20 Best Starbucks Drinks
There’s nothing more homely than grabbing a Starbucks coffee in another country. When that familiar green logo comes into view you simply can’t help it. But did you know that visiting at Starbucks while traveling can also be a cultural experience?
Breaking news: Starbucks don’t just offer the same old cappuccinos and lattes you are used to in your home country, they have exotic and exciting menus that capture the traditional flavors of that particular country, all in one cup! Who knew!
In fact, some people are so excited about the prospect of sampling another Starbucks view on the world that people have been known to travel the world just to try the exciting variety of flavors. And it’s no surprise, the American chain has well over 20,000 locations around the world from Asia to South America, and each one has been adapted to suit that country’s tastes.
Sp, in honor of their dedication to creating incredible cultural coffee, we have put together a list of the world’s best 20 Starbucks drinks from around the world, from China’s Red Bean Green Tea Frappuccino to the Yogurt Frappuccino in Greece. If you ever needed an excuse to travel, here’s one!
1. Coffee and White Tiramisu Frappuccino | Japan
This layered drink is like a tiramisu dessert, but it’s definitely a drink. Lined with a shot of coffee frappuccino, then cookie crumble, next a brownie, then cream cheese mousse, and finally cocoa powder, it’s unbelievably good.
2. Toffee Mocha | Canada
Take the buttery goodness of toffee and mix it with a delicious hot mocha, and you have Canada’s delicious Toffee Mocha. Most popular in the winter and fall when the weather in Canada gets extremely cold, the drink has a rich buttery flavor, with toffee notes that disguises the coffee. Great for a winter’s evening in the snow.
3. Orange Honeycomb Crunch Frappuccino | Indonesia
This creamy Frappuccino is mixed with an orange sauce, topped with crunchy orange honeycomb candy and citrus drizzle. But there’s no coffee in this drink, so don’t expect a caffeine kick, it’s made entirely with cream.
4. Yogurt Fizzio with Mango Jelly | South Korea
This handmade soda drink combines yogurt and mango jelly cubes and is both unique and refreshing. Its one of Starbucks’ gourmet drinks, and is a little bit bubbly and fun.
5. Stracciatella Frappuccino | Switzerland
Indulge in the sweet treat of the Stracciatella in Switzerland, a milk-based gelato with chocolate chunks, all blended together to create this cool and sweet drink.
6. Iced Honey-Vanilla Macchiato | Australia
This drink is made up of steamed milk, infused with honey and vanilla, which is then topped with a shot of espresso and milk foam. A great way to wake up in the morning before hitting the beaches of Sydney.
7. Creme Brulee Macchiato | United Kingdom
Another dessert-like drink, the crème brulee macchiato has a crème brulee sauce, sweet whipped cream, and caramel, perfect for the cold winter evenings in London.
8. Iced Sparkling Espresso with Mint | Seattle, USA
This refreshing, light drink combines an espresso with tonic, mint, and demerara syrup with soda water, and is one of the top drinks in the USA.
9. Summer Berry Panna Cotta Frappuccino | Singapore
With a Panna Cotta base, the drink is filled with blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, and mulberries, that have been blended and iced. A cross between a smoothie and a desert – the drink combines fresh fruit goodness with the soft Panna Cotta. Yum.
10. Dolce Misto | Vietnam
One of the strongest drinks in the Starbucks range, the Dolce Misto includes French Roast coffee, ice and dolce syrup, great for a caffeine kick.
11. Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino | Thailand
A classic frappuccino that takes an ordinary frappuccino flavor and tops it with cheese-flavored whipped cream and crumbled graham crackers on top.
12. Iced Algarrobina Latte | Peru
Based around algarrobina, a syrup that is made from the Black Carob tree, which is popular in Peruvian cuisine, this drink is very, very Peruvian. The sweet syrup is bittersweet and Peruvians use it in smoothies and cocktails to add sweetness without adding sugar. Starbucks have infused the syrup with their classic latte, and drizzled even more on top, to create this cold latte drink.
13. Lemon-Vanilla Frappuccino | Sweden
The crème-based frapp takes inspiration from the classic lemon meringue pie, and mixes lemon sauce, vanilla syrup, and meringue all topped with whipped cream and some delicious lemon drizzle.
14. Mango Jelly Frappuccino | Japan
A fruity frappuccino that blends mango, peach, strawberry, and orange to make a fresh, frozen drink that is also filled with peach jellies. Resembling a cocktail (but without the piece of fruit on the side and umbrella in the top), the drink is fun, tasty and suits the audience.
15. Red Bean Green Tea Frappuccino | China
This drink takes a traditional green tea drunk all across China, turns it into a classic frappuccino and adds a scoop of red beans on top. The drink is so popular that it’s also available now in Hong Kong.
16. Brigadeiro Frappuccino | Brazil
Brigadeiro is a local Brazilian chocolate dessert that is popular throughout the country. And Starbucks have blended ingredients to create a Brazilian frappuccino that includes chocolate chips, a white mocha sauce, mocha sauce and Brigadiero sauce.
17. Dulce de Leche Granizado Frappucino | Argentina
This drink is all about the dulce de leche – one of Argentina’s favorite sweet treats. The coffee-based frappuccino mixes dulce de leche syrup with coffee, milk, ice and chocolate chips. not forgetting the whipped cream and a caramel drizzle to top it all off.
18. Yogurt Frappuccino | Greece
Based on the country’s famous Greece yogurt, this summery drink reflects the Greek sun and sea, as well as its healthy diet. Starbucks mixes yogurt to create the smooth cold frapp, and offers flavors such as honey, strawberry and banana.
19. Copacabana Beach Frappuccino | San Diego
Using the health culture of the coastal city of San Diego in California, the Copacabana Beach Frappuccino swaps in a pina colada mix instead of milk to create this unique drink. Continuing its healthy approach, the drink is topped with a strawberry puree and berry mousse, and finally with pineapple-flavored whipped cream.
20. Lucuma Creme Frappuccino | Peru
The only country that features on this list twice is Peru – with so many traditional flavors on offer it deserves two mentions. The Lucuma Creme Frappuccino is a tangy frapp that is made with cream and a traditional Peruvian fruit called Lucuma. The fruit has a sort of custard flavor, which makes this drink a fruity, creamy dessert. Yum.