What's In A Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino? Starbucks' Latest Creation Is Just What You Need For Summer
The Starbucks Frappuccino Train has made another stop on the way to Frappuccinoville. The latest blended drink to grace our palates is perhaps less mythological than other recent options, but it's special all the same. What's in a Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino? It's chocolatey. It's minty. It's the perfect complement to the warming temperatures. The Unicorn Frapp may be gone, but at least we've got this one to take its place (along with the unofficial Dragon Frappuccino and Mermaid Frappuccino, of course).
The Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino — available for a limited time only — is a chocoholic's dream come true. It'll cost you around $4.45 to $4.75 for a 12-ounce Tall, depending on the market, and will be available starting on May 2 at most Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada (just in time for Frappuccino Happy Hour, which returns May 5 to May 14). What's more, you've got a little longer to get this one than, say, the Unicorn Frapp — it'll be around throughout the summer or while supplies last. If the earlier Frapps weren't quite your jam, I'll bet this one will pique your interest, because chocolate. Coffee. Chocolate plus coffee. Can you really go wrong? (No.)
Don't expect it to stop raining Frappuccinos anytime soon, either, because the S'mores Frappuccino is also making its return for the 2017 summer season — marshmallow-infused with a ribbon of chocolate fudge and graham cracker crumbs. It's just like roasting 'mallows by the campfire, minus the mosquitoes and the smell of bug spray.
Nothing comes close to beating summer at Starbucks (except maybe winter, fall, and spring at Starbucks), so make sure you celebrate the season with the Midnight Mint Mocha Frapp. You get a Frapp! YOU get a Frapp! EVERYBODY GETS A FRAPP.
Here's what goes into it.
1. Dark Cocoa
I'm not drooling. You're drooling.
This is both tasty and functional, because you won't even have coffee breath after. Win!
3. Frappuccino Roast Coffee
Starbucks coffee makes everything better; and the fact that it's combined with chocolate is just the cherry on top (or whipped cream, in this case...). There are about 55 mg of caffeine in a 12-ounce Tall.
It does the body good.
It's always a good time for a hot cup of coffee, but the Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino is cooling things down a bit for the warmer months.
6. "Cooling Mint Sugar Crystals"
While this might not be the technical term for it, this is how Starbucks itself describes the ingredient. I don't care what you want to call it. It sounds magical.
7. Whipped Cream
Whipped cream is added as both a layer inside the drink and on top of it — because you can never have too much.
8. A Dusting Of Dark Cocoa
This is the finishing touching of the mint-and-chocolate Frapp — both delicious and visually appealing, because we all know this is going to end up on your Instagram feed.