Starbucks Zombie Frappuccino Review

by brandiann

For all those Ghouls and Gals …

Starbucks recently launched a Zombie inspired frappuccino, of course I had jump on that bandwagon. Not only am I a fan of all things Halloween, but also a Walking Dead fan! I completely missed the unicorn drink train this past Spring I knew I couldn’t miss out this time. This special promotion ran for a limited time, October 26 through Halloween {while supplies lasted}.

Hype began with the release of an ad just days leading up, featuring a zombie hand clutching a bright green drink with hints of red and topped with pink whipped cream! The drink consisted of a Frappuccino crème base complimented with caramel and apple powders. The pink whipped cream topping gave the appearance of brains – which of course zombies LOVE to eat! The magic is created when the red mocha drizzle is added and gives the look of blood dripping down the entire beverage.

First impressions – YUMMY! This drink had me at caramel apple! It was the perfect combination of sour apple and sweet caramel. I was pleasantly surprised and would likely order again if it was available!

I put together a DIY recipe for you guys!


DIY Starbucks Inspired ZOMBIE FRAPP

Serves: 1
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • whipped cream
  • pink + purple + red + green food coloring
  • 1/2 cup thrive market organic coffee
  • 1/4 cup rapunzel organic cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of organic sugar
  • dash of salt
  • pint of halo top vanilla bean ice cream
  • bragg organic apple cider
  • sweetleaf - sweet drops caramel



Put the whipped cream in a bowl and add some pink and purple food coloring and mix. Pour into a ziplock bag (with icing tip) and stick into the freezer for 1 hour.

Mocha Drizzle

Pour 1/2 cup of coffee, 1/4 cup of cocoa powder and 1 cup of sugar into a sauce pan and heat until it reaches a syrup consistency.

Remove from heat - while cooling add a sprinkle of salt and mix in the red food coloring.

Caramel Apple Frappè

Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a cup or so of apple cider, lots of ice and a splash of caramel creamer and green food coloring into a blender and blend.



Items needed: Ziplock Bag with Icing tip or Icing Bag • Ice • Cup

Here’s how the drink ranked:

I gave the design score and 8 because the green color threw me off a bit when it came to zombies and put me more in the mind of frankenstein. All in all, I think the Zombie frappuccino was delicious, visually appealing and creative!


Surely, it’s a drink for the undead! Muwahaha


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