What's In A Starbucks Affogato-Style Frappuccino? This Ice-Cold Treat Gives You A Little Taste Of Italy

The Starbucks drive-thru calls my name every time I zip by already — and now, there's a new tasty treat beckoning me: The coffee giant recently announced the debut of their Affogato-Style Frappuccinos, which is happening today, people (that's July 7)! I'm sure you're wondering exactly what's in a Starbucks Affogato-Style Frappuccino, so we're gonna break it down here in just a moment.

First, though, a little background information: An affogato is actually an Italian dessert. (All right. Off to a good start.) It's made by drowning gelato (a frozen Italian confection kind of like ice cream, but way better) with espresso; in fact, the word "affogato" comes from the Italian word "affogare," which translates to "to drown." Starbucks meshed this with their own Frapps, and boom — Affogato-Style Frappuccinos. The drinks are made by dumping espresso over the Starbucks Frappuccino flavor of your choice — although the Starbucks menu is officially featuring it in Vanilla, Caramel, and Mocha flavors. Mmmmm, mocha.

As I mentioned earlier, you can order the Affogato-Style Frapps starting today (July 7), available at Starbucks locations in the United States and Canada. Prepare to pay the usual cost for whatever Frapp you order, plus an additional $0.80 to $0.90 for the espresso. For reference, a tall, Affogato-Style Vanilla, Caramel, or Mocha Frapp will run between $4.25 and $4.75, depending on the market.

Now, here are the delightful ingredients that go into the new Starbucks drink:

1. Espresso

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Bring on the caffeine, baby. One shot of espresso holds about 75 mg of caffeine, and a tall Affogato-Style Frapp is made with one shot poured over the top of your Frapp. But wait — there's also the caffeine of the Frapp itself. A Tall, 12-ounce Vanilla Frapp has no caffeine; Caramel has 50 mg; and a Mocha Frapp has 55 mg.

2. Milk

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As is, the drinks are made with whole milk. But as always, you can swap it out for the milk (dairy or non) of your choosing.

3. Flavor Of Your Choice

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Like I mentioned earlier, aside from the Vanilla, Caramel, and Mocha flavors, you can order any Frapp flavor you like as an Affogato-style drink; all you have to do is request that a shot of espresso get poured over the top. I've got my eyes on the Java Chip Frapp, because heck yes.

4. All The Toppings

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Whipped cream. Java chips. Of course, it's all optional, but... we're talking about java chips, people. Java chips!

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