Vegan Coffee At Starbucks
Starbucks is proud to offer a wide range of vegan drinks for those looking for delicious barista-made beverages with plant-based ingredients.
Popular vegan options include hot coffees, flavored lattes, vegan Frappuccino, hot teas, iced teas, and matcha drinks, as well as some options from the mocha and iced drink menus.
In addition, some of these drinks require substitutions in order for them to be made vegan-friendly – an oat milk macchiato instead of a regular one or coconut milk cappuccino instead of the plain would fit the bill here – whereas some are already vegan as they are.
Whether you are looking for a hot pick-me-up or something cool on the go, Starbucks ensures your vegan coffee needs will always be catered to.
At Starbucks, you can enjoy a range of vegan-friendly hot coffee beverages. For those looking for a classic beverage, try an Americano – espresso topped with hot water.
For something more flavourful, there’s the irresistible Cinnamon Dolce Latte or the Caramel Macchiato, which substitutes caramel syrup for caramel sauce. If it’s hot chocolate that’s your craving, order a Caffe Mocha without whipped cream.
Or if peppermint is more your style, get the Peppermint Mocha Latte with no whipped cream or dark chocolate curls.
Whatever coffee you’re after, whether it be Brewed Coffees like Blonde Roast or Decaf Pike Place, Cafe Latte, Cappuccino, Flat White, Starbucks Reserve Latte, and Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Latte- all of them are vegan friendly!
Starbucks offers a variety of delicious vegan iced coffees that are sure to hit the spot. Whether you enjoy a cold brew, espresso, and water, or a tasty latte, there’s something for everyone!
For those looking for an extra splash of flavor, try the Blonde Vanilla Latte Iced or the Iced Caramel Macchiato – just ask for caramel syrup instead of caramel sauce.
If you’re feeling adventurous, The Iced Peppermint Mocha is also a great choice – just ask for no whipped cream or dark chocolate curls. Whatever your taste buds demand, Starbucks has an iced coffee that is sure to quench your thirst.
Already Vegan Iced Coffee Options
Starbucks offers vegan coffee lovers a range of delicious and convenient iced coffee options that are already vegan. Their Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso is a sweet blend of espresso, brown sugar syrup, and oat milk, shaken together for a creamy beverage that’s sure to satisfy!
For those looking for something more chocolatey, the Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso gives you just that – a combination of espresso, chocolate syrup, and almond milk all mixed together with ice.
If you’re after a hint of vanilla sweetness instead, give the Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk Shaken Espresso a try – enjoy all the flavors combined in one breathtaking cup of cold brew.
So if you’re shopping for vegan iced coffees at Starbucks, look no further – they have just what you need!
Best Starbucks Vegan Drinks
When it comes to finding vegan coffee at Starbucks, it’s easier than ever before. With an increasing number of menu items containing no animal products and defaulting to vegan-friendly recipes, you can easily curate a list of favorite drinks.
To make things even simpler, here is a list of the chain’s best vegan drinks so you don’t have to worry about holding up the baristas on your next visit.
First, there’s the Apple crisp Oatmilk Macchiato which was welcomed with open arms by plant-based consumers everywhere. Then there are all the hot and iced coffees—whether you opt for soy milk or almond milk (though check allergen disclosures just in case) or cow milk of choice.
Consider a cappuccino with coconut milk too! Fans of teas should try their Iced Passion Tango Tea with soy milk and Raspberry Blackcurrant Juice Blend with coconut milk.
And if you’re feeling adventurous, give their Nitro Cold Brew topped with oat milk foam a try. Moreover, just keep an eye out for sprinkles when ordering—a safe option would be opting out completely until more clarification is made around their contents.
Vegans can now find Starbucks to be full of possibilities!
Apple Crisp Oat Milk Macchiato
Starbucks has created a vegan version of their iconic Apple Crisp Macchiato this fall – the Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato.
This version retains all the same components as its predecessors, like apple-brown sugar syrup, blonde espresso, and spiced apple drizzle, but replaces milk with oat milk as default.
This delicious creation has been well-received in both hot, iced, and blended forms, so no matter which way you like to enjoy your hot creamy drink craving, the Apple Crisp Oat Milk Macchiato will hit the spot!
And if oat milk isn’t your cup of tea, you can still try it out with other alternative milk such as almond or soy.
Cinnamon Dolce Oat Milk Latte
The Cinnamon Dolce Latte at Starbucks is a perfect vegan treat and you won’t miss out on any of the deliciousness by skipping the whipped cream.
