Starbucks Funnel Cake Syrup (Ingredients, taste, copycat recipe, calories, where to buy and more information)

A major component of the Starbucks Strawberry Funnel Cake frappuccino released recently is the Starbucks Funnel Cake syrup. Read on to learn more about this syrup.

The Starbucks funnel cake syrup is one of the numerous flavoring syrups used at Starbucks. I love the Starbucks Strawberry Funnel Cake frappuccino and recently, I decided to research how I can prepare it at home after missing it at my local Starbucks twice due to syrup shortage. The first step was to learn how to make the Starbucks Funnel cake syrup and then make this Frappuccino. If you want to know where to purchase this syrup or how you prepare it in your kitchen with 5 easy steps and its nutritional values, continue reading.

Brief History of the syrup

The Starbucks funnel cake syrup debuted with the introduction of the Starbucks Strawberry Funnel cake frappuccino on May 11th 2021. The first coffee-free frappuccino to use this syrup is the Strawberry Funnel cake crème frappuccino.

Is Starbucks funnel cake syrup still available at Starbucks?

Yes. Starbucks still has funnel cake syrup in stock. This syrup is a major ingredient in flavoring some of their most popular frappuccino blended beverages.

Where to buy Starbucks funnel cake syrup

The Starbucks funnel cake syrup can be bought either from major online retail websites or from any Starbucks store. However, it is not a sure bet that you’ll find funnel cake syrup in any Starbucks outlet you walk into. In most stores, baristas have funnel cake syrup just enough to prepare drinks in-store. It is recommended you ask your barista if they have extra bottles they can sell you. It is easier to find a bottle of funnel cake syrup on websites like Amazon or eBay.

Starbucks funnel cake syrup (Ingredients, taste, calories and name variations)

Starbucks Funnel Cake Syrup

What’s in a Starbucks funnel cake syrup – (Ingredients)

According to the official Starbucks website, Starbucks funnel cake syrup is made with;

  • Water; The coffee chain uses distilled water to bring out the syrup’s consistency.
  • Sugar: Starbucks uses pure cane sugar.
  • Natural flavors: These flavors accentuate the syrup’s taste profile.
  • Salt: This seasoning is used to balance the taste
  • Potassium sorbate and citric acid: Starbucks uses these preservatives to increase the syrup’s shelf life.

Starbucks funnel cake syrup: Nutrition and Calories

A pump of Starbucks funnel cake syrup (15ml) has 10 calories. Other nutritional facts of this syrup per pump are; 5g of sugar, 0g of dietary fiber, 3g of carbs, 0g of saturated fat, 0g of cholesterol, 0g of total fat and 0g of protein. These values are based on a 2000-caloric daily diet.

So, what does Starbucks funnel cake syrup taste like?

The Starbucks funnel cake syrup is sweet and sugary with vanilla flavours. It tastes almost like regular vanilla-flavored pancake syrup.

Drinks that use Starbucks funnel cake syrup

Some of the drinks that use Starbucks funnel cake syrup are;

  • Starbucks Strawberry funnel cake frappuccino
  • Starbucks Strawberry funnel cake crème frappuccino
  • Strawberry funnel cake cold brew (which is a Secret Menu beverage).

Note that upon a customer’s request, this syrup can be used in any other beverage that the customer wants.

Starbucks funnel cake syrup: Other names

The Starbucks funnel cake syrup has only one name, “Starbucks funnel cake syrup”. It has not been given other names or nicknames.

How to make Starbucks funnel cake syrup at home – Starbucks funnel cake syrup copycat recipe

Funnel Cake Syrup

Starbucks funnel cake syrup copycat recipe

Kai Jordan
I will teach you how to prepare the syrup in your kitchen with 5 easy steps
Cuisine American


  • 2 Saucepans
  • Stove
  • Stirring spoon or spatula


  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 ¼ cup of water
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt


  • Into one saucepan, add water, salt and the cinnamon stick and heat for 5 minutes, then remove the cinnamon stick.
  • Place the other saucepan over medium-high heat and pour the granulated sugar in and let it heat until it begins to melt, stirring occasionally to prevent the sugar from burning.
  • Once all the sugar has melted into a brown syrup, add the cinnamon boiling water and vanilla extract and stir speedily.
  • Reduce the heat to low and continue stirring for about 30 seconds until it is well-mixed.
  • Remove the syrup from the stove and let it cool before storing it in a jar.


  • Cinnamon is used to add a warm and slightly spicy flavor to the syrup, although it is optional.
  • If you don’t like vanilla extract, you can replace it with whatever natural flavor extract you love.


Is Starbucks funnel cake syrup vegan?

The Starbucks funnel cake syrup is vegan as it doesn’t have any animal products in it. However, the frappuccinos that this syrup is used in, are not vegan.

Is Starbucks funnel cake syrup gluten-free?

This syrup is gluten-free as none of its ingredients has gluten protein.

How much is Starbucks funnel cake syrup?

A bottle (33fl oz.) is about $30.00.

Does Starbucks funnel cake syrup contain dairy?

This syrup is dairy-free.

Is Starbucks funnel cake syrup healthy?

This syrup is not the healthiest item on the Starbucks menu but consumption in moderation has no harm.

Is Starbucks funnel cake syrup good?

If you like sweet vanilla flavours, you’ll love this syrup.

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