Starbucks did it again with its strawberries & creme Frappuccino, one of its most popular summer specials. Legend says the fans first envisioned this treat as part of the chain’s secret menu, but now you can find it in the stores sometimes.
What makes this creamy drink so popular is the fan-fave combination of strawberries and cream. One of the best flavor combos on the planet. The pretty marbled look of creamy white color with contrasting bright red hints has its fans too.
Starbucks is keeping this recipe close to the chest, but we’re creating our own version anyhow, and we’re making it even better – the best strawberry & creme Frappuccino ever.
Instead of using milk and ice, we’re using vanilla ice cream for the body and frozen strawberries for the refreshing icy texture. Combined, they’re genuinely delightful. We’re also preparing our instant strawberry purée to add some color to our frapp, so get some frozen strawberries.
One well-known secret of the big coffee shop chain is using vanilla-flavored whipped cream in some of its icy drinks, which is incredibly fragrant and tastier than the plain stuff, so we’re making some vanilla whipped cream too — it’s as easy as infusing regular whipped cream with vanilla extract.
Here’s an idea. Perhaps you’ve heard about the legendary strawberry cheesecake Frappuccino; it’s a thing of legend. Well, we can make our own transforming our strawberries & creme version by adding crushed graham crackers as a garnish — they take the place of the cheesecake crust.
Get ready for the thickest and most decadently flavored Frappuccino, one that will take strawberries & creme to the next level. Today’s drink is also quite fun to make, especially trying to create the mosaic feel with the strawberry purée.
One more thing, today’s recipe serves two, but if you want to make more work in batches because you don’t want to crowd your blender for this one. Let’s do it!
Don’t thaw your frozen strawberries; just drain any excess water.
Blend the strawberries and reserve four tablespoons of purée.
Without rinsing, add to your blender glass the ice cream and milk over the strawberries. Blend until smooth.
In a mixing bowl, whisk the whipped cream and the vanilla extract until combined.
Pour your Frappuccino halfway in a glass, add a tablespoon of strawberry purée and top with the rest of the Frappuccino. Repeat in the other glass.
With a stainless straw or a spoon, swirl gently to create the marbling effect.
Decorate with whipped cream and optional crushed graham crackers.