Starbucks' secret menu items change up routine


Checkout the following drinks available on Starbucks' "secret" menu. 

Cotton Candy Frappuccino
If you’re looking for a non-caffeinated way to satiate your sweet tooth, the Cotton Candy Frappuccino is right up your alley. While I don’t necessarily think that it tastes like the fairground favorite, it’s still quite sweet, fruity and refreshing with a fun pink color.

Recipe: Order a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino and add raspberry syrup: tall, one pump; grande, one and a half pumps; or venti, two pumps. Add more syrup for a stronger fruity flavor (Some Starbucks fans have reported that more syrup increases the taste’s likeness to cotton candy.).

French Vanilla Anything
Are you a fan of vanilla? I definitely am, and this recipe is a great way to add a sweet kick to practically any Starbucks beverage, from mochas and coffees to Frappuccinos and hot chocolates. My personal favorite is the French Vanilla Latte — it’s simply delicious and really allows the blend of flavors to come through.

Recipe: Add equal parts toffee nut and vanilla syrups to your beverage of choice.

Raspberry Cheesecake
Here’s a great spin on the chocolaty Mocha’s paler sister! For the taste of this delicious dessert, order a White Chocolate Mocha and add a splash of raspberry. This recipe is incredibly versatile and can be ordered hot, iced or as a frappuccino.

Recipe: Order a White Chocolate Mocha and add raspberry syrup: tall, one pump; grande, one and a half pumps; or venti, two pumps.

Bonus Recipe: To make your favorite cheesecake flavor of choice, add the corresponding syrup flavor(s) to a White Chocolate Mocha following the same directions as above!

Tuxedo Mocha
Mochas are my go-to espresso beverage, so I’m always looking for ways to change things up. The Zebra Mocha (aka Zebra Mocha, Penguin Mocha, Marble Mocha, Black & White Mocha, etc.) is a super simple way to jazz up your chocolaty caffeine boost. While it might not be as strong as its traditional counterpart, its light blend of flavors really allows the coffee taste to come through. If you’re a fan of either mochas or white chocolate mochas, I would definitely recommend trying this easy recipe on your next Starbucks run.

Recipe: Order a Café Mocha (any size), made with half normal chocolate and half white chocolate.

Bonus Recipe: Add a shot or two of raspberry flavoring to make it a Red Tux Mocha.

Short and Trenta Sizes

Few Starbucks patrons know about these two secret sizes: the Short (eight fluid ounces) size is available for any hot drink, and Trenta (31 fluid ounces), for any cold beverage!


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