We tried Starbucks's latest concoction, and this reliable, coconut milk-based iced coffee is finally one we can get behind.

By Lauren Pardee
March 01, 2018
Iced Hazelnut Mocha Coconutmilk Macchiato
Credit: Courtesy of Starbucks

Just in time for the shift in seasons, we finally feel ready to retire our comfy, cozy winter coffee drink of choice. With spring on the horizon, combating those intermittent cold days while finding a balance between soothing and refreshing is crucial—after all this choice determines how we get through the day. Luckily, we have Starbucks to make that decision easy with their new Hazelnut Mocha Coconutmilk Macchiato.

For those who favor a sweeter blend without compromising on the original coffee flavor, the Hazelnut Mocha Coconutmilk Macchiato provides the best of both worlds. We tried the iced drink and the warm essence of hazelnut mixed with their bold Espresso Roast is reminiscent of a Ferrero Rocher chocolate. Having the drink on ice creates the perfect spring sip. Let's call it a tribute to the holidays as we look forward to warmer days.

We all know Starbucks doesn’t shy away from a hefty calorie count, but the Hazelnut Mocha Coconutmilk Macchiato isn’t the unhealthiest item on the menu—a Grande comes to about 180 calories.

Hot Hazelnut Mocha Coconutmilk Macchiato
Credit: Courtesy of Starbucks

No matter the unpredictable weather, this drink option is available iced or hot. We concur that both options are just as satisfying depending on the vibe you’re looking for.

If the Hazelnut Mocha Coconutmilk Macchiato doesn’t cater to your taste buds, Starbucks is also offering a new Cinnamon Almondmilk Macchiato (both hot or iced), and an Iced Blonde Quad Caffe Americano. Any option seems to be worth the extra stop in the morning before work.