How to order some of the best dairy free drinks at Starbucks? This is relatively easy.
For years, Starbucks has been trying to satisfy the taste preferences of its fans. They developed not only a variety of drinks but also the possibility to customize them.
This is excellent news, especially for lactose intolerant or avoiding animal products.
As a regular visitor to Starbucks, you’ve probably noticed that many of their drinks contain 2 % milk. You can easily change the regular milk with some of its alternatives.
Coconut milk was introduced to Starbucks in 2015, almond milk in 2016, and oat milk in 2021. And before that, soy milk.
Below I will go over everything in detail.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
- Quick Facts about Dairy Free Drinks At Starbucks
- How to order Dairy Free Drinks At Starbucks?
- 24 Best Dairy Free Drinks At Starbucks on the Menu
Quick Facts about Dairy Free Drinks At Starbucks
Here are some facts to assist you in understanding what is in Starbucks drinks and what they can do to make them dairy-free.
- Starbucks uses 2% dairy milk that is low-fat unless the recipe states that it is not.
- For Frappuccinos, Starbucks uses whole milk.
- You can change the 2% milk with plant-based and dairy alternatives. So, for most drinks that contain milk, you can make them dairy-free (soy milk, almond milk, oatmilk, coconut milk). The only exceptions are drinks that contain caramel sauce and white mocha sauce made of chocolate.
- Some of the toppings contain milk as well. You can check the table below.
- Note that you could increase your drink price by customizing it with higher-priced dairy-free milk.
- Since each drink is prepared with the same equipment, it is possible to have traces of milk.
- Different types of milk don’t foam up the same way because of the different protein structures. Dairy milk is the most effective microfoam.
How to order Dairy Free Drinks At Starbucks?
Change the 2% Milk
Not each Starbucks drink contains milk. But if it does, to have a dairy free Starbucks drink, you can change it with:
- Almond Milk
- Coconut Milk
- Soy Milk
Avoid any Cream
|STARBUCKS CREAMS||INGREDIENTS||DAIRY FREE|
|Chocolate Cream||Vanilla Sweet Cream (Cream (Cream, Mono And Diglycerides, Carageenan), Milk, Vanilla Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid)), Chocolate Malt Powder (Cane Sugar, Cocoa Powder Processed With Alkali, Natural Malt Flavor (From Barley), Natural Flavors, Sunflower Oil)||NO|
|Salted Caramel Cream||Vanilla Sweet Cream (Cream (Cream, Mono And Diglycerides, Carageenan), Milk, Vanilla Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid)), Caramel Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate), Salt||NO|
|Vanilla Sweet Cream||Cream (Cream, Mono And Diglycerides, Carageenan), Milk, Vanilla Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid)||NO|
|Whipped Cream||Cream (Cream, Mono And Diglycerides, Carageenan), Vanilla Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid)||NO|
|Irish Cream Cold Foam||Vanilla Sweet Cream (Cream (Cream, Mono And Diglycerides, Carageenan), Milk, Vanilla Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid)), Irish Cream Syrup (Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid)||NO|
|Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam||Cream (Cream, Mono And Diglycerides, Carageenan), Milk, Pumpkin Spice Sauce (Sugar, Condensed Skim Milk, Pumpkin Puree, Contains 2% Or Less Of Fruit And Vegetable Juice For Color, Natural Flavors, Annatto, Salt, Potassium Sorbate), Vanilla Syrup||NO|
Change the Syrup
Some Starbucks Syrups contain milk in them. Before ordering your favorite drink, consider which syrups contain milk and which don`t.
