Starbucks adds new Cloud Macchiatos to permanent menu

Move over regular Macchiatos.

Starbucks is releasing a new version of its popular drink Tuesday – the new Cloud Macchiato.

The coffee giant says the drink “combines the craft of Starbucks espresso, the heritage of Starbucks Caramel Macchiato (created in 1996) and the innovation of Starbucks Cold Foam, an airy microfoam frothed cold and blended until smooth, creating layers of creamy texture and flavor, without the cream.”

The Cloud Macchiato is a permanent addition to Starbuck’s menu and is available iced or hot in caramel and cinnamon at participating U.S. and Canada stores.

“This newest beverage draws inspiration from the leche merengada, or ‘meringue milk,’ a summer drink from the cafés of Barcelona, Spain that dates back centuries,” Starbucks said in a statement.

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The service will soon expand to one-quarter of U.S. stores.

The whipped cold foam is made with milk, combined with espresso and finished with a caramel drizzle cross-hatch on top. 

Egg whites also are included in the foam, Starbucks said.

“To create the Cloud Macchiato, Starbucks in-house product development team created a special recipe for Cloud powder, using egg whites a key ingredient that is added to the Cold Foam to create a fluffy texture that tastes luxurious,” the company said.

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