10 Best Hot Drinks At Starbucks
Starbucks has taken the world by storm with its delicious drinks, foods and awesome service. There’s a reason that regulars visit there so often. Everything is just so dang good.
Really, though, can you think of anything better than a ice cold tea from Starbucks on a hot summer day? What about something warm and delicious on one of those supremely cold and gloomy days? What’s better than that?
However, it can be hard to decide what you want to order when you go, because they have so many different items on their menu. The quantity is insane! You can always find yourself standing there for 20 minutes before even beginning to decide what you really want. Especially when it comes to the melt in your mouth hot drinks that they sell. The categories are endless and the drinks seem to spawn infinity. That’s why we have created this list of the best top ten hot drinks that Starbucks sells today! Sometimes you need something to reference when you are in a hurry. Don’t worry- We got’chu!
- Vanilla Latte.
Yes, a vanilla latte sounds a little too vanilla, but we promise it’s not! It’s one of the most popular drinks ordered by Starbucks customers. Starbucks makes their vanilla latte with an amazing, rich blend of espresso, steamed milk and vanilla syrup. If there is anything that’s perfect on a winter day or after a bad breakup, it’s the vanilla latte. Sometimes, you have to keep it simple, but keeping it simple doesn’t mean it has to be dissatisfying to your tastebuds. Worried about lattes because you aren’t a milk drinker? No worries, you can substitute the milk with several different options, such as coconut milk and almond milk. If you are trying to stick with your diet you can request sugar-free vanilla syrup and skim or nonfat milk. If you feel like you need an extra kick, you can ask for an extra shot of espresso. This latte is perfect for anyone, anytime!
- Chai Tea Latte.
We aren’t done with the lattes quite yet! One of the things that makes Starbucks so famous is how delicious they make their lattes. That includes this beautiful chai latte hybrid. The chai tea latte is created by infusing black tea with bits of cinnamon, clove, warm spices and steamed milk. It has all the elements of a relaxing tea and an energizing latte. The best part of this warm drink is that it is perfectly complimented with soy milk instead of regular milk! There’s just something about the soy milk that goes along with all the other beautiful flavors in this drink. This type of beverage just goes to show you that you can definitely have the best of both worlds.
- Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate.
Not really a big fan of any of their coffee or tea flavors? Don’t fret, Starbucks has your back. They serve some of the most to-die-for hot chocolate around. Although they serve several different types, such as the tuxedo hot chocolate and the molten hot chocolate, nothing compares to a perfect hot cocoa like their salted caramel hot cocoa. Starbucks steams the milk of your choice to make this drink. They then pour in amazing mocha sauce, toffee nut and vanilla syrup. At the end of their masterpiece they top it off with whipped cream, caramel sauce, sea salt and turbinado sugar. Is your mouth watering yet? It should be ‘cause that sounds like heaven.
- Caffe Americano.
Not everything has to be fancy and full of sugar the next time you visit your local Starbucks. You can keep it quaint by ordering one of their americanos. It’s perfect for people who just adore the taste of coffee and everything it has to offer. All it takes to make this delicious hot drink is a few espresso shots. Literally that’s it! They just top it with a light layer of hot water so the top becomes layered with some crema. It’s a deep, rich flavored beverage. It also holds a whopping 225 mgs of caffeine, perfect for those early morning risers or those trying to pull an all nighter!
Wow, a cappuccino sure sounds good right now, doesn’t it? Starbucks makes amazing coffee drinks all around and their cappuccino at the top of the best hot drinks list. Another simple drink, yet extremely flavorful in every way. Starbucks uses one of its darkest espresso blends to create this well liked drink. A layer of thick foam is stretched on the top of it and voila- You have this amazing drink perfect for morning or night. You can use different types of milk or milk substitutes, if you aren’t digging the whole milk that barista’s usually throw in.
- Caramel Macchiato.
Caramel mach’s literally seem to help your worries melt away. They are the perfect drink when you are cramming for exams or out on a fall walk. There is nothing lame about this warm drink! Nothing lame at all. These are one of the more popular choices of coffee drinkers. Not a great choice if you are trying to avoid the dairy, as a majority of what makes a macchiato a macchiato is the brilliant use of milk in it. Starbucks baristas use freshly steamed milk to create a caramel mach. Vanilla syrup is then infused with espresso and caramel is drizzled on top! It’s really an amazing creation. Thank you Starbucks.
- Cinnamon Dolce Latte.
Starbucks is the true master at crafting perfect lattes. We all know that, right? That’s why we go back time and time again. The cinnamon dolce latte is the perfect mixture of coffee flavors and sugary sweet flavors. The baristas make this delight by steaming milk and adding their famous cinnamon dolce syrup into a beautiful blend of espresso. They add sweetened whipped cream and cinnamon dolce topping. Doesn’t that sound perfect? We think so.
- Peach Tranquility Herbal Tea.
Tea is perfect for those rainy days where you curl up on your couch with a good book. One of the best teas at Starbucks for those types of days is the peach tranquility herbal tea. It’s one of the better brewed teas the coffee chains serves up. It’s a peach tea infused with citrus tones and herbal flavors like chamomile flowers and rose hip peels. Even the description sounds relaxing.
- Passion Tango Herbal Tea.
This tea is ranted and raved about by Starbucks goers of all kinds! It is the perfect hot drink if you are looking for something that is caffeine free. It is a bright tea and it surely has the ability to brighten up anyone’s tastebuds. It’s made with papaya bits, citrus hibiscus and lemongrass. They even put a dash of cinnamon in their for good measure. We consider it a tea drinker’s paradise. You might too if you give it a shot.
- Green Tea Latte.
Last, but certainly not least comes the delectable green tea latte. Again, it’s a beautiful combination of tea and latte that makes our mouths water! To make this, Starbucks uses matcha, a finely ground form of green tea. They mix it with steamed milk to create what they call, “The perfect zen.”