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Homemade Starbucks Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino (Simple Recipe)

Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino on wooden table

If you’ve spent enough time in Starbucks or around people that love Starbucks, you’ve probably heard about the secret menu. Despite what the name suggests, the secret menu isn’t a menu at all but rather a list of drinks that you can make with the ingredients at Starbucks. People around the world contribute recipes that you can order ingredient by ingredient at Starbucks, and the collection of these drinks is called the secret menu.

The Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino is a secret menu item in most of the world, but a few Asian countries actually offer it on Starbucks’ regular, non-secret menu. If you want to order a Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino at Starbucks or make your own version at home, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll teach you how to make a homemade Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino and how to order one if you want to try the Starbucks version.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino on wooden table

Starbucks Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino

To make the closest recreation of the Starbucks Cheesecake Frappuccino, you’ll need to make two custom syrups: a white mocha syrup and a cinnamon dolce syrup. We’ll break this recipe up into sections to make it easier to organize the ingredients and steps.
5 star average
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 drink(s)
Calories 160 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Saucepan
  • Tall glass

Ingredients
 

White Mocha Syrup

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¾ cup your choice of milk
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder

Cinnamon Dolce Syrup

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Main Frappuccino Ingredients

  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ½ cup your choice of milk
  • 2 teaspoons simple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons white mocha syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon dolce syrup
  • Whipped cream

Instructions
 

White Mocha Syrup

  • Combine the condensed milk, regular milk, vanilla extract, and sugar in a small saucepan. Simmer on medium heat until the sugar completely dissolves. Stir continuously while you’re simmering.
  • Stir in the white chocolate chips. Continue simmering until the white chocolate is completely melted.
  • Add the instant coffee powder and stir until it dissolves.
  • Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. It will stay good for up to one month.

Cinnamon Dolce Syrup

  • Combine the brown sugar, water, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract in a small saucepan.
  • Simmer on medium heat, stirring regularly until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Add the cinnamon and continue to heat on medium until the mixture starts to thicken; stop before it gets too viscous. It should be readily pourable when you’re finished.
  • Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator. It will stay good for up to one month.

Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino

  • Add the strawberries and milk to your blender and mix until you have a smooth, even consistency without any strawberry chunks.
  • Add the simple syrup, cinnamon dolce syrup, vanilla extract, and white mocha syrup and blend on high until all ingredients are well mixed.
  • Pour into a large glass and top with whipped cream.
  • Garnish with a strawberry if it strikes your fancy.

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal
Keyword Homemade Starbucks Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino

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How to Order a Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino at Starbucks

Since the Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino is a secret menu drink, you’ll have to know all the ingredients and their corresponding quantities before you can order one. The baristas at Starbucks won’t know how to make this drink since it’s not an official Starbucks offering, so make sure you know what to order before you get to the counter.

The quantities we’ll use are for a grande size Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino.

Start by asking your barista to fill your cup to the bottom line with strawberries and milk. Then ask for three pumps of creme base, two scoops of vanilla bean powder, three pumps of white mocha syrup, and two pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup. Then ask them to pop it in the blender and mix it up.

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Conclusion

Starbucks’ secret menu opens the door for ordering countless fan drinks and creative recipes at Starbucks—as long as you know what to ask for. The Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino is one of the more straightforward items on the secret menu and shouldn’t be too difficult for you to order.

If you’re more of a DIY kind of person, we hope you enjoyed our replica recipe and will give it a shot. It’s not too time-consuming, but preparing the special syrups is a bit of a pain. Still, it’s worth it if you love the Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino and want to save some money and a trip to Starbucks.

SEE ALSO: Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Recipe


Featured Image Credit: THANAN KONGDOUNG, Shutterstock

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Sean Brennan

Sean’s obsession with coffee started when he received his first French press as a gift almost ten years ago. Since then, his love of coffee – and the number of coffee gadgets he owns – has grown considerably. A scientist by training, there is no stone he has left unturned in the never-ending quest for the perfect cup of coffee. He has spent many hours tuning his pour-over technique, thinking about how to best compare grind quality, and worrying about whether the Nicaraguan or Kenyan beans will make the best cold brew. These days he favors the Hario V60, and starts each day by hand grinding his coffee before enjoying a cup prepared with care and attention to detail.

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