9 Starbucks Drinks You Have to Try

9 Starbucks Drinks You Have to Try

Trying to decide what to get from Starbucks? Looking to try something new? I love having coffee every morning, but it can get boring having the same thing every day. Whenever I go to Starbucks I usually order something from this list of drinks. The rest of the drinks mentioned are all recommendations from a Starbucks barista who has tried it all!

No matter what kind of teas or coffees you like, you are sure to find a new go-to drink from this list.

Iced White Chocolate Mocha w/ Sweet Cream Foam + Strawberry Puree Blended

It tastes like a white chocolate-covered strawberry! With the add-ons it is super sweet, so beware. However, if you are more into milk chocolate you can order it the same way but as a regular mocha instead of white chocolate. It’s definitely a mouthful to order and I feel like I’m annoying the barista with such a long order, but my barista friend assured me that even she orders this all the time.

How to order: Can I get an iced white chocolate mocha with sweet cream cold foam and strawberry puree blended in no whip?

Iced Chai Tea Latte

Chai actually means tea, so when ordering this most people are asking for a “tea tea latte.” If you are looking to fix the way you order it you can just say chai latte. This drink is made of black tea with hints of cinnamon. I’m not a huge fan of tea, but even I think this drink is delicious.

iced chai tea latte

Iced Americano w/ 3 pumps Irish cream Syrup + Vanilla Sweet Cream Foam

According to my barista friend, she believes this tastes like a chocolate cake. Similar to Trader Joe’s gluten-free chocolate cake. It sounds weird considering you are adding vanilla sweet cream foam to the Americano, but it makes for a perfect match. If you are a fan of the Irish Cream Cold Brew, you’ll probably love this drink since it contains the same syrup.

How to order: Can I get an iced Americano with 3 pumps Irish cream syrup and vanilla sweet cream cold foam?

Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte w/ Sweet Cream Foam

This is actually my sister’s favorite drink! She loves matcha and thinks the sweet cream foam gives it an extra burst of flavor that is to die for. It’s creamy and still gives you that energy boost without having to drink coffee. The base is made up of matcha powder and ice. The sweet cream foam is heavy whipping cream, 2% milk, and vanilla syrup. So if you are dairy-free, keep that in mind.

A lot of the times matcha gets stuck at the bottom, so if you really want a strong matcha flavor, ask for extra. This drink is also on the sweet side, so if you don’t have a huge sweet tooth I would avoid it.

If you want to try matcha for the first time, I would try out this drink since it isn’t too strong. However, by adding extra powder, I think this is the drink for all matcha and green tea lovers.

iced matcha latte with sweet cream cold foam

Black Ice Tea w/ Classic Syrup (instead of liquid cane) + Lemonade

If you aren’t much of a tea drinker but want to try something out this is the drink for you. Black tea by itself can be pretty plain, so it’s good to add in the lemonade for tartness. That way your drink ends up being a type of Arnold Palmer, with some Starbucks classic syrup. The liquid cane they use is decent, but by adding classic instead it takes the drink to another level.

How to order: Can I get a black ice tea with classic instead of liquid cane and lemonade?

Blonde Double Shot On Ice w/ 4 Pumps White Mocha Syrup (instead of classic syrup) + Half and Half

If you are a fan of the Starbucks blonde coffee, you will enjoy this. It gives you all the caffeine you need with a double shot. As well as tons of sugar from the syrup to get rid of that bitter flavor.

How to order: Can I get a blonde double shot on ice with 4 pumps of white mocha syrup instead of classic syrup and half and half?

blonde double shot on ice

Cinnamon Dolce Latte w/almond or whole milk

If you like sweet and cinnamon, this is the drink for you. It tastes like a cinnamon roll, especially when you choose almond milk. Typically by adding almond milk to any drink it will make it a little sweeter. Most people already think it’s a little on the sweet side, so if you don’t have much of a sweet tooth you can ask for fewer pumps of syrup.

You can also ask for sugar-free syrup if that’s a concern!

