The fabled Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino is, apparently, a real thing.
Even a Scout or Scouter with the most pronounced sweet tooth might think twice. Starbucks says it’s “made with a sweet dusting of pink powder, blended into a crème Frappuccino with mango syrup and layered with a pleasantly sour blue drizzle.”
A sour mango drink? Yikes!
But of course I’ll try it once. Maybe four times.
This hullabaloo over the Unicorn Frappuccino got me thinking that Starbucks needs more Scouting-themed Frappuccino flavors.
The coffee chain offers a seasonal drink called the S’mores Frappuccino, which blends marshmallow-infused whipped cream, milk chocolate sauce and a graham cracker crumble.
It’s a campfire in a cup, and it’s quite tasty. That’s a good start, but here are five other flavors Starbucks must add to its menu immediately.
Peach Cobbler Frappuccino
This staple of Dutch oven cooking blends peaches, cinnamon, brown sugar and other ingredients into a gooey, delicious dessert.
A version of this you can enjoy through a straw? I’d buy one.
If the decision-makers at Starbucks need a recipe to convince them this is a good idea, here’s this beloved one from Scouting magazine.
Trail Mix Frappuccino
Dried fruit, nuts, chocolate and anything else you can munch on while hiking. That’s what makes a good trail mix.
To make a good Trail Mix Frappuccino? Just throw all that stuff in the blender and see what happens.
For ideas on what to put in the trail mix, check out this essential Boys’ Life guide.
Monkey Bread Frappuccino
Another Dutch oven favorite among Scouts is monkey bread — a mouthwatering breakfast concoction of baked, bite-size cinnamon dough.
For the drinkable version, Starbucks could take the best elements of monkey bread (cinnamon and brown sugar) and blend them with coffee. The twist would be the topping: monkey bread crumbles.
Maple Pancake Frappuccino
As a Scout, I loved making pancakes with my patrol. If it was Saturday morning, we were flipping flapjacks.
Maple-flavored coffee is already a thing, and this Frappuccino would add little bits of actual pancake to that pleasant pairing.
The only downside: Starbucks would need to supply extra-wide straws for maximum pancake enjoyment.
Caramel Popcorn Frappuccino
A little salty and a little sweet, a caramel popcorn drink could be a lot good.
The Scouts are known for selling popcorn, so this one’s a great fit.
Oh, and idea: a portion of every purchase benefits local Scouting? (It doesn’t hurt to ask!)
Now it’s your turn
What Scouting-themed Frappuccino flavors would you add to this list? Make your case in the comments.