Delicious Starbucks Cotton Candy Frappuccino Recipe

By Patricia Rios

The Starbucks Cotton Candy Frappuccino tastes just like cotton candy, blended into a delicious drink. You can easily make this copycat drink at home.

Delicious Starbucks Cotton Candy Frappuccino Recipe


  • 3 scoops of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • 1 cup of Milk
  • 1 cup of Ice
  • ¼ cup of Raspberry Simple Syrup
  • Pink Food Coloring (optional)
  • Whipped Cream for serving


Step 1: Blend the Ingredients

Combine the ice cream, milk, ice, and raspberry simple syrup in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add pink food coloring if you want a more vibrant color.

  • Tip: Use high-quality vanilla ice cream for the best flavor.
  • Example: Try adding a drop of pink food coloring to make it look just like the Starbucks version.

Step 2: Serve Immediately

Pour the mixture evenly into two cups. Top with whipped cream. Serve immediately while cold and enjoy!

  • Tip: For extra fun, add sprinkles on top of the whipped cream.
  • Example: Use a reusable straw for an eco-friendly touch.

Recipe Notes

This frappuccino is best served immediately. It will become watery if it sits for too long. You can freeze leftovers, but wait to add whipped cream until you’re ready to serve.

  • Tip: Store leftovers in an airtight container to prevent freezer burn.
  • Example: Freeze the frappuccino in ice cube trays for a quick blend later.

What is a Cotton Candy Frappuccino?

The Cotton Candy Frappuccino is a Starbucks secret menu item. It’s made with a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino base and raspberry syrup, creating a sweet cotton candy flavor.

  • Tip: This drink is caffeine-free, perfect for kids.
  • Example: Make it for a summer party treat that everyone will love.

Tips for Making a Copycat Starbucks Cotton Candy Frappuccino

Raspberry Syrup

You can make your own raspberry syrup or use a pre-made version.

  • How To: To make homemade raspberry syrup, simmer raspberries with sugar and water until thickened. Strain out the seeds.

Whipped Cream

Top your frappuccino with whipped cream or Cool Whip.

  • How To: Use a piping bag for a professional look.

Sprinkles and Food Coloring

Add sprinkles and pink food coloring for extra fun and color.

  • How To: Mix a few drops of food coloring into the blend until you achieve the desired shade.

Blending Tips

Use a good blender for a smooth consistency.

  • How To: Blend on high speed to ensure all the ice is crushed.

Storing Your Cotton Candy Frappuccino

Serve this drink right away for the best texture. If you have leftovers, freeze them in an airtight container and add whipped cream just before serving.

  • How To: Thaw the frozen frappuccino slightly and blend again to refresh the texture.

Easy Starbucks Frappuccino Recipe

This Starbucks Cotton Candy Frappuccino is a cream-based drink made with ice cream, not coffee, so it’s great for kids.

  • Tip: Enjoy this treat without any caffeine.
  • Example: Perfect for a fun after-school snack or a weekend treat.

Enjoy making this fun and delicious Cotton Candy Frappuccino at home! It’s simple, tasty, and a great way to save money while enjoying your favorite flavors.


Patricia Rios

I have been writing makeup and beauty content for more than ten years. My passion is to uplift you, my reader, to feel better about yourself.

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