Starbucks Secret Menu: Banana Split Frappuccino (Ingredients, taste, variations, sizes, copycat recipe, caffeine, calories & more information)

The Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino is one of the most popular Starbucks secret menu beverages thanks to its classic mix. Read on to learn more about it.

The Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino is a secret menu frappuccino made with Starbucks Strawberry Crème Frappuccino and other inclusions that we’ll discuss later. I love banana-flavored drinks, so when my best friend, a Starbucks barista, got wind of this Frappuccino, she was excited to tell me about it and make it for me. After one sip of this beverage, I fell in love with its creamy, fruity, and delicious taste.

Stick around to learn about this Frappuccino’s taste, nutritional facts, caffeine levels, and ingredients. Also, if you’d like to know how to prepare this Frappuccino at home, keep reading.

Brief History of the drink

The year when the Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino was introduced isn’t clear. Additionally, it being a secret menu beverage makes it harder to know exactly when it was discovered.

However, the base beverage of this Frappuccino, the Starbucks Strawberries, and Crème Frappuccino, was introduced in 2002. Kara S shared the recipe for this secret menu frappuccino with Starbucks. Then, the coffeehouse made the recipe public to its customers via its secret menu website.

Is Banana Split Frappuccino still available at Starbucks?

Yes. The Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino is available at Starbucks since all the ingredients used in its preparation are available, including the base beverage. These ingredients are available throughout the year.

Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino (Ingredients, taste, variation, sizes, caffeine, calories)

Banana Split Frappuccino

What’s in a Banana Split Frappuccino – (Ingredients)

The Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino is prepared with the following ingredients;

Starbucks Strawberry Crème Frappuccino: This one is made of ice, milk, strawberry puree sauce, crème frappuccino base, classic syrup, and whipped cream

Java chips: The java chips used in this Frappuccino are regular chocolate chips with less cocoa.

Bananas: This is added to bring out flavor and thickness

Vanilla bean powder: This powder brings out the classic vanilla flavor

Mocha drizzle: This one is made with processed cocoa, water, invert sugar, and corn syrup

Caramel drizzle (optional): If you are a sweet tooth, caramel drizzle will excite you and is sweeter than caramel sauce.

Whipped cream: This is Starbucks’ favorite topping.

Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino: Sizes, nutrition, caffeine & calories.

What sizes are available?

The Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino is sold in three sizes, tall, Grande, and venti. The tall-size Frappuccino is 12fl oz., the Grande-size is 16fl oz., and the venti size is 24fl oz.

Nutritional facts.

The nutritional values of the Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino per Grande size (16fl oz.) are as follows;

370 calories, 140 calories from fat, 5g of protein, 51g of total carbs, 51g of sugars, 240mg of sodium, 0g of dietary fiber, 15mg of caffeine, 16g of total fat, 10g of saturated fat, 0.5mg of trans fat and 50mg of cholesterol.

Caffeine information

Although the Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino isn’t made with any coffee, it is caffeinated because of its java chips. Java chips have caffeine as they are made from cocoa. However, these caffeine amounts are significantly small. A tall Banana Split Frappuccino has 10mg of caffeine, a Grande has 15mg, and the Venti size has 20mg.

So, what does the Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino taste like?

The Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino is sweet, delicious, fruity, and frosty with banana, strawberry, and chocolate flavors. Many liken the taste of the Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino to that of a banana split sundae.

Ways to customize Banana Split Frappuccino at Starbucks – Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino variations

There are various ways to customize a Banana Split Frappuccino at Starbucks. For instance, you can customize the milk used in your base beverage. Typically, whole milk is used to prepare the Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino. However, a customer has other options like; vanilla sweet cream, 2% milk, nonfat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, and soy milk.

Additionally, if you prefer a caffeinated Banana Split Frappuccino, ask the barista to add espresso shots when preparing the base beverage and instruct them on the kind of roast you want. Also, let them know the number of espresso shots to use.

The amount of vanilla bean powder used in this Frappuccino can be customized too. Typically, a tall-sized frappuccino has two scoops of vanilla bean powder, a Grande has three scoops, and a Venti has four scoops. You can alter these amounts to your preference.

Similarly, the number of java chips used in this Frappuccino can also be modified. The standard Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino has two java chips in a tall, three in a Grande, and four in the Venti size.

A Grande size Banana Split Frappuccino uses one banana, so depending on your Frappuccino’s size and preference, you can request an extra banana.

The amount of whipped cream, mocha drizzle, and caramel drizzle toppings can also be altered according to your liking.

Lastly, you can opt to have your Banana Split Frappuccino prepared with a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino base instead of a Strawberry and Crème Frappuccino.

How to make Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino at home – Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino Copycat recipe.

Starbucks Secret Menu: Banana Split Frappuccino

How to make Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino at home(Copycat Recipe)

Kai Jordan
Course Drinks
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of ice cubes.
  • 1 cup of whole milk.
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries.
  • 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar.
  • 1 frozen or fresh banana.Whipped cream.
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup.
  • 1 tablespoon of caramel syrup (optional).
  • ½ cup of crushed Oreos.
  • 1 cup of vanilla bean ice cream.
  • 2 scoops of vanilla bean powder.

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients apart from whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and caramel syrup into a blender.
  • Blend the mixture until perfectly smooth and well combined.
  • Serve and top the frappuccinos with your preferred amount of whipped cream and drizzle the chocolate and caramel syrup on top and enjoy immediately.

Notes

The caramel syrup in this recipe is optional, so you can opt out of using it.
If you prefer your Frappuccino to be less sugary, you can skip using powdered sugar.
You can either use frozen strawberries and bananas or fresh ones.
If you prefer a caffeinated Banana Split Frappuccino, add espresso shots into the blender while mixing the ingredients. The number and kind of roast of the espresso shots you use are up to you. Alternatively, add a tablespoon or two of your favorite instant coffee powder.
If you want your Banana Split Frappuccino extra crunchy, increase the amount of crushed Oreos in your recipe.
Additionally, for a creamier and fluffier frappuccino, freeze your favorite milk beforehand and use frozen milk instead of ice cubes.
You can use homemade whipped cream, caramel syrup, chocolate syrup, and vanilla extract.
This recipe yields two cups (8fl oz. each) of Banana Split Frappuccino, so alter the amount of the ingredients to suit the number of servings you want.

INFORMATIVE SECTION

How do you order a Banana Split Frappuccino from the Starbucks app?

To order a Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino from the Starbucks app, order a Starbucks Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino as you normally would. Then, proceed to the customization section, where you’ll add frappuccino chips and vanilla bean powder.

Remember, if you prefer a caffeinated frappuccino, add espresso shots. When placing your order, in the “extra instructions box,” instruct the barista to blend a banana into the Frappuccino, then place your order.

Does Starbucks have Banana Split Frappuccino all year round?

Yes. All the ingredients used to prepare this Frappuccino are available throughout the year.

Is the Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino healthy?

Yes. Although not the healthiest drink at Starbucks, this Frappuccino is healthier than most Starbucks frappuccinos. However, beware of the calorie count and sugar levels.

How much is the Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino?

The price of the Starbucks Banana Split Frappuccino varies depending on the location and the customizations made. Generally, a Grande size of this Frappuccino is between $4.95 and $5.45.

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