Starbucks jumped on the Pokémon GO bandwagon in 2016 by releasing the Starbucks Pokémon go Frappuccino. Continue reading to discover more about this beverage.
My brother was a die-hard fan of the Pokémon GO game a couple of years back and it rubbed off on me. When I learned of the Starbucks Pokémon go drink, I knew I had to taste it. Before I left for the store, I mastered the beverage’s recipe because it is on the secret menu. I want to share that with you in this article.
Brief History of the drink
Millions across the country were playing the Pokémon GO game in 2016. Starbucks joined in on the fun and made over 10,000 Starbucks stores in the US Pokémon stops or gyms. To memorialize its partnership with the Pokémon GO app, the Starbucks Pokémon go Frappuccino was created and released. Only Pokémon GO app users were first aware of the beverage but over time, it has gained popularity.
Is Pokémon go Frappuccino still available at Starbucks?
Yes. The Starbucks Pokémon go Frappuccino is available on the Starbucks secret menu.
Starbucks Pokémon go Frappuccino (Ingredients, Taste, Variations, Sizes, Caffeine, Calories)
What’s in a Pokémon go Frappuccino – (Ingredients)
The Starbucks Pokémon go Frappuccino contents are; raspberry syrup, vanilla bean Frappuccino blended beverage, freeze-dried blackberries and whipped cream.
Starbucks Pokémon go Frappuccino: Sizes, Nutrition, Caffeine, and Calories.
What sizes are available
The Starbucks Pokémon go Frappuccino is sold in a tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces) and a venti (24 ounces).
A Grande size Starbucks Pokémon go Frappuccino has about 450 calories, out of which 64.0% are carbs, 4.4% protein and 31.6% fat.
The table below gives detailed nutritional facts of a Grande size Starbucks Pokémon go Frappuccino. The percentages provided are based on a caloric diet of 2000.
|Nutrient content (per 16fl oz. serving)||% Daily Value|
|Total Fat (16g)
Saturated fat (10g)
Trans fat (0.5g)
|Total carbohydrates (73g)||24%|
|Dietary Fibre (3g)||11%|
|Vitamin A (225mcg)||25%|
|Vitamin C (12mg)||13%|
The Starbucks Pokémon go Frappuccino is a caffeine-free beverage. The base drink used doesn’t contain coffee either.
So, what does Starbucks Pokémon go Frappuccino taste like?
The Starbucks Pokémon go Frappuccino is milky, creamy and sweet with fruity notes from the berries.
Ways to customize Pokémon go Frappuccino at Starbucks – Starbucks Pokémon go Frappuccino variations.
The Starbucks Pokémon go Frappuccino is effortless to customize as the ingredients involved are few. For extra thickness and milkshake-like texture and consistency, add heavy cream to your Frappuccino.
Depending on the size of your beverage, adjust the number of raspberry syrup pumps. The amount of whipped cream used can also be adjusted. Use your preferred milk.
How to make Starbucks pokémon go Frappuccino at home – Starbucks pokémon go frappuccino copycat recipe
- 3 scoops of freeze-dried whole blackberries.
- 1 cup of milk (your preferred kind).
- 2 scoops of Vanilla Bean ice cream.
- 1 cup of ice cubes.
- 3 pumps of Frappuccino Crème syrup base.
- 3 scoops of Vanilla Bean powder.
- 1/8 tablespoon of vanilla extract.
- 2 pumps or 2 tablespoons of raspberry syrup.
- Whipped cream.
- Pour all the ingredients into a blender except for the whipped cream and blend until smooth.
- Pour your Frappuccino into a large cup and garnish with whipped cream. Enjoy.
- Serves one (16 ounces).
- You can use homemade whipped cream instead of the store-bought one. The whipped cream is optional, so you can also skip it.
- The amount of raspberry syrup used can be adjusted depending on the amount of Frappuccino you’re preparing.
- Adjust the amounts listed to fit the number of servings you want to prepare.
How do you order Pokémon go Frappuccino from the Starbucks app?
Open the Starbucks app, and proceed to the menu. Select the Frappuccino Blended Beverages, scroll down to Crème Frappuccino and choose the Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino. Choose the drink size you want and select your preferred milk.
Edit the number of raspberry syrup pumps you want and request freeze-dried blackberries. Adjust the number of Vanilla bean powder scoops and select whipped cream under toppings. Place your order.
Does Starbucks have Pokémon go Frappuccino all year round?
Yes. This Frappuccino is available throughout as the ingredients used are not seasonal.
Is the Starbucks Pokémon go Frappuccino healthy?
This beverage is loaded with sugar and carbs from the syrups and whipped cream used. The amounts of carbs and fats are high. It is advisable to consume the Starbucks Pokémon go Frappuccino sporadically.
How much is the Starbucks Pokémon go Frappuccino?
Starbucks Pokémon go Frappuccino goes for about $4.84 for a tall, $5.72 for a Grande and $6.15 for a venti size. Prices vary from store to store.