Vanilla Drinks at Starbucks
Perhaps the most popular Starbucks vanilla drink is a vanilla latte. I mean, what coffee drinker doesn’t love espresso and cream with sweet vanilla mixed in?
But Starbucks vanilla drinks go beyond this go-to coffeehouse classic.
In addition to warm and toasty lattes, vanilla drinks at Starbucks include iced lattes, frappuccinos and more.
Of course, you can add a few pumps of vanilla syrup or a scoop of vanilla bean powder to any Starbucks coffee or tea. For instance, Vanilla Chai Tea Latte and Vanilla Matcha Latte are two favorite drinks not on the official menu.
So if you love vanilla flavored drinks and toppings, this guide is for you. In it I show you every Starbucks vanilla drink on the menu along with a few top-ranked vanilla customizatons.
Vanilla Drink Ordering Tips
- Starbucks vanilla drinks get their flavor from vanilla coffee syrup or vanilla bean powder.
- Starbucks also has sugar-free vanilla syrup which means you can order skinny vanilla drinks at Starbucks.
- The vanilla bean powder is actually a frappuccino ingredient but can be mixed into other types of drinks.
- Toppings like whipped cream and vanilla sweet cream cold foam are made with vanilla syrup and heavy cream.
- A lot of secret menu Tik Tok frappuccinos use vanilla bean powder to make some really over-the-top blended drinks.
- There may be an upcharge for custom orders. For instance, adding vanilla syrup to a drink that doesn’t already contain syrup costs about .50 cents. An add-on of vanilla sweet cream cold foam is around $1.00.
15 Best Vanilla Starbucks Drinks
There are 12 vanilla drinks on the Starbucks menu and many ways to custom order a Starbucks drink flavored with vanilla syrup, sugar-free vanilla syrup or vanilla bean powder. From the classic Starbucks Vanilla Latte to the popular Vanilla Bean Frappuccino, here are the best vanilla drinks at Starbucks, including secret menu options and popular vanilla customizations.
1. Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Latte (Vanilla & Light Roast Espresso)
Sometimes simple is best and Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Latte doesn’t disappoint.
In this drink, Starbucks blonde espresso meets perfectly steamed milk and vanilla. The toasty flavors of blonde espresso, sweetened vanilla and cream are absolutely delicious served piping hot
Made with lightly roasted coffee beans, this vanilla drink is one of Starbucks most caffeinated drinks.
Ingredients: Vanilla Syrup, Espresso (blonde roast), Steamed 2% Milk & Foam
Nutrition for Grande: Calories: 250 Caffeine: 170mg Sugars: 35g
2. Iced Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Latte
This ice-cold twist on the classic hot vanilla latte is a year-round favorite at Starbucks. Made with lightly roasted blonde espresso, each cool sip is creamy and a little more caffeinated than most other Starbucks espresso beverages.
Don’t want blonde espresso? Simply order an iced vanilla latte with their regular Signature espresso.
Ingredients: Vanilla Syrup, Espresso (blonde roast), 2% Milk, Ice
Nutrition: Calories: 190 Caffeine: 170mg Sugars: 28g
3. Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew brings together slow-steeped cold brew coffee and vanilla two ways.
First, vanilla syrup is shaken together with cold brew and ice. Then, a splash of rich vanilla sweet cream is added to the drink.
Ingredients: Vanilla Syrup, Cold Brew, Vanilla Sweet Cream
Nutrition: Calories: 110 Caffeine: 185mg Sugars: 14g
4. Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew
Want a cold brew with a cloud-like layer of vanilla sweet cream on top? Then this is the drink to order.
While the exact drink, Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew, is no longer listed on the official menu, it’s still one of the most popular ways to order cold brew coffee at Starbucks.
To order this drink, ask for a Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew with vanilla sweet cream cold foam on top.
On the app, simply click “customize” and in the “toppings” section, select “cold foam” followed by “vanilla sweet cream cold foam.”
Ingredients: Vanilla Syrup, Cold Brew, Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam
5. Vanilla Sweet Cream Nitro Cold Brew
Velvety smooth nitro cold brew, sweetened with vanilla sweet cream cascading throughout. This Starbucks cold brew drink is served chilled straight from the tap.
And just like regular cold brew you can order this drink topped with vanilla sweet cream cold foam.
Ingredients: Nitro Cold Brew, Vanilla Sweet Cream
Nutrition: Calories: 70 Caffeine: 265mg Sugars: 4g
6. Iced Vanilla Bean Coconutmilk Latte
Vanilla bean powder, coconut milk and ice are shaken together to form the base of this seasonal latte. Shots of espresso poured over top, complete the drink.
While this summertime latte isn’t always listed on the Starbucks menu, I’ve got good news. It’s always available.
This vanilla bean latte is available iced or hot.
