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How To Order A "Narwhal" At Starbucks

If you've lost track of the creative Starbucks Frappuccinos that have hit the internet as of late, you're not alone. To make things a little easier, I'm going to tell you how to order a Narwhal "Frappuccino" at Starbucks. Yes. Narwhal. Didn't you hear? There's a Narwhal Kinda-Frappuccino-But-Not-Quite that people are now clamoring for. Just like the Unicorn Frapp. And Mermaid Frapp. And Dragon Frapp. Except narwhals are real animals and not mythical creatures that I like to pretend still really exist. I mean... uh....

Perhaps not surprisingly, the Narwhal drink comes from the same barista who invented the Mermaid Frapp: Jocelyn Freeman, AKA The Modern Barista. To be clear, the Narwhal "Frapp" isn't technically a Frappuccino; it doesn't seem to actually use a Frappuccino base, either the creme or coffee version. It does, however, still have that icy, blended feel that a good Frappuccino has.

Like the cold blended Sbux drinks that came before it, the Narwhal "Frapp" is the perfect way to cool down as the temperatures climb; and while the Unicorn Frapp was an official Starbucks item but for a limited time only (womp womp), you can create a Narwhal drink any time of year!

Since it's not on the menu, here's how you can order a Narwhal "Frapp," according to Starbucks Melody (not an official Starbucks site, but we want our Frapp!).

1
Cruise On Down To The Nearest Starbucks

If you turn around right now, there's probably one behind you; but if you happen to be in a weird spot where there's not a Starbucks in the immediate vicinity (does that even exist?), you can always use the Starbucks store locator.

2
Choose Your Size

Although this means you'll be manipulating the portions of ingredients a little, the recipe is fairly simple, so it'll be hard to really mess it up. Even if you did, I'm guessing the Narwhal "Frapp" will still be heaven on your tastebuds.

3
Order A Regular Old Lemonade

Gotta start somewhere, right?

4
Include Strawberry Flavoring

Ask for strawberry flavoring to be added to your lemonade, as noted in the "secret menu" recipe for blended strawberry lemonade.

5
Add Vanilla Bean Powder

Plot twist! Is it fruity? Is it vanilla-y? It's both — a delicious, swirling combination of flavors having a party in your mouth.

6
Request It Blended With Ice

While technically not a Frappuccino, the Narwhal drink's Frapp vibe is strong thanks to its blended texture.

7
Top It Off With Whipped Cream

This might be the pièce de résistance of any Starbucks Frapp/pseudo-Frapp. Plus, it's fun to make whipped cream mustaches.

8
Instagram It, Or It Didn't Happen

You know the drill, people. The only reason we order these drinks is to take pictures of them. I mean, they're amazingly delicious too, but whatever.