Photo: Starbucks Corporation
Photo: Starbucks Corporation

Starbucks debuts horchata-inspired Frappuccino made with almond milk

Move over, Unicorn, Dragon and Mermaid Frappuccinos.

Starbucks debuted its latest icy concoction, the Horchata Almondmilk Frappuccino, on Tuesday at stores across the U.S. and Canada.

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The drink, which takes its inspiration from the horchata drinks popular across Spain and Latin America, is made with almond milk, cinnamon dolce syrup, coffee and ice. Baristas top the mix with whipped cream, caramel and cinnamon and sugar sprinkles.

“The creamy and cool texture – ideal for warm August days – is complemented by sweet caramel and warm spice flavors of cinnamon, which hint that fall is near,” Starbucks said in a news release.

Horchata recipes vary across the world. In America, the drink is typically made with ground rice and cinnamon in the Mexican style.

The Starbucks version of the drink is the chain’s first to feature almond milk as a default.

On the coffee giant’s website, the drink was described as “delightful during the warmer months, and like summer, not here for long.”

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