Coffee Drinks come in so many delicious forms, and Starbucks has become the mecca of the caffeinated world.
While not every drink they make has caffeine, you can easily find a delightful alternative that sends your taste buds soaring. Below are some of the best ten drinks that Starbucks has to offer.
You can’t go wrong with any of these Starbucks drinks. They are delicious and super fu into try.
I’ve included the best hot Starbucks drinks as well as the best cold Starbucks drinks, so take your pick:
From vanilla syrup to the caramel drizzle put on top, this classic beverage of only 250 calories and 33 grams of sugar is heaven whether you drink it hot or cold.
The espresso’s bold taste perfectly mixes with the foamy topping of this classic drink. It’s only 120 calories and with only 10 grams of sugar. Add some syrup for some added flavor, and you can’t go wrong!
No matter the weather, the caramel Frappuccino is a delight to the senses. It’s cold, bold, and the 420 calories and 66 grams of sugar will see on the treadmill while at the dentist. It’s all worth it.
This is one of the most diet-friendly drinks available. With only 20 calories and zero sugar, all you’re getting is the bold and rich taste of espresso mixed with hot water. You can smooth it out with some milk if needed.
With five calories and no sugar, this drink is perfect for those who want “just a cup of coffee” without the fluffy stuff.
At 90 calories and only 19 grams of sugar, this refreshing tropical drink is full of flavor with dragon fruit and mango. Perfect for a hot day, or you need something to escape the dreary winter wonderland.
Iced coffee is the best no matter what the temperature is outside. This 110-calorie drink is no exception. Even the 14 grams of sugar are acceptable. It smooths out the bitter taste of the coffee, making it an excellent drink.
For the tea connoisseur, this concoction of tea, honey, and lemonade is a delight to the senses. Plus, its low 130 calories balance out the 30 grams of sugar.
If you want a hot or cold drink but not a fan of coffee (gasp), then this 240-calorie chai latte is for you. It’s a hot or cold tea beverage made with different spices and milk. While it’s delicious, the 42 grams of sugar may be a perfect pick me up.
Don’t let the pink color fool you. This delectably sweet drink has a taste of mango and coconut milk. While it’s only 130 calories, the 23 grams of sugar make up for it, but it’s totally worth it.
No matter which drink you choose, you’ll find that Starbuck has a lot more to choose from. Some are old-time classic to modern concoctions that’ll hit your soul perfectly.
Whether you get a hot or cold drink, there’ll be something on the menu to make your day a whole lot better. Try a sip and please enjoy!
PS: Starbucks has a really generous policy on trying new drinks. It’s simple: If you don’t like a certain Starbucks drink, they’ll replace it for you. This way it’s easy to give a new coffee drink a spin 🙂
Starbucks offers hundreds of variations of drinks ranging from the well-known classics to flavors that are outlandish. It can be overwhelming to know where to start on your Starbucks journey.
If you just don’t know what to order while on your Starbucks run, have no fear! Choose one of the most popular options from this list or read a bestselling book with your coffee.
Caffe mochas are a Starbucks classic and have been used as a base for so many holiday and seasonal drinks that I’ve lost count. We have probably all tried the peppermint mocha or the white chocolate mocha, but when was the last time you had a classic caffe mocha?
This latte is made from rich espresso, flavorful dark chocolate mocha sauce, and creamy steamed milk. The caffe mocha is topped with Starbuck’s famous homemade vanilla whipped cream. More mocha sauce is artfully drizzled across the whipped cream to create an aesthetically pleasing drink.
Starbucks’ caffe mocha is an elegant and rich chocolate latte. Their mocha sauce is far better than a low-quality milk chocolate Hershey’s bar. Starbucks uses a dense dark chocolate mocha sauce to flavor this heavenly drink.
The caffe mocha has a taste more akin to dark chocolate, which accentuates the espresso’s bold coffee flavor. Because chocolate and coffee are such a complementary pair, this latte is used as a base for many other seasonal drinks.
