Hazelnut is one of my favorite flavors, and tastes magnificent in any coffee drink.

It’s nutty, rich, and just sweet enough that it doesn’t overpower the robust taste of espresso.  

Luckily, Starbucks has quite a few fantastic drink options that incorporate hazelnut. 

I’m here to detail my 6 favorites, along with how to best order them. 

1. Hazelnut Mocha Coconutmilk Macchiato

Starbucks Iced Hazelnut Mocha Coconut Milk Macchiato

It was love at first sip with the Hazelnut Mocha Coconut Milk Macchiato!

It tastes like an exotic Nutella coffee drink, with the creamy coconut milk perfectly complementing the other flavors.  

The hazelnut syrup perfectly blends with the chocolate goodness of mocha and the bitter flavor of coffee. 

Instead of regular milk, it’s replaced with steamed coconut milk adding a more nutty flavor to the drink.

The hazelnut mocha coconutmilk macchiato is a great option for vegans or those who are lactose intolerant.

This drink has 180 calories in a grande size, and 270 calories in a venti, with 43g of carbs.

2. Hazelnut Bianco Latte

Starbucks Reserve Hazelnut Bianco Latte

One of the first times I walked into a Starbucks Reserve, I saw this on the menu and asked the barista if she liked it.

She actually told me it was one of her favorites, and once I gave the hazelnut-praline drink a try, I understood why.

The Hazelnut Bianco Latte is made from homemade hazelnut-praline-infused steamed milk with reserve espresso Starbucks coffee.[1]

While it’s only available at Starbucks Reserve locations (for now), I’ve had baristas try to make it with white chocolate instead of praline and it comes surprisingly close!

With 380 calories and 36g of sugar in a grande, it’s not a bad idea to ask for sugar-free syrups.

3. Iced Hazelnut Bianco Latte

Starbucks Reserve Iced Hazelnut Bianco Latte

This Starbucks hazelnut drink is the Hazelnut Bianco Latte over ice.[2]

The same hazelnut-praline-infused milk combined with the Starbucks Reserve espresso shots over ice makes for a perfect summertime drink.  

I really like this hazelnut coffee drink with oat milk - maybe even more than with regular milk.

The nuttiness goes very well with the hazelnut and praline, and the creamier consistency feels more velvety.

This drink has 280 calories, which makes sense that it’s less than the hot version as the extra volume in ice helps.

4. Hazelnut Malt Frappuccino

Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino with Hazelnut Syrup and Caramel Drizzle

If I’m looking for a cool treat, frappuccinos are often at the top of my list.

I stumbled across this magnificent concoction when I kept ordering the Vanilla Bean Frappuccino and a barista recommended trying it with hazelnut syrup and nutmeg powder.

This combo is known as the ‘Hazelnut Malt Frappuccino’, melding the nutty flavor of hazelnut, earthy taste of nutmeg powder, and sweetness of vanilla bean powder.

With 380 calories and 60g of sugar in a grande size, it’s pretty heavy in carbs.

How To Order Hazelnut Malt Frappuccino
  • Ask for a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with an extra scoop of vanilla bean powder, hazelnut syrup, and nutmeg powder.

5. Blonde Hazelnut Latte 

Starbucks Iced Blonde Hazelnut Latte

Then get this Blonde Hazelnut Latte is not only light on the palate and tasty, it’s also packed full of caffeine.[3]

This drink is simple, yet the combination of the flavors makes it addicting. 

It uses Starbucks’s blonde espresso shots, which are more lightly roasted coffee than their usual blend. 

I sometimes find Starbucks regular roasts too bitter, so the Blonde alternative is much smoother and doesn’t overpower the delicate hazelnut flavors.

With 240 calories and 31g of sugar in a grande, it’s better than most on this list in that regard. 

Tips From A Barista: Ask for a bit of white chocolate sauce, for added sweetness and complexity. 

6. Nutella Frappuccino

Starbucks Nutella Frappuccino

I feel like Nutella is really its own food group for me at this point, and was thrilled to discover that Starbucks can make a Nutella Frappuccino! 

It’s creamy, chocolatey, nutty, and sweet, and every sip will left me wondering why I’d never ordered it before!

It’s a very indulgent drink, so not one I would order every day, but is certainly a nice option when I’m feeling like treating myself!

This one clocks in at around 410 calories for a grande.

How To Order Hazelnut Malt Frappuccino
  • Ask for a regular coffee frappuccino with two pumps of mocha syrup and one pump of hazelnut syrup, and blend them in whipped cream. 
Tips From A Barista: Ask for caramel drizzle on top, for added butteriness and richness.

How To Order Hazelnut 'Secret Menu' Drinks At Starbucks?

Ordering a hazelnut coffee at Starbucks is straightforward, especially if the drink is readily available on the menu. 

Like nearly all drinks, Starbucks cup sizes come in tall, grande, and venti.

Starbucks has started offering some more choice of beans in your coffee drink too.

Blonde espresso, which uses more lightly roasted coffee beans, works really well in a hazelnut coffee as it’s smooth and mild enough to complement the nuttiness. 

Starbucks offers hazelnut syrup on their regular menu, so it’s easy to add to any lattes, frapps, Americanos, and so on. 

For example: “I’d like to order a Venti Iced Hazelnut Americano with Oat Milk”. 

Hazelnut is very versatile and I enjoy mixing it with flavors like Starbucks cinnamon, nutmeg, tasty toffee nut, vanilla bean powder, etc.

For a hazelnut frappuccino or hazelnut malt frappuccino, the base is almost always a vanilla bean frappuccino. 

Start with that, and ask the barista for extra hazelnut syrup pumps, nutmeg powder, espresso shots, and any additional sauces or syrups.  

Starbucks Online Order For Hazelnut Bianco Latte

Common Starbucks Hazelnut Drink Questions 

Does hazelnut syrup from Starbucks have actual hazelnut in it?  

No, Starbucks hazelnut syrup does not contain any actual hazelnuts, only artificial flavoring.

How many calories is one pump of hazelnut syrup at Starbucks?  

A pump of hazelnut syrup from Starbucks has 20 calories.

Do Starbucks hazelnut drinks have sugar? 

The Starbucks hazelnut syrup itself has sugar in it. Unfortunately, Starbucks does not carry a sugar-free version of the hazelnut syrup.

Conclusion- Try These Nutty Drinks!

While I absolutely love all 6 of these drinks, my favorites are the Hazelnut Bianco Latte and the Nutella Frappuccino.

The Hazelnut Bianco Latte is mild, nutty, and slightly sweet - perfect for drinking on a regular basis. 

The Nutella Frappuccino is definitely more of a dessert for me, and is too sweet and rich to drink more than once every-other week. 

However, I love them both and highly recommend trying any and all 6 of these hazelnut drinks!

References:

1. https://www.tastingtable.com/899273/what-is-the-difference-between-starbucks-and-starbucks-reserve/

2. https://www.starbucks.com/menu/product/2122617/iced

3. https://www.starbucks.ca/menu/product/2122167/hot

Kim Fernandez

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Kim Fernandez
Kim offers a unique perspective on coffee culture and trends. Kim's writing is personal and experiential, providing readers with firsthand advice on the latest in coffee. Beyond her writing, Kim is an avid explorer of new coffee trends and spots, always seeking to share the most genuine advice and latest trends. True to her love for coffee, you'll often find her in a café, immersed in a book with a freshly brewed cup of joe.

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