We all know Starbucks coffee as a coffee chain that serves that world’s best coffee and the iconic Frappuccino but do you know that Starbucks has been adding non-dairy beverages such as Soy Latte, soy chai tea latte and soy cappuccino to it’s menu since 1997 and then added coconut milk beverages to its lineup in 2015 and almond milk beverages in 2016. These are all dairy alternatives from Starbucks that are plant-milk based vegan Starbucks coffee and have been satisfying customers that don’t prefer milk in their beverages. At the beginning of 2020, company has launched new vegan drinks at Starbucks outlets in the United States and Canada and added it to the menu on Jan 7, 2020 for the customers to enjoy the plant-milk based beverages.
Starbucks is in fact one of the most vegan friendly coffee shop in the country. With so many non-dairy milk options on the menu such as Soymilk, Almondmilk, coconutmilk and Almondmilk, it is really simple to order Vegan Drinks at Starbucks.
However, if you prefer non-dairy drinks then you should avoid whipped cream, cow’s milk and opt for plant-based milk options such as soy, almond, or coconut milk. These are rich in protein, vitamins and minerals as well. Vegan Milk options at Starbucks include:
- soy milk
- almond milk
- coconut milk
You should remember to avoid below mentioned ingredients if you are considering Vegan options such as:
- whipped cream
- caramel drizzle (you’ll find this in the Caramel Macchiato and Caramel Frappuccino)
- java chips (you’ll find this in the Java Chip Frappuccino)
- cinnamon dolce
Let’s find out the best vegan drinks at Starbucks that you must try in 2020.
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Popular Vegan Drinks at Starbucks
- All coffees (hot, iced, or cold brew)
- Caffé Latte (soy, almond, or coconut milk)
- Chocolate Smoothie (without the protein powder)
- Classic Hot Chocolate (soy, almond, or coconut milk)
- Flat Whites (soy, almond, or coconut milk)
- Gingerbread Lattes (soy, almond, or coconut milk)
- Green Tea Lattes (soy, almond, or coconut milk)
- Caffé Mocha (soy, almond, or coconut milk, and without whipped cream)
- Caramel Macchiatos (without the caramel and with soy, almond, or coconut milk)
- Peppermint Mocha (soy, almond, or coconut milk)
- Pink Drink
- Strawberry Smoothie (without the protein powder)
- Violet Drink
- Chestnut Praline Latte (soy, almond, or coconut milk)
- Hazelnut Mocha Macchiato (soy, almond, or coconut milk)
- Java Chip Frappuccinos (soy, almond, or coconut milk and without java chips)
- Matcha Lemonade
3 New Vegan Drinks at Starbucks Outlets in 2020
The first new Starbucks beverages of the decade feature plant-based vegan drinks with the arrival of the Almondmilk Honey Flat White and Coconutmilk Latte along with the existing iconic coffee beverages that are milk based. Let’s take a look at the new vegan drinks in Starbucks:
1. Almondmilk Honey Flat White
When it comes to New Vegan Drinks at Starbucks, Almondmilk Honey Flat While is a coffee-forward beverage with real honey to complement the almond flavor with a touch of sweetness. The Almondmilk Honey Flat White combines shots of Blonde Espresso with a Honey Blend and steamed almondmilk, finished with the Flat White’s signature dot of foam.
Almondmilk Honey Flat White Ingredients
Almondmilk [Filtered Water, Almonds, Sugar, Calcium Carbonate, Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D 2 (Ergocalciferol)], Brewed Espresso, Honey Blend [Honey, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid].
2. Coconutmilk Latte New Vegan Drink
Coconutmilk Latte is a combination of shots of Starbucks Blonde Espresso, steamed coconutmilk and cascara sugar to add a hint of sweetness. Cascara sugar is used in the drink because it does not overpower the beverage.
Coconut Milt Latte Ingredients
Coconutmilk [Water, Coconut Cream, Cane Sugar, Contains 2 Or Less Of Tricalcium Phosphate, Coconut Water Concentrate, Sea Salt, Natural Flavors, Xanthan Gum, Gellan Gum, Corn Dextrin, Guar Gum, Vitamin A Palmitate, And Vitamin D 2], Brewed Espresso, Cascara Topping [Sugar, Coffee Cherry Extract].
3. Oatmilk Honey Latte
The oatmilk honey latte is made with Starbucks Blonde Espresso infused with Honey Blend, and steamed oatmilk with a honey topping. Oatmilk is a fast growing vegan drink at Starbucks and popular among customers that do not prefer milk-based beverages. Oatmilk was launched as new drinks in Starbucks Europe in January, 2018. It was then introduced a year later in 2019 at Starbucks Reserved Locations in the U.S. New York and Seattle, the Starbucks Reserve store at the company’s Seattle headquarters, the Starbucks Reserve Bar on 1st & University in Seattle, and the Starbucks Reserve Bar on Chestnut in San Francisco.
Oatmilk Honey Latte Ingredients
Oatmilk [Oatmilk (Water, Oats), Low Erucic Acid Rapeseed Oil, Contains 2 Or Less Of Dipotassium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sea Salt, Dicalcium Phosphate, Riboflavin, Vitamin A, Vitamin D 2, Vitamin B 12], Brewed Espresso, Honey Blend [Honey, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid], Toasted Honey Topping [Sugars (Sugar, Powdered Sugar, Honey), Fruit And Vegetable Colors (Apple, Carrot, Hibiscus, Pumpkin), Natural Flavor, Corn Starch].
