Who doesn’t love the flavor of vanilla in their coffee, right?

Starbucks knows that vanilla is the MVP so has provided plenty of delicious drink options.

However, this multitude of options makes it difficult to choose the best drink for you.  

But don't fret! I've listed the top 15 Starbucks vanilla drinks perfect for brightening your morning brew.

If you fancy a cup of coffee with a hint of vanilla notes, Starbucks' vanilla drinks are perfect for you.

Let's go through the best vanilla Starbucks drinks for your next coffee run.

1. Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Latte  

Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Latte
Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Latte Standard Ingredients
  • blonde coffee beans espresso
  • steamed milk
  • Vanilla Syrup

Starbucks' Blonde Vanilla Latte is the perfect drink for when I want a boost of energy minus the strong and intense flavor of espresso.[1

Since it uses blonde coffee beans, the flavor of the espresso shot is lighter and more mellow, perfectly matching the sweet flavor of vanilla bean.  

This Blonde Vanilla Latte is a regular in my daily Starbucks drinks rotation. It's just sweet enough to brighten my day without making me feel like I'll sugar crash by the afternoon.

This hot vanilla drink contains approximately 250 calories and the caffeine content in this Blonde Vanilla Latte is about 170mg.

2. Caramel Macchiato

Starbucks Caramel Macchiato

Caramel Macchiato Nutritional Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Nutrients

Short

(8 fl oz)

Tall

(12 fl oz)

Grande

(16 fl oz)

Venti

(20-24 fl oz)

Calories

120

190

250

310

Total Fat

4 g

6 g

7 g

9 g

Total Carbs

16 g

26 g

35 g

44 g

Sugar

15 g

25 g

33 g

42 g

Protein

5 g

8 g

10 g

13 g

Caffeine

75 mg

75 mg

150 mg

150 mg

Caramel Macchiato Standard Ingredients
  • Milk 
  • Brewed Espresso 
  • Vanilla Syrup
  • Caramel Sauce

You’re probably wondering if you’re reading this correctly.

But it's true: the Caramel Macchiato has three pumps of vanilla syrup topped with some caramel drizzle.[2] Surprising, right? 

The Caramel Macchiato is a sweet and creamy regular order for me. It's perfect for when I want to feel cozy and shake up my usual plain vanilla drink order.

The best part? You can order it cold too as an Iced Caramel Macchiato, making it an ideal go-to drink all year long. 

3. Vanilla Bean Strawberry Drink 

Starbucks Vanilla Bean Strawberry Frappuccino
Vanilla Bean Strawberry Drink Standard Ingredients
  • vanilla bean crème Frappuccino
  • strawberry puree

Do you love strawberries? If so, then this pink and sweet vanilla drink is for you.

However, it’s not really on the menu, so you might be confused about what I'm talking about.

This simple secret menu item takes the humble Vanilla Brean Crème Frappuccino and transforms it into a summery dessert drink.

This pink drink is the best in spring and summer as it starts to get warmer. I adore strawberries and can't get enough of how light and sweet it is.

If I'm feeling fancy, I even order mine with extra fruit on top or dark chocolate curls. 

Ask Barista For: A Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino with strawberry puree.

4. Vanilla Matcha Latte 

Starbucks Iced Vanilla Matcha latte
Vanilla Matcha Latte Standard Ingredients
  • matcha latte
  • vanilla syrup or vanilla bean powder

Matcha may not be for everyone but this vanilla drink is a great way to get on the hype train. In fact, it's how I started learning to love matcha drinks!

I love Starbucks' Matcha Latte and have ordered it a million times. But my fave way to have it is with a little twist.

Adding vanilla syrup or vanilla bean powder to my usual Matcha Latte really perks up my mornings. 

It's light, sweet, and refreshing while packing in plenty of flavor.

The best part? It's light and healthy enough to be a regular order!

Tips For An Even Tastier Drink
  • Ask for an Iced Matcha Latte and with vanilla cold foam for an even sweeter vanilla matcha treat.

5. Vanilla Chai Tea Latte 

Starbucks Iced Vanilla Chai Latte
Vanilla Chai Tea Latte Standard Ingredients
  • Steamed Milk
  • Chai base
  • vanilla bean powder Or Syrup

Let me tell you a secret: I often prefer chai to coffee! 

The spicy and earthy flavor of the Chai Latte based combined with the sweetness of vanilla bean powder makes this cup irresistible to drink. 

Somehow the vanilla makes this incredibly cozy drink even cozier! It always makes me want to curl up in a blanket with Netflix or a good book.

