How Is Starbucks Secret Menu Twix Frappuccino Made?

Secret menus pop up across the spectrum of nationwide restaurants, fast-food venues, and high-end coffee chains. If you guessed that Starbucks is on trend with the intrigue of exclusive "insider" drink concoctions, you'd be right. Some may say the high-end coffee giant, or its customers even led the way. Regardless, some of the secrets are not quite as "secret" anymore, including how baristas make the fan-fave Twix Frappuccino.

The Twix frozen coffee combination is hardly alone in the world of insider Frappuccino treats. Good Housekeeping reveals that many Starbucks secret menu items come from viral TikTok videos or other creative home drink-meisters, so the potential parade of Frap creations is endless. Some carry pop-culture themes such as the Butterbeer Frappuccino based on the "Harry Potter" films while others spring from enduring generational candies and cereals, including Skittles, Cap'n Crunch, and Fruity Pebbles. The drinks don't actually contain the named items but attempt to mimic the flavors.

Some customers have cracked the Twix Frappuccino code, including how to order it at any Starbucks location. The drink — like others on the secret menu — isn't an official Starbucks drink, so it's important to arrive at the counter or drive-thru with the proper amount of ordering information. 

Know your ingredients

Many Starbucks venues will know what to do if you simply order a Twix Frappuccino — but don't count on it. High name recognition doesn't mean every barista will get it right. Glamour reveals the generally accepted ingredients in the Twix Frappuccino, which begin with ordering a classic Caramel Frappuccino from the established Starbucks menu. Then the fun begins.

Kindly ask your busy barista to add one or two pumps of caramel syrup, depending on your sweet tooth, and a similar amount of hazelnut syrup. Next up on the request list is java chips, sometimes referred to as mocha chips, which are typically a staple ingredient at Starbucks stores. Then, the grand finale is drizzling caramel and mocha over the top. Whipped cream is at your discretion, but some Twix Frappuccino devotees would likely give a thumbs-down on that.

Hack the Menu provides the same advice for ordering a Twix Frappuccino, suggesting that you make it easier on yourself (and the barista) by printing out the instructions. They also give instructions for ordering 30 popular secret-menu Frappuccinos, including ones mimicking raspberry cheesecake, cake batter, cinnamon rolls, biscotti, cotton candy, and Ferrero Rocher chocolates.

Feel free to experiment on your own; Starbucks will likely accommodate most concoction requests. You might want to start with the mini Frappuccino size to save some cash while perfecting your new favorite frozen treat.