Very Berry Hibiscus

This is a Starbucks refresher that’s super popular. Hibiscus is a plant that is used in many drinks as a detoxifier. It’s supposed to be really good for your kidneys and help them flush out. This drink is very refreshing and great to drink on a hot day. It has a little bit of a naturally sweet flavor from the added berries and a hint of Jamaica flavor from the Hibiscus. If you like Jamaica, you’ll like this drink as well.

You can also ask for lemonade in your drink for added flavor. Sometimes the hibiscus and berry flavor can be watered down, but by adding the lemonade you can get rid of that issue.

very berry hibiscus

Iced Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold brew

If you need a boost of energy to prepare for your day, go with this drink. A cold brew is perfect for that caffeinated feeling to get through midterms, a rough day at work, etc. The vanilla sweet cream foam gives the drink all the sugar necessary so it doesn’t feel like you are drinking straight-up coffee. Personally, I always need some sugar or syrup to help with the bitterness of coffee. I can’t drink it black, so the vanilla sweet cream cold brew is perfect for a balance of coffee flavor and sugar.

If you are a cold brew fan, you should also check out my Starbucks Cold Brew Orders list!

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Those were all of my best Starbucks drink recommendations! Almost all of these drinks are iced recommendations because I live in LA and it’s warm most of the time. I also don’t like hot drinks for the most part. However, you can have most of these options hot if you prefer.

Are there any Starbucks drinks you love that aren’t on the list? What is your go-to order?

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  1. February 17, 2021 / 9:18 am

    I must admit I’m not normally one for going out for coffee and if I do it’s usually Costa because they are always nearby where I happen to be. In saying that, the iced chai latte looks absolutely delicious! If I ever find myself near a Starbucks I’ll drop in and grab one.

  2. February 17, 2021 / 9:25 am

    Thanks so much for the post! Starbucks is my go to when I need a coffee! Need to try that Blonde Coffee you recommended!

  3. February 17, 2021 / 9:34 am

    Thanks for sharing! I never know what to order at Starbucks! Now I have lots to try 🙂

  4. February 18, 2021 / 7:20 am

    OMG… these all sound so good! I’m trying to eat better and have recently given up my go-to coffee creamer in the morning, drinking my coffee with only a few Stevias. And I’m limiting myself to one cup a day. It’s brutal! 🥴 And this list isn’t helping. Haha! I want to run over to Starbucks right now and grab one of everything! Especially a Blonde Double Shot On Ice w/ 4 Pumps White Mocha Syrup (instead of classic syrup) + Half and Half. I just drooled thinking about it! #noshame 😆 I’m going to have to have a cheat day and treat myself to one.

    • Avatar photo February 18, 2021 / 8:15 am

      hahaha thank you for your comment! Everything in moderation is okay, so I think a cheat day will be great ☺️

  5. February 18, 2021 / 9:44 am

    The pictures make me want to go to the nearest Starbucks right now 😀

  6. February 18, 2021 / 10:00 am

    Oooh these all look so delicious! I can’t wait to try every single one on this list!

  7. February 18, 2021 / 1:13 pm

    THE Iced Americano w/ 3 pumps Irish cream Syrup + Vanilla Sweet Cream Foam!!!! YESSS! Thank you so much for that! The Irish Cream Cold Brew was my die-hard drink this holiday season and I was SO sad when my local Starbucks stopped selling it. I will ABSOLUTELY be using this in the future. Thank you for the share 🙂

  8. February 18, 2021 / 1:32 pm

    I’m so excited to try all these! Especially the iced chai latte since that’s my favorite!

  9. February 18, 2021 / 2:18 pm

    Thank you a lot! I have noted a few drinks above. I should try 😋

  10. February 19, 2021 / 9:33 am

    ooh, will try the matcha next time!

  11. Kari
    February 19, 2021 / 4:31 pm

    I’m not super into sweet drink but the very berry hibiscus sounds delicious! I’ll keep my eye out fir it next time I go!

  12. February 20, 2021 / 8:17 am

    #1 Sounds so Yum!
    Funny thing is #2 is my go to!
    Great list!

  13. Jeannie
    February 20, 2021 / 1:52 pm

    Im mm a matcha drinker before and converted to chai latte (hot) few years ago! Thanks for the list I havent really try the others 🙂

  14. February 21, 2021 / 8:47 am

    I normally go to Costa if I get a takeaway hot drink but after reading your post I think I’m going to have to make a trip to Starbucks, these sound delicious!

