It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Starbucks just released two new frappuccino flavors on June 20: the Berry Prickly Pear Frappucino Crème and the Mango Pineapple Frappuccino Crème. I was content with their Midnight Mocha, but I might have to change my usual order now.
For months we’ve heard rumors about what new frappuccinos Starbucks would give us over the summer. Would they top the unicorn trend? Are they worthy of every Instagram page? Will they actually taste as good as they look?
So far, Starbucks fans say yes! These two new drinks look gorgeous and seem a lot healthier than their sugary unicorn counterpart (or at least as healthy as a frappuccino can get).
Berry Prickly Pear Frappuccino blended Crème Beverage
Don’t let the colors fool you. The berry prickly pear frappuccino has a mango frappe base and is poured over a strawberry and pear fruit puree. If your taste buds are sharp enough you might be able to catch the subtle notes of hibiscus, passion fruit and lime. The frappe is then topped off with another layer of puree for that gorgeous color that is sure to get you likes on your Instagram page.
Mango Pineapple Frappuccino blended Crème Beverage
My Filipino heritage is screaming at me to order this drink ASAP. Like the Berry Prickly Pear frappe, this one also has a mango frappe base which is blended with crème. It’s then poured over a tropical mango-pineapple puree. I love strawberries, but blending mangoes and pineapples together really gives off that Summer vibe. Your barista will throw on some more puree on top for that perfect blend of crème and fruit.
“The mouthwatering fruit puree forms ribbons of bright color throughout the Frappuccino, creating creamy and fruity layers of flavor as you sip the beverage,” said Jennica Robinson, who works in the Starbucks beverage development team. Maybe I should rethink my career options. If I can get paid to make tasty drinks all day then sign me up, coach.
Starbucks customers will be able to order these tasty new frappuccinos starting today (June 20) in the U.S. and Canada. You better act fast, though. The company claims that the drinks are only available for a limited time while supplies last.