The Starbucks secret menu is filled with delicious, sweet and creative drinks. While the regular menu has tons of options for the coffee, tea or frappuccino lover, you sometimes want something a bit different. You can customize your frappuccino or latte with different flavors to recreate the flavor of anything, from your favorite dessert to your favorite cereal. Additionally, there are items on the secret menu beyond just frappuccinos. The secret menu features different coffees and lattes as well. Here are some of the tastiest and most creative items on the Starbucks secret menu that you have to try on your next trip.
If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter series, you have to check this frappuccino. If you love the Butterbeer at the Harry Potter world at Universal Studios, this secret menu item replicates that flavor nearly perfectly. If you want to try this drink, order a toffee nut and caramel creme frappuccino with a caramel drizzle and whipped cream. This combination will give you that perfect butterscotch flavor. Combined with the creaminess of the frappuccino, this drink will certainly satisfy your sweet tooth.
Candy Cane Frappuccino
This secret menu frappuccino is perfect for the holiday season to give you a bit of a christmas sweet tooth fix. This drink filled with minty freshness combines the vanilla bean frappuccino with the peppermint syrup. If you want to bring some additional holiday spirit into this drink, bring some crushed peppermint stick to sprinkle on top of the whipped cream. Overall, this drink is perfect for any holiday celebration and will really bring you into the Christmas spirit.
Three C’s Latte
This latte is the perfect combination of sweet and spiced. This latte combines the delicious flavors of chocolate, caramel and cinnamon for the perfect hot drink. When you arrive at the Starbucks line, ask for 2 pumps each of mocha sauce, caramel syrup and cinnamon dolce syrup with a cinnamon topping on top of the foam or whipped cream. If you want this drink iced, you can add a topping of cinnamon almond milk cold foam for some additional cinnamon flavor.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Frappuccino
This delicious frozen concoction replicates the flavor of this cereal so well, you’ll forget that it’s a Starbucks frappuccino. In order to get this drink on your next trip to Starbucks, order a white mocha frappuccino with a few pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup and hazelnut syrup and top it off with whipped cream and cinnamon topping. This delicious combination of flavors is sure to give you your sweet tooth fix.
Pumpkin Pie Frappuccino
This autumn infused secret menu item is the perfect drink for this holiday season, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you love a good pumpkin spice latte but are tired of the hot drink, this frappuccino is the perfect drink for you. Start by ordering yourself a pumpkin spice frappuccino and add some cinnamon dolce syrup, cinnamon dolce sprinkles, and some whipped cream blended into the drink. Top it off with some additional whipped cream and cinnamon dolce sprinkles for your perfect creamy pumpkin pie in a cup.
Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato
If you want a little changeup to your staple caramel macchiato without anything too sweet, this Starbucks secret menu item is for you. Start off by ordering a hot or iced soy caramel macchiato. Add in a few pumps of vanilla syrup and cinnamon dolce syrup, topping it off with some cinnamon on top. If you want to reduce the sweetness a bit more, you can reduce the number of pumps of caramel, vanilla and cinnamon dolce.
If you need a burst of energy, this cafe staple on the Starbucks secret menu is an excellent option for you to try. Ordering this item is fairly simple to order, just ask for a drip coffee with a shot of espresso. If you want more espresso shots in your drink for an additional caffeine boost, order a Black Eye, with two shots of espresso, or a Green Eye, with three shots of espresso. You can add some milk or syrups for additional flavor or sweetness.
If you want a twist on your usual pumpkin spice latte, this simple item off the Starbucks secret menu will be sure to give you the switch up you’re looking for. This latte combines the deliciousness of the pumpkin spice latte with the white chocolate mocha latte. To order this unique hot drink, simply order a pumpkin spice latte, but swap out half of the pumps of pumpkin syrup with the white chocolate syrup. Top it off with some whipped cream for an additional bit of sweetness and creaminess for the perfect holiday latte.
Thin Mint Frappuccino
If you’re not a coffee drinker but still want to try something sweet off the Starbucks secret menu, give this thin mint frappuccino a try. This drink captures the essence of the infamous Girl Scout cookie. In order to get this delicious minty concoction, order a Tazo green tea creme frappuccino, add java chips, and a few pumps of mocha sauce and peppermint syrup. Add some mocha drizzle to the top of your whipped cream for the perfect frappuccino.
If you’re a lover of the Twix candy bar, you have to try this Starbucks secret menu item. Start off by ordering a caramel frappuccino, and ask your barista to add an additional pump of hazelnut syrup, extra caramel syrup, java chips, and a mocha drizzle in the cup and on top of the whipped cream. Although a lot goes into this frozen drink, all of the flavors mesh together to replicate the flavor of this infamous candy bar.
There are so many unique coffees and frozen drinks that Starbucks can make through their secret menu. Whether you want to customize your staple drink or want to recreate your favorite dessert through a frappuccino, Starbucks has numerous options to create any sort of flavor combination you can imagine. Hopefully this list gives you an idea of what custom drink you should try next.
Lara Hill is a senior Public Relations major at Emerson College from Groton, Massachusetts. She has contributed to several college publications, holding multiple editing positions and focusing mainly on sports journalism. When she is not in class or writing, she loves to sail, watch sports with her friends and family, sing with her sisters, and play with her dog, Cassie.