The 10 Best Starbucks Secret Menu Items—and How to Order Them

It doesn't matter if you're a coffee snob who sticks by the caffeinated classics or loves indulging your sweet tooth with your frosty beverages of choice, there's something on the menu for everyone at Starbucks—even if it's not actually listed on the menu.

If you're a Starbucks superfan, there's a good chance you've already heard of their ever-so-elusive "secret menu," but whether or not you've heard of it, you're sure to find something on this list to suit your specific taste.

The tricky part is in actually ordering your secret menu drink, as there technically is no hidden "menu" that all baristas are familiar with. That's why we've gone ahead and made it easy for you, as we've listed out the best Starbucks secret menu items for you here alongside how to order each one. Let's start off with:

1. Butterbeer Frappuccino

Whether you're a big-time Harry Potter fan who's always wanted to stroll along the streets of Hogsmeade sipping on one of these frosty beverages or just love how the flavors sound together, you can order this Starbucks secret menu item by asking for a Vanilla Crème Frappuccino with:

  • 3 pumps caramel syrup
  • 3 pumps toffee nut syrup
  • Topped with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle

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2. Ferrero Rocher Frappuccino

If chocolate is a little more your style when it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth, you'll adore how this secret menu item tastes just like our favorite Nutella-filled, golden-wrapped delight. Once you arrive at your nearest Starbucks, start by ordering a Chocolate Crème Frappuccino, then add:

  • 2 to 3 pumps of mocha syrup (to your personal taste/drink size)
  • 1 to 2 pumps of hazelnut syrup
  • Top with hazelnut drizzle if available (chocolate will do if not)

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3. Purple Drink

The "Pink Drink" may have officially found its way onto the Starbucks menu after being a secret menu staple for ages, but its purple counterpart is slightly less common (but no less delicious). For this fruity delight, start by ordering a Passion Iced Tea with:

  • Soy milk (or the slightly less creamy coconut milk)
  • Vanilla syrup to taste
  • Berries mixed in

 

Also read about: This Is Your Guide to Starbucks' Milks and How They Enhance Your Beverages

 

4. Raspberry Caramel Macchiato

For those who like something that brings the best of both worlds (fruity and decadent) but still has a kick of caffeine, the raspberry caramel macchiato is the secret menu item for you. You can order this one by asking for a Caramel Macchiato, but with:

  • Raspberry syrup subbed for the vanilla syrup

 

5. S'mores Hot Chocolate

If you're a hot drink fan, don't worry—we've got Starbucks secret menu items for you, too. This one is a warm and cozy classic that will have you feeling as toasty as the marshmallows you taste. That's right, we're talking s'mores. To order this one, all you have to do is start with a hot chocolate (or Chocolate Crème Frappuccino if you must have it cold), then ask for:

  • 1 pump cinnamon syrup
  • 1 pump toffee nut syrup
  • Blend if cold or mix if hot with cream, chocolate sauce, biscuit bits, and marshmallows

 

Also read about: 7 Delicious S'mores-Flavored Treats We're Loving This Summer

 

6. Pumpkin Pie Frappuccino

When fall finally rolls around, give your taste buds the treat they deserve with this perfectly autumnal delight (even if it is still August when Starbucks starts rolling out the pumpkin, we won't judge). For this Thanksgiving-worthy treat, order a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino with:

  • 1 to 2 pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup (for a grande)
  • Whipped cream blended in
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Topped with cinnamon dolce sprinkles

 

Also read about: Why Starbucks' New Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew Is Superior to the Pumpkin Spice Latte

 

7. Sour Patch Kid Drink

If you prefer your sips cold, but without the potential brain freeze, then this TikTok famous secret menu drink might be just the thing for you. A non-blended but ever-so-colorful drink, the Sour Patch Kid Drink starts with a venti lemonade and ends with:

  • 6 pumps of raspberry syrup (if you don't want such a sugar rush, opt for half the pumps—it's named after a candy for a reason)
  • Strawberry puree

 

8. Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino

Who needs the Cheesecake Factory when you could get your fix right from your local Starbucks? This ultra-dreamy drink is a Starbucks secret menu classic, and it's worth the semi-complicated order. For a grande size, start with a White Mocha Frappuccino, then add:

  • 1 pump hazelnut syrup
  • 1 pump raspberry syrup
  • Caramel crunch topping added both at the bottom and on top
  • Light strawberry puree on top of the whipped cream

 

9. Thin Mint Frappuccino

There are plenty of Girl Scout cookie-inspired items on the Starbucks secret menu, but we think this refreshing delight is simply one of the best. Plus, you can order way past the end of Girl Scout cookie season—it's as easy as ordering a grande Double Chocolatey Chip Frappuccino with:

  • An extra pump of mocha (the crème Frappuccino already comes with plenty of mocha sauce, so just one extra will do)
  • Two pumps of peppermint syrup
  • Mocha Cookie Crumble topping on top of the whipped cream
  • Matcha powder on top as well if you want an extra pop of minty color (optional)

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10. Snickerdoodle Macchiato

While many of the drinks on this list of the best Starbucks secret menu items will give you an energy boost based more on sugar than any actual caffeine, this one is for the actual coffee lovers and dessert lovers alike. The caramel snickerdoodle macchiato emulates our favorite soft-baked cookie while satisfying our need for caffeine, and all you need to do to order it is get an Iced Soy Caramel Macchiato (upside down, so the espresso should be on top) and have your barista add:

  • 1 to 2 pumps of vanilla syrup
  • 1 to 2 pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup
  • Top with some extra cinnamon powder or crunch pieces if you want (optional)

 

If this list gave you a sugar rush just from reading it, just wait until you taste these Starbucks secret menu items!

While we've laid out the best of the best here, you can always create your own by knowing which syrups and toppings to ask for—and if you're more the DIY at home type, you can try to recreate a newer menu classic by clicking HERE for our recipe for the apple crisp macchiato.