31 Vanilla Starbucks Drinks (Including Secret Menu)

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Vanilla is in many Starbucks drinks, hot and iced. Here’s a list of every drink with vanilla at Starbucks, plus secret menu beverages.

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Vanilla Drinks at Starbucks

Vanilla is the most popular flavor to add to coffee and it’s in many Starbucks drinks.

Vanilla is very versatile and it’s in syrups, cold foams, and powders to flavor hot and iced drinks, and Frappuccinos.

If you love vanilla and are looking for new beverages to try, check out the drinks below!

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5 Ways to Add Vanilla to a Drink

1. Vanilla syrup
Vanilla syrup is used to flavor and sweeten vanilla flavored drinks. Ask for pumps of vanilla syrup to add to any drink, hot or iced.

2. Sugar-free vanilla syrup
Vanilla is one the only sugar-free syrup available at Starbucks. It’s sweetened with sucralose, which is known as Splenda. 

3. Vanilla sweet cream
Vanilla sweet cream is vanilla syrup and cream together in one. It’s in the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew.

4. Vanilla sweet cream cold foam
The vanilla sweet cream is blended in a special blender to make into a fluffy cold foam. Top any iced drink with this vanilla flavored cold foam.

5. Vanilla bean powder
This is only used in Frappuccinos and it’s not added to hot or cold beverages.

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Tips on Ordering Vanilla Drinks

  • Vanilla syrup can be added to any drink, hot or iced. Vanilla syrup goes well in plain coffee drinks like cold brew or Americano but it’s especially popular in a latte, making a Vanilla Latte one of the most ordered drinks at Starbucks.
  • If you’re adding vanilla syrup to a drink that doesn’t include any other syrups, there will be an extra charge, but if you replace a syrup or add vanilla syrup to a drink with other syrups, there isn’t an additional cost.
  • An easy and delicious way to add vanilla into a cold drink is to add vanilla sweet cream cold foam. It makes any drink even better.
  • Vanilla sweet cream can be added to replace all milks in drinks, and it can be steamed.
  • Although most flavors go with vanilla, it’s popular when added with cinnamon dolce syrup, hazelnut syrup, mocha sauce, and matcha.
  • Equal parts hazelnut and vanilla syrups make a Starbucks version of French vanilla syrup.
  • You can buy Starbucks vanilla syrup if the Starbucks location has extras in stock. Out of all the syrups, you’ll have the most luck purchasing vanilla syrup since it’s the most popular syrup and stores usually keep extras.

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Best Starbucks Vanilla Drinks, Ranked

1. Caramel Macchiato
2% Milk + Espresso + Vanilla Syrup + Caramel Sauce
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg
Calories in a grande: 310
Sugar in a grande: 42 g

Surprised to see this top the list of vanilla drinks? Caramel Macchiato are essentially Vanilla Latte with caramel drizzled on top. Popular customizations include adding blonde roast shots instead of dark roast and asking for extra caramel drizzle to line the inside the of cup.
Drink sizes: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

MAKE IT AT HOME: Starbucks Caramel Macchiato Copycat

2. Iced Caramel Macchiato
Ice + 2% Milk + Espresso + Vanilla Syrup + Caramel Sauce 
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg
Calories in a grande: 250
Sugar in a grande: 34 g

This is an iced version a Caramel Macchiato, and just like the hot drink, it’s a vanilla latte with caramel drizzled on top. It’s often ordered “upside down” and with vanilla sweet cream cold foam.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

MAKE IT AT HOME: Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiato Copycat

3. Vanilla Latte
2% Milk + Espresso + Vanilla Syrup
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg
Calories in a grande: 250
Sugar in a grande: 35 g

Technically, the Vanilla Latte isn’t on the menu but every Starbucks barista will know how to make one since it’s such a popular drink. To customize, try adding brown sugar syrup or caramel syrup with oatmilk.
Drink sizes: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

4. Iced Vanilla Latte
2% Milk + Espresso + Vanilla Syrup
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg
Calories in a grande: 190
Sugar in a grande: 28 g

