Easy Strawberry Funnel Cake Frap

Easy Strawberry Funnel Cake Frap

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Starbucks Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino will make you feel you’re at a Carnival! Made with strawberry puree, lots of whipped cream and sugar funnel cake crumbs, this frappe is one you NEED to try this summer!

Easy Strawberry Funnel Cake Frap


Sugar Funnel Cake Sprinkles

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Strawberry Puree

  • about 8 medium strawberries (200g), washed and stem removed
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar

Funnel Cake Syrup (check notes for version made with store-bought syrup)

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cup water

Starbucks Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino

  • 3 tablespoon funnel cake syrup
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup coffee (double espresso, strong brewed or cold brew coffee)
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • strawberry puree
  • whipped cream
  • funnel cake sprinkles


  • For the sugar funnel cake sprinkles, mix sugar, cinnamon, salt, melted butter, vanilla extract and all-purpose flour.
  • In a pan, over medium-high heat, cook the mixture for 2 minutes. Toss a few times, being careful not to burn the sugar, or let it melt. Watch the video for a better visual explanation.
  • After 2 minutes it will start to form small clumps. Turn heat to low and cook for 6 minutes more, stirring every minute to prevent sugar from sticking to the pan. It will look drier and firmer after 6 minutes.
  • Let it cool over a baking sheet.
  • For the strawberry puree, blend strawberries with sugar, vanilla and lemon juice.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes over medium-high heat.
  • Let it cool for 30 minutes before using.
  • For the funnel cake syrup, heat 1 ¼ cup of water with 1 cinnamon stick and ⅛ teaspoon of salt. Let it boil for 5 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick.
  • In a saucepan, heat 1 cup of granulated sugar over medium-high heat until it begins to melt. Stir to check if the sugar is not burning.
  • When the sugar starts to brown, add the cinnamon boiling water carefully, stirring quickly. Turn heat to low and keep stirring for 30 seconds more, until homogeneous. Careful for the sugar not to burn.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool before storing.
  • With all ingredients ready, let’s start the base. Check notes to get the recipe for the cream base. Blend coffee, milk, funnel cake syrup and ice until smooth.
  • Add whipped cream to the bottom of the cup and top it with strawberry puree.
  • Pour the base over it, topping with more whipped cream and strawberry puree.
  • Sprinkle the funnel cake sugar. Serve right away!


Funnel Cake Syrup: you can make an easy version by mixing store-bough caramel and cinnamon syrups. 2 tablespoons of caramel and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon are enough for 1 serving.

Cream base version: blend 3 tablespoon funnel cake syrup, ½ cup milk and 1 cup ice cubes for base.

Hacks for a thicker frappuccino base:

  • Substitute all milk for Greek yogurt (unflavored and unsweetened) in the coffee base, and ¼ cup of milk in the cream base; or
  • Add ⅓ teaspoon of xanthan gum.


Sugar Funnel Cake Sprinkle Sugar: store in an airtight container, inside the fridge. It keeps for up to 3 weeks.

Strawberry Puree: store in an airtight container, inside the fridge. It’s good from 5 to 7 days after made.

Funnel Cake Syrup: store in an airtight container, inside the fridge. It keeps for up to 3 months.

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