You Have To Try These 10 Starbucks Almond Milk Drinks

If you can’t do dairy, the Starbucks almond milk drinks are the alternative you need in your life.

Their almond milk is totally certified vegan, sugar-free, kosher, and just low in calories. Yep, you can totally stick it in your coffee without feeling bad.

Topics Explored

  1. Starbucks Almond Milk Brand
  2. Top 10 Almond Milk Drinks
  3. Common Misconceptions
  4. How Good Is Their Almond Milk For You?

Starbucks Almond Milk Brand

Contrary to what I’ve read online, many baristas I’ve talked to have confirmed that the almond milk used in stores is the company’s formulation. That explains its notably good taste. 

They use a barista blend, so the milk froths perfectly to give your drink a full-bodied mouthfeel. (1)

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Top 10 Starbucks Almond Milk Drinks

If you’re wondering what Starbucks almond milk drinks taste good, you’re just in luck. Here are 10 of my favorites in no particular order. 

Some of the drinks I listed below are from the secret menu, so be sure to order those manually.

1. Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso

Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso
Photo by Wicked Gluten Free

The AlmondMilk Shaken Espresso is a perfect choice for those craving a lighter but well-balanced coffee drink. 

It’s one of my go-to’s when I’m feeling like treating myself without going overboard.

The almond milk nicely ties the bitter aromas of the cocoa with the blonde espresso used in this recipe.

The drink also has a pleasant malty note to give it a smoother finish. 

How To Order:

“Hey, can I grab an Almond Milk Shaken Espresso wth chocolate powder, please?”

Nutritional Profile (Grande):

  • Calories: 110 cals
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Sugar: 16 g
  • Caffeine: 255 mg

2. Horchata Almondmilk Frappuccino

Horchata Almond Milk Frappuccino
Photo by Laurice Atas Olegario

The Horchata AlmondMilk Frappuccino is only available in the summer. But the secret menu comes in clutch when you’re craving something sweet and light during the off-season. 

Ask your barista for a coffee frappuccino with almond milk and two pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup

I’ve had this drink a while back and don’t remember being super impressed – it doesn’t come close to the real deal.

How To Order:

“Hi, a grande Coffee Frapp with 2 pumps Cinnamon Dolce, topped with whipped cream & Cinnamon Dolce sprinkles.”

Nutritional Profile (Grande):

  • Calories: 400 cals
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Sugar: 66 g
  • Caffeine: 100 mg

3. Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte

Starbucks Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte
Photo by Lisa Bert

When I want a drink that smells like a dessert, the Sugar Cookie AlmondMilk Latte never disappoints. 

It’s buttery, creamy, and slightly sweet with a hint of vanilla, just like a homemade sugar cookie.

This drink is on their holiday menu and typically served iced, but you can also order it hot.

How To Order:

“Hi, can I have a grande Iced Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte?”

Nutritional Profile (Grande):

  • Calories: 180 cals
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Sugar: 27 g
  • Caffeine: 170 mg

4. Honey Almondmilk Flat White

Starbucks Honey Almond Milk Flat white
Photo by Dull Men’s Club

Here, Starbucks elevates the classic flat white with a hint of the store’s honey blend. 

As a result, the Honey AlmondMilk Flat White is a creamy drink that is nuttier and sweeter

It’s one of those drinks I would enjoy while tucking into a good book inside a cozy reading nook. 

How To Order:

“Hello, can I have a grande Iced Honey Almond Milk Flat White?”

Nutritional Profile (Grande):

  • Calories: 170 cals
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Sugar: 24 g
  • Caffeine: 225 mg

5. Nitro Cold Brew with Dark Cocoa Almondmilk Foam

Dark Cocoa Almond Milk Foam

Oooh! This drink has become one of my latest obsessions.

The mocha sauce and cocoa powder enhance the cold brew’s rich flavor, while the almond milk foam adds to its velvety finish

This drink packs an intense and dark flavor profile, perfect for sipping. 

How To Order:

“Hi, I’d like a Nitro Cold Brew with Dark Cocoa Almond Milk Foam (almond milk with 2 pumps mocha & cocoa powder), thanks!”

Nutritional Profile (Grande):

  • Calories: 40 cals
  • Fat: 1.5 g
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Caffeine: 280 mg

6. Almond Milk Iced Chai Latte

Starbucks Almond Milk Chai Tea Latte
Photo by Julie Siedlicke Snay

This drink it’s a solid option for anyone who’s into chai but is looking for a dairy-free twist.

I personally think that the almond milk adds that touch of nuttiness that really works with the chai spices. Plus, it makes the whole thing feel a bit less heavy than it would with regular milk.

How To Order:

“Hey, can I get a grande Iced Chai Latte with almond milk?”

