With summer right around the corner, many of us are trading in our classic morning java for a refreshing iced coffee. While there are many ways to upgrade your iced coffee game, one of the simplest iced coffee hacks is coming to Starbucks just in time for warm weather, and it’s taking iced coffee from a watered-down sad-face emoji to caffeinated perfection.
According to Cosmopolitan, Starbucks is testing ice made of coffee at select locations. For an additional $.80, you can trade out standard water-based ice for cubes of frozen coffee, keeping your iced coffee from getting watered down (which is the worst, no?) PLUS adding that little extra caffeine boost. And it’s not just iced or brewed coffee that you can put the coffee ice in. Some intrepid redditors have been opting to add the ice to their Frappuccinos, creating a stronger coffee-based drink.
With recent summer hits like the Mint Mocha Frappuccino and the legal nightmare that was the Unicorn Frapp, this simple addition to the chain’s summer menu should be a welcome addition to those who like a strong, cold drink on hot days. Currently, however, the company is only testing coffee ice in two cities, so unless you live in Baltimore, MD, or St. Louis, MO, you’ll have to wait until Starbucks rolls out coffee ice across the country, although there’s no word on when that might be.
Will you add coffee ice the next time you head to Starbucks? Tell us @BritandCo!
(h/t Refinery29; photos via Chris Hondros/Getty)