Top 5 Cold Coffee Picks From Starbucks Baristas

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July 1, 2016
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We asked Starbucks baristas across the country to name their favorite icy cold coffee drinks to cool off with this summer. They responded with everything from favs straight off the menu to delicious custom tweaks. Try them all and see which one tops your list.

#1 Starbucks Doubleshot® on Ice

Our only hand-shaken espresso drink, it melds the flavors of the rich, full-bodied espresso you love and is chilled and mellowed with a touch of milk and then lightly sweetened. All with tiny bubbles of frothy foam.

Personalize it with:
• Ristretto shots in place of regular espresso
• A splash of coconut, milk, half-and-half or breve
• White chocolate mocha sauce
• Sub classic syrup with vanilla syrup
• Raw sugar to give it crunch
• Sub classic syrup with caramel drizzle
• Sub classic syrup with toffee nut syrup
• Agave syrup

#2 Iced White Chocolate Mocha

Our signature espresso meets white chocolate sauce, milk and ice, then finished off with sweetened whipped cream in this white chocolate delight.

Add a twist:
• Cinnamon dolce syrup
• Make it a tan mocha by adding half regular chocolate sauce

#3 Cold Brew Coffee

Our small-batch Starbucks® Cold Brew is crafted by hand, slow-steeped for 20 hours for a smooth, naturally sweet flavor unlike any other.

Customize it:
• An espresso shot + milk
• Toffee nut syrup + soy milk
• Coconut milk + 2 pumps of white mocha sauce, shaken not stirred
• Lemonade instead of water + classic syrup
• Dark caramel syrup + cream
• Vanilla syrup + cream

#4 Iced Americano

Espresso shots are topped with water to produce a light layer of crema, then served over ice. The result is this wonderfully rich cup with depth and nuance.

Make it yours with:
• Ristretto shots in place of regular espresso
• White chocolate mocha sauce
• A splash of coconut milk

Here I am with my favorite iced drink! Venti Iced Americano. Ristretto shots, three pumps white mocha. Good coffee flavor, no milk added and a bit better for the waistline. :) - Sonja
Live Oak, Texas

#5 Iced Caramel Macchiato

We combine our rich, full-bodied espresso with vanilla-flavored syrup, milk and ice, then top it off with caramel drizzle for an oh-so-sweet finish.

Change it up with:
• A splash of coconut milk
• Make with whole milk, vanilla syrup + 1 pump raspberry syrup

My favorite drink is a Venti Iced Caramel Macchiato, with Toffee Nut syrup and no vanilla. It's perfect for these nice warm days we are finally getting after all that snow! - Nikki
Bay City, Michigan

Note: Customizations may involve an up-charge. See store menus for details.

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