Do you know that you can order banana drinks at Starbucks? However, many of these drinks aren’t available on their menu, and you need to know the recipe to order them.
But, don’t worry! We got you covered.
Below are the top 10 Starbucks banana drinks to try on your next visit. Be sure to save this article so you can quickly tell the barista the recipe for the drink.
10 Best Starbucks Banana Drinks (Fruity Flavors You’ll Love)
1. Banana Split Frappuccino
Are you craving a banana split? Well there's good news, because you can order the Banana Split Frappuccino at Starbucks!
But don’t just tell the barista you want this frappe because, unfortunately, it’s not available only available on the Starbucks secret menu.
The sweetness of the strawberries and banana blend well with the creaminess of the whipped cream and the marshmallowy taste of vanilla syrup.
The added java chips make the Starbucks secret menu drink even more interesting, while the mocha and caramel drizzle seals the deal, making every sip of this drink heaven for dessert lovers.
Ask Barista For: A Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino with vanilla bean powder, extra java chips, whole banana (blended), and topped with whipped cream and mocha drizzle. If you want to make it sweeter, you can also ask for a caramel drizzle.
2. Banana Chocolate Chip Frappuccino
If you’re tired of your usual Frappuccino order, why not level it up with banana?
Bananas and chocolate are perfect together, so you know you’ll never go wrong with this Starbucks banana drink.
The Frappuccino base with vanilla syrup is famous for its creamy flavor, and by adding blended whole banana, you get more frothiness and creaminess, making it richer and more filling.
Ready to order this Starbucks secret menu drink?
Just ask the barista for a Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino with a whole banana blended in it, add some java chips, and top it with regular whipped cream.
If you want more chocolate to drink, you can ask for a chocolate whipped cream if available. So what are you waiting for?
Go ahead and indulge in this Starbucks secret menu chocolate banana option!
3. Bananas Foster Frappuccino
Ooh, Bananas Foster! A classic American dessert in a drink. Bananas with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark rum, and banana liqueur topped with vanilla ice cream.
Who doesn’t love this dessert? You’re probably as excited as we are, right? If you’re curious about what it tastes like as a drink, you should order a Bananas Foster Frappuccino.
However, Starbucks doesn’t have liquor, so there wouldn’t be any alcohol in the drink. But don’t fret.
This drink still has the same sweetness as the dessert but it is only available as a Starbucks secret menu option.
To order this Starbucks secret menu drink, ask for a Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino with a whole banana blended with caramel syrup.
Then, have the barista line the cup with more caramel drizzle and top it with whipped cream and more caramel.
4. Banana Nut Frappuccino
Another Starbucks secret menu drink you should try is the Banana Nut Frappuccino.
If you enjoy banana nut muffins, we're pretty sure this is going to be your next go-to frappe.
This drink is made with a Hazelnut latte, which means you can choose your own milk.
So, if you're vegan or lactose-intolerant, you can ask for non-dairy Starbucks milk blended into the drink.
You can also customize it more by adding nutmeg or cinnamon to it, depending on how you feel like it or if you enjoy those flavors in your beverage.
If you want to try this Starbucks secret menu drink out, order a Hazelnut latte with the milk of your choice and ask the barista to blend it in with a whole banana.
You can top it with whipped cream, hazelnut syrup, or vanilla syrup, or drink it as it is.
5. Banana Cream Pie Frappuccino
If you love banana cream pie, this Starbucks Banana Cream Pie Frappuccino is perfect for you.
Like the desert, the Banana Cream Pie Frappuccino is creamy and addicting; you’ll probably find yourself ordering it every time you visit Starbucks.
And since the Banana Cream Pie Frappuccino also comes as a frappe, you can have it during hot summer days when all you want is a cold and refreshing beverage.
But be warned, it will cost you more than many Frappuccinos on the regular menu, but we promise it will be worth it.
The Banana Cream Pie Frappuccino is one of the sweetest Starbucks drinks on the menu, and makes the regular Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino look healthy!
The Banana Cream Pie Frappuccino has the same base but is smothered in syrups and even has a whole banana!
There's over 450 calories and 60 grams of sugar in a Banana Cream Pie Frappuccino so it's definitely not one for those on a diet.
To order this Starbucks secret menu drink, ask the barista for a Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino blended with a whole banana, hazelnut syrup, and vanilla syrup.
Then, top it with whipped cream for that extra creamy goodness.
6. Nutter Butter Frappuccino
Have you ever tried Nutter Butter? If you have, we’re pretty sure this drink will remind you of the classic sandwich cookie.
The Nutter Butter Frappuccino is made with banana, toffee nut, hazelnut, and cinnamon, satisfying your sweet tooth.
Some say that this drink is too sweet for their taste, but if you live for desserts, you’ll surely enjoy every sip of it.
But even if you’re not a dessert fan, it wouldn’t hurt you to try this drink.
The drink contains a lot of sugar from the syrups and whipped cream, so it might not be the best option if you’re watching your calorie intake.