Plus, if you go with oat milk, it will give the latte a delightful, crumbly streusel-like taste that’s sure to tantalize your tastebuds!
But of course, if almond milk is more your style, you can opt for that as well — it’ll add an additional nutty flavor that goes perfectly with the subtly sweet cinnamon tones of the Cinnamon Dolce syrup.
Rejoice in knowing you won’t have to sacrifice any flavor from making this latte vegan friendly!
No matter which dry milk alternative you choose to use for your latte, unfortunately, the shredded topping won’t be vegan due to its butter content.
However, rest assured knowing you can still get plenty of flavor without those toppings. Simply ask for extra foam or a sprinkle of cinnamon powder on top and enjoy your vegan delights!
Veganized Iced Cookie Butter Latte
Starbucks now has a veganized version of their famous Iced Cookie Butter Latte. This delicious beverage was created by a Canada-based vegan latte Starbucks lover, and it’s the perfect plant-based alternative to the non-vegan secret menu item.
The recipe starts with an iced custom tea latte made with Teavana hot chai tea sachets, brown sugar syrup, and your choice of non-dairy milk (we suggest oat for its neutral flavor).
The cup is topped off with some cinnamon dolce syrup and toffee nuts for added flavor.
The result is a creamy, sweet treat that will satisfy any of your cravings! We haven’t tried this one yet, but it looks too good to pass up! So if you’re looking for a tasty drink vegan from Starbucks, look no further than the Veganized Iced Cookie Butter Latte!
Iced Almondmilk Toffee Nut Mocha
The Iced Almondmilk Toffee Nut Mocha is the perfect vegan alternative for Starbucks fans. As mocha is the only Starbucks sauce without animal products, it’s an ideal base to start building from.
The Toffee Nut syrup mixed with almond milk creates a creamy yet sweet beverage that tastes just like a decadent candy bar – without any whipped cream though! This beverage is sure to be your new favorite.
But don’t limit yourself to just one variation of this vegan pink drink; there are plenty more delicious ways to variate an iced mocha!
Try swapping out almond milk for coconut milk and adding vanilla syrup for a Mounds-inspired flavor, or use oat milk and cinnamon dolce for a Mexican chocolate mole inspired treat.
You can also combine raspberry and soymilk in the mix to get a delectable chocolate-raspberry tart beverage. No matter what addition you choose, your vegan iced mocha will always be customizable and oh-so-delicious!
Brown Sugar Cookie Frappuccino
If you’re vegan and looking for a coffee fix but don’t want to compromise on taste, then the Brown Sugar Cookie Frappuccino from Starbucks is the perfect option.
The concoction of espresso, coffee, brown sugar syrup, and cookie crumble makes this frappuccino delicious without any animal products. You can replace the standard milk with oat milk to maintain its creamy texture, or opt for any alternative milk without altering its taste too much.
Plus, since it does not come with whipped cream as a default, ordering no whip keeps your drink dairy-free! So if you’re vegan and craving a sweet treat to go along with your coffee fix – try this frappuccino!
Veganized Caramel Apple Spice
The Veganized Caramel Apple Spice is a great pumpkin-sauce-free choice for vegan customers at Starbucks in the fall season.
If you’re looking for something that’s not too heavy or sweet, then this is a great option. It consists of steamed apple juice blended with cinnamon dolce syrup and topped off with caramel syrup instead of the non-vegan caramel sauce which usually contains milk and cream.
You can also ask your barista to top off your drink with cinnamon almond milk hot foam instead of whipped cream for an extra delicious topping.
This hot cider drink is perfect for cozy afternoons spent apple-picking with friends and family. No matter your pumpkin sauce preference, try out the veganized version of this autumnal favorite now!
Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
The Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso from Starbucks is everything that you want in a vegan coffee drink.
With a mild and smooth blonde espresso, the perfect amount of naturally sweet brown sugar, and creamy oat milk, this refreshing beverage is sure to be a hit. Even better, it’s also low-calorie, with one 24-ounce venti containing only 190 calories!
You can make a version of this delicious vegan drink right at home. The main thing you will need is an espresso brewing machine like Nespresso or Moka pot.
Then just grab some blonde roast espresso, brown sugar, cinnamon, and oat milk – or substitute with soy or almond if preferred – and use a cocktail shaker to mix it all together. You can even save a few bucks while making sure that no cross-contamination with animal products occurs.
Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
Starbucks’ Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk Shaken Espresso is a delicious, animal-free espresso drink that will definitely satisfy your taste buds.
It features Starbucks’ signature blonde espresso combined with caramelized vanilla-flavored syrup and oat milk for a light, smooth flavor.
