Since Starbucks added oat milk to their menu, this lactose-intolerant caffeine fiend has been over the moon.

It's been great to be able to order any of my favorite coffee-based beverages without having to worry whether they will give me cramps later.

In fact, I think oat milk makes them taste even better and it's been my mission to explore their menu (and secret menu). Let's check them out!

I've made it my mission to try all the Starbucks milk drinks so you can find which of these non-dairy drinks will be your next go-to order.

1. Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso 

Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso

I only recently tried an Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso while on a trip with friends in the fall - I've been completely hooked ever since!

Have you heard of Starbucks’s blonde espresso roast drinks? If not, blonde espresso is the lighter version of the regular espresso and has a sweeter, mellower flavor. 

The Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso comes with blonde espresso coffee beans, shaken with brown sugar and cinnamon and topped with oat milk and ice. [1]

I love how earthy and smooth this drink is.

It's not too sweet and brings to perfect cool punch of caffeine I need to power through my day. It's quickly become my new go-to Starbucks drink!

2. Iced Blonde White Mocha with Oat Milk 

Starbucks Iced Blonde Oatmilk White Mocha Caramel Macchiato

Anyone who knows me knows that the way to my heart is through a good mocha - apparently Starbucks also heard the word!

The light taste of blonde espresso is combined with oat milk and caramelized white chocolate, and topped with whipped cream, resulting in a decadent cup that’s perfect as a pick-me-up drink. 

I just can't get enough of the sweet and creamy flavor of white chocolate mixed with the mellow blonde espresso. Something about the white chocolate makes me think of Christmas in the best possible way.

This white mocha has actually replaced my standard hazelnut mocha as a regular in my drink rotation - talk about a huge deal!

3. Iced Vanilla Latte with Oat Milk 

Starbucks Iced Oat Milk Latte with Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam and Caramel Drizzle

The classics are the classics for a reason - but I do love a little twist on an old fave.

If you love classic Starbucks iced latte drinks like me, then the Iced Vanilla Latte with Oat Milk will be perfect for you. 

This Starbucks oat milk beverage doesn’t have any complicated ingredients, but the addition of vanilla syrup to the iced shaken espresso in a regular oat milk latte magically changes the drink. 

The vanilla syrups brings such a lovely marshmallowy taste that reminds me of campfires and coffee. An absolute must for me when I want to get into the camping spirit (without the actual camping).

4. Iced Flat White with Oat Milk 

Starbucks Iced Blonde Flat White with Oat Milk

Flat whites are a staple in my house, and the Iced Flat White with oat milk really brings a taste of home on-the-go.

Given how concentrated ristretto shots are, it may be a little bitter for many coffee drinkers' taste - I know ristretto can be hit or miss for me, especially alone.

But the addition of steamed oat milk balances out the robust flavor of coffee, resulting in a well-balanced cup.

I often make flat whites at home, but this tasty iced version is a great back-up for when I'm out and busy.

5. Honey Oatmilk Latte 

Starbucks Iced Honey Oat Milk Latte

The Honey Oatmilk Latte feels like it was specifically crafted with me in mind!

Honey is my natural sweetener of choice when it comes to tea and coffee - so naturally I was excited to see this on the menu.

The Honey Oatmilk Latte is a simple recipe. They combined creamy oat milk, honey, and their signature espresso, topping it with toasted honey.

I adore how sweet, creamy, and smooth it is. No frills, just good coffee.

I make my own version every morning at home, but the Starbucks version is another excellent back-up for when I'm running errands.

However, if you’re managing your weight, you might want to think twice before ordering a Honey Oatmilk Latte. A grande cup has 270 calories, which may be a lot for just a cup.  

6. Honey and Hazelnut Oat Latte 

Starbucks Honey and Hazelnut Oat Latte

It may sound dramatic, but my life has been somewhat changed by the Honey and Hazelnut Oat Latte.

The light flavor of the Blonde espresso beans combined with the nutty and sweet taste of hazelnut and honey, blended with creamy oat milk. The light layer of foam on top gives that velvety texture I always want in a latte - what a dream!

