Starbucks is always excited about celebrating Halloween, and every year, its Frappuccino brings something different and exciting to the season, such as the witch’s brew. So, what is in Starbucks witch’s brew drink?
Despite its name, Starbucks witch’s brew is made of simple things such as chia seeds, whipping cream, and orange crème. However, being a Halloween drink, Starbucks describes the beverage as made with a dash of bat warts, a pinch of toad’s breath and a sprinkle of lizard scale. Well, this is an eye-catching and interesting description, and I was looking forward to tasting the drink when it was first made in 2018. One of the things I enjoy most during Halloween is having something fun to enjoy at the party, and I can confirm that Starbucks definitely outdid itself with the charming purple concoction with a dusting of green powder.
How many calories are in a Starbucks Witch’s Brew drink?
The Starbucks’ Witch’s Brew Crème Frappuccino is a drink that is pretty eye-catching. It is an occasional drink and was concocted specially for Halloween. It is prepared using the following ingredients as outlined by Starbucks;
- Crème Frappuccino Syrup
- Whipped Cream
- Orange Flavored Purple Powder
- Green Colored Chia Seeds
- Green Colored Sugar
The drink’s nutritional value is calculated based on Starbucks’ standard recipes. It is only changing the drink size that alters its nutritional value. Other customizations to the drink without changing its size will not have an effect on its nutritional value.
The standard serving size for the Witch’s Brew Crème Frappuccino is 16 fl oz. The total number of calories derived from such a serving is 390 calories.
The calories are derived from 16g of fat, 50mg of cholesterol, 240mg of sodium, 58 g of carbohydrates and 6g of proteins. 140 of the total calories are derived from the fat in the Witch’s Brew Crème Frappuccino.
What does witch’s brew Starbucks taste like?
The Witch’s Brew Crème Frappuccino tastes can be mistaken for that of the famous orange creamsicle. Starbucks suggests that the drink’s flavor is swirl orange crème Frappuccino.
Orange might be a bizarre flavor for a drink, particularly a purple one. However, for Starbucks’ Witch’s Brew Crème Frappuccino, it actually works out flawlessly, giving the drink a sherbet-y taste.
As is the case with most frappes, it is very sweet. However, the sweetness is nicely balanced with the chia seeds, which give you a nice little crunch.
The whipped cream at the top of the Starbucks’ Witch’s Brew Crème Frappuccino is a must. Apart from appealing to followers on Instagram, the cream tempers some of the drink’s sweetness.
Apart from adding to the eye appeal, the green sprinkles at the top of the drink also enhance Starbucks’ Witch’s Brew Crème Frappuccino’s unique taste.
Can you make the Starbucks Witch’s Brew drink at home?
Yes, you can make the Starbucks witch’s brew drink at home. While you may not have all the ingredients used to make the original Starbucks witch’s brew, you can tweak the ingredients to come up with a drink that is close enough to the original one.
While Starbucks named the drink to fit into the Halloween theme, the beverage was really made with chia seeds (bat warts), Frappuccino based flavored as orange cream (toad’s breath) and matcha powder (lizard scales) as the main ingredients.
How to make the Starbucks witch’s brew drink at home
- 1frozen banana
- 1 cup of blueberries that will give the purple color
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 2 tablespoons of fresh orange juice
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of matcha powder
- Soak the chia seeds in water for about 10 minutes and drain. Keep them aside.In your blender, put the blueberries, frozen bananas, almond milk, orange juice, and vanilla extract and blend until they are all incorporated together to a smooth consistency.
- Put a portion of the smooth mixture in a glass and strategically put half a teaspoon of chia seeds on the sides of the glass. Repeat the process until the glass is full.
- Top the drink with whipped cream and finish off by dusting with matcha powder on top to give it a green color at the top.
- Keep in mind that this recipe makes a serving for two people. The calories for this homemade witch’s brew drink are 630 per serving.
How to Order the Witch’s Brew from Starbucks
The witch’s brew drink is missing on the regular menu because it was a seasonal drink that disappeared shortly after everyone’s favorite and freaky holiday came to an end. However, if you want to get it, you can ask your barista to customize your beverage. Start by asking for a vanilla bean Frappuccino, and then ask the barista to blend in some blackberries and add a pump of raspberries. Then ask the barista to add some chia seeds at the side of the cup while putting the blend, if available, and matcha powder on top of the whipping cream to finish off. And there you go; you have a close recreation of the witch brew.
The famous Halloween Starbucks witch’s brew drink showed us once again that we are far from attaining coffee’s potential for tasty and fun drinks. When catching up with family members or friends, you can definitely make a witch’s brew drink, which is not only nutritious because of the ingredients but also fun and tasty.
Does Starbucks still have witches brew?
No. The drink was a seasonal drink, made specifically for the 2018 Halloween holiday.
How much is witch’s brew at Starbucks?
The Starbuck’s Witch’s Brew Crème Frappuccino costs $5.45.
Does Starbucks Witch’s Brew have caffeine?
No, it does not have caffeine.