Sugar, spice, and everything nice… That's always my first thought about all the syrup flavors at Starbucks!

If you're planning to create a secret menu drink or transform your usual order at this coffee shop, knowing all the flavored syrups Starbucks offers can make your life a breeze.

As a Starbucks addict, I've ranked all the flavors from best to worst, so you don't have to lift a finger with your research.

Let's get right into them!

Best Starbucks Syrup Flavors - Ranked For Taste

With so many flavors available at Starbucks, the options seem endless. These are my favorite drink + syrup combos that give my order an extra kick!

1. Brown Sugar Syrup

Starbucks Syrup - Brown Sugar

Starbucks' brown sugar syrup has this delicious caramelized flavor without the overwhelming sweetness you get from actual caramel syrup.

It works so well with many other coffee-based drinks, especially those plain ones like iced coffee, cold brew, or simple brewed coffee.

The first time I tried an Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso, I was expecting a sugar overload. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised by lovely caramelized, almost smoky, quality in my oatmilk coffee - now I'm addicted!

My Favorite Drinks With Brown Sugar Syrup
  • Iced Brown Sugar Americano with Oat Milk
  • Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso

2. Toasted Vanilla Syrup

Starbucks Syrup - Toasted Vanilla
Starbucks Syrup (Nutrition Facts) - Toasted Vanilla

As one of the latest Starbucks syrups recently introduced, the jury is still out on toasted vanilla. For me, I knew it would be the next big hit from my first sip of the Iced Toasted Vanilla Oat Milk Shaken Espresso.

Some say it's a bit too floral and has a perfume-like taste, but I think it's a refreshing change from the sickly-sweetness of other 'standard' vanilla syrups.

In fact, lavender latte lovers will adore the lighter floral vanilla taste.

Before using it for customization, I suggest ordering its original drink to understand how it differs from the regular Starbucks vanilla syrup.

My Favorite Drinks With Toasted Vanilla Syrup
  • Iced Toasted Vanilla Oat Milk Shaken Espresso

3. Sugar Cookie Syrup (Seasonal)

Starbucks Syrup - Sugar Cookie

As its name implies, this flavored syrup is based on the holiday favorite, sugar cookies.

It has a buttery sweet flavoring that can blend well in any coffee drink, especially iced coffees and Frappuccinos.

A winter favorite, I always feel so comforted by this sweet hug in a mug. I love adding it to cocoa or a Mocha Frappuccino to feel like I'm dipping my nanna's sugar cookies in my hot chocolate.

As more people discover the decadent flavor of this syrup, it has been used in many secret menu recipes such as the Warm Sugar Cookie (white mocha hot chocolate, sugar cookie syrup, and hazelnut syrup).

My Favorite Drinks With Sugar Cookie Syrup
  • Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte
  • Iced Sugar Cookie Latte

4. Hazelnut Syrup

Starbucks Syrup - Hazelnut
Starbucks Syrup (Nutrition Facts) - Hazelnut

Who doesn’t love the flavor of hazelnut? This sweet, nutty flavor can complement many drinks, especially coffee and Starbucks hot chocolate drinks--Nutella, am I right?

The hazelnut syrup is one of the most versatile Starbucks syrups.

As a lifelong Nutella fiend, I can never resist adding hazelnut to my hot cocoa. I also love getting a hazelnut latte on my way to the library or office for a more sophisticated vibe.

It is also an excellent addition to Frappuccinos, especially if I'm craving something Nutella-like (I usually add it to the Mocha Frapp). Oh, did I also mention you can add it to chai?

My Favorite Drinks With Hazelnut Syrup
  • Hazelnut Latte
  • Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

5. Cane Sugar Syrup

Starbucks Syrup - Cane Sugar

This Starbucks-flavored syrup is made from turbinado cane sugar, which is a minimally processed sugar.

It has a more raw flavor than the other Starbucks flavor syrups, like classic and caramel syrups. The taste is quite similar to brown sugar--caramel-y but not too sweet.

