Starbucks Sugar Cookie Syrup first appeared with the seasonal Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Lattes and Frappucinos in 2021. Its fans love it for its unique, not-too-sweet taste.
My friend and I always eagerly wait to sample whatever Starbucks concocts for every season. Last year’s festive season was no different, but when we tried out the sugar cookie syrup, we held divergent opinions. If you are curious to know why read on. In this post, I’ll be sharing what this syrup is and how you can make it at home if you like it without necessarily waiting until its season rolls by. Enjoy!
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Brief History of Starbucks Sugar Cookie Syrup
Starbucks Sugar Cookie Syrup was introduced when Starbucks rolled out its festive season beverages in November 2021. It was introduced as the standard sweetener for the dairy-free Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte that could be served hot or iced, and the Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Frappuccinos, which had both caffeine and caffeine-free versions. It is still a relatively new product, and fans are yet to decide if they like or abhor it.
Is Starbucks Sugar Cookie Syrup still available at Starbucks?
Sugar Cookie is a seasonal syrup that is expected to return with the festive season drinks on November 7.
Where can I buy Starbucks Sugar Cookie Syrup?
Because the Sugar Cookie Flavored Syrup is seasonal, it is not available for sale in Starbucks stores. Fortunately, nearly all Starbucks syrups are available at online retail stores such as Walmart, eBay, and Amazon. You can view it on Amazon here.
Starbucks Sugar Cookie Syrup (Ingredients, taste, calories, name variations)
What’s in the sugar cookie-flavored syrup? According to the Starbucks menu, this syrup is made up of water, sugar, and natural flavor. It is preserved using potassium sorbate, citric acid, and salt.
To make this syrup at home you only need five basic ingredients, which are:
- Almond extract: This is a key ingredient. You need only about a half teaspoon to make 2 cups of syrup. For our home recipe, I used the Watkins Pure Almond Extract that I got from Walmart.
- Vanilla Extract: This is what gives the homemade syrups it amazing scent. It is a good condiment to have in your kitchen. I used the McCormick Non-GMO Vanilla Extract that is gluten-free, although I am sure you can use any other that you like.
- Coconut milk: to get the sugar cookie flavor, I used coconut milk. This is also the liquid base for our at-home syrup. You can also get any unsweetened brand that you like. For this recipe, I used store-bought Thai Kitchen unsweetened coconut milk.
- Coconut sugar or brown sugar: both are equally delicious. I opted to use brown sugar because it was readily available, and I considered we already had enough coconut flavor from the milk base.
- Salt: in this case, salt acts as a flavor enhancer. Its role is to make the syrup’s sweet taste stand out and also balance the ingredients’ tastes. Normal kitchen salt will do.
In a pump, Starbucks sugar cookie syrup has about 20 calories and 5 grams of sugar. It is not at all nutritious, and you’ll need to reduce the number of pumps if you are watching your sugar intake.
- So, what does Starbucks Sugar Cookie-flavored Syrup taste like?
Starbucks sugar cookie syrup has a sugary buttery taste. I could also taste hints of vanilla. It leaves an aftertaste, especially when taken in an iced drink.
- Drinks that use Starbucks Sugar Cookie Syrup.
After you have made your sugar cookie syrup, the next step is to try it out. Get inspired by Starbucks beverages that pair well with this syrup, which include:
- Iced or hot Sugar Cookie Latte made with Blonde Espresso, almond milk, sugar cookie syrup, and topped with green and red cookie sprinkles;
- Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Frappuccino, with caffeine or crème.
You can replace the almond milk with oatmilk or soymilk for different, delicious tastes.
Starbucks Sugar Cookie Syrup: Other names
This syrup, being so new, does not have other names and is yet to gain any nicknames. If and when it does, we’ll make sure to let you know.
How to make Starbucks Sugar Cookie Syrup at home: Starbucks Sugar Cookie Syrup Copycat Recipe
Starbucks Sugar Cookie Syrup Copycat Recipe
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoon
- Glass storage jar (that can hold 2 cups of liquid), with lid.
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup brown or coconut sugar
- 1 coconut milk can (14 oz)
- Pour the coconut milk and the brown sugar into the saucepan. Whisk and bring the mixture to a boil. Do not let it boil over.
- Simmer for 15 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally, without covering.
- Take the pan off the heat and stir in the almond extract, vanilla extract, and salt. Use a whisk to mix everything thoroughly.
- Allow the mixture to cool down before transferring it into the storage jar and covering it tightly.
- Refrigerate and use as needed.
- Can keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- If the syrup hardens due to the coconut milk, simply place the jar in warm water to loosen it up.
- Almond extract is a critical part of the recipe. Do not skip it.
- You can add ½ teaspoon of unsalted butter for a richer taste, but if you do your syrup will no longer be dairy-free.
Is Starbucks Sugar Cookie syrup vegan?
Yes, the Starbucks Sugar Cookie syrup is vegan.
Is Starbucks Sugar Cookie syrup gluten-free?
Yes, Starbucks Sugar Cookie syrup is gluten-free.
How much is Starbucks Sugar Cookie syrup?
The 1-liter bottle of Starbucks sugar cookie syrup is currently priced at $60 on eBay, $100 on Amazon, and $127.99 at Walmart.
Is Starbucks sugar cookie syrup available at Starbucks all year round?
No, Starbucks sugar cookie syrup is a seasonal syrup only available when Starbucks offers festive season beverages.
Is Starbucks Sugar Cookie syrup healthy?
Starbucks sugar cookie syrup is not healthy. It is high in sugar and does not contain any significant amounts of nutrients necessary for a healthy diet.
Is Starbucks Sugar Cookie syrup good?
Starbucks Sugar Cookie syrup tastes good and is not overly sweet compared to many syrups.
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.
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