Whenever I hear the word “vanilla” when talking about Starbucks drinks, I can’t help but think of the Starbucks vanilla latte. Despite being a Starbucks customer for years, I always thought vanilla latte was the only major vanilla drink at the coffeehouse. After several chats with my barista, I recently discovered other vanilla drinks from Starbucks that are delicious. From this article, you’ll learn about tasty Starbucks vanilla drinks that aren’t vanilla latte.
6 Starbucks vanilla latte alternatives
Although the Starbucks vanilla latte is delicious, it can get “boring” after some time and you might find yourself craving a vanilla drink that isn’t a vanilla latte. Some of the best Starbucks vanilla latte alternatives are; Caramel Macchiato, Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino, Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew, Caffé Vanilla Frappuccino, London Fog Tea Latte and Vanilla Crème.
Also available as iced, the Starbucks Caramel Macchiato is prepared with 2% milk, brewed espresso, vanilla syrup and caramel sauce. This is basically like a vanilla latte but with caramel drizzled on top and is sold in four sizes; short, tall, grande and a venti. You can also customize your caramel macchiato by say, asking for blonde espresso shots instead of the dark roast espresso or swapping the whole milk with your favourite milk.
Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino
The vanilla bean crème Frappuccino is prepared with ice, crème Frappuccino syrup, whole milk, vanilla bean powder and whipped cream topping. This frappuccino is available in three sizes; tall, grande and venti. Customisations in this Frappuccino are allowed and also, this drink is caffeine-free. The calories are from 380 to 470 while the sugar amounts are between 52g and 68g.
Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew.
The Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew is prepared with cold brew, ice, vanilla sweet cream and vanilla syrup. The vanilla sweet cream cold brew is sold in four sizes; tall, grande, venti and trenta. The caffeine content in this drink ranges between 145mg of caffeine and 320mg of caffeine. Also, the calories range between 90 and 210 while the sugar levels are from 9g to 26g.
Caffé Vanillla Frappuccino
The Caffé Vanilla Frappuccino is made with whole milk, brewed coffee, ice, coffee Frappuccino syrup, vanilla bean powder and whipped cream topping. The vanilla bean powder adds a unique flavour to this frozen drink that most Starbucks vanilla drinks don’t have. The caffeine amounts range from 65mg of caffeine to 125mg of caffeine. The calories are from 280 to 510 with the sugar levels falling between 43g and 83g.
London Fog Tea Latte.
The London Fog Tea Latte is prepared with vanilla syrup, earl grey tea and 2%milk. The earl grey tea is basically a black tea infused with citrus fruits, bergamot, vanilla syrup and steamed milk. The London Fog Tea Latte can also be customized like switching the whole milk with oat milk. This latte comes in four sizes; short (8fl oz.), tall (12fl oz.), grande (16fl oz.) and venti (24fl oz.). The caffeine amount in all sizes is 40mg of caffeine.
The vanilla crème is under the Steamers category at Starbucks and the ingredients used are vanilla syrup, 2% milk and whipped cream topping. This beverage is sold in four sizes and is caffeine-free, making it perfect for kids. To modify your vanilla crème, you can add caramel drizzle for extra sweetness or strawberry puree of extra flavour.
Although the Starbucks vanilla latte is delicious, the alternative beverages discussed above are equally tasty. So, whenever you’re craving a vanilla-flavoured drink from Starbucks but you’re tired of the Vanilla Latte, you now have six perfect options to choose from.