Magic, rainbows, and smiles, but tbh mostly sugar.
Behold the Unicorn Frappuccino: Starbucks’ new, limited-edition Frappuccino flavor, available April 19–23.
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As you sip, it changes not just color, but flavor, making it as magical as the make-believe creature it’s named for.
According to Starbucks, it starts off “sweet and fruity transforming to pleasantly sour.” You can swirl it “to reveal a color-changing spectacle of purple and pink.”
And that pink and blue dust on the whipped cream? Starbucks says those are “fairy powders.”
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But what exactly is this magical drink made of?
For starters, a standard Unicorn Frappuccino is made with whole milk and whipped cream. A grande has 410 calories (though of course this info changes if you get a lower-fat or non-dairy milk, or skip the whipped cream).
Aside from the milk and ice, the Unicorn Fappuccino is made with a bunch of flavored syrups and sauces (Starbucks' Crème Frappuccino Syrup, vanilla syrup, mango syrup, classic syrup, and white chocolate mocha sauce), and the fairy powders are actually a mixture of sugar and food colorings made from fruit and vegetables.
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The drink’s most magical ingredient of all? Sugar!
Sugar plays an important role in the Unicorn Frappuccino as it's a core ingredient of the syrups and sauces that give the drink its color and flavors.
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