Did you know that there is a Starbucks Secret Menu? The Starbucks Secret Menu contains coffee drinks that were created by Starbucks baristas acting on the down-low in an unofficial capacity. The Secret Menu coffee recipes tend to be very flavorful and often much sweeter than regular menu offerings. Accordingly, a common theme among Secret Menu coffees is delectable desserts such as the Cotton Candy or Cookie Dough Frappuccino, the Raspberry Cheesecake Latte, and the Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato. Most Starbucks employees know the secret menu recipes because they are so popular, so all you have to do is ask … or use the recipes below to make them yourself at home.
- 1 How Do I Order From The Starbucks Secret Menu?
- 2 Secret Menu Frappuccinos
- 2.1 Starbucks Secret Menu Ariana “Grande” Frappuccino Recipe
- 2.2 Starbucks Secret Menu Chocolate Dalmatian Frappuccino Recipe
- 2.3 Starbucks Secret Menu Cotton Candy Frappuccino Recipe
- 2.4 Starbucks Secret Menu Fruity Pebbles Frappuccino Recipe
- 2.5 Starbucks Secret Menu Tiramisu Frappuccino Recipe
- 2.6 Starbucks Secret Menu Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino Recipe
- 2.7 Starbucks Secret Menu Twix Frappuccino Recipe
- 3 Secret Menu Lattes
- 4 Secret Menu Macchiatos
- 5 Secret Menu Coffees
- 6 Secret Menu For Dogs
- 7 Compare Coffee Makers
- 8 More Secret Menu Recipes
- 9 Source
How Do I Order From The Starbucks Secret Menu?
Ordering from the Starbucks Secret Menu is easy. However, keeping your busy barista happy requires some simple preparation on your part. They key is knowing the recipe for the Secret Menu item you want before you order it. To illustrate how simple it is, we will use the ever-popular Secret Menu Cotton Candy Frappuccino as an example.
Start With A Base Coffee Drink
Most Secret Menu beverages start with a base coffee drink already on the Starbucks menu. For example, the Cotton Candy Frappuccino’s base coffee drink is a standard Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino. All barista’s know how to make the standard menu items, so beginning with the base drink makes the ordering process easier.
Ask For Substitutions
Some Secret Menu items require a substitution for a base drink ingredient. Our Cotton Candy Frappuccino does not. However, the Secret Menu Oatmeal Latte requires you to substitute steamed milk or soy milk for water. This is where you ask for any such substitutions.
Ask For Additions
Starbucks Secret Menu drinks typically require the addition of flavored syrups or add-ins to achieve the desired mystical taste. For example, our Cotton Candy Frappuccino receives 1 1/2 pumps of raspberry syrup to sweeten the concoction to just the right flavor. This is also where you add any prescribed toppings or garnishes. That’s it. Now that you have the formula, place your order!
How To Place Your Order
The Starbucks Secret Menu Ordering equation is simple:
Secret Menu Drink = Base Drink + Substitutions + Additions
Using our Cotton Candy Frappuccino as an example, you place your order with the barista as follows:
“I would like a Cotton Candy Frappuccino please, which is a Grande Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino with 1 1/2 pumps of raspberry syrup, blended, and topped with whipped cream.”
Ordering from the Starbucks Secret Menu this way is simple, efficient, and absolutely mandatory when they are busy. It helps if you pull up the recipe on your phone while you are standing in line to order. Generally, if you are prepared, and don’t make the barista run around trying to figure out what goes in your order, they are more than happy to make it for you. Plus, it makes you look like a pro!
Secret Menu Frappuccinos
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Olivia co-founded Make Drinks in 2013 and serves as its Coffee and Cocktails editor … yes, incongruous competing categories for sure. However, bartending her way through college while obtaining a Bachelor’s in Computer Science at U.C. Berkeley left her abundantly prepared for this position. Oh, and two kids in tow. Coffee in the morning, cocktails at night … Ponce de León never knew the elusive fountain was so close.