Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino took social media by storm in April 2017 (“the most instagrammable drink”).
The Unicorn Frappuccino was not available in the UK and, after watching videos of people in the US trying the drink and mostly being disappointed by the fact it was laden with sugar, I came up with a healthy and no sugar version. Enjoy!
DIY Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Healthy Recipe Ingredients
6 tablespoons coconut milk
100 gr frozen raspberries
juice of 1/2 lemon
Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Healthy Recipe Video
Peel the mango and cut half of it into cubes. Add the juice of half a lemon to the mango and transfer everything into a saucepan: cook on a medium heat for five minutes, stirring regularly. The mango will be ready when it becomes soft and starts to break down when you push the mango pieces with a spoon.
In a blender, pour 4 tablespoons of coconut milk (save 2 tablespoons for the topping) with the frozen raspberries. Make sure you use the thickest part of the coconut milk, not the watery part. It will take a few minutes to break down the raspberries. If you prefer a smoother consistency, pass the smoothie through a strainer.
Cool the cooked mango. Puree it into a blender for a couple of minutes until smooth.
Assemble the smoothie by layering a tablespoon of mango puree on the bottom of a tall glass, then pour over the raspberry and coconut shake, then spoon over the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut milk you set aside.
If you want to, you can decorate with edible sprinkles and glitter to make it more appealing and more similar to the commercial drink. I personally wouldn’t recommend using food colourings like in the original recipe but if you wanted to have a bit of fun in the kitchen you could add them to the drink.
This smoothie would be perfect for breakfast as it’s a great source of energy and will make you feel full for quite a while.
Wait… What About The Blue Stuff In The Unicorn Frappuccino?
If you want to make your own blue syrup and powder like the original Unicorn Frappuccino you can choose natural food colours such as spirulina (blue/green algae) powder or blue matcha tea powder, but it’s quite difficult to find. Talking of spirulina: according to the nutritional information of Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino, the blue colour comes from spirulina, but please also note that the drink itself, if you order a Grande (16oz), contains a staggering 59 grams of sugar! (Source: Metro)
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Bonus Video: DIY Boozy Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino
OK, I admit it, this recipe is NOT healthy, not vegan, not sugarfree and even dares to have alcohol in it! But just in case you fancy a naughty treat, here, how to make a DIY BOOZY MIDNIGHT MINT MOCHA FRAPPUCCINO:
100 ml coffee
50 gr dark chocolate
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 capful vanilla extract
1-2 capfuls mint extract