What's In The Mermaid Frappuccino?

by Kiersten Hickman

First there was the unicorn, then the dragon, and now... the mermaid? That's right — a very clever Starbuck's barista named Jócelyn Freeman (of the blog The Modern Barista) invented the Mermaid Frappuccino and everyone is, yet again, going nuts over this new drink. This genius barista posted the recipe on her Instagram for the world to know what's in the Mermaid Frappuccino, and how to order one at your local Starbucks store.

When the Unicorn Frappuccino was officially released on Apr. 19, Starbucks was completely flooded with mostly millennials dying to order (and Instagram) this sweet new drink. But the drink was only limited time — which makes sense to why other drinks such as the Dragon Frappuccino and the Mermaid Frappuccino have come to light. However, unlike the Unicorn Frappuccino, the Dragon and Mermaid Frappuccinos are custom-made by customers or baristas — which means your local hometown barista potentially will have no idea what you're talking about when you go to order a "Mermaid Frappuccino" this afternoon, and you'll need to detail the ingredients to get it just right.

According to Freeman at her Instagram, @themodernbarista, this is the recipe to let your barista know so you can enjoy this delicious pink and green drink.

To put it simply, the Frappuccino is a Pokémon Go Frappuccino without raspberry syrup drizzled with a toasted coconut matcha sauce. It is then topped with whipped cream and matcha powder.

For more specific terms, here is what you order:

  • The base: is a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with three scoops of blackberry inclusions (this is for a grande size).
  • The drizzle: Eight pumps of white mocha, three scoops of matcha.

And don't worry — there are even more novelty drinks like this one officially coming up soon. According to Starbucks' CEO in an interview with CNBC, after a huge business boom with the Unicorn Frappuccino there will certainly be more specialty drinks to come. So stay tuned for more fun drinks to order as summer rolls around! But for now, put on your flippers and go order a Mermaid Frappuccino at Starbucks today. Then take a picture of it, obviously.