Our Copycat Starbucks Puppuccino has our 4-legged friends literally begging for more. This viral take on the popular pup cup was unofficially found on the Secret Menu at Starbucks (and our version went crazy viral on Facebook).

There’s no need to drag your dog through the drive-through when you can easily recreate this treat in your own kitchen in only 2 minutes by mixing 3 ingredients together.

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Starbucks Puppuccino

Copycat Starbucks Puppuccino is a quick and easy recipe revision based on Starbucks’ classic canine cup, but this version mixes a hint of honey and cinnamon for flavor into the whipped topping, giving it a bit more substance and natural sweetness.

Since a dog is part of the family, it shouldn’t have to miss out on the fun; that’s why I created a delicious doggie drink to copy the famous coffee chain’s trendy treat (this too is generally safe for canine consumption).

What’s in a pup cup?

While the original Puppuccino is simply an empty espresso cup filled with whipped cream (boring), I like to serve mine slightly spiced and sweetened and serve it over ice to keep the mixture cold and my canine content.

This treat is so tasty, your furry friend will love it, but because it lacks nutritional value, it’s best to make it in moderation and for a special treat.

This Copycat Starbucks Puppuccino won’t be suited to all dogs, especially those with dairy sensitivities or allergies, so I advise serving it with caution. Please direct all ingredient questions directly to your veterinarian.

Why we love the Starbucks Pup Cup

  • Quick and easy to make in 2 minutes.
  • Only uses 3 ingredients of which one is optional.
  • Homemade version of the popular pup cup.
  • Delicious doggie drink found on Starbucks’ secret menu.
  • Perfect treat for your pup to be enjoyed in moderation.
Copycat Starbuck Pupicchino in a glass

Pup Cup ingredients

  • Whipped topping
  • Raw organic honey (optional) 
  • Cinnamon
  • Ice (optional)

NOTE: Always check with your veterinarian before serving anything other than your approved dog food to your pet.

Pup Cup Starbucks recipe substitutions and additions

  • Swap The Sweetener: Feel free to use maple syrup instead of honey. The honey can make the Puppuccino sweeter, so you can always hold off if you have pickier dogs.
    Maple syrup is safe for your dog and contains an excellent source of manganese and zinc that supports the immune system. Avoid any imitation maple syrups that contain xylitol. Source
  • Treat Toppings and Add-Ins: Feel free to top the Puppuccino with a dog treat to make it extra special. You can also add some fruit to the whipped topping. Fruits that dogs can eat include the following: apples, blackberries, blueberries, bananas, cantaloupe, cherries (remove the seed), kiwis, oranges, pears, pumpkin, raspberries, strawberries, and watermelon. Source
Copycat Starbuck Pupicchino ingredients

How to make a Puppuccino

This Copycat Starbucks Puppuccino is so quick and easy to make at home in 2 minutes — no mixer or fancy equipment needed. It’s a perfectly safe sweet treat for your pup that you can serve while you sip your coffee or tea.

  1. Make The Mixture: Mix the whipped topping, honey, and cinnamon together until completely combined. 
  2. Serve: Fill a small bowl or cup halfway with ice (optional) and spoon the Puppuccino on top. Serve some now and save the rest for later or share with another furry friend. Enjoy!
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recipe tips

  • Some dogs do not tolerate dairy or have sensitive stomachs, so in this case, do not give them this sweet treat.
  • Whipped cream should be enjoyed in moderation to prevent tummy troubles.
  • Remember this is supposed to be a special treat and not served to your dog every day.
  • Always check with your veterinarian before serving anything other than your approved dog food to your pet.

storage tips

  • To Store: You can store your Puppuccino in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 5-7 days.
  • To Freeze: This treat can be frozen for a couple of months, stored in a freezer-safe container. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving it to your pooch. 
Copycat Starbuck Pupicchino

Pup Cup Starbucks FAQs

What is a Puppuccino?

A Puppuccino is simply a small Starbucks cup of whipped cream, made especially for your dog. There’s no coffee, tea, or caffeine of any kind in the cup, just straight-up whipped cream.
Small quantities of dairy products are typically safe for dogs, but it’s always a good idea to check with your vet since every dog is different and some have digestive issues or are sensitive to dairy.

Why is ice served at the bottom of a Puppuccino?

