If you follow me on social media (and you should-click here), it will come as no surprise to you that I love my coffee! I adore the local coffee shops and frequent those as much as I can but Starbucks is my daily jam. It is my dose of happiness in a cup and a fix I have been unable to break for quite some time. I actually have a little coffee surprise coming for my IG followers this week so it was perfect timing to do this week’s post all about A Social Gal’s Top 5: Starbucks Drinks! Let’s begin!
1. Coffee Frappuccino
The coffee frappuccino is one of my go-to drinks. In general, I am a frappuccino gal but the coffee frap really is one of the best there is. If you haven’t had it, you can probably assume what it takes like, coffee. The flavor is spot on and if you need an extra boost or really love that coffee taste then I suggest adding an extra shot of espresso as an added bonus. The coffee frap is available in the traditional sizes-tall, grande, and venti and is made with regular milk unless specified differently. It does not come with whipped cream on it unless asked for and honestly, is just as good as it comes! There is no wrong way to frappe though.
2. The Pumpkin Spice Latte
I am already dreaming of fall and being able to have the pumpkin spice latte again. A traditional and basic favorite among many, the pumpkin spice latte is well-loved. And for good reason, it’s freaking delicious!
The Starbucks pumpkin spice latte packs a powerful punch and is the right combo of sweet and a little bit spicy. Many places have tried to replicate this exquisite drink but none can do it quite like Starbucks can. Fall officially starts after you have had one of these venti lattes sipped preferably while wearing a cozy sweater and a new pair of fall booties. Like I said, very basic and perfect in every way.
Pro tip: if you are also a frappuccino lover like me, get yourself a pumpkin spice frap this fall. You can thank me later!
3. Caramel Frappuccino
Another frap for the list is the caramel. It is the perfect amount of sweet and coffee-flavored. Additionally, they add the caramel drizzle on top and the drink is just heavenly. If you like a sweet drink or are a caramel lover, this one is a must. It is similar to the coffee frap in that it comes with regular milk but with the option to use non-fat if you prefer and to add whip. Of course, you could ask for it without the caramel drizzle but I don’t know why you would! This drink is a year-round favorite and always a good one!
4. Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
The vanilla bean frappuccino makes my A Social Gal’s Top 5: Starbucks Drinks list even though it is not an everyday drink for me. I only get this deliciousness on occasion but it is well worth noting. This frap reminds me more of a milkshake and a sweet treat than it does a coffee. Which is why I don’t get it very often. When I do get one, it is usually as a replacement for a sweet tooth rather than a shake. So if you are looking to try something a little different then get yourself one of these sweet treats and start or end your day off right!
5. Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino
I told ya I was a frap girl. Not apologizing that 4/5 on this list are frappuccinos because they are just that good.
Anyway, the matcha green tea frap at Starbucks is fantastic. I have tried matcha at other places and it is just not the same. Don’t be fooled by its bright green color, this drink is so good. I prefer to get it topped with some whipped cream because it mixes in well with the drink and makes it taste even better. Of course, that is optional but it is an add-on I recommend. What I like about the matcha green tea frap so much is that it is light, refreshing, and has natural caffeine in it. Even if you don’t think you are a matcha green tea drinker, I encourage you to give this drink a try because it has such a unique taste that you are likely to become hooked on. Which is exactly what happened to me!
Let me know by commenting below if we love any of the same drinks! And be sure to check out the previous Top 5 categories here.