12 Irresistible Starbucks Drinks with Honey

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Starbucks has always been a go-to place for coffee lovers seeking delicious and satisfying beverages. One way to elevate your Starbucks experience is to try their honey drinks. 

Honey is a natural sweetener that adds a unique flavor profile to any drink. If you’re looking to switch up your go-to order, try one of the many Starbucks honey drinks available.

These drinks range in flavor from mellow to moody, catering to every taste preference. Whether you prefer iced or hot beverages, there’s a honey drink for you.

Read this guide with my favorite Starbucks honey drinks and grab one today!

How to Order Honey Drinks at Starbucks

There are a bunch of honey drinks on the regular menu at Starbucks. Honey is a natural sweetener and many prefer to have it instead of sugar if they want their drinks a little bit healthier. 

But, if you want to add honey as a sweetener to a non-honey drink, you can do that easily too.

There are two ways to include honey in your Starbucks drink:

  • Honey Packets: 100% pure honey that can be used as a sweetener instead of sugar.
  • Honey Blend: A coffee syrup blend made with honey, water, and some additives.

To order Starbucks honey drinks online, follow the steps below:

  1. Click the Customize button.
  1. Under Sweeteners, choose either Add Sweetener Packets or Add Liquid Sweeteners. 
  2. From the dropdown menu under Add Sweetener Packets, choose Honey. 
  1. Under the Add Liquid Sweeteners option, choose a honey blend. 

What’s great about Starbucks honey drinks is that they have a natural honey flavor that adds a sweet flavor and taste.

These honey drinks come in both hot and iced and coffee and non-coffee versions so you can enjoy a honey drink exactly the way you want. There are fruity drinks you can concoct with honey as well as blended teas with honey to drive away a cold.

You can ask for honey packets at the store and they come without any extra cost. But, you need to pay extra if you want the honey blend in your drink.

Facts about Starbucks Honey Blend

While the pack of honey contains 100% pure honey, the Starbucks Honey Blend is a mix of 64% honey with water and other additives – potassium sorbate, natural flavors, xanthan gum, and citric acid. The additives in it give it a longer shelf life.

The honey blend is thinner than pure honey, making it easier for baristas to dispense it from a pump and mix it into cold drinks. 

Each pump of the honey blend contains 20 calories, making it lighter than the honey packet as pure honey per pack contains 43 calories. Keep in mind not to add too many pumps of the honey blend to your drink, otherwise, it won’t be as healthy.

12 Best Starbucks Honey Drinks

Make the most of those days when you feel honey-dewy by ordering one of these fantastic Starbucks honey drinks:

1. Honey Almond Milk Cold Brew

Starbucks Honey Almond Milk Cold Brew

When a plain cold brew won’t do, go for one of my absolute favorite Starbucks drinks with almond milk – Honey Almond Milk Cold Brew.

While the 2 pumps of the signature honey blend lend a light sweetness to the Grande size of the drink, the almond milk adds the nutty flavor and creaminess. You get a beverage that will leave you asking for more!

2. Iced Honey Oatmilk Latte

Starbucks Iced Honey Oatmilk Latte

In Iced Honey Oatmilk Latte a divine combo of two shots of unadulterated espresso, oat milk, and 3 pumps of the honey blend (Grande size) is poured over to craft this perfect summer coffee beverage. 

The toasted honey topping lends a savory flavor to the drink and is literally a toast to all things savory and sweet. 

Cheers to one of the best Starbucks drinks with oat milk!

3. Honey Citrus Mint Tea

What started out as a customer creation now sits proudly on the Starbucks regular menu. The Honey Citrus Mint Tea aka Medicine Ball combines the flavors of Jade Citrus Mint green tea and Peach Tranquility Herbal tea. 

The healthy drink is further enhanced by steamed lemonade, hot water, and 2 pumps of honey blend in a Grande cup. It’s great to soothe a soar throat and cold. 

4. Honey Almondmilk Flat White

The Grande size Honey Almondmilk Flat White is made with whopping 3 shots of Starbucks Blonde Espresso Roast — enough to put some pep in your step for sure!

Almond milk and 4 pumps of honey blend add nuttiness and sweetness to this creamy beverage. On my cheat days, I swap the almond milk for vanilla sweet cream to savor the forever favorite vanilla flavor.

Like all Starbucks drinks, you can customize this one too by choosing ristretto or long shot options:

5. Honey Bee Cold Brew (Secret Menu)

I love the amazing taste of Honey Bee Cold Brew with the creamy, nutty, and sweet flavors of almond milk, vanilla, and honey. 

To order this drink, ask for a Venti-size Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew with light ice. 

Flavor with 2 pumps of vanilla syrup and top off with vanilla sweet cream cold foam, honey drizzle, and toasted honey topping. 

On days I feel more adventurous, I experiment with various Starbucks sauces and syrups to see which one I like best in this beverage. 

This beverage has a minimum of 190 calories – 80 from a Venti cup of Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew, 40 from 2 pumps of vanilla syrup, and 69.2 from the vanilla sweet cream cold foam. 