If you love dirty chai or chai latte with an espresso shot, try it with a pump or two of vanilla syrup. 

I'm also an Iced Vanilla Latte Chai fiend - it's truly one of the best vanilla drinks on a hot day.  

Ask Barista For: A Chai Tea Latte with vanilla bean powder or syrup.

6. Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew 

Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew with Caramel Drizzle

Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew Nutritional Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Nutrients

Tall

(12 fl oz)

Grande

(16 fl oz)

Venti

(20-24 fl oz)

Trenta

(31 fl oz)

Calories

90

110

200

220

Total Fat

5 g

5 g

11 g

11 g

Total Carbs

9 g

14 g

23 g

28 g

Sugar

9 g

14 g

23 g

28 g

Protein

1 g

1 g

2 g

2 g

Caffeine

145 mg

185 mg

275 mg

315 mg

Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew Standard Ingredients
  • Ice 
  • Brewed Coffee
  • Vanilla Sweet Cream
  • Vanilla Syrup

When I need something stronger than an espresso-based drink I know Starbucks has my back - enter the Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew.

I remember trying this while I was trying to make a serious deadline; let's just say it definitely gave me the energy to power through!

The Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew is smooth and sweet - but it's only for caffeine lovers. It's really strong, so drink it in moderation unless you like strong Starbucks coffees. 

The Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew Coffee is packed with a whopping 185 mg of caffeine with only 110 calories.

7. Vanilla Sweet Cream Nitro Cold Brew 

Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Nitro Cold Brew

Vanilla Sweet Cream Nitro Cold Brew Nutritional Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Nutrients

Tall

(12 fl oz)

Grande

(16 fl oz)

Calories

70

70

Total Fat

5 g

5 g

Total Carbs

4 g

4 g

Sugar

4 g

4 g

Protein

1 g

1 g

Caffeine

200 mg

265 mg

Vanilla Sweet Cream Nitro Cold Brew Standard Ingredients
  • Brewed Coffee
  • Vanilla Sweet Cream

When I feel like the caffeine in a Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew is not enough to keep me energized through the day, I get this Vanilla Sweet Cream Nitro Cold Brew instead. 

It has 265 mg of caffeine in one cup. That's almost 50% more than your favorite Starbucks Cold Brew drink.[3]

As much as I love Cold Brew, there are days when I'd rather not be smacked in the mouth with such strong coffee flavor.

The sweet creaminess of the vanilla syrup and cream really offset that bitter coffee taste and make this Nitro variation even smoother. 

8. Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew 

Starbucks Chocolate Cream Cold Brew with Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam
Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew Standard Ingredients
  • cold brew coffee
  • vanilla bean powder
  • vanilla syrup flavor
  • cold foam

You're probably thinking that this drink is the same as the two previous vanilla sweet cream cold brew drinks I mentioned, but you're mistaken. 

The drink is closely related to Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew and has the same vanilla bean powder and vanilla syrup flavor on top of the cold brew coffee. 

I can't get enough of this - I'm ordering it so much that I'm way too used to getting a milk mustache!

DIY At Home - How To Make Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam

9. Iced Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Latte 

Starbucks Iced Blonde Vanilla Latte
Iced Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Latte Standard Ingredients
  • Ice
  • blonde espresso
  • milk
  • vanilla syrup

If you love the classic Blonde Vanilla Latte but hate drinking it during hot weather, this Iced Blonde Vanilla Latte is perfect for you. 

It's basically the same drink, only cold instead of hot.

I love asking for this Iced Vanilla Latte to be topped with some vanilla sweet cream or regular whipped cream.

Since it uses a lighter roast, the Iced Blonde Vanilla Latte is perfect even for a mid-day drink or for when you need something refreshing to help you get through a hot summer day. 

10. Iced London Fog Tea Latte 

Starbucks Iced London Fog Tea Latte

Iced London Fog Tea Latte Nutritional Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Nutrients

Tall

(12 fl oz)

Grande

(16 fl oz)

Venti

(20-24 fl oz)

Calories

100

140

210

Total Fat

2 g

2.5 g

3.5 g

Total Carbs

19 g

25 g

37 g

Sugar

19 g

25 g

37 g

Protein

3 g

4 g

6 g

Caffeine

40 mg

40 mg

40 mg

Iced London Fog Tea Latte Standard Ingredients
  • Ice 
  • Milk
  • An Infusion Of Water, Black Tea, Bergamot Essence, Lavender Flowers
  • Vanilla Syrup

Fancy a tea, mate? Introducing your new favorite Starbucks tea drink: Iced London Fog Tea Latte.

