Starbucks Almond Milk Drinks – Top 5 Drinks

Starbucks almond milk drinks are an excellent dairy-free option for those who don’t do well with animal milk.

The almond milk used at Starbucks is certified vegan, sugar-free, and kosher. It is also low in calories, making it a versatile choice for those with many dietary restrictions. 

Topics Explored

  1. Starbucks Almond Milk Brand
  2. How Good Is Starbucks’ Almond Milk For You?
  3. Top 5 Almond Milk Starbucks Drinks
  4. FAQs

Starbucks Almond Milk Brand

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

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

Frothed Almond Milk

How Good Is Starbucks’ 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, Starbucks’ own 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, making it an excellent option for those who are intolerant.

Low In Protein

The only downside of this nut milk option is that there are only 2 grams of protein per cup, which is measly compared to the other milk options. 

However, don’t let this prevent you from choosing almond milk. Swapping to almond milk alone won’t cause a protein deficiency if you’re already eating a balanced diet. 


Top 5 Almond Milk Starbucks Drinks

If you’re wondering what Starbucks almond milk drinks taste good, you’re just in luck. Here are 5 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

Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso
Homemade chocolate almond milk espresso

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

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. 

Nutritional Profile (Grande):

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

2. Horchata Almondmilk Frappuccino

Horchata Frapp
Photo by Starbucks

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

Nutritional Profile (Grande):

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

3. Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte

Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte
Photo by Starbucks

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.

Nutritional Profile (Grande):

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

4. Honey Almondmilk Flat White

Iced Almondmilk Latte
Homemade version

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. 

Nutritional Profile (Grande):

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

5. Nitro Cold Brew with Dark Cocoa Almondmilk Foam

Cold Brew Cocoa Almondmilk 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. 

Nutritional Profile (Grande):

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

FAQs

Does Starbucks make drinks with almond milk?

Most of the standard menu items at Starbucks contain 2% or whole milk unless specified. 

However, you can ask your barista to substitute any dairy with almond milk for an extra charge. 

Are the almond milk Starbucks drinks vegan?

Starbucks began offering almond milk in 2016 as another vegan option. Therefore, the almond milk at Starbucks is entirely vegan. 

You can make almost all their drinks vegan-friendly by swapping to almond milk. 

Please remember that some other add-ons to your beverage may contain animal products, so check with your barista before ordering. 

Can I get almond milk in any drink at Starbucks?

Yes! You are allowed to ask for almond milk when ordering any milk-based drinks at Starbucks. Just tell your barista. 

However, keep in mind that Starbucks will charge you additionally whenever you ask for plant-based milk. 

Verified Sources

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  1. Stories Starbucks: https://stories.starbucks.com/stories/2016/almondmilk-coming-to-starbucks-stores/