This year marks the popular beverage's 20th birthday. The drink has, until now, pretty much kept to only a few standard flavors (mocha, caramel, java chip, etc.) within the United States. But now that it's 20, Frap is embracing some sweeter, bolder options.
Starting Monday, Starbucks is throwing quite the birthday party by debuting six new frozen drinks based on customers' favorite flavor combinations. The dessert-inspired drinks - Lemon Bar, Caramel Cocoa Cluster, Cupcake, Red Velvet, Cotton Candy and Cinnamon Roll - are all joining the menu at U.S. locations for a limited time.
"Frappuccino really epitomizes two things: one is that we offer Frappuccino really in response to what customers were asking for. Starbucks listens to our customers. That beverage is a great example of us listening to our customers and offering them a beverage they were looking for," Starbucks spokesperson Erin Shane told ABC News.
Customers can try the fan flavors and vote for their favorite through June 19. On June 26, the top three will be narrowed down and fans can again vote for the winning flavor to be announced on July 3. To celebrate its blue ribbon status, Starbucks will then offer the top Frap from July 3 through 6 for $3 from 2 to 5 p.m. PT.
Here are what the new frappuccino flavors look like provided by Instagram users and the Starbucks' official description for each of the drinks.
A sweet and sour mix that brings lemonade and vanilla together. Finished perfectly with whipped cream and a caramel sugar sprinkle. When life gives you lemons, sip this... upside-down?
Caramel Cocoa Cluster
Toffee nut syrup, blended with coffee then topped with a dark caramel sauce, whipped cream and a mocha drizzle. More than a classic flavor combo it's a flavor collision of chocolate, nuts and caramel.
Start with the Vanilla Bean Crme Frappuccino, add hazelnut syrup, blend together and finish with whipped cream. A sip of cake flavor in every bite.
Cinnamon dolce syrup blended together with coffee, white chocolate mocha sauce and vanilla bean, topped with whipped cream and a cinnamon dolce sprinkle. Sweet and spicy ... that's how we roll.
Cotton Candy Creme
Take our standard Vanilla Bean Crme Frappuccino, add raspberry syrup, blend it together, finish with whipped cream and boom, you have a round trip ticket to magic land.
Red Velvet Cake Creme
A confectionery-inspired blend of chocolaty chips, mocha sauce, raspberry and vanilla syrup, topped with whipped cream. Perfectly sweet and velvety smooth.