|STARBUCKS SYRUPS||INGREDIENTS||DAIRY FREE|
|Caramel Sauce||Sugar, Corn Syrup, Butter (Cream (Milk), Salt), Water, Heavy Cream, Nonfat Dry Milk, Natural Flavors, Salt, Mono & Diglycerides, Soy Lecithin, Sulfites||NO|
|Dark Caramel Sauce||Corn Syrup, Sweetened Condensed Milk (Milk, Sugar), Water, Sugar, Natural Flavors, Butter (Cream, Salt), Salt, Sunflower Lecithin, Potassium Sorbate||NO|
|Pumpkin Spice Sauce||Sugar, Condensed Skim Milk, Pumpkin Puree, Contains 2% Or Less Of Fruit And Vegetable Juice For Color, Natural Flavors, Annatto, Salt, Potassium Sorbate||NO|
|White Mocha Sauce||Sugar, Condensed Skim Milk, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Natural Flavor, Salt, Potassium Sorbate, Monoglycerides||NO|
|Caramel Brulée Sauce||Sugars (Invert Sugar, Sugar, Fructose), Water, Skim Milk Powder, Natural Flavor, Salt, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bicarbonate||NO|
|Mocha Sauce||Water, Sugar, Cocoa Processed With Alkali, Natural Flavor||YES|
|Vanilla Syrup||Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid||YES|
|Apple Brown Sugar Syrup||Sugars (Invert Sugar, Brown Sugar), Water, Natural Flavors, Salt, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate, Malic Acid||YES|
|Toasted Vanilla Flavored Syrup||Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid||YES|
|Brown Sugar Syrup||Invert Sugar, Brown Sugar, Water, Natural Flavor, Salt, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate||YES|
|Classic Syrup||Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid||YES|
|Cinnamon Dolce Syrup||Sugar, Water, Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate||YES|
|Irish Cream Syrup||Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid||YES|
|STARBUCKS SYRUPS||INGREDIENTS||DAIRY FREE|
|Pumpkin Spice Topping||Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Clove, Sulfiting Agents||YES|
|Cinnamon Dolce Topping||Sugar, Cinnamon, Salt, Extractives Of Butter (Milk), And Other Natural Flavor||NO|
|Caramel Sugar Topping||Cane Sugar, Natural Flavors, Vegetable Colors (Pumpkin, Apple, Purple Carrot, Hibiscus), Salt, Annatto, Baking Soda||YES|
24 Best Dairy Free Drinks At Starbucks on the Menu
- Iced Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato
- Iced Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
- Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
- Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso
- Iced Shaken Espresso
- Honey Almondmilk Flat White
- Iced Honey Almondmilk Flat White
- Honey Almondmilk Nitro Cold Brew
- Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew
- Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte
- Nitro Cold Brew
- Nitro Cold Brew with Dark Cocoa Almondmilk Foam
- Pink Drink Starbucks Refreshers
- Dragon Drink Starbucks Refreshers
- Pineapple Passionfruit Starbucks Refreshers
- Strawberry Acai Starbucks Refreshers
- Kiwi Starfruit Starbucks Refreshers
- Mango Dragonfruit Starbucks Refreshers
- Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink
- Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers
- Paradise Drink Starbucks Refreshers
- Strawberry Açaí Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers
- Pineapple Passionfruit Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers
- Iced Pineapple Matcha
Now you know that some Starbucks ingredients are dairy-free and how to make the drinks dairy free.
Let’s look at the non dairy Starbucks drinks already available on the Starbucks menu.
What I like about these drinks is that the flavors are very well-balanced.
The following nutrition stats are for the Starbucks Grande cup size.
|DAIRY FREE DRINKS AT STARBUCKS||CALORIES||FAT||SUGAR||CAFFEINE|
|Iced Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato||310||9g||34g||170mg|
|Iced Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk Shaken Espresso||140||4.5g||11g||255mg|
|Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso||120||3g||12g||255mg|
|Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso||110||3g||16g||255mg|
|Iced Shaken Espresso||100||2g||14g||225mg|
|Honey Almondmilk Flat White||170||5g||24g||225mg|
|Iced Honey Almondmilk Flat White||140||3.5g||22g||225mg|
|Honey Almondmilk Nitro Cold Brew||50||0.5g||10g||290mg|
|Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew||50||0.5g||10g|
|Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte||150||3.5g||25g||170mg|
|Nitro Cold Brew||5||0g||0g||280mg|
|Nitro Cold Brew with Dark Cocoa Almondmilk Foam||40||1.5g||4g||280mg|
|Pink Drink Starbucks Refreshers||140||2.5g||25g||45mg|
|Dragon Drink Starbucks Refreshers||130||3g||23g||45mg|
|Pineapple Passionfruit Starbucks Refreshers||100||0g||19g||45mg|
|Strawberry Acai Starbucks Refreshers||90||0g||20g||45mg|
|Kiwi Starfruit Starbucks Refreshers||90||0g||18g||45mg|
|Mango Dragonfruit Starbucks Refreshers||90||0g||19g||45mg|
|Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink||190||2.5g||33g||0mg|
|Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers||140||0g||31g||45mg|
|Paradise Drink Starbucks Refreshers||140||2.5g||23g||45mg|
|Strawberry Açaí Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers||140||0g||32g||45mg|
|Pineapple Passionfruit Lemonade Starbucks Refreshers||140||0g||30g||45mg|
|Iced Pineapple Matcha||170||5g||27g||80mg|
Iced Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato
Iced Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato is a mix of espresso, oatmilk, apple brown sugar syrup, and topped with spiced apple drizzle. This delicious combination is a must to try.
