Spark some magic in your taste buds with the delightful Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino. Keep reading to discover a simple recipe you can replicate at home and enjoy whenever you want.
The Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino has to be one of the most genius Starbucks drinks to be invented. I finally had the opportunity to try it recently, and it was nothing but bliss, like taking a trip to Disney World. I love the Pumpkin Spice Latte, but this magical spin is heavenly. Having watched and relished Cinderella years ago, this beverage is truly heartwarming.
The timeless, magical story elicits the fondest of childhood memories, and it is beautiful to reminisce on them with the Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino. I have found myself getting this drink multiple times a day; crazy, right? So I thought about making it at home, and it was perfect. I can’t wait to share this simple recipe with you, but first, let’s look at some facts about the drink.
Brief History of the drink
Doesn’t everything taste better when you know its history? The Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino is no different. Yes, it involves the one and only Cinderella. This tasty beverage was created by Erica, a former Starbucks barista and Instagramer @happiestteesonearth in Seattle.
She made it for her co-workers and customers to evoke happiness during the 2018 Pumpkin Spice Season. She loves Disney so much that it inspired the white pumpkin, which brings back memories of Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage. According to her, Cinderella symbolizes kindness and courage, and so does the beverage. The Cinderella Frappuccino then went viral on the Starbucks fan page Leaf Raker’s Society. It became sensational in the Starbucks community and resonated with many. Combining Disney and Starbucks was bound to be a hit.
Is Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino still available at Starbucks?
Yes, the beverage is available at Starbucks. However, it uses the Seattle-based pumpkin sauce, so you can only get it if the Pumpkin Spice Latte is available in the fall. It is also a secret menu, so you can’t just walk into Starbucks and ask for a Cinderella Frappuccino. Carry along the recipe, and you are good to go.
Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino (Ingredients, Taste, Variations, Sizes, Caffeine, Calories)
What’s in a Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino – (ingredients?)
With such a heartfelt history, what makes the Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino so delicious? Well, it is made up of just a few ingredients, the pumpkin spice latte with pumpkin syrup and white chocolate mocha sauce, then topped off with some whipped cream.
- Pumpkin Spice Latte: It consists of milk, pumpkin spice sauce, and brewed espresso that gives the drink a succulent base.
- Pumpkin syrup: Instead of the usual amount of pumpkin syrup, half of it is replaced with white chocolate mocha sauce for a delicious blend. For a grande, you’ll have two pumps of each.
- White chocolate mocha sauce: It adds a little more sweetness to the drink and some chocolate flavor that blends beautifully with the pumpkin syrup.
- Whipped cream: Top off this delicacy with some whipped cream.
Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino: Sizes, Nutrition, Caffeine & Calories
What sizes are available?
The Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino is available in short (8 ounces), tall (12 ounces), grande (16 ounces), and venti (20 ounces). The most preferred, at least for me, is grande. It is just the perfect serving to enjoy the beverage, neither overwhelming nor underwhelming. For anyone who hasn’t tried it before, it would be best to have a short and see how you like it. The sugar overload may be extreme for some.
As much as I love Starbucks, its beverages are not the healthiest, to put it lightly. The majority have immense quantities of sugar and calories, with dieticians constantly emphasizing this. At the end of the day, everyone determines what is healthy for them.
However, it is essential to look at it objectively, especially for people watching their diet or who have underlying medical conditions. The Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino is quite an overload of sugar and calories. It has 405 calories in a Grande with 2% milk and whipped cream. A short has 235 calories, a tall 325 calories, and a venti 495 calories.
The calories are majorly contributed by the sugars and carbs, which are 20% of the daily intake requirement. The fat is 23%, mainly from the milk and whipped cream. The drink also contains a notable amount of cholesterol, sodium, and 15g of protein.
Overall, the Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino is not the healthiest beverage. Moderation is key. For a healthier version, consider adjusting the ingredients. Swapping the milk for healthier options such as plant-based or nonfat milk, reducing the number of syrup pumps, or skipping the whipped cream could go a long way. With nonfat milk and no whipped cream, the calories are an impressive 285 calories in a Grande with only 2% fat.
A Grande (16 oz.)
|Calorie count (per 2000 daily intake)||405|
|Nutritional value (per 160z. serving)||% Daily Value|
|Total fat 15g
Saturated Fats 8.8g
Trans Fat 0.2mg
|Total Carbohydrates 59g
Dietary Fiber 0g
I love that the caffeine in the Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino is not very high. At 150mg, it is the classic amount in most lattes and is safe, given that 400mg of caffeine daily is considered harmless. It is perfect for some surge of energy or if you need some refreshment and focus.
So, what does Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino taste like?
Heavenly! I have had both Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino and White Chocolate Mocha which are luscious on their own, but merging the two is just magic. The flavors are so rich, with none overpowering the other. The pumpkin spice blends wonderfully with the white chocolate mocha. It is sweet and perfect for chocolate lovers, with a tasty fusion of pumpkin spice.
Ways to Customize a Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino at Starbucks – Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino Variations
The possibilities are endless when it comes to Starbucks. Unwrap your creativity and enjoy your beverage however you like it. You could have the beverage hot with steaming milk, cold with whole milk and some ice, or as a Frappuccino. You could swap the milk for a nonfat or plant-based option such as coconut, almond, soy, or oat milk, although they may alter the taste.
You can go wild and order a White Chocolate Mocha as the base instead of the Pumpkin Spice Latte, then add the pumpkin sauce. You can adjust the pumps, maybe one pumpkin spice sauce with two white chocolate mocha sauce pumps. Want more flavor? Add sweeteners and syrups, or add some drizzle sauce and sprinkles. Create your perfect cup of the Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino.
How to make Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino at home- Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino Copycat Recipe
Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino Copycat Recipe
- Coffee machine
- 1 cup of brewed coffee
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 tbsp. of pumpkin syrup
- 1 tbsp. of white chocolate sauce
- First, brew a cup of coffee with your preferred roast.
- Combine the pumpkin syrup with white chocolate sauce and melt them into each other over medium heat.
- Add the syrups and steamed milk to the brewed coffee and stir. Enjoy!
- I prefer to use whole milk, but you can always use any other milk. You can choose low-fat milk or plant-based like coconut, oat, and almond milk if you are looking for a non-dairy option. You can add more milk depending on the sweetness and creaminess you want. You can also froth the milk, which I occasionally do for some creamy, airy texture.
- I prefer to skip the whipped cream because I simply enjoy the concoction of pumpkin and white chocolate flavors as they are. You can top off this delicacy with some and enjoy a wholesome treat.
- You can have your Cinderella Frappuccino cold by adding ice cubes and not steaming the milk. I like it hot for the warmth, mainly because I mostly make it at night to relax after a long day.
How do you order a Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino?
The Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino is a secret menu, meaning the baristas are not trained to make it. So, remember to take the recipe with you. First, order a pumpkin spice latte, then replace half of the pumpkin spice pumps with white chocolate mocha (half white chocolate mocha, half pumpkin spice). That’s it!
Is Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino good?
Yes, the Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino is a flavorful delight that can light up your day. However, it is only good when taken in moderation.
How much is Starbucks Cinderella Frappuccino?
The price depends on the location and size. Averagely, the Grande is about $5.70.