Starbucks is Bringing Ice Cream to More Than 100 Locations in the U.S.
Soon, customers at select Starbucks locations will be able to order scoops of ice cream to cool down their coffees. As Business Insider reports, the chain will be featuring new affogato offerings at more than 100 stores across the country, beginning this week.
The word affogato means “drowned” in Italian. To make one of these concoctions, baristas pour a shot of espresso into a cup of vanilla ice cream. The dessert is a popular treat in Italy, and soon Starbucks customers in Los Angeles, Orange County, Boston, and Washington, D.C. will get to try the delicacy for themselves.
The Roastery Affogato menu will be unveiled at 10 of Starbucks’s fancier Reserve bar locations. Their classic affogatos will sell for $6, and Cold Brew Malts, made with vanilla ice cream, cold brew, and chocolate bitters, will cost $8.50 each.
A less expensive version of the menu will also be made available at 100 classic Starbucks stores in Orange County, California. There, the Cold Brew Malt will feature Starbucks' Narino 70 cold brew instead of the pricier small-lot brew, and will cost $6.40.
Starbucks first experimented with ice cream-inspired offerings last summer. Their Affogato-style Frappuccino, with hot espresso poured over the iced drink, channeled the hot-cold temperature contrast of the original dessert. The newest offerings mark the first time actual ice cream has been sold at Starbucks across the country.
[h/t Business Insider]