Butterbeer Frappuccino Recipe




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Last year, I went to Universal Studios Orlando and got to spend time at the Harry Potter parks. It was AMAZING! I loved it all, but one thing I loved in particular was the frozen Butterbeer (regular Butterbeer wasn't as good). So when I became addicted to Frappuccinos, I had to try out the Starbucks Secret Menu recipe for Butterbeer Frappuccino. It was good, so I wanted to make it at home, but Torani didn't have the Toffee Nut syrup that was used to make it at Starbucks.

Since the drink is essentially a butterscotch concoction, I went with the Torani Butterscotch and Vanilla syrups to make mine. This isn't a Starbucks copycat recipe, but maybe it will be a flavor they have in the future :)

Now check out my Harry Potter-Themed Butterbeer Frappuccino!

Find more Frappuccino, and other Starbucks copycat recipes, in this collection: Starbucks Copycat Recipes

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Step 1: Supplies

This recipe is a single serving and makes about the 16oz Grande size from Starbucks.


Caffeinated Version:

Replace about 1/4c of the milk with strong coffee; it will change the overall taste a bit and make the drink darker.

Alternative Version:

Do 2 tbsp each of Butterscotch Syrup, Caramel Syrup, and Vanilla Syrup. This combo is, I assume, the closest I could come to the Secret Menu recipe with the flavors I had. Both recipes taste good. Do what you like best.


  • Blender - I use a Magic Bullet at home, it's great for making individual drinks
  • Ice cube trays - small ice cubes make for even easier blending
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Cups for serving
  • Reusable Straws

Step 2: Mix It Up

Mix up all your ingredients and blend. If you used the syrups and no coffee, it's probably going to be pretty light. The butterscotch sauce might add a little color to it.

Step 3: Decorate

Time to decorate it!

Whipped topping is always great and is kind of like the foaminess butterbeer has. I topped mine with butterscotch sauce, but using the butterscotch syrup could work too and if you wanted to go even further, you could mash up butterscotch candies and sprinkle that on.

Step 4: Enjoy

Put down your wand and enjoy your tasty Harry Potter-themed frappuccino :)

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    6 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Not that I really want more competition, but why not add this to the Caffine Contest. It looks good.

    1 reply

    :) I actually can't win because I work for Instructables (so no worries there). I would enter it (just for fun) but I didn't make it with coffee, even tho you can make it with coffee. So it felt like it would be dishonest if I entered it :)


    3 years ago

    I love this! I've been working on a Butterbeer Recipe this week too! Why aren't we neighbors? :)

    1 reply
    Penolopy Bulnickdoodlecraft

    Reply 3 years ago

    Ooh, yay! I keep meaning to try my hand at making a butterbeer, but I just keep dragging my feet :P I do have butter extract I could use tho :) And we should be neighbors, especilly if you like frappes as I have so many Torani flavors I can try a new one every day :)