Starbucks Has a Santa Claus Frappuccino on the Secret Menu—Here’s How to Order

Starbucks' secret menu Santa Claus Frappuccino will have you saying "ho ho ho!" at first sip.

The Starbucks secret menu has kept us satisfied all year long, but we’re really craving something sweet for the holidays. You don’t need to go caroling at the drive-thru to get your hands on the most festive concoctions Starbucks has to offer, like the Buddy the Elf Frappuccino and the Christmas Cookie Frappuccino. But is it really Christmas if we’re not paying homage the big guy himself?

Naughty or nice, everyone deserves a sip of this indulgent drink. The Santa Claus Frappuccino is the best gift we could ask for this Christmas.

How to Order a Santa Claus Frappuccino

This recipe comes to us from our friends at TotallytheBomb, who just can’t stop churning out the secret menu recipes this holiday season. Start your order off with a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino—the size is totally up to you. Next, ask your barista to cover the bottom of your cup with strawberry puree, then ask for another stripe of strawberry puree in the middle of the cup.

Finally, finish off your seasonal masterpiece with some whipped cream and red Christmas sprinkles. If your store doesn’t have the sprinkles just yet—they’re a holiday exclusive you likely won’t see until November—feel free to top this Frappuccino with whatever you like. We suggest a scoop of dried strawberries or a light mocha drizzle.

Keep Your Barista in Mind

Before you order this Frappuccino, you’ll want to have the recipe pulled up or memorized. Starbucks baristas aren’t trained on secret menu drinks, so if you ask for a Santa Claus Frappuccino by name, you’re bound to earn yourself some sideways looks. Carefully input your order via the mobile app, or go through the recipe step-by-step with your barista at the drive-thru.

And don’t worry about ending up on that barista pet peeves list—this is a relatively simple Frappuccino that doesn’t take too much extra effort. We don’t know about you, but we think it’s time to curl up fireside with a Santa Claus Frappuccino!

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Laurie Dixon
Having a passion for writing her whole life, Laurie joined the Taste of Home team to bring together her two favorite things—creative writing and food. She spends most of her time playing with her dog, drafting up short stories and, of course, trying out new recipes.