Starbucks has had quite a year. From the secret rainbow drink obsession to the green cup controversy, the company is now looking ahead to 2017. At the Starbucks Biennial Investor Day Conference — which went over developments to come in the next five years — the company discussed what’s coming next.

The company is launching things like gluten-free breakfast sandwiches and new bistro boxes. The Starbucks Mobile App is even adding a feature that lets you order with voice command — kind of like the Siri of Starbucks — that they’re calling My Starbucks barista.

But, what will you be drinking at Starbucks next year? Here are the four drinks to know about:


1. Cascara Latte

In January, Starbucks will introduce the Cascara Latte, which is inspired by the fruity outer skin of a coffee cherry. Starbucks says, “Cascara lends subtle notes of dark brown sugar and maple to classic Starbucks Espresso.” This subtle-yet-sweet latte will be available for a limited time in 2017.


2. Smoked Butterscotch Latte

Starbucks first introduced the Smoked Butterscotch Latte for a limited time in February. The drink brought together espresso, steamed milk, smoked butterscotch sauce, and a smoky butterscotch topping. It quickly became popular with Harry Potter fans — who thought it tasted a lot like Butterbeer (if Butterbeer were caffeinated). The Smoked Butterscotch Latte will make its return in January, but once again, for a limited time.


3. Starbucks Cold Brew Cocoa and Honey with Cream

Prepare to see a lot more of Starbucks in select grocery stores next year, starting with the bottled Cold Brew Cocoa and Honey With Cream. The drink, which is literally Starbucks cold brew with a honey, cocoa, and cream, joins the bottled Starbucks Cold Brew that came out in July.


4. Teavana Craft Iced Teas

Brewed from Teavana teas with no artificial flavoring, Starbucks will introduce four flavors of bottled tea to select stores in 2017. The flavors include Pineapple Berry Blue Herbal Tea, Peach Green Tea, Mango Black Tea, and Passion Tango Herbal Tea.


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White Christmas, white chocolate: Starbucks unveils two more holiday drinks

Zlati Meyer USA TODAY Published 9:04 AM EST Nov 9, 2017

On the heels of its Halloween social media hit the Zombie Frappuccino, Starbucks is now launching two new holiday drinks — the Toasted White Chocolate Mocha and the Chestnut Praline Chai Tea Latte.

On Thursday, Starbucks is launching a new holiday drink, the Toasted White Chocolate Mocha. Starbucks

The new beverages, which come in hot or iced form, are available in the U.S. and Canada now through the holiday season, while supplies last.

The coffee giant calls the Toasted White Chocolate Mocha “a festive twist on the white chocolate mocha” with caramelized flavors of white chocolate, whipped cream and candied cranberry sugar.

It describes the Chestnut Praline Chai Tea Latte as “a holiday twist on the classic Chai Tea Latte,” with black tea, spices, milk and chestnut praline syrup topped with spiced praline crumbs.

The company also announced a new Candy Cane Whoopie Pie — two chocolate cakes sandwiched with peppermint icing.

Starbucks has already created buzz this Christmas season with its well-received new holiday cup design, which was unveiled on Nov. 1 and its buy-one-get-one-free deal on select holiday drinks.

Among the BOGO beverages are Chestnut Praline Latte, Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte, Gingerbread Latte, Eggnog Latte, Holiday Spice Flat White and Teavana Joy Brewed Tea.

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But the Seattle-based chain is probably best known for a drink it developed for another season — autumn’s Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Dubbed PSL by its fans, the coffee offering set off a nationwide mania for all things pumpkin spice. However, this fall, Starbucks returned with another flavor option, the Maple Pecan Latte.

“Starbucks has done extremely well in maximizing the number of trips you make to a store,” said Erich Joachimsthaler, CEO of the New York-based strategy consulting firm Vivaldi. “Limited-edition drinks gets the customer into the store more and more.”

He contrasted that strategy to another big coffee player, Dunkin’ Donuts, which has more customers, but they’re people who spend less per trip. The average Starbucks check is higher, but foot traffic is slower.

And Joachimsthaler isn’t convinced the limited-time-offer play can go on forever, pointing to the pricier Starbucks Reserve Roastery concept and Tuesday’s announcement that it’s opening its first on-site Italian bakery called Princi.

“They have run out runway there. That’s why they’re going into high-end and bakery, he said.

Starbucks stock closed at $57.91, up 69 cents or 1.21%, Wednesday.

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Published 9:04 AM EST Nov 9, 2017

Starbucks is signaling the start of warmer weather by rolling out its summer menu, and investors can expect sales to heat up as customers clamor for its chilled drinks.

Even in the chilly winter months, cold beverages have helped Starbucks’ sales grow. So the company’s strategy has focused its innovation on cold options, like cold foam. Another chilled beverage innovation, Nitro Cold Brew, is available in about half of its U.S. stores as Starbucks targets nationwide availability by the end of year.

