Coffee-less frappuccinos are all the rage for kids and non-coffee drinkers. Common coffee-free fraps include vanilla bean, green tea, and strawberry. But did you know that Starbucks has a secret menu of additional frappuccino items not found on the public menu? There are a bunch of secret frappuccino flavors!
It’s not a guarantee that all locations will make secret menu items. If they have the resources available, this Blueberry Muffin Frappuccino is a delightful secret item that combines a vanilla bean frappuccino with blueberry and hazelnut flavors. The result tastes just like a homemade blueberry muffin with delicious notes of vanilla!
Instead of hoping Starbucks has the materials, make your own Blueberry Muffin Frappuccino at home instead! With just a few pantry ingredients, this easy frap is done completely in the blender in just minutes. Plus, it’s made with no coffee at all.
This recipe starts with vanilla bean ice cream. This will replicate the little flecks of vanilla bean that you commonly find in frappuccinos. The additional vanilla flavor is added with a splash of extract. Stopping here and blending will make you a regular vanilla bean frappuccino, but we want the blueberry muffin flavor!
The muffin flavor comes from adding fresh, juicy blueberries. In-season blueberries are the best for this because they will be sweeter and larger. In addition to the fresh fruit, some hazelnut syrup is added to the mix. This is the item that brings the actual muffin flavor to the drink. Add frozen blueberries if they are not in season instead.
Once the blueberries are added to the blend, it turns a beautiful purple color. Serving this drink in a clear glass shows off its gorgeous hue, which is immediately recognizable as blueberry. It almost looks like a blueberry milkshake with whipped cream on top!
Because of the milkshake-like quality of this drink, this frappuccino is considered a dessert drink. You can certainly drink this beverage at any time of day, however, it’s best to not begin your day with an ice cream drink. Save this for a nightcap on a warm evening or for when you need an afternoon caffeine-free pick-me-up.
The final element of this frappuccino is the garnishes. Whipped cream is imperative for frappuccino toppings because it slowly melts into the drink and adds another creamy element. Also on top is a sweet caramel syrup to drive home the muffin-like flavors in this beverage. Sometimes Starbucks tops these drinks with crystallized sugar, so you can also use that if you have it.
Blueberry Muffin Frappuccinos are the perfect summer drink. They can even be made for a crowd if you scale up the recipe. The fresh blueberry flavor and hazelnut notes make this one of the best frappuccino recipes ever.
Using your high-powered blender, add the ice, vanilla bean ice cream, vanilla, most of the blueberries, and hazelnut syrup to the blender pitcher. Leave out a few blueberries for garnishing the top.
Blend on the “frozen drink” setting, or on high, for 2-3 minutes or until everything is nice and smooth. Add milk of your choice 1 tablespoon at a time if the mixture is too thick.
Pour the frappuccino into a tall glass. It should have a beautiful purple hue from the blueberries.
Garnish with the whipped cream and stud a few blueberries into the top. Drizzle the cream and berries with caramel syrup. Serve immediately.
Note: You can use frozen blueberries if fresh are not in season. If using frozen, don’t worry about garnishing with them, as they will taste better blended into the frappuccino. Alternatively, you can freeze your fresh blueberries so that they stay fresher for longer and add them to the frappuccino from frozen or thawed.