I was feeling festive yesterday while driving through for my afternoon coffee break. I asked the barista if they had any special for St. Patrick’s Day and he suggested an older drink that is no longer on the menu: The Thin Mint Frappuccino (although the other barista called it The Grasshopper). I jumped in, asked him to make it however they used to and happily drove away with my minty and delicious frappuccino.
Of course, I googled it as soon as I got home and saw that this Starbucks secret menu drink has gone by a variety of names over the years, including: The Shamrock Frappuccino, The Grassohpper and Thin Mint Frappuccino. Sure, the recipes are all a little different, but there doesn’t seem to be a set name for any of these. While I tend to favor The Grasshopper, I’ll tell you what’s in it, so you can order it for yourself and call it whatever you want.
So, in honor this sweet and delicious green frappuccino, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, I’m sharing all the details on how to get one for yourself.
Starbucks Secret Menu: Thin Mint Frappuccino
I saw the order pop up on the screen as he put in the details and I’ll be honest: this is not something I would order for myself or ever put together on my own.
I think I’ve had one Green Tea Creme Frappuccino – ever – and it was probably back when it was first released. Then, they add peppermint syrup (for that minty taste), frappuccino chips and heavy cream. Blend, top with whip and serve.
When he first started typing it in – I almost changed my mind. Was this going to taste good? Well, I was about to find out.
How Does It Taste?
The Grasshopper (AKA Shamrock, AKA Thin Mint) Frappuccino is actually very good! It tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream, with a little less sugar. It is smooth, creamy and delicious.
I definitely felt like I’d had an afternoon sweet treat instead of a coffee, which I certainly am okay with on occasion.
Of course, I’m pretty sure it’s high in sugar, so this won’t be an everyday thing for me (did I mention I’ve been trying to do a sugar detox lately? Yeah….it’s not going well.)
How To Order the Thin Mint Frappuccino:
Ready to get your own? Here’s the way to order:
Can I get a grande green tea frappuccino with peppermint syrup, no classic, add frappuccino chips and heavy cream?
You can also let them know that this is the Thin Mint Frappuccino from the secret menu, in case they are already familiar with it, like my barista was.
For 17 more TikTok inspired Starbucks secret menu drinks, check out this post here.
How To Customize Frappuccinos:
You can make a lot of customizations to frappuccinos, just like any drinks. Here are some of your options:
- Choice of frappuccino base
- Choice of syrups mixed in
- Number of pumps of syrups
- Whip or no whip on top
- Addition of things like frappuccino chips (chocolate chips), frozen strawberries (used in the Pink Drink), etc.
- You can add your choice of drizzle on top, such as caramel, chocolate or strawberry
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I hope you found your new favorite Starbucks drink. Comment below with what you think!