well together! Each ingredient shines through in the drink without overpowering the other one.
The mocha Frappuccino is great for those that like bold drinks, as well as those that prefer the classics. As the drink is made from simple ingredients, it’s hard to get this Frappuccino wrong.
It can give you a caffeine boost and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time, all without being too sickly sweet.
You can choose to top yours with whipped cream for an indulgent treat, or leave it out if you’d rather keep things simple. No matter what your preferences are, a Mocha Frappuccino is bound to suit your taste buds!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is The Difference Between A Frappé And A Frappuccino?
A frappé and a Frappuccino are both iced coffee drinks, but the term Frappuccino is a Starbucks trademark. This means that they are the only brand that is permitted to sell Frappuccinos.
Frappes were first made in Greece in the 50s, blending instant coffee, ice, milk, and water.
In the US, the updated frappé is more like a Frappuccino, blending espresso, sugar, and ice with different flavorings, like caramel, chocolate, or vanilla. Starbucks’ Frappuccinos, however, can be made with or without coffee.
What Does The Caramel Frappuccino Taste Like?
As the name suggests, Starbucks’ Caramel Frappuccino has powerful caramel notes. The drink is a blend of both salty and sweet flavors, though some may find the drink to be overwhelmingly sweet.
If you choose to add coffee to your Frappuccino, the drink adds an underlying bitterness that pairs well with the sweet caramel notes. You can choose to leave the coffee out if you prefer, or add whipped cream on top for a decadent finish.
What Is The Difference Between A Créme Frappuccino And A Regular?
Starbucks’ Frappuccinos are either made from a coffee base, or a creme one. If your Frap is made from a coffee base, your drink will contain caffeinated coffee.
If it uses the creme one, the drink won’t have coffee and will be made without caffeine. If you want to consume less caffeine, choose the creme Frappuccino the next time you are at Starbucks.
Now you know some tasty Frappuccinos that you can try at Starbucks!
Whether you prefer classic flavors, like chocolate or vanilla, or want a more adventurous drink, like the Caramel Ribbon Crunch, there’ll be something for your tastebuds in our list above.
Try a few out and see for yourself – you may just find a new favorite!
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