According to Starbucks product developer Raegan Powell, Customers are looking for more ways to personalize their beverages,” Powell said. “We love how the nuanced flavor you get with plant-based milks pairs with espresso, either hot or iced. It’s a new way to start your new year.Source: (Starbucks)
Here’s a great review by Nutritionists about the Starbuck oatmilk latte, almondmilk latte and the coconut milk latte.
Starbucks NEW Vegan Drinks Review: Almondmilk Honey Flat White & Coconut Latte!
10 All Time Favorite Vegan drinks at Starbucks
These Vegan Starbucks drinks are favorite among customers that do not prefer dairy or milk in their drinks and Starbucks has been adding non-dairy plant-based alternatives to the menu since 1997 when it first added Soymilk to the menu. So here are the 10 best Vegan Drinks at Starbucks:
1. Cappuccino with Soy, Almond, or Coconut Milk
You can order your favorite cappuccino with Soymilk, almondmilk or Coconutmilk.
2. Almond Mocha Frappuccino
Mocha and Almond are great when combined. However, you should avoid whipped cream on top.
3. Soy Latte
If you love latte but do not like Soymilk then you can opt for Almondmilk or Coconutmilk.
Deep and rich. If you need milk, opt for coconut, almond, or soy.
5. Pink Drink
You can opt for coconut, almond, or soy milk. Plus, you can even go for equally delicious Violet Drink.
6. Hazelnut Latte
If you need milk, opt for coconut, almond, or soy. Also tastes great when iced.
7. Green Tea Frappuccino
Opt for Green Tea Frappuccino without Whipped Cream and cow’s milk.
8. Iced Vanilla Soy Latte
It’s a classic and all-time favorite.
9. Pike Place Roast
You can ask for iced or hot and your choice of Milk if you do not prefer black.
10. Matcha Lemonade
It’s a lemonade and completely Vegan drink.
Vegan Frappuccino Drinks at Starbucks
Here are all the vegan Starbucks coffee options. Just remember to order all these without whipped cream and opt for either soy, almond, or coconut milk.
- Caramel Frappuccino
- Caffé Vanilla Frappuccino
- Cinnamon Dolce Frappuccino
- Salted Caramel Mocha Creme Frappuccino (replace caramel sauce with caramel syrup)
- Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino (replace caramel sauce with caramel syrup)
- Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino
- Espresso Frappuccino
- Green Tea Creme Frappuccino
- Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino
Vegan Starbucks Tea
Here are all the teas that are vegan friendly:
- black tea (iced)
- chamomile tea
- earl grey
- emperor’s clouds and mist
- full leaf
- green (iced or hot)
- hibiscus (iced)
- mint citrus
- mint blend
Vegan Starbucks Syrups
Generally all clear syrups are vegan. And even though it’s not clear, the mocha syrup is also vegan. Here are all the vegan Starbucks syrups:
- gingerbread (seasonal)
Vegan Lemonades at Starbucks
Here are all the lemonades that are vegan:
- iced shaken black tea lemonade
- iced shaken green tea lemonade
- iced shaken hibiscus lemonade
- iced shake peach green tea lemonade
HOW TO ORDER VEGAN DRINKS AT STARBUCKS?
New Drinks from Starbucks Coffee to enjoy at-home launched in 2020
With the beginning of 2020, Starbucks and Nestlé have launched the new drinks that people can enjoy at-home that will be available at grocery stores. These new drinks from Starbucks include Cold Brew Concentrate, Fresh Brew Coffee, Starbucks® Coffee with Essential Vitamins, Starbucks® Coffee with Golden Turmeric and Starbucks® Coffee with 2X the Caffeine*.
Starbucks Cold Brew Concentrate
Enjoy flavorful cold brew from the comfort of your home with Starbucks® Cold Brew Concentrates. You have to just mix the concentrate with water and ice for a smooth and delicious taste that you love. Starbucks® Cold Brew Concentrates are available in Signature Black and Caramel Dolce flavors in both multi-serve and single serve formats.
Starbucks Fresh Brew
Starbucks® Fresh Brew brand new offering to the market that will transform your at-home coffee experience and comes in airtight packaging. The airtight seal locks in the peak flavor of our signature ground coffee for fresh taste every time, which allows you to start fresh, every day. Available in Pike Place® Roast**, French Roast, and Breakfast Blend, Starbucks® Fresh Brew minimizes the work that goes into your morning coffee routine as the grounds are pre-portioned to brew 4-6 cups of the Starbucks® coffee our customers love.
Starbucks Coffee with Essential Vitamins, Starbucks Coffee with Golden Turmeric and Starbucks Coffee with 2X the Caffeine*
These new Starbucks® Coffees make it easy to start the day at your best giving customers the signature taste they know and love, now with just little more than their average cup of coffee. The three blends include:
- Essential Vitamins: With five B vitamins to help keep your body running at its best. Available in roast and ground, and K-Cup® pods.
- Golden Turmeric: with turmeric, ginger and cinnamon to start your morning off right. Available in roast and ground, and K-Cup® pods.
- 2x Caffeine: twice the caffeine for an added boost (when compared to one Starbucks K-Cup® pod of black coffee). Also available in K-Cup® pods. Source: (https://stories.starbucks.com/press/2020/new-starbucks-coffees-to-enjoy-at-home-and-kick-off-2020/)
Starbucks Research and Development team works continuously to blend different ingredients and flavors together to introduce new beverages in the menu that are loved by its customers and also help the brand stay innovative in a highly competitive coffee brewing business. With the introduction of 3 new vegan drinks at Starbucks, company is targeting the non milk drinking customers that love coffee but do not prefer dairy in their beverage.