Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte features Starbucks’ signature blonde brewed espresso, hence why this drink is so strong with high caffeine content. This beverage is among my favorite drinks at the coffee house solely because of its vanilla flavor and how strong it is.
I discovered it through my friend, who is a caffeine addict and loves high-caffeinated drinks like me. I love the energy bust I get after having this drink. My love for this latte pushed me to know its homemade recipe. Continue reading to learn the recipe for this beverage and how to order it at Starbucks.
A brief history of the drink
Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte is a cold and refreshing drink introduced at Starbucks after the launch of the Starbucks blonde espresso roast. This latte features the signature blonde espresso roast, milk, ice, and vanilla syrup. The blonde espresso roast was introduced at the coffee house in 2010. It is brewed under low temperatures to give this drink a higher caffeine content.
Is Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte still available at Starbucks?
Yes, it is. Starbucks still offers the iced blonde vanilla latte since all its ingredients are readily available, and this drink has a large following. You can order this blonde latte via the Starbucks mobile application or visit any Starbucks store near you.
Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte (ingredients, taste, variations, sizes, caffeine, calories, and dairy content)
What’s in a Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte – (ingredients?)
Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte combines brewed espresso, milk, ice, and vanilla syrup. The vanilla syrup used in this drink is a combination of natural flavors, sugar, citric acid, water, and potassium sorbate added to it as a preservative.
- Milk – Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte is made with 2% dairy milk to give it a slightly creamy texture.
- Brewed espresso – Starbucks uses blonde espresso roast to prepare the espresso shots added to this drink; hence this latte is smooth and strong with high caffeine content.
- Vanilla syrup – this latte is made with six pumps of vanilla syrup to give it a bold vanilla taste that balances out the espresso perfectly.
- Last but not least, this drink is refreshing and can be enjoyed on a hot afternoon, thanks to the added ice.
Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte: sizes, nutrition, caffeine, dairy content & Calories
What sizes are available?
The Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte is available in three sizes. A tall, a Grande, and the largest size being a venti (holds 24 ounces of fluid). If you are trying the iced blonde vanilla latte for the first time, consider ordering it in a tall and upgrade to a Grande or Venti if you like.
The Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte is pretty healthy, with relatively low calories across the three sizes. A tall serving of this blonde latte has 140 calories, a Grande has 190 calories, and a Venti has 270 calories (pretty low for such a big serving). The carb content in this beverage is also relatively low; hence it is safe for someone on a weight-loss journey.
Calories from fat
|Nutritional Value (Venti serving)||% Daily Value|
|Total fat 5 grams
Saturated fat 3 grams
Trans fat 0 mg
|Total carbs 45 grams
Dietary fiber 0grams
Sugars 41 grams
|Sodium 130 mg||6%|
|Cholesterol 20 mg||7%|
|Protein 10 grams||–|
Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte has a high caffeine content across all three sizes. A Grande serving of this blonde latte has 170 calories; that is more than enough to give you a burst of energy and keep you active all day. A Venti serving has even more caffeine content, 225 mg of caffeine, and is made with espresso shots. This beverage is quite strong and was created for caffeine addicts.
Starbucks iced blonde latte is made with 2% whole milk. Starbucks uses milk from Dean Foods. This milk gives this drink a slightly creamy texture. However, you can order this beverage with plant-based milk if you don’t do dairy.
So, what does Starbucks’ iced blonde vanilla latte taste like?
Vanilla! If you are a lover of vanilla flavor and have not had this drink, you are missing out on a lot. Since this drink does not combine many flavors, its vanilla taste is bold. This beverage is also smooth as the blonde brewed espresso used to make it is steamed under low temperatures and has a relatively low acidity content.
Additionally, when having this beverage, you will feel some hints of espresso and a creamy texture of milk. It is also sweet, not overly sweet to satisfy someone with a sweet tooth, but it has just the right amount of sweetness as the vanilla syrup used to make it is sweetened.
Ways to customize a Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte at Starbucks – Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte variations
The ability to customize my drinks is among the core reasons I order all my beverages from Starbucks. This mostly comes in handy when I love a beverage but feel one or two things are missing. One of my best variations of the Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte is when the latte is made with classic syrup. If you have ever had this beverage, you will notice it needs some sweetening to make it exceptional. I order it with classic syrup because it not only heightens its sweetness but also enhances this beverage’s general flavor and taste.
