The 8 Best Hazelnut Starbucks Drinks

Hazelnut syrup flavoring is a sweet and nutty flavor that works well with espresso-based drinks. This is due to the nutty element breaking the bitterness of espresso, leaving a tasty drink, whether it is hot or iced.

A hazelnut-flavored drink is therefore a good idea for both experienced and inexperienced coffee drinkers.

Starbucks uses hazelnut syrup to flavor a wide selection of their drinks, with most orders able to be customized to include the additional flavoring.

In this article, we are going to look at our top picks of hazelnut Starbucks drinks to inspire you to add a twist to your next go-to order.

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Overview of Top 8 Hazelnut Starbucks Drinks

Hazelnut Starbucks Drinks

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1. Starbucks Reserve Hazelnut Bianco Latte

Starbucks makes a Starbucks Reserve Hazelnut Bianco Latte by infusing milk with hazelnut and praline flavoring. This is then steamed and added to 2 shots of Starbucks’ Reserve Espresso to create a sweet-nut and caffeine-filled hot beverage.

As lattes tend to have 2-part milk and 1-part espresso ratio, this drink is not too bitter, with the infused milk further mellowing the taste profile.

To customize this drink, customers could add extra hazelnut syrup (2 pumps are usually suggested), and a wide range of toppings is available to choose from.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional Information: A Grande serving of this Latte contains 380 calories, 36 grams of sugar, and 18 grams of fat.
  • Customizable Options: Customers can change the additional flavored syrups in their drink as well as the topping used once the beverage has been made. The sweetener can be added, and the number of espresso shots used can be adjusted.
  • Cup Sizes: This Latte is available in Short (8 ounces), Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (20 ounces).

2. Iced Hazelnut Shaken Espresso

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Starbucks makes a Shaken Espresso that sees ingredients combined in a cocktail shaker and shaken to mix.

This leads to a creamier coffee product that is less acidic and smoother on the tongue. Among their shaken espresso options is a plain Iced Shaken Espresso that can be customized to introduce hazelnut flavoring.

This is then made by combining 2% milk, 2 pumps of hazelnut syrup, 4 pumps of classic syrup, and 3 shots of their Signature Espresso Roast. The mixture is added to a cocktail shaker, shaken, then decanted into the chosen cup size.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional Information: A plain Iced Shaken Espresso contains 100 calories per Grande serving, 14 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of fat. By adding hazelnut syrup, these numbers will inflate as the syrup contains sugar.
  • Customizable Options: Customers can alter the number of shots and the type of espresso roast used to make the drink. The sweetener can be changed and different flavorings can be added or adjusted. Finally, customers can choose their milk from a variety of dairy and dairy alternative options.
  • Cup Sizes: Shaken Espressos can be ordered in Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (24 ounces).

3. Starbucks Reserve Iced Hazelnut Latte

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Using their Reserve Espresso as a base, Starbucks has created a strong and nutty coffee beverage suitable for a hot day or a general caffeine boost.

This Iced Hazelnut Latte is made by combining whole blocks of ice, 2 shots of Starbucks Reserve Espresso, and hazelnut-praline-infused milk.

The hazelnut cuts the bitterness of the espresso with the praline-infused milk adding a light sweetness to the drink. This makes it ideal for someone who likes coffee but does not enjoy it being too bitter.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional Information: This latte contains 280 calories, 26 grams of sugar, and 13 grams of fat. These numbers can be attributed to the flavoring and milk added to the drink.
  • Customizable Options: Customers can adjust the flavored syrup in this iced latte and the number of espresso shots added. They can add a topping to their beverage and can choose whether to add a sweetener.
  • Cup Sizes: An iced latte can be purchased in Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (24 ounces). The nutritional information is based on a Grande serving.

4. Hazelnut Cappuccino

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Cappuccinos are a coffee beverage made with shots of espresso combined with steamed milk and finished off with milk foam. This leaves a lightly bitter and fluffy drink which is ideal for the first coffee in the morning or a late-day pick-me-up.

To make their classic cappuccino, Starbucks combines steamed almond milk with 2 shots of their Signature Espresso Roast. The hazelnut flavoring is added during this step, after which the foam is placed on top of the hot drink.

Hazelnut will complement the espresso notes and, combined with the almond milk, will leave a sweet and nutty flavor to the beverage.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional Information: An ordinary cappuccino contains 140 calories per Grande serving, 12 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of fat. Although this is a low-fat beverage, adding syrup to the drink will affect these numbers.
  • Customizable Options: Customers can choose which espresso roast to use, and the number of shots added to their drink. Further, customers can add sweeteners to their drinks, add or change flavored syrups, and choose from a selection of milk and milk alternative options.
  • Cup Sizes: Cappuccinos are available in Short (8 ounces), Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (20 ounces). The Grande-sized cup has been used to derive the nutritional information.

