I’m a Starbucks fiend. I love the smell of the store, the way it makes me feel when I walk in, and especially love ordering drinks that have lots of extra syrups (like caramel or mocha). Although I do like most of their drinks, there are some that stand out from the rest. Here are nine of the best Starbucks drinks:
Iced Green Tea Latte
The iced green tea latte is made with matcha powder, which is finely ground premium green tea leaves. The taste is similar to regular green tea, but the preparation method differs and results in a stronger flavor.
There are mixed feelings about this drink among Starbucks customers. Some love it because it tastes like regular iced tea and contains caffeine without being too strong. Others dislike it because they feel there’s not enough milk or sugar added to make it sweet enough for their liking.
A caramel frappuccino is made with espresso, ice, milk and whipped cream. It’s topped with caramel sauce and drizzled with chocolate syrup. The drink is one of the most popular on the menu—and it’s no wonder why: it has a strong coffee flavor but isn’t too bitter (unless you go overboard on the syrup). If you’re not a fan of coffee or chocolate flavors, try ordering yours in vanilla instead to mellow out the taste.
If you want a sweet treat but don’t want to feel guilty about it later, the vanilla latte is the way to go. With only 70 calories and 0 grams of fat, this drink will leave you feeling healthy while still indulging in some sweetness. The best part? It’s made with real vanilla beans!
Iced White Chocolate Mocha
An iced white chocolate mocha is a drink that combines all of the flavors of a regular hot white chocolate mocha—white chocolate, milk, espresso and whipped cream—with the added goodness of ice. The end result? A refreshing beverage that’s perfect for summertime sipping.
The drink is typically made with whole milk (or soymilk), but you can also choose skim or soy milk if you want to cut down on calories. If you’re more into dark chocolate than milk, try ordering an iced soy vanilla latte instead!
To order one at Starbucks: First step: Say “tall” or “grande” depending on how big your glass is (1 oz., 2 oz., and 4 oz.). Next step: Decide between whole milk or soymilk; skim; or soy (1%, 2% or nonfat). Last step: Choose whether you’d like sugar free vanilla syrup in your beverage (this adds extra sweetness) or not! And voila! You now have everything necessary to enjoy your favorite summer drink while lounging by the poolside…or wherever else floats your boat 😉
Cinnamon Dolce Latte
The Cinnamon Dolce Latte is the perfect way to welcome fall. The drink features espresso, steamed milk and a sweet cinnamon syrup that adds just the right amount of spice to this seasonal favorite. The Cinnamon Dolce latte is available for a limited time only, so be sure to pick one up before it’s too late!
For the Peppermint Mocha, you’ll need a cup or grande (medium) cup, 2% milk and peppermint syrup. You can also get it with soy or almond milk! If you want to make it at home, there are tons of recipes online for homemade peppermint mochas. Use real chocolate chips for an extra treat! It’s important to note that this drink is not vegan because it contains whipped cream; however, some Starbucks employees may know how to make your drink without dairy products if requested.
Strawberry Acai Refresher
The Strawberries & Acai Refresher is a refreshing blend of fruit, juice, and a hint of lemon and lime. The sweet and sour flavor makes this drink deliciously unique. It’s smooth with just the right amount of sweetness, so you don’t have to worry about it being too tart or too heavy on the sugar. Non-coffee drinkers agree this is one of the best Starbucks drinks on the menu!
Pumpkin Spice Latte
The Pumpkin Spice Latte is one of the most popular drinks at Starbucks. It’s only available in the fall and it can be hard to find.
The PSL was created in 2003 by a barista at a Starbucks store located on Seattle’s Pike Place Market. The barista wanted to create an autumn drink that would taste like pumpkin pie, so they added real pumpkin puree along with real pumpkin pie spices and syrup made from real pumpkin spice. Now everyone wants to get their hands on this delicious drink!
Java Chip Frappuccino
This drink is a great choice if you like coffee and chocolate. It’s a cold beverage that is made with ice and has a very sweet flavor.
These are the most popular Starbucks drinks.
- Venti Iced Green Tea Lemonade
- Grande Frappuccino Light
- Grande Skinny Vanilla Latte
- Venti Caramel Macchiato
These are just a few of the popular Starbucks drinks. There are many others that we didn’t include on this list, but we wanted to showcase what our readers think are the best ones. We want you to know that whether it’s a vanilla latte or a mocha frappuccino—we’re sure there is something for everyone!