Additionally, since I am a vegan, I order this beverage with almond milk. This milk mixes perfectly with the other ingredients to create a delicious drink with a bold vanilla taste, just like regular milk. Therefore, if dairy milk is not your ‘cup of tea, consider ordering this drink with any plant-based milk option available at Starbucks. Starbucks offers a few plant-based milk options like; almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk, and oat milk. Consequently, when you make your beverage with plant-based milk, the number of calories in your drink will reduce significantly.
Another variation of this beverage is ordering it with a topping of your liking to twist its flavor. Some toppings that will fit perfectly well in this drink include; chocolate curl toppings, chestnut praline toppings, hone sugar sprinkles, or cinnamon dolce drizzles.
Lastly, this beverage is quite strong as it has a high amount of caffeine. A Venti serving of this latte has 225 mg of caffeine and is made with three shots of blonde espresso roast. If you find this caffeine content too high, you can customize this drink to reduce its caffeine content by asking your barista to prepare it with two short of blonde espresso or one.
How to make Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte at home – Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte Copycat recipe
Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte Copycat recipe
- Espresso machine
- Brewed espresso
- Vanilla syrup
- The recipe for preparing a version of the Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte is quite simple, and you can do so within a few minutes. First, you must prepare your shots of blonde-brewed espresso using an espresso machine.
- Transfer your espresso shots into a glass over ice and add milk.
- Add vanilla syrup to your beverage, and it is good to go. You can decide to garnish this beverage with any of your favorite toppings or have it like that.
- There are endless ways to customize your Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte at home, but I will mention just a few. First, you can decide to have this drink blended or prepared according to the recipe I have provided above. If you want to try it blended, simply put all the ingredients in a blender and while till they mix consistently.
- To get a latte version that resembles that used at Starbucks, consider getting the blonde brewed espresso that Starbucks uses. You can easily access this espresso on Amazon.
- If you are lactose intolerant or vegan, don’t stress because this latte can be made with any type of milk, including plant-based milk.
- For those with a sweet tooth, you can add sugar or honey to your iced blonde vanilla latte or use classic syrup to heighten the sweetness of this drink.
How to order a Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte
The iced blonde vanilla latte is a staple on Starbucks’ regular menu; hence ordering it is straightforward. Every barista at Starbucks knows this drink’s recipe, which makes ordering it even easier. You can order the iced blonde vanilla latte using either the official Starbucks mobile website or application or by physically visiting a Starbucks store. If you are ordering this latte physically, simply tell your barista to make you an iced blonde vanilla latte, and wait to be served. If ordering it online, simply search for the iced blonde vanilla latte, click on it, customize, input your location and place your order.
How much is the Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte?
The price of the Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte varies depending on the Starbucks location you have visited and which size you want. A Grande serving (carries 16 ounces) should cost you around %5.08.
Is Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte good?
Absolutely delicious with a rich vanilla taste. To be honest, this drink is among the best drinks offered at Starbucks. A latte with a smooth texture and rich vanilla flavor served iced hence a great cool down on a hot afternoon.
Is Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte sweet?
Yes, this drink has the right amount of sweetness. However, if you find it not sweet, you can ask your barista to make it with a sweetener of your preference.
Is Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte vegan?
No, Starbucks’s iced blonde vanilla latte is not vegan since its standard recipe incorporates 2% whole milk. However, you can customize this latte to make it healthy by ordering it with almond milk or any other plant-based milk available at Starbucks.
Is Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte healthy?
Yes, the iced blonde vanilla latte is healthy as it has relatively low calories and carbs in a large serving. A Venti serving of this latte (which holds 24 ounces of fluid) has only 270 calories.
Is Starbucks iced blonde vanilla latte strong?
Very strong! If you want a drink that will make you not even blink an eye the whole day, get a burst of energy and remain overactive the whole day, try out the iced blonde vanilla latte. A Venti serving of this drink has 255 mg of caffeine. Therefore, if you are pregnant or suffer from anxiety, you should consider avoiding this beverage as it will jeopardize your health.