The Simple Way To Order Starbucks' Secret Menu Mint Chip Frappuccino

Starbucks' signature Frappuccinos are a delicious way to beat the summer heat, but the secret menu opens the doors to a whole world of blended drink possibilities. If you're a fan of mint chocolate chip ice cream or milkshakes, you may want to try the secret menu formula for the Mint Chip Frappuccino. 

To order it, as former Starbucks barista Monica MacDonald shared with Insider, you'll start with a grande Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino with no mocha syrup and add three scoops of matcha for that minty-green color (and a caffeine boost), along with three pumps of peppermint syrup. Adding these extras to the base frappe, which already has chocolate chips, results in a mint chocolate treat, perfect for St. Patrick's Day or any other time the craving hits.

Although the similar Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino came and went from the Starbucks menu after its 2017 debut, the Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino is still available, although not all stores keep the chocolate curls on hand, as is the Chocolate Java Mint Frappuccino, which features a chocolate-mint cookie crumble.

Enjoy peppermint treats year-round at Starbucks

Because peppermint is available year-round at Starbucks, you can create even more secret menu creations. For example, instead of starting with the Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino, opt for the Vanilla Bean version and add in java chips and peppermint syrup. You won't get that vibrant green color, but you'll still get all the minty, chocolatey flavors. Or, if you really want to get fancy, try ordering this minty concoction: A grande Matcha Crème Frappuccino with one pump of classic syrup, four pumps of peppermint syrup, two pumps of mocha sauce, and a cup lined with mocha sauce. Then add three scoops of vanilla bean powder and one scoop of protein powder, and top with whipped cream. You'll get a boost of caffeine, protein, and deliciousness.

When it comes to ordering custom Starbucks drinks, doing so in-person is important because the app and website don't allow for adding matcha scoops or other non-traditional add-ins.