In its second quarter, the company reported that sales at stores open at least 12 months rose 3%, beating Wall Street’s estimates of 2.9%. Starbucks attributed the growth to a 3% increase in average customer ticket. Nearly half of the ticket growth came from customers trading up to pricier drinks like the Cloud Macchiato.

Additionally, cold drinks are helping attract customers into stores during all parts of the day, way past the busy morning rush. Afternoon performance during the latest quarter was the best it’s been in three years.

“We have seen when we introduce more of our cold beverage innovation, it’s improving afternoons and our nonmembers tend to shop with us in the afternoons,” COO Roz Brewer said on the quarterly conference call with analysts Thursday.

But, one cold option has been getting less love. Starbucks has been moving away from limited-time Frappuccinos. The last one to make a noticeable impact on sales was the Unicorn Frappuccino, which was introduced in April 2017. Since then the Seattle-based company has largely failed to replicate its success with another version of the blended drink. This year, its summer menu is bringing back three popular versions of the blended drink without introducing any new Frappuccino options.

“We’re learning that it’s an ‘and’ and not an ‘or,” Brewer said in an interview, adding that Frappuccinos will always stay on its menu.

The coffee chain is also introducing a Crispy Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Baja Black Bean Veggie Wrap and Frosted Doughnut Cake Pop for the summer.

Here’s its summer drink lineup announced Tuesday:

6 Starbucks Drinks For Summer That Are Extremely Instagrammable

Only amateurs decide on a Starbucks drink based on how the thing tastes. What matters most in life? Everyone say it together now: how things look on the outside! If summer’s your thing and social media is your game, here’s a round up of six Starbucks drinks that look amazing on Instagram and are ~perfect~ for summer.

I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but at some point along the way, coffee drinkers decided that coffee no longer gets the job done. We want it to be coffee with extra flavors! And bright colors! We want it to be so different that it doesn’t even taste like coffee anymore!

Case in point: the Unicorn Frappuccino. It was made with swirls of blue and pink — each with their own unique flavors — and topped with “unicorn dust.” What is unicorn dust, you ask? Truly, what isn’t unicorn dust? And who are we mere mortals to be asking the questions, when all we really want to do is take a photo and suck it down before it melts?

Starbucks must have heard our cries for drinks that will look great on social media, because this summer, it’s all about beverages that are oh-so-Instagrammable. Here are just six of them below.

1. The Tie-Dye Frappuccino

This drink could taste like a foot and we’d still order it because, well, look at it. The Tie-Dye Frappuccino is perfectly fruity and showcases red, blue, and yellow tie-dye swirls — beautifully reminiscent of your hand-dyed shirts from back in the ’90s.

It’s then topped with vanilla whipped cream and dusted with red, blue, and yellow powder. The ingredients list doesn’t exactly reveal which fruity flavors we should be tasting specifically, but you’re going to look so fab drinking this in your IG Stories. Not much else matters.

Fair warning though, everyone: this drink launched on July 11, and will only be around for a few days, so if you want to try it you’d better get a move on.

2. The Dragon Drink

If you’ve never tried dragonfruit before, now’s your chance. The drink is a refreshing blend of sweet mango and dragonfruit, which is then hand-shaken with coconut milk and ice. Oh, and the little specks you see in there? That’s legit diced dragonfruit.

The Dragon Drink has a tropical vibe and a bright purple hue, and if you close your eyes while you sip it, it’s almost like you’re sitting on an island with the ocean waves crashing in front of you. Almost.

3. The Strawberry Frappuccino


Question: How much strawberry is too much strawberry?

Answer: Such a situation doesn’t exist.

Nothing is more summery than berries, and Sbux is coming in with its Strawberry Frappuccino.

It begins with a splash of strawberry puree, which is then topped with a combination of ice, milk, and — you guessed it — more strawberry puree. Finish it all off with whipped cream, and you have a drink that’s going to look so fly on your Instagram feed this summer.

4. S’mores Frappuccino

You don’t need a campfire to have fun with s’mores this summer — and your IG followers are going to be so jealous.

Starbucks makes their S’mores Frappuccino with a creamy and amazing blend of vanilla, coffee, milk, and ice. Add to that a layer of marshmallow-infused whipped cream and milk chocolate sauce, and top it all off with even more whipped cream and a graham cracker crumble, and you have a drink that’s perfect for the summer season and the ‘gram. (Just be warned — it’s only around for a limited time!)

5. The Pink Drink

Starbucks’ Strawberry Acai Refreshers drink is already stupendous on its own, but then they went and combined it with coconut milk, and something amazing happened.

The Pink Drink happened.

It’s got hints of passion fruit and pieces of strawberry. Hurry up and post a pic to Instagram before it’s gone.

