The 8 Best Almond Milk Drinks At Starbucks

For many people, their morning latte or iced coffee is something they look forward to. However, for those who have lactose intolerance or allergy, this can be a difficult thing to deal with.

Starbucks, therefore, offers a wide range of milk alternatives, with the most common being almond milk, oat milk, and coconut milk.

In this article, we are going to look at our top picks of almond milk drinks at Starbucks to help you work out which drink to order next time you are at Starbucks. All of these drinks use almond milk instead of other milk options.

Overview of 8 Almond Milk Drinks at Starbucks

  1. Cappuccino with Almond Milk
  2. Honey Almond Milk Flat White
  3. Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte
  4. Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Frappuccino Blended Beverage
  5. Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Crème Frappuccino Blended Beverage
  6. Iced Chocolate Almond Milk Shaken Espresso
  7. Iced Honey Almond Milk Flat White
  8. Iced Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte

The Best Almond Milk Drinks at Starbucks

1. Hot Cappuccino with Almond Milk

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Starbucks makes their cappuccinos with 2 shots of their Signature Espresso Roast, although customers can decide to change the number of shots, or the type of espresso roast option used. Almond milk is steamed and added to the espresso, with foam being added toward the end to create a fluffy and classic cappuccino.

A double-shot cappuccino contains 150 mg of caffeine which comes from the brewed espresso. Almond milk will cut the bitter quality of the espresso, making it more palatable for some individuals, and will add a light sweetness and nutty element to the coffee.

Cappuccinos are among the most popular coffee orders so making it accessible for those who cannot drink dairy or prefer an alternative is a clever decision by Starbucks.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional information: This cappuccino contains 140 calories per Grande serving, 12 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of fat. Depending on whether the order is larger or smaller than a Grande, the nutritional information could change.
  • Size options: Short (8 ounces), Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (20 ounces).
  • Customizations available: Customers can customize the type of milk, the flavoring (including caramel or brown sugar), which topping they would like, and whether sweetener is used in the beverage while brewing.

2. Honey Almond Milk Flat White

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A flat white is a strong coffee beverage made with espresso and steamed milk. With a bitter and strong coffee taste, this drink is best suited for those who want to taste the espresso that has been brewed. However, for a slight twist on this espresso drink, Starbucks has produced a Honey Almond Milk Flat White.

This drink is made with 2 shots of espresso with a Ristretto pull, 3 pumps of Honey Blend, and steamed almond milk. The honey blend sweetener and almond milk cut the bitterness of the flat white while maintaining the underlying notes of the espresso blend.

Other espresso options include Blonde Espresso, Decaf, 1/3 Decaf, ½ Decaf, and 2/3 Decaf.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional information: Given that flat whites are primarily espresso and milk, this is a somewhat low-calorie drink option. Contained in this coffee are 120 calories, 18 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of fat per Grande serving.
  • Size options: Short (8 ounces), Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (20 ounces).
  • Customizations available: customers can customize the type of milk used, additional flavorings or toppings they may prefer, the type of sweetener used, and the number of shots added to their flat white.
sugar cookie almond milk latte
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Lattes are a type of coffee that is made with shots of espresso and steamed milk. Among the most popular option, this drink is slightly more tolerable for those who do not like a strong coffee taste as it is made with a ratio of 1 part espresso to 2 parts steamed milk.

Starbucks makes this Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte with 2 shots of espresso which is added to steamed almond milk. Next, 4 pumps of Sugar Cookie Syrup are added to give the beverage that sweet and cozy taste.

Finally, it is topped with red and green sprinkles to create a visually festive element to the hot drink.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional information: Using a Grande cup as a basis, this latte contains 180 calories per serving, 27 grams of sugar, and 6 grams of fat. The sugar and fat are attributed to the almond milk and the sugar cookie syrup.
  • Size options: Short (8 ounces), Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (20 ounces). Depending on the cup size, the nutritional information may adjust slightly.
  • Customizations available: Customers can customize the type of milk used and the preparation of the milk, which flavorings are added to the drink, the type of toppings added, and the number of shots used in the drink.
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A Frappuccino is a blended beverage made with ice, flavoring, and coffee or crème. It has a similar consistency to slush or thick milkshake and takes on the flavor of whichever syrup has been added to it.

For this Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Frappuccino, Starbucks combines almond milk, 3 pumps of Frappuccino Roast, 2 pumps of Sugar Cookie syrup, and ice into a blender. The cup is prepared with a slight drizzle of syrup, after which the blended drink is poured in.

