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15 Starbucks Drinks Vegans Can Enjoy

Jason Hughes
Published by Jason Hughes
Fact checked by Markus Oliver, BHSc FACT CHECKED
Last updated: November 10, 2021

If you’re a Starbucks lover and you’ve recently just turned vegan, don’t worry. You can still enjoy so many drinks at Starbucks that are either originally vegan or you can ask to be made vegan.

And, to give you some ideas on all the vegan drinks variety there is at Starbucks, we give you our top 15 Starbucks drinks vegans can enjoy. We give you a selection of caffeine drinks, caffeine-free ones, both iced or warm.

We’ve even included the nutrition facts, so you can think about which drink you would like after a workout, or just as a general treat!

Best Vegan Starbucks Warm Drinks

With Caffeine

Here are the best vegan warm Starbucks drinks with caffeine if you need that caffeine kick to get you through the day.

Americano Coffee

This is the staple coffee drink. An Americano is like an espresso, but more diluted. You can either drink it black, or you could ask for any plant-based milk alternative to be added in. This is probably the healthiest coffee you can order at Starbucks, besides an espresso.

In fact, you can add the milk of your choice to any drinks that Starbucks carries. So just pick your favorite coffee type, whether that’s an Americano, a Latte, a Cappuccino, an Espresso, or something else! We’ve picked Americano because it’s a staple, but you do you.

Starbucks has many plant-based milk options, such as soy, almond, coconut, and oat milk. All of their stores carry them, but be aware that there is a small additional cost you will need to pay for plant-based milk.

Personally, my favorite plant-based milk alternative that Starbucks carries is the almond milk. Although the coconut milk competes as a close favorite, with its distinctive sweet taste.

All these plant-based milk alternatives cost a bit more than regular milk, except for soy milk, which comes without an additional charge.

As for what kind of brand Starbucks uses, it’s usually Alpro, which you can find in many supermarkets and organic stores near you.

  • Calories: 10
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Carbs: 1 gram
  • Fiber: 0 grams

Mocha Frappuccino With Non-Dairy Milk Of Choice

We personally think this is the best vegan Frappuccino that Starbucks carries. But there are so many options, and new ones are regularly being added to the menu along with the recurring ones, depending on the seasons.

Also, you can get a Frappuccino with no caffeine if you don’t like coffee or just want to cut back for health reasons.

The Mocha Frappuccino is a delicious blend of coffee and chocolate, with a thick mocha syrup drizzled on top of whipped cream. It’s seriously mouth-watering and a great drink to treat yourself with.

You can order this with whatever plant-based milk alternative you prefer. You can choose between soy, almond, coconut, and oat milk.

All Frappuccinos usually have whipped cream and syrups added to them and occasional sweets or fruit chunks in them. You can choose to remove the whipped cream or syrup if you’d prefer. There are also so many other great vegan Frappuccino flavors out there, but we’d be here all day if we’d list them all.

The great thing about Starbucks is that there are so many alternatives and that you can personalize every single drink.

  • Calories: 170
  • Fat: 3 grams
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Carbs: 38 grams
  • Fiber: 1 gram

 

Matcha Green Tea Latte With Plant-Based Milk Of Choice

Matcha green tea has a very particular taste and has many health benefits. In fact, it’s better to have matcha than coffee. So if you’re more health-conscious or just prefer matcha over coffee, this will be the perfect drink for you.

This is a blend of matcha green tea powder and a latte with the plant-based milk of your choice. It’s an acquired taste, but if you like matcha, give this a go. You won’t regret it.

  • Calories: 170
  • Fat: 3 grams
  • Protein: 9 grams
  • Carbs: 25 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams

4. Plain Tea

If you’re trying to be more healthy and prefer tea over coffee, you could just order plain tea at Starbucks. You could get caffeinated tea or even herbal tea which has many health benefits.

They have all kinds of tea, and my personal favorite is the chai tea, which is quite soothing and has many spices that have loads of health benefits. You could also get the tea of your choice iced. Starbucks has a huge selection of teas, including black teas, greens teas, herbal teas, and chai teas.

You could add plant-based milk to it if you prefer tea with milk. Or you could even add flavoring syrups. Just make sure they are vegan before you add them in.
There are clear syrups such as vanilla, or hazelnut, which are vegan as well. Or, if you’d prefer, there are also thicker syrups that are vegan, such as white mocha or pistachio. There are so many options that it’s hard to pick a favorite! Which one will you pick?

  • Calories: 5
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Protein: 0 grams
  • Carbs: 0 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams

Caffeine-free

Here are the best caffeine-free vegan warm Starbucks drinks for you if you’re trying to cut back and improve your overall health. Or, if you want to treat yourself, you can also get a hot chocolate or any other hot sweet drink. There are so many to choose from!

5. Classic Hot Chocolate With Plant-Based Milk Of Choice

This is a classic-tasting hot chocolate that you can make vegan by adding the plant-based milk of your choice. You could even add vegan white cream and vegan syrup to it if you wanted a comforting treat.

It’s a delicious choice, especially in the colder months. There are so many other delicious hot chocolates you could order at Starbucks, such as the toffee one, the hazelnut one, the caramel one, and many, many more.

Just make sure you switch the regular milk with any plant-based milk to make the drink vegan. Also, ask if the whipped cream is vegan.

Calories: 90
Fat: 3 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Carbs: 13 grams
Fiber: 1 gram

6. Steamed Apple Juice

This is literally 100% steamed apple juice, which is perfect in the colder months if you want something comforting yet healthy. So if you’re into apple juice but want a warm drink, this soothing drink will be perfect for you.

