Starbucks Introduces Berry Prickly Pear and Mango Pineapple Frappuccino for Summer

Summer fruits that are as vibrant in colour as they are sweet, tangy and juicy in taste were the inspiration for Starbucks in America's newest Frappuccino blended beverages. Starting this June, Starbucks US is featuring a variety of succulent, summer fruit flavours in their latest colourful Frappuccino blended Crème beverages.

A mango Frappuccino blended Crème is poured over a strawberry and prickly pear fruit puree which, in addition to strawberry, also features subtle notes of hibiscus, passionfruit and lime. The drink is finished with another layer of berry prickly pear fruit puree for a beautifully layered blended beverage.

"Prickly pear has a similar taste to tropical melon and berry, and we found that it pairs really well with strawberries," said Jennica Robinson from the Starbucks beverage development team. "This Frappuccino is made without whipped cream, so the fruit flavours and bright colours really shine through."

This drink starts with a mango Frappuccino blended Crème, poured over a mango-pineapple puree, which displays tropical flavours of juicy mango, pineapple and a hint of lime. It is finished with another layer of mango pineapple puree for additional fruit flavour.

"The mouthwatering fruit puree forms ribbons of bright colour throughout the Frappuccino, creating creamy and fruity layers of flavour as you sip the beverage," said Robinson.

Customers will find these new exciting Frappuccino beverages at Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada, for a limited time this summer while supplies last.