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Does Starbucks Have Smoothies 2023: A Starbucks Smoothies Guide With Ingredients

Did you hear about Starbucks secret menu, featuring a variety of colorful Starbucks smoothies and drinks not found on the regular menu? Here’s your guide on what to order and how to order it on your next visit! The Starbucks secret menu is a treasure trove of unique creations some of which eventually made its way to the permanent menu with a different name. Even if you’re new to the Starbucks experience, our guide equips you with the knowledge to confidently order from the secret menu, providing a comprehensive list of recipes and instructions.

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Starbucks Fruit Smoothie

When you approach the register, remember to be courteous and polite to your barista while explaining the drink preparation. It’s likely they won’t be familiar with these drinks by name, and that’s perfectly okay. Our guide ensures you can easily communicate your order. Additionally, don’t forget that you can often customize the recipes to suit the Starbucks coffee size of your preference.


Why you’ll like Starbucks Fruit Smoothies

  1. Endless Creations & Hacks: Starbucks’ secret menu offers a plethora of real and spectacular drinks, from candy-inspired Frappuccinos to gem-colored refreshers. The secret menu’s long list of customizable options invites endless experimentation with fruit smoothies.
  2. Instagrammable Delights: The hidden Starbucks menu provides highly Instagrammable creations and hacks, allowing you to showcase your unique and delicious coffee experiences.
  3. Gets You Holiday Vibes: Elevate simple drinks like hot chocolate to holiday-worthy status with easy additions like a touch of simple syrup or several pumps of caramel, offering a festive twist.
  4. Fun to Order: Ordering from the secret menu is an art. Being specific about the drink, like asking for “the Purple Drink,” won’t cut it. The key is to know exactly what’s in each item, and the guide provides the best secret Starbucks smoothies with detailed recipes on how to order them for your next sugar high in a cup.

What are the most popular Starbucks Smoothies?

Starbucks tends to have a rotating selection of smoothies, and availability can vary by location.

Chocolate Smoothies:

A chocolate-flavored smoothie, often incorporating a mix of cocoa, milk, and ice.

  1. Chocolate Chip Smoothie
    • Double Chocolate Chip Starbucks Frappuccino.
    • + White Chocolate Mocha Sauce.
  2. Chocolate Dalmatian
    • Hot White Chocolate Mocha.
    • + Java Chips and Chocolate Chips.
  3. Choco Coffee Cocaine (Grande Cup)
    • 4 shots of espresso.
    • + 4 pumps of white chocolate mocha sauce.
    • + Ice and milk.
  4. Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Smoothie (Grande Cup)
    • Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino.
    • + 2–3 Pumps of White Chocolate Mocha Sauce
    • + 1–2 Pumps of Hazelnut Syrup.
    • + Mocha Drizzle on top.
    • + Ice and milk.
  5. Red Velvet Smoothie
    • Half White Chocolate Mocha and Half Regular Mocha Frappuccino.
    • + 2 pumps raspberry syrup 1, if available.
    • + Whipped cream on top.
  6. Chocolate Caramel Smoothie
    • Caramel Frappuccino.
    • + 1–2 pumps each of Caramel syrup and hazelnut syrup.
    • + Java chips.
    • + Drizzle with caramel and mocha.
  7. Crunchy Chocolate Smoothie
    • Vanilla Bean Crème Starbucks Frappuccino.
    • + Java chips blended in.
    • + Mocha drizzle inside of the cup.
    • + Whipped cream, additional Mocha drizzle on top
    • + Cookie crumbles and/or java chips.
  8. White Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie
    • Venti Iced White Chocolate Mocha.
    • + Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam
    • + Strawberry Purée blended in
  9. Caramel Glory Smoothie
    • Venti Iced White Chocolate Mocha.
    • + Caramel drizzle inside of the cup.
    • + Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam
    • + Caramel syrup mixed in.
    • + Caramel drizzle on top of sweet cream cold foam when assembled.

Starbucks Fruit Smoothies

  1. Pineapple Coconut Green Smoothie4

Go green! Juicy pineapple, toasted coconut, vibrant kale and spinach blended with ice and coconut milk, or substitute your favorite milk. Surprisingly delicious: this smoothie will have you craving the next one before your last sip.​

  1. Dragonfruit Smoothie
    • Vanilla Bean Crème Starbucks Frappuccino.
    • + Dragonfruit inclusion scoop.
    • + Whipped cream at the bottom and on top of the drink.
  2. Pink and Green Smoothie
    • Strawberry Açai Refresher mixed in with coconut milk (a.k.a. the original Pink Drink).
    • Ask to top with vanilla sweet cream cold foam with matcha powder mixed in.
  3. Sunset Smoothie
    • Pineapple Passionfruit Refresher with no water and extra ice.
    • + 2.5 scoops of vanilla bean powder for a Venti (order 2 scoops for a Grande).
    • + 2 pumps of Crème base.
    • Blend it all together.
    • Place strawberry purée at the bottom of the cup and pour the drink in.
  4. Berry Lemonade Smoothie
    • Venti lemonade.
    • + Strawberry purée at the bottom of the cup.
    • + 2 pumps of raspberry syrup1, if available, mixed in.
  5. Purple Rain Tea Smoothie
    • Passion Tango Iced Tea with no water.
    • + Soy Milk.
    • + 2 pumps toffee-nut syrup
    • + 2 pumps vanilla syrup.

