Nothing slaps right like the Starbucks black and white mocha Frappuccino on New Year’s. Here’s all you need to know about its ingredients.
The Starbucks black and white Frappuccino is one tasty item that only appears during the holiday season and as the year ends. My daughter and I enjoy it on New Year’s Eve every year as we chat about all occurrences we have experienced throughout the year. I love mine cold, though you can also order a hot cup. Here is why you have to taste it this holiday.
Brief History of the drink
On the eve of the New Year in 2016, my daughter and I walked to the Starbucks joint next to our home. Interestingly, almost everyone was having this lovely-looking drink. So, we walked up to our barista and pointed at the other occupied tables. Since then, we have waited for the eve of New Year with eagerness because it has become our little mother-daughter bond time over a cup of Black and White Mocha Frappuccino.
So, what exactly is Black and White mocha Frappuccino?
The Black and white mocha Frappuccino is a Starbucks drink comprising white chocolate mocha sauce, dark mocha sauce, and Frappuccino roast coffee.
The drink debuted in the US in December 2016 and is one of the hottest black and white mocha flavors people enjoy during the holidays. Due to the chocolate sequins that run across the drink at the top, they resemble a black tie and look good.
Within a short period, this drink was the talk of the town, with many people complimenting its taste on social media and recommending it to those who had not tried it yet. During the festivities, many Starbucks fans, including me, enjoy this drink when it is still on the menu until after the first week of January, when it magically disappears.
Is Starbucks black and white mocha Frappuccino still available at Starbucks?
Yes, this Frappuccino is still available at Starbucks, but it is usually only there during the festivities and for a limited time. It is generally on the menu only during the festivities until the first week of January. It is considered a drink meant to usher in a new year and has done its job right!
Starbucks black and white mocha Frappuccino (Ingredients, Taste, Variations, Sizes, Caffeine, Calories)
What’s in a Starbucks black and white mocha Frappuccino – (ingredients)
What’s actually in the White and Black Mocha Frappuccino? According to their website, Starbucks explains that this item is made up of dark and white mocha chocolate sauce, Frappuccino coffee, milk, and ice which are blended. It is then topped with whipped cream and chocolate sequins. Let’s talk about each one!
- Milk: It is essential as an ingredient since it adds to the flavor and the drink’s creaminess
- Ice: This ingredient is necessary to give your drink a slurp texture once it is blended
- White chocolate mocha sauce: This sauce contains condensed skim milk, sugar, cocoa butter, and coconut oil.
- Dark mocha sauce: This sauce brings sweetness and added cocoa flavor.
- Brewed espresso: Well-grounded and brewed coffee will always leave you feeling good. This is the purpose of this ingredient.
- Whipped cream: Of course, whipped cream adds to the flavor and taste of your drink.
Starbucks black and white mocha Frappuccino: Sizes, nutrition, Caffeine & Calories
What sizes are available
The drink comes in five sizes, namely:
- Short (8 fl Oz) ~ only one shot available for hot servings
- Tall (12 fl Oz)
- Grande (16 fl Oz)
- Venti (20 fl Oz) ~ for a hot drink
- Venti (24 fl Oz) ~ for an iced drink
My daughter and I always enjoy the Venti because you get enough of the sweetness and don’t have to order another cup at the end of the day.
Serving size (16 fl Oz)
|Calories 410 Calories from Fat 170|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 19 g 24%
Saturated Fat 13 g 65%
Trans Fat 0.5 g
|Cholesterol 50 mg 17%|
|Sodium 160 mg 7%|
|Total Carbohydrates 51 g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2 g 7%
Sugars 46 g
|Protein 11 g|
|Caffeine 165 mg|
From the table, it is clear that the drink has high levels of sugar and caffeine. The calorie count is also very high. This drink would be suitable as a dessert, taken occasionally and not often.
Honestly, the drink contains high amounts of caffeine and should not be consumed daily. A high level of caffeine intake on a daily is not advisable as it has health risks such as cardiovascular diseases. The caffeine content in the drink is as follows:
|Venti- hot||165 mg|
|Venti- iced||245 mg|
So, what does Starbucks’ black and white mocha Frappuccino taste like?
This drink tastes of a sweet combination of chocolate flavors and should be taken as dessert other than a frequent drink. I love it during the festivities when it’s snowing, and all that can make you feel better is a venti black and white mocha. It is delightful and heavenly and will probably give you a sugar rush later. Chocolate and whipped cream go well together, so this drink is everything you’ll ever need.
Ways to Customize a Starbucks black and white mocha Frappuccino at Starbucks – Starbucks black and white mocha Frappuccino Variations
There is only a single way to customize this seasonal drink. Ask your barista for an iced Venti black and white mocha Frappuccino. Then ask them to top it with whipped cream and chocolate sequins. You can always ask the barista for a dark mocha sauce topping in case you still want more sugar. This will be a very delicious cup for the end of the year.
How to make Starbucks black and white mocha Frappuccino at home – Starbucks black and white mocha Frappuccino Copycat Recipe
Starbucks black and white mocha Frappuccino Copycat Recipe
- A large glass
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Moka pot
- A glass of ice cubes
- Whole, nonfat, or plant-based milk
- 1 tablespoon white chocolate sauce
- 1 tablespoon dark chocolate sauce
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee
- Whipped cream
- White and dark shredded chocolate
- Brew espresso using your Moka pot, pour it into your cup and let it cool.
- Then, pour all your ingredients into a blender (Except for the toppings)
- Blend thoroughly until there is a smooth consistency
- Pour onto your espresso.
- Top it with whipped cream and shredded dark and white chocolate
- You could decide to top your drink with dark mocha sauce. This will add more flavor and give it that lovely zebra finish.
- If you like a hot drink, you can do away with the ice and use a milk frother to steam the milk. Also, don’t forget to keep your espresso hot.
How do you order a Starbucks black and white mocha Frappuccino?
Well, it’s simple. During the holidays, walk up to your barista and ask for a Venti black and white mocha Frappuccino. It is on the menu during the last week towards the New Year, up to the first week of January. You can also order it on the app when it is available by going to the mochas section and selecting your item.
Is Starbucks’ black and white mocha Frappuccino good?
It is a perfect drink for the festivities, and Starbucks could not have chosen anything better. It is tasty and has all the holiday goodness in it. However, it is not good to have it daily; once a week would do, just to keep your health in check.
How much is Starbucks’ black and white mocha Frappuccino?
The price of this item ranges from one Starbucks location to the other but stays between $4.25 to $4.45 for the 12 fl Oz.
What are the other two fancy Mocha drinks usually on the menu to usher in the New Year?
Apart from the Black and White Mocha Frappuccino, there is the Black and white mocha and the Black and white hot cocoa. The Black and white mocha comprises steamed milk, traditional mocha espresso, and whipped cream. The dark mocha syrup is usually complemented by velvety white chocolate and topped with whipped cream and chocolate sequins.
The dark and white mocha sauce is blended with steamed milk and topped with whipped cream and shaved chocolate for the black-and-white hot cocoa. Make sure you taste these three flavors before the year ends. It is worth it! These two drinks, together with our black and white mocha Frappuccino, usually are on the menu for a limited time.