6. The Violet Drink

Coconut milk and ice are mixed with Sbux’s Very Berry Hibiscus Refreshers drink for the Violet Drink, pictured next to its cousin the Pink Drink above. The flavors of sweet blackberries — which are mixed whole right into the drink — and tart hibiscus will make your taste buds do a dance.

This is going to be one delicious — and photogenic — summer.

Starbucks knows that the rainbow never goes out of style, and the latest additions to their Summer 2019 menu reflects that with a new line-up of colorful beverages to cool us off during the inevitable climate change-fueled heat waves we’re about to endure until blizzard season comes back in, oh, mid-October. The new drinks are comprised mostly of fruity new Teavana iced tea and lemonade flavors, but there’s an espresso drink and some tasty new food options to choose from too.

All the ahhh you need in three new ways.
💛 Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade
🧡 Iced Guava White Tea Lemonade
💙 Iced Blueberry Black Tea Lemonade

— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) June 25, 2019

First up are the thirst-quenching tea concoctions. There’s the Teavana Peach Green Tea Lemonade, which has gotten a recipe revamp and is now made with peach-flavored fruit juice and lemonade. Next up is the Teavana Guava White Tea Lemonade, which puts white tea and guava juice to good use. Last but definitely not least, you’ll be able to chug down the new purple drink: Teavana Blueberry Black Tea Lemonade, which is exactly what it sounds like.

Those who crave a little bit more caffeine in the morning can opt for the new Iced Cocoa Cloud Macchiato, which is joining the permanent menu year-round (ask for it hot in the winter). A fluffy cloud foam flavored with toffee nut syrup is served over ice with a shot of espresso, and is decorated with a caramel and mocha drizzle.

Of course, to fuel your beach days, camping trips, and air conditioner-repair adventures, you’ll need some grub — the Strawberry Cake Pop and Smoked Shoulder Bacon Breakfast Sandwich should more than do the trick.

The drinks and new food items are now available at Starbucks locations nationwide. You can try them for yourself during Starbucks Happy Hour on June 27th — buy a grande or larger beverage after 3 pm, receive a second one free, including the new seasonal beverages. Bonus points if you get one of the colorful new teas in a reusable rainbow or color-changing tumbler. Our summer just got a whole lot tastier!

31 “Vintage” Starbucks Frappuccinos We Completely Forgot About

It was the summer of 1993. Starbucks had less than 300 stores across the U.S. and Canada (which is nothing compared to the 24,000 spots the coffee conglomerate currently has across the globe). Southern California store managers noticed that other coffee shops were adding blended beverages to their menus, so they began trying it out themselves.

By 1994, the blended beverage — which they started calling a “Frappuccino” (after buying The Coffee Connection, which came up with the name) — completely took off. And in 1995, Starbucks officially launched the first Frappuccino blended beverage in flavors Coffee and Mocha.

By 1996, the Frappuccinos were being bottled and sold.

And in 1999, the Caramel Frappuccino made its debut alongside Starbucks’s green straw and domed lid.

Though Starbucks’s Frappuccino had humble beginnings, it has amassed quite the collection of flavors. Currently, they sell Java Chip, Matcha Green Tea, S’Mores, Mocha, White Chocolate, and more — but what about the flavors from years past?

In 2019, what is considered a vintage Starbucks Frappuccino?

To find out, we did some digging into Starbucks’s archives and compiled a list of “vintage” Frappuccinos that are no longer available on the chain’s menu.

1. Strawberries and Creme

In 2002, Starbucks released its first Frappuccino that didn’t contain coffee or tea. These were known as Frappuccino Blended Crème beverages. Alongside Vanilla Bean, Double Chocolate Chip, and Chai Creme (which are all still available) was the Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino.

It was a light pink darling made of strawberries, milk, ice, and a touch of whipped cream on top.

Alongside the other three Frappuccinos released that year, we can’t imagine why Strawberries and Creme didn’t make the final cut.

2. Mocha Coconut

The Mocha Coconut Frappuccino was originally released in 2002, brought back in 2011, and brought back once again in 2015, according to Delish. The drink, which has since been discontinued, was made with:

Blended coffee, coconut syrup, mocha sauce, milk, whipped cream, a mocha drizzle, and chocolate flakes, according to Starbucks.

While this beauty is no longer with us, one can safely assume it will make a comeback — since it has made two already.

3. Franken Frappuccino

In 2014, Starbucks got spooky with their Franken Frappuccino.

Per Foodbeast, this drink contained white mocha, peppermint syrup, Green Tea Frappuccino, java chips, and whipped cream.

Though it made for a Frankenstein green-colored drink, there wasn’t anything particularly scary about it — especially when you compare it to the Halloween drinks Starbucks began releasing the following year.

4. Frappula Frappuccino

2015 brought with it a drink that makes us shudder. “The fang-tastic beverage is made with a layer of mocha sauce and a dollop of whipped cream on the bottom,” states Starbucks’s press release.

