Are you vegan, lactose intolerant, looking to live a healthier lifestyle but love your coffee with whipped cream? You must be wondering, does Starbucks have dairy-free whipped cream. Look no further, this article will inform you more about that.
I am both a coffee-lover and sweet tooth. I have always enjoyed having my coffee with a dollop of whipped cream at the top. Recently, I had been having digestive issues, and after a visit to the doctor, I was declared lactose-intolerant. This meant that I had to cut out all dairy in my diet, including in my coffee. I pass by Starbucks almost every day while heading to work, therefore I was hoping that they had dairy-free coffee options. To my surprise, they not only had dairy-free coffee options but also dairy-free whipped cream.
What kind of dairy-free whipped cream does Starbucks use?
In September 2021, Starbucks piloted a vegan whipped cream made from an unlikely source – lentils. This was piloted for the first time in the US.
There have been dairy-free whipped cream options available in UK locations but made of soy instead of lentils.
Where can I find the Starbucks dairy-free whipped cream?
Since the whipped cream is still in its piloting stage, it can only be found in two Starbucks locations within Seattle in the US. The first is at 1350 156th Ave. NE in Bellevue, WA 98007, and another location that Starbucks is keeping undisclosed.
Within the UK, dairy-free whipped cream, made with soy has been available in all UK locations for over a year.
How can I order dairy-free whipping cream?
As said before, if you live within the US, dairy-free whipped cream can only be found in the Seattle location shown above. It can be ordered alongside any beverage options as a topping.
Why did Starbucks begin serving dairy-free whipped cream?
Starbucks committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 50% in 2030, of which 21% is contributed by dairy. The rest comes from greenhouse emissions, water usage, and waste production.
By introducing more plant-based and dairy-free options, their dairy carbon footprint percentage will be significantly reduced and they will meet the demand of vegan, and plant-based diet customers.
Starbucks has dairy-free milk alternatives, including soy, coconut, and almond. In March 2021, they added oat milk to their menu. It was featured in the iced brown sugar shaken oat milk espresso, and it became so popular, that some locations reported experiencing oat milk shortages. This may have been a significant reason to include more dairy-free options, hence the dairy-free whipped cream was introduced.
Does Starbucks dairy-free whipped cream have sugar?
No, it has 0 grams of added sugar.
How many calories is Starbucks dairy-free whipping cream?
Since it is still in its piloting and testing stages, this information has not been disclosed.
Is Starbucks dairy-free whipped cream vegan?
Yes. It is made of lentils which is a plant-based, vegan ingredient.