Just days after the Mermaid Frappuccino became available, another creature has made its way into the Starbucks secret menu. This time, it’s a narwhal.
The Narwhal Frappuccino is the newest drink that Starbucks partners have created as more and more fans crave for frappuccino creations that are Instagram-worthy. Similar to the Unicorn and Mermaid frappuccinos, the Narwhal Frappuccino also has a fruity twist.
According to a report from USA Today, the Narwhal Frappuccino is made by blending together some strawberry lemonade and vanilla bean powder to make the drink nice and pink. To serve, it’s get topped with a dollop of whipped cream and finished with some green powder.
Narwhal Frappuccino creator is also behind the Mermaid Frappuccino.
You may find it interesting that the Starbucks barista behind the Narwhal Frappuccino is also the same one who created the Mermaid Frappuccino. According to Jocelyn Freeman, she found herself trying to create unique frappuccinos since her Starbucks location ran out of the Unicorn Frappuccino pretty quickly. “I knew my store had to come up with another drink so people wouldn’t leave mad,” Freeman told Bustle.
Freeman actually came up with the Narwhal Frappuccino. However, she immediately noticed something. ” That is not as pretty of a drink,” she remarked. That is how Freeman ended up making the Mermaid Frappuccino.
Well, compared to the Mermaid Frappuccino, the Narwhal Frappuccino does appear more subtle. However, it’s packed with a lot of fruity notes so it still makes for an interesting beverage. More importantly, Freeman is pleased that either drink can satisfy people without having to splurge too much. “I look at it like this: Starbucks is an affordable luxury,” she remarked.
Starbucks also introduces a new frappuccino with chocolate and mint.
Meanwhile, another new luxury at Starbucks is the Midnight Mint Frappuccino. This particular drink is on the regular menu, making it much easier to order across any Starbucks location. Starbucks believes that this new drink is the perfect complement to all the vibrantly colored drinks they are serving lately. “People are gravitating toward vibrant colors. Jet black is filling the void in unexpected places,” Starbucks beverage development manager Ryan Coombes explained.
The drink is made by blending together coffee and extra-dark cocoa with milk and ice. It is then infused with mint sugar crystals. The drink then gets a layer of whipped cream before more of the mint infused concoction is added. Finally, it gets finished off with more whipped cream and a dusting of dark cocoa. The result is a drink that is perfect for the summer. “Mint is instantly cooling. It contrasts with the dark cocoa and whipped cream for a balanced, refreshing beverage,” Coombes said.
Whether you want something colorful or minty, Starbucks can whip up a frappuccino for you now. And if you want to enjoy your frappuccino at half-off, watch out for the Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour happening from May 5 to May 14 from 3 to 6 PM local time.