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11 NEW Starbucks Secret Menu Frappuccinos to Try During Frappuccino Happy Hour

More Starbucks Secret Menu Frappuccinos to try, and just in time for when Starbucks kicks off its annual Frappuccino Happy Hour—where you can get 50%-off Frappuccino orders—on May 1! The event will last 10 days and ends on May 10. You’ll be able to order half-price Frappuccinos of any size between the hours of 3pm and 5pm during the 10-day promotion. If you’re a Starbucks Rewards member, the Happy Hour period lasts an additional hour, or until 6pm, for each day of the event.

Like the other Starbucks Secret Menu items, these aren’t universal drinks—they’re created by enthusiastic baristas and customers from all over. No item is known by all or even most (nor are they expected to know them); but if you ask for the item by recipe and not by name, you can get it almost anywhere. So remember to ask for your drink using the recipe and NOT the name. Also, be aware that some of these ingredients are only available seasonally or when they’re serving a certain Frappuccino (S’mores, Caramel Ribbon Crunch, Tiramisu, etc.).

Be mindful that some of these take more time and patience than other drinks, so please be respectful to your barista and treat them like a human. Tipping would be extra lovely of you, and remember to say please & thank you!

1. Affogato Frappuccino

Affogato Frappuccino - 11 NEW Starbucks Secret Menu Frappuccinos to Try During Frappuccino Happy Hour

This is one of my favorite secret menu offerings. It’s just like eating an affogato in an Italian restaurant. The espresso poured over the rich, heavy cream-based Frappuccino makes this item more dessert than drink.

Ask for:

  • A Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino
  • With one extra scoop of vanilla bean powder added
  • Made with heavy cream instead of another type of milk
  • Shots of espresso poured on top, affogatto-style (4-5 shots for a Trenta, 3 shots for a Venti, 2 shots for a Grande, 1 shot for a Tall)
  • No whipped cream

An example of an easier way to order it would be asking for a Grande Vanilla Bean Frappuccino, double affogato-style, with an extra scoop of vanilla bean powder, made with heavy cream, and no whipped cream. The “double” tells them how many shots you want, and affogato means that you want the shots “floated,” or poured over the top. Making this frappuccino with heavy cream means a rich drink (or really, a rich meal), but it’s definitely worth it. If you really want, you can make it with another type of milk.

You can vary how many shots you order depending on how strong you like your espresso; for the non-tall sizes, you can order one less shot than suggested above if you like a weaker espresso flavor. If you like richer espresso flavors, try getting your affogato-shots as “ristretto” which is the first 75% of a normal espresso shot; it has a more concentrated, refined flavor. It’s my preferred method.

2. Rocky Road Frappuccino

Rocky Road Frappuccino - Starbucks Secret Menu

Rocky road has always been one of my favorite ice cream flavors. The chocolate, marshmallow, nougat, and nutty flavors are well replicated in this secret menu drink.

Ask for:

  • A Java Chip Frappuccino
  • With marshmallow whipped cream blended in, or for a layered experience—on the bottom with the rest of the frappuccino poured over it (S’mores Frappuccino style)
  • With toffee nut syrup: 3 pumps for Trenta, 2 pumps in a Venti, 1.5 in a Grande, and 1 pump in a Tall
  • Topped with marshmallow whipped cream
  • Add a mocha drizzle on top if you really like chocolate!

If you’re not one for caffeine, a double chocolate chip frappuccino as the starting point would work just as well as java chip.

3. Lemon Bar Frappuccino

Lemon Bar Frappuccino - 11 NEW Starbucks Secret Menu Frappuccinos to Try During Frappuccino Happy Hour

If you love lemon bars and graham cracker crusts, give this Frappuccino a try!

Ask for:

  • Lemonade to the first line
  • Milk (of your choosing) to the second line
  • Blended with cream base and ice
  • With graham cracker syrup blended in: 4 pumps trenta, 3 pumps in Venti, 2 in Grande, 1 in Tall
  • Top it off with whipped cream and crushed graham crackers on top
  • Optional: drizzle with caramel flan syrup if it’s still available at your store

If they don’t have graham cracker syrup, you can try it with vanilla bean powder: 4 scoops Trenta, 3 scoops in Venti, 2 scoops in Grande, 1 scoop in Tall

4. Chocolate Covered Strawberry

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Frappuccino

This is the new version of an old favorite; it’s been made so much better by what the S’mores Frappuccino has brought with it.

Start off by asking for:

  • A Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino
  • With java chips blended in
  • Pour it into the cup, but leave a little room on the top
  • Pour milk chocolate sauce over the top: 4 pumps Trenta, 3 pumps Venti, 3 pumps Grande, 2 pumps Tall
  • Top with whipped cream and mocha drizzle

When the milk chocolate sauce isn’t available, just get extra mocha syrup drizzled directly over the top and lining the cup.

5. Bananas Foster Frappuccino

Starbucks Secret Menu - Bananas Foster Frappuccino

This was always my favorite childhood dessert. My family would go out for my Grandmother’s birthday every year to this one restaurant that had bananas foster, and it was the best thing ever. Now I can get something that sates that craving from Starbucks no matter where I am (because really, it’s hard to find an area without a Starbucks within a 30-minute drive).


  • A Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino
  • With cinnamon dolce syrup: 5 pumps in a Trenta, 4 pumps Venti, 3 pumps Grande, 2 pumps in a Tall
  • With a banana blended in
  • And dark caramel sauce (if the Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino is available) poured over top: 4 pumps Trenta, 3 pumps Venti, 3 pumps Grande, 2 pumps Tall
  • Top with whipped cream and drizzle with caramel flan sauce (or normal caramel if unavailable)

6. Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino

Starbucks Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino

Your inner Golden Girl will love this one. It’s best when they’re serving the Tiramisu Frappuccino or still have marscarpone-flavored syrup left over, but it’s still delicious otherwise.

Try asking for:

  • A Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino
  • Add in marscarpone syrup (if unavailable, try white mocha syrup instead): 4 pumps for a Trenta, 3 pumps in a Venti, 2-and-a-half pumps in a Grande, and 2 pumps in a Tall
  • With graham cracker syrup (when Starbucks is serving the S’mores Frappuccino):3 pumps for Trenta, 2 pumps in a Venti, 1.5 pumps in a Grande, 1 pump for Tall
  • >If graham cracker syrup isn’t available, try Vanilla bean powder instead: 3 scoops in a Trenta, 2 scoops in a Venti, 1.5 scoops in a Grande, 1 scoop in a Tall
  • Top it with whipped cream, and get crushed graham crackers on top (if they’re available)

The marscarpone syrup is available when they’re serving the Tiramisu Frappuccino, and the graham cracker crumbles & graham cracker syrup are available if they have the S’mores Frappuccino.