Summer is upon us, and that calls for some sweet treats. As per usual, Starbucks delivers.
If you've had your fill of unicorns, dragons, narwhals and all of the other mystical creatures baristas concoct, return to something old-fashioned with Starbucks' homage to a classic: the banana split.
Sounds pretty fantastic, right? It's the perfect accessory to accompany your new bathing suit.
Go ahead and have a look at what's inside the delicious Banana Split Frappuccino.
Here's a list of the alleged sweet ingredients:
1. Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino base 2. Vanilla bean powder 3. Java chips (my favorite) 4. A whole banana (of course) 5. Whipped cream (mmm) 6. Mocha drizzle (perfect finishing touch)
So why haven't you heard about this lovely bev before? Well, it turns out it's (of course) on the Secret Menu and only available at the Desert Hills outlet in Palm Springs.
Naturally, savvy coffee fanatics managed to crack the code.
For example, take these clever cleavers who were aware of the secret menu and ordered these babies many moons ago. It pays to be in the know.
It seems like the Banana Split Frapp is on its way to unicorn-dragon-narwhal status, so customers everywhere can only hope this item is added to the permanent menu.
However, if you need your banana split fix before this comes to fruition, fear not. You can always ask your barista for a mix of the ingredients, provided they are all available at your local store. You might get a sigh or an eye roll for getting fancier than most customers, but sometimes duty calls.
Be prepared to shell out a little more than usual, though — these babies cost 6 dollars but given the ingredients, we'll take one for the team.
Show your barista and fellow customers that you're really in the loop on Fridays between 3 and 6 pm.
That's right — the Frappuccino Happy Hour has returned, so skip the cocktails and get an ice cream frapp instead... or, you know, do both!