Can You Order A Frappuccino Without Coffee?


A frappuccino is a delicious treat for both coffee and non-coffee lovers with countless flavors and plausible customizations to suit everyone.

A frappuccino that has no coffee is an excellent choice to savor the rich and diverse flavors whenever you want to stay away from coffee.

Can you order a frappuccino without coffee at Starbucks?

Yes, you can order a frappuccino without coffee at Starbucks by choosing a creme frappuccino. You may want to avoid creme frappuccinos with chocolate or tea as although they have no coffee they contain caffeine. Vanilla bean creme and caramel ribbon crunch creme frappuccinos are excellent caffeine-free options.

How to order a non-coffee frappuccino
Starbucks creme frappuccino has no coffee

What is a Frappuccino (Frap)?

Frappuccino, a popular trademark of Starbucks, is a cold blend of milk, ice, and a creme or coffee base. Other optional ingredients such as coffee, toppings, and syrups are added for flavor.

What Is A Frappuccino Without Coffee (Creme Frappuccino)

Creme frappuccino is a frappuccino that has no coffee. Although crème frappuccinos have no coffee, some contain caffeine and they include

  • Double Chocolatey chip crème – 15mg caffeine per 16oz
  • Chocolate cookie crumble crème – 15mg caffeine per 16oz
  • Chai crème frappuccino – 40mg caffeine per 16oz
  • Matcha green tea crème – 70mg caffeine per 16oz

Starbucks crème frappuccinos without caffeine include

  • Vanilla bean crème
  • White chocolate crème frappuccino
  • Strawberry frappuccino
  • Caramel ribbon crunch crème
  • Smoked butterscotch crème

What Does A Frappuccino Contain?

To better understand what exactly is in your frappuccino let’s compare creme frappuccino and regular frappuccino

Creme Frappuccino IngredientsCoffee Frappuccino Ingredients
1.Creme base. Regular base that is sweetened with sugarCoffee base. Regular and lighter bases available. The lighter base has about half the calories in the regular option per pump
2.MilkMilk
3.Flavors such as syrups and saucesFlavors such as syrups and sauces
4.IceIce
5.Toppings such as whip cream, syrup drizzle, and dry toppingsToppings such as whip cream, syrup drizzle and dry toppings
6.No frap roast.Frap roast – a form of instant coffee that is made by mixing a coffee-like powder with water. Coffee fraps are caffeinated
A table showing the ingredients in creme and coffee frappuccino

The frappuccino base is a sweetener that has water, sugars, and Xantham gum (a thickener) and is the foundation of the drink. It gives the drink a nice consistency and homogeneity when blended with ice. The coffee base is available in regular and light versions. The light version has fewer calories than the regular base.

Differences Between Creme and Regular Frappuccinos

  • Creme frappuccinos have no coffee whereas regular frappuccinos have coffee.
  • A coffee frappuccino uses frap roast – an unsweetened coffee concentrate – that is mixed with water and blended with the other ingredients. You can swap the frap roast with shots of espresso to make espresso frappuccino.

Important Tip

Using an espresso for your frappuccino before blending affects the texture and taste of the drink. A hot espresso makes the drink runny.

How To Customize Your Frappuccino

Depending on the type of drink that you are ordering, customizing your frappuccino enables you to vary the number of calories, caffeine content, flavors, and sweeteners as well as the intensity of the coffee.

Whether you are ordering from a coffee shop or you are making your frappuccino at home there are several ways to customize your frappuccino.

Here are seven healthier options when customizing your frappuccino

  1. Avoid or reduce the whipped cream. Doing away with the whipped cream cuts about 80 to 110 calories from the drink
  2. Choose milk with fewer calories such as low-fat, soy, or almond milk
  3. Use sugar-free flavoring syrup
  4. Ask for fewer pumps of the base syrup to lessen sweetness and calories. For the coffee base, you can go with a lighter base that has fewer calories than a regular base.
  5. Swap the frap roast with espresso (decaf or regular)
  6. Vary the size of the cup. Starbucks frappuccino cup sizes range from Tall 12 oz, Grande 16 oz, and Venti 24 oz. Generally, a smaller cup uses lesser amounts of syrup and whip cream hence has fewer calories. The Trenta 30 oz size is usually for iced coffees and teas
  7. Thicken or thin your drink. Adding more ice makes the drink thicker and less ice thins it.

You can also change or mix some syrups, for example, chocolate, caramel, or strawberry as well as dry toppings such as chocolate chips, cinnamon, and dried fruits.

When ordering a frappuccino without coffee, you would be prudent to seek the assistance of a partner to customize your drink. The partner will help you to choose the right ingredients and quantities to meet your goals.

Home Tip

When making an espresso frappuccino at home, blend the other ingredients separately, and pour the hot espresso over the blended drink so that the espresso melts the blend to create a nice smoky appearance.

Recap

Frappuccino is a popular treat that is available in different flavors. When ordering a frappuccino without coffee be certain of whether you want with caffeine or without caffeine and go through the available options.

Ordering a drink for the first time can be overwhelming but never shy away from seeking assistance. Starbucks partners are always on hand to assist you. Ask for options to customize your frappuccino without coffee.

FAQs: About Frappuccino

Is A Frappuccino Hot or Cold?

Frappuccino is a cold drink that involves blending ice cubes with ingredients such as milk, a base syrup, coffee – in the case of a coffee frap, and other flavorings depending on the type of frappuccino.

Why Can’t You Have A Hot Frappuccino?

A frappuccino, by definition, is a cold drink and the smooth texture is achieved by blending all the ingredients with ice. It is impossible to achieve the same texture with hot milk or a hot drink.

What Is The Meaning Of “Double Blended” In Starbucks Frappuccino? When Is Double Blending Necessary?

Double blending means that the frappuccino has been blended twice. The blenders in Starbucks have buttons that are connected to a timer that determines the consistency of the drink after blending.

When making a frappuccino, the blender runs for a preset amount of time to achieve proper consistency. Blending the drink again to makes it smoother and easier to drink. The resulting drink is a double-blended frappuccino.

Some frappuccinos such as java chip, chocolate cookie crumble and mocha cookie crumble may require double blending to break up the chocolate chips.

What Is The Difference Between Latte And Frappuccino?

A frappuccino is a cold blended drink whereas a latte is a hot drink that consists of frothed milk and espresso. A cold latte contains whole or crushed ice, cold milk – usually not foamed, and a double-shot of espresso. You can flavor the three drinks by adding syrups such as vanilla, chocolate, or caramel.

At a minimum, a frappucino comprises a crème or coffee base, ice, milk, flavored syrups, and toppings depending on the type of frappuccino.

Difference between a latte and a frappuccinoA picture showing a latte, an iced latte in the middle, and a frappuccino to the right

Who Are Starbucks Partners?

Starbucks refers to its employees as partners as opposed to baristas as a way of promoting commitment and the feeling of shared success among the rank and file.

Patrick

Patrick is first a coffee lover and then a trained barista. His bucket list includes sky diving and sipping on Java in the Himalayas.

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