The Story Behind the Pink Velvet Macchiato

The Story Behind the Pink Velvet Macchiato

Here at Dunkin’®, we listen to our fans. For the last three years, we’ve received countless DMs, comments and even one or two carrier pigeons, asking us to bring back the Pink Velvet Macchiato. To the loyal devotees of this delicious and aesthetically stunning drink- we hear you, we see you, and we brought it back.

A sensation when it first debuted in January 2020, this visually striking, layered drink captured hearts with its bold espresso, red velvet cake flavor and notes of cream cheese frosting. While the Pink Velvet Macchiato can be enjoyed hot or iced, opt for the iced version for a drink that’s just as beautiful as it is delicious.

Our culinary team takes great pride in the beautiful layers and complex flavors that make the Pink Velvet Macchiato a fan-favorite. To recreate the iconic taste of a red velvet cupcake, the team spent months sampling cake to capture the bold flavors of cream cheese and slight hint of cocoa red velvet is known for. After much deliberation (and cake), the team started putting the pieces of the flavor puzzle together, making sure the result perfectly complemented our rich espresso. The result – love at first sip.  

Double down on your passion for red velvet this winter by pairing our Pink Velvet Macchiato with a Frosty Red Velvet Specialty Donut. A perfect complement to the macchiato, this donut features a red velvet cake base, topped with vanilla-flavored icing and cream cheese-flavored sprinkles, promising a rich and delightful experience.


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