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Copycat Starbucks Red Velvet Cake Frappuccino recipe combines the delicious flavors of raspberry and chocolate into a delightful and beautiful drink. This started as a Starbucks Secret Menu recipe and was later introduced in stores as a fan flavor. The secret menu recipe and Starbucks ones are different so I tried out a bit of both and came up with the recipe I liked. Feel free to change it up to make it the way you want it.

Starbucks Ingredients: chocolate chips, mocha sauce, raspberry syrup, and vanilla syrup

Secret Menu Ingredients: half white mocha/half regular mocha, and raspberry syrup

Find more Frappuccino, and other Starbucks copycat recipes, in this collection: Starbucks Copycat Recipes

Step 1: Ingredients

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This recipe is a single serving and makes about the equivalent of a 16oz Grande from Starbucks.


  • 2c ice
  • 1/4c strong coffee (optional) - or replace with more Half & Half. I've made it both with and without coffee and I think I prefer without coffee personally
  • 1/2c milk - use whatever type you would like; I use Half & Half
  • 2tbsp Torani Raspberry Syrup (I put an equal amount of each syrup, but feel free to mix it up to get the flavor you want)
  • 2tbsp Torani Vanilla Syrup
  • 2tbsp Torani White Chocolate Syrup
  • Simple Syrup to taste
  • Pinch of Xantham Gum (optional)
  • Few drops of red food coloring, if you really want the red velvet experience (if you don't need coffee you probably won't even need food coloring to get it pink)

Flavoring/Add-in Options - I know not everyone has as many Torani syrups as I do, so I'm trying to make this as easy I can for everyone, though I still stand by they can be a good investment if you're going to use them (for most of my frappuccinos, I use about 6tbsp of Torani syrups/sauces/simple syrups total, so you can make a combination of things below to get the flavor you want):

Topping Suggestions:

  • Whipped topping
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Raspberry syrup
  • Red velvet cake crumbs
  • Mini chocolate chips


  • Blender - I use a Magic Bullet at home, it's great for making individual drinks though doesn't blend quite as well as the Vitamix
  • Ice cube trays - small ice cubes make for even easier blending
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Cups for serving
  • Straws - I'm a fan of reusable ones

*The amounts are just a suggestion. Change it up to suit your tastes; for example, I don't use a lot of coffee, but when I make one for my husband I usually put in more coffee and then decrease the amount of milk.

that is like so cool: I think I’ll make it 4 my li'l sis 4 christmas

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  pottermore283 years ago

Thanks :)

JohnS43 years ago

li james3 years ago

Copycat Starbucks Red Velvet Cake, nice work

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  li james3 years ago

Thank you :)

Penolopy your drinks are amazing!!!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Samuel Aplin3 years ago

Thank you very much :D

Sunglowart3 years ago
You did it again penolopy.... It is magnetic..... I m getting addicted already to your instr. I think i would rather omit the coffee here.... Do you think it will be good without coffee?
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Sunglowart3 years ago

Oh yes. I actually prefer this one without coffee. Whenever I make myself frappuccinos in the afternoon I omit the coffee to avoid caffeine and I've always enjoyed them that way :) Just remember to replace it with milk (or half & half, or whatev) otherwise your drink will be very icy.

rachelallan3 years ago

Wow superb work...)

Coolloom3 years ago
So pretty
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Coolloom3 years ago

Thanks :)

It's so pretty! Almost too pretty to drink ; )

Thank you! Pink is a pretty awesome color and those cake bits really give it that extra touch :)

How can I make this without coffee? would it taste good without it?

You can replace the coffee with more milk/half & half. I actually prefer this drink without coffee.