Copycat Starbucks Birthday Frappuccino Recipe

Posted on Mar 30 2015 - 10:16pm by Susan Bewley

Copycat Starbucks Birthday Frappuccino

How many of you guys are fans of Starbucks? Okay, you don’t have to admit any addictions here, but I will happily admit that I love my coffee and specialty drinks. My husband knows that while we are on the road, we better stop at a Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts if we are driving, at least if he wants a minimal amount of whining. Maybe it goes back to my college days where I would sit back and study with a latte at the local coffee shop, or save my money to go out to Starbucks with friends. Now, I enjoy having one of these specialty drinks when we are traveling, especially if we happen to be on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Traveling next week became even more fun when I heard about Starbucks’ New Birthday Frappuccino.

Before you do what we did at first, and think this sounds like the grossest thing ever, we aren’t talking about ‘birthday cake’ flavored coffee here folks. We are talking about a heavenly drink with coffee, milk, vanilla, and hazelnut. Oh, and raspberry. We can’t forget the raspberry! After trying this, I knew my summer coffee budget was about to die, especially with how pricy the Frappuccinos can be. Luckily, I have the best friends ever! One of them in only a few days figured out how to make this delicious drink and it tastes JUST like the Birthday Frappuccino! While my waistline may not like this recipe, my taste buds are convinced this is going to be an awesome summer!

Now, I knew I couldn’t keep this awesome recipe to myself, and my friend asked me to share it with all of you too. Us Starbucks addicts…I mean, fans…need to stick together, right? Make sure to tell us what you think of this Copycat Starbucks Birthday Frappuccino Recipe below!

Note: Special thanks to my friends Krista from Adventures of Country Divas for helping me with this recipe and pictures!

4.9 from 18 reviews
Copycat Starbucks Birthday Frappuccino Recipe
Love Starbuck's new Birthday Frappuccino? Check out this delicious Copycat Recipe here!
Cuisine: Drink
Recipe type: Dessert
Frappuccino Ingredients
  • 1 cup of milk or coffee ( chilled )
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla syrup
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Hazelnut syrup
  • 2 scoops Vanilla ice cream

Raspberry Whipped Cream Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp Raspberry Extract or 1 cup of fresh raspberries
  • 1 drop of Red Food Coloring
  1. Place a metal mixing bowl in the freezer for about 10 - 15 minutes.
  2. When the time is nearly up for the metal bowl, start making the frappuccino itself. In a blender, mix together all the ingredients. Make sure to mix until completely smooth.
  3. Take the metal mixing bowl out of the freezer. Combine the sugar, fresh raspberries, food coloring, and cream in the bowl.
  4. On low to medium speed, beat the cream mixture until it is thick and has stiff peaks.
  5. Add Raspberry whipped cream to your frappuccino . Enjoy!


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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

47 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Richard Hicks March 31, 2015 at 1:44 am - Reply

    I will be making one of these this week!!

  2. anita March 31, 2015 at 5:03 am - Reply

    I love starbucks but definitely can’t afford to go everyday so this copycat recipe is great! I’ll definitely try making this frap!

  3. lisa March 31, 2015 at 10:17 am - Reply

    I don’t like plain coffee, but I’ll take a frapp, or latte any day. I saw and pinned this recipe a week or so ago. I haven’t tried it yet. I’ve never been to Starbucks. I’m a bit intimidated because I’ve heard that the ordering is fast paced and people know what they want. Never have been there, I can just imagine the looks I’d get trying to figure it all out.

  4. Amber Ludwig March 31, 2015 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Omgosh you just made my DAY!!! Ive been thinking fo stopping for one but continue to avoid it due to the craziness lol!! Now I can make one at home!! I wish I could give this 500000000 stars!!

  5. Dale Hunsberger March 31, 2015 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    This looks really good! Wish I had a Starbucks close to me!

  6. Linda Manns Linneman March 31, 2015 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    This sounds so good. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I will try this out

  7. Alison Gibb March 31, 2015 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    I so wish I had one of those right now in front of me!!

  8. sherry butcher March 31, 2015 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    I would love to make this but I can’t, I would drink it all until every Ingredient was gone. Thanks for Sharing but if you have any skinny copycats I’d love to see them.

  9. krista williams April 1, 2015 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Creative recipe and I’m sure a very tasty one.

  10. Darlene Carbajal April 1, 2015 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    This looks so good! I haven’t had Starbucks in a long time!

  11. Christal April 2, 2015 at 12:26 am - Reply

    I LOVE coffee drinks, especially the ones I can make at home. Thank you so much for this recipe, can’t wait to try it.

  12. amber moody April 3, 2015 at 2:44 am - Reply

    I’ll have to try this! I usually cheat and just blend a coupon scoops of confetti cake mix into my regular vanilla ice cream shake. It’s delish!

  13. Calshondra Williams April 3, 2015 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Great recipe and it sounds really yummy. Look forward to preparing it. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Darlene Kimsey April 3, 2015 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    I spend several dollars in treating friends to Starbucks. I am excited about trying this recipe at home with my friends. The thought of a group of friends enjoying this in a home environment sound great!

