EspressOMG! The Secret Life of an American Starbucks


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A large variety of secret Starbucks drinks await curious customers.

Zack Shapiro

Most people love a good, classic cup of coffee, but eventually you have to shake things up. Beneath the bland Starbucks surface of Vanilla Lattes and Caramel Machiattos, there is a colorful world of fan-made creations. These secret recipes, inspired by, are the perfect way to shake up your order, provided you have a sweet tooth.

Cotton Candy Frappe:

Just as sweet as the real stuff, this isn’t for typical coffee lovers, but it is hard to beat on a hot day.

How to order:

Grande vanilla bean frappuccino with two pumps of raspberry syrup


Cinnamon Roll Frappe:

Again, no coffee in this one, but it’s perfect for dessert.

How to order:

Grande vanilla bean frappuccino with two pumps of white mocha syrup, two pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup and whipped cream topped with cinnamon dolce powder


Chocolate Covered Strawberry Frappe:

This drink tastes just like your favorite desert.

How to order:

Strawberries and cream frappuccino with java chips, whipped cream, and mocha drizzle


Butterbeer Frappe:

For the Harry Potter fan in us all, this sweet wizardly creation will satisfy any muggle.

How to order:

Grande whole milk creme frappuccino base with three pumps caramel syrup, three pumps of toffee nut syrup, extra whipped cream (they will blend some into the drink), double blended and topped with caramel drizzle.


Christmas in a Cup Latte:

What could be better than pure Christmas heated up and crammed into a coffee cup?

How to order:

Grande cinnamon dolce latte with two pumps of white mocha syrup, one pump peppermint syrup and whipped cream (chocolate whipped cream if you’re feeling adventurous)


Chai Cookie Latte:

This beverage tastes like a cookie with extra cinnamon and chai spices.

How to order:

Grande chai tea latte with two extra pumps of chai syrup, two pumps of hazelnut syrup, and java chips, all topped with hazelnut syrup and cinnamon dolce sprinkles


Iced Caramel Snickerdoodle Macchiato:

Because you want to drink espresso, but you don’t want to taste it.

How to order:

Iced soy caramel macchiato, upside down (they will add the syrup before the esspresso), with two pumps of vanilla syrup, and two pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup

These are just a few of the amazing creations that can be found online. Happy ordering!