- Category: Volume 85 (Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)
- Published: 30 October 2013
We’ve all heard of the popular coffeehouse brand, Starbucks. With the largest coffee shop company in the world, Starbucks has become a household name. Known for their strong roasts and the well-known green twin-tailed mermaid logo, they have built a customer following that rarely strays. However, many Starbucks drinkers may not know of the hidden recipes that can be created, but aren’t featured on the menu.
The “Starbucks Secret Menu” as it is known by Starbucks junkies, is a secret list of drinks that baristas can make, as long as you request the correct ingredients. These recipes are more out of the ordinary than the regular coffees and Frappuccinos featured on the menu. From pumpkin pie to Starburst, there is bound to be a flavor that fits you. With the uniqueness of the recipes, you’ll definitely want to try them all.
Because it’s fall, everyone is pumpkin crazy. But, aren’t you tired of the same old pumpkin spice? Switch it up with a hint of chocolate. By adding mocha syrup to your pumpkin spice latte, you immediately have a chocolate pumpkin latte. Chocolate and pumpkin, what could be better?
Who doesn’t love the taste of cake batter? Well, if you do, you’re in luck. You can turn your traditional Frappuccino into a tasty birthday cake delight. All you need to order is a vanilla bean Frappuccino with a pump of almond syrup. If there isn’t any almond available, hazelnut is another option.
Speaking of hazelnut, Ferrero Rocher chocolates are an explosion of chocolate and hazelnut in one gold-foiled candy. Well, now you can have it in a cool, refreshing Frappuccino. First, order a double chocolate chip Frappuccino. Then add mocha syrup, hazelnut syrup, and a hazelnut drizzle. Add whipped cream to make the drink extra decadent.
Every Harry Potter fan must try the hot butterbeer latte. Start off with a milk steamer and add caramel, toffee nut, and cinnamon dolce syrup. Top with whipped cream and salted caramel bits and you’re sure to be feeling that you’ve been transported to Hogwarts.
Are you in the mood for something sweet? If you love Starburst as much as you love Starbucks, you’re sure to enjoy the red Starburst drink. It combines strawberry lemonade, vanilla bean powder, and raspberry syrup to mimic the beloved candy.
Junior mathematics major Jessie Reives, is not only a University student, but a Starbucks barista as well. She said, “We don’t learn how to make drinks from the secret menu during training, but a lot of customers will bring in a print out from the website. We can make anything as long as we have a recipe.”
Rolos are another popular candy classic. Starbucks has secretly transformed it into a delicious Frappuccino. Add java chips and caramel drizzle to the inside of a vanilla bean Frappuccino to imitate the chocolate caramel candy.
Nutella is a popular treat on top of bananas, on a sandwich, or even by itself. How about in liquid form? Order a Cafe Misto with a pump of chocolate syrup, hazelnut syrup and a drop of caramel drizzle for a drink that tastes just like the favorite hazelnut spread. This drink is good enough to be served for dessert.
S’mores by the campfire may be impossible now that the colder months are approaching. But, who says you can’t drink them instead? Well, at Starbucks, you can. Order a java chip Frappuccino with one pump of cinnamon dolce syrup, a pump of toffee nut syrup, and have it blended with whipped cream.
If s’mores don’t remind you of your childhood, cotton candy must. By ordering a vanilla bean Frappucino with a pump of raspberry, you can immediately be transported back to the carnival where you enjoyed the fluffy, pink, sugary treat.
Reives added, “The cotton candy Frappucino is the most popular at my Starbucks location. We have also had a lot of requests for a pumpkin pie Frappucino during the fall season.”
The pumpkin pie Frappucino starts with a creme-based pumpkin spice Frappucino. Add a pump of cinnamon dolce syrup, cinnamon dolce sprinkles, and whipped cream blended in for your favorite Thanksgiving dessert in a cup.
All of these recipes were created by Starbucks fans who decided to explore their options. If you have a favorite dessert, candy, or food, you can attempt to create your own signature drink. You never know if it may become a sworn member of the Starbucks Secret Menu.
If you want to try any of these undercover creations, you can visit a Starbucks nearest you.
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