Starbucks unveils surprising new menu item

By Angeli Kakade, Buzz60

Dessert or coffee? Those are the options we have after a meal or when choosing a sweet treat.

Starbucks sort of brought dessert to coffee with sweet drinks like the Frappuccino, but their latest move just went full on dairy queen.

The coffee giant will soon be serving ice cream in more than 100 locations across the US starting in Los Angeles, Boston and DC.

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9. Vanilla scone (120 calories, 8 grams of sugar) 
8. Chocolate cake-pop (140 calories) 
7. Fruit salad (90 calories) 
6. Hearty veggie and brown rice salad bowl (430 calories, healthy fat and protein) 
5. Nonfat latte (100 calories in a grande, 10 grams of protein) 
4. Skinny cappuccino (61 calories in a tall) 
3. Egg white, spinach and feta wrap (19 g of protein, 10 g of fat, 33 carbs) 
2. Reduced fat turkey bacon and egg white sandwich, (16 g of protein, 230 calories) 
1. Whole grain oatmeal (160 calories without the toppings) 

But it's not your average Butterfinger blizzard, Starbucks will be selling affogatos - a fancy Italian name for ice cream topped with a shot of espresso.

And if you thought a coffee was expensive at nearly $2 the affogatos range from $6 to 8.50 for a cold brew malt.

The ice cream coffee situation isn't new though - it was first sold in Starbucks upscale store The Roastery in Seattle. But it did so well there Starbucks decided to roll it out to more stores.

Still 8.50 is expensive! You could just buy a Frappuccino and scoop in some ben and jerry's. Then again you could just make Folgers at home - but who does that?

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