Cotton Candy Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat) – A caffeine-free frappuccino that tastes just like cotton candy! All you need is a few simple ingredients to make this Starbucks recipe at home!
Cotton Candy Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat)
So in case you’ve missed it, I’m a little obsessed with making Starbucks copycat frappuccinos. I love how they are so much more economical and I can easily whip one up whenever I am craving one!
For this weeks version, I decided to try making one of Starbucks’ hidden menu recipes – the cotton candy frappuccino. This recipe has the exact same base as a vanilla bean frappuccino but with a surprise ingredient… raspberry syrup! Now I know, combining vanilla bean and raspberry doesn’t really sound like it would taste like cotton candy but it does! It was so crazy how much this frappuccino tastes like cotton candy from the fair!
For the raspberry syrup, you can either find a recipe for raspberry simple syrup online or just buy it pre-made at the store. I used Torani’s raspberry syrup in this recipe and I was happy with how it turned out.
If you want to make the presentation of this dip even more fun, I suggest topping the whipped cream with some rainbow sprinkles! I thought of that idea as soon as I had dug into the drink after pictures so they didn’t make the pictures but I love the pop of color they give the drink.
Common questions about making a cotton candy frappuccino
What is in the cotton candy frappuccino?
The cotton candy frappuccino is simply a vanilla bean frappuccino with raspberry syrup in it.
How do you make a cotton candy frappuccino?
To make a cotton candy frappuccino, you will need:
- vanilla bean ice cream
- raspberry syrup
- whipped cream
You combine the vanilla bean ice cream, milk, ice, and raspberry syrup in a blender. Once well combined, transfer to a cup and top with whipped cream.
Do frappuccinos have coffee in them?
There are two different types of frappuccinos, coffee-based and cream-based. This recipe has no coffee in it since it is cream-based.
Do frappuccinos have caffeine?
If a frappuccino has a coffee base, then it has caffeine in it. Since this is a cream-based frappuccino, there is no caffeine in it.
Can’t get enough of this cotton candy frappuccino recipe? Try these other Starbucks copycat recipes!
- Iced Green Tea Latte
- Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
- Green Tea Frappuccino
- Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino
- 3 scoops vanilla bean ice cream
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup ice
- 1 tablespoon raspberry syrup
- Whipped cream
- Combine vanilla bean ice cream, milk, raspberry syrup, and ice in a blender. Blend until well combined.
- Divide between two cups and top with whipped cream. Serve immediately.