Cane sugar syrup is one of my favorite ways to sweeten my everyday orders like my morning latte or afternoon macchiato.

Many people think that this is a healthier alternative than other Starbucks syrups because it is less sweet, but don't be fooled.

In terms of chemical composition, it has sucrose, the same as other syrups.[1] In other words, nutritionally speaking, it’s basically liquid sugar.

My Favorite Drinks With Cane Sugar Syrup
  • Candy Cane Frappuccino

6. Vanilla Syrup

Starbucks Syrup - Vanilla
Starbucks Syrup (Nutrition Facts) - Vanilla

This syrup doesn't need any fancy introduction. It's probably the most popular and versatile syrup on the Starbucks menu.

Vanilla is a classic, an icon of the coffee syrup world. Everyone loves a vanilla latte or vanilla Frappuccino. 

I've been in a long committed relationship with vanilla syrup since I first started my coffee journey over a decade ago. I love adding it to lattes, hot chocolates, and even iced teas for a simple yet comforting drink. 

Plus, who doesn't love the smell of vanilla and coffee together?

My Favorite Drinks Vanilla Syrup
  • Blonde Vanilla Latte
  • Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino

7. Caramel Syrup

Starbucks Syrup - Caramel
Starbucks Syrup (Nutrition Facts) - Caramel

Are you obsessed with caramel like me? If so, the Starbucks caramel drink syrup is for you. This is one of the best Starbucks syrups, thanks to its delicious taste that can blend well in any type of beverage.

Caramel is a classic coffee combo for a reason - she really is an icon at this point.

I've been getting the Caramel Macchiato since early on in my coffee journey, so it holds a lot of nostalgia and comfort for me. Plenty of hours studying at uni were only finished because I had this ol' reliable by my side.

Even better, bottled Starbucks caramel syrup is also available for purchase. You can use this flavored syrup at home anytime you'd like - without even leaving the house!

My Favorite Drinks With Caramel Syrup
  • Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino
  • Caramel Macchiato

8. Raspberry Syrup (Discontinued)

Starbucks Syrup - Raspberry

Hold onto your mugs because Starbucks raspberry syrup is slowly disappearing from many stores. Starbucks is planning to discontinue this beloved syrup flavor.[2]

I'm hoping Starbucks realizes how many customers will be saddened by the disappearance of this popular flavor and change their mind. I, for one, am gutted at the loss of this sweet treat. 

So, let's raise our cups and eagerly await the triumphant return of this tangy-sweet delight! 

While this syrup can be really sweet, if added to the right flavored drinks, it can be perfect. I love adding it to their iced teas in place of honey or sugar for a fruity twist.

My Favorite Drinks With Raspberry Syrup
  • Iced Raspberry Latte
  • Cotton Candy Frappuccino (secret menu)

9. Classic Syrup

Starbucks Syrup - Classic
Starbucks Syrup (Nutrition Facts) - Classic

No big explanation is needed, as many of you are probably familiar with this.

The classic syrup is one of the first Starbucks syrups introduced and is mainly used to sweeten any beverage on the Starbucks menu.

So basically, if you ask for something sweetened and don’t really specify what you want, this is more likely what the syrup baristas would add.

I often get the Classic syrup when I'm awake far too early and don't have the brainpower to choose from the many menu options - a sweetened iced latte has gotten my sleepy self through many an early morning.

My Favorite Drinks With Classic Syrup
  • Iced Latte
  • Iced Shaken Espresso

10. Cinnamon Dolce Syrup

Starbucks Syrup - Cinnamon Dolce
Starbucks Syrup (Nutrition Facts) - Cinnamon Dolce

If you want something sweet with a little kick, the cinnamon dolce syrup is the one for you.

It was first introduced as one of the seasonal syrups in the mid-2000s, but then quickly became popular and a permanent menu item because of its delicious flavor.

