Starbucks New Summer Drink is Their Biggest Surprise Yet

Tina Rivera
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Starbucks always finds a way to keep us coming back for more! Just when you thought the company’s summer drink menu reached its threshold with Mini Frappuccinos, Nitro Coffee and an elusive Pink Drink off the secret menu, the coffee giant has unveiled a new “Sunset Menu” that includes a tasty line of shaved ice beverages—proving to be the chain’s wildest summer drink yet.

Beginning today, June 14, you can get your hands on the all-new Starbucks Granitas. Unlike a blended Frappuccino, the frozen beverage basically includes sweet tea or coffee poured over bits of finely shaved ice and comes in three vastly different flavors. “Our granitas are subtly-sweetened finely-shaved ice topped off with bold espresso, white tea, or refreshing lemonade. They’re perfect as a light and refreshing summer-afternoon delight,” Starbucks said in the company’s press release.


Going along with the sunset theme, granitas will be available at all Starbucks locations but only after 3 p.m. The Caramel Espresso granita includes shots of bold espresso and a splash of cream finished with a caramel drizzle, while Youthberry White Tea includes a scoop of lemonade shaved ice topped with a blend of white tea, tropical pineapple, fruity acai and hibiscus. The Strawberry Lemon Limeade granita also includes lemonade shaved ice, but comes blended with sliced strawberry and topped with a house-made limeade.


Available all summer long, the shaved iced granitas are being launched with Starbucks’ new trifle desserts. Hand prepared by baristas, the treats includes layers of whipped cream and drizzle mixed in with your choice of chocolate brownie chunks or strawberry shortcake. Starbucks says both pair perfectly with the setting sun, so try them before they're gone!