Ingredients: Vanilla Bean Powder, Espresso, Coconutmilk, Ice
7. Caffè Vanilla Frappuccino
If you’ve never had a Starbucks Frappuccino blended beverage, then the Vanilla Frappuccino is an excellent option.
With all the flavors of a vanilla latte, this frappuccino is a blend of vanilla bean powder, coffee frappuccino roast and milk. A fluffy topping of whipped cream finishes off this shake-like drink.
Ingredients: Vanilla Bean Powder, Frappuccino Roast, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream
Nutrition: Calories: 400 Caffeine: 95mg Sugars: 64g
8. Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino
Have you ever wondered if there’s caffeine in frappuccinos? The quick answer is some frappuccinos have caffeine, while others don’t.
The Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino is actually a caffeine-free Starbucks drink which makes it a great option for kids.
This blended beverage is a simple mix of vanilla bean, cream and sweeteners that tastes a whole lot like a vanilla milkshake.
Ingredients: Vanilla Bean Powder, Crème Frappuccino Syrup, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream
Nutrition: Calories: 380 Caffeine: 0mg Sugars: 52g
9. Caramel Macchiato
Wondering why a Caramel Macchiato makes the list of Starbucks vanilla drinks?
In fact, the base of this drink is a blend of sweet vanilla syrup, steamed milk and rich espresso. Of course, it’s topped with velvety milk foam and a generous swirl of caramel drizzle.
Ingredients: Vanilla Syrup, Espresso, Steamed 2% Milk & Foam, Caramel Drizzle
Nutrition: Calories: 250 Caffeine: 150mg Sugars: 33g
10. Iced Caramel Macchiato
This top-ranked Starbucks caramel drink, is any icy mixture of vanilla, milk and espresso. Rich, buttery caramel sauce adorns the top in Starbucks signature swirl-like fashion.
If you love this drink as much as I do, here’s how to make an Iced Caramel Macchiato at home.
Ingredients: Vanilla Syrup, 2% Milk, Ice, Espresso, Caramel Drizzle
Nutrition: Calories: 250 Caffeine: 150mg Sugars: 34g
11. London Fog Tea Latte
Citrusy earl grey tea with hints of lavender is served latte-style with steamed milk and vanilla syrup.
The barista has to steep the tea, so make note, this hot London Fog Tea Latte takes a few minutes to make.
Ingredients: Vanilla Syrup, Earl Grey Tea, Steamed 2% Milk & Foam
Nutrition: Calories: 180 Caffeine: 40mg Sugars: 29g
12. Iced London Fog Tea Latte
Starbucks Iced London Fog Tea Latte is a flavorful blend of earl grey tea, milk and ice, sweetened with vanilla syrup.
For extra creaminess and a little more vanilla goodness, order this iced tea latte topped with vanilla sweet cream cold foam.
Ingredients: Vanilla Syrup, Earl Grey Tea, 2% Milk, Ice
Nutrition: Calories: 140 Caffeine: 40mg Sugars: 25g
13. Vanilla Chai Tea Latte
Here’s a twist on the fall-time favorite Chai Tea Latte. Order it hot or iced with vanilla syrup or vanilla bean powder to make it into a Vanilla Chai Tea Latte.
The hints of vanilla perfectly complement all the warm chai spices.
Ingredients: Vanilla Syrup, Chai Tea Concentrate, Steamed 2% Milk & Foam
14. Vanilla Matcha Latte
Looking for new ways to enjoy a classic matcha latte? Why not make it a Vanilla Matcha Latte?
Simply, order a matcha latte with vanilla syrup or vanilla bean powder. This drink is available hot or iced.
Ingredients: Vanilla Syrup, Matcha Powder, Steamed 2% Milk & Foam
15. Vanilla Crème (Steamer)
This Starbucks vanilla drink is steamed vanilla-flavored milk topped with sweetened vanilla whipped cream. Simple and flavorful.
Ingredients: Vanilla Syrup, Steamed 2% Milk, Whipped Cream
Nutrition: Calories: 350 Caffeine: 0mg Sugars: 43g
Questions You May Have
To get a skinny vanilla latte at Starbucks, order it with sugar-free vanilla syrup, non-fat milk.
A blonde vanilla latte is made with lightly roasted coffee beans and has more caffeine than a regular vanilla latte made with Starbucks dark roast espresso.
Starbucks has sugar-free vanilla syrup so any vanilla drink made with syrup can be ordered sugar-free. Sugar-free vanilla frappuccinos are not available.
Any vanilla-flavored espresso drink at Starbucks can be made with decaf espresso. However, iced coffee and cold brew are not available decaffeinated. For example, you can get a decaf iced vanilla latte but not a decaf vanilla sweet cream cold brew.
Any drink at Starbucks, can be made with dairy-free milk alternatives such as soy milk, almondmilk, coconutmilk and oatmilk. However, Starbucks doesn’t guarantee a drink will be dairy-free since equipment may be shared.
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