Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato

5 min read MAY 04, 2022

Coffee is a crucial part of just about everybody’s daily routine. Today, it comes in so many flavors and forms that sifting through this list of never-ending options to try to find a coffee that best tickles your fancy could take hours of your valuable time.

Fear not, for the iced coconut milk mocha macchiato should make this important choice a lot easier. 

In this article, we take a look at what an iced mocha macchiato is and, specifically, how a coconut milk mocha macchiato is made.

What This Article Covers:

Iced Mocha Macchiato: Description and Instructions

Traditionally, a mocha and a macchiato are actually two different things, but in recent years, the best features of both these drinks have been combined to form the mocha macchiato which in itself is a unique hot coffee drink that’s sometimes served over ice as an “iced mocha macchiato.”

The Macchiato Component

A macchiato is a shot of espresso, into which a bit of steamed milk has been added, topped with a layer of foam. The aesthetic result is that the originally dark blend of the espresso is now stained with streaks of the steamed milk which gives it a lighter, creamier appearance. 

Therefore, the term “macchiato” is fitting for this drink as, in Italian, this word means “stained”. 

The Mocha Bit

A mocha is essentially just a macchiato to which chocolate syrup has been added. It’s made in a similar way to a macchiato, but the difference here is that the chocolate syrup is added to the espresso before the steamed milk. Here a lot more milk is added than in a macchiato.iced mocha macchiatoAnother crucial difference between these two drinks is that a mocha is typically served with whipped cream rather than foam on top.

What is an Iced Mocha Macchiato?

Today, ‘macchiato’ is the general term used to describe any drinks that incorporate the three basic elements used in the aforementioned drinks, namely: espresso, flavored syrup, and milk. The “mocha” prefix just indicates that a syrup, most commonly chocolate in flavor, will be added to the espresso. 

As we said earlier, mochas and macchiatos are technically two different traditional Italian drinks. However, recently these two terms have been combined to refer to a hybrid of these two drinks: a cup of espresso with chocolate syrup, stained milk, and whipped cream. 

A macchiato is also made differently from the traditional drink as here the ingredients are added in layers. 

The syrup is the bottom layer, on top of which the espresso is added. This is then followed by the milk, which creates the streaky effect in the espresso, which is finished off with a layer of whipped cream topped with some more of the syrup used in the bottom layer. 

Now you might be asking yourself, what is an iced macchiato? This answer is simple enough – it’s merely a macchiato that has been cooled, and to which ice has been added. These iced macchiatos come in a variety of flavors, such as the iced chocolate macchiato and the iced vanilla macchiato.

What is an Iced Coconut Macchiato?

Here, normal milk is simply replaced by coconut milk. This not only makes it possible for this drink to be enjoyed by a wider range of people, as it can now be enjoyed by people who experience difficulties in ingesting dairy, but it also gives the drink a new and exotic twist. 

True to its roots, there are a vast array of iced coconut macchiatos to choose from. Some of these versions include the following flavors.

As you can see above, coffee has clearly evolved drastically over time. The iced coconut macchiato is another amazing product of coffee’s evolutionary course in recent years.

Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato

As the topic of this article, it’s obvious that this flavor is by far the most popular of all. Here your choice of either white or dark chocolate syrup is added to the espresso and coconut milk mixture. coconut milk mocha macchiatoThe result is a hearty yet light brew of flavors that complement each other to form a brew that tastes like a Mounds bar in a cup.

Iced Coconut Milk Caramel Macchiato

As the name suggests, in this variant of the iced coconut macchiato, the chocolate mocha syrup is simply replaced by a vivacious salted caramel syrup.

This is similar to the iced caramel macchiato, but the coconut somewhat softens the sweetness of the caramel and makes for a more well-rounded drink.

Iced Mocha Macchiato Recipe

Finally, let’s take a look at how you can go about making an iced mocha macchiato, and, if you’re even more daring, specifically your own iced coconut milk mocha macchiato. 

If you want to make things more luxurious and decadent, add a shot of hazelnut syrup to make an iced hazelnut macchiato

Making a perfect coconut mocha macchiato starts with the beans you use, so you’ll want to shop around to find the right ones. Lifeboost Coffee has a range of flavored, healthy coffee beans that are perfect for quickly brewing a delicious flavored drink.

Try our Double Dark Chocolate Coffee Beans so you can get a rich chocolatey drink without all the added sugar.

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To make an iced mocha macchiato you will need the following ingredients:

  • Ground coffee beans to brew the espresso (we recommend our dark roast coffee beans if you’re a coffee fanatic)
  • Milk (coconut milk for an iced coconut milk mocha macchiato)
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream

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Start by adding your chocolate syrup to the bottom of a cup. Next, add your espresso and then your milk, normal or coconut, to your cup making sure that it is not too full. 

Leave this mixture to cool in the fridge for about 30 minutes and then pour it into a new cup filled with ice. Finally, finish it off by adding some whipped cream on top and glaze it with as much chocolate syrup as you feel is necessary.


We hope that this brief guide to the iced coconut milk mocha macchiato has opened your mind to exploring the vast array of options that today’s coffee industry has to offer.

We trust our easy-to-use recipe, will have you sitting on your favorite couch enjoying this delicious beverage in no time.

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