Customize this iced espresso drink with vanilla sweet cream cold foam.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

MAKE IT AT HOME: Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte Copycat

5. Blonde Vanilla Latte
2% Milk + Blonde Espresso + Vanilla Syrup
Caffeine in a grande: 170 mg
Calories in a grande: 250
Sugar in a grande: 35 g

This drink has the same ingredients as a regular Vanilla Latte, but it’s made with Starbucks’ signature blonde espresso, a lighter roasted espresso instead their dark roast.
Drink sizes: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

6. Iced Blonde Vanilla Latte
Ice + 2% Milk + Blonde Espresso + Vanilla Syrup
Caffeine in a grande: 170 mg
Calories in a grande: 190
Sugar in a grande: 28 g

If you want your Iced Vanilla Latte slightly smoother with a little more caffeine, get this version of Vanilla Latte made with blonde espresso. Popular customizations include adding extra vanilla syrup, or cinnamon dolce syrup, or swapping out 2% milk with oatmilk. Or, try it with vanilla sweet cream cold foam.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti, Trenta

MAKE IT AT HOME: Starbucks Iced Blonde Vanilla Latte Copycat

7. Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino
Ice + Whole Milk + Creme Frappuccino Syrup + Vanilla Bean Powder + Whipped Cream
Caffeine in a grande: 0 mg
Calories in a grande: 380
Sugar in a grande: 52 g

This Frappuccino is caffeine-free and popular with kids.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

MAKE IT AT HOME: Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Copycat

8. Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
Ice + Cold Brew + Vanilla Syrup + Vanilla Sweet Cream
Caffeine in a grande: 185 mg
Calories in a grande: 110
Sugar in a grande: 14 g

Vanilla sweet cream compliments the bold and rich flavors of Starbucks’ cold brewed coffee and there’s a little extra added vanilla directly in the coffee to bring all the flavors together. For a little extra sweetness, add extra caramel drizzle to line the inside of the cup.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti, Trenta

MAKE IT AT HOME: Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew Copycat

9. Vanilla Sweet Cream Nitro Cold Brew
Cold Brew + Vanilla Sweet Cream
Caffeine in a grande: 265 mg
Calories in a grande: 70
Sugar in a grande: 4 g

Nitro Cold Brew is one of the most caffeinated drinks on the Starbucks menu. For those who need that extra caffeine kick but still want a touch of sweetness, this is a great choice. If you like it extra sweet, try adding brown sugar syrup.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande

10. Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew
Ice + Cold Brew + Vanilla Syrup + Salted Caramel Cream Cold Foam
Caffeine in a grande: 185 mg
Calories in a grande: 220
Sugar in a grande: 24 g

Sweet, savory, rich, and bold, a Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew is a refreshing treat. Customize it by adding mocha sauce.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti, Trenta

MAKE IT AT HOME: Starbucks Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew Copycat

11. Caffè Vanilla Frappuccino
Ice + Whole Milk + Coffee Frappuccino Syrup + Coffee + Vanilla Bean Powder + Whipped Cream
Caffeine in a grande: 95 mg
Calories in a grande: 400
Sugar in a grande: 64 g

The vanilla bean powder gives the frozen drink a slightly different vanilla flavor than other vanilla drinks at Starbucks.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

12. London Fog Tea Latte
2% Milk + Earl Grey Tea + Vanilla Syrup
Caffeine in a grande: 40 mg
Calories in a grande: 180
Sugar in a grande: 29 g

A London Fog Tea Latte is made with Earl Grey, a black tea flavored with bergamot, a citrus fruit, steamed milk, and vanilla syrup. Try it with oatmilk instead of 2% milk.
Drink sizes: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

13. Iced London Fog Tea Latte
Ice + 2% Milk + Earl Grey Tea + Vanilla Syrup
Caffeine in a grande: 40 mg
Calories in a grande: 140
Sugar in a grande: 25 g

An iced London Fog is a tasty iced tea latte that’s creamy and slightly sweet but will still give a slight caffeine buzz from the black tea in Earl Grey. Try it with oatmilk instead of 2% milk.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

14. Vanilla Creme
2% Milk + Vanilla Syrup + Whipped Cream
Caffeine in a grande: 0 mg
Calories in a grande: 350
Sugar in a grande: 43 g

This is an option for kids or for a hot drink without caffeine. To customize, try it with caramel drizzle or add strawberry puree.
Drink sizes: Kids/Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

Secret Menu Vanilla Drinks

Secret menu drinks are customized Starbucks beverages that grew popular on social media.

