Got summer travel plans? You do now! You, my friend, are headed for tropical temps, because Starbucks just announced its new Mango Pineapple Frappuccino, and it’s basically a breezy, beachy island getaway in your mouth. The Mango Pineapple Frappuccino is half of a two-part summer Frappuccino release the coffee giant introduced Jun. 20 — the other being the bright, violet-hued Berry Prickly Pear Frappuccino. Both boast pretty, Instagram-ready swirls of fruit and creme with a dollop of fruity sweetness on top, but the flavors are decidedly unique. Wondering what’s in the new mango pineapple frappuccino? Grab your sunblock, lay out a beach blanket, and call up your cabana boy, because this drink’s ingredients are as island-inspired as they come.
According to Starbucks, the drink recipe riffs on the standard cream-and-fruit combo found in many of their fruit-based frapps, but takes it a step further with seasonal fruits that absolutely scream summer. And unlike this year’s ultra-hyped Unicorn Frappuccino, there’s nothing sour about this frozen treat. In fact, Starbucks is so sure you’re going to add it to your coffee order, they’ve gone so far as to say the drink “tastes like summer in a cup.” Needless to say, I'm intrigued.
Even if you aren’t a huge fan of tropical flavors, the drink’s aesthetic alone worthy of a taste. At first glance, don’t be surprised if your eye wanders to those bright yellow-orange swirls. The vibrant streaks are packed with a puree of fresh pineapple and mango — perfect for tropical fruit foodies. Add in the creamy element, and the drink almost takes a tiki turn. Truth be told, this Frapp is like drinking sunshine.
Like its Berry Prickly Pear counterpart, the mango pineapple iteration starts with a base of mango crème frappuccino — but things take an exciting turn from there. The frapp then gets poured on top of a mango pineapple fruit puree, which is drizzled into the bottom of the cup. Packed with fresh mango, pineapple and hints of the lime, the puree is bursting with tropical flavors. Once these two layers combine forces, the drink is topped off with an additional layer of frothy fruit puree.
The drinks are available in Starbucks stores across the U.S. and Canada while supplies last — meaning you should snag a taste pretty dang quick. The next time you’re gearing up for a pool day, grab the Mango Pineapple Frappuccino and kick back with a sip of sunshine (cabana boy not included).