Serious Eats: Drinks
Starbucks Revives the Mocha Coconut Frappuccino Today
With a crown of whipped cream, a swirl of chocolate fudge sauce, and shower of crisp toasted coconut flakes, the back-by-popular-demand Mocha Coconut Frappuccino from Starbucks is a bit like a Samoa Girl Scout cookie in a glass. The whipped cream and toppings are the best part; the Frappuccino itself is standard, available in whatever level of milkfat you desire (it's icier with skim, more ice-cream-like with whole) and sweetened up with coconut syrup. For some, it tastes like summer—pina colada on the beach meets melty chocolate soft serve—but for others, it's just a bit too close to coconut-oil sunscreen mixed with icy chocolate milk.
If you want to give it (or the coffee-free Coconut Creme Frappuccino) a try, you may want to take advantage of the happy hour discount: from May 6 to 15th, all Frappuccinos are half off from 3 pm to 5 pm.