Finally, it is topped with whipped cream and red and green sprinkles to create a festive drink. The drink can be further customized with different flavors and different blend options including the number of pumps of the roast.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional information: Given the almond milk and sugar cookie syrup, it can be expected that this drink contains more calories than your average coffee order. Contained in this drink are 370 calories per Grande serving, 58 grams of sugar, and 13 grams of fat.
  • Size options: Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (24 ounces). Depending on the size of the beverage, nutritional information could change.
  • Customizations available: Customers can customize the type of milk used in this drink, the espresso and shot options, the number, and type of blended roast, the flavoring added, and which toppings decorate the final Frappuccino.
sugar cookie almond milk creme frappuccino
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Starbucks’ Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Crème Frappuccino has been made with a crème base, ice, almond milk, and sugar cookie flavoring.

This is blended to combine the ingredients, after which it is poured into the correct cup size. Whipped cream is added on top, after which red and green sprinkles are lightly added.

This drink can be further customized by adding espresso shots to it, with affogato-style shots, and various espresso roast options available. The crème base is made with almond milk to make this a safe option for those with lactose intolerance.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional information: Contained in this Frappuccino is 310 calories per Grande serving (16 ounces), 43 grams of sugar, and 14 grams of fat. If the size of the cup changes, these numbers may change accordingly.
  • Size options: Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (24 ounces).
  • Customizations available: Customers can customize the toppings added once the drink is completed, whether sweeteners are used, the flavoring options (including brown sugar and praline), and the number of pumps of flavoring added.

6. Iced Chocolate Almond Milk Shaken Espresso

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A shaken espresso is made similarly to a cocktail, with the ingredients combined in a cocktail shaker. This process leads to a drink with lower acidity, a smooth flavor, and a creamier feel on the tongue.

This Iced Chocolate Almond Milk Shaken Espresso is made by combining almond milk, 3 shots of Starbucks’ Blonde Espresso Roast, and chocolate malt powder in a cocktail shaker.

The ingredients are combined and poured into your chosen cup, with the final taste being a mixture of light espresso and rich chocolate malt.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional information: This Shaken Espresso has a lower calorie content than other beverages on this list, with 110 calories per serving, 16 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of fat based on a Grande cup size.
  • Size options: Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (24 ounces). Nutritional information is likely to change depending on the serving size.
  • Customizations available: customers can customize the type of milk used (including oat or coconut milk), which flavorings or toppings to add, the preparation method, and espresso shot options.

7. Iced Honey Almond Milk Flat White

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An iced flat white combines the strong coffee flavor and the cool quality of ice to make a drink suitable for a hot day. Iced coffee options allow customers to enjoy their favorite beverage and get their daily caffeine kick on even the hottest days.

Starbucks makes their Iced Honey Almond Milk Flat White with 3 pumps of Honey Blend sweetener, and 2 Ristretto shots of espresso, ice, and almond milk. The ingredients are combined and added to your chosen cup.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional information: Contained in this drink is 140 calories per serving, 22 grams of sugar, and 3,5 grams of fat. This is a low-fat option that is suitable for those wanting a light coffee taste while maintaining the caffeine content.
  • Size options: An iced Flat White is available in Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (24 ounces). A Grande serving has been used for nutritional information.
  • Customizations available: Customers can customize the number and pull of espresso shots, the type of sweetener used, and additional flavorings they would like to add.
iced sugar cookie almond milk latte
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For some coffee drinkers, the bitter taste of the espresso is what draws them in. however, some coffee drinkers want the caffeine boost that comes with a latte, without tasting the espresso.

This is where flavored lattes are preferred, with this iced latte having a sweet flavor of sugar cookies and light almond notes.

Starbucks makes their Iced Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte by combining 2 shots of espresso (with espresso roast options available), almond milk, 4 pumps of Sugar Cookie syrup, and ice into a customer’s chosen cup.

Once the ingredients have been combined, it is topped with red and green sprinkles to create a pleasant visual element to the drink.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional information: Based on a Grande serving size (16 ounces), this drink contains 150 calories, 25 grams of sugar, and 3,5 grams of fat. If the cup size changes, the nutritional information will change accordingly.
  • Size options: This Iced Latte is available in Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (24 ounces).
  • Customizations available: Customers can customize the type of milk used (with coconut and oat milk being other alternatives), the flavoring added, the number of shots included in the drink, and which topping to finish the drink with.