Unfortunately, Starbucks’ famous Pumpkin Spice Latte is not vegan. But never fear, here’s a list of ten of our favorite dairy-free and delicious drinks you can order that are perfect for fall!
1. Salted Caramel Mocha w/ Soy Milk, Hold the Caramel Sauce & Whipped Cream
The Salted Caramel Mocha is a perfectly vegan option as long as you order it without the caramel drizzle and whipped cream. Try it with soy, almond, or coconut milk!
2. Cinnamon Dolce Latte w/ Soy Milk, Hold the Cinnamon Dolce Topping & Whipped Cream
3. Hot Chocolate w/ Soy Milk, Hold the Whipped Cream
That's right, Starbucks' hot chocolate is vegan since it's made with the same chocolate sauce as the mocha.
4. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate w/ Soy Milk, Hold the Caramel Sauce & Whipped Cream
Are you beginning to see a theme here? Chocolate. Caramel. Chocolate caramel.
5. Soy Latte
If you like to keep it simple, this drink's for you. Nothing added except espresso and soy milk (or opt for almond or coconut milk). The slight sweetness of the soy is enough so you don't need to add sugar. And If you're trying to save on calories, order with half water, half milk. Sure, the barista might look at you like you're crazy, but it's LA! There are far more crazy people in this city.
6. Soy Green Tea Frappuccino, No Whip
Okay, so sometimes we still like to drink cold drinks in the fall. Especially when they're in Frappuccino-form.
7. Coconut Milk Latte Macchiato
Another simple but delicious option, the Coconut Milk Latte Macchiato is just coconut milk and espresso.
8. Vanilla Hazelnut Latte w/ Soy Milk
Since both the vanilla and hazelnut syrups are vegan, you can go wild and combine the two for one delicious latte. Try with soy, almond, or coconut milk.
9. Soy Chocolate Turtle Latte
This secret off-menu item can be created by ordering a soy latte with one pump of each mocha, caramel, and toffee nut syrups. Yum!
10. Soy Nutella Cafe Misto
Another off-menu item. Start by ordering a Cafe Misto with soy milk, then add a pump of mocha syrup and a pump of hazelnut syrup.
Note: Starbucks offers soy milk, almond milk, and coconut milk as dairy-free alternatives, so feel free to order any of the above with your favorite of the three.
Bottom line to remember when ordering: Replace the regular milk with your non-dairy favorite (soy, almond, or coconut), hold the whip, and choose syrups over sauces (just make sure to double check their vegan if they aren't flavors listed above).
You can check out the entire menu and ingredient list here.
What's your favorite vegan drink at Starbucks? Let us know in the comments below!
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