The combination of honey and hazelnut makes the drink ideal for when I want a sweeter, earthier drink that's not quite so coffee-forward. 

7. Oat Milk Chai Tea Latte 

Starbucks Iced Chai Tea Latte with Oat Milk

As a die-hard tea lover, I absolutely swear by chai.

Starbucks' chai is not exactly the most authentic in the world, plus they added 'tea' to its title (I can hear Pavitr's sass all the way from Mumbattan) - but it still tastes great.

A chai latte is known for its spicy and sweet taste with a creamy and velvety texture, thanks to its whole milk. Subbing in oat milk brings a whole new creamy light taste that I love in my chai.

I used to order this all the time as a teenager - ordering it still brings warm fuzzy feelings of nostalgia for me.

Barista HQ Pro Tip:

If you want to add more kick to this drink, you can ask your barista to add a shot or two of espresso to turn this drink into an Oat Milk Dirty Chai Tea Latte. You can also ask for the Starbucks Iced Chai Latte if you want a refreshing cold drink.

8. Strawberry and Vanilla Oat Latte 

Starbucks Strawberry and Vanilla Oat Latte

I admit, when I saw vanilla and strawberry as a hot latte combination, I was a little skeptical.

I love both of those flavors, but I hate that 'fake' strawberry taste - especially in hot drinks.

However, I ended up being pleasantly surprised. This sweet drink balances itself quite well and doesn't leave me with a nasty chemical aftertaste from the syrups - big win!

The drink may look pretty and sweet, but it still contains a shot or two of espresso depending on the size of the drink.

If you're watching your caffeine intake, I recommend ordering a Tall.

9. Dark Cocoa and Orange Oat Latte 

Starbucks Dark Cocoa and Orange Oat Latte

Chocolate and orange are an absolute favorite combination of mine, especially around the winter months (Terry's Chocolate Oranges are my lifeblood come Christmas).

Naturally, I was so excited to give this take on the Oat Latte a try.

The Dark Cocoa and Orange Oat Latte combines the tanginess of orange and the bittersweet taste of dark cocoa to create a delightful foam-topped cup. 

It features a blonde roast espresso, which is why the bitterness of dark cocoa blends well with the flavors of all the ingredients in the drink.

This drink tastes exactly like the festive season for me - without all the dairy cramps. I know what I'm going to be drinking constantly over the next few weeks!

10. London Fog Latte with Oat Milk 

Starbucks London Fog Latte with Oat Milk

Another one of my fave tea options is the London Fog Latte.

Theis tea features a bright, citrusy spark of Italian bergamot blends with subtle hints of lavender, combined with vanilla syrup and steamed oat milk, making it the perfect tea on a rainy afternoon. 

Light, creamy, sophisticated - what more could I want?

Every delicious sip transports me right back to the busy streets of London. I love picking this up on my way to the library to sip while getting lost in a good book.

11. Java Chip Frappuccino with Oat Milk 

Starbucks Oat Milk Java Chip Frappuccino

Frappuccinos are a real weakness of mine. Finding out that you can get them with oat milk has been a real double-edged sword for me (and my wallet). 

Because of the chocolatey goodness of the java chips sprinkled on this drink, the Java Chip Frappuccino is a crowd favorite.

The chocolate combines really well with the oat milk, making it a massive hit with both me and many lactose-intolerant or vegan Starbucks fans.

I just can't get enough of this dessert drink! I often order it as a Friday treat (but do have to restrain myself from ordering one every few days).

12. Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino with Oat Milk 

Starbucks Oat Milk Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino
Cookies, coffee, and chocolate in an oat milk Frappuccino? Sign me right up!

The Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino with Oat Milk has become a firm staple choice when it comes to my favorite Frappuccino drink orders.

The sweetness of the cookie blended with the strong flavor of coffee results in a delectable beverage that’s too hard to resist. But wait, there’s more!

The Frappuccino blended beverage is topped with whipped cream, mocha drizzle (or mocha sauce), and more cookies. This is the perfect dessert drink if you ask me.