The cinnamon dolce syrup gives any Starbucks drink the spiced-sweet kick in just a few pumps. It really helps bring a boring latte to life when I'm craving something like pumpkin spice outside of fall.

No wonder it became available all year round instead of being one of the seasonal offerings (I secretly wish they'll do this with apple brown sugar, but I'm not holding my breath).

My Favorite Drinks With Cinnamon Dolce Syrup
  • Cinnamon Dolce Latte
  • Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino (secret menu)

11. Chestnut Praline Syrup (Seasonal)

Starbucks Syrup - Chestnut Praline
Starbucks Syrup (Nutrition Facts) - Chestnut Praline

One of the best seasonal syrups for me is chestnut praline syrup.

Unlike other Starbucks syrups that taste like they’re going to give you a sugar rush, this one has the perfect sweetness you’ll enjoy. No getting punched in the tastebuds with sweetness - just a perfect balance of nutty undertones and mellow sweetness.

While the latte version is a classic come winter, I also love adding chestnut praline to a Mocha Frappuccino or Cocoa when I feel like drinking liquid chocolate truffles. It also does a great job of shaking up my Espresso Macchiato when I don't feel like having a chocolate overload.

My Favorite Drinks With Chestnut Praline Syrup
  • Chestnut Praline Latte
  • Iced Chestnut Praline Latte

12. Toffee Nut Syrup

Starbucks Syrup - Toffee Nut
Starbucks Syrup (Nutrition Facts) - Toffee Nut

The Starbucks toffee nut syrup is perfect for when I want something nutty with some brown sugar undertones.

Recently, I can't get enough of toffee nut syrup to a plain cold brew and iced coffee to shake things up a bit on my library trips. In summer, I love having an iced toffee nut latte as an afternoon pick-me-up.

As someone who used to have a nut allergy, I never used to get this syrup because I was worried if it actually contained nut extract. I only found out that there are no actual nuts in it after I recovered from my allergy - talk about a tough break!

My Favorite Drinks With Toffee Nut Syrup
  • Toffee Nut Latte
  • Toffee Mocha Macchiato

13. Peppermint Syrup

Starbucks Syrup - Peppermint
Starbucks Syrup (Nutrition Facts) - Peppermint

Mint chocolate, anyone? As a noted Thin Mints addict, you know that I wait in delighted anticipation for this syrup every year.

Ever since trying it in the Peppermint Mocha for the first time, it become an instant festive favorite for me. 

I always look forward to getting my minty chocolate fix as I shop for Christmas gifts.

Peppermint syrup is also a favorite ingredient in many secret menu drinks like Peppermint Chocolate Chip Frappuccino and Holly Jolly Latte.

My Favorite Drinks With Peppermint Syrup
  • Peppermint Mocha
  • Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino

14. Irish Cream Syrup (Seasonal)

Starbucks Syrup - Irish Cream

Are you looking for a flavored syrup that has a creamy, nutty with a hint of chocolate and vanilla flavor? Look no further because the Irish cream syrup is here.

While it’s non-alcoholic, it still gives off a boozy Irish cream taste, thanks to the hint of mint flavor in this syrup.

Irish Cream is a staple feature of my winter drink rotation - this syrup is perfect in a midday pick-me-up cold brew. If I need warming up on a particularly wet and blustery day, I love adding a pump or two to a hot chocolate - it's so comforting and festive!

My Favorite Drinks With Irish Cream Syrup
  • Irish Cream Cold Brew
  • Irish Cream Latte

15. Peach Syrup

Starbucks Syrup - Peach

Not a fan of coffee? Then fruity-flavored Starbucks syrups, like this Peach one, are for you. 

Fruity. Fresh. Sweet. What more could you want?

I love Starbucks' loose leaf green tea and am an absolute sucker for a peach lemonade. It also works really well with their iced black tea.

I once tried it in an iced matcha and it was not quite for me, but I think flavored matcha fans could really enjoy that fruity-herbal combination.

