May 05, 2016

Calling all Starbucks lovers! There is a brand new sweet treat that has hit the summer menu this week that may provide some with a little sense of nostalgia. The Caramel Waffle Cone Frappuccino takes inspiration from the old ice cream parlor with its crunchy waffle cone bits and deep caramel flavor. So of course, we had to try it! But first, and probably the most important question remains…what’s in this thing?

The drink is a combination of regular frapp ingredients including ice, coffee and milk blended with a dark caramel sauce and waffle cone syrup, which makes up this new flavor. What truly makes this the Caramel Waffle Cone Frappuccino, however, is the generous sprinkling of crispy and crunchy waffle cone pieces on the little mound of whipped cream that tops the beverage.

So let’s get down to it…how did it taste? Our editors had some conflicting ideas on the matter. However, the one aspect that everyone seemed to agree upon was the sweetness. Now, we all know that frappuccinos are normally sweet so this isn’t a huge surprise but everyone agreed that this is a great option for a summertime dessert! See what they had to say below:

“Love the crunch of the waffle pieces! It is definitely an indulgence but sweet and refreshing. Perfect for summer, but reminds me more of a milkshake.”

“It tastes like coffee ice cream but doesn’t have an overpowering coffee flavor, which is nice.”

“The waffle pieces inside the drink throw me off, and I don’t like that they get soggy after the drink sits awhile.”

“Very sweet, but the crunch of the waffle bits was a nice contrast in texture. I would really treat this more like a dessert, definitely.”

How can this get any sweeter, you may ask? The return of Starbucks Frappuccino Happy Hour, of course! From now until May 15, at participating Starbucks in the U.S. and Canada, you can try this new summer flavor or any of your other favorite icy-blended concoctions for half price from 3-5 p.m.

INSIDER’S TIP: If you are one of those true ride-or-die Starbucks lovers, Frappuccino Happy Hour is extended until 6 p.m. when paying through the Starbucks app or registered Starbucks Card (at participating Starbucks, of course).

So, all you Starbucks fans out there that have already tried this new summer beverage…what did you think about it? Let us know in the comments (or whenever you come back from your Starbucks run.)