Missing the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino already? Or were you deprive from the treat all together? Well, no need to cry unicorn tears just yet. The coffee chain has released another magical drink based on a mythical creature — the Dragon Frappuccino. A great (and much healthier) alternative to the infamous Unicorn Frappuccino, the Dragon Frappuccino is taking over Instagram feed everywhere. So, are you wondering how to make the Starbucks Dragon Frappuccino yet? If you are, take note, because you may have to explain it to your barista.
With mixed feelings, but a lot of upbeat attention, the Unicorn Frappuccino came in with a colorful bang. Containing a creme base, sour blue and mango syrup, along with a pink and blue powder, the drink got all the likes on social media. During its limited edition release on April 19, the drink caught on quickly and was gone about as fast as it came. According to Bustle, the Unicorn Frappuccino was scheduled to be available until April 23 (or until supplies ran out) in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. With its popularity and enticing photogenic abilities, however, supplies definitely didn't last. This left some pretty clever Starbucks fanatics to work their magic.
As the deep and mythical fire-breathing cousin of the Unicorn Frappuccino, the Dragon Frappuccino is quickly taking its place as a new favorite. The Dragon Frappuccino is perfect for those who thought the Unicorn Frappuccino had a little too much sugar for their taste. And, unlike the Unicorn Frappuccino, it's actually got a small kick of caffeine.
Although Dragon Frappuccinos are not on Starbucks' menu, they're considered, now, to be a part of the "secret menu," as Starbucks barista Sarah A tells Romper. "I think what happened was we were hit hard with people demanding the Unicorn Frappuccino, and so [the Dragon Frappuccino] was made up on the floor and is spreading by word of mouth," she says. "Just like other secret menu options, it's only a matter of time."
Because it's an unofficial item, Sarah says customers should know whats in it before ordering. So, if you're ready to try the new secret menu Dragon Frappuccino drink, listen up, and come prepared with the recipe to order.
1. Start With A Green Tea Frappuccino
According to Starbucks, the Green Tea Crème Frappuccino is sweetened matcha green tea, milk, and ice. It's often topped with sweetened whipped cream, but you can always opt out of the the topping. It's sweet but not sickening sweet and contains just a small punch of caffeine in comparison to Starbucks' other drinks.
2. Add Vanilla Bean Powder
If you want to add another punch of sweetness, ask your barista to mix vanilla bean powder.
3. Swirl In Some Berry Syrup
The last ingredient, and most important for flavor and color punch, is a swirl of berry syrup in your cup. Kindly ask your barista to swirl it in the cup before pouring in the Frappuccino. As a side note, my local Starbucks didn't have the berry syrup, but they did have a strawberry syrup. It still looked awesome and tasted even better. So don't be afraid to mix up your syrup flavor if you're feeling fiery.