This drink has a citrusy flavor with hints of lavender from the earl grey tea blended with milk and vanilla syrup, making tea drinkers fall in love at first sip.

This is such a comforting and refreshing drink that screams spring picnics for me. Sipping on one makes me want to read a mystery novel in the sun.

If you enjoy earl grey tea more than coffee, this cup is perfect for you. 

11. Iced Caramel Macchiato 

Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiato

Iced Caramel Macchiato Nutritional Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Nutrients

Tall

(12 fl oz)

Grande

(16 fl oz)

Venti

(20-24 fl oz)

Calories

180

250

350

Total Fat

5 g

7 g

9 g

Total Carbs

26 g

37 g

53 g

Sugar

24 g

34 g

49 g

Protein

7 g

10 g

13 g

Caffeine

75 mg

150 mg

225 mg

Iced Caramel Macchiato Standard Ingredients
  • Milk
  • Ice
  • Brewed Espresso
  • Vanilla Syrup
  • Caramel Sauce

I won’t go over why the Caramel Macchiato is in my list of vanilla drinks again because you’ve read it above. 

But if you love sweet cold drinks with vanilla flavor, be sure to add this to your list!

This classic drink is fairly similar to an Iced Vanilla Latte, but with a stronger espresso flavor coming through.

The Iced Caramel Macchiato is like drinking a coffee milkshake with caramel sauce, so of course I love it!

12. Iced Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Latte 

Starbucks Iced Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Latte
Iced Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Latte Standard Ingredients
  • espresso
  • coconut milk
  • vanilla Syrup

Since discovering I'm lactose intolerant, I've been experimenting with alternative milks.

The coconut milk gives this coffee a refreshing taste, while the vanilla syrup balances out the flavor of the espresso shot. 

I'm not normally into coconut milk but it works really well here! It brings a tropical creaminess that cuts nicely through the sweetness of the vanilla and strong espresso.

This latte is a great choice for anyone who is vegan and lactose intolerant looking for a tasty vanilla morning brew.

Ask Barista For: An Iced Vanilla Latte with coconut milk.

13. Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino

Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with Holiday Sprinkles

Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino Nutritional Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Nutrients

Grande

(16 fl oz)

Calories

380

Total Fat

16

Total Carbs

54

Sugar

52

Protein

5

Caffeine

0

Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino Standard Ingredients
  • Ice 
  • Milk 
  • Crème Frappuccino Syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Vanilla Bean Powder

Starbucks said that this vanilla drink tastes like happiness - I couldn’t agree more! 

I love ordering one for myself when treating my nieces and nephews to some. I mean, who could resist a flavorful tasting cup of sweet and creamy vanilla.

This Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino is basically a vanilla milkshake and is a great pick for kids and big kids alike.

So, what are you waiting for? Order the Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino as soon as you can. 

Tips For An Even Tastier Drink
  • Ask for vanilla flavor whipped cream or vanilla sweet cream cold foam to up the vanilla ante.
  • Try adding cookie crumbles on top for a cookies and creme twist.

14. London Fog Tea Latte 

Starbucks London Fog Tea Latte

London Fog Tea Latte Nutritional Breakdown 

(Without Modification)

Nutrients

Short

(8 fl oz)

Tall

(12 fl oz)

Grande

(16 fl oz)

Venti

(20-24 fl oz)

Calories

90

140

180

230

Total Fat

2 g

3 g

4 g

5 g

Total Carbs

15 g

22 g

29 g

37 g

Sugar

15 g

22 g

29 g

37 g

Protein

4 g

5 g

7 g

9 g

Caffeine

40 mg

40 mg

40 mg

40 mg

London Fog Tea Latte Standard Ingredients
  • Milk
  • An Infusion Of [Water, Black Tea, Bergamot Essence, Lavender Flowers] 
  • Vanilla Syrup

To me, there's nothing quite like the soothing feeling of holding a delicious cup of hot tea. Earl grey isn't for everyone, but I've always loved its light bergamot and lavender notes. 

The earl grey tea and vanilla flavors blend amazingly, making this a great vanilla alternative to the rich espresso options on my list. 

A cup of London Fog Tea Latte makes me want to curl up and get cozy with a good book.

Since this is a hot beverage, it’s perfect for winter or any day I need a pick-me-up drink. It’s a tea lovers’ dream cup!

