If you love all things Harry Potter, then you know you want to try a Butterbeer for yourself. With the help of this secret menu item, Starbucks is letting you transport yourself to Hogsmeade and we can’t really ask for more than that.
While you may not be able to have the joy of asking for a Butterbeer, at least you can get the taste and that’s just as good (if not better).
For this one, the secret menu website suggests order a creme based Frappuccino and while that is easy enough to do, if you don’t want to worry about getting the right one, I have a suggestion (you can choose to go with mine or have some fun with it).
When ordering this Frappuccino from Starbucks, I typically ask for a Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino. Then to transform it into the Butterbeer, I ask for three pumps of the toffee nut syrup and three pumps of the caramel syrup. I also ask for Caramel Drizzle on top.
While this is typically the measurement for a Grande, I usually ask for this in a Venti size because otherwise it is a bit too sweet for me. You can always ask for more or less pumps depending on the sweetness levels you like.
Peanut Butter Cup Frappuccino
When it comes to perfect pairings, we have to give chocolate and peanut butter its due. After all, we think peanut butter cups are the ultimate treat, which is why if we can get that flavor in a drink, we are all for it.
While Starbucks does not actually carry peanut butter flavors, that doesn’t mean you can’t get a drink that gives the impression of being peanut butter. Thanks to their toffee nut syrup, we can still craft a drink that gives us the joy of a peanut butter cup.
Unsurprisingly, to get a Peanut Butter Cup Frappuccino, you will want to first order a Mocha Frappuccino. From there, you will ask for four pumps of Toffee Nut Syrup if you are getting a Venti (there are three pumps in a Grande and two in a Tall). While I make my Frappuccinos with whole milk, you can use whatever milk you prefer.
To top it off, this Frappuccino is a winner when you add whipped cream with a chocolate drizzle. (And if you just so happen to have peanut butter cups in your bag, why not throw one or two on top for good measure.)
When it comes to the many combinations at Starbucks, there are some drinks that we can’t miss, even if they are on a Secret Menu. And while we don’t want the baristas to hate us for asking for a Cinderella Latte or a Butterbeer Frappuccino, we think not only knowing the recipes, but also how easy these really are, makes it so much easier to try something fun and different next time we head out for our daily caffeine fix.