The rate at which Starbucks Frappuccinos are being hyped is bound to prick your curiosity and have you spend your last dollars on them. So, what if you are on a gluten-free diet? Are Starbucks frappuccinos gluten-free?
Yes, Starbucks Frappuccino are gluten-free. Both Starbucks crème and coffee-based frappuccinos can be ordered gluten-free. This is as long as you steer clear of inclusions that may contain gluten. This first came to my knowledge when I was offered an internship at my workplace. Since there was not much work to do then, I took up the job of getting my coworkers coffee. One of them was celiac so after having a chat with the barista I figured there was a variety of Frappucinos he could enjoy despite his diet. So, whether or not on a diet, anyone can enjoy a Frappuccino.
Coconut Mocha Frappuccino
Coconut Mocha Frappuccino is so good that Starbucks had to bring it back after discontinuing it. It is among the drinks that keep customers coming back to the store. According to the company’s website, this delicacy is made with its signature Frappuccino roast coffee, coconut syrup, milk, mocha sauce, and ice and is topped with chocolate drizzle, toasted coconut flakes, and whipped cream. These ingredients are all gluten-free which means after the blending you will have yourself a deliciously handcrafted gluten-free beverage.
To order this drink there are tips recommended by the baristas. First, you order your preferred milk type, coconut milk, soy milk, or nonfat milk. For a healthier option, you request a sugar-free syrup and little whipped cream. For those who like to go big, avoid caramel drizzle since some contain gluten.
Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino
This refreshing drink doesn’t need much introduction. It doesn’t get too much fuss but that is just because it is perfect and there is no debate about it. The ingredients used to make it are milk, coffee Frappuccino syrup, mocha sauce, peppermint syrup, and ice, and is topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate curls. The chocolate curls are not included in some stores but that does not take away the drink’s revitalizing flavor.
To order this drink, you first select your milk choice, preferably nonfat milk, then you order 2 pumps of peppermint syrup and mocha sauce. Request minimal whipped cream and any other flavors. Peppermint mocha is pretty easy to order since all its ingredients are gluten-free. There is however the risk of cross-contamination but it rarely happens.
White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
No coffee blend is good enough to beat white chocolate mocha Frappuccino. Maybe a beverage that blends one of the ingredients could stand a chance but beat it? Never happening. This drink combines chocolate and coffee so if you love these two separately, imagine having a whipped-up cup of both of them. The ingredients in the drink are coffee Frappuccino syrup, milk, coffee, white chocolate mocha sauce, ice, and whipped cream.
To order this drink, specify to the barista the number of pumps that will balance out the drink and give you the right flavor of every ingredient. White chocolate mocha sauce always goes with a lot of Starbucks syrups so you can add any gluten-free syrup to make your cup tastier.
Mocha Frappuccino is a fun way to have a sweet-tasting iced coffee without many complex ingredients. It is a smooth drink that suits a gluten-free diet. The ingredients used are milk, coffee Frappuccino base syrup, mocha sauce, coffee, and ice, and is topped with whipped cream. There is no wheat or grain with gluten that is used so when making it so it is safe for a gluten-free dieter.
However, the equipment used is not always cleaned in between making different drinks so there is the risk of cross-contamination. To avert this, you can go for bottled mocha Frappuccino which is less likely to be contaminated.
To order this drink, you first order a milk type, either nonfat, coconut, soy, or whole milk. You can then request additional flavors that complement the mocha sauce. Starbucks also recommends having a hot espresso shot poured over the top of the drink to have it affogato-style.
Café Vanilla Frappuccino
The first thing that comes to mind where vanilla is involved is subtle. It is a flavor that whoever does not like, does so just out of having several other options to pick from and feeling like breaking the monotony. At least that is the case for most people. Café Vanilla Frappuccino is made with coffee Frappuccino syrup, milk, ice, vanilla bean powder, coffee, and whipped cream. In case you were wondering, vanilla beans are gluten-free which guarantees you a safe, happiness-inducing cup of Frappuccino.
