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21 Amazing Starbucks Secret Menu Coffee Recipes

Delicious coffee recipes you can order from the Secret Menu at Starbucks or learn how to make at home.

Starbucks Secret Menu Recipes

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.

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.

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 substitutions 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!

Our Favorite Starbucks Secret Menu Coffee Recipe

Our favorite Starbucks Secret Menu coffee recipe is the Cotton Candy Frappuccino. A simple, sweet, and a seriously scrumptious Frap that tastes just like the cotton candy of your youth … absent the sticky fingers and pink mustache of course. Just ask your barista for this Secret Menu ticket to fun!

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Starbucks Secret Menu Cotton Candy Frappuccino Recipe

Starbucks Secret Menu Cotton Candy Frappuccino

Starbucks Cotton Candy Frappuccino is an unofficial coffee drink on the Secret Menu at Starbucks. This recipe will show you how to make one.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes


  1. Start with a Starbucks Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino.
  2. Pump the prescribed amount of raspberry syrup into your Frappuccino and stir.
  3. Place ingredients into a blender and blend until a smooth consistency is achieved.
  4. Top with whipped cream and apply a light drizzle of raspberry syrup over the top.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 g

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 415Total Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mg

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