“White chocolate mocha sauce, milk, and ice blended together are then layered on top, while a drizzle of strawberry puree oozes from the rim.”

“The beverage is finished with whipped cream on top.” In other words, the drink looks as though it was bitten by a vampire and is now oozing blood. Drink if you dare!

5. Strawberry Shortcake

Alongside the Frappula Frappuccino, a… less sinister beverage was released.

We’re referring to the Strawberry Frappuccino, which was created to celebrate the end of summer. It contains a blend of:

Strawberries, hazelnut syrup, strawberry juice, vanilla bean, milk, ice, and whipped cream, and culminates in a beverage that’s the perfect shade of pink.

Though it has been discontinued, it still makes us wish that summer would last forever.

6. Cinnamon Roll

2015 was a big year for the blended coffee drink, and that’s because it was the 20th anniversary of the Starbucks Frappuccino. In honor of this momentous occasion, the company released six new Frappuccino flavors at one time, and Cinnamon Roll was amongst them.

According to Starbucks, it included coffee, cinnamon dolce syrup, white chocolate mocha sauce, vanilla bean, whipped cream, and a cinnamon dolce sprinkle.

“Sweet and spicy… that’s how we roll,” states the company, taking the opportunity to make a perfect pun.

7. Cupcake

The Cupcake Frappuccino also came along for the ride in 2015. “It was decent!” wrote Bustle writer Jamie Primeau.

“Less exciting than that limited-edition birthday cake Frappuccino though, since there isn’t any pink whipped cream involved.”

Though it didn’t come with pink whipped cream, this drink did include Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino, hazelnut syrup, and whipped cream. Looking back, we think they should have included cake slices or some sprinkles on top.

8. Vanilla Spice

This Frapp was released in January 2013, but it didn’t last long. The Vanilla Spice Frap was like the sophisticated, adult version of a Vanilla Bean Crème.

According to the coffee chain’s website, it was coffee blended with cardamom syrup, milk, and ice.

The delicious drink was then topped with sweetened whipped cream and vanilla spice.

9. Lemon Bar

We imagine this Frappuccino was either hit or miss, since lemon tends to be a flavor you really hate or really love — especially when it’s in dessert form. Starbucks described the 2015 anniversary-edition treat as,

“A sweet and sour mix that brings lemonade and vanilla together.”

“Finished perfectly with whipped cream and a caramel sugar sprinkle. When life gives you lemons, sip this… upside-down?”

We’re not exactly sure what that last question is trying to imply, but we’re still here for it.

10. Red Velvet Cake

They had a hard time justifying this one. “As is with the problem with so many red-velvet-flavored things, the Red Velvet Cake Crème Frappuccino didn’t have a very distinct flavor, though the chocolate chips blended in for a nice textural finish,” concluded PopSugar writer Hedy Phillips in 2015.

They’re referring to the fact that the blended drink features mocha sauce, chocolate chips, raspberry syrup, vanilla syrup, and whipped cream.

So we can see why it would be hard to pick out a single distinct flavor.

11. Birthday Cake

Finally, the drink we’ve all been waiting for: the Birthday Cake Frappuccino! To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Starbucks also released this sweet pink drink, which they re-released in 2016 to honor their 21st anniversary.

Yes — with vanilla bean, hazelnut, and pink whipped cream — it was so good that they had to release it two years in a row.

I mean, the Instagrams alone would be worth it.

12. Caramel Waffle Cone

2016 brought with it the Caramel Waffle Cone Frappuccino. “When you think of waffle cones in an ice cream shop, it’s that aroma of the caramelized brown sugar and butter that draw you in,” said Maretta Delacruz, who’s on the Starbucks beverage development team.

“We used these aromas as our inspiration to capture the flavor of the new Caramel Waffle Cone Frappuccino.”

To make this ice cream dream into a reality, Starbucks blended waffle cone-flavor syrup, dark caramel sauce, coffee, milk, and ice, topping the drink with whipped cream, waffle cone pieces, and more dark caramel. Delicious.

13. Pokémon Go

Starbucks knows a trend when they see one, and Pokémon Go was no exception. Back in 2016, users were able to locate a Starbucks store in the game, which is where they could discover a beverage filled with:

Raspberry syrup, freeze-fried blackberries, Vanilla Bean Frappuccino, and whipped cream.

Now, all we have is one question: If this drink were a Pokémon, which Pokémon would it be?

14. Tiramisu

Yes, there was actual cake in this one. The Tiramisu Frap, according to Delish, is created with a mascarpone cheese and egg base, which is then blended with coffee-soaked sponge cake.

Excuse us, we’re drooling.

The Frappucino was then topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate powder. When the Frap was introduced in February 2015, they even came with an extra-wide straw so you could suck up those cake bits.

The Frapp came back for a limited time in Spring 2019, but only in Japan.