Since Starbucks does not give assurance that the drinks aren’t cross-contaminated, the best way to avoid any risks is to order bottled café vanilla Frappuccino instead of handcrafted ones. If otherwise, you should mention to the barista that you want it gluten-free so that they can avoid using contaminated equipment.
Whatever makes the customer happy is what Starbucks always delivers. There is no Frappuccino as simple as coffee Frappuccino and it is for anyone who craves a simple blend of coffee milk and ice. This original Frappuccino is the mother of frappuccinos and gives anybody, including gluten-free dieters a caffeine boost that lasts you the rest of the day. It is made with coffee Frappuccino syrup, coffee, milk, and ice. These simple ingredients can be used to make a homemade coffee Frappuccino that tastes just as good.
It is also one of the drinks at Starbucks that you can flip into a whole other drink if the taste does not please you or you change your mind to something more adventurous. With the right customizations, you can change it to any other frappuccinos that you desire.
Due to its simplicity, this drink leaves plenty of room for customization. When ordering it, avoid inclusions with gluten, and just to be sure, confirm with the barista before selecting any add-ins.
Chocolate Frappuccino or double chocolaty chip crème Frappuccino is a fun drink from the looks to the taste. A perfectly whipped-up cup of this beverage contains crème Frappuccino syrup, milk, ice, mocha sauce, and Frappuccino chips topped with whipped cream and mocha drizzle. This drink tops the charts together with refreshers to give you the perfect Insta-worthy pictures. If you wonder what Java Chip Frappuccino tastes like, this is it, so you don’t have to worry about missing any flavors. Though the java chop frappucinos contain gluten, chocolate frappuccinos are gluten-free and serve the same delicious taste.
To order this drink, you simply mention the name to the baristas and specify the number of pumps of crème Frappuccino syrup and mocha sauce you want. Since this drink is already packed with loads of calories you can order healthier options by minimizing the amount of each inclusion and choosing nonfat milk.
Anyone with a sweet tooth has all the reasons to thank Starbucks for this drink. It has the sweetness of caramel and the taste of coffee is not as prominent as with other rinks. Caramel Frappuccino is made with coffee, caramel syrup, caramel sauce, milk, ice, coffee Frappuccino syrup, and whipped cream. It falls among Starbucks Affogato-style drinks that are made better by adding extra drizzles of espresso on top of the finished cup.
Since this drink can be too sweet for some people, when ordering it, you should ask the barista to reduce the caramel sauce and syrup. You should also go for a bottled caramel Frappuccino instead of the handcrafted one to ensure no exposure to gluten.
Vanilla bean crème Frappuccino, also simply referred to as vanilla Frappuccino is made with crème Frappuccino syrup, ice, milk, whipped cream, and vanilla bean powder. It is a great option for anyone who is taking a break from coffee since it is crème based. This drink has a mellow and creamy taste that keeps you wanting more. The vanilla bean is gluten-free and not many inclusions can be added to this drink to make it unhealthy for a gluten-free dieter.
To order this drink, you simply mention it to the barista and stick to as few add-ins as possible since they might take away the vanilla flavor.
Can people with celiac go to Starbucks?
Yes they can, Starbucks has a variety of drinks that are gluten-free and safe to be taken by people with celiac.
Can I order the double chocolatey chip Frappuccino gluten-free?
You cannot be 100% certain that it is gluten-free since there are cookie crumbs inclusions and the equipment used might be cross-contaminated. So no, unless completely certain, you should not order it.
Do Starbucks gluten-free frappes contain caffeine?
There are coffee-based frappucinos that contain caffeine and crème based that are caffeine-free.
Kai Jordan worked as a Certified Nutrition Specialist and now a food critic whose main objective is to provide consumers with as much information as they need to make the right choices concerning foods and drinks. Jordan is passionate about helping the public reach their health-related goals but also keen on reviewing foods and drinks offered by some of the famous restaurants the likes of Starbucks.
Kai has therefore created well-researched and comprehensive excerpts regarding the services and products offered by the giant restaurant chain. And which can be retrieved from Starbmag.com, apart from talking writing, and dealing with food Kai loves also to Kayak. You can read more about me on the about us page.