Food & Beverage
Barista Tips for Trying Favorite Starbucks Hot Beverages on Ice
Customers may have a favorite hot beverage they enjoy each morning in the cooler months, but can be stumped when it comes to an iced version once thermostats begin to climb.
Claire, a Starbucks store manager in Coventry, England recommends an Iced Caffe Americano on warm days with an extra shot of espresso and white mocha syrup.
Starbucks partner Kristen likes an Iced Green Tea Latte with vanilla syrup.
Sarah keeps her options open in the summertime with Iced Teavana® Oprah Cinnamon Chai Tea Latte, iced Caramel Macchiato and sweetened iced black tea or coffee.
Here are a few more barista favorites to get started:
Iced options abound for customers who typically order brewed coffee, starting with traditional Starbucks® Iced Coffee, made with freshly brewed Starbucks® Iced Coffee Blend served chilled and lightly sweetened over ice.
New Starbucks® Cold Brew is made in small batches and served unsweetened is another option for a more coffee-forward taste. Customers at Starbucks® stores with Starbucks Reserve® coffee can also request an iced version of any available Clover® brewed coffee by the cup.
Iced Caffè Americano is a rich, full-bodied espresso combined with water and chilled with ice Iced Flat White is creamy whole milk poured over ristretto shots of espresso and ice. Iced Latte is rich, full-bodied espresso served over ice and can be sweetened with syrup such as vanilla or hazelnut. Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte is topped with the same whipped cream and cinnamon dolce sprinkles as its hot counterpart.
Iced Caffè Mocha and White Chocolate Mocha are chilly versions of hot favorites, while Iced Caramel Macchiato Espresso is marked by its signature crosshatch of drizzled caramel sauce atop the icy beverage.
New this summer in Starbucks stores – Teavana® Shaken Iced Mango Black Tea Lemonade is a blend of premium black tea, juicy mango, sweet passion fruit, and a splash of lemonade. Starbucks baristas will shake the beverage a minimum of 10 times in order to release the drink’s vibrant flavors.
In addition to its shaken iced teas, Teavana also offers icy versions of its popular tea lattes, including spicy Teavana® Iced Oprah Cinnamon Chai Tea Latte and Iced Teavana® Green Tea Latte with matcha.
Customers have also come up with their own personal favorites, such as Iced Toffee Nut White Mocha, Iced Grande Two Pump Cinnamon Dolce Chai, Iced Coconut White Mocha, and Teavana Youthberry Tea with Lemonade.