  15. February 21, 2021 / 9:01 am

    Yum! Number 4 for me.

  16. February 21, 2021 / 9:43 am

    Thank you for these! Once in a while I treat myself to a new Starbucks drink. I love Green Tea lates. I’ll have to try these!

  17. February 21, 2021 / 10:00 am

    I rarely ever buy from Starbucks or any other coffee shop, but since I’ve gotten some free gift cards, I might as well use them! Definitely looking forward to try the Iced Chai Tea Latte, Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte (but will skip the cream haha), and the Very Berry Hibiscus!

  18. February 21, 2021 / 10:34 am

    YUM! I am a total Starbuck junkie! I need to try these!

  19. March 10, 2021 / 9:35 am

    Yummy! I love Starbucks and I love trying all of their new drinks! Thanks for sharing!!

  20. March 11, 2021 / 8:20 am

    Thank you for this post. I’m not a regular Starbucks drinker, but I do have a gift card. I’m also so unsure how to order so I also appreciate the How To Order on some of the drinks. I’m going to use my gift card today and order the Iced Matcha. Thanks!

  21. March 11, 2021 / 9:51 am

    I would love to try Super berry hibiscus, I tried Pumpking
    latte and it was awesome. It’s a pity I can only go to Starbucks when I travel..

  22. March 11, 2021 / 9:59 am

    Oh boy, I’m already pretty addicted to Starbucks-I really didn’t need more suggestions! An iced chai is my go to, but the matcha with sweet cream sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  23. March 11, 2021 / 10:00 am

    The very berry refresher has been one of my FAVORITE sunny-day drinks since it came out! LOVE IT!

  24. March 11, 2021 / 11:17 am

    My closest Starbucks is an hour away, but when I go out of town, I now have more options to try! I normally get a caramel macchiato, but when they had the smores frappachino, I loved that one, too. Thanks for the tips!

  25. March 12, 2021 / 9:10 am

    We only really go to Starbucks while at the hospital when I need a pick-me-up, the iced white chocolate mocha with strawberry purée sounds amazing!!im so glad I read this article with summer starting – it will be my go-to!

  26. March 12, 2021 / 9:43 am

    Iced mocha looks yummy!!

  27. March 12, 2021 / 3:12 pm

    Thank you for sharing this!! Definitely have a few new ones to try on my next Starbucks run!! 🙌

  28. March 12, 2021 / 3:57 pm

    OMG that sweet cream in anything is amazing! Last summer I had it in their nitro. So good! Excellent list!

  29. Ann
    March 13, 2021 / 9:49 am

    Great inspiration 👌 I love Starbucks so much. Your Starbuck drinks in the US are so much better than here 😅

  30. March 13, 2021 / 7:48 pm

    You mentioned several of my favorite drinks in this post! I love iced chai tea lattes as well as the cinnamon dolce – they are absolutely fabulous!! My kids love the hibiscus cooler too. The black tea with lemonade is definitely on my “must try” list! Thanks so much for sharing!

  31. March 18, 2021 / 6:18 pm

    I usually order Chai Tea Latte at Starbucks but the idea of Iced White Chocolate Mocha w/ Sweet Cream Foam + Strawberry Puree Blended sounds delicious! I will try next time. Thank you for sharing!

  32. March 19, 2021 / 1:41 pm

    I love the iced matcha latte and hibiscus tea. But now I really want to try the iced white chocolate mocha with the strawberry puree! Yum!

  33. March 20, 2021 / 9:28 am

    Thanks for this list! I like that they’re all mostly lower calorie drinks.

  34. March 30, 2021 / 11:36 am

    I’ve never tried any of these but they sound good! Great post 🙂

  35. June 2, 2021 / 10:18 am

    Love this list! I have tried quite a few of these and can confirm that they are delicious!

  36. June 2, 2021 / 11:02 am

    Oh yum! Definitely have a few new ones to try! Thanks for the great info!

  37. June 2, 2021 / 4:15 pm

    Wow, it’s a great compilation of Starbucks drinks. Thanks for sharing!