Always order secret menu drinks by providing the drink recipe (ingredients and customizations) instead of the drink name since baristas aren’t trained in making them.

15. Tiktok Pink Drink
Base drink: Pink Drink
Customizations: Substitute heavy cream for coconut milk, add scoops of vanilla bean powder and whipped cream
How to order: “Can I get a grande Pink Drink with heavy cream instead of coconut milk, and 2 scoops of vanilla bean powder shaken in, and topped off with whipped cream?”

A rich, decadent version of the regular Pink Drink.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti, Trenta

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16. TikTok Iced White Mocha
Base drink: Iced White Chocolate Mocha
Customizations: Vanilla sweet cream cold foam and extra caramel drizzle
How to order: “Can I get a grande Iced White Mocha with vanilla sweet cream cold foam and caramel drizzle on the sides of the cup?”

A super popular secret menu drink, it’s like dessert in a cup.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

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17. Iced Vanilla Chai Latte
Base drink: Iced Chai Tea Latte
Customizations: Add vanilla syrup
How to order: “Can I get a grande Iced Vanilla Chai Latte?” or “Can I get a grande Iced Chai Latte with vanilla?”

This is one of the easiest secret menu drinks to order since there’s only one customization, and it’s a very popular request. You can also get this hot.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

18. TikTok Iced Chai Latte
Base drink: Iced Chai Tea Latte
Customizations: Substitute oatmilk instead of 2% milk, add brown sugar syrup, and vanilla sweet cream cold foam
How to order: “Can I get a grande Iced Chai Latte with oat milk, 2 pumps brown sugar syrup, and vanilla sweet cream cold foam?”

Iced Chai Latte made even more delicious and creamy with vanilla sweet cream cold foam and brown sugar syrup.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

19. The Undertow
Base drink: Doppio espresso
Customizations: Add vanilla syrup, half and half
How to order: “Can I get 2 shots of espresso with 2 pumps vanilla and 2 ounces of cold half and half in a short cup? Can you layer the drink so it’s vanilla at the bottom, half & half, then topped with espresso?”

Just remember 2, 2, 2! 2 shots, 2 pumps, 2 ounces. This is a very short drink (less than 5 ounces in all) so it’s good for a quick boost. There are no size variations available for this drink. 
Drink size: Short

20. Cookies and Cream Cold Brew
Base drink: Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
Customizations: 1 pump of vanilla syrup instead of 2, add white mocha sauce, and vanilla sweet cream cold foam with 2 pumps of mocha blended in
How to order: “Can I get a grande Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew with 1 pump vanilla instead of 2, 3 pumps white mocha, and topped with cold foam with 2 pumps of mocha blended in?”

This one is a little more complicated to order since there are multiple modifications. This can only be ordered in person since the mocha in the cold foam isn’t a customization that’s available on the app.
Drink sizes: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti, Trenta

21. French Vanilla Latte
Base drink: Vanilla Latte
Customizations: Add hazelnut syrup
How to order: “Can I get a grande Vanilla Latte with 2 pumps hazelnut and 2 pumps vanilla?”
Hazelnut and vanilla syrups combine to create French vanilla. You can also get this iced.
Drink sizes: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

22. French Vanilla Frappuccino
Base drink: Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino
Customizations: Add hazelnut syrup
How to order: “Can I get a grande Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with 2 pumps hazelnut?”
Hazelnut brings out a deeper sweetness in the vanilla. It’s also caffeine-free.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

23. Cotton Candy Frappuccino
Base drink: Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino
Customizations: Add raspberry syrup
How to order: “Can I get a grande Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with 2 pumps raspberry?”

