Starbucks Sakura Cherry Blossom Frappuccino

It is that time of year again.  Cherry Blossom Season!   Cherry Blossom viewing is so popular in Japan that there are foods and snacks celebrating this wonderful season.  Every year Starbucks serves their seasonal Cherry Blossom Frappuccino. I believe the original one has sakura blossoms sprinkled on top but now there is strawberry matcha version.  This version came out in US but not in Canada 😦 .  I know sad huh.  Some people claim that this is similar to the Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino at Starbucks but I really want to try the one with blossoms.  I decided since we wont be able to get this seasonal drink in Canada that I would recreate it. I found this recipe online and have no idea if this really tastes like it.  However it is delicious and refreshing and really easy to make.You don’t need many ingredients for this recipe: strawberries, vanilla, sugar, white chocolate, milk, matcha powder and ice.

Start by making the white chocolate syrup.  Add milk, vanilla, and sugar in sauce pan and bring to a simmer.  When the milk is steaming, add the white chocolate chips and stir until melted.  I added the matcha powder to this because I wanted to get the green syrup effect on the sides cup but unfortunately it did not work.

Next chop up the strawberries and blend it with the remaining amount of milk, ice and 1/4 cup syrup.  …. and you are done.

Pour into your cup and sprinkle some matcha powder on top.  Enjoy.

Recipes from:


  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp matcha powder


  • 1/4 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup of syrup
  • ice

Make the syrup by heating up 1/2 cup milk, vanilla extract and sugar in a sauce pan. When the milk is steaming add the white chocolate and stir until melted.  Add the matcha powder. (you can add the matcha to the Frappuccino instead)

For the Frappuccino, add 1/4 cup chopped strawberries, milk, and 1/4 cup of the syrup and ice. Blend.

Serve with some matcha powder sprinkled on top.

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