Coffee

Starbucks Introduces S'mores Frappuccino and a Cookie Straw

Summer's here and that means in most parts of the country it's time to make s'mores by the campfire. The only problem is that in South Florida, you're more likely to get eaten alive by mosquitoes before the marshmallow is toasted. Plus, it's like 105 degrees out there, so singing songs by the fire doesn't sound remotely attractive.

That's why Starbucks' S'mores Frappuccino is such a wonder.

The coffee chain has introduced their new S'mores Frappuccino, which brings all the flavor of a scouting adventure into a cool beverage.

This particular frappuccino is layered, starting with marshmallow-infused whipped cream and milk chocolate sauce. Then, a blend of graham cracker, coffee, milk and ice is added, before being topped off with marshmallow whipped cream and a graham cracker crumble. 
Starbucks is also bottling the flavor. The S'mores flavored Frappuccinos will be available at all grocery stores, so if you actually are going camping, you can take some along with you (we're thinking they'd make a delicious frozen mudslide).


To make matters even more delicious, the titan of caffeine is adding cookie straws to your Frappuccino. Edible, rolled wafers, loaded with chocolate ganache, will be available for your sipping pleasure. The cookie straws will be given away free with your S'mores Frappe (while supplies last), or you can buy them for 95 cents each.

Want to try the new flavor? Stop in to any Starbucks on May 1 through 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. and get any Frappuccino half-priced for happy hour.

But hurry, because these treats are available for a limited time. A perfect metaphor for the carefree days of summer, don't you think?

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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