Starbucks Is Putting Coffee Ice Cubes In Its Drinks!

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By Cooking Panda

Have you ever watched your barista make a cold drink at Starbucks and marveled at just how much ice is in that thing? Hardly any coffee!

For the price you pay, it’s disheartening to see a cup full of ice. As a Cold Brew fanatic, I usually ask for light ice to avoid getting my coffee too watered down.

I want to get more of a bang for my Starbucks buck, but I’m torn. I’d love my vanilla sweet cream Cold Brew to be as cold as possible. At the same time, I don’t want to end up with a cup of coffee-flavored cold water. 

For everyone who can relate, our day has finally come. Starbucks is now using coffee ice! Gone are the days of chugging iced coffee while you can still taste the caffeine. Well, for a few…

Before you get too excited, Starbucks is only testing it for a limited time at 100 stores in Baltimore and St. Louis, according to Cosmopolitan. However, if the feature is popular, it may be added to their permanent menu.

The ice is made of Starbucks coffee, and can be added to any iced coffee drink for 80 cents, a Starbucks spokesperson told Cosmopolitan. Worth it? Probably.

Starbucks has really been going all out with these new creations. First the color-changing Unicorn Frappuccino, then the Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino, now this …

“We often test new products, programs, and ideas to gather feedback from our customers and partners,” said the spokesperson.

I’m really hoping our friends out in Baltimore and St. Louis respond positively to the coffee ice. Every Starbucks lover around the country deserves to have it on the permanent menu.

But, if you really can’t wait, you can always make your coffee ice at home the good ol’ fashioned way. Just fill an ice tray with freshly brewed coffee; you can even add a little cream or milk, for that extra sweetness. 

Delicious, simple and definitely cheaper than Starbucks.

Sources: Cosmopolitan, CNBC / Photo Credit: Marco Arment/Flickr

Tags: coffee ice, iced coffee, limited time, Starbucks
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