Birthday Cake Frappuccino

If you love Starbucks, then this copycat Birthday Cake Frappuccino is for you. It’s filled with the sweet flavors of vanilla and birthday cake and topped with whipped cream and fun sprinkles.

birthday cake Frappuccino on a blue and white checkered towel with a blue and white striped straw

We’re big fans of Starbucks, but we’re not fans of their prices! Seriously, it’s pretty crazy. That’s why we decided to make our own version of their birthday cake frappuccino. Ours is just as good – if not better – and it’s cheaper by leaps and bounds.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses a handful of simple ingredients.
  • It’s an easy recipe that’s ready in minutes.
  • It’s loaded with birthday cake flavor!
  • It makes a great drink at birthday parties.


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  • Ice
  • Mil
  • Vanilla bean ice cream
  • Cake ball
  • Vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream
  • Sprinkles

🔪 How to Make Birthday Cake Frappuccino

This recipe is very straightforward. You’ll just be doing a little blending, and that’s about it.

vanilla ice cream being added to a blender

Step 1: Blend

Combine ice, milk, ice cream, a cake ball, and vanilla in a blender and blend until smooth. Then, stir in sprinkles.

rainbow sprinkles being added to a blender with ice cream

Step 2: Top and Enjoy

Pour the frappuccino into a glass and top it with whipped cream and more sprinkles. Enjoy!


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Cake Ball – You can make your own cake balls using your favorite recipe and freeze them until ready to use.
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream – You can use French vanilla or plain vanilla ice cream instead.
  • Sprinkles – Use any of your favorite sprinkles for this recipe.

If you think this frappuccino looks good, then you’re going to love our copycat Chick-Fil-A peppermint shake.

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Blender
  • Glass
birthday cake Frappuccino on a blue and white checkered towel with a blue and white striped straw

🥫 Storage

This recipe makes one shake, which is a good thing because this won’t keep well at all. It becomes liquid in the refrigerator and a chunk of ice cream in the freezer.

💭 Tips

  • Keep the ice cream in the refrigerator until ready to blend so your frappuccino is nice and cold.
  • Remove the cake ball from the freezer when you’re ready to blend the frappuccino to keep it thick.
  • Chill your glass until ready to pour the shake in for the ultimate cold treat.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What is a frappuccino?

A frappuccino is a blended iced coffee drink invited by Starbucks. However, these days, frappuccinos often have no coffee in them at all and have become milkshakes.

Does the birthday cake frappuccino have coffee in it?

No. The birthday cake frappuccino is basically a fancy milkshake. The only energy jolt it gives comes from the sugar in it.

Are frappuccinos easy to make?

Absolutely! All you really need are some measuring cups and spoons and a blender.

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Birthday Cake Frappuccino

This birthday cake frappuccino is loaded with vanilla, birthday cake balls, and more. It's a sweet, delicious drink you'll love.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 Drinks
Calories: 382kcal


  • Blender
  • Ice cream scoop
  • serving glasses


  • 1 cup Ice
  • 1 ½ cup Milk
  • 3 scoops Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • 1 cake ball
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Whipped Cream
  • cup sprinkles


  • Begin with making or buying birthday cake flavored cake balls.
  • Using a blender, I add ice, milk, ice cream, cake ball, and vanilla and blend until smooth.
  • Next, I add sprinkles, stir, and pour into a glass.
  • Top with whipped cream and extra sprinkles.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Drink | Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 716IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 363mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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