Starbucks Secret Menu: Almond Roca Frappuccino (Ingredients, Taste, Variations, Sizes, Copycat Recipe, Caffeine, Calories & More information)

You must try out the Starbucks Almond Roca Frappuccino if you have a sweet tooth. It is a tantalizing beverage that you can also make at home.

I love my sugar, and having convinced ourselves an occasional treat is okay, my friend and I once in a while go out and get an Almond Roca Frappuccino each-never mind that this is followed by hours of slaving at the treadmill, attempting to undo the damage it may have caused. During the restrictions following the global pandemic, we could not go out much, so we researched and learned a simple recipe. In this post, I’ll be sharing how to make yours at home and some interesting information we found out, so keep reading.

Brief History Of The Almond Roca Frappuccino

Starbucks Almond Roca Frappuccino was inspired by the celebrated Almond Roca candy – not so much for the taste, but for the look of a pile of homemade Almond Roca, also known as Buttercrunch Toffee. The drink was made popular on social media around 2014 and became a fixture of the secret menu you can still order and enjoy today. 

Is the Almond Roca Frappuccino still available at Starbucks?

Yes, you can still get the Almond Roca Frappuccino at any Starbucks store by ordering in-store, using the Starbucks App, or online from the Starbucks or UberEats websites where delivery service is available.

Starbucks Almond Roca Frappuccino (Ingredients, Taste, Variations, Sizes, Caffeine, Calories)

Almond Roca Frappuccino

What’s in an Almond Roca Frappuccino (ingredients)?

Ingredients

What’s in the Almond Roca Frappuccino? According to perfectbrew.com, this Frappuccino is a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with toffee nut syrup and caramel walls, topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with mocha drizzle.

  • Vanilla Bean Frappuccino: This Frappuccino has milk, ice, crème frappuccino syrup, whipped cream with vanilla syrup, and vanilla bean powder.
  • Toffee nut syrup: Starbucks Toffee Nut Syrup is available on Amazon, and although a bit pricey, it is the best to use to replicate this Frappuccino.
  • Caramel Walls: I find the Torani caramel sauce from Amazon to make the perfect wall and use it to drizzle the cup inside the walls before putting the rest of the Frappuccino in the cup.
  • Whipped cream: Since I am a sucker for aerosol whipped cream, I look for and use any canned or spray options I can get. Currently, I love the great value packs from Walmart. 
  • Mocha drizzle: you can use the store-bought mocha sauce as a drizzle over the whipped cream.

What Sizes Are Available?

You can enjoy your Starbucks Almond Roca Frappuccino in one of three cup sizes: a tall 12-ounce cup, a grande 16-ounce cup, or a venti 24-ounce size cup. Try it out in a grande cup, then decide if you want less or more in the future.

Nutritional Facts

A grande Almond Roca Frappuccino has over 480 calories, mainly from Fat and sugar, with more than 1.5 times the recommended daily sugar intake, making it a not-so-healthy drink. Although the Vanilla Bean Frappuccino part of this drink has a lot of sugar, the caramel walls and the toppings worsen it. Over 150 calories are from Fat, meaning this drink contains empty calories.

Below is a summary of the nutritional facts discussed: 

Calorie count (out of 2,000 calories daily intake)487
Nutrient Content (per Grande serving)% of Daily Value
Total Fat (16g)

 

Trans Fat (0.5g)

Saturated Fat (10g)

21%

 

50%

Total carbohydrates (79g)

 

Sugar (77g)

Dietary Fiber (0 g)

28%
Proteins (5 g)0%
Cholesterol (50mg)17%
Potassium(6mg)0%
Sodium (256mg)11%

Caffeine Information

The Almond Roca Frappuccino has no caffeine.

So, what does Starbucks’ Almond Roca Frappuccino taste like?

The Almond Roca Frappuccino is sweet with a creamy vanilla flavor, a refreshing drink on a hot day.

Ways to Customize Almond Roca Frappuccino at Starbucks – Starbucks Almond Roca Frappuccino Variations

If you love the taste of chocolate, you can have a variation of this Frappuccino that I like that involves using chocolate sauce drizzle instead of the mocha sauce. I’ve got friends who add a shot of espresso to get an energy boost from the otherwise caffeine-free beverage.

How to make Starbucks Almond Roca Frappuccino at home: Starbucks Almond Roca Frappuccino Copycat Recipe

Starbucks Secret Menu: Almond Roca Frappuccino

Starbucks Almond Roca Frappuccino Copycat Recipe

Kai Jordan
Course Drinks
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 3 ounces of milk
  • 1/2 ounce Torani Almond Roca Syrup
  • 2 shots of espresso, chilled(optional)
  • 2 cups of ice.

Instructions
 

  • Mix all the ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth, and serve

Notes

  • I used whole milk for the recipe to make the drink creamier.

Informative Section

How do you order an Almond Roca Frappuccino from the Starbucks app?

Order a grande Vanilla Bean Frappuccino. Add 1 pump of caramel syrup. Add 3 pumps of toffee nut syrup. Please don’t change the toppings as they are on the app.

Does Starbucks have Almond Roca Frappuccino all year round?

Yes, you can have an Almond Roca Frappuccino any time.

Is the Starbucks Almond Roca Frappuccino healthy?

No, Starbucks Almond Roca Frappuccino is not healthy, so it should only be an occasional treat.

 How much is the Starbucks Almond Roca Frappuccino?

The Starbucks Almond Roca Frappuccino will cost you $5.05 for a tall cup, $5.55 for a grande, and $6.05 for a venti.

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