Ever heard of Starbucks Zebra or Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino and wondered what it tastes like? Read on to find out.
The first time I tasted Starbucks Zebra or Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino was after a long crazy day at work. I was exhausted and decided to call my friend to drink at Starbucks as I complained to her about my bad day. At Starbucks, she ordered the drinks by giving a long recipe to the barista. After having the drink, I asked her for the recipe and ordered it again in Venti size. It has been my after-work drink, and I have ordered it almost daily. I wanted to know how I could make it at home, so I researched. Read this article to find out every detail about Starbucks Zebra or Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino.
A brief History of Starbucks Zebra or Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino
Starbucks zebra or Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino was created at Starbucks on the New Year in 2016. The person that came up with the recipe is not known but is a barista from Starbucks. The drink was put on Starbucks’ secret menu since it is not Starbucks’ official drink. It has become the most popular in Starbucks’ secret menu lists.
Starbucks Zebra or Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino Overview
What’s in a Starbucks Zebra or Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino – (ingredients)
Half white chocolate frap: Starbucks uses white chocolate Frappuccino from their stores while making the drink as the base of the drink.
Half chocolate frap: they add the regular chocolate Frappuccino to half white chocolate Frappuccino and use the two as the base.
Chocolate drizzle: they are added to whipped cream to make the drink sweeter and more attractive.
Starbucks Zebra Or Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino: Sizes, nutrition, Caffeine & Calories
What sizes are available?
Starbucks Zebra or Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino is sold in tall (12 fl oz.), Grande (16 fl oz.), and Venti (24 fl oz.) sizes. If it is your first time taking the drink, you must order a tall size to rate it. The Grande size is the best size for a regular customer.
The drink contains many calories that may be hard to burn if consumed daily. Also, the dink is not gluten-free or vegan. The Frappuccino used contains daily milk that may be allergic to people with daily product allergies.
|Calories ( out of 2000 calories daily intake)||316|
|Nutritional information ( per 16 0z serving size)||% Daily Value|
|Cholesterol 20 mg||7 %|
|Total fat 14 g||21 %|
|Protein 8 g||13 %|
|Sugar 25 g||69 %|
|Carbohydrates 39 g||12 %|
|Sodium 210 mg||9 %|
The drink’s caffeine is not known since it has not been calculated. However, the Frappuccino used to make the drink has 170 mg of caffeine in a Grande size. The caffeine makes the drink an energy-giving drink and is, therefore, best to drink when reducing fatigue and stimulating one’s brain.
So what does Starbucks Zebra or Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino taste like?
The drink taste like sweet dark chocolate. It is creamy and very thick, but the buttery taste is not dominant. It’s very sugary and not suitable for people that may have any sugar-related diseases.
Ways to Customize a Zebra or Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino at Starbucks
To customize the drink, you have to change some ingredients while ordering the drink. One way you can customize it is to reduce the sweetness of the drink, which you can do by not adding whipped cream as the topping.
Also, instead of using two base Frappuccino, you can use a regular Frappuccino and add white chocolate mocha sauce to it instead of a half-white chocolate Frappuccino.
How to make Starbucks Zebra or Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino at home – Starbucks Zebra or Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino Recipe
Starbucks Zebra or Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino Recipe
- A blender
- Coffee mug
- Coffee cup
- A spoon
- Starbucks Frappuccino
- Starbucks white chocolate sauce
- Dark chocolate curls
- Whipped cream
- Starbucks chocolate sauce
- In a coffee mug, pour Starbucks Frappuccino.
- Add Starbucks chocolate and white chocolate sauce to the mug
- Stir the mixture
- Add milk and ice
- Put the mixture into a blender and blend for 4-5 minutes
- Pour the blended mixture into a coffee cup
- Add whipped cream as the topping
- Add a small portion of chocolate sauce and sprinkle dark chocolate curls.
- But the ingredients at Starbucks to make a copycat drink
- The whipped topping is optional
- If you are experienced in making Frappuccino, you can make it home instead of buying it.
How do you order Zebra or Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino from the Starbucks app?
To order this drink, log in to the Starbucks app. Then choose to order from Starbucks’ secret menu and follow the procedure. Start by ordering a regular chocolate Frappuccino in the size that you want. Add half white chocolate Frappuccino and dark chocolate sauce (2 pumps- tall, 3 pimps- Grande, and 4 pimps- Venti). Add milk and whip the foam with mocha and white mocha syrup to sweeten it. Add java chips and finish by adding chocolate drizzles on top. Wait some minutes for the drink to be made and pick it up.
Is the Starbucks Zebra or Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino still available?
Yes, the drink is available in all Starbucks stores.
Does Starbucks have Zebra or Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino all year round?
Yes, it is available all year round and throughout the day.
Is the Starbucks Zebra or Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino healthy?
Yes, the drink is healthy. However, it is not vegan, nor is it gluten-free.
How much is the Starbucks Zebra or Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino?
The drink’s price varies from $3 to $5 depending on the size of the drink.
Is Zebra or Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino from Starbucks Good?
Yes, the drink is good, especially after a morning run or in the evening after work.
Kai Jordan worked as a Certified Nutrition Specialist and now a food critic whose main objective is to provide consumers with as much information as they need to make the right choices concerning foods and drinks. Jordan is passionate about helping the public reach their health-related goals but also keen on reviewing foods and drinks offered by some of the famous restaurants the likes of Starbucks.
Kai has therefore created well-researched and comprehensive excerpts regarding the services and products offered by the giant restaurant chain. And which can be retrieved from Starbmag.com, apart from talking writing, and dealing with food Kai loves also to Kayak.