Do you enjoy Chunky Monkey ice cream? Then, you’ll love the Starbucks Chunky Monkey Frappuccino.
The Starbucks Chunky Monkey Frappuccino is a secret frappuccino at Starbucks, made with a crème frappuccino and a banana, among other inclusions. One of my favorite guilty pleasures is indulging in Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream. When my husband told me I could get a frappuccino version of this treat, I was ecstatic. After a few minutes of cramming the recipe, I rushed to my local Starbucks store and got one. I must say, I have never tasted anything close to Chunky Monkey ice cream like this frappuccino.
Stick around to find out the ingredients in this frappuccino and how you can recreate it at home.
A brief history of the drink
The creation of this frappuccino was inspired by the famous Chunky Monkey ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s. No wonder the name. Starbucks credits someone called Lenoredoll for sending this recipe to them.
Is Starbucks Chunky Monkey Frappuccino still available at Starbucks?
Yes. The Chunky Monkey Frappuccino is still available and can be ordered from any Starbucks store, app, or website.
Starbucks Chunky Monkey Frappuccino (ingredients, taste, variations, sizes, caffeine, calories)
What’s in a Chunky Monkey Frappuccino? – (Ingredients)
The ingredients used to make the Starbucks Chunky Monkey Frappuccino are;
Crème Frappuccino: Depending on a customer’s preference, any crème frappuccino can be used as the foundation of the Chunky Monkey Frappuccino. Starbucks crème frappuccinos are prepared with ice, crème frappuccino syrup, milk, and whipped cream.
Banana: A banana is added to the frappuccino for extra thickness, flavor, and fruity taste.
Vanilla Bean Powder: This powder is used to add flavors, and it contains vanilla bean pieces, sugar, and natural flavors.
Mocha Syrup: This syrup is used to add more chocolate flavors to the frappuccino, and it consists of corn syrup, sugar, water, natural flavors, cocoa, citric acid, and preservatives.
Toffee nut Syrup: This syrup is used to add warm, nutty flavors, and it’s made with natural flavors, preservatives, water, sugar, and citric acid.
Hazelnut Syrup: Similarly, hazelnut syrup is also used to add nutty flavors. Starbucks hazelnut syrup has preservatives, natural flavors, citric acid, water, and sugar.
Whipped cream, Caramel, and Mocha drizzle topping: This frappuccino is topped with whipped cream, Caramel, and mocha syrups drizzled on top.
Starbucks Chunky Monkey Frappuccino: Sizes, nutrition, caffeine, and calories
What sizes are available?
The Starbucks Chunky Monkey Frappuccino is offered in three sizes; tall (12fl oz.), grande (16fl oz.), and venti (24fl oz.). This frappuccino is best served as a venti to accommodate all the ingredients perfectly.
The nutritional values of this frappuccino per grande serving, based on a 2000-calorie diet, are:
380 calories, 18g of total fat, 13g of saturated fat, 0.5mg of trans fat, 50mg of cholesterol, 250mg of sodium, 53g of total carbs, 55g of sugar, 6g of protein, and 0g of dietary fiber.
The caffeine level in this frappuccino is 0mg since it is coffee-free and has crème frappuccino. Note that Starbucks mocha sauce is caffeine-free too.
So, what does Starbucks’ Chunky Monkey Frappuccino taste like?
The Starbucks Chunky Monkey Frappuccino is sugary, delicious, thick, and creamy, with rich chocolate, nut, and banana flavors.
Ways to customize Chunky Monkey Frappuccino at Starbucks – Starbucks Chunky Monkey Frappuccino variations
Customize your Chunky Monkey Frappuccino by asking the barista to use your favorite crème-based frappuccino. We recommend the Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino.
Any size is fine, but as stated earlier, the venti size is preferred to accommodate all the ingredients perfectly.
Depending on how intense or light you want the flavors in your frappuccino, ask the barista to modify the number of syrup pumps used.
Ask the barista to use espresso shots if you’d love a caffeinated Chunky Monkey Frappuccino.
How to make Starbucks Chunky Monkey Frappuccino at home – Starbucks Chunky Monkey Frappuccino copycat recipe
Starbucks Chunky Monkey Frappuccino copycat recipe
- 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup.
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- 2 tablespoons of hazelnut syrup.
- 2 tablespoons of toffee nut syrup.
- 2 cups of milk.
- 1 cup of ice cubes.
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla bean powder.
- 1 banana.
- Whipped cream.
- Pour everything into the blender, except the whipped cream, and blend until fluffy and smooth.
- Serve the frappuccino in a tall glass and garnish with whipped cream and drizzle more chocolate and caramel syrup on top. Enjoy.
- Use whatever milk and whipped cream you prefer.
- Add instant coffee powder or espresso shots as you blend if you prefer a caffeinated frappuccino.
- Use any thickener of your choice for a thicker and creamier frappuccino.
How do you order a Chunky Monkey Frappuccino from the Starbucks app?
Order any crème frappuccino you’d like, add hazelnut, toffee nut, and mocha syrup in the “Flavors” section and caramel and mocha drizzle in the “Toppings” section, then make your order.
Does Starbucks have Chunky Monkey Frappuccino all year round?
Yes. All the ingredients are available all year round.
Is the Starbucks Chunky Monkey Frappuccino healthy?
No. Before consuming, beware of the high sugar, fat, and calorie levels.
How much is the Starbucks Chunky Monkey Frappuccino?
The Grande size is around $4.50.