Iron Chef Turns Starbucks Order Into a Gourmet Pie on TikTok

  • Jet Bent-Lee challenged his Iron Chef dad Susur Lee to turn a Starbucks order into a gourmet dish. 
  • Lee made a fancy apple pie, using cake pops to make crust and drinks to make sauces.
  • Bent-Lee has a series of videos where he challenges his dad to make fast-food orders gourmet. 

An “Iron Chef America” alum has just proven that a few items from Starbucks can be transformed into an upscale dish.

In a three-minute TikTok, which has over 17.1 million views, Canadian celebrity chef Susur Lee turned a Starbucks order from his son, Jet Bent-Lee, into a gourmet dessert. 

Bent-Lee bought a few Starbucks staples – a caramel Frappuccino, espresso shots, and cake pops — and asked his dad to turn it “gourmet.”

Lee whipped up an imaginative dessert using all 3 ingredients from Starbucks 

For his “three Michelin stars” gourmet dish, Lee created an upscale pie. 

First, he tasted the ingredients his son got him from Starbucks. Lee said the cake pop was like “raw dough” and the Frappucino was “sweet.”

He decided to make an apple-based dessert and started by slicing fruit and removing the coating from each cake pop, which he’d melt. 


Cake-pop coating and espresso were used in the caramel sauce, and Lee turned crushed cake-pop centers into a pie crust. 

He also used espresso and the Frappuccino base to create a creamy reduction, using that and the drink’s whipped cream to finish off the caramel sauce — all without measuring a single thing. 

The final dish was presented with flaming rum, cinnamon, sugar, and a caramel-sauce drizzle. When the pair tried the pie, they gave it a thumbs up.

You can also watch the full cooking process in a 12-minute video on Bent-Lee’s YouTube channel.

Bent-Lee has a whole series of his dad turning fast-food orders into gourmet masterpieces 


Bent-Lee has been putting his dad’s kitchen expertise to the test for months by challenging him to turn items from popular fast-food chains like Taco Bell, Panda Express, and Chick-Fil-A, into gourmet dishes.

“My dad probably eats fast food once every two years, so all these fast-food chains are very foreign to him, so I knew his reaction would be priceless,” Bent-Lee told Insider of the series.

“I think the reason people love these videos so much is my dad’s authenticity, experience, and his creative ability to reimagine these household fast-food dishes.”

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