Ariana Grande Collaborates With Starbucks For A New Drink Special


Grande has been known to use the cloud emoji often, and regularly includes cloud imagery in her work.

"We've always been fans of Ariana Grande's (and we're both fans of Clouds), so we're excited to work with her to celebrate the debut of Cloud Macchiato", Starbucks told USA Today over how the fluffy drink came to brew.

Grande's fans were excited to learn that she was teaming up with Starbucks, if for no other reason than that they had another opportunity to support her. A Grande serving of the caramel cloud macchiato has a approximately a third of the sugar of a Frap, clocking in at 27 grams.

So the collaboration with Starbucks new drink featuring a cloud of foam only made sense between the franchise and pop singer.

Starbucks said the drink draws inspiration from a popular summer drink from the cafés of Barcelona, Spain, called the leche merengada, or "meringue milk".

Ariana Grande is milking her name for all it's worth and officially collaborating with Starbucks on a brand new custom beverage.

To create the Cloud Macchiato, Starbucks crafted its own cloud powder with the help of egg whites to mirror the texture of cloud-like foam.

"The original Spanish beverage combines cinnamon and lemon zest, with a frothy texture which inspired us to reinvent the beverage as a macchiato", said Erin Marinan, from Starbucks research and development team.

Oh, and when it comes to Grande, Starbucks says the attraction is mutual - via a tweet, of course. In the photos she's having one of the iced beverages with shiny metal green straw with dogs around her.

While some Starbucks specialty drinks serve as temporary alternatives, Cloud Macchiato will be a permanent fixture on their menu. She also urged her fans to try the soy version of the Cloud Macchiato.