  15. M.Clark April 4, 2015 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    The Copycat Starbucks Birthday Frappuccino looks delicious and sounds easy to make, I can’t wait to give it a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  16. Sue E April 5, 2015 at 3:01 am - Reply

    OH MY!! This would be a GREAT birthday present!! I love Starbuck’s drinks & this one sounds heavenly – right down to the Raspberry whipped cream that’s on top!! I am sharing this so my friends can enjoy too – THANKS!!!

  17. terry myers April 6, 2015 at 1:00 am - Reply

    I am going to try this but i do not have a Starbucks near me warren arkansas

  18. alicia szemon April 6, 2015 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    I have never heard of the birthday frap. Hmmm. Is it a seasonal thing?? It looks so delicious!(:

  19. ERICA WEAVER April 7, 2015 at 2:31 pm - Reply


  20. Heidi Salisbury April 7, 2015 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Will have to try this and get back with you. Sounds delish !!

  21. lisa April 8, 2015 at 10:12 am - Reply

    I’m wondering where to buy vanilla and hazelnut syrup. I have never used either one before. Is it heavy, like a pancake syrup? If anyone knows where to find these items, I’d really appreciate it. Thanks!

    • Kerri Stewart April 10, 2015 at 2:25 am - Reply

      You can find them on the coffee aisle in your local grocery store. Torani is one of the brands of coffee syrups that I have seen. They even sell it at Walmart.

      • lisa April 10, 2015 at 10:59 am - Reply

        Thanks! I’ll pick some up.

  22. Maria C April 8, 2015 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    So smart! Love it. Thanks for sharing

  23. lisa April 9, 2015 at 11:08 am - Reply

    I first thought this probably had pieces of cake in it and thought, yuck!Reading the ingredients, it sounds delicious.

  24. Maria D. April 9, 2015 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    I am going to give this recipe a try – pinned it to my board!

  25. Diana C April 9, 2015 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    Oh, dear that looks so decadent! I’m not sure I will make it to my next birthday without trying that. Yum.

    Diana C

  26. Kerri Stewart April 10, 2015 at 2:15 am - Reply

    Sounds delicious! I forgot to try this when they were offering it in their stores. It’s on their secret menu, but you have to tell them the ingredients instead of asking for it by name. My daughter loves their Cotton Candy Frappuccino from the secret menu.

  27. Emily Endrizzi April 10, 2015 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Wow! This looks awesome! It looks exactly like the Starbucks original. Yummy!

  28. Kristyn April 10, 2015 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the recipe! I totally missed the birthday cake frapp they were seliing at Starbucks. Starbucks is gets too expensive. I will have to try an make this 🙂

  29. Sandra Watts April 10, 2015 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    I love a good Frappuccino and that does look good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  30. Christina Strapp Lambert April 10, 2015 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    I love Starbuck’s Frapps and this sounds so good!

  31. Cynthia Palmatier April 13, 2015 at 8:57 am - Reply

    I love this recipe because I don’t get to Starbucks that often but love the drinks when I do. This recipe looks delicious and is easy to make! I will be testing the recipe this week.

  32. laura rubenstein April 13, 2015 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    I LOVE Starbucks!! This sounds flipping amazing!

  33. Marnie G (Derrick Todd) April 14, 2015 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Yummm!!! I will definitely be trying to make this. It looks delicious!

  34. Marcia Galovits April 15, 2015 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Your photo makes your copycat Starbucks birthday frappuccino looks so yummy. I would love to take those kinds of pictures.

  35. DB, Foodie Stuntman | Crazy Foodie Stunts April 16, 2015 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    I love the idea of this, especially since Starbucks isn’t cheap.

  36. katie smith April 17, 2015 at 11:44 am - Reply

    yummm i did not know they had this one. I did see they are coming out with a S’more frapp in a few days and on may 1st they will be 50% off!

  37. William Kwok April 20, 2015 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    I don’t drink coffee but I like the fact that you substituted milk instead. I’m going to have to try this. Thank you much.

  38. Laurie P April 25, 2015 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    oh this could be happening today!

  39. kathleen kelly May 1, 2015 at 10:19 am - Reply

    I love Starbucks Frappuccino’s! Love it even more when I can make them at home! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  40. Maria Sarmento May 4, 2015 at 6:22 am - Reply

    Love Starbucks!!! I guess I’ll try the recipe around here! Thank you!

  41. Michele Ash June 5, 2015 at 12:33 am - Reply

    Thanks so very, very much for the Recipe on Copycat Starbucks Birthday Frappuccino Recipe! I have saved this wonderful recipe and will be making it as soon as I get all the proper ingredients! I can’t wait! This sounds and looks so delicious!!! Thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe with all of us! I honestly do appreciate it very much!!!! Thanks again! Michele 🙂

  42. RANDY FULGHAM June 7, 2015 at 9:05 am - Reply

    i have never been to a star-bucks…i guess i might autta try one these, it sounds pretty darn good..thanks

  43. Christy Caldwell June 19, 2015 at 8:44 am - Reply

    I can almost taste it already. I can’t wait to make this and try it. Yum!

  44. Amy Green September 3, 2016 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    This is sure to be an all-around hit! I love birthday cake-flavored everything, and my mom and sister go to Starbucks like crazy. This will make a fun drink to surprise them with (and I might even save some leftover for me!)

  45. Kimberly Flickinger October 1, 2017 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    I love their frappuccinos but I have never had one of these. I will definitely try theirs & your recipe.

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