If you love Starbucks coffee but have problems with all of that lactose or follow a vegan diet, we have some great news for you. From March 2021, Starbucks customers in the United States have been able to enjoy their favorite drinks, now with oat milk!
Using wholesome Oatly oat milk, Starbucks will offer a brand new spring menu nationwide. This creamy and delicious plant-based milk is the perfect complement to fresh Starbucks espresso.
The new oat milk menu includes delicious treats like Honey Oat Milk Latte and Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso drink. Read on and find out what more the new Starbucks oat milk selection has to offer!
If you are looking for more plant-based options, also check out my article about Starbucks soy milk drinks.
Oat Milk in Coffee and Tea
So is oat milk good in tea and coffee?
Over the last few years, oat milk has become increasingly popular with consumers.
This is for a few reasons. First of all, oat milk is free of lactose. As such, lactose intolerant coffee lovers can enjoy their favorite drinks without having digestive problems. Indeed, this creamy milk substitute is a great choice for people who suffer from a range of food intolerances or allergies.
Additionally, oat milk is heart-healthy with the ability to potentially lower cholesterol.
Better yet, it is loaded with naturally rich flavors. As a matter of fact, one of the main reasons oat milk is so popular with coffee drinkers is its thick, creamy taste and smooth consistency.
Unlike almond milk or other plant-based milk options, oat milk has a smooth silky texture and delicately sweet taste. The rich, smooth taste and textures pair wonderfully with fresh espresso. Oat milk offsets the bitterness of coffee and tea quite nicely!
Here is a summary of the advantages of oat milk:
- Good for vegan and lactose intolerant
- Ethical reasons (e.g. animal conditions)
- Usually has less impact on the environment
- Good option if you are allergic to soy or nuts
- Tastes great with coffee and tea
Read my guide on what oat milk does Starbucks use to find out more.
Top 10 Best Starbucks Oat Milk Drinks
Now that you know more about oat milk and why it is a preferable milk substitute for coffee and tea, let’s discuss some of the delicious drinks coming to a Starbucks near you. Many of these drinks are sure to please your taste buds!
Expect beverages with delicately sweet notes, rich consistencies, invigorating flavors, and more. These oat milk drinks are also great for curing a hangover because they are easy on your stomach and boost your energy levels.
1. Honey Oat Milk Latte
The Starbucks Honey Oat Milk Latte is a delicious and refreshing hot drink made with premium medium roast espresso and creamy oat milk. This warm and fragrant beverage features a Starbucks signature honey blend syrup and toasted honey topping for just a touch of sweet natural goodness.
The Honey Oat Milk Latte is steamed until hot using rich oat milk. It has a signature flavor that is delicately sweet and wholesome with nuances of floral honey. This is the perfect hot Starbucks latte for those who love espresso, natural flavors, and bright, sweet honey notes.
2. Iced Oat Latte
If you want to savor the fresh goodness of cold Starbucks espresso without any lactose, then the Iced Oat Milk Latte is for you. This cold and refreshing oat milk drink only has 150 calories in the medium (Grande) size.
Also, it is not too sweet, with only two main ingredients. The first ingredient is Oatly oat milk on ice. Then, fresh espresso is added for a simple and delightfully refreshing, energizing iced latte.
3. Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso
For coffee lovers with a sweet tooth, this fresh and sweet icy drink is sure to be a home run!
Reminiscent of oatmeal cookies, the Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso has a cold, smooth taste with natural spiced cinnamon notes. Nuances of sweet oats and homemade brown sugar add a touch of wholesome goodness.
Three shots of fresh shaken espresso make this an invigorating option to keep you going through your busy day. With cinnamon brown sugar syrup and a dash of cinnamon powder on top, you are sure to love it!
4. Iced Flat White with Oat Milk
If you love Starbucks Flat White drinks, you will be pleased to hear that you can now enjoy your Flat White iced coffee with oat milk.
Made with three shots of Ristretto coffee, this smooth, creamy drink is made better than ever. It offers smooth, cold lactose-free deliciousness!
5. Oat Milk Chai Tea Latte
Love the spiced sweet taste of Starbucks Chai Tea Lattes?
Then you should definitely try the Oat Milk Chai Tea Latte! With oat milk, those spiced chai flavors are more evident than ever.
With sweet natural notes and a rich, thick texture from the oat milk, this is the perfect choice for those seeking warm spiced chai tea sweetness, minus the lactose.
6. Caramel Frappuccino with Oat Milk
The Caramel Frappuccino is easily one of the most popular Starbucks drinks. Sweet, icy, and invigorating, it is a delicious drink to the last sip.
The Oat Milk Caramel Frappuccino uses the same premium espresso and caramel flavors. However, it now has oat milk instead of heavy cream or whole milk.
7. London Fog Latte with Oat Milk
For those who love the taste of tea and milk, the London Fog Latte with Oat Milk is the perfect hot drink.
It comes with a blend of bergamot lavender black tea. Mixed with sweet vanilla syrup, it is perfectly balanced.
Then, freshly steamed oat milk and a frothy foam are added. These ingredients create a warm, rich, and cozy infusion of European-inspired goodness.
8. Iced Blonde Toasted White Chocolate Mocha with Oat Milk
Do you love white chocolate flavors with a touch of toasted deliciousness?
This rich, creamy drink is sure to make you smile! With a white chocolate blend of blonde roast Starbucks coffee, Iced Blonde Toasted White Chocolate Mocha with Oat Milk is perfect for winter, spring, summer, or fall! Now, with silky smooth oat milk.
9. Java Chip Frappuccino with Oat Milk
Nothing compliments coffee better than chocolate. This iced frappuccino shows off a sweet, rich combo for chocolate and coffee lovers alike.
Now, the Java Chip Frappuccino with Oat Milk is better than ever with creamy oat milk!
10. Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino with Oat Milk
Craving something sweet and refreshing?
If so, the Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino with Oat Milk is sure to hit the spot. Blended with ice, it has frappuccino chips, chocolate syrup, espresso, and whipped cream.
With oat milk, it’s healthier than ever! Skip the whipped cream for a lactose-intolerant-friendly pick-me-up.
Read also my other guide and find out which Starbucks frappucinos have caffeine.
Starbucks Oat Milk Drinks – Final Thoughts
So there you have it!
Now you know why oat milk is such a delicious compliment to fresh coffee or tea. Plus, you have the scoop on some of the most delicious drinks available at Starbucks.
With delicious flavors and allergen-free oat milk, coffee consumers are sure to enjoy Starbucks beverages like never before!
If you are on the lookout for more delicious options, check out our recommended Starbucks almond milk drinks.