What to sip and what to skip.

By Liz Steelman
June 14, 2016

As an adult, you probably spend most of your summer in an air-conditioned cubicle. So it’s easy to get nostalgic for the days when the most pressing thing wasn’t catching the train, but the ice cream truck. This summer, Starbucks is stepping in to make your summer (or at least your coffee break) a little more whimsical with some ice cream-inspired offerings. Loved slushies when you were younger? Try one of three Italian Granitas. Want something more cool and creamy? There’s two new ice cream-flavored Frappuccinos on the menu. Craving a full-on dessert? There’s trifle, too! We took two Starbucks trips to try everything (the Granitas and trifles are only available after 3 p.m. as part of the chain’s Sunset Menu). Here’s the sweet-filled menu (and Real Simple editors’ un-sugarcoated thoughts from our taste test).  

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