Among the most popular hot beverages at Starbucks is the Almond Milk Honey Flat White. So, what is in the Almond Milk Honey Flat White at Starbucks?
The Starbucks Almond Milk Honey Flat White is prepared with almond milk honey blend and brewed espresso. My husband and I love a hot cup of Starbucks Almond Milk Honey Flat White during the cold winter evenings. However, sometimes, we just don’t feel like making trips to Starbucks for this beverage. So, I decided to research how I can replicate the Starbucks almond milk flat white at home and while at it, I also investigated the contents of this drink and its nutritional values. I have shared everything I found out in this article, so keep reading to learn more.
What is in the Starbucks almond milk honey flat white?
The Starbucks almond milk honey flat white is prepared with almond milk, brewed espresso and honey blend. Starbucks almond milk has almonds, filtered water, sunflower lecithin, sugar, guar gum, calcium carbonate, sea salt, xanthan gum, vitamin D2 and vitamin A palmitate.
The brewed espresso used to prepare the almond milk honey flat white is made from 100% Arabica coffee beans. The customer gets to choose the roast they’d like in their flat white.
The honey blend used is made of honey, natural flavours, xanthan gum, water, potassium sorbate and citric acid.
How do you make a Starbucks almond milk honey flat white?
To prepare the Starbucks almond milk honey flat white at home you’ll need the following ingredients; 1 ½ teaspoon of honey, 4 ounces of almond milk and 2 shots or 2 ounces of brewed espresso.
To prepare this flat white, follow the following directions;
Steam the almond milk and froth it, but do not overdo it. Then, pour the honey into a coffee cup, add your espresso and stir until the honey dissolves perfectly. Pour the steamed and lightly frothed almond milk into the coffee cup and finally, top the flat white with some almond milk foam and enjoy your hot cup of almond milk honey flat white. This recipe produces 1 serving and it takes a maximum of 10 minutes to prepare if you already have all the ingredients ready.
For your flavour to match that of Starbucks, use the Starbucks Blonde Espresso roast coffee when preparing your espresso. Also, note that you can use instant espresso powder for this recipe, however, be sure to reduce the amount of water slightly when preparing the espresso.
When frothing your almond milk, know that microfoam is the secret to a good flat white and to make microfoam, you require a proper steam wand. However, if you have a home espresso maker, you can prepare microfoam with the following steps;
First, clean the steam wand by turning on the steam for about 2 seconds then, fill the steaming pitcher with almond milk just below the spout and bring the steaming pitcher up to the steam wand.
Start the steam and adjust the depth of the wand to a point where you’ll hear the wand producing a soft hissing sound. Continue steaming the milk while swirling the steaming pitcher thoroughly to dissolve any large bubbles. Finally, let the foam settle for about one minute and then pour.
Although not common, you can also make an iced version by letting your espresso sit in the refrigerator in advance, for some minutes, before carrying on with the recipe. It is crucial to know that adding ice cubes to the espresso to cool it will ruin the espresso’s flavour and dilute it. Letting the espresso sit in the fridge for some time is the best way to prepare an iced espresso while maintaining its rich flavours. Proceed to combine the chilled espresso with honey and almond milk in a glass and then top off with microfoam or whipped cream if you’d like and enjoy!
Remember that you can customize this beverage the way you like by using whichever milk you enjoy the most and for the most authentic Starbucks experience, use Starbucks coffee.
What does the Starbucks almond milk honey flat white taste like?
The Starbucks almond milk honey flat white is sweet, delicious, creamy, rich and lightly nutty. The sweetness is however balanced with the intense coffee flavours.
How do you order the almond milk honey flat white at Starbucks?
To order the Starbucks almond milk honey flat white at the store, simply ask the barista for an “Almond milk honey flat white” and mention the size, followed by any customization you want. The sizes offered for this beverage are; short (8fl oz.), tall (12fl oz.), grande (16fl oz.) and venti (20fl oz.). To customize, let the barista know the number of honey blend pumps you want, the kind of roast you’d like for the espresso used and the number of espresso shots you want.
What is the nutritional value of Starbucks almond milk honey flat white?
The Starbucks almond milk honey flat white in the grande size has the following nutritional values; Calories – 170, calories from fat – 50, total fat – 5g (6% of the required % daily value), saturated fat – 0g, trans fat – 0g, cholesterol – 0mg, sodium – 135mg (6% of the required % daily value), total carbs – 30g (11% of the required % daily value), dietary fibre – 1g (4% of the required % daily value), sugars – 24g, protein – 3g and caffeine – 225mg. These values are based on a 2000 caloric diet.
Is almond milk honey flat white healthy?
The Starbucks almond milk honey flat white isn’t the healthiest beverage you can get at Starbucks. The grande (16fl oz.) serving, for instance, has 170 calories, 24g of sugar, 30g of total carbs, 50 calories from fat and only 1g of dietary fibre. Consuming the Starbucks almond milk honey flat white once in a while in regular sizes is completely fine.
How much caffeine is in the Starbucks flat white honey almond milk?
The amount of caffeine in the Starbucks flat white honey almond milk depends on the size of the beverage and the number of espresso shots used in the beverage. Typically, a short (8fl oz.) and a tall (12fl oz.) Starbucks flat white honey almond milk has 2 shots of espresso which is 150mg of caffeine. The grande (16fl oz.) and the venti (20fl oz.) size Starbucks flat white honey almond milk have 3 shots of espresso which is 225mg of caffeine.
Is the honey almond milk flat white sweet?
Yes. The Starbucks almond milk honey flat white is on the sweeter side due to the honey blend used. However, the coffee flavours from the espresso balance this sweetness.
Does Starbucks use sweetened or unsweetened almond milk?
The almond milk that Starbucks uses is sweetened as it has sugar as one of its contents.
Is a flat white healthier than a latte?
This depends on the specific ingredients used like milk and sweeteners. Flat whites are typically made with almond milk while lattes are made with 2% milk which makes flat whites healthier, as they have fewer calories, less fat and less sugar.However, both flat whites and lattes can be healthy or unhealthy depending on the ingredients used and the customizations made.