Alternatively, I love adding it to a Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino in summer for a peaches and cream vibe.

My Favorite Drinks With Peach Syrup
  • Peach Green Tea Lemonade
  • Peach Green Tea

16. Mango Syrup

Starbucks Syrup - Mango

I am a mango lover all year round, so I cannot resist this mango syrup. But summer is where my craving for mango syrup (and actual mango) really kicks in.

It's not too sweet and tastes like actual mango (no small feat for a fruity syrup).

The Mango Black Tea Lemonade gets me through the sweltering heat and reminds me of making iced tea with my dad as a kid. 

The Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino is also the perfect base for mango parfait in a cup vibes.

My Favorite Drinks With Mango Syrup
  • Mango Frappuccino (secret menu)
  • Mango Black Tea Lemonade

17. Apple Brown Sugar Syrup (Seasonal)

Starbucks Syrup - Apple Brown Sugar

The flavor of apple pie and caramel in one syrup? A match made in heaven.

This is a seasonal syrup and is only available for a limited period (boo!), but it always sets the tone for the fall.

Don't tell the PSL stans, but I often prefer it to the Pumpkin Spice syrup!

This syrup is perfect for those days when I want a piping hot caramel apple pie or as a tasty treat before I go apple picking with my friends. When I think of long walks under changing leaves, I can practically taste apple crisp coffee.

My Favorite Drinks With Apple Brown Sugar Syrup
  • Apple Crisp Macchiato
  • Apple Crisp Oatmilk Frappuccino

18. Pumpkin Spice Syrup (Seasonal)

Starbucks Syrup - Pumpkin Spice

Do I even need to introduce this syrup?

The pumpkin spice syrup is the secret sauce behind the cultural icon known as the PSL. 

Cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, pumpkin - truly fall in a cup.

This syrup has been setting the autumnal tone for over 20 years now - incredible!

I admit, my heart lies with the apple brown sugar, but even I can't resist getting at least at least one PSL when late September rolls around. I especially love having it in oatmilk drinks - it just adds to that 'baking spiced cookies with mom' nostalgia.

My Favorite Drinks With Pumpkin Spice Syrup
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Pumpkin Spice Creme Frappuccino

19. Honey Blend Syrup

Starbucks Syrup - Honey Blend

Honey is my coffee and tea sweetener of choice, so naturally I am a huge fan of the honey blend. 

As you might have guessed, it’s made of honey with other ingredients. I love its sweet taste that avoids being fake or overpowering like other syrups.

I don't even get fancy with it - it's perfect for sweetening up a piping black tea or simple iced latte. This syrup is definitely a regular in my weekly Starbucks rotation.

My Favorite Drinks With Honey Blend Syrup
  • Breakfast Tea Latte
  • Royal English Tea

20. Funnel Cake Syrup (Seasonal)

Starbucks Syrup - Funnel Cake

Are you a fan of dessert drinks? If so, the funnel cake syrup is a great option for you.

Tasting this in a Frappuccino or latte immediately reminds me of heading to the county fair as a kid - every sip has me checking my fingers for any sticky sugar or oil residue. So many good memories in one cup!

For me, I only really get it once a year as I find it a bit too sickly sweet (even for my notorious sweet tooth).

Still, it's a summertime hit syrup worth exploring! Just remember, it's a seasonal flavor and won't be available all year round.

My Favorite Drinks With Funnel Cake Syrup
  • Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino

Bonus: Sugar-Free Syrup Flavors

Starbucks Syrup - Sugar Free Vanilla
Starbucks Syrup (Nutrition Facts) - Sugar Free Vanilla

Can't consume sugar? No problem! Starbucks offers sugar-free syrup flavors. However, there are only two sugar-free versions: sugar-free vanilla syrup and sugar-free cinnamon dolce syrup.

