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Starbucks Unveils Summer Menu

Starbucks Unveils Summer Menu

The beverage giant has just announced their upcoming menu for the summer months

Starbucks has announced their beverage and food menus for the warmer months.

Just in time for summer, Starbucks has released new flavors and innovations for their drink and food menu.

Last year’s summer favorite, the Refresher, a carbonated, green, energy beverage returns with a new flavor that has a citrus twist. Valencia Orange is a “vibrant twist of citrus flavor” and includes a real Navel orange slice inside. The flavor joins the two returning flavors, Cool Lime and Very Berry in hopes that customers will reach for the low-caffeinated beverage during their mid-day lull, according to the press release. Because of this hope, the company is offering a 3 pm Refreshers happy hour, where customers can purchase any Refreshers beverage for half the price.

Along with the return of the Refresher, Starbucks also has plans to launch what they call the “perfect summer coffee.” The Kati-Kati Blend is a blend of East African coffee that can be brewed hot or cold, perfect for any kind of summer morning. The brew is being released, along with the other summer favorites, on June 25 and is only available for a limited time.

With the two beverages being released, Starbucks will also release summer food to be paired along with the summer drinks. The summer menu includes everything from classic favorites like a Chicken Caesar Salad, Chicken BLT, and Egg Salad Sandwich to new, healthy innovations like a Zesty Chicken and Black Bean Salad, Hearty Veggies and Brown Rice Salad, and a Turkey and Havarti Sandwich.


This New Starbucks Drink Comes With Actual Cake on Top

A limited-edition summer beverage has just been added to the Starbucks menu, and it's perfect for those who love to have their dessert come in drink form. And also consider funnel cake the ideal summer food.

Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino, the chain's latest concoction, is made with strawberry puree, whipped cream, and funnel cake-flavored frappuccino, but it's the topping that really sets this new Frapp apart—pieces of an actual powdered sugar funnel cake.

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The drink is part of Starbucks' As Summer As Possible menu, which debuted in the United States and Canada on May 11. Another novelty you'll find on there is the Unicorn Cake Pop, which is returning for the warm-weather season, as well as existing beverages like Caramel Ribbon Crunch and Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccinos, a variety of colorful Starbucks Refreshers, including the Dragon Drink, Pink Drink, Mango Dragonfruit, and Strawberry Açaí Lemonade.

Starbucks recently added oat milk as another alternative to dairy on its menu, which joins soy, coconut, and almond milk options. The popularity of oat milk and Starbucks' new beverages featuring it—the Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso and the Honey Oatmilk Latte—caused a temporary shortage of Oatly's signature product across the country.

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Vegan Summer at Starbucks

In March, Starbucks added Oatly&rsquos vegan oat milk to its locations nationwide. The chain now features Oatly in the Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Oatmilk Espresso, a fully vegan beverage which combines brown sugar and cinnamon, and is then topped off with oat milk. Last month, some Starbucks locations reported a shortage of Oatly, due in part to the popularity of the new vegan iced beverage.

As for summer snacks, Starbucks recently added the The Chickpea Bites & Avocado Protein Box, its first fully vegan meal option, to food cases nationwide. Starbucks also began testing a fully vegan Plant Powered Breakfast Sandwich (not to be confused with the non-vegan Impossible Breakfast Sandwich) in 2020 at one location in the Seattle area, which it expanded to Dallas locations earlier this year. Starbucks has yet to announce a national launch of the vegan sandwich&mdashwhich is made with plant-based sausage, mung bean-based egg, and non-dairy cheese and served on an English muffin.

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Starbucks Has A New Summer Menu With A Funnel Cake Frapp And Unicorn Cake Pop

There's absolutely nothing wrong with being a creature of habit, but I'd like to implore you to try something new every once in a while. As for your coffee order, Starbucks wants to help you explore their menu by offering new and returning items for the summer season and a Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino will be the star of the show.

The summer menu will be available at Starbucks locations across the United States starting today which means you can try out the new Frappuccino as soon as possible. Available for a limited time while supplies last, the beverage features layers of strawberry puree and whipped cream swirled with funnel cake-flavored Frappuccino. It's then topped with crunch powdered sugar funnel cake pieces to add extra texture and even more carnival-inspired flavor.