Many people believe that the peppermint mocha can only be ordered during the holidays, but the truth is that Starbucks carries peppermint syrup year-round. Fans of the peppermint mocha, and any other mocha for that matter, can enjoy their chocolate latte variations any time of the year.
The classic caffe mocha is a drink that is perfect on its own or paired with other flavors. However, you prefer to drink it, the caffe mocha is a deliciously rich and dark latte that is perfect for any occasion.
The soy vanilla latte is one of the most popular drinks at Starbucks and it is easy to see why. This delicious latte is a combination of thick and creamy soy milk steamed to absolute perfection and sweet, fragrant vanilla bean syrup.
It’s true what they say, vanilla is a flavor that can go with anything. The rich and balanced espresso Starbucks proudly offers perfectly blends with its steamed soy milk and vanilla syrup to create this heavenly drink.
What’s so great about the soy vanilla latte is its health benefits. Coffee is often said to be a very unhealthy drink. This is especially true if you are loading it up with sugar and milk to distract from its bitterness.
The fact of the matter is that if your coffee is so bitter you need copious amounts of sugar and cream, it is not good coffee. That can’t be said for Starbucks’ well balanced espresso shots, however!
Each espresso shot is the perfect blend of bitter coffee and sweet flavors. This makes it delightful to add vanilla syrup and a creamy soy base. The soy vanilla latte can be made even healthier by substituting the vanilla syrup for sugar-free vanilla syrup!
Sugar-free vanilla syrup is one of Starbucks’ permanent syrups so every location will have some on-hand. Soy vanilla lattes are a great way to enjoy your delicious morning coffee while prioritizing your health!
The cinnamon roll frappuccino can’t be found on Starbucks’ menu because it is a whole new delicious creation. This drink was made by regulars of Starbucks who adjusted various syrups and flavorings until they discovered a frappuccino that tasted just like a cinnamon roll.
Starbucks’ secret menu consists of hundreds of these fan-created drinks that can be ordered from any Starbucks location if you know the recipe. The cinnamon roll frappuccino is a sweet, blended beverage that will leave you feeling like you just left a bakery.
The cinnamon roll frappuccino is a vanilla bean frappuccino in disguise. This secret menu drink uses the vanilla bean frappuccino as a base and adds white chocolate mocha syrup, cinnamon dolce syrup, and cinnamon dolce powder to create its unique cinnamon roll taste.
Try it with the coffee syrup base to feel like you are eating a combination of aromatic coffee and a sweet cinnamon roll for breakfast! This delicious frappuccino is topped with Starbucks’ signature vanilla whipped cream and cinnamon dolce powder.
Although not every barista will know what you are talking about when you order a cinnamon roll frappuccino, they will be able to make you a vanilla bean frappuccino with white mocha and cinnamon dolce. They might want to try one for themselves, too!
The dirty chai tea latte is a twist on everybody’s favorite classic chai tea latte. To explain what a dirty chai is, we first need to know what the classic chai tea latte is made from. A chai tea latte consists of condensed masala tea.
Masala tea is the term used for black tea that has been spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cardamom. As you can probably tell, it is a very aromatic and flavorful tea that is perfect for the holidays or for a rainy day.
This masala tea concentrate is added to delicious steamed whole milk to create a creamy and spiced milk tea. The dirty chai tea latte takes it a step further by adding a shot of espresso.
The espresso shot adds a couple of noticeable differences to the classic chai tea latte. First, it gives the whole drink a caffeine kick. Masala tea is a black tea and as such is caffeinated, but black teas are not caffeinated like a coffee is.
With the addition of the espresso shot, a dirty chai tea latte has more caffeine content than a cup of coffee. The espresso shot also adds a new flavor to the chai tea latte. A dirty chai tea latte is much richer and has a deeper flavor than a classic chai does.
If you are a chai tea latte fan and looking to take your drink to the next level, try adding a shot or two of espresso to give it a caffeine boost and enrich its already spiced flavor.
The marble mocha is a drink of many names. Some people call it the tan mocha, while others call it the black and white mocha. Whatever its name is, this drink is seriously delicious. A marble mocha is a combination of dark chocolate mocha sauce and white chocolate mocha sauce.
