Starbucks Hops On The Granita Trend Just In Time For Summer

Move over, Frappuccinos.

This is one delicious-looking game changer.

Starbucks has tried its hand at a number of warm-weather drinks over the years. There are, of course, Frappuccinos and Refreshers, to start with. And most recently, it even released a brand new nitro cold brew. But none have tickled our summertime-loving-senses quite like this before.

Ladies and gentlemen, we give you ... Starbucks granitas:

Yum, yum and more yum.
Yum, yum and more yum.

Yes, the beloved coffee chain has introduced shaved ice beverages as part of its new "sunset menu," debuting June 14 and available at participating Starbucks after 3 p.m. daily throughout the summer.

The icy, sweet treats come in three flavors: Youthberry White Tea, Strawberry Lemon Limeade and what sounds like is going to be our personal favorite, the Caramel Espresso granita, made with espresso, cream and a caramel drizzle.

She is a thing of beauty.
She is a thing of beauty.

At 19 grams of sugar for the caramel, 25 grams for the white tea and 30 in the strawberry lemon limeade (for the brand's "tall" 12-ounce size), the granitas aren't much of a healthier option than a 12-ounce can of Coca-Cola, which has 39 grams of sugar. So while we wouldn't recommend drinking one every day, they're still an alcohol-free alternative to those oh-so-trendy ombré wine slushies that have sent the internet into a frozen-drink induced frenzy.

Although, if you wanted to add a drop or two of Kahlua in there, who are we to stop you?

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