Returning again for the summer this year is the Unicorn Cake Pop as well, which includes vanilla-flavored cake with confetti sprinkles that's shaped into a unicorn and dipped in chocolate icing. While you gear up to try something new with the changing of the seasons, Starbucks also has year-round offerings like the Caramel Ribbon Crunch and Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccinos, Dragon Drink, Pink Drink, Mango Dragonfruit Starbucks Refresher, and more.

The Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino and Unicorn Cake Pop will only be around for a limited time so you probably want to try those first. Once you break the habit of a boring iced coffee with those you can go for the year-round offerings too. You might just find your new go-to. Who knows!


Starbucks’ New Summer Menu Includes a Refreshing Guava & Passionfruit Drink

As Starbucks reopens its stores across the U.S., with more than 90 percent expected to be open by early June, the coffee chain is marking the beginning of summer with one new refreshing fruity drink, the return of a fan-favorite Frapp., one new protein-packed box, and a brand-new colorful cake pop to add to its already robust cake pop lineup.

First up, Starbucks’ new Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink.

Following the launch of their new Iced Coconutmilk Drinks in March, including the Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink and the ginger, pineapple, and turmeric-infused Iced Golden Ginger Drink, Starbucks’ new Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink is a heavenly mix guava, passionfruit, pineapple and ginger, all hand-shaken with coconut milk and ice, resulting in a smooth and creamy beverage sure to complement any warm afternoon.

On your next lunchtime Starbucks run, consider their new Grilled Chicken & Hummus Protein Box. It includes a juicy sous vide grilled chicken breast paired with roasted red pepper hummus and naan bread, baby carrots and snap peas. Delicious and guilt-free.

On more indulgent days, why not also pick up the new Unicorn Cake Pop? With a creamy vanilla cake center, this pop is dipped in a white chocolate icing and dusted with confetti sprinkles. Better hurry, too, because this cake pop is only available for a limited time.

Last but not least, Starbucks brought back the popular S&rsquomores Frappuccino, also for a limited time. This Frapp. blends marshmallow-infused whipped cream, milk chocolate sauce, a creamy blend of vanilla, coffee, milk, and ice. Topped with marshmallow whipped cream and finished off with a graham cracker crumble, we can’t think of a better way to cool off this summer.

For those who’d rather get your caffeine fix from home, Starbucks has you covered. They just released Starbucks Cold Brew Concentrates, available in ready-to-pour, pod, and picture-pack forms. They’re also available in two different flavors: bold Signature Black and Caramel Dolce.

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Starbucks’s New Summer Drink Tastes Like Your Favorite Carnival Treat in a Cup

There is one event that comes around every summer that the entire family loves: the state fair. Kids love the rides and games, and we love the interesting (and strange) foods. Fair food is dominated by all things fried and one sweet dish, in particular, takes the cake in our book as the tastiest, and no, it’s not fried Oreos. To us, funnel cake is unbeatable. It’s sugary, crunchy, fried and so delicious. What if we told you there was a liquid version of a funnel cake out on the market, would you believe us?

As many of you probably know, Starbucks loves experimenting with its frappucinos. We saw it with the Unicorn, American Cherry Pie, and Summer Berry Panna Cotta frappucinos (yes, those are all past flavors). Their latest seasonal drink takes inspiration from our summer fair favorite &mdash it’s a strawberry funnel cake frappuccino and it looks like a true, sugary delight.

It has some pretty interesting ingredients that caught our eye, including strawberry puree and whipped cream layers. Our favorite part? The drink is actually topped with pieces of fried funnel cake. If you’re a fan of funnel cake, you’ll surely enjoy this fun drink.

If Starbucks’ Unicorn Cake Pop is your favorite summertime treat, don’t worry because that’s coming back this year! And as always, their lineup of flavorful refreshers including the pink drink will also be available if the funnel cake frappuccino isn’t your vibe.