  • Calories: 220
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Protein: 0 grams
  • Carbs: 55 grams
  • Fiber: 0 gram

7. Cinnamon Dolce Crème With Plant-Based Milk Of Choice

This drink is part of the steamers drink collection from Starbucks, and this is our personal favorite. Just make sure to request a plant-based milk alternative, as it’s usually made with cow’s skimmed milk.

This lovely warm drink has steamed milk, cinnamon dolce, syrup, and whipped cream. Make sure you ask for vegan whipped cream or remove the usual whipped cream. This is a delicious treat for a cold winter’s day. And if you love cinnamon, you will love this drink for sure.

  • Calories: 360
  • Fat: 15 grams
  • Protein: 13 grams
  • Carbs: 44 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams

8. S'mores Hot Chocolate With Non-Dairy Milk Of Choice

Yes, you read that right. That is a drink that you can order from Starbucks, and that will taste exactly like S'mores. Just make sure to specify that you’re vegan and switch the milk to any plant-based alternative you’d like. You could also get this as a Frappuccino if you’d prefer.
This is actually part of Starbucks’ secret menu, and we let you in that secret because it’s just too good not to share! It’s definitely a treat for the cold winter days after an intense workout session. It’s ideal if you have a sweet tooth and are a nostalgic person.

  • Calories: 480
  • Fat: 20 grams
  • Protein: 5 grams
  • Carbs: 71 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams

Best Vegan Starbucks Iced/Cold/Refreshers Drinks

With Caffeine

Here are the best vegan iced/cold/refreshers Starbucks drinks with caffeine.

9. Iced Salted Caramel Mocha

If you have a sweet tooth and love iced coffee, the iced salted caramel mocha drink from Starbucks will be perfect for you. This is definitely a treat, though, as it’s very sweet and has lots of calories.

This drink isn’t naturally vegan, but you can replace the cow’s milk with any kind of plant-based milk alternative.

  • Calories: 450
  • Fat: 18 grams
  • Protein: 9 grams
  • Carbs: 64 grams
  • Fiber: 4 grams

10. Pink Drink

If you want a beautiful cool drink that’s also tasty, try the pink drink. It’s probably one of the most trendy Starbucks drinks, and it’s vegan as well. It’s made with coconut milk, the Brazilian superfood açaí, real strawberry chunks, coconut milk, and passionfruit.

It also has a bit of caffeine, but not too much to overpower its incredible taste. So if you’re trying to have less caffeine but don’t want to quit cold turkey, try this drink.

  • Calories: 110
  • Fat: 2 grams
  • Protein: 0 grams
  • Carbs: 21 grams
  • Fiber: 1 gram

11. Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink

This is a deliciously refreshing drink that will be perfect for you if you love both matcha and pineapple. Plus, it’s naturally totally vegan.

This drink is a blend of matcha green tea powder, ginger, pineapple, and coconut milk.

  • Calories: 130
  • Fat: 4 grams
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Carbs: 21 grams
  • Fiber: 1 gram

Caffeine-free

Here are the best caffeine-free vegan iced/cold/refreshers/lemonades Starbucks drinks if you want to be a bit healthier and cut off the caffeine.

12. Blended Strawberry Lemonade

If you like lemonades, you should try the blended strawberry lemonade, which is naturally vegan. It has lemons and strawberries, so it’s both sweet and sour. Also, the taste is improved by the fact that the strawberries have been pureed.

  • Calories: 130
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Protein: 0 grams
  • Carbs: 32 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams

13. Violet Drink

As the name implies, this drink is violet. Not only is it beautiful to look at with its purple color, but it’s also super tasty. It’s naturally vegan, as it has coconut milk, but you could switch to any other plant-based milk.

  • Calories: 110
  • Fat: 3 grams
  • Protein: 0 grams
  • Carbs: 22 grams
  • Fiber: 1 gram

14. Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher

If you want a refreshing drink, try the Starbucks refreshers line. These are like iced teas, and you won’t be disappointed. Our personal favorite refresher is the Very Berry Hibiscus one.

This drink looks pink and has a subtle hibiscus flavor. Its has whole blueberries in it, that are great for a boost of antioxidants, and up the nutrition level of the drink. It’s one of the healthiest drinks you can get at Starbucks.

  • Calories: 60
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Protein: 0 grams
  • Carbs: 14 grams
  • Fiber: 1 gram

15. Golden Ginger Drink

This is a deliciously refreshing cold drink that Starbucks designed to be vegan. So no need to order plant-based milk unless you want to switch the milk.
This delicious ginger drink is made with coconut milk, turmeric, pineapple, ginger, and ice. It’s perfect for warm summer days or if you are looking for a healthy drink. Ginger and turmeric are great for your immune system.

  • Calories: 100
  • Fat: 4 grams
  • Protein: 0 grams
  • Carbs: 16 grams
  • Fiber: 0 gram

Which Is The Best Vegan Starbuck Drink?

At the end of the day, this will come to a matter of preferences, whether you prefer tea, chocolate or coffee, caffeine-free drinks or drinks with caffeine.

It will also depend on your tastebuds; if you’re a coffee lover or if you prefer juice, if you prefer coffee or have a sweet tooth. And, of course, at Starbucks, there will always be some kind of seasonal drinks to pick from.

We can guarantee you that all these vegan Starbuck drinks taste delicious, and it’s hard to pick a favorite!

There’s only one way to find out which one will be your staple favorite: by trying different flavors out. Just pick whatever you want from our extensive 15 Starbucks drink list.


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