6 Best Starbucks Hazelnut Drinks For Nut Lovers – BaristaHQ

One of the reasons Starbucks is popular is the variety of options they offer. Unlike other coffee shops that only have classic coffee drinks, Starbucks makes sure that they have everything for every taste.

One flavor that is part of its diverse flavor options is hazelnut. Many people love the delectably nutty taste, especially when mixed with coffee or chocolate. But which Starbucks hazelnut drink is perfect for you?  

We will list down in this article 6 of the best Starbucks hazelnut drinks you shouldn’t miss so you can quench your nutty cravings! 

1. Hazelnut Mocha Coconutmilk Macchiato

Who doesn’t love Nutella, right? If you’re obsessed with it like we do, this Hazelnut Mocha Coconutmilk Macchiato is for you. 

The hazelnut syrup perfectly blends with the chocolate goodness of mocha and the bitter flavor of macchiato. Instead of regular milk, it’s replaced with steamed coconut milk adding a more nutty flavor to the drink. The creamy, steamed coconut milk gives a delectably nutty taste, but also makes the texture really smooth - so the espresso shots are easier to drink.

The hazelnut mocha coconutmilk macchiato is also suitable for vegans or those who are lactose intolerant.  

Since it uses macchiato instead of reserve espresso Starbucks coffee, its bitterness is mellowed down with a more creamy texture. The best part? You can order it hot or iced, and available on the regular Starbucks menu. So what are you waiting for? Head on to your local Starbucks and enjoy this drink! 

Hazelnut Mocha Coconutmilk Macchiato

2. Hazelnut Bianco Latte

If you don't feel like adding chocolate to your coffee, this Starbucks hazelnut drink is a good choice.

The Hazelnut Bianco Latte is made from homemade hazelnut-praline, infused with your choice of milk combined with reserve espresso Starbucks coffee. Every sip is simply heaven. However, this drink is only available on Starbucks Reserve, so you’re not going to see it in your regular Starbucks cafe.  

This drink has 380 calories, which isn’t ideal if you’re watching your weight. But if you’re only drinking it once in a while, it’s not going to harm you. But be warned, it’s pretty addicting, so be sure you can control yourself if you’re trying to manage your weight. If you don’t care much about how many calories you consume, go ahead and indulge.  

Hazelnut Bianco Latte

3. Iced Hazelnut Bianco Latte

This Starbucks hazelnut drink is essentially just Hazelnut Bianco Latte over ice. The same hazelnut-praline-infused milk combined with the Starbucks Reserve espresso shots. Since it's an iced drink, it’s perfect when hot beverages aren't appealing on hot summer days. Unlike the hot version, this drink only has 280 calories. That's 100 calories less than the hot version.

You can also choose what milk you want to add to the hazelnut coffee drink, so if you're a vegan or can’t drink dairy, request an coconut or oat milk instead. You’ll be surprised how changing the milk can transform your drink.  

Iced Hazelnut Bianco Latte

4. Hazelnut Malt Frappuccino

Are you looking for a special hazelnut drink to try on your next trip to Starbucks? If so, this secret menu drink is for you. This Starbucks hazelnut drink uses a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino base with hazelnut syrup and nutmeg powder. The combination of the nutty flavor of hazelnut, earthy taste of nutmeg powder, and sweetness of vanilla bean powder from the vanilla bean Frappuccino base make the hazelnut malt Frappuccino anything but boring.  

To order this hazelnut malt Frappuccino, ask for a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with an extra scoop of vanilla bean powder, hazelnut syrup, and nutmeg powder. Just make sure to tell the recipe to the barista instead of just saying the name of the drink since some may have no idea what drink you're talking about - and you may end up with a regular vanilla bean Frappuccino.  

5. Blonde Hazelnut Latte 

Do you want more caffeine in your Starbucks hazelnut drink? Then get this Blonde Hazelnut Latte on your next trip to Starbucks. This drink is simple, yet the combination of the flavors makes it quite addicting. It uses Starbucks’s blonde espresso shots, which are more lightly roasted coffee than their usual blend. It's then mixed with milk which you can change depending on your preference, and hazelnut syrup. 

Since it uses a blonde espresso shot instead of the regular one, the blonde hazelnut latte has a lighter and mother body than your regular hazelnut latte. You can ask for this hot or iced, depending on how you want your coffee to be.  

Blonde Hazelnut Latte

6. Nutella Frappuccino

Everyone loves the Nutella hazelnut chocolate spread, but do you want to experience Nutella in a frappuccino? Yes? Then, get this Starbucks secret menu hazelnut beverage. It’s creamy, chocolatey, nutty, and sweet, and every sip will leave you asking why you haven’t ordered this drink before. So if you’re craving a dessert drink that's full of hazelnut chocolate spread goodness, this is for you! 

To order the Nutella Frappuccino, ask for a regular coffee frappe with two pumps of mocha syrup and one pump of hazelnut syrup, and blend them in whipped cream. Then ask them to top it with more whipped cream and caramel drizzle for that extra sweetness.  

Nutella Frappuccino

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

Ordering a hazelnut coffee at Starbucks is straightforward, especially if what you’re ordering is readily available on the menu. Like all drinks, they come in tall, grande, and venti sizes.

Starbucks have 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 - so if you're having a coffee drink with espresso shots then it's worth asking your barista about that version. 

Since Starbucks uses hazelnut syrup, you can easily add it to most of your favorite coffee drink choices. You can be creative with your drink and add hazelnut syrup to classic drinks like Caffe Mocha, lattes, frappuccinos, and more. Your imagination is the only limit on your hazelnut coffee.  

You can even combine it with cinnamon, nutmeg, toffee nut, vanilla bean powder, and other flavors since it can complement many flavors. Hazelnut is versatile and can be added to chai teas if you’re feeling a little adventurous.  

If you're ordering a hazelnut Frappuccino or hazelnut malt Frappuccino then the base is almost always a vanilla bean Frappuccino. Start with that, and ask your barista for extra hazelnut syrup pumps, nutmeg powder, espresso shots, or any flavors you want to make this hazelnut drink your own. 

You need to be mindful when ordering hazelnut coffee, especially if you’re experimenting or ordering from the secret menu. If there are many customers in the store, having a complicated order will take time to complete and may disrupt the whole store. 

So, it’s best to ready your recipe right away and don’t let other customers wait in line. But if you’re the only customer, you can go crazy with your hazelnut coffee drink.  


Common Hazelnut Drinks Questions 

Does hazelnut syrup from Starbucks have actual hazelnut in it?  

No, hazelnut syrup doesn’t have actual hazelnut, only hazelnut flavoring.  

How many calories is one pump of hazelnut at Starbucks?  

A pump of hazelnut syrup from Starbucks has 20 calories, and it’s not as sweet as you expect it to be. But of course, putting in more than two hazelnut syrup pumps can make your drink too sweet.  

Does Starbucks hazelnut drinks have sugar? 

The hazelnut syrup itself has sugar in it. You can always ask the barista if you want to add more sugar. Unfortunately, they do not have a sugar-free version of the syrup.   


Conclusion

These are the best Starbucks hazelnut drinks you should try this year. Did we miss anything on the list? Remember, don’t be afraid to try your own recipe. Maybe it will be the next popular hazelnut drink from Starbucks' secret menu.