The camp staple from the 1960s and 70s is having another pop culture moment, with tie-dye becoming one of the hottest fashion trends of 2019. Now Tie-Dye Frappuccino blended beverage is available starting July 10 at participating Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada for a limited time, while supplies last.

The beverage is made with a tropical Crème Frappuccino with dashes of powder in yellow, red and blue (which gets its color from red beet, turmeric and spirulina) that mix to make a rainbow of vibrant hues. The beverage is topped with whipped cream and a final dusting of colored powder.

Paloma Carrington-Bataller designed the colorful beverage and worked with the baristas at the Tryer Center to perfect the build.

“We wanted to create something that celebrates summer and really conveys it both visually and through flavor within the beverage,” she says. “We knew it had to make you smile at first sight and our Tie-Dye Frappuccino does all this! It’s summer in a cup and something everyone can relate to; it takes you back to sunny warm days of summer spent at camp or with friends and family.”

Just as no two tie-dyes are alike, each beverage will have its own unique combination of swirling shades.

“It’s bright and colorful and fun and should bring a smile to your face,” Carrington-Bataller adds. “Perfect for the heydays of summer.”


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