Starbucks Apple Pie Frappuccino

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This delicious treat is perfect for the fall season, but also perfect for those reminiscing autumn during hotter seasons. The Starbucks Apple Frappuccino has a simple recipe for each size and we’re going to give you the low-down.

  • Baristas will fill the first line with a cream base and then fill to the second line with apple juice.
  • Then, they add cinnamon dolce syrup.
  • If you’re only getting a tall, it will be 1 pump, 1.5 pumps for a grande and 2 pumps for a venti.

To make this even more of a sugary treat, the toppings are whipped cream and a caramel drizzle. It’s also optional to add a ground-up biscotti if you like a bit of texture in all that creaminess.

apple-pie-frappuccino-starbucksHow to order:

Some baristas may not have heard of this delicious treat, especially if they’re newer to the company and don’t work in a populated location. But we’ve got the skinny on how to order.

Simply show or tell the “apple pie” combination (this is key – do not order the actual name) to the barista and they’ll make it for you! You can also search on their site for other ingredients you may want to order with or substitute current ingredients. Starbucks is pretty open to ridiculous orders and if you’re a seasoned Starbucks customer, you may have an easier time ordering from their secret menu.

Other tips on ordering:

If you’re ordering off of the secret menu, it’s best to act as if it is so secret, none of the baristas know about it. This is essentially saying that you should order it as a “custom drink” rather than an item off of the secret menu. If you’re a new Starbucks customer, this tip is essential. Make sure to write down exactly what you want and order it by ingredient rather than the title. The key is to not stress out your barista and have them disheveled and confused on their own line of work. This tip allows you to get pretty creative with your drinks. They have all the ingredients, but they may not have the specific names the Internet creates for their beverages.

Calories and nutrition:

It sounds like it’s a crazy combination of calories and sugar, but it’s surprisingly not that many calories! According to MyFitnessPal, this apple pie treat is only 200 calories, but 46g of sugars and carbs. It does serve quite a bit of calcium and vitamin A, though. The reason for the amount of sugar is because apple juice takes up the majority of the drink.


The drink only costs an average of $3.31. That sounds almost too cheap for a Starbucks drink. Of course, the price goes up based on sizing. The taste is also extremely amazing.


Because of the apple juice, the contents of the drink melt rather quickly. If you have too much, it feels like you’ve eaten a whole apple pie at Thanksgiving, by yourself. This is why it’s recommended to only order a tall unless you’re sharing or saving for later by storing in a refrigerator. Do not leave out in car unless you want a melted mess with a lack of creamy ingredients.

Other ways to order:

Do you want a little bit of an extra taste to help offset the amount of apple pie? There are more ways to order the apple pie Frappuccino!

Types of syrups that can be added:

  • Vanilla syrup
  • White chocolate
  • Caramel

Doesn’t a vanilla apple pie Frappuccino sound delicious? We thought so, too. When ordering an extra amount of syrup onto this drink, you want to ask for 3 pumps of vanilla syrup (or whichever syrup you choose).

If you’re loving this recipe and don’t have the means to travel constantly to your nearest Starbucks, they also offer these ingredients in their online store! Talk about marketing done right.

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Have you ordered this delicious drink before? Let us know in the comments below and give future readers more tips on different ways to order!