Tasting surprisingly like cotton candy, it’s caffeine-free and easy to order since there’s just one modification.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

24. Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino
Base drink: Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino
Customizations: Add cinnamon dolce syrup
How to order: “Can I get a grande Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with 2 pumps cinnamon dolce?”
Vanilla and cinnamon dolce syrups come together in this Frappuccino to make a flavor that tastes like a cinnamon roll.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

25. Fruity Pebbles Frappuccino
Base drink: Strawberry Creme Frappuccino
Customizations: Substitute classic syrup for vanilla syrup and raspberry syrup
How to order: “Can I get a grande Strawberry Creme Frappuccino with no classic syrup, 2 pumps vanilla, and 1 pump raspberry?”
This drink gets an extra pink color from the addition of raspberry syrup and tastes like cereal milk.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

26. Candy Cane Frappuccino
Base drink: Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino
Customizations: Add peppermint syrup
How to order: “Can I get a grande Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with 2 pumps peppermint?” 
Starbucks is known for their seasonal drinks but you can get this Frappuccino at any time beyond the holidays since all the ingredients to make this drink are available all year.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

27. Skittles Frappuccino 
Base drink: Strawberry Creme Frappuccino
Customizations: Add vanilla syrup and raspberry syrup, remove classic syrup
How to order: “Can I get a grande Strawberry Cream Frappuccino with no classic syrup, 3 pumps vanilla, and 1 pump raspberry?”
Vanilla, raspberry, and strawberry flavors combine to make this sweet frozen drink.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

28. Frozen Hot Chocolate Frappuccino
Base drink: Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino
Customizations: Add vanilla syrup and blend whipped cream into the drink
How to order: “Can I get a grande Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino with 3 pumps vanilla and whipped cream blended in?”

Adding the whipped cream directly into the blended drink gives this secret menu item a creamier texture.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

29. Santa Claus Frappuccino [Seasonal]
Base drink: Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino
Customizations: Strawberry puree layered on the bottom of the cup, then another layer in the middle, red and green sprinkles on top
How to order: “Can I get a grande layered Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino with strawberry puree on the bottom, Frappuccino, then a layer of strawberry puree in the middle, Frappuccino again, then topped with whipped cream and red and green sprinkles?”

This drink can be ordered all year if you take out the red and green sprinkles which are only available during the holiday season.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

30. Frosty Frappuccino 
Base drink: Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
Customizations: Heavy cream, add scoops of chocolate malt powder, mocha drizzle
How to order: “Can I get a grande Vanilla Bean Frappuccino made with heavy cream and 2 scoops of chocolate malt powder blended in and with mocha drizzle?” 

Inspired by the popular Wendy’s drink, Frosty, this Starbucks secret menu version is creamy and delicious.   
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

31. Bubble Tea
Base drink: Iced Black Tea
Customizations: Replace water with oatmilk, add brown sugar syrup, and vanilla syrup
How to order: “Can I get a grande Iced Black Tea shaken with oatmilk instead of water and 4 pumps of brown sugar syrup, and 2 pumps vanilla syrup?”

There are no tapioca pearls (boba) in this bubble tea Starbucks version but it tastes just as good.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti, Trenta

32. Caramel Macchiato Frappuccino
Base drink: Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
Customizations: Add 1-2 shots of espresso (“affogato-style”) and caramel drizzle
How to order: “Can I get a grande Vanilla Bean Frappuccino, affogato-style, with caramel drizzle?”

This drink is available in Starbucks locations in Asia but not in the US.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

Questions You May Have

How many calories and sugar are in a pump of vanilla? 

Each pump of vanilla syrup has about 20 calories and 5 grams of sugar. 

How do I order a skinny vanilla latte? 

A “skinny” version of any Starbucks drink usually means nonfat milk and sugar-free syrup. To order a skinny vanilla latte, ask for sugar-free vanilla and nonfat milk instead of 2% milk.

Is there vanilla in the whipped cream at Starbucks?

Yes! The whipped cream is made with vanilla syrup and cream.

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