When the Starbucks Green Tea Strawberry Blossom Frappuccino came out last April here in the Philippines, people were stunned. It was the season of cherry blossoms in Japan and this is the closest we could probably get to the real thing. The pretty-in-pink drink was only available for a week but fear not. Here’s the Starbucks Green Tea Strawberry Blossom Frappuccino recipe you can easily make here in the Philippines.
The Green Tea Strawberry Blossom Frappuccino (P165 for a tall) is a composed of many different flavors you never expected anyone to actually combine. It’s a matcha drink but it’s also a dessert drink, kind of like strawberry ice cream with just a hint of something extra.
This recipe is originally from Bustle with a few tweaks!
1. Start off with a Strawberries and Crème Frappuccino.
The base of the Green Tea Strawberry Blossom Frappuccino is the Strawberries and Crème. If the Starbucks drink isn’t for you any time of day, you can always blend together vanilla ice cream, milk, and fresh strawberries. Fresh ones are always more tasteful than the frozen ones! Note: Add the strawberries last so you don’t liquify them fully and still have those fresh bits of fruit in the end.
2. White Chocolate Syrup is LYF.
According to Bustle, white chocolate syrup is an essential part of the delicious Green Tea Strawberry Blossom Frappuccino because Starbucks always knows where its going with that. But for this recipe, let’s try melting your favorite white chocolate and adding it to the mix for that depth of flavor.
3. Add a spoonful of matcha powder.
Who knew you could add matcha to strawberries and cream? Is it like matcha ice cream with fruit? Perhaps. But as the original Green Tea Strawberry Blossom Frappuccino has just a teenie bit of matcha in it that you can only taste sugar, thanks to this recipe, you can adjust it according to your liking.
4. Lastly, top off with whipped cream, strawberry bits, and dust with matcha.
It’s not a real Starbucks Frappuccino unless it has whipped cream. Starbucks uses strawberry whipped cream for that special pink topper. You can make your own by combining whipped cream and a little strawberry purée. If that’s too troublesome, just add whipped cream to your drink, top with fresh strawberry bits, and dust with matcha powder.
*Featured Image from Starbucks Hong Kong