This shaken espresso is the perfect option for those looking for an uncomplicated flavor profile without any additional brown sugar or cinnamon.
And talk about convenience—you can get this vegan treat right off the menu! Oatmilk is one of the many dairy alternatives available at Starbucks, and its growing popularity earned it quite a buzz when it was first launched last spring.
Though some stores experienced shortages in recent months, your local Starbucks should have plenty of oat milk to add that extra touch to your Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk Shaken Espresso.
If not, coconut milk makes an excellent substitution, and you can even add a pump of mocha sauce if you want an indulgent treat that tastes just like Mounds candy bars!
Nitro Cold Brew With Cinnamon Oatmilk Foam
Starbucks’ Nitro Cold Brew with Cinnamon Oatmilk Foam is a delightfully vegan option that’s sure to please even the pickiest of coffee drinkers.
The velvety cold brew is topped off with a cap of frothed oat milk and cinnamon and vanilla syrup, giving it a slightly sweet taste. The foam melts into the brew over time, blending all of these delicious flavors together for one incredible cup of coffee.
For those without access to nitro cold brew stores, Starbucks baristas may be willing to form a different type of milk if you prefer one of the other alternatives.
However, we think that oat milk works best! So don’t miss out – just ask for a regular cold brew topped with the cinnamon oat milk foam instead. This delicious drink is perfect for anyone seeking a plant-based caffeine boost.
Iced Coconutmilk Matcha Latte
Starbucks’ Iced Coconutmilk Matcha Latte is an awesome vegan option for those looking for a healthy, delicious treat.
This latte is loaded with beneficial antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce blood pressure, protect against cancer, regulate cholesterol, and make sure you’ve got the energy you need throughout the day.
The iced matcha latte has a unique flavor that comes from its blend of matcha green tea with coconut milk.
The fat content in the coconut milk creates a silky-smooth texture that’s irresistible – it truly complements the slightly sweet flavor of the matcha green tea rather than clashing with it.
If you’re feeling adventurous, consider adding in some raspberry syrup or vanilla to your iced latte. Both go well with matcha, but citrus and tart berries are especially delightful additions to this sweet beverage!
Plus there’s Starbucks’ Iced Matcha Lemonade which is vegan by default – if you want something lighter in calories and preparation.
Soy London Fog Latte
The vegan-friendly alternative to the classic Starbucks London Fog Latte is here – the Soy London Fog Latte.
This delicious drink is made with alternative plant-based milk, such as soy, instead of steamed 2% milk. The flavor is just as delicate and soothing, but this version provides those with a plant-based diet something to enjoy!
The subtle tones of lavender and bergamot contained in Teavana’s Earl Grey tea sachets pair perfectly with soy, making it our recommended choice for this veganized beverage.
For those looking to make a classic elevated chai tea latte, simply switch out the tea sachet and add a touch of sweetness with some cinnamon dolce syrup.
No matter which option you go for, this veganized coffee from Starbucks will surely satisfy your taste buds!
Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso
Starbucks’ Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso is absolutely sensational. With a sophisticated flavor profile including blonde espresso, chocolate malt powder, and almond milk, this vegan coffee is sure to tantalize your tastebuds.
Unlike other shaken espressos on the default menu — such as the Brown Sugar Oatmilk and the Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk — it includes the delicious element of chocolate, making this drink even more appealing to both plant-based and chocoholic customers.
While there may be debate around the allergens in the chocolate malt powder used for this coffee beverage, it’s important to note that even though it’s vegan-friendly, it, unfortunately, isn’t gluten-friendly (via VegNews).
So if you’re looking for a tasty and delightful cup of coffee specifically tailored to those who are avoiding dairy products, then give Starbucks’ Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso a try!
Veganized Pistachio Latte
If you’re a vegan coffee lover, but have been missing out on the fan-favorite holiday-season treat of the Starbucks Pistachio Latte due to its dairy-based ingredients, don’t worry – there’s a way to make it vegan!
With a few simple steps, you can create your very own veganized pistachio sauce latte. All you need is some pistachios, hot water, espresso or coffee, a date for sweetening, and some vanilla and sea salt (we recommend Zestful Kitchen for the recipe).
First, you’ll need to soak the pistachios in the hot water to make them into ‘milk’. Then all that’s left is to blend all the ingredients together to create a creamy and delicious latte that is guilt-free!
Whether it be for Christmas morning or just because you’re craving something special but remain committed to your chosen diet – you can finally put an end to missing out on Pistachio latte season.
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