First, the all-new White Chocolate Macadamia Cream Cold Brew. I know we all love iced coffee, but cold brew has been taking over lately, and Starbucks’ latest creation seems like one of the best takes I’ve seen. The drink features Starbucks’ signature cold brew topped with white chocolate macadamia cream cold foam and toasted cookie crumbles, and sweetened with rich macadamia syrup. You can bet I’ll be ordering a grande at least twice a week.
Prefer something a little mintier? The ‘bucks is adding a chocolate java mint treat to the menu—the Chocolate Java Mint Frappuccino. This brand-new frap features a blend of roast coffee and sweet chocolate along with some minty flavoring and Frappuccino chips, topped with a mocha sauce, whipped cream and chocolate cookie mint sprinkle topping. This seriously is the Starbucks version of mint chocolate chip ice cream, and we are certainly here for it.
Don’t feel like going out? Learn how to make Starbucks’ brown sugar shaken espresso or Green Tea Frappuccino at home. Or, customers can pick up the new Starbucks Green Apron Blend—a Starbucks Blonde roast with dashes of Honeybell orange and graham crackers. For more Frappuccino at-home goodness, customers can also pick up the new Starbucks Frappuccino Mini Chilled Coffee Ready-To-Drink Beverage—available in Caramel and White Chocolate Mocha flavors.
There Will Be New Eats, Too
Of course, it’s not a coffee break without a treat. Starbucks is adding a brand-new Bumblebee Cake Pop to the lineup, which is as adorable as it sounds. This cake pop takes vanilla cake and combines it with a smooth buttercream dipped in some sweet yellow chocolaty icing. And of course, it features a precious bumble bee design! Perfect for the summer season.
Don’t Forget About the Merch!
Of course, it’s not summer without new merch! The lineup features plenty of shiny, gorgeous tumblers, including a rich pink one with a sleek texture and another with a pretty gradient.
A perk of any of these summery cups is that if customers bring them to Starbucks to use, they can receive $.10 off on their order. Rewards members can also look forward to an added 25 bonus Stars to their Starbucks account. A major perk, especially amidst the recent changes to Starbucks Reward program.
When Should I Get in Line?
These limited-time items became available on May 9—which means summer is ready to be enjoyed right now! Don’t be surprised if products sell out quickly—a lot of people are anticipating this release with excitement.
My family loves this comforting chai tea latte recipe, especially on cold days instead of cocoa or when they're feeling under the weather. I simplified this chai tea recipe by using the filter basket of our coffeepot. It's delicious and great after dinner! —Julie Plummer, Sykesville, Maryland
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You can make Starbucks cranberry bliss bars any time you please with this step-by-step copycat recipe. It makes an entire pan of bars that taste just like the real deal. —Molly Allen, Hood River, Oregon
You can substitute Gruyere cheese for the Swiss and ham for the bacon, or add in small-cut veggies to these copycat Starbucks egg bites. I also like to bake these in small Mason jars for fun single-portion presentations. Serve with avocado slices and fresh fruit for a healthy breakfast. —Maria Morelli, West Kelowna, British Columbia
I love caramel frappuccinos from Starbucks, but they get too expensive. I now make my own, and they are just as good. If you blend the milk with all the other ingredients, it gets too foamy—instead stir it in with a spoon after all the ice is crushed. —Heather Egger, Davenport, Iowa
The flaky layers of laminated dough and a sweet, cheese filling in the center make this Danish a natural to pair with hot coffee or tea. It’s as delicious for breakfast as it is for a late-night snack. —Nancy Mock, Colchester, Vermont
On a busy morning, these freezer breakfast sandwiches save the day. A hearty combo of eggs, Canadian bacon and cheese will keep you fueled through lunchtime and beyond. —Christine Rukavena, Taste of Home Senior Editor
Cold brewing reduces the acidity of coffee, which enhances its natural sweetness and complex flavors. Even those who take hot coffee with sugar and cream might find themselves sipping cold brew plain. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
You can easily indulge in a coffeehouse-quality drink at home anytime. With whipped cream and a butterscotch drizzle, this mocha treat will perk up even the sleepiest person at the table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
I created a copycat Starbucks gingerbread loaf that’s the perfect addition to my holiday baking. Served with a thick layer of frosting, it’s delicious with a cup of coffee. —Risa Lichtman, Portland, Oregon
When my sister introduced me to iced coffee, I wasn’t sure I’d like it. Not only did I love it, but I decided to start making my own iced coffee recipe. This easy version is a refreshing alternative to hot coffee. —Jenny Reece, Lowry, Minnesota
This quick bread is a family favorite, so I always try to have ripe bananas on hand for this recipe. I'm sure your family will love this tasty, nutty bread as much as mine does. —Susan Jones, La Grange Park, Illinois
I have always loved iced tea with lemon, and this irresistible thirst-quencher takes it one step further. The lemonade gives this refreshing drink a nice color, too. —Gail Buss, New Bern, North Carolina
I love serving this blueberry scone recipe to visiting friends and family. I always make sure a have a few in the freezer. Just pop a frozen scone in the microwave for 20 seconds or so. —Joan Francis, Spring Lake, New Jersey
My soothing white hot chocolate is a great warm-up after a wintry day spent sledding or ice skating. Or include it as a festive addition to brunch or an afternoon tea party. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
Amrita is an Assistant Digital Editor at Taste of Home. As a writer and amateur photographer, she often ends up applying these skills to her one great love: food. She can usually be found researching global cuisines, at the farmers market, doing yoga, or looking up new places to travel to.