15. Fruitcake Frappuccino

We hate to be the ones to tell you, but Starbucks did the unthinkable in December 2016. With Hazelnut Crème Frappuccino, dried fruit spiced with cinnamon, whipped cream, caramel dots, and a sprinkle of matcha, Starbucks’s Fruitcake Frappuccino was born.

Brand Eating writes,

“The dried fruit seems to be taken from their oatmeal offering and consists mostly of raisins and cranberries, as far as I can tell.”

“The blender they use for the Frappuccino doesn’t successfully dice the dried fruit into small enough pieces, so I found myself struggling to drink it through the straw quite frequently.”

Welp. There’s a reason why the drink hasn’t made a comeback.

16. Caramel Flan

This Frapp tasted just like the gelatinous dessert. Available for a limited time in December 2014 and again in February 2015, the Caramel Flan Frappucino was a sweet and salty combo.

According to Starbucks’s website, the drink was made by taking blended coffee and mixing in caramel flan syrup and milk.

They topped it with caramel-infused whipped cream and caramel flan drizzle.

17. Caramelized Honey

This 2016 drink sounds like pure decadence. We say that because it contains a caramel honey sauce that has been slowly cooked for 45 minutes.

That gets added to milk, ice, and a bold espresso roast, which is then topped with honey sugar sprinkles and whipped cream.

Starbucks says that it will “truly take you to the land of milk and honey,” and based on the drink ingredients alone, we fully believe them.

18. Cherry Blossom

Taking a page from Starbucks Japan’s book, the company began offering the beverage in the U.S. in 2016. To honor Japan’s cherry blossom festivals, the company actually started offering the beverage in 2010 in Japan.

So it took six years for them to realize that America would also like to give the Cherry Blossom Frappuccino a taste.

It contains strawberries and cream, white chocolate sauce, whipped cream, a matcha drizzle, and a sprinkle of matcha powder, and sounds like the perfect way to usher in the spring season.

19. Caffè Espresso

This is pretty much your standard frap, but with one exception: the whipped cream was espresso-infused. It also included an Italian roast drizzle.

Serious coffee lovers miss this one.

The drink was available for a brief time during Spring 2014.

20. Blackberry Green Tea

This one sounds like it was… unique. In 2006, Starbucks was going buckwild with its Frap flavors. They offered the Blackberry Green Tea Frappucino, which was made with the Green Tea Crème Frap base you can still get today.

The only – and critical – difference?

This one came with blackberry syrup drizzled over the whipped cream. People are still pining for Starbucks to bring this early aughts staple back.

21. Unicorn

What does a unicorn taste like, you ask? Well, if Starbucks knows what they’re talking about, the magical creature tastes like a crème Frappuccino, mango syrup, sour blue drizzle, vanilla whipped cream, and sweet pink and sour blue topping.

Back in 2017, Starbucks released this drink and it was an instant hit, appearing on Instagram feeds everywhere.

That’s mainly because the vibrant drink would change color as you stirred its contents.

22. Christmas Tree

In December 2017, a Christmas miracle happened in the form of the Christmas Tree Frappuccino. Starbucks announced the drink by stating,

“Featuring festive flavors of the season, the Christmas Tree Frappuccino starts with a Peppermint Mocha Crème Frappuccino…”

“…topped with a majestic Matcha whipped cream ‘tree’ that is decorated with caramel drizzle garland, candied cranberry ornaments and finished with a strawberry tree topper.”

Yes, they said strawberry tree topper.

23. Zombie

Much like the Frappula Frappuccino, the Zombie Frappuccino was a beverage that gave us goosebumps. That’s because it was meant to mimic a zombie’s brain with its pink whipped cream and red mocha drizzle.

Inside the “zombie body,” the drink included Frappuccino® Crème, tart apple, and caramel.

As someone who has actually tried the drink IRL, I can safely say that I do not want it to rise from the grave.

24. Cotton Candy

The six drinks they released in 2015 were apparently inspired by the store’s loyal customers. So in addition to the Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino, Starbucks also created the Cotton Candy Frappuccino.

According to their website, this drink was made with raspberry syrup, Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino, and whipped cream.

So basically, it’s a Raspberry-Vanilla Frappuccino and honestly, we’re not mad at it.

25. Horchata

Thankfully, the Horchata Frappuccino was released in 2017 to balance out the destruction caused by the Zombie Frappuccino. Made with almond milk, the drink features Starbucks Horchata Almondmilk Frappuccino, coffee, ice, and cinnamon dolce syrup.

To make the drink their own, Starbucks added whipped cream, cinnamon-sugar sprinkles, and a caramel swirl.

Sounds like a drink that would taste great both hot and cold.

26. Caramelized Honey

In March 2016, Starbucks introduced this decadent latte and frappuccino line. It was a seasonal flavor meant to bridge the gap between Winter and Spring.

