Top 5 Starbucks frappuccinos


Photo by Sahin Sezer Dincer and Olena Bohovyk

Starbucks frappuccinos are a must-have drink this fall.

By Jetzelli Hernandez and Karidja Monjolo

Starbucks is a great place to visit during any time of the day for your go-to drink. Specifically, their Frappuccino’s are getting everyone’s attention recently. The whipped cream and extra toppings Starbucks adds to each hand-crafted Frappuccino all goes well together, and really wakes you up for the day ahead. 

When ordering at Starbucks, it is important to note they have special terms for their cup sizes: x-small would be a short (8 oz.), small is called a tall (12 oz.), medium is known as a grande(16 oz.), and a large drink is venti 20 oz. Prices for drinks range from $2 to $6 depending on the size and type of drink.

Starbucks brought their Frappuccino’s onto the menu around summer of 1995, introducing the beverage across all over the stores in the United States and Canada. They only had two flavors at the time,  mocha and coffee, which were made with  ice and double-strength brewed Italian Roast coffee in-store only. Now, customers can find a variety of flavors, and even purchase pre-made Frappuccino’s at their local grocery store. 

#5 “Vanilla bean crème Frappuccino”

The Vanilla bean crème Frappuccino is just about everyone’s go-to for Frappuccino’s, and is, in fact, very delicious. It is made with Ice, whole milk, Crème Frappuccino syrup, vanilla bean powder, and whipped cream. If you like vanilla, then this drink is for you. The whipped cream and the thickness the drink offers is what makes it amazing. The drink itself looks pretty and brings winter vibes. But you can never go wrong with this classic drink.

Price range: mini $3.75, tall $3.95, grande $4.45, venti $4.95. They are not as expensive to the point it is crazy and ridiculous, but are a nice price considering all the ingredients Starbucks adds.

#4 “Mocha Frappuccino”

Mocha Frappuccino with whipped cream (Photo by Jetzelli Hernandez )

If you are a chocoholic, get a mocha Frappuccino! It is made with ice, whole milk, coffee Frappuccino base syrup, instant coffee and mocha sauce, which is all blended together and then added whipped cream on top. This drink not only energizes you, but  is also pleasing to look at with the chocolate drizzle and the crumbs Starbucks adds on top of the whipped cream. 

The price for a mocha Frappuccino is the same as a caramel one. In fact,  most drinks are around the same price, but of course, can vary depending on what drink you order and if you add any extra ingredients or not.

#3 “Coffee Frappuccino”

2.95 Coffee Frappuccino (Photo by Jetzelli Hernandez ) 

If you like coffee and Frappuccino’s, then this is the drink for you. This coffee Frappuccino is a good mix that involves ice, whole milk, instant coffee, and a Frappuccino base syrup. It is a pretty simple beverage: just coffee in a frap form. The finished product is attractive, though, with its light brown texture that lightens up the ice and milk a bit.

Those who are not coffee people will not really like the aftertaste the coffee Frappuccino leaves in one’s mouth, but overall, the drink is not half bad. Coffee and frappe people will love this one, though!

Price range: mini $2.95, tall $3.25, grande $3.95, venti $4.45.

#2 “Java Chip Frappuccino”

Java Frappuccino with whipped cream, coffee and milk (Photo by Jetzelli Hernandez)

The Java Chip Frappuccino kind of tastes like a mocha cookie crumble, but a bit lighter. Technically, it consists of cookie crumble and vanilla with a hint of java chip. This drink is made with mocha sauce and Frappuccino chips combined with coffee and milk, all blended with ice, and topped with whipped cream. Those who want to be a little extra then you can also ask for mocha drizzle. The drink gives a Christmas vibe, perfect for sitting next to the fire in a blanket, watching Christmas movies. 

Price range: mini $2.95 tall $4.99, grande $5.49, venti $5.79.

#1 “Caramel Frappuccino”

Pictured is a newly-purchased caramel frappuccino (Photo by Jetzelli Hernandez )

Caramel Frappuccino is one of the most basic drinks at Starbucks, yet it is so good. This drink is espresso-based, with caramel syrup, milk and ice, all blended until the drink becomes chunky. The espresso really wakes you up. The caramel syrup on top of the whipped cream  does bring the look together, and can only be described as “cute”. It gives a nice aesthetic look for October if you are trying to take some pics this fall as you go on nice walks while the leaves fall to the ground. Plus, the drink’s taste is strong, and the blend is thick. 

Price for a mini caramel Frappuccino is $3.75, while a tall is $3.95, grande is $4.45, and a venti is $4.95.