Since Starbucks first introduced coconut milk as an option for its handcrafted beverages, customers have embraced its rich, creamy flavor with hot, iced and blended customized drinks.
Now Starbucks is introducing Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato, the company’s first iced espresso beverage that features coconut milk. The beverage will be available in participating company-operated and licensed stores in the U.S. and Canada starting tomorrow (July 12).
“Summer is a great time to highlight coconut milk. It’s lighter in body than regular milk, and can be a little more refreshing,” said Christal Canzler, Starbucks senior product developer.
The word macchiato means “marked” in Italian, and Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato features espresso shots poured over chilled coconut milk and combined with a hint of white chocolate mocha sauce. The beverage is finished, or marked, with caramel sauce in a double crosshatch pattern and a swirl of mocha sauce to create five layers of espresso sweetness.
“Macchiato is one of those great espresso beverages people love,” Canzler said. “With its layers of chocolate, caramel and coconut, this is a summery twist on a classic.”