So, do Starbucks Frappuccinos have caffeine in them? This is the question that I will be answering today.

Considering how popular Starbucks Frappuccinos are, it would make sense that many people want to know if they have caffeine or not.

So, without further ado, let’s get into it! I’ve compiled a list of all Starbucks Frappuccino flavors and whether or not they have caffeine.

Spoiler alert: most of them do! Keep reading for the complete list.

Do Starbucks Frappuccinos have caffeine?

Yes, all coffee-based Frappuccinos have caffeine, and some crème-based as well. The caffeine content will vary depending on the Frappuccino flavor and the size of the drink.

Some of the non-coffee-based Frappuccinos also have caffeine, but not because of coffee.

Some crème Frappuccinos have matcha, dark chocolate, or chai added to them. These ingredients all have caffeine in them.

A dark chocolate bar.

If you’d like to check out which Frappuccinos are made with coffee only, you can check out my complete guide in this article.

How much caffeine is in Starbucks Frappuccinos?

There is quite a lot of caffeine in Frappuccinos. The amount of caffeine increases with the size of the drink.

When you start adding java chips or mocha sauce, you’ll also increase the amount of caffeine, but more on this later.

A handful of java chips.

Below, you’ll find a complete overview of all the Starbucks Frappuccinos currently available. I pulled all the data from the Frappuccino section on Starbucks.com.

In the overview below, you can quickly scan the name of the Frappuccino and check the amount of caffeine per size:

  • Tall (12 oz or 355 ml)
  • Grande (16 oz or 475 ml)
  • Venti (24 oz or 710 ml)
Frappuccino name: Tall: Grande: Venti:
Pumpkin spice Frappuccino 70mg 100mg 135mg
Apple crisp oatmilk Frappuccino 70mg 100mg 135mg
Mocha cookie crumble Frappuccino 65mg 95mg 130mg
Caramel ribbon crunch Frappuccino 60mg 85mg 115mg
Espresso Frappuccino 125mg 155mg 185mg
Caffè vanilla Frappuccino 65mg 95mg 125mg
Caramel Frappuccino 60mg 90mg 120mg
Coffee Frappuccino 65mg 95mg 125mg
Mocha Frappuccino 70mg 100mg 130mg
Java chip Frappuccino 75mg 105mg 145mg
White chocolate mocha Frappuccino 65mg 95mg 125mg
Chocolate cookie crumble crème Frappuccino 10mg 15mg 20mg
Chai crème Frappuccino 20mg 40mg 40mg
Matcha crème Frappuccino 50mg 70mg 95mg
Double chocolaty chip crème Frappuccino 10mg 15mg 20mg

Which Frappuccinos have no caffeine?

So, you’re looking for a delicious Frappuccino without all the caffeine? You can do so by scanning the overview below:

Frappuccino name: Caffeine?
Pumpkin spice crème Frappuccino No
Apple crisp oatmilk crème Frappuccino No
Caramel ribbon crunch crème Frappuccino No
Strawberry crème Frappuccino No
Vanilla bean crème Frappuccino No
White chocolate crème Frappuccino No

As you can see from the table above, you still have many Frappuccino options if you don’t want to consume caffeine.

Keep in mind that the amount of caffeine may change when you start customizing your Frappuccino.

This is especially the case if you’re going to add chocolate to the mix. Chocolate also has caffeine, so if you want to avoid it altogether, you should avoid adding it to your drink.

If you want to know the updated amount of caffeine in your customized Frappuccino, you can check the Starbucks website before ordering or ask your barista.

Which coffee does Starbucks use in their Frappuccinos?

Starbucks uses a sweetened coffee-based Frappuccino syrup as a coffee flavoring, which they call Frappuccino Roast.

To figure out what the Frappuccino roast actually is and how Starbucks uses it in their drinks, I contacted their customer service to get to the bottom of this. You can read the chat below:

Complete Starbucks chat about what's in their Frappuccino Roast.

The Frappuccino Roast is the main coffee flavoring of all Frappuccinos. However, one option has espresso added to the mix; the espresso Frappuccino.

Along with the espresso Frappuccino, you can also get a coffee Frappuccino. If you’re like me, you probably want to know whether or not this option also uses brewed coffee as its basis.

This is why I contacted their customer service again and asked that same question, which you can read below:

Complete chat asking Starbucks if there is espresso in their Frappuccinos.

As you can see, the only Frappuccino that uses espresso as its basis is the espresso Frappuccino (hence its name).

You can check out this in-depth guide to see all the Frappuccinos that use coffee as their basis (and which don’t).

Starbucks Frappuccino caffeine FAQs

You might have a few more questions about the Frappuccino and its caffeine content. I’ve listed a quick FAQ section below for you to check out:

How do you order a Frappuccino with more caffeine?

There are two ways you can add caffeine to your Frappuccino. Ordering a larger size will get you more caffeine.

If you don’t want to order a bigger-sized Frappuccino, you can add extra espresso shots to your order.

How do you order a caffeine-free Frappuccino?

You can ask your barista for a caffeine-free Frappuccino. Or, you can choose one of the crème Frappuccinos, which are almost all caffeine free.

Remember that chocolate, matcha, and chai-based Frappuccinos contain some caffeine.

Which Starbucks Frappuccino has the most caffeine?

The Venti espresso Frappuccino has the most caffeine, coming in at a whopping 185mg per serving.

However, you can customize your Frappuccino to have more caffeine by adding espresso shots to the mix if you want to go even higher in caffeine.

Conclusion

So there you have it! The next time you’re considering getting a Starbucks Frappuccino, you can order with confidence, knowing exactly what kind of caffeine jolt (or non-jolt) you’ll be getting.

Keep in mind that the amount of caffeine in these drinks can vary somewhat depending on the size and ingredients (such as coffee or espresso shots), so be sure to ask your barista for more information if you’re concerned about your caffeine intake.

If you’d like to try out some homemade Frappuccino recipes, you can check out my favorites below:

Homemade Frappuccino recipes to try

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