13. Caramel Oat Milk Frappuccino 

Starbucks Oat Milk Caramel Frappuccino

When I need a hit of caramel with my Frappuccino craving, I know just what to order - the Caramel Oat Milk Frappuccino.

It’s basically your regular Starbucks caramel drink but uses oat milk instead of regular milk. It's also topped with a thick layer of whipped cream with extra caramel sauce on top.

However, the subtle sweetness of the oat milk brings out the rich flavor of caramel syrup, making its flavor more distinct in this drink. 

Something about this combo reminds me of the caramel oat cookies that my mum made me as a kid, just blended with ice (sounds gross but trust me, this is nostalgia heaven for me).

14. Oat Milk Cocoa Macchiato 

Starbucks Oat Milk Cocoa Macchiato

There are days when I don't want to be smacked in the face by rich coffee and sweet chocolate - sometimes I want a more subtle approach to a sweet treat.

This Starbucks oatmilk cocoa macchiato is an excellent choice for coffee and chocolate lovers. 

The cocoa sauce on the drink doesn’t overpower the strong coffee flavor, and the oat milk and vanilla syrup creates a well-balanced sweet and bitter taste. 

When I want a little adventure in my classic drink, the Oatmilk Cocoa Macchiato makes an excellent choice for an everyday caffeine boost.

Tips On Ordering Starbucks Oat Milk Drinks 

We understand that ordering off-menu drinks can be anxious, especially if it’s your first time getting one.

But don’t worry, below are some tips that would make it easy for you to order Starbuck oat milk drinks:  

  • Oat milk can be used to replace any drink that uses milk. If you want to use oat milk, just let the barista know that it’s your preferred milk. You don’t need to say anything else.  
  • Some of the drinks mentioned above aren’t always available. Be sure to have a backup order in mind if the oat milk option is unavailable.  
  • You can put oat milk on hot, iced, and even frappuccinos.  
  • You can add flavored syrups and sauces to your oatmilk drink. Caramel syrup and caramel sauce are popular, but you can also add sweet brown sugar syrup, vanilla syrup, mocha sauce, or toasted honey. There's lots of options so speak to your barista.
  • Adding or replacing your milk with oat milk will cost you around 70 cents, depending on the location. It's usually the same price for soy milk, almond milk, or coconut milk too.
  • Whipped cream is great on oat milk drinks. Whipped cream will add to the creamy texture and make it sweeter. 
  • You can order a cold foam made of oat milk. This foam is best for iced drinks and can transform any drink. 

Frequently Asked Starbucks Oat Milk Drink Questions

What brand of oat milk does Starbucks use? 

Starbucks uses Oatly in all of their oat milk drinks. It is a popular oat milk brand that is considered the largest in the world.

Does Starbucks oat milk have sugar, or is it unsweetened? 

The brand of oat milk Starbucks uses, Oatly, doesn’t contain sugar, but sugar is added to most Starbucks drinks by the barista. 

Is oat milk less fattening than regular milk? 

Yes, it is since it contains less fat and sugar. However, it doesn’t mean that you can consume them a lot and not gain weight.

Remember, too much of anything can contribute to weight gain, even if it’s not supposed to be fattening.  

How much caffeine is in an oat milk latte? 

Oat milk latte has approximately 170 mg of caffeine from the espresso or shaken espresso, but it does depend on the type of latte.  

Conclusion - Try These Non-Dairy Drinks Today!

If you’re trying to be more conscious about what you drink or just can’t consume dairy in general, these Starbucks oat milk drinks should be your next order when you visit this coffee shop.

There are plenty of great options here, but my personal favorites are the Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Espresso and the Honey Oatmilk Latte.

Try these out the next time you're on your next Starbucks run - you won't be disappointed!

References:

1. https://www.starbucks.com/menu/product/2123431/iced

Kim Fernandez

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Kim Fernandez
Kim offers a unique perspective on coffee culture and trends. Kim's writing is personal and experiential, providing readers with firsthand advice on the latest in coffee. Beyond her writing, Kim is an avid explorer of new coffee trends and spots, always seeking to share the most genuine advice and latest trends. True to her love for coffee, you'll often find her in a café, immersed in a book with a freshly brewed cup of joe.

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