Starbucks Hacks That Are Trending on TikTok
Coffee is part of an adult’s survival kit. Aside from being one of the world’s most popular beverages, coffee is also one of the healthiest drinks. Research shows that coffee provides a lower risk of serious diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and heart disease– thanks to its high antioxidant levels. Consuming the right amount of coffee gives you many other benefits beyond an energy boost.
Talk about coffee, one of the world’s best favorite coffee shops is Starbucks, and we’re sure you’d definitely agree with us. However, for trendy people who want to switch up their usual order of coffee, or for those individuals who are not fans of caffeine, we’ll share with you some secret menu or Starbucks hacks (both coffee and frappes) that you can purchase on your next trip to the renowned coffee shop. Credits to TikTok, here are some must-try Starbucks drink dupes:
Graham Cracker Cold Brew
Cold brew coffee has emerged in the market as a new trend in recent years. However, “cold brew” does not refer to ice-cold coffee, but as an extraction style of ground coffee with water at lower than body temperature (typically 8 degrees Celsius or room temperature). The Graham Cracker Cold Brew has been a new favorite at the famous coffee shop. To try it out, just order a cinnamon almond cold brew with a pump of caramel sauce and two pumps of mocha sauce. You’ll never regret it once you’ve tried it!
A Skittles Frappuccino
Yup, you’ve read that right. This may not be a coffee drink, but we’d love to share with you this Starbucks’ “secret menu” drink, Skittles Frappuccino. Barista Maya (@starbucksrecipeswithm) posted this new and sweet drink on her TikTok account, and guess what? It garnered more than 5 million likes on the social media platform. To order, ask for a Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino with a pump of raspberry syrup and a few pumps of vanilla syrup.
With the rise of TikTok, even beverages featured on the social media site are on the trend. “The Charli” is credited to TikTok dancer Charli D’Amelio’s favorite drink order. If you want to try this Starbucks off-menu drink, ask for a venti cold brew with whole milk and three pumps of caramel.
Chocolate Chip Frappuccino
Chocolate chip lovers would go crazy over this drink. Whether you’re on a tight budget or should you want to practice wise money management, just make your own Double Chocolate Chip Frapp at the comforts of your home. To a blender, add ice, milk, chocolate syrup, vanilla, chocolate chips, and sugar. Once blended, pour it into a glass, top it with whipped cream, and there you have it! Your best DIY frappe!
Apple Pie Frappe
Apple Pie Frappe is a must-have drink for the holidays! A dessert and a drink in one, you can imagine indulging in your grandma’s homemade apple pie from your childhood. But this time, it’s a beverage and is one of the best from Starbucks’ menu. Get your credit cards ready, as you’ll be asking for more! Order a Creme Frappuccino with two pumps, each of caramel and cinnamon dolce syrup, add apple juice and heavy cream, and blend.
Winnie The Pooh-themed Frappuccino
Who wouldn’t dare to try this cute Pooh-themed Frappuccino? TikTok user Ryan Gawlkin (@coffeefanatics) shared this sweet and adorable-looking beverage. Sure, looks can be deceiving, but once you taste it, you’d want to learn what’s in it and even look for the recipe via online classes. Order a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with cinnamon powder, honey, a caramel drizzle, and a pump of cinnamon dolce syrup.