Best Starbucks Drinks, Ranked
Ah, Starbucks — the reason millennials can't buy houses, according to boomers. Life just simply isn't the same when you don't have your dose of coffee spiked with tons of sugar to get you through the daily grind.
Likely the most successful coffee company in the world, Starbucks offers drinks for all tastes: from simple Americanos to intricate frappuccinos topped with whipped cream and sprinkles of other sweets. But which menu items stand out above the rest?
These are the 10 most delicious Starbucks drinks you can order off the regular menu, meaning that we won't be including any of the company's delightful seasonal items.
10. Caffè Mocha
Who says you have to choose between coffee and chocolate? Not this perfect drink. Can you get it at basically any other coffee shop? Sure, but there's something about the Starbucks magic formula that makes it one of the best franchise mochas out there.
And if it's hot outside, just order it iced.
9. Caramel Apple Spice
Perfect for rainy days and winter nights, this hot drink will warm up your soul and bring joy back into your life.
The combination of apple, cinnamon and caramel flavors with the texture of whipped cream is simply heavenly.
8. White Chocolate Macadamia Cream Cold Brew
Macadamia is one of the most delicious nuts in the world.
So ... we're always in the mood for a macadamia-flavored cold brew topped with cream and cookie crumbles.
7. Iced London Fog Tea Latte
Not in the mood for coffee? No problem!
While the Starbucks tea options are admittedly unimpressive, the company does have some items worth a try. This iced take on the classic London fog drink is one of them.
6. Cinnamon Dolce Latte
Another latte drink worth getting, the cinnamon dolce latte perfectly blends the signature espresso roast with cinnamon flavors.
The whipped cream and cinnamon sprinkles wrap up this gift as if it were an anticipated gift under the Christmas tree.
5. Pink Drink
Take coconut milk, add a scoop of strawberries and some ice, and you get one of Starbucks' most delightfully refreshing drinks.
Order it in the summer to forget about the sweltering heat.
4. Caramel Macchiato
Will this drink spike up your sugar levels? Absolutely!
But it'll be worth it for the pleasure of tasting caramel drizzle over foamy milk before getting hit by the strong taste of Starbucks' signature espresso roast.
3. Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino
Coffee and dessert are a match made in heaven, and Starbucks realized there's no reason to serve them separately.
Enter the mocha cookie crumble frappuccino, which will fulfill all your sweet cravings for about an entire week.
2. Chai Latte
Sometimes, the more simple drinks are the best ones, which is why the chai latte comes in second on this ranking. The drink doesn't need much to impress — just chai pumps and steamed milk are enough to warm you up and leave you satisfied.
If you want something more complex or need some coffee, simply order a dirty chai. This off-menu item adds shots of espresso to the regular chai latte, elevating it even further.
1. Matcha Crème Frappuccino
Sometimes, you want something sweet that won't send you into a sugar coma. That's why the matcha-based frappuccino ranks higher than its delicious siblings.
It strikes the perfect balance of refreshing and sweet.
Honorable Mention: Puppuchino
While not technically a drink, the puppuchino deserves an honorable mention for bringing joy to the world. Order this the next time you're out with your dog, and you'll get a whipped cream in an espresso cup.
Your pup will be excited beyond words. Or barks.