A Healthy Knockoff Of The Starbucks Unicorn Frappe

A Healthy Knockoff Of The Starbucks Unicorn Frappe

I love trendy, fancy, colorful things, so when Starbucks came out with the unicorn frappe, I squealed with delight – until I read the nutrition facts. I love sweet goodness, but I can’t blow a whole day’s worth of sugar on something just cause it’s pretty!

Ready to face the hard truth – be ready to scream, just don’t go into denial.

Unicorn Frappe Nutrition Facts (venti – soy milk)

Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 300mg
Total Carbohydrate 82g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 76g
Protein 7g

Horrifying, right?!

So I dug into my book of recipes. Surely I can play Dr. Frankenstein and make on of these at home. I used the Gourmet Home Kitchen recipe for tropical yogurt, since it’s easy peasy in my multi cooker. I used a regular little container of lemon flavored greek yogurt and some blueberries to make the swirled bit, then I made the pretty pink tropical yogurt in the GHK recipe.

I put some whipped cream on top with a little more of the blue stuff. I could have piped the blue on the inside of the glass, then added the pink to make it more accurate looking, but this is delicious and pretty. It’s not an exact color match, but I can have it whenever I want.

If you use a vegan lemon yogurt and vegan whipped topping, you can do this as a vegan frappe since the pink yogurt recipe is already vegan!

Healthy Unicorn Frappe Copycat


Blue Swirl:

a big handful of blueberries

5oz Lemon Yogurt

Blended Pink:

Tropical Yogurt recipe, found here

1/2 cup ice (or more for a frostier texture)


1 blue jolly rancher or sugar free candy – put into a ziplock bag and crush til a fine powder – will look sparkly

whipped cream