One of my great joys in life is going and trying new foods. Yep, I’m one of those people. I see something on TV or online, and I know I have to try it. It was this way when I first learned about the Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino in 2015.
I was cruising Facebook, as one does, when I was suddenly stopped in my tracks. What was this? Starbucks was releasing FIVE new flavors of Frappuccinos? How could this be? It was going to take me at least three trips (with a friend, of course) to try them all. Of course, once I got down to my local Starbucks, I discovered there were SIX new flavors – the secret extra flavor was Birthday Cake Frappuccino, and it was only around for less than a week.
Birthday Cake Frappuccino is a subtly flavored beverage. It has raspberry and hazelnut flavors in a creamy base, and is topped with a raspberry whipped cream. Mmm mmm good.
Birthday Cake Frappuccino
There are a few things you’ll need to make this. Links may be affiliate links.
- Hazelnut syrup – We like Torani. They also have a sugar free version.
- Vanilla syrup – Again, we recommend Torani, but most brands will do. Also available in sugar free.
- Raspberry Syrup – We like the Torani regular Raspberry syrup, but NOT the sugar free in this case.
- Blender – The NutriBullet Pro will get the job done, and then some. If you’re looking for a more affordable option, try the Hamilton Beach Power Elite blender.
A copycat version of the Starbucks Birthday Cake frappuccino frozen coffee beverage. With flavors of raspberry and hazelnut in a creamy base, it's a good alternative. This also has instructions for a coffee based Birthday Cake frappuccino.
5 minPrep Time
5 minCook Time
10 minTotal Time
- 1 cup milk or coffee, chilled
- 1 cup ice
- 1 tbsp Vanilla flavored syrup
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp Hazelnut flavored syrup
- 1 Tbsp Raspberry flavored syrup
- 2 scoops Vanilla ice cream
- Raspberry Whipped Cream Ingredients
- 2 Tbsp Sugar
- 1 cup Heavy Cream
- 1 tsp Raspberry Extract or 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1-2 drops Red Food Coloring
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Top with a raspberry whipped cream
- --- Raspberry Whipped Cream Directions ---
- Place a metal mixing bowl in the freezer for 10 min.
- Remove bowl from freezer and add the sugar, fresh raspberries, food coloring, and cream to the bowl.
- Beat on low to medium, beat until the cream has thickened and you see stiff peaks.
- Place into a piping bag, and top your beverage. Or just scoop it on.