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An Instagrammable Mermaid Frappuccino


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You can add this mermaid frappuccino to your collection of mythical drink recipes because it’s so good! Super cute drink idea for birthday parties, weekend fun, or a way to save money by creating tasty drinks at home.

There’s no denying that this drink is unique and fun. If you’re a mermaid fan, you HAVE to add this to your “must-have” radar. Who needs a Starbucks barista when you can do this easy mermaid frappuccino recipe yourself? Be certain to check out our Adorable Donut Hole recipe to pair up with this simple treat.

a mermaid frappuccino in a glass next to a black and white cloth on a wood table

Sweet and Simple Mermaid Frappuccino

Every time I scroll through my Instagram feed, I always seem to find a post of an aesthetic drink. Well, this mermaid frappuccino is the most Instagram-worthy frappe yet! The layers of colors really make it pop!

I love making frappes, especially fun and colorful ones like this. It doesn’t really take a professional to make this homemade mermaid frappuccino recipe. I made this and it looks so good! All you really need to do is follow all these simple steps, and you’re one step closer to becoming a Starbucks barista right in your own home!

Why We Love This Recipe

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Ingredients / Shopping List

  • Ice      
  • Matcha Green Tea Powder      
  • Fresh blackberries      
  • White chocolate      
  • Vanilla bean paste      
  • Milk or cream      
  • Sugar     
  • Mango
ingredients needed to make a mermaid frappuccino

Substitutions and Additions

Mango: Instead of mangoes, some people like to put dragon fruit instead for garnishing.

White chocolate: If you’re going more for the original Starbucks mermaid frappuccino look, then try rimming your cup with matcha sauce instead of white chocolate. 

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

  • Blender
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing cup
  • Mixing bowl
  • Stirrer
  • Microwave
  • Spoon 

How to Make Mermaid Frappuccino

Step 1

Begin by getting two separate bowls for your ice. Put 2 cups of ice in each bowl. This step is essential to make it easier for you to add in your ingredients once you start the process. You will be using the two separate batches of ice on two different procedures. 

Step 2

Then, get two separate cups for the milk. You will also be dividing your milk in half because it will be used in different procedures. Put 1 cup of milk in each cup.

ice in 2 glass bowls

Step 3

In a mixing cup, add the first half portion of milk and 1 ½ tbsp sugar. Stir it so that the sugar will lightly dissolve. Then, add ½ tsp vanilla bean paste and the matcha green tea powder to your mixing cup. Stir again to make sure everything is well incorporated, and you get out the best flavors from your ingredients. 

blending the ingredients to make a mermaid frappuccino

Step 4

In a blender, add the matcha milk mixture to the first half portion of the ice. Set the blender at high speed to make sure that everything is smoothly combined. Set this mixture aside first by pouring it back into a mixing cup. You will need that blender again, so make sure to get every last bit of that matcha mixture out of the blender. 

matcha mixture in a glass

 Step 5

Put the white chocolate chips in a bowl and melt them in the microwave. Start by microwaving them in 30-second increments to ensure that you do not overheat your white chocolate chips. Stir in between each increment to avoid clumps and see if you have the right consistency. Your white chocolate shouldn’t be too runny nor too thick. 

a spoon of melted white chocolate above a bowl of melted white chocolate

 Step 6

In a separate mixing cup, slowly add 2 tablespoons of your melted white chocolate to the remaining ½ portion of milk and add in the remaining sugar and remaining vanilla bean paste as well. Stir to dissolve sugar lightly and to incorporate everything together. 

 Step 7

Get your blender again and make sure it is clean of the matcha mixture so its colors won’t blend. Add in the blackberries, white chocolate milk mixture, and the remaining ½ portion of ice. Blend everything in a high-speed setting until you get a smooth and thick consistency. 

the purple part of a mermaid frappuccino in a glass

 Step 8

Get your glass and rim it with the remaining white chocolate to achieve that mermaid fantasy vibe. Then, alternately spoon portions of the blackberry ice and matcha ice into the glass to have a beautiful layer of colors.