Combine these two irresistible flavors into an iced latte with whipped cream and call me addicted! But why are people combining these two different chocolate sauces instead of just picking one? Well, it comes down to the preference of white or dark chocolate.
The classic mocha is a delightfully rich drink with a bittersweet flavor. For some people, the mocha sauce’s bittersweet flavor brings out the bitterness of the espresso shots it is paired with in a way they don’t like.
For other people, the white chocolate mocha is just too sweet on its own, no matter how good it tastes. The marble mocha is the best of both worlds. By combining white and dark chocolate, a milk chocolate iced mocha latte is created!
The marble mocha is a popular drink to order iced, in part because it is so aesthetically pleasing. It is easier to take Instagram-worthy pictures of a pretty drink when it’s in a see-through plastic than when it’s in a paper cup!
The domed plastic lid perfectly accentuates the beautiful ribboned whipped cream and black and white mocha sauce drizzled on top. It is a drink that is as beautiful as it is delicious!
The salted caramel cold brew has quickly become everyone’s new favorite Starbucks drinks. This cold brew variation adds the sweet and salty caramel used in so many of their bestselling drinks and combines it with their rich and mild cold brew coffee.
Starbucks’ caramel sauce seriously cannot be beat. It is thick and creamy. Their caramel sauce is the perfect balance between sweet caramel and tangy sea salt. Using it to flavor the best cold brew any chain coffee shop has to offer and ordering this drink is a no brainer.
Many people wonder what makes cold brew coffee so different from iced coffee and the answer lies in the brewing method. Iced coffee was originally brewed hot. Because of the heat the coffee grounds were exposed to during the brewing process, different molecules and oils made their way into the final flavor of the coffee more easily.
By cold brewing coffee and leaving out the heating process, baristas can brew a coffee that is more mild, sweeter, and one that has a stronger taste. Cold brew coffee is so flavorful, it will make even the best iced coffee taste watered down.
Adding the salted caramel flavors to this pristine cold brew coffee and we have one amazing Starbucks order. The salted caramel cold brew can be ordered any time of year from any Starbucks location.
The pumpkin spice latte has to be one of the most popular drinks that Starbucks has ever created. Have you ever met a person who doesn’t know what a pumpkin spice latte is? I haven’t. The whole pumpkin spice craze was started by Starbucks Coffeehouse itself.
Although they are famous for the pumpkin spice latte, Starbucks only serves it a couple months out of the year. This means you better get your fix in before it is too late! The pumpkin spice latte starts off as a traditional latte including espresso and steamed milk. The twist is the pumpkin spice sauce they add.
The pumpkin spice sauce is a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and other popular seasonal spices that will have you reminiscing of thanksgiving dessert. Although it has pumpkin right in the name, the pumpkin spice latte does not include any pumpkin puree!
The lack of real pumpkin hardly detracts from this latte’s delicious flavor profile or from its insane popularity. This latte is topped with a beautiful ribbon of vanilla whipped cream and a delicious dusting of ground cinnamon.
Pumpkin spice lattes can be ordered hot or iced. Some people even opt for the blended version of this flavor and make it into a delicious frappuccino. There is something about that mysterious pumpkin spice flavoring that turns an ordinary coffee into a fall favorite.
The java chip frappuccino has been on the Starbucks menu for quite a long time, so it must be one delicious drink . This old school Starbucks frappuccino has a delightful flavor and texture. It might just become your new favorite order!
The java chip frappuccino is a coffee frappuccino. It uses the coffee frappuccino base syrup, creamy whole milk, and ice to create this frozen treat. Rich and bittersweet mocha sauce is added as well as several scoops of dark chocolate chip chunks.
These chocolate flavorings are blended into the frappuccino, which is topped with a cloud of whipped cream and even more dark mocha drizzle. If you are a chocolate fan, watch out. You may become addicted.
Although all the ingredients are blended together like all the other frappuccinos, this drink has a unique texture. This is because those dark chocolate chips that were added don’t get fully blended.
