Cracking the Unicorn code- DIY Starbuck Unicorn Frappuchino

If someone asked does white chocolate, sour powder and mango juice go together, I would say absolutely not! However, there was a recent whimsical frappuccino out there combining all these ingredients together, proving once again that Starbuck’s cult following is a real thing.  On April 19 Starbucks debuted the Unicorn Frappuccino becoming the internet and social media sensation overnight. And within a few days, this drink instantly disappeared. It’s obvious why the magenta and turquoise drink is so captivating- it looks like a galaxy in a cup and it is not only sweet but it has hints of sour notes from its funky color powder laced throughout the drink.

I’ve never liked eating anything colorful like sprinkles on sweet goods so the fact that everyone was going nutty over this colorful drink was fascinating, leading me to read countless articles concerning this magical drink. What I found were vague articles about the drink, mainly old press releases of the drink and not too many DIY or copycat recipes of the drink. So today I attempted to crack the unicorn code, and I think this DIY is pretty darn close to the short-lived Starbuck’s drink. & just for all your unicorn lovers, I actually scaled the ingredients so you all can make it at home.

Let’s get down to this unicorn business. (Recipe is listed below) and this drink is a three step process. Let’s start with the line -up of ingredients.

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Here is the line-up of the ingredients!

STEP 1: Make the blue, white chocolate sauce

Melt 7 Lindt white chocolate balls that have been crumbled and splash 2 t of milk. Microwave for 30 secs. 

Mix in the blue powder and food dye. (Be very careful when adding dye) the dye goes a long way. Mix until you achieve a turquoise color. 

Place all the blue white chocolate sauce into a Ziploc bag and squeeze all the sauce onto one side of the bag. It will be functioning as a small piping bag.

STEP 2: Make the frappuccino

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Pour in the mango juice, chunks of ice cream, pink baby bottle powder, and ice. Pulse the drink. 

Now for the tricky part, keep adding drops of red and blue dye until you’ve achieved the magenta color, using the pulse function to mix. Side note: I completely lost track of how much dye I used, it took 20 something drops to get the right color. The general rule of thumb, I used the ratio 2 drops of red dye to 1 drop of blue dye. 

STEP 3: The FUN part: Assembling the whimsical drink  

Snip the end of the Ziploc bag and start squeezing the white blue chocolate sauce around the cup, making streak like motions around the cup. Now pour the

Now pour the frappuccino mixture into the cup.

Next, top it off with a generous portion of whipped cream.

Using a small sifter, or in my case, a tea strainer, place the remaining pink and blue powder and sprinkle on the top of the whipped cream.

Finished Product 

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Alright loves, here it is! For the right measurements, the ingredient list is below! Honestly, feel free to add less ice cream or more ice cream. What really counts is achieving the right color scheme! Hope you all liked this one & send me photos of all your DIY unicorn drink. It has been a pleasure!

Sam,

Blue White Chocolate Sauce

7 Lindt White Chocolate balls

2-3 teaspoon of milk

2/3 amount of the blue powder from the baby bottle pop

1.5 drops of the blue food dye

Frappuccino Mixture

1 1/4 cup of vanilla ice cream

1/4 cup of mango juice 

1/4 cup of ice

2/3 amount of the pink powder from the baby bottle pop

pink and blue dye ( adjust accordingly) 

Additional ingredients 

Bottle of Whipped Cream

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