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