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Copycat Starbucks Grasshopper Frappuccino

If you like cool minty beverages, you are going to love this Copycat Starbucks Grasshopper Frappuccino. It’s thick, creamy, and oh yes, minty. I hope you enjoy this frappe as much as I do.

I have a confession: I’m the biggest Starbucks fan of all time. I’ve probably tasted every single Frappuccino on the menu, but because it can cost a pretty penny buying their delectable frappes on a regular basis, I decided to do my best to make copycat Starbucks recipes at home.

From frappes and lattes to their baked goods like this Copycat Starbucks Iced Lemon Loaf.  It’s totally divine tasting yet it’s an easy recipe to make at home.

Now getting back to this Frappuccino.

Copycat Starbucks Frappes are actually really simple and easy to make at home, let alone much more affordable.

You can enjoy anytime you’re craving one.

There are so many to choose from, but the one I’m sharing today is from Starbucks Secret Menu. I’ll explain what that is in just a bit.

What is a Starbucks Grasshopper Frappuccino?

The Starbucks Grasshopper Frappuccino is a similar to a creamy Matcha Frappuccino with added peppermint syrup and mocha (or chocolate chips), then drizzled with chocolate syrup. Doesn’t that sound so delicious? Well, it really is.

The “Secret Menu” What’s That?

So here’s the scoop on the Starbucks Secret Menu as told to me by one of the lovely and sweet Baristas that took the time to explain it to me.

Basically, it’s any drink, hot or cold on the regular Starbucks menu with a few changes made to that specific drink. You won’t see anything that says “Secret Menu” though.

Let’s take the recipe I’m sharing with you today. A Copycat Starbucks Grasshopper Frappuccino. The original recipe is made from a Starbucks Frappuccino recipe called  

Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino

Click the green link above and it will take you right to the original frappe.

The original matcha green tea is a great pick-me-up frappe during the day.

I did however change the original just a little after talking to yet another sweet Barista at Starbucks.

The addition is vanilla ice cream. This makes the matcha green tea frappe thick like the original and tastes really, really close to one you get at Starbucks.

Maybe you’re wondering what is matcha?

Here’s the answer…

Matcha is a high-grade green tea ground into a powdered form. Traditionally consumed in East Asia, it centers around the preparation, serving, and drinking of the hot tea. The green tea powder can be whisked into hot water, instead of steeped to form a frothy drink. Now available all over the world, matcha is used in all different kinds of beverages, such as lattes, smoothies, frappes, as well as salad dressings and even ice cream. Now that you know what matcha is, check out the full recipe for a Copycat Starbucks Grasshopper Frappuccino and an original Match Green Tea Frappuccino. Both are so delicious and refreshing.

So, now you know a few more details about Starbucks drinks. I hope you check out all my Starbucks Copycat recipes right here on my blog. Hoping you all love them like me!  

Copycat Starbucks Grasshopper Frappuccino

Yields: 1 Large/Grande

One Large/Grande has about 265 calories and totally worth it!

At A Glance, Here Are The Ingredients Needed For a Starbucks Grasshopper Frappuccino

  • cold milk
  • fresh ice cubes
  • powdered matcha tea  (This is the brand I used for the two matcha frappes)
  • sweetener of choice
  • peppermint syrup (This is the brand I used)
  • dry pudding mix
  • aerosol whipped cream
  • chocolate syrup
  • mini chocolate or mocha chips
  • full printable recipe with amounts are below in the recipe box

Just getting started

Loving the vibrant green color, which is all natural

Almost ready

Put a straw in and sip away

How to Make a Starbucks Grasshopper Frappuccino

Here’s the easy and simple directions:

  1. Blend milk and ice first.
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients up to the whipped cream.
  3. Blend again until creamy and thick.
  4. Drizzle some chocolate syrup on the inside of the cup and a little on the bottom.
  5. Pour into a tall glass then top with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and mini chips.
  6. Full printable recipe with amounts are below in the recipe box.

Enjoy the pepperminty deliciousness

Wait! Before leaving, here are a few more frappes for you to check out.

Starbucks S’mores Frappuccino

Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino

To See Even More Copycat Starbucks Frappes And Lattes, Go To The Search Bar, Upper Right. Put In Starbucks. Lots And Lots Will Pop Up!

Print This Copycat Starbucks Grasshopper Frappuccino

Copycat Starbucks Grasshopper Frappuccino

For a most delicious refreshing frappe with a combo of chocolate and mint. This is the recipe to see. Enjoy!

Course breakfast, brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword Starbucks, Copycat Starbucks, Matcha, Starbucks Grasshopper Frappuccino, Frappe, Frappuccino
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Large/Grande
Author Pam,


  • 1 cup very cold milk, whole milk, 2 % and almond milk all work. I used almond milk for this recipe.
  • 3/4 cup ice cubes, make sure it's fresh for best taste
  • 1 1/2 - 2 tsp matcha green tea powder, whole milk, 2 % and almond milk all work. found at Whole Foods, Amazon, and even Walmart.
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar or sugar substitute such as Splenda, Stevia. You can use Agave too. (If using a sugar substitute, start with a small amount first)
  • 1 tbsp  dry vanilla pudding
  • 1/4 -1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-6 pumps peppermint syrup, Starbucks makes their own to purchase or found in the grocery stores with other syrups like vanilla or hazelnut syrups. Amazon too.
  • aerosol whipped cream for topping
  • 1 tbsp semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, I used mini chips
  • 1-2 tbsp chocolate syrup, I used Hershey dark chocolate syrup


  1. Blend milk and ice first. Add in the rest of the ingredients up to the whipped cream. Blend again until creamy and thick. Drizzle some chocolate syrup on the inside of the cup and a little on the bottom. Pour into a tall glass then top with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and mini chips.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you make this frappe along with the others. I love saving money and totally love how delicious each and every frappe turns out. Pop on over again soon. There’s so many different recipes to see and new ones going up too.

Bye for now…

Note: highlighted ingredients are ones I used for this recipe. It’s only a suggestion.

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