Make the new “bloody” Starbucks vampire Frappuccino, the Frappula, at home for Halloween!
For Halloween weekend only, Starbucks is releasing the Frappula, a special limited-edition vampire Frappuccino with a bloody appearance that is sure to be a treat for adults. Why should kids have all the fun, after all? But this drink can be made at other times beyond Halloween (such as for your horror movie or The Walking Dead/American Horror viewing party night). Would you like to serve this drink at your Halloween party this weekend? Now you can make the Starbucks vampire Frappuccino with my super easy recipe! And you can relax, the “bloody” part of the drink is only raspberry or strawberry syrup.
The Starbucks vampire Frappuccino has a few main ingredients: a shot of expresso, milk, ice, strawberry or raspberry syrup, and white chocolate sauce. The biggest mystery to me is the white chocolate sauce, so my mom and I brainstormed, and we came up with an easy hack for it. Check out the recipe below, and enjoy!
Starbucks vampire Frappuccino recipe
- ¼ cup white chocolate chips (more for a sweeter Frappula)
- 1 cup milk
- 1 & ½ cups ice
- 1 shot of expresso
- 2 tablespoons strawberry syrup
- 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream (optional)
- Chocolate syrup (optional)
- canned whipped cream
- For white chocolate sauce: microwave white chocolate chips with milk for at least 1 minute, 20 seconds. Stir and put in for an additional 10 seconds if the chips haven't liquefied with the milk. It's ideal for the white chocolate sauce mixture to be able to cool, so I recommend making it ahead and keeping it in the fridge.
- Brew and pour the expresso shot in your favorite tall glass.
- In a blender, mix the white chocolate sauce and ice until ice is pulverized. Add more ice and/or ice cream scoop if desired. If you prefer a milk shake, add about 2 cups of vanilla ice cream instead of the ice. (Note: the coffee will separate from the milk mixture.)
- The red syrup will give your Frappuccino a "bloody appearance." You can either squirt the syrup around the rim of the glass and let it run down the insides after adding the expresso, or you can pour in your icy blended milk mixture over the expresso shot, and then squirt the syrup along the inside rim of your glass (my favorite approach). Top with whipped cream and, if you wish, more red syrup. Serve with a red or black straw and a healthy dose of Halloween humor!
- Also, don't be afraid to experiment with this drink like I did. I have several different versions of this in my freezer right now just waiting to be enjoyed. Leave out the coffee to make this kid friendly, or use decaf if serving to late-night guests. You can also skip the coffee and layer the bottom with chocolate syrup and whipped cream before pouring in the icy milk mixture.