7 International Starbucks Drinks We Need In The States ASAP
You can only drink so many caramel macchiatos and mocha Frappuccinos before you start to wonder what else is out there in the world of Starbucks drinks. And depending on where you live, everything from secret menus to ingredient preferences can change. You might take a trip to Japan or Italy and find a Starbucks drink that puts all of your go-to options stateside to shame. Below are seven international Starbucks drinks that we need in the United States ASAP.
1. Lúcuma Créme Frappuccino — Peru
You can find this tangy cream-based Frappuccino at Starbucks locations around Peru. The Lucuma Créme Frappuccino is made with the Peruvian fruit Lucuma, which is like a cross between an avocado and a mango with a custard-like texture.
2. Red Bean Green Tea Frappuccino — China And Asia-Pacific
While the green tea Frappuccino is already available in the United States, you’ll only find red bean as a topping in China and the Asia-Pacific region. The drink looks like something you’d find in the woods, with a mound of sweet red beans resting on top of the vibrant green tea Frappuccino base.
3. Hojicha Frappuccino With Earl Grey Jelly — Japan
If you’re traveling to or through Japan, you’ll want to get your hands on the Hojicha Cream Frappuccino with Earl Grey tea jelly. Hojicha is a gentle roasted Japanese green tea with a caramel-like flavor, which is balanced by an aromatic jelly made from Earl Grey tea.
4. Pistachio And Rose Mocha — Europe, African and The Middle East
This floral creation is made with mocha sauce and a rose and pistachio syrup, which is combined with steamed milk and rich espresso. The entire drink is then topped with whipped cream and pistachio crumbs.
5. Irish Cream Coffee Pudding Frappuccino — Asia
This creamy frozen creation is a blended beverage that starts out with a coffee pudding base. It’s then infused with Irish cream flavor and topped with espresso whipped cream and a dusting of espresso powder.
6. Cherry Pie Frappuccino — Japan
Well, we can take credit for this Starbucks invention. The Cherry Pie Frappuccino is meant to look like an actual cherry pie à la mode. Inside, there are layers of cherry compote, vanilla-flavored froth and whipped cream, and a pastry dome tops it all off. A hole in the top of the flakey dome makes for easy sipping.
7. Strawberry Red Velvet Mocha — Asia-Pacific
If you like strawberry and mocha flavors, you’ll be excited about this one. Inside, there’s espresso with red velvet mocha syrup. The entire drink is topped with a whipped cream cheese and dried strawberry sprinkles. (We’re going to need some Lactaid for this one.)