Iced Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
A more caramelized, sweeter vanilla flavor could be what you’re looking for. It combines oatmilk, espresso, and toasted vanilla flavored syrup served over ice.
It’s a very beloved drink made from dairy free milk.
Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
Starbucks latest non-dairy milk product available for all stores, Oatly oatmilk, made an enormous splash. The launch of the Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso introduced Starbucks customers to two new flavors: brown sugar syrup and Oatmilk. Do you like this flavor combination?
Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso
The Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso is a new dairy-free alternative on the Starbucks menu.
A and the Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso is a new fav. The mildly sweet, handshaken, coffee-forward beverage is chock-full of chocolate, nuts, and strong blonde espresso.
Sounds delicious, right?
Honey Almondmilk Flat White
Combining honey and this delicious nutty almond milk is only the beginning. After that, they are paired with the famous Starbucks blonde roast. The Honey Almondmilk Flat White, a diary free drink prepared with creamy Rustretto shots, has a warm and toasty taste.
Iced Honey Almondmilk Flat White
Do you need an energy boost but are not a milk person? Starbucks Iced Honey Almondmilk Flat White is a great choice. The blend of dairy free almondmilk and honey, with a bit of sweetness and high-caffeinated light roast coffee, could be the perfect way to kick-start your day.
Honey Almondmilk Nitro Cold Brew
The Honey Almondmilk Nitro Cold Brew is a mix of Nitro Cold Brew with almondmilk sweetened with honey. This delicious non-dairy drink is even more delicious and silkier thanks to nitrogen’s infusion.
Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew
The Starbucks Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew is a refreshing mix of smooth slow-steeped cold brew and almondmilk. A perfect cup of coffee served with an ice cube.
Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte
One of the new additions to the Starbucks menu is the Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte. Like the rest of the drinks on the list, this one is non-dairy. Topped with green and red sprinkles, this festive drink can be enjoyed both hot and cold.
This drink is an excellent combination of blonde espresso, sugar cookie flavored syrup, almondmilk, and sprinkles.
Nitro Cold Brew
The small-batch cold brew is slow-brewed for an incredibly smooth flavor. The nitrogen gives it a delightful taste that isn’t laced with sugar and has a cascading velvety crema.
One of the most popular Starbucks Refreshers, Pink Drink, is packed with fruit and flavor. This tasty, dairy-free beverage blends a Strawberry Acai Refresher, coconut milk, and strawberry pieces of fruit.
Dragon Drink Starbucks Refreshers
The tropically inspired with little caffeine infused Dragon Drink also is a delicious coconut drink with a creamy texture. The ice shakes use Mango Dragonfruit Refresher juice with dragonfruit pieces and coconut milk.
Pineapple Passionfruit Starbucks Refreshers
The tropical flavors of passionfruit and pineapple combine with diced pineapple to create an idyllic island getaway. So refreshing.
Strawberry Açaí Starbucks Refreshers
A refresher with only three ingredients: Strawberry Acai Base, Freeze-dried Strawberries, and ice.
Sweet strawberry flavors, emphasized with Acai and passion fruit notes shaken with real strawberry pieces and ice.
Kiwi Starfruit Starbucks Refreshers
A kiwi and Starfruit-flavored juice and authentic Kiwi fruit pieces mixed with ice. A refreshingly delicious drink.
Mango Dragonfruit Starbucks Refreshers
Here we have only three ingredients, but this doesn`t mean the drink is not good.
There is a combination of mango dragonfruit refreshers base, and freeze-dried dragonfruit pieces poured over ice.
Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink
The Starbucks Iced Guava Passionfruit drink is the ideal summertime non-dairy drink with a little tropical twist. A cold, handshaken mix of coconut and guava juice with pineapple, ginger, and coconut. The final result is a smooth and refreshing drink.
Iced Pineapple Matcha
Starbucks matcha drinkers looking for a dairy-free alternative should try an Iced Pineapple Matcha drink. It is hidden under the Starbucks cold drink menu. This refreshing ice-cold drink is a delicious mix of sweet matcha, coconut milk, and pineapple.