15. Starbuck Frappuccino Vanilla Chilled Coffee Drink 

Starbucks Vanilla Bottled Frappuccino
Starbuck Frappuccino Vanilla Chilled Coffee Drink Standard Ingredients
  • vanilla bean powder
  • vanilla bean syrup
  • sweetened milk

Last but definitely not least on my list is the Starbucks ready-to-drink Caffè Vanilla Frappuccino Chilled Coffee. 

You’re probably not expecting this to be here, but this vanilla drink surely deserves a spot. 

The Caffè Vanilla Frappuccino is on the Starbucks menu, but I can also easily find it in my favorite grocery stores, so I can easily stock up.

This means that I can have a Starbucks vanilla drink in the comfort of my own home. 

This chilled vanilla drink has all the strong vanilla bean flavors you'd expect from Starbucks.

Just be careful because there is a lot of sugar in this little bottle. 

Tips For An Even Tastier Drink
  • Pop this bottle in the freezer for a frozen treat.

Starbucks Vanilla Drink Ordering Tips From A Barista

If you love vanilla in all of your coffee and non-coffee drinks, here are some tips on how you can add them to your favorite Starbucks beverages:  

  • Vanilla syrup and vanilla bean powder are the keys to Starbucks vanilla drinks. You can ask your barista to add vanilla syrup (or sugar-free vanilla syrup) to literally any drinks on the Starbucks menu, hot or iced. 
  • If you're looking for low sugar or no sugar Starbucks drinks then you should ask your barista for sugar-free vanilla syrup.
  • For drinks that don’t have any other syrup, you need to pay extra if you request to add vanilla syrup. However, you can replace a syrup or add vanilla syrup to drinks that use other syrups for no additional cost.
  • Another way to add vanilla to your cold drinks is by adding vanilla sweet cream or vanilla sweet cold foam. Not only does the sweet cream cold foam give it extra flavor, but it also transforms the texture of the whole drink.
  • Don’t worry about mixing syrups. The vanilla syrup goes well with almost any flavor, especially hazelnut, mocha, matcha, and cinnamon dolce.

How To Make A Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino Chilled Coffee Drink? (At Home)

If you feel you’re spending too much money on Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino Chilled Coffee Drink (who doesn’t, right?), you can recreate this drink at home.

Starbucks use vanilla bean powder and vanilla syrup to create their Starbucks vanilla drinks, but it's possible to make this drink using just a few ingredients.. 

Follow the recipe below:  

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup coffee grounds 
  • 4 cups milk 
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • Water 
  • Glass or jars 
  • Pitcher (for mixing) 
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Instructions:

  1. 1
    Brew your coffee like you would normally do using the water and coffee grounds. You can use a French press, AeroPress, Moka pot, or any brewing device you have.  
  2. 2
    Once you’ve brewed your coffee, mix all the remaining ingredients in a pitcher until the sugar is dissolved.  
  3. 3
    Pour the mixture in a glass and ice if you want to consume it immediately, or put it in jars and chill in your fridge.  
  4. 4
    Add whipped cream, extra vanilla syrup, sugar, or anything else you like - and enjoy!
Starbucks Iced Vanilla Coffee Drink at home

Frequently Asked Starbucks Vanilla Drink Questions 

How much is a vanilla iced coffee from Starbucks? 

Starbucks' vanilla iced coffee costs $2.25 for a Tall size, $2.65 for a Grande size, and $2.95 for a Venti.

How many pumps of vanilla are in a vanilla latte? 

A Tall vanilla latte has 3 pumps of vanilla syrup, 4 pumps for a Grande, and 5 pumps for a Venti size vanilla latte.

How much caffeine is in Starbucks vanilla iced coffee? 

There’s 115 mg of caffeine in every cup of Starbucks vanilla iced coffee.  

How many calories does a Starbucks vanilla iced coffee have? 

A Starbucks vanilla iced coffee has 120 calories.

Unique Twists On A Classic Flavor!

If you’re obsessed with vanilla Starbucks drinks, you can add vanilla syrup to any of your favorite drinks at Starbucks and no one will stop you. 

Be creative, and you might even whip up your own Starbucks vanilla drink recipe just by adding vanilla syrup to any drink.

If you're looking for somewhere to start, I highly recommend ordering a Vanilla Chai Latte or an Iced London Fog Tea Latte.

References:

1. https://www.starbucks.com/menu/product/2122164/hot

2. https://www.starbucks.com/menu/product/413/hot

3. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/nitro-coffee

Starbucks Vanilla Iced Coffee FAQ

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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