How To Make A Mermaid Frappuccino

by Lindsay E. Mack

Step aside, unicorns: there's a new mythical creature in town and she is here to reign supreme. Or, at least claim her rights to a major coffee chain. The Mermaid Frappucino is the latest item to light up the Starbucks menu. But for those who don't want to wait in line (or just want to give their barista proper instructions) learning how to make a Mermaid Frappuccino, can come in handy. Hey, maybe you can catch this trend ahead of the curve and impress your Instagram followers.

OK, so the Mermaid Frap is not an official drink. But as noted by Starbucks Secret Menu, you can get a lovely multicolored drink by ordering a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with blackberries and a green drizzle sauce. Oh, and the drizzle sauce is a custom-made concoction of sauces, syrups, and matcha, so you may want to make this request when your particular coffee shop is not terribly busy. For what it's worth, though, the end result is a pretty pink and green concoction that is tailor-made for social media pics.

If the idea of ordering off-menu at a chain shop makes you queasy, then the lovely YouTube community is here to help make your mermaid drink dreams come true. There are plenty of ways to DIY a Mermaid Frappuccino. All you need is some ice cream, a blender, and the curse of a sea witch.

First, start with a basic DIY Vanilla Bean Frappuccino.

According to Jessie Paege of AwesomenessTV, this DIY Frappuccino is pretty close to the store-bought deal. You only need simple ingredients such as ice, vanilla ice cream, milk, and of course canned whipped cream. But to make it a little more magical, you can throw in some frozen blackberries to give it that crucial pink hue.

Next comes the tricky part: the drizzle sauce. If you're OK with adding frosting directly into a milkshake — and why would you not be? — then follow this technique from HowToBambam's DIY Starbucks Dragon Frappuccino.

Basically, you can get green frosting, squirt some on a knife, and scribble it around an empty cup. When you pour in the pink Frappuccino base, it will make your own multicolored spin on the Mermaid Frappuccino. Or, if you want to up the difficulty level, get some white mocha syrup, coconut syrup, and a dash of matcha powder to create the green stripe, as noted in Refinery 29. (It will taste more like tea and less like cake, which is good or bad depending on your viewpoint.) What magical creature will grace the Frappuccino menu next?