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Strawberries Creme Frappuccino Starbucks

Strawberries and Crème Frappuccino is one of Starbucks' most popular drinks. This sweet, creamy drink is the perfect refreshing treat, perfect on a summer’s day.
Published November 25, 2021
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Decorating a Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino

You can just add whipped cream to the top of this frappe. This can either be fresh cream, whipped by hand and piped or spooned on top, or squirted directly from a can.

If you want something a little more decadent, or impressive to serve to friends, then you might want to make a quick strawberry puree to drizzle on top.

For this, simply place ½ cup of fresh or frozen strawberries in a small saucepan with a little water. Heat gently, stirring constantly until the strawberries start to break down. Then gently mash them with a fork and simmer until the mixture thickens into a drizzle.

Alternatively, for a sweeter, more cheesecake-based decoration, drizzle with a sweet strawberry sauce, like one that you’d drizzle on top of ice cream, and sprinkle over a crushed graham cracker liberally.

Is There Coffee in a Starbucks Strawberry Drink?

No there isn’t generally coffee in a Starbucks Strawberries and Crème Frappuccino.

All of the frappes that we love typically fit into two different categories. Those that are coffee-based, and those that are cream-based. There’s some cross-over, of course. We often add whipped cream to coffee frappes and a shot of espresso to creamy ones.

However, an added shot of espresso wouldn’t complement the flavors of this strawberries and cream drink, so it’s usually served without any coffee.

Why Are Strawberries and Crème Frappes So Popular?

You only have to read a Starbucks cheesecake frappuccino review to see how popular they are. It’s a classic flavor combination that’s popular all over the world. Strawberries and cream are the very embodiment of summer and it’s thought that this drink accounts for 20% of Starbucks sales over the summer months.

How to Make a Strawberry Frappuccino without Strawberries?

Yes. If you don’t have strawberries (either frozen or fresh) you can use strawberry syrup, sauce, or puree instead, but you’ll get a fresher, more refreshing flavor from the real thing.

Making a Low-Fat Strawberry Frappe

Cheesecake Frappuccino Starbucks calories might put you off, but there are easy ways to cut the calories and reduce the fat.

Use 2% or even fat-free milk instead of whole, use low-fat ice cream, or skip it altogether, increasing the milk and ice to compensate, and skip the whipped cream. 

And remember! You can always add one shot of your favorite coffee to give a boost!


Chandra Melo

The Coffee Lab

@ Rio de Janeiro, Brazil




About the Author

Chandra Melo

Marketing as job, barista as passion. An authentic coffee lover, looking for the next fantastic cup of coffee that I will fall in love with. Coffee, for me, is more than a beverage. It's about community and connection - how can all the world consume the same fruit? And differently? How can we have so many different tastes? I also don't know. And because of this, I feel in love each day more for this world. Happy to share and make a change in the coffee community.


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