Starbucks begins combining coffee and Ice Cream

Starbucks is rolling out “affogato” varieties of hot or cold coffee over ice cream at 100 stores in Orange County, California, starting today, with pricier versions sold at 10 locations with its “reserve” bars.

No word on when the creation will get a wider release.

The affogato, $5.25 for a tall, is made with two shots of Starbucks Reserve espresso poured over a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

The cold brew float, $5.95 for a tall, is prepared like a classic affogato with the Roastery’s cold brew (instead of espresso) poured over ice cream. For an extra $1, the drink can be made with nitro cold brew, which is available in some Orange County locations. A tall cold brew malt ($6.45) is made with cold brew concentrate blended with ice cream, malt and chocolate bitters.

The coffee chain has rebounded from a rough 2015 but introducing pricier menu options. In case you are wondering, “affogato” means drowned.

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