6. Honey Oatmilk Latte

One of the best Starbucks hot drinks with oat milk, a Grande size of the Honey Oatmilk Latte combines 2 espresso shots with 3 pumps of the honey blend, and steamed oat milk. 

Add some toasted honey topping and you have yourself a warmer with the dominant flavor of coffee set off by the natural flavor of honey and the rich mouthfeel of oat milk. 

Feeling extra chilly?

Customize the drink with extra hot milk to keep you warm:

7. Iced Honey Almondmilk Flat White 

This is the iced version of the Honey Almondmilk Flat White. 

Almond milk, 3 shots of espresso, and 4 pumps of the honey blend are combined and poured over ice for a delightful iced drink. 

To customize it your way, adjust the number of honey blend pumps, espresso shots, and milk subs, and even get more, less, light, or no ice. 

On particularly warm days, I ask for extra ice to keep my drink cool.

8. Honey Almondmilk Nitro Cold Brew

Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew is one of the best Starbucks cold brew drinks that form the base of this beverage. The Grande size adds 2 pumps of the honey blend for light sweetness. 

When a regular splash of almond milk is added, it creates a visual orchestra – clouds of almond milk swirling into the nitro cold brew for the perfect marble effect. 

Available in only Tall and Grande sizes, what I like about this drink is that the larger size has only 50 calories, helping me stay on my diet course. 

9. Honey Nut Cheerios Frappuccino (Secret Menu)

Want to get both cereals and coffee in a drinkable format to kickstart your day? Well, here’s a Starbucks secret menu favorite – Honey Nut Cheerios Frappuccino.

First, order a Grande Coffee Frappuccino. To the Coffee Frappuccino, add one pump of hazelnut syrup for the warm, nutty flavor. Then ask for two packets of honey to be added. 

Finish off with a cloud of whipped cream, honey drizzle, and caramel ribbon crunch topping for a crunchy texture.

The Grande Coffee Frappuccino has 230 calories and with the toppings, it’s going to be much higher.

10. Honey Nut Macchiato (Secret Menu)

Another secret menu drink that makes the best Starbucks holiday drink is the honey nut macchiato. 

How to order this drink? Start by asking for a caramel macchiato. Instead of vanilla syrup, ask for chestnut praline syrup – 3 pumps for a Grande. 

Add a packet or two of honey, depending on how sweet you want the drink to be.

The Venti cup of caramel macchiato has 310 calories and this will dial up with the honey topping and syrup. 

11. Winnie-the-Pooh Frappuccino (Secret Menu)

Add the wisdom of Winnie the Pooh to your Starbucks drink! 

To order Winnie-the-Pooh Frappuccino, start by ordering a vanilla bean creme frappuccino. Then choose cinnamon dolce sprinkles, cinnamon powder, caramel drizzle, and honey for the topping.

The spicy cinnamon, warm vanilla, and nutty caramel flavors come alive with the Midas’ touch of sweet honey. 

Certainly, a beverage to bring out the child in you on a sultry day!

A Venti cup of vanilla bean creme frappuccino contains 470 calories and the toppings will add to the calories.

12. Honey Peach Freeze (Secret Menu)

Finally something fruity and refreshing! The Honey Peach Freeze is safely tucked into the Starbucks secret menu so make sure you know how to order it before you go.

Ask for a Venti lemonade blended with peach juice, a splatter of guava juice, and 4 pumps of the honey blend. 

Drizzle the inside of the cup with agave and top off the drink with vanilla sweet cream cold foam and a generous sprinkle of toasted honey topping.

Voila! A refreshingly fruity drink is ready to be sipped and enjoyed!

With 160 calories in the lemonade, 69 calories in the cold foam, and 80 calories in the honey blend, it will be way more than this after you’re done adding the other ingredients.

Worried about getting too many calories from a Starbucks honey drink?

Check out the table below and choose a low-calorie option like one of the cold brews:

Starbucks Drinks with HoneyCalories in Venti Size
Honey Almond Milk Cold Brew80
Iced Honey Oatmilk Latte300
Honey Citrus Mint Tea150
Honey Almondmilk Flat White210
Honey Bee Cold Brew>190 
Honey Oatmilk Latte360
Iced Honey Almondmilk Flat White 200
Honey Almondmilk Nitro Cold Brew50 (Grande cup)
Honey Nut Cheerios Frappuccino>230 (Grande cup)
Honey Nut Macchiato>310
Winnie-the-Pooh Frappuccino>470
Honey Peach Freeze>309

Final Thoughts on Starbucks Drinks with Honey

Starbucks offers a wide variety of honey drinks, from the Honey Almond Milk Cold Brew to the Honey Peach Freeze. 

The Starbucks honey blend is the perfect sweetener for teas, lattes, and cold brews. However, some of my friends think that honey spoils the taste of real coffee.

The best way to find out is to try it yourself. Either way, I’m not going to judge!

So are you ready to experience a new flavor profile that is both sweet and complex?

Give one of these delicious honey drinks a try on your next visit to Starbucks and see what all the buzz is about!

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