Starbucks has long set the trend for what a designer coffee drink should be. Starbucks revolutionized cold coffee, put a spin on hot coffee, and quite literally invented the frappuccino.
If you are a Starbucks aficionado, then you will know that there is way more than what you see on the menu and that there is a menu behind the scenes…the secret menu.
As the years have passed, now there are so many secret menu drinks that even some of the baristas can’t keep up! Whether you prefer hot coffee, cold coffee, or even a drink sans coffee, but you never knew how to order it.
Have no fear, we are here to save the day, revealing 20 popular Starbucks secret menu drinks, their ingredients, and how to order them.
When the spring and summer roll around, most Starbucks lovers switch out their hot coffee for a cold iced beverage. Some people even choose to cold coffee year-round (don’t worry, we aren’t judging).
The Starbucks secret menu iced coffee drinks are some of the best and trendiest on the menu. Whether you want to avoid ordering another iced latte like you’ve done every day for the past year or want to try something exciting and new, these are the five best iced Starbucks secret menu drinks.
1. Cookies and Cream Cold Brew
Perfect for those who love cookies and cream ice cream, this drink combines the sweet flavors of white mocha with the deep flavors of dark mocha.
2. Baby Yoda Cold Brew
Calling all Starwars and matcha fans…this is the Baby Yoda cold brew made popular by the new Starwars movies.
3. Pink Drink
In 2016 the “Pink Drink” took the internet by storm. Now it continues to be a crowdpleaser for both your taste buds and your Instagram story.
4. Peach Ring Tea
Something a little bit different than what you might normally order at Starbucks, but equally as flavorful. This is a perfect drink for when you are craving fruit-flavored candy, or something refreshing on a hot day.
5. Strawberry Funnel Cake Cold Brew
Take a trip to the county fair with this drink. Perfect for the berry lover who wants more of a kick than the classic berries and cream drink. This one does have a lot of sugar, but it is pretty tasty.
When the weather starts to get colder the best way to warm up is with a hot drink. Whether you need a morning pick-me-up or something to enjoy in the evening, step out of the cold and grab one of the best hot Starbucks secret menu drinks.
1. Cookie Butter Latte
I don’t care who you are, everyone loves Cookie Butter. Biscoff did something right when they crumbled up their signature cookie and turned it into a peanut butter consistency. Now you can take that same flavor and drink it with your daily dose of caffeine.
2. Hot Butterbeer Latte
Another drink for those who are cult fans, but this time it’s Harry Potter. Even though Harry Potter world has opened up in various places around the world (London, Orlando, Hollywood, New York City), you may not be able to make it to one of these locations to try a real-life butterbeer.
Instead, head over to your local Starbucks and order this secret menu drink (it may not be perfect because of the coffee flavor, but it is pretty close).
3. Chocolate Dalmatian
If you can’t choose between a white mocha or classic mocha, you really don’t have to with this drink. It offers the base of a white mocha with the trimmings of classic chocolate.
If you aren’t in the mood for coffee you can even omit the coffee and go for a Black and White Hot Chocolate instead.
4. Nutella Drink
Who doesn’t love Nutella in a crepe? If you don’t live in Paris and can’t find a high-class creperie on every corner, this simple drink is sure to satisfy your Nutella craving.
5. “Liquid Love”
Sometimes you feel like you need something more than just coffee. This one is it and it has a kick!
Starbucks quite literally invented the Frappuccino, a sweet, sometimes salty, creamy, blended drink with ice. Although the most common Frappuccinos have coffee in them, there are many options that don’t as well.
The following Frappuccinos are some of the best on the secret menu, reminiscent of childhood favorites, and colorful options.
1. Nutter Butter Frappuccino
The beloved childhood cracker cookie sandwich can be recreated easily with this drink. It is buttery, flavorful, and a great all-around drink.
2. Biscotti Frappuccino
This is probably the easiest option that packs a lot of flavor. Do keep in mind that it does require the purchase of an extra item along with your drink, so it may not be the most cost-effective.
3. Mermaid Frappuccino
This drink was extremely popular in 2017 when it went viral. There are two ways of making the mermaid frappuccino. Option 1 is the way you need to order if you do so in the United States, but option 2 is available if you visit Starbucks in Mexico.
Top with whipped cream, add an additional drizzle or matcha powder
4. Banana Split
If you are in a rush but craving something sweet, skip the ice cream shop. Rather than get ice cream, you can choose to head to a Starbucks drive-through. Especially if it’s late at night and you aren’t in the mood for coffee, this drink is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and be convenient to get to.
Top with whipped cream and mocha drizzle
5. Orange Creamsicle Frappuccino
If you like to steer away from chocolate and coffee, the orange creamsicle frap is a great option. With a lot of ingredients, you will definitely need to guide your barista unless they are an old-time pro.
If you are a diehard Starbucks fan then you might have days marked on your calendar when they release their seasonal flavors.
If you are not quite versed in Starbucks seasonalities, you should know that there are a few special seasonal flavors each year. Namely, pumpkin spice, peppermint, chestnut, eggnog, and cranberry. Try these seasonal Starbucks secret menu drinks next time the season rolls around.
1. Pumpkin Pie Frappuccino
Although you might think that Fall is only during October and November, Starbucks rings in the fall season early starting as early as August 24. Similar flavors to the pumpkin spice latte, but not quite the same. If you are running to Starbucks the day that they release the PSL, consider this to mix up your pumpkin-flavored drinks during the fall season.
2. Pumpkin Cheesecake Frappuccino
Another drink that is only available during the Starbucks “fall season” when pumpkin syrup is available, the pumpkin cheesecake frappuccino is also similar to a pumpkin spice frappuccino, but with an added twist. Whether you love cheesecake or want to try all of the pumpkin spice options, this is the perfect drink to try.
3. Christmas Latte
Each season around early November into the holidays, Starbucks releases more limited edition drinks. These include more flavors along the line of Christmas. This Christmas latte is perfect for when you are in the mood for the holiday spirit but without the added alcohol of eggnog.
4. Olaf Frappuccino
If you always order cold coffee despite the weather outside, then this might be the drink for you. This Olaf Frappuccino requires the purchase of a limited-edition snowman cake pop, but it is totally worth it! This is also great for kids or those who are not coffee lovers because it contains no coffee.
5. Hot Apple Cider
This seasonal drink is much different than what you might normally order at Starbucks, but it is perfect on a cold day. It is also modifiable if you want to have dairy, or wish for it to be vegan/non-dairy.