DIY: Starbucks Unicorn Frappucino

Although Starbucks has ended the Unicorn Frappuccinos’ run, it is never too late to make your own!

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

The creation looks pretty flawless, with pink and blue sprinkles on top and a tart but very sweet mix of blue raspberry and strawberry sugar. It will use all 10,000 of your taste buds.

Many have visited their local Starbucks, as word spread regarding the new Unicorn Frappuccino, but they were turned down. As I went to Starbucks last Friday, I was told they were all out throughout the district. I was in shock, full of disbelief. But, fortunately, a DIY version of the drink has already been invented so you can make them yourself. Yes! At home! You heard me right!

The famous Frappe was available for a few days only, and on the Starbucks website, they advertise it as the “ flavor-changing, color-changing, totally not-made-up Unicorn Frappuccino. Magical flavors start off sweet and fruity transforming to pleasantly sour. It’s finished with whipped cream-sprinkled pink and blue fairy powders.” It makes for a great treat if you like unicorns and/or frappucinos.

First, you will need to go your nearby grocery store to get the necessary ingredients:

  • 1 – 10oz can of condensed milk
  • 1 – 5oz can of evaporated milk
  • 6 tablespoons of sugar
  • 3 oz of white chocolate chips
  • 1 packet of Koolaid Blue Raspberry Lemonade Unsweetened Mix
  • Neon blue food coloring
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Ice
  • Strawberry Bottle Pop candy
  • Mango syrup (Torani Italian Soda Syrup)
  • Milk
  • Pink food coloring
  • Food color powders
  • Whipped cream

In order to make the frappucino, you need to craft the blue syrup that covers the cup first.

  1. To make the syrup, begin by putting all 10 ounces of condensed milk and five ounces of evaporated milk into a bowl. Then add six tablespoons of sugar along with three ounces of white chocolate chips. Once that’s all said and done, add one package of unsweetened Blue Raspberry Kool Aid to give it that blue raspberry flavor.
  2. Once you have combined all of the ingredients together, you then are going to need to put it on the stove at low and mix the ingredients until sugar has dissolved and the chocolate chips have melted. It should take only 5-10 minutes to do so.
  3. As it begins to settle, take it off the stove in order for it to chill, and then add a couple drops of blue food coloring to get that pretty color.  

Alright, now you have the blue syrup ready, so it’s time to make the frappucino itself:

  1. Put ½ a cup of vanilla ice cream, ½ a cup of ice, ¼ cup of milk, one teaspoon of strawberry Baby Bottle Pop dust, and 1 ½ teaspoons of mango syrup. into the blender. If you can’t find Torani syrup, Crystal Light Liquid Mango Peach works just fine as a substitute. Add 3-5 drops of neon pink or red food coloring.
  2. Mix it in the blender until the ice has been crushed. If it is not blending smoothly, add some milk to make it blend smoother.
  3. After you have blended it, take the blue syrup and drizzle it on the sides of the cup, following with the blended frappuccino.
  4. If you want, you can add whipped cream, and add the blue raspberry Kool Aid powder and the strawberry Baby Bottle Pop powder or sugar sprinkles. And now you have a Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino.