Copycat Unicorn Frappuccino

Unicorn Frappuccino

 Kristina Vanni

  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 2 drinks (2 servings)

The vibrantly-hued unicorn frappuccino was a viral sensation created by Starbucks and available for a limited time only. The sweet and tart beverage was made with a sour blue drizzle and a sweet, mango flavored milk blend. The drink became a social media-fueled sensation and solidified the unicorn trend in American food and beverage culture.

If you missed out sipping this viral treat when it was available in stores, now is your chance to make your own homemade version. The key to achieving that sweet-tart sensation at home is by using a blue raspberry drink powder mix. This powder is meant to be combined with water to create a flavorful beverage. However, using just the powder on it's own is perfect in this recipe because the powder is high in citric acid. When it isn't diluted in water, this gives the unicorn frappuccino the signature sweet-and-tart flavor combination. Of course, it also turns a vibrant shade of bright blue, just like the original. A bright blue syrup is first drizzled inside the serving glass so the color can be seen from outside the glass.

The pink sweet frappuccino is a milk base, blended with mango sorbet and frozen mango pieces. Pink food coloring is added to mimic the vibrant shade of the original. It is poured into the prepared glasses that have been drizzled with the blue syrup.

Finally, each glass is topped with a hearty amount of whipped cream and sprinkled with additional blue raspberry drink powder mix and pink sanding sugar.

Ingredients

  • For the Blue Syrup:
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips or baking pieces
  • 3/4 teaspoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon blue raspberry drink powder mix
  • Blue food coloring (if needed to achieve desired color)
  • For the Pink Frappuccino Base:
  • 1 3/4 cups mango sorbet
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mango pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Pink food coloring (as needed to achieve desired color)
  • For the Topping:
  • Whipped cream
  • Blue raspberry drink powder mix
  • Pink sanding sugar 

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Unicorn Frappuccino
     Kristina Vanni
  2. Prepare the syrup. In a small, microwave-safe bowl combine white chocolate chips with water and drink powder mix. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until melted and well combined. 

    Unicorn Frappuccino
     Kristina Vanni
  3. Drizzle the syrup on the inside of the serving cups in a wavy pattern. 

    Unicorn Frappuccino
     Kristina Vanni
  4. In the base of a high-speed blender, combine the mango sorbet, frozen mango pieces, and milk. Blend until smooth. Add the pink food coloring and blend until desired color is achieved.

    Unicorn Frappuccino
     Kristina Vanni
  5. Pour the pink sweet Frappuccino into the prepared serving cup. 

    Unicorn Frappuccino
     Kristina Vanni
  6. Top with whipped cream.

    Unicorn Frappuccino
     Kristina Vanni
  7. Sprinkle with more of the blue raspberry drink powder mix and with pink sanding sugar. (The blue raspberry drink powder mix will not seem blue at first, as soon as it hits the whipped cream it will begin to release the blue color.)

    Unicorn Frappuccino
     Kristina Vanni
  8. Serve immediately.