Starbucks Summer Menu is here with popping boba refreshers, cloud cake and more

The new Summer-Berry Refreshers are the “pearl” in our oyster.
Starbucks Summer Menu Lineup
Starbucks Summer Menu Lineup /

Starbucks just introduced swicy new drinks to their menu and now they’re back at it again. The Summer Menu is here, finally bringing popping boba to their Refreshers line, a delicious-looking cloud cake, and so much more.

Let’s start with the new Summer-Berry bevvies, which are in stores today. There are three new drinks in this part of the menu: Summer-Berry Starbucks Refreshers Beverage, a name that rolls off the tongue if I ever heard one; Summer-Berry Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers Beverage, and again, who names these things; and a Summer Skies Drink, which is the best-named of the trio.

Per Starbucks Stories, the Summer-Berry Refresher (just going to shorten it to that) features “a sweet and summery blend of raspberry, blueberry and blackberry flavors shaken with ice and poured over a layer of new popping raspberry flavored pearls.”

The Lemonade, meanwhile, is exactly what it sounds like: a Summer-Berry Refresher, shaken with ice and lemonade, and once again poured over the raspberry flavored pearls.

And finally we have the non-dairy Summer Skies Drink, which includes – you’re not going to believe this – Summer-Berry Refreshers, poured over coconut milk, and – again, brace yourself – over raspberry flavored pearls.

Starbucks Summer Berry Refreshers /

Staying on the drinks bent, we’ve got a returning fave and a riff on a classic The White Chocolate Macadamia Cream Cold Brew returns, and features cold brew (natch), sweet macadamia syrup, and white chocolate macadamia cream cold foam and toasted cookie crumbles on top, because who doesn’t like a little crunch with their coffee?

There’s also a whole new Iced Coffee Blend, served unsweetened, and without syrup. Starbucks describes it as “Latin American Beans with notes of malted chocolate and a brown sugar sweetness,” and it comes poured over raspberry-flavored pearls. Just kidding, but I guess you could order that if you wanted to?

Moving to the desserts – sorry, Sweet Bites – you’ve got two tasty-looking treats to try: an Orange Cream Cake Pop; and a Pineapple Cloud Cake. The former is “orange cream cake with buttercream and is dipped in a white chocolate icing that is finished with an orange slice design.” The latter is an airy cake filled with layers of pineapple cream, pineapple spread and whole fruit pieces with a sweet drizzle topping,” and yes, I will eat all of that.

Starbucks Summer Bakery Duo /

Some other quick hits here:

  • The new whole bean coffees in stores are Starbucks Reserve Colombia Nariño Granos De Esperanza and Starbucks Reserve Bali Mount Batur.
  • There’s a brand-new drinkware collection in stores, including a Stanley x Starbucks Quencher, and an artist’s collection working with Chinese-American artist Monyee Chau, for AANHPI Heritage Month.
  • Starbucks Reserve locations will have a new Pineapple Rum Float.
  • The brand also highlights its grocery store offerings, with Starbucks Cold Brew in 11 oz. cans, Starbucks Iced Coffee Blends and Starbucks Vanilla Latte Creamer, or customer favorite bottled Starbucks Pink Drink and Starbucks Paradise Drink. I’ll be honest, I have no idea if any of these are new, but there you go.

So that’s it! Lots of new stuff from Starbucks, and I assume the main draw is the popping boba – sorry, pearls – but I’m going for that Pineapple Cloud Cake, first.

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