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You Need to See Starbucks' New Christmas Tree Frappuccino - Food News

You Need to See Starbucks' New Christmas Tree Frappuccino - Food News
From The Kitchn - December 7, 2017

Whoever is responsible for creating all the new Frappuccinos for Starbucks must be a mad genius. The Unicorn Frappuccino seemed like the weirdest beverage a person could imagine when it debuted this summer, but then Starbucks followed that with a Zombie Frappuccino for Halloween. The Zombie Frappuccino was wild, and many people assumed Starbucks would never be able to top a beverage covered in pink whipped cream "brains," but now Starbucks has released a new Frappuccino for the holidays, and this one is actually topped with a tiny whipped-cream Christmas tree.

Starbucks' new Christmas Tree Frappuccino is designed to look like a Christmas tree in a cup. The Frappuccino base is a Peppermint Mocha Creme, which represents the trunk of the tree. That's topped with a towering swirl of green matcha whipped cream, to look like a green Christmas tree. Then that "tree" is festooned with a "garland" of caramel sauce and decorated with candied cranberries for ornaments and a slice of strawberry for a tree topper.

This is not Starbucks' first beverage designed to evoke a Christmas tree this year. Just last month Starbucks announced its Reserve bars would be serving a new Juniper Latte, but that was a subtle espresso drink with elegant notes of juniper and sage meant to evoke the scent of a Christmas tree. There is nothing subtle about the Christmas Tree Frappuccino.

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