What Is The Starbucks Sunset Menu? Get Ready For This Instant Upgrade To Your Summer Nights

In case you haven't heard the news, Starbucks is introducing some afternoon treats to its lineup. What is the Starbucks Sunset Menu, you may be wondering? Starting this summer, you can get your hands on items being sold exclusively after 3 p.m., including the new Starbucks Granitas — shaved ice drinks that will cool you off on a warm summer evening — and Trifles, which are basically dessert in a cup.

If you are concerned that your sleep will be disturbed by the addition of an evening Starbucks run, fear not. Only one of the Sunset Menu items, the Caramel Espresso Granita, contains espresso. The other two Granitas making their debut are the Teavana Youthberry White Tea Granita, and the Strawberry Lemon Limeade Granita, which is completely caffeine-free.

As for the new Sunset Menu Trifles? They are available in Chocolate Brownie (a warm brownie layered with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle), and Strawberry Shortcake (vanilla bean scones layered with whipped cream and strawberry drizzle). Just remember not to spoil your dinner — or you know, just go for it anyway. I won't tell anyone.

Here are some visual aids for you to feast your eyes on while you wait to make your next trip to Starbucks.

1. The Youthberry White Tea Granita

This tea blends summery tropical flavors like pineapple, acai, and hibiscus for the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. 

2. The Caramel Espresso Granita

If you feel like you need an extra boost after lunch, but it's just too hot for a drip coffee, get yourself this creamy espresso slushie. If the internet's reaction to Starbucks Cold Brew is any forecast for the cult following this drink will garner, Starbucks will see a whole new afternoon rush hour.

3. The Strawberry Lemon Limeade Granita

Complete with real strawberry slices, this caffeine-free drink is sure to be a summer staple.

4. The Chocolate Brownie Trifle

So perfectly simple, I'm not sure why I didn't think of this before Starbucks did. It's a chocoholic's dream snack.

5. The Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

A dessert fit for high tea, this snack will satisfy your sugar craving in no time.

Happy summer, my fellow Starbucks fans!

Images: Courtesy of Starbucks

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