Ask Barista For: A hazelnut Frappuccino blended with a whole banana, toffee nut syrup, and cinnamon dolce syrup. Then, top the banana hazelnut Frappuccino drink with whipped cream, and you’re all set.
7. Very Berry-Licious Smoothie
Are you looking for a healthier option than your regular frappuccino? Look no further because the Very Berry-Licious Smoothie is for you.
Unlike most drinks here that use vanilla syrup or hazelnut syrup to add sweetness to the drink, this Starbuck banana drink uses real fruit to sweeten it.
This refreshing smoothie is also perfect for those who are managing their weight as it is filling, perfect as a morning beverage.
If you want to try this Starbucks secret menu drink, ask the barista for a milk of your choice, blended with a splash of strawberry juice, three scoops of berries, five slices of orange, a whole banana, and topped with whipped cream.
This is a good Starbucks option for vegans since they can choose what dairy to add and it has the goodness of the whole banana!
8. Chocolate Covered Banana Frappuccino
Are you looking for more chocolate banana Starbucks drinks? If so, the Chocolate Covered Banana Frappuccino should be your next order.
Unlike the Banana Chocolate Chip Frappuccino, this drink has more chocolate, giving you that sweet chocolatey goodness.
Since there’s no coffee on the base frappuccino used, you can order this Starbucks drink for your kids. They will surely love it!
For this chocolate banana drink, ask the barista for a Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino with one less scoop of vanilla bean powder, depending on the size of the drink, blended with a whole banana and java chips.
For extra chocolate flavor, tell the barista to line the cup with mocha drizzle and top it with whipped cream and mocha drizzle.
9. Chunky Monkey Frappuccino
Do you love sitting in front of the TV and indulging in a tub of gelato? Do you also buy Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey as we do? Yes?
Then this is the Starbucks banana drink for you.
Chunky Monkey is banana-flavored ice cream with fudge chunks and walnuts. Who wouldn’t love the combination of whole banana, chocolate, and nuts, right?
So, if you love this flavor but want some caffeine in it, then go ahead and order the Chunky Monkey Frappuccino.
Just ask the barista for a Crème based Frappuccino blended with a whole banana, two scoops of vanilla bean powder, two pumps of hazelnut syrup, mocha syrup, and toffee nut syrup, and top it with whipped cream, caramel, and light mocha drizzle.
10. Chocolate Power Shake Frappuccino
More chocolate, you say? Well, the Chocolate Power Shake Frappuccino is your drink.
But this isn’t just your regular frappuccino. It includes whey protein powder, giving you extra protein if you need that extra power for your workout.
If you love going to Starbucks before hitting the gym, this should be part of your go-to order.
Not only will you get chocolatey goodness, but you’ll also get extra protein for those muscles.
If you want to order this, ask for a Venti Java Chip Frappuccino with soy milk, blended with one whole banana and one scoop of whey protein powder with no whipped cream.
How To Order Starbucks Banana Drinks
Banana drinks aren't usually on the regular menu, so you'll need to tell the barista the recipe because it's probably their first time making it.
You also need to keep in mind that ordering secret menu drinks can be tedious and you need to be mindful of how busy the store is.
Make sure you know the specifications of your secret menu drink, including how many pumps of vanilla syrup or hazelnut syrup are in the drink.
Most creamy banana drinks use the Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino as the base.
This is indulgent already, but by adding a whole banana you can make the Vanilla Bean Frappuccino the perfect banana drink.
When discussing the banana drink with your barista make sure you start by asking for the Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino base because it will make it a lot easier.
You can customize your own Starbucks banana drink by asking the barista to add banana to it.
However, you can't just chuck in a whole banana to your drink. Instead, you need to blend it in. This gives you a blended cold drink no matter what base drink you started with.
Most of the Starbucks secret menu banana drinks have a whole banana blended in, but they also have a whole load of syrup to give them extra flavor.
Vanilla syrup and hazelnut syrup work really well with banana and feature heavily in these drinks, but you can always mix it up with other flavors.
If you want to try and limit the sugar a bit you can also get sugar free vanilla syrup and sugar free hazelnut syrup in your drinks - just ask your barista.
Lastly, not all stores may have a banana available. You need to check with the barista first if they have it before you start ordering a banana drink - especially if it's your first time ordering one.
Frequently Asked Starbucks Banana Drink Questions
How much sugar is in a Grande Strawberry Banana Smoothie?
A Grande Strawberry Banana Smoothie at Starbucks has around 34 grams of sugar, which can be a little high for a supposed to be healthy drink.
Does Starbucks have banana syrup?
Starbucks does not have banana-flavored syrup. However to make the banana drinks above, baristas will use a whole banana or banana puree.
Does Starbucks sell bananas?
Yes, Starbucks sells bananas for customers. They cost around $2.25 depending on the location.
There you have it, the best Starbucks banana you should try right now. Did this list make you crave one?
Hopefully, we covered all the options available this year. If you have your own banana drink recipe, we’d love to hear from you!