Tie-Dye Frappuccino From Starbucks Is the New Drink of the Summer

Tie-Dye Frappuccino from Starbucks
Tie-Dye Frappuccino from Starbucks
Starbucks

Since it first hit menus in 1993, the Frappuccino has evolved from a basic, sugary coffee drink to a canvas for Starbucks's wildest ideas. The coffee shop chain has released unicorn, birthday cake, and zombie versions of its iconic drink. According to Bustle, the latest limited-edition creation from Starbucks is a Tie-Dye Frappuccino that comes in rainbow colors.

Like the viral Frappuccinos Starbucks has rolled out in the past, the Tie-Dye Frappuccino is a technicolor monstrosity. The icy drink is blend of red, yellow, and blue shades reminiscent of something you'd wear to a jam band concert. It is topped with vanilla whipped cream and dusted with powder in the same colors. Starbucks says the Frappuccino has a tropical fruit flavor and uses natural dyes from turmeric, red beet, and spirulina to achieve its vibrant look.

The tie-dye drink screams summer, but it may not stick around until Labor Day. The special Frappuccino launches at select locations today, July 10, and is only available for a limited time. Starbucks hasn't specified exactly how long the offer runs, but it writes on its website, "Just like the peak of summer, the Tie-Dye Frappuccino blended beverage is available for only a few days."

This latest Frappuccino from Starbucks will be a short-lived treat, but the company has released versions in the past that are even scarcer. Some, like the Red Bean Cream Frappuccino, are only available in other countries, and other versions don't even appear on the menu.

[h/t Bustle]

This Smart Accessory Converts Your Instant Pot Into an Air Fryer

Amazon
Amazon

If you can make a recipe in a slow cooker, Dutch oven, or rice cooker, you can likely adapt it for an Instant Pot. Now, this all-in-one cooker can be converted into an air fryer with one handy accessory.

This Instant Pot air fryer lid—currently available on Amazon for $80—adds six new cooking functions to your 6-quart Instant Pot. You can select the air fry setting to get food hot and crispy fast, using as little as 2 tablespoons of oil. Other options include roast, bake, broil, dehydrate, and reheat.

Many dishes you would prepare in the oven or on the stovetop can be made in your Instant Pot when you switch out the lids. Chicken wings, French fries, and onion rings are just a few of the possibilities mentioned in the product description. And if you're used to frying being a hot, arduous process, this lid works without consuming a ton of energy or heating up your kitchen.

The lid comes with a multi-level air fry basket, a broiling and dehydrating tray, and a protective pad and storage cover. Check it out on Amazon.

For more clever ways to use your Instant Pot, take a look at these recipes.

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This Smart Accessory Converts Your Instant Pot Into an Air Fryer

Amazon
Amazon

If you can make a recipe in a slow cooker, Dutch oven, or rice cooker, you can likely adapt it for an Instant Pot. Now, this all-in-one cooker can be converted into an air fryer with one handy accessory.

This Instant Pot air fryer lid—currently available on Amazon for $80—adds six new cooking functions to your 6-quart Instant Pot. You can select the air fry setting to get food hot and crispy fast, using as little as 2 tablespoons of oil. Other options include roast, bake, broil, dehydrate, and reheat.

Many dishes you would prepare in the oven or on the stovetop can be made in your Instant Pot when you switch out the lids. Chicken wings, French fries, and onion rings are just a few of the possibilities mentioned in the product description. And if you're used to frying being a hot, arduous process, this lid works without consuming a ton of energy or heating up your kitchen.

The lid comes with a multi-level air fry basket, a broiling and dehydrating tray, and a protective pad and storage cover. Check it out on Amazon.

For more clever ways to use your Instant Pot, take a look at these recipes.

At Mental Floss, we only write about the products we love and want to share with our readers, so all products are chosen independently by our editors. Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a percentage of any sale made from the links on this page. Prices and availability are accurate as of the time of publication.