Caffeine: the first thing all adults need to kick start the morning. To put things into perspective, it’s like the makeup most girls live by.
In my younger days, I rarely visited Starbucks because it was obviously a luxury product, even much so for a kid like me who orders chocolate-based drinks.
But when I do visit, I’d always request for a Tall-sized drink simply because the letter “e” at the end of Grande scared me. Tried it once and received giggles from the cashier. Not cool, sis.
But things took a turn when I knew of Ariana Grande because other than teaching me about love, patience and pain, she taught me how to pronounce her last name. And for that I say… Thank you, Ari.
So…how in the world can Starbucks, a fancy coffee establishment with a global presence be associated with sweet treats from Asia?
It’s actually possible with a little magic so read on if you’re feeling extra boujee and Asian today.
A Starbucks Barista, Christy Lee, from Toronto shared the secret recipes for drinks like White Rabbit Candy Frappe and Thai Milk Tea.
Because sharing is caring, right?
And viral it went.
White Rabbit Candy
Does this ring a bell?
For a longer trip down memory lane, check out our previous write-up here.
The childhood favourite, White Rabbit candy (大白兔奶糖) that can unite a nation originated from China in 1943.
To help you understand the extent of its popularity, the white rabbit candy has had variations in ice cream and lip balm launched in Los Angeles and Shanghai respectively.
And don’t get me started on the adorable bolster dressed like the sweet, available on Taobao.
Anywho, here’s the moment of truth.
According to Christy on her Instagram, the White Rabbit Candy Frappe is achieved with two simple ingredients from Starbucks:
- Syrup Creme Frap
- Brown Brown Butter Shortbread Sauce (2 pumps for Tall / Grande, and 3 pumps for Venti)
(Eh where’s the White Rabbit candy?!)
Another Unique Starbucks Drink: Thai Milk Tea
Over the years, Singapore has been hit by the Cha Yen craze with stores selling everything related to the drink: ice cream, cake and bingsu.
Craving for a taste of Thailand but can’t afford to fly there? We’ve got a sweeter alternative for you.
Also available on Christy’s Instagram page is the secret recipe for Thai Milk Tea.
Similar to the White Rabbit Candy drink aforementioned, two ingredients are required:
- Black Iced Tea with no extra water
- Sub Brown Butter Shortbread Sauce (2 pumps for Tall, 3 pumps for Grande and 4 pumps for Venti)
Note: You should exclude Liquid Cane Sugar in the magic potion.
If these are not up your alley, check out Christy’s Instagram for two more concoctions such as Milk Tea and Milk Tea Frappuccino in the highlights section.
Thinking of giving these 2 drinks a shot? Head over to their site to locate the nearest Starbucks.
Note: We haven’t actually tried these in-house specials and can’t guarantee the taste, but if you have tried it, do share your experience with us!