Drink responsibly… But don’t be afraid to get into the holiday spirit! Thankfully, there are lots of festive vegan holiday drinks at Starbucks for veg-heads to enjoy. Bring on the red (green? blue? whatever) cups! (PS: watch out for three delicious “secret menu items” below… they are some of the best ones!)
1. Chestnut Praline Latte
My personal fave. Ask for soy, coconut, or almond milk!
2. Peppermint Mocha Latte
Again– get it with your favorite nondairy milk!
3. Caramel Brulée Latte
Pick your milk, say no to the caramel brulée sauce, then add toffee nut AND caramel syrups. Note: The brulée sprinkles are plant-based!
4. Holiday Spice Flat White
Ask for soy milk!
5. S’mores Hot Chocolate
This secret menu item (!) adds the chestnut praline syrup (and sprinkles) to your hot chocolate. So good!
6. Gingerbread Latte
Pick your dairy-free milk and make sure to skip the whipped cream.
7. Candy Cane Frappuccino
Another pick from the secret menu! The vanilla bean crème frap with peppermint syrup is heavenly.
8. Apple Cider
Ask for steamed apple juice and add the Oprah chai syrup.
9. Christmas Cookie Frappuccino
Another secret menu item!! Basically, you get the vanilla bean crème frappuccino, then add peppermint and toffee nut syrup, and lastly sprinkle a raw sugar packet on top.
There you have it! I hope you try these vegan holiday drinks at Starbucks. Whoever says that being vegetarian or vegan is “limiting” has no idea what they are talking about… It is almost 2017, and there are wonderful options everywhere you look. Please pass this post to anyone you think might be interested in exploring a gentler, more plant-based lifestyle… Make it easy for them! And if you want a list of bomb Starbucks drinks (not holiday drinks, just year-round ones) that are vegan, you can find that info HERE.
Thank you for caring about your health, the environment, and animals!