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Dutch Bros Annihilator Recipe: Simple Step

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Dutch Bros is known for having amazing coffee beverages. While it may be easy for most people to rush out and grab one of these tasty drinks when they are in the mood, that simply isn’t the case for everyone. Many people prefer to make their own versions of popular coffee drinks so they can avoid crowds. If you are this type of person, this simple recipe for a Dutch Bros Annihilator is for you.

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How to Make a Dutch Bros Annihilator

  • 1 cup milk of your choosing (half and half can be used)
  • 1 shot of espresso (use chilled espresso if making an Iced Annihilator)
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate macadamia nut syrup
  • Ice (for Iced Annihilator omit if drinking hot)
  • Topping of choice (whipped cream, shavings, etc)
  • Espresso machine
  • Frother or Steam Wand
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoon
  • Mixing spoon
  • Serving glass (depending on a hot or iced version)

1. Steaming and frothing.

If you are making a hot Annihilator beverage, the first step in the process is to use your frother and steam wand to prepare the milk of your choosing.

2. Mix milk and syrup.

Transfer the frothed milk to your serving glass then add 1 tablespoon of chocolate macadamia nut syrup and stir thoroughly.

3. Make the espresso.

Prepare a shot of espresso in your maker using the coffee of your choice.

4. Add Espresso to the cup.

Once your espresso is ready, add it to the milk and flavored syrup in your cup.

5. Drink and enjoy.

When the espresso is added, your hot drink is ready to top as you choose, drink and enjoy.

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Image Credit: Brent Hofacker, Shutterstock

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For the Iced Version of the Dutch Bros Annihilator

1. Use ice instead of steam.

For the iced version of the Annihilator, start by filling your serving glass halfway with ice. Your ice can be made from coffee to help avoid dilution while drinking.

2. Add syrup and milk (or half and half)

Instead of steaming your milk, mix the 1 tablespoon of macadamia nut syrup and milk of your choice then froth. Once finished, pour it into the cup of ice.

3. Add the espresso.

Instead of using freshly made espresso, the iced version needs espresso that has been cooled. Once the espresso reaches room temperature, it can then be added to the glass with the milk, ice, and syrup.

4. Mix and enjoy.

When all ingredients are in the serving glass, you are now free to mix, add the toppings you wish, and enjoy.

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Simple Dutch Bros Annihilator Recipe

If you love the Dutch Bros Annihilator in stores, this simple at-home version will leave your taste buds begging for more.
5 star average
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 drink
Calories 328 kcal


  • Espresso machine
  • Frother or Steam Wand
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoon
  • Mixing spoon
  • Serving glass (depending on a hot or iced version)


  • 1 cup milk of your choosing half and half can be used
  • 1 shot of espresso use chilled espresso if making an Iced Annihilator
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate macadamia nut syrup
  • Ice for Iced Annihilator omit if drinking hot
  • Topping of choice whipped cream, shavings, etc


  • Steam and froth the milk of your choosing.
  • Mix the prepared milk and the chocolate macadamia nut syrup in a serving glass.
  • Using an espresso maker, prepare a shot of espresso.
  • Add the espresso to the milk and syrup mixture then stir thoroughly.
  • Once your drink is ready, top as you choose then drink and enjoy!


(For the iced version, do not steam milk, add ½ cup of ice, and use cooled espresso)
Image Credit: Champiofoto, Shutterstock


Calories: 328kcal
Keyword simple dutch bros annihilator recipe

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If you’re a fan of the Dutch Bros Annihilator, the hot or cold version, this recipe is the one for you. By following a few simple steps you can easily make one of these drinks in the comfort of your own home. You’ll love the freedom of sitting back and enjoying this amazing drink without rushing out to your local shop to pick it up.

Featured Image Credit: Champiofoto, Shutterstock


Melissa Gunter

Melissa has been a fan of coffee since the first sip she stole from her Granny's cup when she was just a girl. Now, she spends each morning writing with a hot cup of coffee at her side. With a love of sweet and creamy bliss, Melissa and her daughter, Amber, stop by and try out every local coffee shop they see. Neither are afraid to try something new and have a long list of favorite coffee beverages they simply can't do without. When she's not freelance writing about her 2 passions, coffee, and pets, Melissa spends her time with her husband, 2 kids, and 5 fur babies. She also loves diving into the fiction world under her pen name, Rena Marin. If she isn't at the laptop or with the family, Melissa is out enjoying the mountains of East Tennessee she calls home.

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