Honestly, it's disappointing to see how few sugar-free syrups are available at Starbucks in 2023. I've recently been keeping an eye on my sugar intake and get mildly annoyed by the lack of sugar-free choices presented by my fave cafe. 

Both the sugar-free versions taste delicious - there's really not much difference between them and their sguary counterpart. Nonetheless, it's still frustrating to be so restricted.

My Favorite Drinks With Sugar-Free Vanilla and Cinnamon Dolce Syrups
  • Sugar-Free Vanilla Latte
  • Sugar-Free Cinnamon Dolce Latte

What Are Starbucks Flavor Syrups Used For?

Unlike other coffee shops with limited syrup options, Starbucks has a wide range of options. It adds a little extra fun to my day to try out secret menu items or experiment with old faves.

You can add any syrup to every kind of drink you can imagine, including:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Frappuccino
  • Lemonade
  • Non-coffee drinks
  • And much more!
Barista HQ Tip
  • Each syrup contains different calories, sugar, and carb content. If you're on a diet, it's best to check the nutrition facts before adding syrup to your drink.[3]

Frequently Asked Starbucks Syrup Flavor Questions

What is original syrup at Starbucks?

The original syrup at Starbucks is the classic syrup, which is basically liquid turbinado cane sugar.

Can you buy a bottle of syrup from Starbucks?

Yes, you can buy a bottle of syrup from Starbucks. The flavors available are caramel, vanilla, and hazelnut.

Do Starbucks syrup pumps cost extra?

There is no extra cost for Starbucks syrup pumps on drinks that already contain syrups. If you are adding it to a drink that doesn't contain syrup, it will cost an additional 80 cents.

How much syrup is in one pump?

One pump of syrup is approximately 1 tablespoon.

Are Starbucks flavored syrups gluten-free?

Not all flavored syrups at Starbucks are gluten-free. If you can’t consume gluten, stay away from seasonal syrups like pumpkin spice and Irish cream.


Add Flavor To Your Drink Today!

So there you have it, the complete flavors list of Starbucks syrup, ranked from best to worst.

Now, you’re ready to create your own Starbucks drinks!

If you’re still not confident to do so, bookmark this article so you know which syrups to add to your next drink.

References:

1. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/sucrose

2. https://www.today.com/food/news/starbucks-discontinuing-raspberry-flavored-syrup-2023-rcna75769
3. https://www.myfitnesspal.com/nutrition-facts-calories/starbucks-syrup 

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8 thoughts on “List Of 20 Best Starbucks Syrup Flavors (Updated For 2024)”

  1. Hi Kevin! Thank you for your comment. It seems so many Starbucks raspberry syrup fans are itching to see its return.

  2. The only reason I went to Starbucks was for a hot raspberry mocha. I haven’t been to Starbucks since and I would go about 3 times a week.

  3. Why don’t starbucks have coconut flavor? I haven’t been to a starbucks since they discontinued coconut.

  4. Hi Angela! Unfortunately, it does seem like many Starbucks are starting to do away with the Raspberry syrup. It was one of my favorites, and I loved how versatile it was. I added it to so many drinks from iced coffee to tea to refreshers.

  5. I posted a comment about the phasing out of Raspberry Syrup BEFORE reading these other postings………….WHY? WHY? WHY? When so many of us depend on it. Seems like a very bad business decision Mr. Bucks

  6. I have been told by 2 local Starbucks that the raspberry syrup has been discontinued. Is this true – SO SAD

  7. Hi Gary! It looks like Starbucks Raspberry syrup was in short supply during the pandemic and many stores could not stock it. Currently, many Starbucks stores are starting to phase out this syrup. Unfortunately, your local store seems to be ahead on this action. Starbucks raspberry syrup will be sorely missed!

  8. I have been using raspberry syrup in my coffee for a couple years now, (the only reason I go to starbucks). A few weeks ago I ordered at my local Starbucks ( citrus heights ,CA) and they said raspberry is discontinued. Is that right ?

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