The festive treat is available for a limited time only. Sip with caution—a grande comes with 420 calories and 50 grams of sugar. 

By Caroline Mullen
Caroline Mullen

Let’s level with each other here: the zombie and unicorn frappucccinos were a total flop in terms of taste. Thankfully, Starbucks has unveiled its most beautiful—and tastiest—frap yet, to coincide with this most wonderful time of the year. The Christmas Tree Frappuccino has a base of peppermint and mocha, and is topped with a matcha whipped cream “tree,” candied cranberry “ornaments,” caramel sauce “garland,” and of course... a freeze-dried strawberry “star.” 

As someone who takes their coffee pretty simply (one sugar and a splash of half & half), I was expecting to take a sip for the sake of hard-hitting journalism and toss the rest. I ended up sitting in Starbucks and nearly finishing it while my flat white sat untouched. So, okay it’s super sweet and doesn’t give you the caffeine jolt you may need at 8:30 am, but it’s damn delicious and probably the perfect 3 pm pick-me-up. Like the other Starbucks frappuccino creations, this is for a limited time only (I’m sure the baristas can only take the madness for so long), so go jump on this between December 7th and 11th! Pop in your headphones and crank up the Michael Bublé Christmas album, then go get a Christmas Tree Frap. This combo is sure to put you in a festive mood. 

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