Ice is commonly served at the bottom of Starbucks Puppuccinos because it helps keep the whipped cream cold and makes it easier for your pet to lick it out of the cup.

Can dogs have whip cream?

Whipped topping is fine for your dog to consume in small doses. However, avoid feeding this to your dog if he/she is lactose-intolerant, overweight, or has type 2 diabetes.
Make sure that you don’t feed this to your dog very often, as it has a lot of fat and sugar. This should be an occasional treat. Source

Is raw honey safe for my dog to consume?

Do not feed raw honey to dogs younger than 1-year-old, diabetic dogs, or obese dogs. The sugar can affect the latter two poorly and it can contain spores that can make your young puppy sick. Otherwise, honey has some health benefits as long as it isn’t fed too often. Source

Is cinnamon safe for my dog to consume?

While cinnamon itself is not toxic to dogs, it can cause irritation in large quantities. However, the amount of cinnamon in this recipe is perfectly safe for your dog. Source

Are pup cups free at Starbucks?

Pup cups at Starbucks are often provided for free upon request. However, availability may vary by location, so it’s best to check with your local Starbucks to confirm.

How often should I give my dog Puppuccino?

Puppuccinos are meant to be an occasional treat for dogs, not a regular part of their diet. It’s recommended to limit the frequency of giving Puppuccinos to avoid excessive calories and potential digestive issues.

How do you pronounce Puppuccino?

Puppuccino is pronounced as “pup-uh-chee-no.”

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Copycat Starbucks Pup Cup

Serves — 4
Copycat Starbucks Puppuccino is a quick and easy homemade doggie drink that you can make a home. Simply a whipped topping that's slightly sweetened and spiced, this treat is the tastiest cup for your canine.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ounce (½ 8-ounce) tub whipped topping (~ 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 teaspoon raw organic honey optional
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Ice optional

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, gently mix the whipped topping, raw organic honey, and cinnamon together until completely combined.
  • Fill a small Starbucks espresso cup or small bowl halfway with ice, optional.
  • Spoon about ⅓ cup of the puppuccino on top of the ice and serve to your dog. Save the rest for later or for another dog.

Jenn’s Notes

NOTE: Always check with your veterinarian before serving anything other than your approved dog food to your pet. 
Storage:
  • To Store: You can store your Puppuccino in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 5-7 days.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze this Puppuccino, stored in a freezer-safe container, for a couple months. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving it to your pooch. 
Tips:
  • Some dogs do not tolerate dairy or have sensitive stomachs, so in this case, do not give them this sweet treat.
  • Whipped topping is fine for your dog to consume in small doses. However, avoid feeding this to your dog if he/she is lactose-intolerant, overweight, or has type 2 diabetes. Make sure that you don’t feed this to your dog very often, as it has a lot of fat and sugar. This should be an occasional treat. Source
  • Raw organic honey: Do not feed raw honey to dogs younger than 1 year old, diabetic dogs, or obese dogs. The sugar can affect the latter two poorly and it can contain spores that can make your young puppy sick. Otherwise, honey has some good benefits as long as it isn’t fed too often. Source
  • Cinnamon: While cinnamon itself is not toxic to dogs, it can cause irritation in large quantities. However, the amount of cinnamon in this recipe is perfectly safe for your dog. Source
  • Feel free to top the puppuccino with a dog treat to make it extra special. You can also add some fruit to the whipped topping. Fruits that dogs can eat include the following: apples, blackberries, blueberries, bananas, cantaloupe, cherries (remove the seed), kiwis, oranges, pears, pumpkin, raspberries, strawberries, and watermelon. Source

Nutrition Info

Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Thank You For Sharing FOR Sharing Jen 👍🏼😊DO You Think I Can Just Use REAL whipped cream in can And squirt Smaller Pile on a Cookie Sheet sprinkle W, cinnamon And Freeze put in Ziploc Bag Then Take Out WHEN I Need it? I HAVE 2 Dogs 1 Is A Gobbler😳👎🏼the Other One Is SKINNY. Skinny One WOULD be Throwing Up On THAT much 😢EVEN Though She’s A Bigger Dog❗️She JUST HAS A WEIRD 😳STOMACH 🤷🏻‍♀️I ALSO JUST REALIZED THAT WE CAN eat YOUR PUMPKIN DOG ICE Cream 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼♥️♥️❗️AWESOME ❗️THANKS And G-D♥️Bless😊