I love caramel and coffee. It’s a match made in heaven. Clearly, I’m not alone, because the Caramel Frappuccino is reportedly one of the (if not the) most popular drink at Starbucks.
Personally, I love caramel frappuccinos and it’s usually the flavor that I order, too, when I need something cold, creamy, sweet, delicious and spiked with coffee.
But, did you know there’s more than one type of Caramel Frappuccino? Yup, that’s right – you can enjoy Starbucks favorite drink in several different varieties, or create your own secret menu drink.
So, if you’ve been looking for a new Starbucks caramel drink to try and love frappuccinos – this post is for you.
What’s in the Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino?
So, what’s in the fan favorite original? A Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino is made by blending espresso, caramel syrup, milk, ice, and the Frappuccino base syrup together and then topped with whip and caramel drizzle.
Seems so simple, when you break it down, but together – it’s magic.
But, what’s in that Frappuccino based syrup? It’s what binds the ingredients together into a milkshake consistency, so it’s definitely important. Here’s a recipe that shows you exactly how to make it. Without the base syrup, your homemade frappuccino will still be delicious, but it’ll be more icy and less creamy.
Best Caramel Frappuccino Flavors at Starbucks:
If you’re picking up your favorite frappe in your nearest drive-through, this is the list for you!
1. Caramel Frappuccino:
Can’t beat the classic Caramel Frappuccino! You can customize it with your choice of milk, more or less caramel syrup, your choice of toppings or none, your choice of sweeteners if you want to add more and if you want to add espresso shots.
Nutritional facts: 380 calories, 54g sugar, 16g fat
2. Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino:
Take that frapp to the next level with the same base as the Caramel Frappuccino, but add a layer of dark caramel sauce, whipped cream at the bottom and the top, caramel drizzle on top and a crunchy caramel-sugar topping.
3. Ultra Caramel Frappuccino:
Dark caramel coffee Frappuccino® is enveloped between layers of whipped cream that’s infused with cold brew, white chocolate and dark caramel. And on each layer of whipped cream sits a dollop of dark caramel sauce. These layers ensure each sip is as good as the last; all the way to the end.
4. Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino:
Salt. Caramel. Chocolate. Coffee. SIGN ME UP. In this drink, mocha sauce and toffee nut syrup is blended with coffee, milk and ice before it’s topped with whipped cream, caramel sauce and a blend of turbinado sugar and sea salt.
Nutritional Facts: 420 calories, 63g sugar, 15g fat
5. Caramel Ribbon Crunch Crème Frappuccino:
Love caramel and frappuccinos, but not coffee? Get one of these, which has the same inclusions as the Caramel Ribbon Crunch, but without any coffee.
Nutritional facts: 420 calories, 46g sugar, 0mg caffeine
6. Caramel Macchiato Frappuccino: Secret Menu Frappuccino
This secret menu drink mixes a vanilla bean frappuccino base with espresso, and caramel drizzle to create a frappuccino that tastes like a Caramel Macchiato. It’s topped with whip and drizzle.
Customization Options for Caramel Frappuccinos:
You can customize frappuccinos, too! There are many ways you can make these drinks right for you. Here are some of your options:
- Choice of milk: whole milk, 2% milk, nonfat milk, almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, coconut milk, heavy cream, half ‘n half
- Add extra espresso shots
- Choice of toppings: whip, syrup drizzle, etc.
- Add syrups or add more pumps of caramel syrup
- Choose size: tall, grande, venti – more on Starbucks cup sizes here.
- Choice of sweeteners, such as honey syrup, simple syrup, Splenda, Sugar in the Raw, etc.
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Did you find your next caramel frappuccino to try? If you have a favorite Caramel Frappuccino, tell me in the comments below!