The 8 Best Brown Sugar Starbucks Drinks

Brown Sugar is a sweet syrup that can help elevate most espresso-based drinks at Starbucks. Starbucks has a wide variety of espresso drinks which can be improved and elevated by adding Brown Sugar syrup. This includes Starbucks hot drinks, Frappuccino, and iced coffee, all of which will be looked at.

The recommended amount of syrup is 2 pumps, which is not enough to overpower the bitter caffeine notes.

In this article, we are going to look at our top picks of brown sugar Starbucks drinks to inspire you to try something different or experiment with the syrup flavoring in your favorite coffee.

Overview of Top 8 Brown Sugar Starbucks Drinks

  1. Brown Sugar Cappuccino
  2. Brown Sugar Flat White
  3. Brown Sugar and Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
  4. Brown Sugar Caffè Mocha
  5. Brown Sugar Caffè Latte
  6. Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso
  7. Brown Sugar Espresso Frappuccino Blended Beverage
  8. Brown Sugar Almond Milk Crème Frappuccino Blended Beverage

The Best Brown Sugar Starbucks Drinks

1. Brown Sugar Cappuccino

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Cappuccinos are a classic coffee order and are made by combining espresso shots with steamed milk. Foam is then added to the top to give it the signature cappuccino look and to break up the bitterness of the coffee. To further mellow the drink, brown sugar syrup can be added to bring light sweetness to the cappuccino.

Customers can do this by ordering a classic cappuccino with 2 extra shots of brown sugar. This will result in a lightly sweet and smooth coffee while maintaining the light espresso taste for those who prefer to taste the coffee.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional Information: A classic cappuccino contains 140 calories per Grande serving, 12 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of fat. By adding extra syrup, this information will change.
  • Customizations: Customers can change the type of milk used, the number of shots of espresso as well as the espresso roast. Finally, customers can order extra flavoring to suit their palate.
  • Cup Size Options: Cappuccinos are available in Short (8 ounces), Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (20 ounces).

2. Brown Sugar Flat White

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A flat white is a type of coffee made using espresso shots and steamed milk. There is not a brown sugar flat white on the menu, but customers can add extra brown sugar syrup to the classic Flat White to cut the bitterness of the espresso with the sweet notes of brown sugar.

Starbucks prepares its flat whites by combining steamed whole milk with 3 Ristretto shots of their Signature Espresso Blend. During this process, additional flavorings can be added which is the step at which the brown sugar syrup will be mixed into the coffee.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional Information: A classic Flat White contains 220 calories per Grande serving, 17 grams of sugar, and 11 grams of fat. By adding brown sugar syrup, this information will change.
  • Customizations: Customers have the option to customize the number of shots of espresso in their drink, the type of shot pull, and the roast used. Additionally, flavorings can be added or removed, and the type of milk can be altered to various dairy and dairy alternatives.
  • Cup Size Options: Hot flat whites are available in Short (8 ounces), Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (20 ounces).

3. Brown Sugar and Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

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Cold brew is made by steeping coffee grounds in cold or room-temperature water overnight. This results in a strong and bitter coffee drink, with a higher caffeine content than most brewed coffees. The final drink has a strong taste of coffee that is settled by the sweeter notes of vanilla and brown sugar.

Although Starbucks does not have a Brown Sugar variation available, customers can customize a Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew to their tastes. This beverage is made by combining 2 pumps of brown sugar syrup, 2 pumps of vanilla syrup, ice, a splash of vanilla sweet cream, and cold brew.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional Information: A classic vanilla cold brew contains 110 calories per Grande serving, 14 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of fat. The additional brown sugar syrup will alter this information as it does contain calories.
  • Customizations: Customers can change the flavored syrups in the beverage to suit their needs, add their preferred toppings, and change the type of creamer used in the cold brew (with nonfat milk and dairy alternatives available).
  • Cup Size Options: A cold brew can be ordered in Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), Venti (24 ounces), and Trenta (30 ounces).

4. Brown Sugar Caffè Mocha

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Although Starbucks does not have a Brown Sugar Caffè Mocha on the menu, customers can customize a classic Caffè Mocha by adding brown sugar syrup as it is being made. This is an ideal drink for someone wanting the rich notes of chocolate, caffeine from the espresso, and light sweetness from the brown sugar.

As is, Starbucks prepares this drink by combining steamed, 2% milk, 4 pumps of mocha sauce, and 2 shots of their Signature Espresso Roast and mixing. During this process, customers should ask for 2 pumps of brown sugar syrup to combine into their drink. The beverage is then poured into a customer’s preferred cup and then topped with whipped cream.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional Information: A basic Caffè Mocha contains 370 calories per Grande serving, 35 grams of sugar, and 15 grams of fat. Extra Brown Sugar syrup will cause this nutritional information to adjust.
  • Customizations: Customers have the option to customize the type of milk used in the beverage (with non-dairy alternatives available), the number of pumps of mocha and other favored syrups, and the number of espresso shots added to their drink.
  • Cup Size Options: Caffè Mochas are available in Short (8 ounces), Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (20 ounces). Different cup sizes will have different nutritional information.

