Starbucks Japan Limited Frappuccino Daigaku Imo Flavor

The other day when I went shopping at a Mujirushi Ryohin with my friend, we rested at the Starbucks in the market and had refreshments.

Before ordering, I took a close look at the menu and found a limited-time flavor of frappuccino.

Starbucks Japan Limited Edition Daigaku Imo Frappuccino  

From the name “Daigaku Imo Frappuccino (大学芋フラペチーノ )”, I thought the flavor was Starbucks Japan-limited.

Besides, it had an appealing look, so I ordered it after all.

What is Daigaku Imo?

Daigaku Imo Candied Sweet Potatoes

For the unfamiliar with Japanese food, “Daigaku Imo (大学芋: university potato)” is bite-size pieces of diced Satsuma-imo sweet potatoes.

They are deep-fried in low-temperature oil, candied with sugar syrup, and typically coated with sesame seeds.

The cooked potatoes are firm and tender, while the sugar syrup glaze is gooey.

 If you want to know the recipe in detail, let’s google it, and many results will pop up.

Sweet Potato Frappuccino

Starbucks Japan Daigaku-Imo Frappuccino

The frappuccino I received was a vanilla bean frappuccino mixed with bits of Daigaku Imo, dressed with yellow ocher sweet potato sauce, and topped with toasted sesame seeds.

As for the taste, the sauce with a Daigaku Imo flavor was mellow and matched perfectly with the vanilla cream frappuccino.

Meanwhile, the black sesame seeds and Daigaku Imo bits served as a nice accent giving the sherbet different textures.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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