It had slow-cooked caramel honey sauce.

And fans say it was their absolute favorite. Who could say no to a delicious honey-caramel-coffee-milk-combo?

27. Berry Prickly Pear

This is one drink we never expected to see on the Starbucks menu. In June 2017, just in time for summer, the drink was created to include mango Frappuccino blended Crème, strawberry and prickly pear fruit puree, and berry prickly pear fruit puree.

“Prickly pear has a similar taste to tropical melon and berry, and we found that it pairs really well with strawberries,”

said Jennica Robinson, who works on Starbucks’s beverage development team. “This Frappuccino is made without whipped cream, so the fruit flavors and bright colors really shine through.”

28. Mango Pineapple

This sounds like the perfect tropical, summer treat. To accompany 2017’s Berry Prickly Pear Frappuccino, Starbucks also unveiled the Mango Pineapple Frappuccino…”

“…which contains mango Frappuccino blended Crème and layers of mango-pineapple pure, which gives the drink a fun, fruity look that captures the essence of summertime.”

Of this drink, Jennica Robinson said, “The mouthwatering fruit puree forms ribbons of bright color throughout the Frappuccino, creating creamy and fruity layers of flavor as you sip the beverage.”

29. Midnight Mint Mocha

To close the chapter on our “vintage” Starbucks drinks — we thought 2018 might be too soon — we have the Midnight Mint Mocha, which was released in 2017.

According to Starbucks, it includes coffee, milk, ice, extra-dark cocoa, cooling mint sugar crystal, and whipped cream.

Sounds like the perfect drink for someone who likes to stock up on Thin Mints during Girl Scout Cookie season.

30. Caramel Cocoa Cluster

Back in 2016, Starbucks brought this fan favorite back for a little while to celebrate National Caramel Day. It’s a blend of toffee nut syrup, coffee, milk, which is topped with whipped cream, mocha sauce, and caramel sauce.

The frap reappears every once in a blue moon.

So keep your eyes peeled if this is one of your favorite fraps.

31. Chestnut Praline

This one usually comes back around the holiday season, but there have been a few winters were folks were seriously missing this festive treat. It was first offered in 2014.

The frap was full of spices, the flavor of caramelized chestnuts, and spice praline crumbs.

Do you think Santa can help us get this one year-round?

Starbucks has two new fruity Frappuccino flavors just in time for summer

Refresh yourself this summer with Starbuck’s new fruity frappes. @sbux_5447/Instagram The INSIDER Summary:

  • Starbucks just launched two new fruity Frappuccinos.
  • The flavors are Mango Pineapple and Berry Prickly Pear.
  • What makes these frappes unique is that they aren’t topped with whipped cream and have no coffee in them.
  • You can get your hands on these colorful drinks starting on June 20.

Starbucks has a found a way to amp up your summer with fun, fruity, colorful summer Frappuccinos! And these Frappuccinos don’t come with whipped cream! It’s the first time in recent years that an all-new Frappuccino is standard with no whipped cream. It’s true, you won’t find whipped cream as standard on any “light” Frappuccino, but for a completely new seasonal offering this is a unique Frappuccino!

How summery are they? THIS SUMMERY. #BerryPricklyPear #MangoPineappleFrappuccino (Participating US & Canada stores)

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There are two delicious fruity creations:

Mango Pineapple Frappuccino

Only 9 more days!! I can’t wait to launch this delicious new drink!! #mangopineapplefrappuccino

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This comes with a mango-pineapple puree at the bottom of your cup, and on top of that is Frappuccino créme base, milk, and mango syrup, all blended together (The mango syrup combined with milk, and Frappuccino crème base are what make a mango crème Frappuccino). On top of that is another layer of mango-pineapple puree goodness. The puree in this one has a hint of lime. Next up, it’s finished with a lid! This drink is ready for all your green straw moments!

Berry Prickly Pear Frappuccino

wow I literally can’t get over the beauty of this drink . . #berrypricklypear #starbucks

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The Frappuccino starts with a mango crème Frappuccino, poured over a strawberry prickly pear fruit puree. Prickly pear (which tastes like tropical melon and berries) pairs nicely with strawberry; the fruit puree also features subtle notes of hibiscus, passionfruit and lime. The beverage is then finished with another layer of berry prickly pear fruit puree.

Both of these Frappuccinos do NOT have any coffee in them.

Between the two of them, I prefer the Mango Pineapple Frappuccino. It’s the right amount of sweetness with the great taste of pineapple that pops through! I like both mango and pineapple flavors, so drink this one imagining yourself on the beach, with a beverage that requires a little umbrella floating in it!

These are seasonal summer beverages starting on June 20, 2017: When the ingredients are gone, they’re gone. You’ll find these at all company-operated Starbucks in the US and in Canada. You should also be able to find them at licensed stores, however it’s possible that their menus might vary slightly.


