Coming to your local Starbucks this summer, the S’mores Frappuccino, a seasonal specialty that transported all of us to our dearest childhood memories, is back, and people are going crazy!
There’s something hard to describe about the s’mores seamless flavor combination; it’s so inspiring! The crumbly graham crackers, the fluffy marshmallows and the decadent chocolate merge into a fantastic treat that screams for good times by the fire.
Today we’re making a Starbucks copycat of the s’mores Frappuccino. That’s exciting because this layered drink is super fun to make, especially when you share it with your loved ones while telling stories and singing campfire songs.
Did you know s’mores first appeared in a girl scout cookbook in the 1920s? That means the campfire signature treat is 100 years old! The s’mores Frappuccino, tough, was released in 2015 and became an instant classic.
Our homemade s’mores Frappuccino starts with a marshmallow whipped cream, which we’ll emulate by flavoring regular sweetened whipped cream with vanilla extract. Then we’ll need a proper chocolate syrup. Starbucks uses its Milk Chocolate Sauce, but any high-quality chocolate syrup will do. Look for milk chocolate versions and not dark chocolate ones and always favor all-natural chocolate syrup over the artificial renditions.
For the blended coffee in our Frappuccino, we’ll use some more vanilla, coffee, milk and ice; this is the easiest part, so fear not. Finally, crushed graham crackers topping our coffee will take our creamy drink home.
Here’s the thing. This is a layered drink, so we must be organized and precise. The original Frappuccino has whipped cream at the top and bottom. We have a chocolate layer too, over which we must pour our blended coffee slow and steady. When done right, it looks exactly like the Starbucks version, and for me, it’s even tastier, but you’ll be the judge of that.
Brew your espresso and let it cool to room temperature
In a mixing bowl, fold the whipped cream with 1 tsp vanilla extract until combined.
In a blender, add the ice, coffee, milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2 tbsp chocolate syrup. Blend until smooth.
Scoop a dollop of vanilla-infused whipped cream to your glass
Pour the remaining chocolate syrup over the whipped cream layer.
Carefully pour your Frappuccino into the glass without disturbing the bottom layers.
Top with remaining whipped cream and graham crumble.