Do you love Starbucks frappuccinos? We have a copycat recipe for you! This Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino tastes just like the original but is cheaper to make at home.
Start with some vanilla ice cream, and add in milk, and whipped cream. The best part about this copycat recipe is that it’s easy to customize your favorite flavors into birthday cake frapps!
Make a Birthday Cake Frappuccino at home for a fraction of the price.
This popular frappuccino is filled with vanilla bean ice cream, cake batter, ice, and sprinkles. It’s a birthday cake in a delicious drink.
This Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino is perfect for a quick treat.
You won’t have to drive to Starbucks, you can make this frappuccino at home anytime you’re craving the birthday cake flavored drink.
Birthday Cake Frappuccino is a fun drink that is easy to make.
You just need to use a few ingredients and a blender and you’ll have a frothy frappuccino in no time!
This budget-friendly frappuccino tastes like the real version but you saved time and money.
In about 10 minutes, you’ll have a sweet creamy vanilla birthday cake frappuccino ready to enjoy!
HOW TO MAKE A COPYCAT STARBUCKS BIRTHDAY CAKE FRAPPUCCINO
Vanilla bean ice cream, milk, ice, and cake batter are blended together to create a frothy creamy drink that tastes just like a slice of birthday cake.
Are you ready to get started?
You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.
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COPYCAT STARBUCKS BIRTHDAY CAKE FRAPPUCCINO INGREDIENTS
This fun and easy Birthday Cake Frappuccino recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a delicious drink your family will love.
All you need is:
- some ice
- vanilla bean ice cream
- a cake ball
- vanilla extract
- whipped cream
COPYCAT STARBUCKS BIRTHDAY CAKE FRAPPUCCINO RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS
Begin with making or buying birthday cake flavored cake balls.
I use Betty Crocker cookie dough bites, and I place them in the freezer to keep on hand when I want to make this drink at home.
You can buy cake balls from Starbucks and place them in the freezer at home as well.
Using a blender, add ice, milk, ice cream, a cake ball, and vanilla extract and blend until smooth.
Next, I add sprinkles, stir, and pour into a large glass.
Top with whipped cream and extra sprinkles.
In about 10 minutes, you’ll have a delicious frappuccino that tastes just like a birthday cake that’s sure to become a new favorite!
COPYCAT STARBUCKS BIRTHDAY CAKE FRAPPUCCINO TIPS AND QUESTIONS
If you’ve never made a homemade frappuccino, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.
Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have. If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.
HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE A COPYCAT STARBUCKS BIRTHDAY CAKE FRAPPUCCINO?
This Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino recipe takes approximately 10 minutes. TOTAL. This includes:
- About 2 minutes of prep time
- Close to 3 minutes to add everything to the blender
- Around 3 minutes to blend the drink
- 1 minute to stir in the sprinkles pour into a glass
- 1 minute to top with whipped cream and sprinkles
By using premade cake balls you save the time of making them yourself.
HOW DO I STORE LEFTOVER COPYCAT STARBUCKS BIRTHDAY CAKE FRAPPUCCINO?
You can store leftover Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino in your refrigerator for up to 3 days.
The ice will melt so the texture of the drink will be different.
IS THERE SUPPOSED TO BE COFFEE IN A FRAPPUCCINO?
This copycat Starbucks frappuccino recipe contains no coffee. You can always add some coffee to your frappuccino if you want a little caffeine.
CAN I MAKE A COPYCAT STARBUCKS BIRTHDAY CAKE FRAPPUCCINO AHEAD OF TIME?
No, I do not suggest making a Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino ahead of time because all of the ice will melt and the texture of the drink will not be the same.
If you want to save time you could prepare some of your ingredients ahead of time and then quickly add it all to the blender for a quick drink.
WHAT GOES WELL WITH COPYCAT STARBUCKS BIRTHDAY CAKE FRAPPUCCINO?
Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Frappuccino goes well with a wide variety of snacks. These recipes would be great to serve together.
Some of my personal favorites include:
CAN I USE REGULAR VANILLA ICE CREAM INSTEAD OF VANILLA BEAN ICE CREAM?
Yes, you can use regular vanilla ice cream in this recipe instead of vanilla bean ice cream.
Vanilla bean ice cream helps give the recipe a rich vanilla flavor that is well known with birthday cake but regular vanilla ice cream will work great too.
CAN I USE LOW FAT MILK INSTEAD OF REGULAR MILK?
Yes, you can use low fat milk instead of regular milk to make this recipe.
I suggest using regular milk because it will help add creaminess to the drink.
The texture of the drink might feel a little watery if you use low-fat milk.
WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS COPYCAT STARBUCKS BIRTHDAY CAKE FRAPPUCCINO RECIPE?
This tasty Birthday Cake Frappuccino recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.
Try drizzling caramel syrup all over the whipped cream for an extra flavor. YUM!
COPYCAT STARBUCKS BIRTHDAY CAKE FRAPPUCCINO RECIPE
- 1 cup Ice
- 1 1/2 cup Milk
- 3 scoops Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
- 1 cake ball
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Whipped Cream
- 1/8 cup sprinkles
- Begin with making or buying birthday cake flavored cake balls.
- I use Betty Crocker cookie dough bites, and I place them in the freezer to keep on hand when I want to make this drink at home.
- You can buy cake balls from Starbucks and place them in the freezer at home as well.
- Using a blender, add ice, milk, ice cream, a cake ball, and vanilla extract and blend until smooth.
- Next, I add sprinkles, stir, and pour into a large glass.
- Top with whipped cream and extra sprinkles.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 865Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 481mgCarbohydrates: 103gFiber: 1gSugar: 68gProtein: 20g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.
Starbucks is known for their delicious frappuccinos, but this copycat recipe will save you a ton of money.
The ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store and the process doesn’t take long either. You can make one in 10 minutes or less!
Give it a try and let us know what you think about the homemade version versus the original. We love hearing from our readers so please get in touch on social media if you have any questions or thoughts about how we could improve our blog posts for you!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does!
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