Starbucks Secret Menu: Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino (Taste, Ingredients, Caffeine, Calories, Copycat Recipe & More information)

If you want to buy the Starbucks Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino for the upcoming holiday season, read on for information on that and how you can make it at home to save some money.

In my vast experience as a Starbucks enthusiast, I learned that I could ask the trusty baristas to make almost any drink I could think of – and the Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino is one of those drinks. While I cannot claim the credits for its creation, it is among the secret menu items I love ordering when I get the chance – and I also enjoy making it at home. If you are wondering how to get it, stick around for more information on this decadently sweet drink.

A brief history of the drink

Since this drink is on Starbucks’ secret menu, there is little information on when it started, who created it, and when it started gaining popularity. Secret menu drinks like the Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino were inventions of baristas who loved expressing their creativity since Starbucks keeps a policy of allowing drinks to go through modifications at the request of customers and baristas alike.

Starbucks Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino Overview

What is in a Starbucks Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino (Ingredients)?

This drink seems to be among the more complex secret menu drinks because it contains many ingredients, but remember that you can customize it further. Additionally, this drink (and other Starbucks secret menu drinks) follow the formula of a base drink with additions and substitutions. Now that we know this let’s look at what makes the Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino.

The base drink to start you off is the White Mocha Frappuccino. Everything about the base drink is heavenly, right down to the sweet taste, despite its basic appearance. It contains the trademark Starbucks brewed espresso, whole milk, white chocolate mocha sauce, and whipped cream as an optional topping.

The syrup that you will add to your order is raspberry syrup. Note that the number of pumps will depend on the cup size: Tall has 1 pump of each syrup, Grande has 1.5 pumps of each, and Venti has 2 pumps of each. To finish the drink, request light strawberry puree as a drizzle to infuse a cheesecake-like flavor and whipped cream if you want to add a thick topping.

Starbucks Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino: Sizes, Nutrition, Caffeine & Calories

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What sizes are available?

Starbucks offers the drink in three sizes, just like the base drink’s sizes: Venti (24 fluid ounces), Grande (16 fluid ounces), and Tall (12 fluid ounces). If you are not sure whether you will enjoy it, start with the Tall size drink and work your way upwards as you become more familiar with it.

Nutritional facts

I am not here to advocate for the health benefits of Starbucks drinks – there are numerous complaints from the health-conscious crowd that these drinks are mostly unhealthy. The same applies to the Raspberry Cheesecake frappuccino, which is notoriously high in calories and is a bad idea to consume regularly.

The information about it is based on the Grande size. A single serving comes with 420 calories, which is about the same as a breakfast meal (400 calories). That also means you cannot have too much of it throughout the day.

Most of these calories come from carbs (62%, representing 55g), and these carbs are mainly sugars (61g). The second highest nutrient is fats (17g, about 33%), while protein is only 5g (6%). The table below contains a summary of this information.

Calorie count (out of 2,000 daily calorie intake)420
Nutrient content (per Grande serving)% of Daily Value
Total Carbs (55g)

 

Sugars (61g)

Dietary fiber

62%

 

Total Fat (17g)

 

Saturated fats

Monounsaturated fats

Polyunsaturated fats

Trans

33%

 

Protein (5g)6%
Sodium  
Potassium 208mg
Cholesterol 45mg

Caffeine information

For such a sugar-laden drink, it does not have much to mention in caffeine content – only containing 95mg of caffeine. This is less than the usual cup of coffee you would take in one serving, which is about 110mg, so this is not a drink you can expect to deal with your caffeine fix.

So, what does Starbucks Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino taste like?

The combination of strawberry and raspberry is an acquired taste for many people, and it initially was for me as well because I prefer straightforward drinks. While I grew to love the Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino, I will admit it is a treat I save for the occasional day I want to cater to my sweet tooth.

It tastes similar to raspberry cheesecake, so get it if you want to indulge on that day – but save it for the occasional treat because it will not sustain you on a long day.

Ways to customize a Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino at Starbucks

If you are not a fan of the strong flavor of raspberry syrup, you can ask the barista to add an equal amount of hazelnut syrup (depending on the cup size). This will balance out the flavor of the raspberry and strawberry flavors in the drink.

Additionally, you can add caramel crunch as an extra topping aside from the whipped cream to make the drink more dessert-like in its flavor profile. Ask the barista to put the caramel crunch on the top and bottom of the cup.

How to make Starbucks Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino at home – Starbucks Caffe Mistro Copycat Recipe

Starbucks Secret Menu: Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino

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Equipment

  • Blender
  • Large Glass or Mug

Ingredients
  

  • White Mocha Frappuccino
  • Hazelnut syrup
  • Raspberry syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Ice
  • Caramel crunch
  • Strawberry drizzle (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Combine the White Mocha Frappuccino, ice, raspberry syrup, and hazelnut syrup in a blender, and mix them until the mixture becomes smooth.
  • In the large glass or mug, line the bottom using the caramel crunch.
  • Pour the frappuccino mixture into the glass.
  • Top with some crunch, then add whipped cream.
  • Finish with strawberry drizzle.

Notes

  • If strawberry drizzle is not your preference, you can skip it or substitute it with mocha drizzle.
  • Ask the barista to use whole milk when ordering the base frappuccino from Starbucks. If you are vegan, use oat or coconut milk as substitutes because of their similar taste to whole milk.

Informative Section

How do you order Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino from the Starbucks app?

Because the drink is on the secret menu, you can only order it using its ingredient list.

Is the Starbucks Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino still available?

Yes, it is still available.

Does Starbucks have Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino all year round?

Yes, it does, since this is a drink on the secret menu. However, not all Starbucks outlets will have the necessary ingredients to make it, so it is worth keeping that in mind when ordering it.

Is the Starbucks Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino healthy?

No, it is not. It is full of sugars and fats like other Starbucks frappuccinos, so limit its intake to a few times a month.

How much is the Starbucks Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino?

The drink is among the more expensive drinks on the secret menu, as it costs $8.20 for a grande-size cup.

Is Starbucks’ Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino good?

Yes, it is – particularly if you are looking for a dessert-inspired frappuccino treat on occasional days.

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