We’re going to teach you how to make your very own Unicorn Frappuccino at home. We’ll cover what ingredients you’ll need, how to combine them to get as close to the original as possible, and briefly explain the background behind one of the coffee world’s strangest and shortest-lived legal battles.
Start by mixing the raspberry Kool-Aid powder and hot water as if you were making a small drink of hot Kool-Aid.
In a small saucepan, combine the mixed blue Kool-Aid with the white chocolate and heat on low until the white chocolate melts. Stir until the Kool-Aid and chocolate are evenly mixed.
The mixture should be thick but pourable. If you started with too much white chocolate or not enough water, you can add some at the end until it reaches the proper consistency.
Combine the ice cream, milk, ice, mango syrup, pink lemonade Kool-Aid powder, and grenadine in a blender. Blend on high until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed and the consistency is smooth.
You can unceremoniously combine the white chocolate raspberry syrup with the blended concoction, but we recommend layering the ingredients in thirds for a more authentic recreation. Start by filling a glass one-third of the way with the pink mango blended portion. Follow up by filling the middle third with the blue raspberry syrup before filling the remaining third with the rest of the pink mango mixture.
Top with whipped cream and enjoy the fruits of your effort.
Some of these ingredients are hard to find, especially mango syrup. If you’re having trouble finding mango syrup, check local baking supply stores. They’re more likely to carry it than your regular grocery store.Image credit: Need Swanya, Shutterstock