Starbucks Adds New Baby Yoda-Inspired Frappuccino to Its Secret Menu
A short time ago in a galaxy not far away at all, Star Wars fans were greeted with a treat: the Baby Yoda Frappuccino, inspired by none other than Baby Yoda himself. Since The Mandalorian first aired on Disney+ in early November, the adorable creature has taken the internet by storm—a position he's held strong ever since. So it's no surprise that Baby Yoda made headways into the real world.
Last week, the folks at totallythebomb.com came up with an idea to combine Starbucks with Star Wars. Then, @markie_devo, the popular foodie Instagram account, posted about the resulting concoction, where it made a light-speed jump to viral status:
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To be clear, the Baby Yoda Frappuccino isn't one of the core Starbucks offerings. It's a new addition to the so-called "Secret Menu," a list of 200 or so creative concoctions—including the Polyjuice Potion Frappuccino, the Raspberry Cheesecake Latte, and the Purple Rain Refresher—that are available only to those in the know. Some drinks are created by Starbucks baristas. Some are submitted by fans. Some, like the Orange Mocha Frappuccino, of Zoolander fame, have uncertain origins. (Did Ben Stiller's 2001 comedy inspire the drink's creation? Or was that a thing that actually existed at Starbucks 18 years ago?)
In other words, you'll never spot the Baby Yoda Frappuccino on a traditional Starbucks menu, and your barista might not know off-hand how to whip it up. So you may have to provide the recipe yourself. In that case, here's exactly what to order:
- Ask for a Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino.
- Request caramel drizzle on the inside of the cup.
- Add whipped cream, caramel drizzle (on top), and caramel crunch.
A quick lore disclaimer: "Baby Yoda" might not actually be Baby Yoda's name. As of now, the fuzzy little fella is an officially unnamed character; the internet has simply, and collectively, latched onto "Baby Yoda" as a fitting placeholder, because the original Yoda is the only character of the same species that has appeared in the franchise. ("Baby Version of the Same Species That Yoda Was Frappuccino" really doesn't have the same ring.) If and when the widely adored character's name is revealed, expect this Frappe to go through a name change, too.
May the Force—and the Frappe—be with you.