Caffeine junkies get ready to scream because ice cream has come to Starbuck's menu.
Starbucks is adding a new lineup of beverages that feature ice cream as a main ingredient this week in 10 of its Reserve coffee bars and more than 100 selected stores.
The Seattle coffee giant will begin serving affogatos, an Italian dessert drink that consists of baristas pouring a shot of espresso over a scoop of ice cream.
The new affogato menu includes the following ice cream beverages:
Classic Affogato: two shots of Reserve small-lot espresso poured over vanilla ice cream.
House Affogato: two shots of Reserve small-lot espresso and Demerara syrup poured over vanilla ice cream, with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.
Cold Brew Float: Reserve small-lot cold brew with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Cold Brew Malt: An ultra-thick spindle-blended malted milkshake with Reserve small-lot cold brew, vanilla ice cream and chocolate bitters.
Prices range from just more than $6 for the Classic Affogato to $8.50 for a Cold Brew Malt.
This new affogato menu will start being tested in 10 of the chain's upscale Reserve bar establishments that include locations in Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
While this menu sounds divine—and expensive for a coffee treat—cheaper alternatives will roll out this week in more than 100 Starbucks locations in Orange County, CA.
The main difference in the menu items is the drinks sold in the Reserve coffee bars have small-lot cold brews, whereas the other 100 select locations will contain the cold brew coffee that is mass produced.
The Affogato Menu for Orange County features the following beverages:
Classic Espresso Affogato: two shots of espresso poured over vanilla ice cream.
Starbucks Narino 70 Cold Brew Float: cold brew poured over vanilla ice cream.
Starbucks Narino 70 Cold Brew Malt: cold brew blended with ice cream, malt and chocolate bitters.
The ice cream used at Starbucks will all come from The Washington-based creamery, Mora Iced Creamery. Keeping in mind that affogatoo means "drowning" in Italian, imagining the creamy ice cream slowly melting as the warm espresso swims around it sounds like a divine dream for coffee lovers.
The new menu items were first released back in June at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle. They are now rolling out to more locations after seeing success as a top five menu choice.
Sipping on an espresso beverage that also has ice cream sounds like the perfect way to satisfy a Starbucks craving.