Here’s a chronological list of new or limited edition Starbucks Frappuccino, if you’re looking for such a thing.

It’s currently under construction.

* Returning Flavor

October 2018 – Witch’s Brew

  • A purple blend of “toad’s breath” and orange crème Frappuccino and a swirl of green “bat warts” (made with chia seeds), and it topped with vanilla whipped cream and dusting of green “lizard scale” powder.

June 2018 – Seriously Strawberry

  • A layered drink that starts with a swirl of strawberry fruity puree, then a Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino base (a blend of ice, milk and Starbucks’ strawberry infusion blend), then another layer of strawberry puree, and it’s finished with vanilla whipped cream. Added to permanent menu.

May 2018 – Triple Mocha

  • It starts with a layer of sweet cold brew whipped cream and a layer of dark mocha sauce at the bottom of the cup. On top of that is a standard Mocha Frappuccino made with mocha sauce, Frappuccino Roast coffee, and milk blended with ice. All of that is topped with another layer of sweet cold brew whipped cream and a dark mocha drizzle. Added to permanent menu.

May 2018 – Ultra Caramel

  • It’s layered like the Triple Mocha and has the same sweet cold brew whipped cream, but instead of the dark mocha sauce and Mocha Frappuccino, it has a dark caramel sauce and dark caramel coffee Frappuccino middle layer. Added to permanent menu.

March 2018 – Crystal Ball

  • A creme-based Frappuccino infused with peach flavor topped with peach-flavored whipped cream, and turquoise sparkles. The turquoise sprinkles on the whipped cream will reveal either a blue, green, or purple color. Blue foretells adventure, green foretells luck, and purple foretells magic.

December 2017 – Black and White Mocha

  • A combination of dark mocha sauce, white chocolate mocha sauce, Frappuccino® roast coffee, milk and ice blended together. It’s topped with whipped cream and chocolate sequins.

December 2017 – Christmas Tree

  • Features mocha sauce and peppermint syrup blended with milk and ice that’s topped with a tree made with matcha-infused whipped cream. The tree is decorated with a caramel drizzle as tinsel and candied cranberries as ornaments. The final touch is a strawberry that’s used as a tree topper.

October 2017 – Zombie

  • The colorful blended beverage features a green caramel apple Frappuccino base with a dark red zombie mocha drizzle and a pink whipped topping that looks like BRAINS!

August 2018 – Horchata Almondmilk

  • Almondmilk, cinnamon dolce syrup, coffee, and ice blended together. Then it’s topped with whipped cream, a swirl of caramel, and cinnamon and sugar sprinkles.

June 2017 – Berry Prickly Pear

  • Starts with a strawberry and prickly pear puree that also features a little bit of hibiscus, passionfruit, and lime. It’s then topped with a Frappuccino Blended Creme Base with mango syrup, milk, and ice. Then that’s topped with more puree.

June 2017 – Mango Pineapple

  • Is layered the same way as the Berry Prickly Pear (above) except the puree is made with mango, pineapple, and a hint of lime.

May 2017 – Midnight Mint Mocha

  • A layer of whipped cream between two blended layers that are made up of extra dark cocoa, coffee, milk, ice, and cooling mint sugar crystals. Then it’s topped with more whipped cream and dark cocoa powder. It’s also available without coffee.

April 2017 – Unicorn

  • Made with a sweet dusting of pink powder, blended into a crème Frappuccino with mango syrup and layered with a sour blue drizzle. It’s topped with vanilla whipped cream and sweet pink and sour blue powder topping

December 2016 – Tuxedo Mocha

  • A mixture of mocha sauce, white chocolate mocha sauce, Frappuccino roast coffee, milk, and ice blended together and topped with whipped cream and mocha drizzle on half of the whipped cream.

December 2016 – Fruitcake

  • A Hazelnut Frappuccino base blended with dried fruit, cinnamon, milk, and ice. Then it’s topped with whipped cream, caramel dots, and a matcha sprinkle. The dried fruits are cranberries, golden raisins, zante currant raisins, and cherries.

December 2016 – Pokemon GO

  • Combines a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino, raspberry syrup, and freeze-dried blackberries, all of which is topped with whipped cream

October 2016 – Frappula*

  • Made with white chocolate sauce, milk, and ice blended together then layered between mocha sauce and whipped cream. Raspberry syrup is drizzled around the rim and that layer is topped with more whipped cream.

June 2016 – Double Fudge Bar

  • A double dose of mocha sauce combined with vanilla syrup, Frappuccino Roast coffee and milk, blended with ice. It’s topped with chocolaty whipped cream.

May 2016 – Caramel Waffle Cone

  • Waffle cone-flavored syrup and dark caramel sauce blended with coffee, milk, and ice. It’s topped with whipped cream, waffle cone pieces, and more dark caramel sauce. It’s also available in a coffee-less version

April 2016 – Birthday Cake*

  • A blend of vanilla bean and hazelnut flavors and is topped with a raspberry-infused whipped cream.

