You will probably agree when I say that nothing screams ‘sweet summer’ better than a frozen drink with lemon and strawberries.
Think of the tang from a lemon and the sweetness of ripe strawberries making magic on your palette.
The good news is that you can now order this beverage at your nearest Starbucks outlet. Well, almost. And we will tell you how.
There are two ways to order a Blended Strawberry Lemonade at Starbucks.
If you use their mobile app, do this:
Cold Drinks > Juice > Blended Strawberry Lemonade
If you are lucky, the drink will be available.
If not, an alternative way is to treat this beverage as a Starbucks secret menu drink and ask your barista to make it for you. If that sounds confusing, relax. I will tell you just how you can do this.
Unboxing a Starbucks Secret Menu Drink
Now that you know about this epic summer drink, let’s talk about the Starbucks secret menu because, most likeliness, that is exactly where you will find this delicious drink.
The Starbucks secret menu contains popular customization of drinks created by baristas and Starbucks fans. The official website of the coffee chain claims that in addition to the drinks on its extensive menu, you can also order one of 170,000 beverages from its secret menu!
The only snag – baristas aren’t specifically trained to make these drinks, so you need to give them specific instructions.
A good way to do this is to keep a screenshot of the recipe from a website (like this one) and show it to the barista when you are ready to order your drink.
Follow These Steps to Order a Blended Strawberry Lemonade at Starbucks
Ever wondered why Starbucks cups have those black lines on them? Think of them as aids for baristas to measure the ingredients that go into your drink. Let’s refer to them as line 1, line 2, and so on.
To order a Blended Strawberry Lemonade, ask your barista to follow these steps:
- Step 1: Pour the Starbucks lemonade concentrate to line 1
- Step 2: Pour the Starbucks strawberry puree to line 2
- Step 3: Add everything into a blender and add 3 pumps of cream base
- Step 4: Add 1 scoop of ice
- Step 5: Blend on speed 1
And voila! Your delicious summertime treat is ready to be enjoyed.
Pro Tip: Want to order a drink from the Starbucks secret menu? Do it in person and not during rush hour. Baristas are busy folks. And remember, everyone likes a tip, especially when you make them go the extra mile to make you a customized secret menu drink.
What’s in the Blended Strawberry Lemonade?
The Blended Strawberry Lemonade contains three basic ingredients (plus ice):
Lemonade: Starbucks uses a standard lemonade concentrate to make all its lemonade drinks, including this one. It’s not available for sale, but I can tell you that it is super concentrated and packed with flavor.
Strawberry syrup: The intense fruity flavor in this drink comes from Starbucks’s special strawberry puree in many of its strawberry-flavored drinks. It is divine and the hero of this slushy.
Crème base: The third ingredient is the crème frappuccino syrup that Starbucks uses in all its non-caffeinated frappuccino. It doesn’t have any cream, but it contains a lot of sugar. So, if that’s something you want to avoid, the Blended Strawberry Lemonade is probably not for you.