We cannot wait to see what other fun drinks Starbucks makes next. We have a feeling that whatever it is, it will be innovative, fun and delicious.

Before you go, check out our roundup of summer cocktails below:


During the summer, It’s refreshing to trade our hot coffees for iced coffees. Starbucks is famous for its delicious cold brew coffee but this recipe proves that you can make it at home effortlessly too!

To achieve that rich bold coffee flavor that we love, it’s important to steep the coffee for up to 24 hours. With that said, be sure to prep this tasty beverage the day before! In addition to the coffee, you’ll also be provided with an irresistibly sweet cream recipe that seriously enhances the flavor of this drink.


This Starbucks Secret Menu Hack Tastes Like A Tropical Summer Smoothie

I'm pretty stuck in my ways when it comes to my Starbucks order. Iced coffee, matcha latte, or chai is always what I'm picking up with the occasional pumpkin spice cold brew in the fall. Every once in a while a new drink will pop up that will make me change my ways and when I saw Totally the Bomb create a sangria-inspired iced beverage I had to try it out.

Because I live in the suburbs, when I ordered in to my local Starbucks, they were out of some of the customizations that Totally the Bomb's version called for. For their version of the Tropical Sangria Tea, they ask for a venti black iced tea, kiwi juice, apple juice, strawberry puree, coconut milk, strawberry inclusions, blackberry inclusions, and dragonfruit inclusions.

My local Starbs was out of kiwi juice and blackberry inclusions, but I opted for kiwi inclusions to make up for it. That being said, the drink I got was probably a bit of a different final product than the original creation by Totally the Bomb. As always, any "secret menu" items need to be ordered with customizations rather than being called that by name.

The combination is described as a sangria tea, so I was expecting a bit of a bitter taste with some fruity notes like the wine-based drink is. Of course, because the Starbucks beverage is non-alcoholic, I knew the taste would be a little bit off. Ultimately, the drink turned out as a subtle pink color that tasted heavily like apple juice with strawberry puree, more like a thin smoothie than anything else.

I've never gone for drinks that have any of the fruit inclusions and the texture after sitting in the liquid definitely wasn't for me, but I could see how the added texture would be a main selling point for someone who's into that. I'd call this adjusted version of the drink a Tropical Smoothie Tea rather than sangria-inspired so if you're into fruit-forward iced bevs for the summer this one's definitely for you.


This Starbucks Secret Menu Hack Tastes Like A Tropical Summer Smoothie

I'm pretty stuck in my ways when it comes to my Starbucks order. Iced coffee, matcha latte, or chai is always what I'm picking up with the occasional pumpkin spice cold brew in the fall. Every once in a while a new drink will pop up that will make me change my ways and when I saw Totally the Bomb create a sangria-inspired iced beverage I had to try it out.

Because I live in the suburbs, when I ordered in to my local Starbucks, they were out of some of the customizations that Totally the Bomb's version called for. For their version of the Tropical Sangria Tea, they ask for a venti black iced tea, kiwi juice, apple juice, strawberry puree, coconut milk, strawberry inclusions, blackberry inclusions, and dragonfruit inclusions.

My local Starbs was out of kiwi juice and blackberry inclusions, but I opted for kiwi inclusions to make up for it. That being said, the drink I got was probably a bit of a different final product than the original creation by Totally the Bomb. As always, any "secret menu" items need to be ordered with customizations rather than being called that by name.

The combination is described as a sangria tea, so I was expecting a bit of a bitter taste with some fruity notes like the wine-based drink is. Of course, because the Starbucks beverage is non-alcoholic, I knew the taste would be a little bit off. Ultimately, the drink turned out as a subtle pink color that tasted heavily like apple juice with strawberry puree, more like a thin smoothie than anything else.

I've never gone for drinks that have any of the fruit inclusions and the texture after sitting in the liquid definitely wasn't for me, but I could see how the added texture would be a main selling point for someone who's into that. I'd call this adjusted version of the drink a Tropical Smoothie Tea rather than sangria-inspired so if you're into fruit-forward iced bevs for the summer this one's definitely for you.