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If you wake up in the morning already craving something sweet to start your day, first of all, ditto. Second, this viral McDonald’s Snickers iced coffee from TikTok should be added to your morning routine ASAP. Personally, I often wake up with persistent headaches if I don’t get sugar and caffeine in the morning, so when I saw this Snickers iced coffee hack that only costs $ 3, I knew that I had to try it.
While you may have heard of Starbucks’ Secret Menu, it turns out McDonald’s has a few secret drinks up its sleeve as well, thanks to TikTok. And luckily, with the convenience of mobile ordering, it was incredibly easy to place that order, and no early morning human interaction was required. To get started, find the McCafé section of the McDonald’s mobile ordering app. Select Iced Hazelnut Coffee and your preferred format. I followed the TikTok to a T and selected a size large. Then you can customize your ingredients: add a caramel syrup, a chocolate caramel syrup, a whipped cream and two caramel fillets. If you’re brave enough to talk to other people before your morning coffee and go for an in-store or drive-thru order, you can just verbalize this recipe. At my McDonald’s they asked me if I wanted to add cream or sugar. The standard recipe in the app is cream and sugar, so that’s what I chose.
I have to admit, I’m generally not drawn to McDonald’s for coffee, but you can’t beat a personalized drink for this price! My Starbucks coffees usually cost around $ 5-6 so paying a few dollars less was refreshing.
As for the drink itself, I was pleasantly surprised! I don’t necessarily think it tastes like a Snickers like the TikTok claimed, but the nutty nutty base paired with the chocolate and caramel made the coffee very well balanced. I had never tried McDonald’s nutty flavor before, and found it not as sweet as its other syrup flavors. I could really taste the coffee, a bit of nutty and a bit of sweetness with the added syrups and sauces, and all the flavors blended well.
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Although I enjoyed the drink it was not my favorite so I don’t think I will be ordering this exact recipe again. Next time, I’ll start with a medium hazelnut iced coffee without cream and add two caramel syrups, chocolate sauce and whipped cream. I prefer less sticky and thick sauces and more syrups as they blend better with coffee for more flavor and smoothness. This drink was definitely worth a try once, and I’m sure it will become a staple for me with a few easy tweaks!