Step 9

To finish everything up, slice up a piece of mango to add on top of your drink as garnishing. 

Step 10

Stick your favorite reusable straw in, and enjoy!

a mermaid frappuccino in a glass next to a striped cloth on a wood table

Add-Ins

Not all recipes are similar. This is my version of the Instagram-famous mermaid frappe, but you’re free to add in whatever you like. For your convenience, I already made a list of the most frequently added ingredients in this frappe: 

  • Whipped cream
  • Matcha drizzle
  • White mocha sauce
  • Toasted coconut syrup
  • Dragonfruit

Tips

  • If you want to add a bit more magic to your drink, try adding some colorful sanding sugars or some edible glitters on top of your drink. Nothing will really change in terms of flavor, but it will surely make your drink look more mouth-watering.
  • For a thicker frappuccino consistency, try reducing your ice or adding a bit of xanthan gum instead when you start blending. 
  • Use a decaf matcha powder if you don’t want caffeine in your drink. There are decaffeinated matcha powders that you can buy in the market. 
a mermaid frappuccino in a glass next to a cloth on a wood table

FAQs

What is the mermaid frappuccino?

The mermaid frappuccino is part of the Starbucks secret menu. It is basically like the Pokemon Go Frappuccino minus the raspberry syrup. Some people also like to add a drizzle of toasted coconut matcha sauce which is part of the mermaid frappuccino original recipe. If you are an avid fan of matcha and sweet drinks, this is the perfect drink for you. 

What is in the mermaid frappuccino?

For the most part, it is made up of a vanilla bean frappuccino base, blended blackberries, and matcha. Basically, a cup of magic!

Is it easy to make the mermaid frappuccino?

Yes! If you follow the simple steps above, you’ll be enjoying your homemade mermaid frappuccino in no time. It just looks very complicated because of how beautiful it looks, but trust me; it doesn’t take a professional barista to make one of these.

a mermaid frappuccino in a glass next to a black and white cloth on a wood table

More Delicious Copycat Recipes

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Mermaid Frappuccino Recipe

This copycat drink recipe is such a simple and easy recipe to make at home.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 776 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups ice      
  • 2 tbsp Matcha Green Tea Powder    
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries     
  • 4 tbsp white chocolate      
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste     
  • 2 cups milk or cream      
  • 3 tbsp sugar     
  • Mango for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Begin by getting two separate bowls for your ice. Put 2 cups of ice in each bowl.
  • Then, get two separate cups for the milk. Put 1 cup of milk in each cup.
  • In a mixing cup, add the first half portion of milk and 1 ½ tbsp sugar. Stir it so that the sugar will lightly dissolve. Then, add ½ tsp vanilla bean paste and the matcha green tea powder to your mixing cup. Stir again to make sure everything is well incorporated.
  • In a blender, add the matcha milk mixture to the first half portion of the ice. Set the blender at high speed. Set this mixture aside first by pouring it back into a mixing cup. 
  • Put the white chocolate chips in a bowl and melt them in the microwave. Start by microwaving them in 30-second increments to ensure that you do not overheat your white chocolate chips. Stir in between each increment.
  • In a separate mixing cup, slowly add 2 tablespoons of your melted white chocolate to the remaining ½ portion of milk and add in the remaining sugar and remaining vanilla bean paste as well. Stir to dissolve sugar lightly.
  • Get your blender again and add in the blackberries, white chocolate milk mixture, and the remaining ½ portion of ice. Blend everything in a high-speed setting until you get a smooth and thick consistency. 
  • Grab a glass and rim it with the remaining white chocolate to achieve that mermaid fantasy vibe. Then, alternately spoon portions of the blackberry ice and matcha ice into the glass to have a beautiful layer of colors.
  • To finish everything up, slice up a piece of mango to add on top of your drink as garnishing. 

Nutrition

Calories: 776kcalCarbohydrates: 97gProtein: 19gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 311mgPotassium: 814mgFiber: 1gSugar: 98gVitamin A: 808IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 698mgIron: 1mg
Keyword frappuccino
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