Whether you’ve sworn off dairy to show your compassion for cows or to reduce your eco footprint, Starbucks is coming in clutch to offer delicious alternatives to fight off the approaching cold. By making these minor adjustments to your order, you can have vegan Starbucks anytime! Here are a few vegan options that are perfect to enjoy this holiday season.
- Café Americano
You can’t go wrong with this simple, steaming brew. Drink this coffee black or choose from a selection of soy, coconut, or almond milk.
- Classic Hot Chocolate
Everybody loves the classics, and you can too. No need to worry about the “chocolate” in this warming beverage. The tasty flavor comes from a vegan mocha sauce. Ask for no whipped cream, swap out the dairy milk, and you’re golden!
- Latte Macchiato
This latte macchiato can be ordered with your choice of non-dairy milk so you can still reap the benefits of espresso. Sprinkle a little cinnamon on top for some added spice.
- Salted Caramel Mocha
Coffee meets creamy, comforting chocolate and toffee nut in this frothy latte. This fall-festive beverage tastes like a melted Twix bar, and (get this) it’s available all year round. Enough said.
- Peppermint Mocha Latte
This latte is exceptionally festive with its chocolate-peppermint flavor, and the best part is—you can order it however you like, depending on your preferred mocha-to-peppermint ratio. For a ‘grande’ size, I recommend asking for ‘4 pumps mocha, 2 pumps peppermint!’
Be sure to leave out any of these ingredients while ordering:
- Whipped cream
- Java chips
- Caramel drizzle (the sauce is vegan, but the drizzle is not)
- Pumpkin spice
- Caramel brûlee
- White mocha
So there you have it! These are just five of the many different Starbucks drinks that can be veganized for the cold winter ahead. Don’t be afraid to ask your local store what other options they have. (Personally, I’m excited to see more locations start to carry almond milk!) Any of these warm drinks are sure to leave you with a cozy holiday feeling.