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– History:
– Frappuccino is a blend of frappe (a New England milkshake) and cappuccino.
– Originally created by George Howells Eastern Massachusetts coffee shop chain.
Starbucks acquired the rights to the Frappuccino in 1994.
Starbucks introduced the Frappuccino under its name in 1995.
– In 2012, Starbucks had over $2 billion in annual Frappuccino sales.

– Recipe:
– Derived from a mix of cold drinks like coffee frap and frappe.
– Ingredients include instant coffee mix, ice, emulsifying agents, milk, sugar, and syrups.
– Xanthan gum is used as an emulsifying agent.
– Whipped cream is a common topping.
– The recipe is a fusion of Italian cappuccino and American cold drinks.

– Versions:
– Currently available:
– Decaffeinated option available upon request.
– Crème-based Frappuccinos with various flavors.
– Non-dairy alternatives like soy, coconut, almond, and oat milk.
– Customizable with additional ingredients like espresso shots and syrups.
– Former:
– Discontinued versions like Juice Blends and Frappuccino Light.
– Seasonal limited editions like Unicorn and Zombie Frappuccinos.

– Bottled Frappuccino:
– Sold in retail stores and vending machines.
– Introduced in the U.S. in 1996.
– Comes in flavors like Mocha, Vanilla, and Pumpkin Spice.
– Available in 9.5 oz and 13.7 oz sizes.
– A convenient on-the-go option for Frappuccino lovers.

– North American Coffee Partnership:
– Formed in 1994 by PepsiCo and Starbucks.
– Created to distribute ready-to-drink Starbucks products.
– Frappuccino was the first product of this joint venture.
– Utilized Pepsi’s global network for distribution.
– A strategic partnership to expand the reach of Starbucks products.

Frappuccino (Wikipedia)

Frappuccino is a line of blended iced coffee drinks sold by Starbucks. It may consist of coffee or crème base, blended with ice and ingredients such as flavored syrups and usually topped with whipped cream and or spices. It may also include blended Starbucks refreshers. Frappuccinos are also sold as bottled coffee beverages in grocery stores, convenience stores and from vending machines.

Strawberry Creme Frappuccino
Product typeBlended coffee
CountryUnited States
Introduced1995; 29 years ago (1995)
Related brandsIced coffee, milkshake
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