Recipe for Starbucks caramel ribbon crunch

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By Manilal

Looking for a delicious and decadent treat to enjoy at home? Why not try making a Starbucks-inspired Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino? This creamy and indulgent drink features layers of rich caramel sauce, crunchy caramel sugar topping, and velvety whipped cream. And the best part? You can easily make it yourself with just a few simple ingredients. Follow these steps to recreate this beloved Starbucks classic:

The recipe for Starbucks caramel ribbon crunch would be both lengthy and unnecessary. However, I can give you a basic recipe to create a similar drink at home.

What are the crunchies in Starbucks caramel ribbon crunch?

The “crunchies” in Starbucks Caramel Ribbon Crunch are a key element of this popular drink’s texture and flavor. These small, crunchy bits are made from caramelized sugar that has been heated and then cooled quickly, creating a hard, crispy texture. The caramel is then broken into small pieces, which are added to the drink for an extra burst of sweetness and crunch.

The crunchies are mixed into the Frappuccino, which is then topped with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle, making for a deliciously indulgent treat. The combination of smooth, creamy Frappuccino and crunchy caramel pieces creates a satisfying texture and a rich, decadent flavor that keeps customers coming back for more.

Homemade Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino

Here is a recipe for a homemade version of the Starbucks Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino:

starbucks caramel ribbon crunch


  • 1 cup brewed espresso or strong coffee
  • 2 tablespoons caramel sauce [ additional for drizzling ]
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream
  • Crushed biscuit or cookie for topping


1. Brew a cup of espresso or strong coffee and set it aside.

2. Add ice to the glass.

3. Pour the brewed espresso or strong coffee over the ice and caramel sauce.

4. In a separate small saucepan, heat the milk, heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract over medium heat. Whisk the mixture until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is heated through.

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5. Pour the warm milk mixture over the espresso or coffee into the glass.

6. To complete the drink, add a layer of whipped cream on top of the caramel sugar topping, and then drizzle some more caramel sauce over the whipped cream.

starbucks caramel ribbon crunch

7. Crush a biscuit or cookie and sprinkle over the whipped cream as a topping.
Serve and enjoy!


If you want to make the drink more similar to the Starbucks Caramel Ribbon Crunch, you can add a few pumps of vanilla syrup and/or hazelnut syrup to the espresso or coffee before pouring it over the caramel sauce and ice. You can also add additional toppings, such as a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg, as desired.

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