Coconut Milk Fans Will Love This Starbucks Drink

by Michelle Regalado

You've likely been obsessing over the slew of Starbucks Secret Menu rainbow drinks that have been taking over Instagram in the last month, and chances are you can't get enough of the new Affogato-Style Frappuccino Starbucks added to its menu earlier this summer. Now, it's about to unveil another new beverage that isn't quite as colorful as Pink Drink, but sounds just as yummy: the Starbucks Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato.

The beverage, which will soon become part of Starbucks' “cold bar” menu of cold coffees and espresso products, is the first ever iced espresso drink to feature the company's Single Origin Sumatran Coconut Milk. So what exactly is it made of, do you ask? Let's break it down.

The drink starts off with a mix of the Sumatran coconut milk with a hint of white chocolate mocha sauce and ice. A shot of espresso is then added in (caffeine please!), and the whole thing is topped off with a swirl of caramel sauce. Sounds delicious, right? And just refreshing enough to keep your thirst quenched in this summer heat.

The new beverage is obviously tailor-made for coconut milk enthusiasts, but you may want to try it even if you're not on the coconut milk bandwagon. As Starbucks describes, the drink is basically a summery twist of the classic Iced Caramel Macchiato. So if you're a Caramel Macchiato devotee, but are up for trying something a little different, this could be the perfect choice.

The Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato, which costs anywhere from $4.95 to $5.25 for a grande size, will officially make its debut in stores on Tuesday, July 12. But Starbucks Reward Members will be able to get their first taste of the new drink a day early, on Monday, July 11.

And don't worry: unlike some of the previous specialized beverages that Starbucks has unveiled, the Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato will be available for longer than a couple of weeks. You'll be able to buy it at Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada throughout the rest of the summer.

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