April 2016 – S’mores*

  • The layered beverage starts with marshmallow-infused whipped cream and milk chocolate sauce; adds a creamy blend of graham, coffee, milk and ice; and is finished off with marshmallow whipped cream and a graham cracker crumble.

April 2016 – Caramel Cocoa Cluster*

  • A blend of toffee nut syrup, Frappuccino Roast Coffee, milk and ice and topped with a layer of dark caramel sauce, finished with whipped cream and a drizzle of mocha sauce.

March 2016 – Caramelized Honey

  • Features a caramel honey sauce that’s been slow-cooked for 45 minutes, Starbucks’ espresso, and milk. It’s topped with whipped cream and honey sugar sprinkles

March 2016 – Cherry Blossom

  • Features strawberries and cream with white chocolate sauce and matcha drizzle. It’s topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of matcha.

February 2016 – Molten Chocolate

  • Coffee with rich mocha sauce and chocolatey chips blended with milk and ice. This beverage is finished with mocha and espresso-infused whipped cream and an espresso mocha drizzle.

October 2015 – Frappula

  • Made with white chocolate sauce, milk, and ice blended together then layered between mocha sauce and whipped cream. Raspberry syrup is drizzled around the rim and that layer is topped with more whipped cream.

August 2015 – Blackberries & Creme

  • A blend of blackberries, vanilla bean, milk, and ice that’s topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon dolce topping

August 2015 – Strawberry Shortcake

  • A blend of strawberries, strawberry juice, vanilla bean, hazelnut syrup, milk, and ice with whipped cream on top.

July 2015 – Mocha Coconut*

  • Made with Starbucks signature Frappuccino Roast coffee blended with mocha sauce, coconut syrup, milk, and ice, and then topped with whipped cream, chocolate drizzle and toasted coconut flakes.

June 2015 – Caramel Cocoa Cluster

  • Part of Frappuccino Flav-Off. A blend of toffee nut syrup, Frappuccino Roast Coffee, milk and ice and topped with a layer of dark caramel sauce, finished with whipped cream and a drizzle of mocha sauce.

June 2015 – Cotton Candy

  • Part of Frappuccino Flav-Off. A blend of vanilla bean, raspberry syrup, milk and ice, finished with whipped cream.

June 2015 – Cupcake

  • Part of Frappuccino Flav-Off. A blend of vanilla bean, hazelnut syrup, milk and ice, finished with whipped cream.

June 2015 – Cinnamon Roll

  • Part of Frappuccino Flav-Off. A blend of cinnamon dolce syrup, white chocolate mocha sauce, vanilla bean, Frappuccino Roast Coffee, milk and ice, finished with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon dolce topping

June 2015 – Lemon Bar

  • Part of Frappuccino Flav-Off. A blend of lemonade, vanilla syrup, milk and ice, finished with whipped cream and a sprinkle of caramel sugar.

June 2015 – Red Velvet Cake

  • Part of Frappuccino Flav-Off. A blend of mocha sauce, raspberry syrup, vanilla syrup and Frappuccino chips with milk and ice, finished with whipped cream.

April 2015 – S’mores

  • The layered beverage starts with marshmallow-infused whipped cream and milk chocolate sauce; adds a creamy blend of graham, coffee, milk and ice; and is finished off with marshmallow whipped cream and a graham cracker crumble.

March 2015 – Birthday Cake

  • A blend of vanilla bean and hazelnut flavors and is topped with a raspberry-infused whipped cream

January 2015 – Seattle Seahawks

  • Washington and Oregon exclusive flavor. A Vanilla Bean Crème handcrafted beverage blended with blueberries and topped with green tea matcha-infused whip cream.

April 2014 – Caffe Espresso

  • A combination of Starbucks signature Frappuccino Roast coffee and milk, blended together with ice and topped with an Espresso-infused Whipped Cream and Italian Roast Coffee Drizzle.

April 2013 – Caramel Ribbon Crunch

  • A blend of buttery caramel syrup with Frappuccino roast coffee, milk and ice, then topped with a layer of our new dark caramel sauce, whipped cream, caramel drizzle and crunchy caramel sugar topping. It’s also available without coffee.

May 2012 – Chocolate Cookie Crumble Creme

  • A blend of rich mocha sauce, vanilla syrup, Frappuccino chips, and milk blended with ice and topped with delicious chocolaty whipped cream and a chocolate cookie crumbles.

May 2012 – Mocha Cookie Crumble

  • An indulgent blend of rich mocha sauce, vanilla syrup, Frappuccino®chips, Starbucks signature Frappuccino Roast coffee and milk blended with ice and topped with delicious chocolaty whipped cream and chocolate cookie crumbles.

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