When Can I Get A Starbucks Affogato-Style Frappuccino? The Answer Is Sure To Delight You
Awesome news for Starbucks lovers: There's a delightful new sweet treat on the market that promises to cool you right down during the warm summer months — the Affogato-Style Frappuccino, an Italian-inspired drink that combines a shot of espresso with the Frappuccino of your choice. You're probably wondering when you can get a Starbucks Affogato-Style Frappuccino, aren't you? Well, you're in luck, because the Starbucks Affogato-Style Frappuccino is available as of July 7 in Starbucks locations across the United States and Canada. That's right — you can cool down with this sweet treat today. And what's more, they'll be available all summer long.
While I'm a lover of Italian desserts, I wasn't sure exactly what an Affogato-Style Frappuccino from Starbucks would look like, so I did some digging — and the results look pretty darn satisfying. In a traditional Affogato, a shot of espresso is served over gelato (or even regular ice cream). Affogatos are typically served in the afternoon or evening, for a cooling treat at the end of a meal.
True to tradition, a Tall, 12-ounce Starbucks Affogato-Style Frappuccino has a decent kick of caffeine: An Affogato-Style Mocha Frappuccino, for example, comes in at around 130 mg of caffeine, which breaks down to 75 mg of caffeine from the espresso and 55 in the Frapp itself. Of course, though, the caffeine content varies depending on your choice of Frapp; for example, you could choose the Vanilla Bean Frappuccino, which is not caffeinated, but still expect to get about 75 mg of caffeine from the espresso shot itself.
The default ingredients for a Frappuccino are whole milk and whipped cream, making them a creamy, decadent base for a shot of espresso; however, like many Starbucks drinks, you can customize your Affogato-Style Frapp as much as you'd like, For example, although the standard options included on the menu are Affogato-Style Vanilla Bean, Caramel, and Mocha Frappuccinos; however, you can order your Starbucks Affogato-Style Frappuccino with any Frappuccino base. So, feel free to get creative!
In terms of price a Tall, 12-ounce Affogato-Style Frappuccino will cost between $4.25 and $4.75, depending on the market — about $0.80 to $0.90 cents more than a regular Frapp. I'd say it's well worth it, because let's face it: Who doesn't need a fancy treat to cool down with in the summer?
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