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Starbucks Copycat King Cake Frappuccino

Look no further than this delicious Starbucks copycat king cake frappuccino recipe to get your Mardi Gras celebration started! Don’t miss these Starbucks Copycat Recipes to try at home.

This frozen treat combines the classic king cake flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, and nutty pecans into a frosty delight that’s sure to be a hit! 

Combining these flavors creates a unique and delicious taste that’s sure to get your taste buds buzzing. Plus, it’s an easy recipe that requires minimal ingredients and time – making it the perfect treat for busy Mardi Gras celebrations. 

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So what are you waiting for? Get ready to shake up your own Starbucks copycat king cake frappuccino and get the party started!

What is a frappuccino?

A frappuccino is a type of blended iced coffee beverage that was introduced to Starbucks in 1995. 

It consists of espresso, milk, ice, and different flavorings such as syrups and whipped cream. 

The name “frappuccino” is derived from the Italian word frappe which means to beat or whip, referring to the whipped cream used in the beverage. 

Starbucks frappuccinos come in a variety of flavors and can be customized with different shots of espresso, milk alternatives, flavored syrups, and toppings. This Cotton Candy Frappucino tastes just like your favorite carnival treat. Don’t miss the perfect blend of chocolate and mint in the copycat of a Starbucks Mint Matcha Frappuccino.

Starbucks Copycat King Cake Frappuccino with decorations on top

What is a King Cake?

King cake is a traditional Mardi Gras cake that is a symbol of luck and prosperity in New Orleans. 

It’s usually made with a sweet dough that has been braided or twisted, often filled with cream cheese and/or other fillings like cinnamon sugar, raisins, and fruit preserves, then topped with icing. 

King cake is often decorated in traditional Mardi Gras colors (purple, green, and gold), with a plastic baby hidden inside. The person who finds the baby is said to be blessed with luck and good fortune for the rest of the year!

What are the ingredients in a King cake frappuccino?

To make this delicious treat, you’ll need some ingredients. 

The ingredients needed for this king cake frappuccino are: espresso, milk; ice, king cake, purple candy pearls, and whipped topping for topping!

Starbucks Copycat King Cake Frappuccino from above with a cake piece off to the side

How do I make a Starbucks copycat king cake frappuccino?

To make the recipe, you will want to brew one scoop of espresso. Pour it into a blender with milk and ice. Be sure to blend well.

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ingredients in the blender.

Then, add two chunks of king cake (you can make this separately, or purchase from a store or bakery). 

Now blend that well into the already existing blended mixture. If it’s too thick, you can add a small amount of milk and blend again.

ingredients being blended in the blender with the pieces of cake added in.

Finally, just top the drink with whipped topping, crumbled king cake, and purple candy pearls! You can also add a drizzle of icing or caramel sauce on top for an extra sweet treat!

Starbucks Copycat King Cake Frappuccino from above with a cake piece off to the side

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Starbucks Copycat King Cake Frappuccino from above with a cake piece off to the side

What is the difference between a king cake frappuccino and a regular frappuccino?

The main difference between a king cake frappuccino and a regular frappuccino is the unique combination of flavors. 

A regular frappuccino contains other ingredients like milk, ice, espresso, and syrups.

The king cake frappuccino combines the above ingredients with pieces from a king cake which offers classic New Orleans flavors such as sweet cream cheese, nutmeg, cinnamon, and pecans for an unforgettable flavor experience. 

Starbucks Copycat King Cake Frappuccino from the front with a cake piece off to the side

This Starbucks copycat king cake frappuccino is the perfect treat for busy Mardi Gras celebrations. 

With its unique combination of flavors and easy-to-follow recipe, you can start shaking up this delicious frozen delight in no time! 

Whether you’re looking to add a touch of New Orleans flair to your celebration or just want to treat yourself to an icy treat, this king cake frappuccino is sure to hit the spot. 

So why wait? Get making and enjoy all the festive flavors of the season! Happy Mardi Gras!

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Starbucks Copycat King Cake Frappuccino

Starbucks Copycat King Cake Frappuccino from above with a cake piece off to the side

This Starbucks copycat recipe is one you're not going to want to skip on! Get festive for Mardi Gras this year with this sweet King Cake Frappuccino for Mardi Gras!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 shot espresso
  • 1 1/3 cups milk; maybe more
  • 2 cups ice
  • 2 cut pieces of king cake; additional for topping
  • 5 purple candy pearls
  • whipped topping for topping

Instructions

    1. Brew one scoop of espresso. Pour into blender with milk and ice. Blend well.

    2. Add two chunks of king cake. Blend well. If too thick add a small amount of milk and blend.

    3. Top with whipped topping, crumbled king cake, and purple candy pearls.





Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1151Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 815mgCarbohydrates: 186gFiber: 5gSugar: 98gProtein: 25g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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