It’s almost summer in the United States and Starbucks has announced its summer menu lineup, with a few new food and beverage items - chief among these is the chocolate cream cold brew which launched this month.
The chocolate-y beverage is made with cold brew topped with chocolate cream cold foam and sweetened with vanilla syrup. The description and photos of the beverage evoke a caffeinated version of a 1950’s malt shop treat.
“When creating this beverage, we wanted to bring our customers a drink that would transport them back to their favorite summer memories with each sip,” Rosalyn Batingan, a representative on Starbucks’ beverage development team said in a statement.
“The classic combination of coffee and notes of chocolate, along with the malt flavor in the chocolate cream cold foam, are reminiscent of a chocolate malted milkshake or that last bit of melted chocolate ice cream on a warm summer day to recreate the sweet, creamy flavor of summers past.”
Starbucks launched its cold brew lineup in 2015 and since then it has become a staple of the menu, with cold beverages beginning to outperform traditional hot coffee drinks.