"Grande" has taken on a whole new meaning at Starbucks.
This week, the coffeehouse chain introduced their Cloud Macchiato beverage—an espresso-based, frothy beverage made in collaboration with Ariana Grande. The Thank U, Next singer teased the partnership earlier this week and has confirmed she has taken on the role of Starbucks ambassador.
The Cloud Macchiato updates the original version by replacing the regular liquid milk with Starbucks' trademarked Cold Foam. The drink is available in caramel and cinnamon flavors and can be served hot or cold. USA Today reports the Cloud Macchiato was heavily inspired by a Spanish drink called leche merengada, which translates to "merengue milk." Starbucks' in-house product development team concocted the drink by adding egg whites to the Cold Foam to create a fluffy, cloud-like texture.
"We've long been fans of Ariana Grande's and were excited to work with her to celebrate our shared love of clouds," a Starbucks spokesperson said.
Grande is known for love of Starbucks as well as clouds. The singer launched her Cloud perfume earlier this year and even got a cloud tattoo on one of her fingers.
In support of the Cloud Macchiato collaboration, USA Today reports Starbucks will play Grande's favorite music, including some of her biggest hits, at select locations starting next week.