I swung by Starbucks the other day, as per usual on “Grocery Shopping Day” and noticed they had a new drink on their billboard. It looked so interesting, I just had to order it. Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato. Little did I know, when I pulled up to pay, the cashier said, “That’ll be $5.50 please.” Uhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmm. I immediately wanted to take back my drink order, but not to be rude and hold up the line, I begrudgingly paid my arm and leg for this new drink. That I might hate. I pulled onto the road a bit grumpy. I took a cautious sip of this coffee that didn’t even have my beloved half ‘n half in it. Turns out (as it usually does) that it was delicious. And refreshing. And new. And exciting. Honestly, I loved the whole $5.50 experience. I also knew after studying it that I could EASILY make this myself for mere dimes. Pennies even. The marketing specialists at Starbucks are rolling their hands around, exclaiming mwahahaha as they know they can charge ridiculous prices for this “dairy-free” coffee drink. I won’t give them the satisfaction, I tell you!
And did I mention this is oh so easy to make? So easy. And I’ll show you exactly how.
Grab your iced coffee glass of choice. Personally, I have nothing apart from mason jars in my house. And I just love these 12 oz. quilted ones. Then, you’ll need some chocolate syrup (this Torani “coffee syrup” is personally my favorite), some coconut milk, and some leftover strong coffee or fresh espresso.
First, drizzle some chocolate syrup on the bottom of the glass, just enough to cover the bottom.
Then, fill 2/3 full with ice and pour coconut milk over until 3/4 full.
Then, fill the rest of the way with coffee.
Macchiatos really are such a beautiful looking drink!
Drizzle some more chocolate syrup on top (add a Stevia packet or two if you like things a bit sweeter) and voila! A gourmet $5.50 drink from Starbucks in 1 minute and for a fraction of the cost.
Enjoy! (and enjoy that extra money in your pocket 😉 )