Starbucks Is Releasing Tons of Items This May—Including a Brand-New Drink

The next new Starbucks drink is a Frappuccino that combines flavors of coffee, strawberry and funnel cake.

Whether you’re a loyal Starbucks patron or more of an every-now-and-then customer, we’ve got the scoop on the coffee chain’s upcoming releases. Expect bright colors and flavors from Starbucks’ new drink and drinkware products!

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What Is Starbucks’ New Drink?

Starbucks fans, give a warm welcome to the all-new Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino!

After last year’s spike in orders of the Funnel Cake Frappuccino—one of many secret menu items—the baristas at Starbucks got busy and concocted a signature recipe of their own. The secret menu drink that generated the hype was Vanilla Frappuccino customized with toffee nut syrup, caramel drizzle, cinnamon dolce powder and whipped cream. But add in a few pumps of lush strawberry flavor, and this is the perfect drink for the warm days of summer ahead.

The Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino has yet to hit stores, so we can’t share the official recipe quite yet. Still, we can almost guarantee that it will be fruity, sweet and most likely a summer hit.

There Will Be New Merch, Too

If you have an obsession with Starbucks cups, you’ll want to check out their upcoming merch drop. There will be a huge assortment of cups, tumblers and more. Here’s the link from @markie_devo:

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June is Pride Month, and to honor and celebrate members of the LGBTQ+ community, Starbucks is releasing all that glimmers, shimmers and shines in their newest line of drinkware. Look out for rainbow mugs, dreamy pastels and studded, sparkling tumblers in tones of fuchsia and turquoise.

Celebrate Pride beyond the month of June by adding some of these colorful pieces to your collection! Keep in mind, though, that not all stores will have every product up for grabs at their location. You might have to make a couple trips.

When Should I Get in Line?

May 11, 2021 is the date you need to have on your calendar. It’s just around the corner, but don’t be surprised if products sell out quickly—a lot of people are anticipating this release with excitement!

Hannah Twietmeyer
Hannah loves all things food and trends—especially the combination of the two. As a contributing writer for Taste of Home, she uses her reporting background and digital knowledge to research, write and fact-check articles on popular fast-food chains, new products and TikTok food hacks. Hannah is an experienced content strategist too, which helps her create user-friendly content and check Google’s SEO boxes. When she’s not writing, you can find Hannah cooking some form of chicken or pasta, baking something sweet, cozying up to Gilmore Girls or at Costco buying Liquid IV for her next marathon.