By Claire Stern
Jul 07, 2016 @ 12:45 pm

Few things say "summer" like an ice cold frappuccino, and now you can happily switch up your standard Starbucks order. Today, the mega chain announced its latest frozen coffee creation: the Affogato-style Frappuccino, and it's the caffeine-infused confection you've been waiting for.

The new beverage is inspired by the classic Italian dessert, made with a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso, and consists of a bold shot artfully poured over a frappuccino, resulting in an Instagram-worthy marbling visible through the clear plastic cup. 

RELATED: Starbucks’s New Icy Granitas Are the Perfect Solution for the Summer Heat


There will be three "official" Affogato-style Frappuccino flavors: Vanilla Bean (pictured above), Caramel, and Mocha, but, starting today, any "off-menu" item can be ordered affogato-style. The drink joins the S'moresCaramel Waffle Cone, and Double Double Fudge Bar frappuccinos on the roster of summer-only menu items. We know where our afternoon pick-me-up is coming from.