17 Unique Limited-Edition Starbucks Frappuccinos®

Let’s take a look back at some of the most unusual and deliciously creamy limited-edition drinks the coffee brand had to offer.

1. Birthday Cake Frappuccino®

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In celebration of the first Frappuccino®, Starbucks announced its 20th birthday with their annual Birthday Cake Frappuccino®. You can expect to sip a blend of vanilla bean and hazelnut with pink whipped cream.

Lifespan: One week every spring since 2015 (U.S. and Canada)

2. Matcha Earl Grey Jelly Frappuccino®

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You get your green tea, an Earl Grey tea jelly layer, and you can’t forget that whipped cream. Oh! And it’s topped with some Matcha powder! Were you lucky enough to try one of these?

Lifespan: Summer 2017 (Asia)

3. Unicorn Frappuccino®

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Have you ever heard of a sour unicorn? Apparently, Starbucks has. This drink starts off sweet and ends up being sour. The drink is blended pink with a blue yogurt drizzle and if you give it a swirl, it turns purple! Topped with whipped cream and colorful fairy powders. Did you believe?

Lifespan: April 19-23, 2017 (United States, Canada, and Mexico)

4. Double Double Fudge Bar Frappuccino®

Oh, fudge. That’s all you get. Add some mocha sauce, vanilla syrup, a little coffee, a bit of milk, and finish with chocolatey whipped cream.

Lifespan: Summer 2016 (U.S. and Canada)

5. Cotton Candy Créme Frappuccino®

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You would think that this drink would be a little bit more creative. But alas, this is just a vanilla bean Frappuccino® with some raspberry syrup. I will be taking this to candy land.

Lifespan: Summer 2015 (U.S. and Canada)

6. Irish Cream Coffee Pudding Frappuccino®

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What’s not in here? You have your coffee pudding base (okay…?) which is infused with a rich Irish Cream flavor. Gotta top this one with fluffy espresso whipped cream and espresso powder. If you aren’t awake after this drink, it’s probably because it gave you a heart attack.

Lifespan: Summer 2017 (Asia)

7. Christmas Tree Frappuccino®

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If you were lucky enough to sip on this drink, you probably remember the mocha and peppermint blended with milk and topped with matcha and whipped cream for the tree effect. But wait, there’s more. It also had caramel drizzle, candied cranberries, and a strawberry garnish.

Lifespan: December 7-11. 2017 (U.S. and Canada)

8. Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino®

Photo by Starbucks

Best of both worlds. You get the dark mocha and white chocolate mocha topped with Starbuck’s signature whipped cream and a drizzle of mocha sauce with dark chocolate curls to match.

Lifespan: December 26, 2016-January 1, 2017 (U.S. and Canada)

9. Chocolatey Banana Cocoa Frappuccino®

This one is just like it sounds…or is it? You have your chocolate drink, but it’s covered in whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and crumbled banana sponge cake. Oh, and the pieces of banana? Yeah, they’re roasted and doused in sugar. Now all you have to decide is, white or dark chocolate?

Lifespan: Winter 2017 (Japan)

10. Berry Prickly Pear Frappuccino®

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There is so much going on in this drink. Are you ready? Mango blended creme is poured over a prickly fruit puree and strawberry, hibiscus, and lime. Then there’s ANOTHER layer of berry prickly puree. Got all that?

Lifespan: Summer 2017 (U.S. and Canada)

11. Zombie Frappuccino®

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This green monster drink is made up of tart apple and caramel with pink “brains” whipped cream. Can’t forget the red mocha drizzle for the extra spooky effect. Is it too early to bring this one back already?

Lifespan: October 26-31. 2017 (U.S. and Canada)

12. American Cherry Pie Frappuccino®

Inspired by cherry pie à la mode, this dessert drink is made up of a vanilla creme base, pie crumbles, cherry compote and whipped cream. Instead of a lid, you can find a dome-shaped pie crust on top of this sweet drink.

Lifespan: Spring 2017 (Japan)

13. Fruitcake Frappuccino®

Photo by Starbucks

If you like fruitcake, listen up. Look in this drink and you will see hazelnut creme, dried fruit, cinnamon, whipped cream, caramel dots, and matcha. Yum? I’ll leave that part up to you.

Lifespan: December 15-18, 2016 (U.S. and Canada)

14. Strawberry Shortcake Frappuccino®

Okay, I can get down with this one. Strawberry puree, graham cracker crumbles, cheesecake inspired whipped cream, and a swirl of strawberry sauce. I’ll take twenty.

Lifespan: August 27-September 7, 2015 (U.S. and Canada)

15. Cantaloupe Melon and Creme Frappuccino®

Photo by Starbucks

Alright, this one looks amazing. You get your milk-flavored pannacotta and cantaloupe inclusions on the bottom, a mix of cantaloupe and melons in the middle, and whipped cream on top. What?! I need this right now.

Lifespan: Spring 2016 (Japan)

16. Banana Split Frappuccino®

Photo by Starbucks

Starting at the bottom, this drink has strawberry whipped cream, banana, and a mocha creme blend, vanilla whipped cream, mocha drizzle, and sprinkled waffle pieces on top. If this doesn’t scream summer, I don’t know what will.

Lifespan: Summer 2017 (Asia)

17. Crystal Ball Frappuccino®

Photo by Instagram/@happytummy_702

The most recent drink you have probably heard of is this one. With its peachy flavor and different colored gems (that tell your future), this yummy dessert was sure to wow.

Lifespan: March 22-26, 2018 (United States, Canada, and Mexico)

Watch us attempt a sweet and unique drink of our own below!

Were you lucky enough to try one of these?

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