5. Brown Sugar Caffè Latte

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Starbucks prepares a basic Caffè Latte by combining 2 shots of their Signature Espresso Roast with 2% steamed milk. The milk foam from this is then added to the top of the cup to create the signature look of a Caffe Latte. To add the brown sugar notes to this hot beverage, order an additional 2 pumps of Brown Sugar Syrup.

The brown sugar syrup will add a light sweetness to your beverage which will help cut the acidic and bitter notes of the espresso. This drink can be made by ordering a Caffè Latte and adding the flavor syrup after.

Quick Facts:

  • Nutritional Information: A basic Caffè Latte contains 190 calories per Grande serving, 18 grams of sugar, and 7 grams of fat. By adding Brown Sugar syrup, this nutritional information will change.
  • Customizations: Customers have the option to customize the number of espresso shots and the type of espresso roast used. Additionally, whether there is a sweetener in your beverage, the type of topping added, the type of milk used, and the additional flavoring can be altered.
  • Cup Size Options: Caffè Lattes can be ordered in Short (8 ounces), Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (20 ounces). Different cup sizes will affect the nutritional information.

6. Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso

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A shaken espresso at Starbucks is made by combining the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and mixing them that way. This leads to a full and creamy taste, with little acidity that is suitable for most coffee drinkers. An Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso is a cool and sweet drink to give you a caffeine boost.

Starbucks prepares this drink by combining oat milk, 4 pumps of brown sugar syrup, ice, and 3 shots of espresso. This mixture is then shaken to combine the ingredients, after which it is decanted into the customer’s chosen cup.

Finally, it is topped with cinnamon powder to complement the brown sugar notes.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional Information: Contained in this Shaken Espresso are 120 calories per Grande serving, 12 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of fat. This is a low-fat drink option for someone wanting a sweet and espresso-tasting drink.
  • Customizations: Customers can customize the number of shots included in their beverage, which toppings they would prefer (including sprinkles, cold foam, and drizzle), the type of milk used, and the number of flavor pumps added.
  • Cup Size Options: A Shaken Espresso can be bought in Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (24 ounces). Nutritional information will differ between serving sizes.

7. Brown Sugar Espresso Frappuccino Blended Beverage

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A Frappuccino is a blended drink that is made with flavoring, espresso, and ice as the base ingredients. They can then be customized by customers by adding extra flavoring or adding a topping to the final drink.

Starbucks prepares the base Frappuccino by combining whole milk, 1 shot of espresso, and 3 pumps of Frappuccino roast in a blender.

To add the brown sugar element, ask for 3 extra pumps of Brown Sugar syrup to be added before blending. It is then decanted into your chosen cup size as a Brown Sugar Espresso Frappuccino.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional Information: This blended beverage contains 210 calories for a simple Frappuccino, 42 grams of sugar, and 2,5 grams of fat. Brown Sugar syrup will alter this information as it is not included in the initial information.
  • Customizations: Customers can customize this Frappuccino by changing the type of milk (including coconut and oat milk), the number of espresso shots included, and the number of pumps of blended roasts and flavorings. Additionally, toppings and sweeteners can be customized to suit your preferences.
  • Cup Size Options: All Starbucks frappuccinos can be ordered in Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (24 ounces). Nutritional information is likely to change depending on cup size.

8. Brown Sugar Almond Milk Crème Frappuccino Blended Beverage

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Frappuccinos can be made with crème instead of espresso as a base, leading to a sweet and rich drink. Although Starbucks does not have a Brown Sugar Crème Frappuccino, customers can customize the existing drinks to create a Brown Sugar variation.

This is done by ordering a Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Crème Frappuccino and substituting the sugar cookie syrup for brown sugar syrup. Ice, brown sugar syrup, almond milk, and crème are combined in a blender.

The final drink is then poured into a customer’s chosen cup, after which it is topped with whipped cream and red and green sprinkles.

Quick Facts

  • Nutritional Information: Given the sweet nature of this beverage and the additional syrup flavoring, this Frappuccino contains 310 calories per serving, 43 grams of sugar, and 14 grams of fat.
  • Customizations: Customers can customize the type of milk used (with whole and skim milk available), the number of pumps of flavoring, whether sweeteners are added to the drink, and the type of topping a customer prefers.
  • Cup Size Options: Frappuccinos are available in Tall (12 ounces), Grande (16 ounces), and Venti (24 ounces).  Serving size will affect the nutritional information above, with Grande being used for the initial information.