Nutritional Profile (Grande):

  • Calories: 180 cals
  • Fat: 3.5 g
  • Sugar: 35 g
  • Caffeine: 95 mg

7. Almond Milk Iced Matcha Latte

Starbucks Almond Milk Iced Matcha Latte
Photo by Emily Lybarger

If you know me, then you know that I love a good matcha drink.

Starbucks’ almond milk version isn’t overly sweet, allowing the matcha’s natural bitterness to shine through.

What I don’t love though is when the matcha doesn’t get mixed in enough and you wind up with a gritty powder on the tongue. But a couple of seconds of shaking usually solves that problem.

How To Order:

“I’d like a grande Iced Matcha Latte with almond milk.”

Nutritional Profile (Grande):

  • Calories: 150 cals
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Sugar: 20 g
  • Caffeine: 80 mg

8. Iced Cinnamon Almond Milk Macchiato

Iced Cinnamon Almond Milk Macchiato
Photo by The Village at Cumberland Park

Another almond milk drink that doesn’t suck and one of my absolute faves is the Iced Cinnamon Almond Milk Macchiato.

This drink is pretty cinnamon-forward, so all of you PSL lovers will love this drink too.

Here’s the complication—it’s no longer available, but as usual, I found the hack to help you replicate the drink.

How To Order:

“A grande Iced Macchiato, sub almond milk, 3 pumps of Cinnamon Dolce, with caramel drizzle & Cinnamon Dolce sprinkles.”

Nutritional Profile (Grande):

  • Calories: 190 cals
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Sugar: 26 g
  • Caffeine: 150 mg

9. Almondmilk Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino

Almondmilk Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino
Photo by Black Girl Aesthetic

Oh, man, if you haven’t tried the Almondmilk Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino from Starbucks, you’re in for a treat.

This frapp is all flavor with a little less guilt. Even though it’s made with almond milk, you still taste the caramel in every sip.

And that layer of crunchy caramel pieces is such a fun textural experience—it totally seals the deal.

How To Order:

“Hey, a grande Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino, sub with almond milk, please.”

Nutritional Profile (Grande):

  • Calories: 400 cals
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Sugar: 57 g
  • Caffeine: 85 mg

10. Iced Apple Crisp Almond Milk Macchiato

Apple Crisp Almond Milk Macchiato
Photo by Marisa Metner

If you’re eyeing a drink that says “Fall,” then the Apple Crisp Macchiato with almond milk is what you’re after.

It’s got that great apple-cinnamon vibe over espresso, all smoothed out with creamy almond milk. Yum!

How To Order:

“Hey, can I have an Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato, sub oat milk for almond milk, thanks!”

Nutritional Profile (Grande):

  • Calories: 220 cals
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Sugar: 30 g
  • Caffeine: 170 mg

Clearing Up A Few Misconceptions

There’s a lot of chatter and confusion about ordering drinks with almond milk. Is it always available? Does it cost extra? Let’s clear the air on some of these questions.

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Does Starbucks make drinks with almond milk?

Of course, they do! Now most of the standard menu items at Starbucks contain 2% or whole milk. So specify almond milk when you’re ordering. 

Your barista will substitute any dairy with almond milk for an extra charge (usually 70 cents).

Can I really get almond milk in any drink?

Actually, yes! You are allowed to ask for almond milk when ordering any milk-based drinks. Just ask your barista. 

However, keep in mind that your local Starbucks may run out of it from time to time.

Are the almond milk Starbucks drinks vegan?

This is an interesting one.

Their almond milk is entirely vegan, and you can make almost all their drinks vegan-friendly by swapping them for almond milk. 

Here’s the huge ‘BUT’. Some add-ons to your beverage may contain animal products, for example, honey. So check with your barista before ordering. 


Just How Good Is Almond Milk For You?

There is a lot of controversy regarding the health benefits of almond milk. However, if you are strictly dairy-free, it’s the healthiest plant-based milk option on the Starbucks menu. 

Steamed Almond Milk

Lowest Calorie Milk

According to several sources, their almond milk contains the lowest calories.

One cup of their almond milk is just 60 calories and contains only 3 grams of sugar. 

Lactose-Free

If you can’t digest dairy,  you can leave the Lactaid tablets at home the next time you do a Starbucks run.

Starbucks’ almond milk is also certified lactose-free, so it’s a great alternative for people who can’t hang with lactose.

Low In Protein

The only downside of this nut milk option is that there are only 2 grams of protein per cup – slim in comparison with other options. But hey, don’t let this bring down almond milk.

If you’ve got solid, balanced meals, switching to almond milk won’t drive down your protein levels.

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Summing It Up

Starbucks Almond Milk Drinks

Starbucks almond milk drinks are ten out of ten and perfect for everyone who can’t do dairy.

It’s a totally different blend that slides right into vegan, sugar-free, and kosher spaces and also brings a dash of wellness with fewer calories.


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