I Tried the Starbucks Lemon Meringue Pie Frappuccino, and It’s Sweet as Can Be

Lemon + Frappuccino = YES.

We haven’t been able to stop thinking about Starbucks’ Lemon Meringue Frappuccino since it debuted in Malaysia last year. While the dreamy summer drink still hasn’t hit menus in the U.S., I followed this recipe from totallythebomb.com to order something similar—maybe even better—off the Starbucks secret menu.

While I tend to opt for espresso over fruity drinks, ordering a Starbucks Lemon Meringue Pie Frappuccino intrigued me. I mean, lemon bars are arguably one of my favorite desserts, and taking those same flavors and blending them into a cold, creamy drink sounds pretty good.

I was able to order the Lemon Meringue Pie Frappuccino at my local Starbucks using the recipe below. You should be able to order it as well.

How to Order a Starbucks Lemon Meringue Pie Frappuccino

Like the Raspberry Cheesecake Frappuccino and the Strawberry Cold Brew, the Lemon Meringue Pie Frappuccino is a secret menu drink, meaning you can only get it if you know the recipe. Next time you stop at Starbucks, here’s what you’ll ask for to order:

  • Grande Vanilla Bean Frappuccino, breve—this means it’s made with half-and-half cream instead of whole milk
  • Lemonade filled to the cup’s halfway mark
  • Two pumps of funnel cake syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Caramel crunch topping

When I ordered my drink, I also asked the barista to blend the lemonade in with the Frappuccino base to combine the flavors, versus just pouring the lemonade into the cup.

What I Thought After the First Sip

The recipe is a bit of a mouthful, and asking for lemonade at a coffee shop definitely feels wrong, especially for someone who is loyal to lattes. The Lemon Meringue Pie Frappuccino surprised me though—it’s delicious!

It’s definitely on the sweeter side, but this Frappuccino tastes exactly like lemon meringue pie. It’s extra creamy, thanks to being made breve, and the lemonade is tangy yet not at all sour. What really makes this drink, in my opinion, is the funnel cake syrup—the caramel, doughnut-like flavor blends smoothly with the lemonade and vanilla, making this Frappuccino a lemon dessert lover’s dream.

Keep in mind that ordering the Lemon Meringue Pie Frappuccino means you want a drink with zero coffee taste. The Vanilla Bean Frappuccino doesn’t have any coffee in it, since it’s made with a cream base. For the customer that loves fruity, frozen drinks, this is worth a try on your next visit!

Looking for more lemon flavors for your summer menu? Try out this copycat Starbucks lemon loaf recipe!

Hannah Twietmeyer
Hannah is a writer and content creator based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a passion for all things food, health, community and lifestyle. She is a journalism graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a previous dining and drink contributor for Madison Magazine.