5. Hazelnut Flat White

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A Flat White is an espresso-based drink that is made by combining steamed milk and espresso shots. It is stronger than some other coffee drinks due to the lower amount of milk and can be elevated and improved by adding flavored syrup to it.

Hazelnut is a good option as the nutty taste will mellow out the bitterness of the espresso.

Starbucks produces this drink by combining steamed whole milk with 3 Ristretto shots of their Signature Espresso Roast. The hazelnut syrup is stirred in, and the final drink is decanted into the customer’s chosen cup size.

Ristretto shots are sweeter and richer than an ordinary espresso shot, leaving a full taste.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional Information: An ordinary flat white contains 220 calories per Grand serving, 17 grams of sugar, and 11 grams of fat. The higher calorie count is due to whole milk, with lower-calorie milk options decreasing this amount.
  • Customizable Options: Customers can customize the number of shots as well as the type of espresso roast used. Additionally, there is a wide variety of milk options available including non-dairy alternatives, and flavoring can be added or changed.
  • Cup Sizes: Starbucks flat whites are available in Short (8 ounces), Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (20 ounces).

6. Hazelnut and White Chocolate Mocha

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Mochas are a hot beverage that combines the bitter notes of espresso with the rich and sweet notes of cocoa powder.

White chocolate adds a further sweetness to the drink as it contains more milk and sugar than regular cocoa. Starbucks’ White Chocolate Mocha can be elevated further by adding hazelnut syrup.

Starbucks produces this drink by combining 2% steamed milk with 4 pumps of white chocolate mocha sauce. Next, 2 shots of their Signature Espresso Roast are added at which point the Hazelnut syrup should be added. Finally, it is topped with whipped cream to leave a smooth and tasty hot beverage.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional Information: The White Chocolate Mocha contains 430 calories per Grande serving, 53 grams of sugar, and 18 grams of fat. This is due to the high sugar content in white chocolate although these numbers will adjust after the hazelnut syrup has been added.
  • Customizable Options: Customers can change the number of shots used as well as the type of espresso blend. Additionally, the flavoring of the drink can change, toppings can be added or removed, and the type of milk can be adjusted.
  • Cup Sizes: Starbucks Mochas are available in Short (8 ounces), Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (20 ounces). The size used for the nutritional information is Grande.

7. Hazelnut Espresso Frappuccino Blended Beverage

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A Starbucks Frappuccino is made by combining the customer’s chosen milk, 1 shot of espresso, 3 pumps of Frappuccino Roast, and ice into a blender. At this stage, the 2 pumps of Hazelnut syrup should be added to thoroughly combine the ingredients.

It is then poured into the chosen cup size after which it could be topped if the customer so chooses. By adding hazelnut to this blended drink, the espresso notes are complimented and elevated by the nutty elements.

This leaves a cool beverage with light sweetness, ideal for a late afternoon caffeine boost.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional Information: The base Espresso Frappuccino contains 210 calories per 16-ounce serving, 42 grams of sugar, and 2,5 grams of fat. By adding hazelnut syrup, this information will change as the syrup contains sugar.
  • Customizable Options: Customers can alter the number of espresso shots added to the drink, the milk used (with almond milk and coconut milk being among the alternatives), the number of pumps and type of blended flavor options, and the number of pumps and type of flavoring used.
  • Cup Sizes: Blended beverages are available in Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (24 ounces). The nutritional information for this drink has been calculated based on a Grande serving.

8. Hazelnut and Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

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Cold Brew is a coffee drink made by steeping ground coffee at room temperature or cold water overnight.

This results in a strong and bitter coffee that has a higher caffeine content than brewed coffee, with a higher acidity. Some people may not like the taste of the coffee but would want the caffeine which is where flavored cold brew comes in.

Starbucks prepares their Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew by combining the cold brew base, 2 pumps of vanilla syrup, ice, and a splash of vanilla sweet cream.

Although hazelnut is not part of the basic recipe, adding 2 pumps of the flavored syrup can leave a strong and lightly sweet coffee with light notes of nuts.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional Information: The basic cold brew recipe contains 110 calories per Grande serving, 14 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of fat. Additional syrups will alter these numbers.
  • Customizable Options: Customers can choose to customize whether there is a sweetener in their drink, whether they want toppings, the type of flavored syrups used, and the type of creamer they would prefer (with various milk and milk alternative options available).
  • Cup Sizes: Starbucks cold brews are available in Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), Venti (24 ounces), and Trenta (30 ounces). Different cup sizes will have altered nutritional information.