I’ve rounded up the best Starbucks drinks to try! I love finding new combinations and trying ones I have thought up. If you have a favorite, please send it my way! I’ll add it here so everyone can enjoy. For all my dairy-free peeps, I’m also sharing which milk alternative would be the best in this combination. Yes, it’s not fashion, but I can’t live without my Starbucks!
TUNIC Old Navy | FAUX FUR VEST Chicwish | FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS Spanx |
OVER THE KNEE BOOTS similar here | CLUTCH Clare V. or Dupe BP | CHOKER c/o Baublebar |
GOLD BRACELET Baublebar | CABLE BRACELET Amazon
MY GO TO | Vanilla Latte
Hot: Skinny Vanilla Latte. The perfect amount of creaminess with a touch of sweet!
Iced: Ask for 2 shots of espresso iced with vanilla flavoring, topped with your milk of choice. Cheaper because with an iced latte they don’t steam the milk! An insider tip from a barista one day!
DAIRY ALTERNATIVE: Coconut Milk
SUMMER GO-TO | PINK DRINK
Coconut milk, Strawberry Acai Refresher, and Dried Strawberries.
It’s absolutely to DIE for. Less caffeine then a cup of coffee so it’s perfect for an afternoon pick me up.
TIP: Ask for light ice!
I LOVE the peppermint mocha in the Winter time. I was so excited to learn that their mocha flavoring has no milk in it! It’s like Christmas in a cup.
DAIRY FREE: Coconut milk, ask for no whip cream and no chocolate shavings.
TIP: Ask for a couple ice cubes in it so that you can drink it right away without burning your mouth off!
If it’s been brewed for more then 3 hours it can be VERY bitter. I will ask for a pour over which means it’s a freshly brewed cup of coffee.
ICE GREEN TEA LATTE:
This is the green tea powder you see them shake with milk! I LOVE this with coconut milk in the summer, it’s so refreshing! It’s not too heavy on the caffeine either.
TIP: Ask for light ice.
This is a less acidic higher caffeine content coffee! It’s so much better than iced coffee or iced espresso.
TIP: always ask ahead if they have it, they make a limited amount each day.
NITRO COLD BREW:
Only certain locations make this but it makes a cold brew coffee super creamy! It has a slight carbonation to it which I LOVE because I am a major soda drinker and shouldn’t be.
TIP: Don’t let it sit for a long time, the creaminess and carbonation dissipate. It’s better within the first hour.
I LOVE a good chai. My favorite is getting a pump of Vanilla in it. It makes the chai flavor pop!
The Chai Frappuccino is amazing as well but cannot be made dairy free.
DAIRY FREE: My favorite is with coconut milk.
DIRTY CHAI LATTE:
Ask for a shot of espresso in your chai latte. You get the amazing taste and comfort of the chai but the caffeine of coffee! I got my husband hooked on this!
This is stepping up your brewed coffee game. It’s 1:1 parts of brewed coffee and your steamed milk of choice!
COLDBUSTER or MEDICINE BALL:
Drug of choice when I’m sick or even when I want a refreshing cup of tea.
-Jade Citrus Mint Tea
-Peach Tranquility Tea
-1/2 hot water 1/2 steamed lemonade
-optional Peppermint flavoring. I LOVE this!
If Tana comes with me in the car, I always ask for a Puppicino. It’s a little mini cup full of whip cream! She is in heaven.
Milk and Sugar additions:
You know the cinnamon, vanilla, and chocolate powders that you can put in your coffee at the station with the sugars and milk? A trick to actually get the yumminess out of those shakers (let’s all be real, they never work well!): pour the one you want to flavor your coffee over your cup, take another shaker and roll it on the bottom of the flavor of choice. This helps to actually get the ingredients to move out of the shaker! I will have to video this because words just don’t do this justice lol!
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photography: The Modern Sojourner