Starbucks Horchata Frappuccino

Cool down with a copycat Starbucks Horchata Frappuccino any time of the year with this recipe.

homemade Starbucks horchata frappuccino in a glass

Starbucks has a large line-up of frappuccino drinks. Some are seasonal, like the smores frappuccino, and some are offered year-round. Ones like their caramel, vanilla bean and double chocolate chip frappuccinos are offered all the time. I know you are going to find the Starbucks Horchata Frappuccino completely refreshing, and it happens to be dairy-free.

Recently Starbucks introduced a new frappuccino to their menu – the horchata frappuccino! Horchata is a traditional Mexican drink made with rice and cinnamon. The rice is steeped overnight in water to create the base of the drink. It is rich, creamy and so refreshing served over ice.

top of a horchata frappuccino

Although this frappuccino is named after the rice drink, Starbucks says it is “inspired” by horchata and not a copycat drink recipe. They do not use rice in their version and instead of milk use almond milk in the mix. The almond milk creates an almost rice-like flavor and makes this frappuccino dairy-free!

Since the Starbucks Horchata Frappuccino drink recipe does not use rice, it is easy to make at home whenever you want! You may even have most of the ingredients in your home. The almond milk may be the only thing that some would have to buy since it’s the most unique ingredient in the recipe.

This frappuccino is great for anyone who enjoys the cinnamon dolce latte drink that Starbucks offers. It uses the same syrup to create the horchata inspired flavor. You can make the syrup at home and always have it on hand. The recipe below makes more then you will need for the frappuccino, so be sure to save it for later!

horchata frappuccino topped with whipped cream and cinnamon

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homemade Starbucks horchata frappuccino in a glass

Starbucks Horchata Frappuccino

The Starbucks Horchata is a refreshing drink you just have to try.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Starbucks Horchata Frappuccino, Starbucks Recipes
Servings: 1
Calories: 494kcal


To make the cinnamon dolce syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

To make the drink

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream you can use just ice
  • 3-4 tablespoons cinnamon dolce syrup
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


Syrup Directions

  • In a small saucepan, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together. Add the water and simmer for 5 minutes, or until it coats the back of a spoon. Remove, allow to cool and store in an airtight container.

Drink Directions

  • In a blender, combine all the drink ingredients. Blend until smooth. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon, if desired.


Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 466mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 72g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Calcium: 469mg | Iron: 2.2mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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