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Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino Recipe

Did you happen to get a Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino during the four or so days that they had them available? Well, I did, and it pretty much ruined me. I almost wish I hadn’t sampled the limited-time deliciousness of this beverage. This post contains affiliate links; all opinions are my own.

Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino Recipe

During the last day the special frappuccino was on their menu, I waited in line behind like twenty cars just to makes sure I got one. This was, of course, for the sake of research. I had to see what all the fuss was about. It was scrumptious, and now it’s gone. I may have stomped my feet in a fitful rage briefly, until, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I have created a copycat version that I think turned out pretty darn good.

Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino Recipe

Starbucks was pretty forthcoming about the Birthday Cake Frappuccino ingredients, so that was a bonus. It’s basically a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with hazelnut syrup, which you can still request at Starbucks. You cannot, however, get the raspberry-infused whipped cream, which kind of made the drink.

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Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino Recipe

Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino Recipe


Birthday Cake Frappuccino

Raspberry Whipped Cream

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 oz vanilla syrup
  • 3/4 tsp raspberry extract
  • 1/4 oz agave
  • optional: red food coloring


  1. Whip the whipped cream ingredients until stiff peaks form. I only used the food coloring for the sake of the picture. I normally do not require it to be pink.
  2. Blend all of the frappuccino ingredients in the blender and blend well.
  3. Top drink with the whipped cream. Sprinkles are optional, but they are for winners.

This recipe fills two average size mason jars. Store leftover whipped cream in the fridge.

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Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino Recipe

Did you get a Birthday Cake Frappuccino when they were available? 


Wednesday 22nd of April 2015

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Melissa French, The More With Less Mom

Sunday 19th of April 2015

Oooh this sounds delicious! Thanks for posting. Hello from Munching Mondays.

Nibbles By Nic

Sunday 19th of April 2015

Wow, this looks so fantastic! We are featuring your awesome recipe this week at MUNCHING MONDAYS! Thanks so much for coming and see you soon :-) xo Nic

Blair @ The Seasoned Mom

Friday 17th of April 2015

This looks delicious! I wasn't able to taste the Starbucks version, so I'm glad to know how to make my own at home! :)


Sunday 12th of April 2015

This is amazing! What a yummy recipe! I would love for you to share this at my link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! :-) Cathy