Instead, they become delicious chocolate morsels that add a pop of flavor with every sip. This drink is a beautiful blend of rich chocolate and strong coffee. The white of the whipped cream really contrasts it’s dark and speckled body, making it your newest instagram model.
The green tea frappuccino is the perfect blend of earthy flavors and sweet vanilla. Starbucks uses real matcha green tea to create this lime green blended beverage. Matcha green tea is not like any other green tea.
Matcha green tea is a superfood with a huge caffeine boost! This powdery substance is made from crushing dried green tea leaves until they sustain a flour-like consistency.
Although it is usually stirred into hot water to brew thick and flavorful tea, matcha can be used in many other drinks as well! This includes the famous Starbucks frappuccinos.
Matcha green tea has more health benefits than regular green tea. This is partly due to the way it is consumed. While most green tea leaves are steeped into water and then discarded, with matcha green tea, you are actually eating the whole leaves in powdered form.
Green tea in general leads to a faster metabolism, contains plenty of antioxidants, aids liver and kidney function, and increases fat burning. Matcha green tea is more potent than regular green tea.
The green tea frappuccino is the perfect drink for health-conscious people who have a sweet tooth. It’s a delicious drink with tons of health benefits and its lime green color is gorgeous, too!
The pink drink is another item that you won’t find on Starbucks’ official menu. This secret menu drink has become so popular in the last couple of years that most baristas know how to make it by heart.
The pink drink is named not only for its vibrant pink color and strawberry toppings, but because it tastes exactly like a pink starburst! It consists of a strawberry concentrate base, coconut milk, and freeze-dried strawberry toppings.
This fruity beverage is one of the prettiest and most refreshing drinks Starbucks has to offer. Refreshing is the key word when it comes to describing the pink drink because it is actually a variation of the strawberry refresher!
The pink drink substitutes the original strawberry refresher’s water with coconut milk to create a creamy and tropical flavor. Water is always added to refreshers because otherwise they would taste way too strong. The refreshers are poured from concentrate, after all.
While some people prefer to water the refreshers down with tea, coconut milk adds another complimentary flavor to this strawberry fusion. Don’t be fooled by its pink and fruity appearance, the pink drink is filled to the brim with caffeine. How do they do it? By using Green coffee beans.
Green coffee beans are unroasted, so they don’t have that charred and earthy flavor to them. They can be added to fruity beverages like the strawberry-laden pink drink to give them an extra kick and you wouldn’t even notice.
How you choose to customize your favorite beverage will ultimately decide how much caffeine you’ll consume. It’s kind of complex, even though it shouldn’t be. Based on the amount of caffeine on the standard Starbucks menu and the caffeine values associated with them, the strongest hot drink you can order is the Venti Blonde Roast filter coffee which contains 475 mg of caffeine and the strongest cold drink is a Trenta Cold Brew containing 360 mg of caffeine.
Starbucks caters to a wide variety of tastes; their extensive menu tells us so. Choosing just one drink to rule them all can be a pretty big deal. The best Starbucks drink is affected by the time of year and other factors. Right now, there is only one go-to drink: the Pumpkin Spice Latte. August 24th marked the beginning of Fall with the return of this delectable drink to Starbucks stores nationwide.
A fan favorite for not only its taste but also for being stingy on calories without compromising flavor, the Pink Drink is more formally known as the Strawberry Açai Refreshers® Beverage and is made from a strawberry acai base combined with coconut milk and freeze-dried strawberries. A grande of the standard recipe is only 140 calories. A refreshing, guilt-free treat!
When you don’t have the time or budget to go to Starbucks, it’s easy to whip up authentic Starbucks drinks at home. So how do you make Starbucks drinks? Check out our Starbucks Coffee recipes right here.
When in doubt over what to order, who better to trust than your local barista! For the true coffee lover, there is nothing better than the original Iced Latte. Having been on the Starbucks menu from near the beginning, it’s the perfect example of how versatile the Starbucks menu can be. Mix, match, substitute, add or remove – customization makes it unique to you!
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