How to order custom drink on Starbucks app (can you customize your drink on the Starbucks app?)

Do you have a drink order so complicated that you think the Starbucks app won’t be able to complete it? Well, think again because you can. Here is how to order custom drink on Starbucks app.

To customize your drink order on the Starbucks app, simply go on the app, choose a pickup location, go to that store’s menu, choose the drink you like, and proceed to ‘Customizations.’ From there, you can choose from many options, and when you’re satisfied, checkout.

Since I went gluten-free, sugar-free, soy-free, and vegan, ordering my Starbucks order has started to feel like I’m constantly reciting a physics formula. Plus, I always feel like everyone in the Starbucks store, including the barista, are judging me for making the most Gen Z, bougie white girl orders. I was constantly getting embarrassed until I discovered I could easily pre-order my morning coffee on the Starbucks app. Now, all I have to do is pick it up without anyone knowing what I got. If you want to find out how to customize drinks on the app, keep reading.

Can You Order A Customized Drink from The Starbucks App?

Starbucks custom cold drink. Image source: Starbucks

Yes, you can order a customized drink from the Starbucks app. Customization means adding personal add-ins to make the drink unique and perfect for you. I personally think the Starbucks customization option is one of the main reasons the coffee company’s app is as popular as it is. Selecting add-ins is so easy and seamless 👌.

How to Customize Your Drink on The Starbucks App – Step-By-Step Guide

Getting my delicious custom drink is so easy that I’m almost sure I can do it blindfolded. But if you aren’t a pro like me, follow these instructions:

  1. Go on the Starbucks app.
  2. Choose your pickup location.
  3. Select ‘Order.’
  4. From the location’s menu, choose the drink you want.
  5. Click ‘Customize.’
  6. Choose the customizations you want from the options.
  7. Checkout and pay for your drink.
  8. Pick up your order from the appropriate location.

What Are the Customization Options for Your Drink When You Order on The Starbucks App?

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Customization options on the Starbucks app allow patrons to make their drinks as wacky as they want. I add cold foam to everything (even refreshers) because I’m such a cold foam addict 😂. Here are some popular Starbucks selections (they can vary depending on one’s location and the season):




(can come foamed, steamed, hot, or extra hot)

Heavy Cream, Vanilla Sweet Cream, 2% Milk, Nonfat, Breve, Coconut, Almond, Coconut, and Soy


Caramel, Peppermint, Raspberry, Cinnamon Dolce, Hazelnut, Vanilla, Toffeenut, Sugar-Free Vanilla, and Macadamia


Mocha, White Chocolate Mocha, Dark Caramel, and White Chocolate Mint


Caramel Crunch, Chocolate Mint Cookie, Cookie Crumble, and Cinnamon Dolce Sprinkles


Caramel and Mocha

Cold Foam

Chocolate Cream, Cinnamon Sweet Cream, Salted Caramel Sweet Cream, Vanilla Sweet Cream, White Chocolate, and Macadamia Cream


Chocolate Malt and Vanilla Bean


Sugar, Honey, Splenda, Classic Syrup, Cane Sugar Syrup, and Honey Blend


Add espresso shots or request them decaf/half-caff


(for cold drinks)

Peach and Apple

Others Add-Ins

Chai, Cinnamon Powder, Whipped Cream, Ice

What Are Some Customizable Drinks on The Starbucks App?

A variety of Starbucks drink items, from cold to hot drinks, can be customized on the app. The only exceptions would be bottled water, coffee, juices, and milk. Check out some of your customizable options below:

  • Hot Coffees
  • Hot Teas
  • Hot Drinks
  • Frappuccinos
  • Cold Coffees
  • Iced Teas
  • Cold Drinks

FAQ Section

Do you pay extra for customizations when you order on the Starbucks app?

Depending on the customization, it may or may not be charged. For example, whipped cream is free.

Can you add a note to Starbucks app order?

Yes, you can add a note to your Starbucks order on the app in the ‘Order Notes’ section.

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