Spiced Smoothies

  1. Cinnamon Hazelnut Smoothie
    • White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino.
    • Add 1 pump of Cinnamon Dolce syrup
    • Add 1 pump of Hazelnut syrup.
    • Ask for Cinnamon Dolce Sprinkles on top.
  2. Cinnamon Roll Smoothie
    • Vanilla Bean Frappuccino.
    • Add 2 or more pumps of Cinnamon Dolce Syrup.
  3. Pumpkin Spiced Smoothie3.
    • Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino
    • + Cinnamon Dolce Syrup (1 pump for a tall, 2 pumps for a grande, and 3 pumps for a venti Frapp)
    • + White Chocolate Mocha sauce (1 pump for a tall, 2 pumps for a grande, and 3 pumps for a venti Frapp).
  4. Cookie Spiced Smoothie
    • Cinnamon Dolce Frappuccino.
    • + Mocha sauce (1 pump for a tall, 2 pumps for a grande, 3 pumps for a venti).
    • + Java chips.
    • + Whipped cream and Cookie crumble to finish.
  5. Horchata Smoothie
    • Cinnamon Dolce Crème Frappuccino.
    • Substitute almond milk instead of whole milk.
    • + caramel drizzle on the inside of the cup.
    • + whipped cream and caramel drizzle on top.
  6. Macadamia Chai Smoothie
    • Iced chai latte.
    • + 2 pumps of Macadamia syrup. 
    • + White Chocolate Macadamia Cold Foam on top.

Which Smoothies Are No Longer Available at Starbucks?

Unfortunately, some customizations are no longer possible. For example,

  • Strawberry Banana Smoothie2: A classic combination of strawberries and bananas blended with ice and a dairy base (like yogurt or milk). This combination was a popular customization on top of the Strawberry Cream Frappuccino.
    • Strawberry Cream Frappuccino
    • + a banana2
    • + Java chips to be blended in.
    • + Vanilla bean powder.
    • + Whipped cream and mocha drizzle on top.


  1. Starbucks has slowly been discontinuing the raspberry syrup.
  2. Bananas are no longer available in Starbucks stores and therefore cannot be added to a Frappuccino.
  3. This is available only in October and November when pumpkin syrup is available.
  4. It’s not available in most stores

Are Starbucks Smoothies Healthy?

The “healthiness” of a smoothie can be subjective and depends on various factors, including individual dietary preferences, nutritional needs, and overall lifestyle. While some of the Starbucks smoothies mentioned may contain ingredients that provide certain nutrients, it’s important to note that many of them also include added sugars and may be high in calories.

Here are a few points to consider:

  1. Nutrient Content: Smoothies that include fruits, vegetables, and other whole ingredients can provide essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
  2. Added Sugars: Some smoothies may contain added sugars from flavored syrups, sauces, or other sweetened ingredients. Excessive sugar intake can contribute to health issues.
  3. Caloric Content: Some specialty smoothies can be high in calories, especially if they include ingredients like whipped cream, syrups, and additional toppings.
  4. Dietary Considerations: Individuals with specific dietary preferences or restrictions, such as those following a low-sugar, low-calorie, or plant-based diet, may need to be cautious about certain ingredients in these smoothies.

If you’re looking for a healthier option, you might consider customizing your order by choosing lower-calorie or sugar-free alternatives, requesting fewer pumps of syrup, or adding more nutrient-dense ingredients like greens or whole fruits.

Remember, it’s always a good idea to check the nutritional information provided by Starbucks or consult with a healthcare professional or nutritionist to ensure that your choices align with your specific health goals.

Starbucks Smoothies Ingredients

In the provided recipes, the base Starbucks drinks used are:

  1. Frappuccino®:
    • Double Chocolate Chip Starbucks Frappuccino
    • Caramel Frappuccino
    • Vanilla Bean Crème Starbucks Frappuccino
    • White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
    • Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino
  2. Iced White Chocolate Mocha:
    • Venti Iced White Chocolate Mocha
  3. Hot White Chocolate Mocha:
    • Hot White Chocolate Mocha
  4. Iced Chai Latte:
    • Iced chai latte
  5. Starbucks Refreshers:
    • Strawberry Açai Refresher mixed with coconut milk
    • Pineapple Passionfruit Refresher with no water and extra ice
  6. Iced Tea:
    • Passion Tango Iced Tea with no water
  7. Lemonade:
    • Venti lemonade

These serve as the base for various specialty drinks, and additional ingredients are added to create the unique flavors mentioned in the recipes.

Milk Options:

  • Milk
  • Soy Milk
  • Almond Milk

Blended Options (Frappuccino® Chips):

  • Java Chips
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Vanilla bean powder
  • Crème base

Blended Prep:

  • Ice

Flavors (Syrups):

  • Hazelnut Syrup
  • Raspberry Syrup
  • Caramel syrup
  • Toffee-nut syrup
  • Vanilla syrup
  • Macadamia syrup


  • White Chocolate Mocha Sauce
  • Mocha Drizzle
  • Caramel drizzle

Toppings (Topping Options):

  • Whipped Cream


  • Mocha Drizzle
  • Caramel drizzle

Cinnamon Powder:

  • Cinnamon Dolce Sprinkles

Add-ins (Fruit Add-Ins):

  • Strawberry Purée
  • Dragonfruit inclusion scoop
  • Pineapple Passionfruit Refresher with no water and extra ice


  • Matcha Powder

Espresso & Shot Options (Shots):

  • Espresso

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