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Starbucks Debuts Its First-Ever Vegan As-Is Holiday Drink, the Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte

No modifications are needed for this festive beverage!

It’s that time of year where restaurants and brands roll out holiday offerings left and right—yesss! From soups, pastries, and pies, to ice cream and coffee drinks, we’re drowning in festive, delicious goodness. Today, Starbucks debuts its first-ever vegan as-is holiday drink, the Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte. Let red cup season begin!

Starbucks’ Vegan Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte

Starbucks recently released its highly anticipated holiday food and beverage menu which features returning customer favorites and new releases. Among the new items is the Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte. Starbucks describes the drink as a “modern twist on a holiday classic,” as it’s inspired by spritz cookies, which are a traditional German holiday treat.

The vegan Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte contains Starbucks’ Blonde Espresso Roast, sugar cookie syrup, and almond milk with red and green sprinkles on top. Whether hot or iced, the beverage is entirely vegan without modifications.

The almond flavor from the almond milk makes for a natural pairing with the nutty notes in Starbucks Blonde Espresso. We also wanted to harness the buttery and vanilla notes of the cookie, which you can pick up in the aroma from that first sip from the sugar cookie-flavored syrup and sprinkles. It reminds me of making cookies with my mom and sisters growing up. It gives me all the nostalgic feels of the holiday,” shared Erin Marinan, Product Development Manager for Starbucks R&D.

Starbucks Has Several Vegan-Friendly Holiday Drinks This Year

In addition to the Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte, Starbucks has several vegan-friendly holiday drinks this year. For all of these drinks, just substitute cow’s milk with your plant-based milk of choice and avoid whipped cream.

  • Peppermint Mocha: This life-changing drink is back for its 19th year. Featuring espresso, steamed milk, sweet mocha sauce, peppermint syrup, and dark chocolate curls on top, this sippable sweet is sure to brighten your spirit!
  • Irish Cream Cold Brew: This refreshing beverage has cold brew, Irish cream-flavored syrup, and vanilla sweet cream foam with a hint of cocoa powder on top.
  • Chestnut Praline Latte: With espresso, steamed milk, flavor hints of caramelized chestnuts and spices, and spiced praline crumbs, this warm and cozy coffee is sure to be a staple item in your routine this season.

Starbucks’ holiday menu is available until early January, or while supplies last. For more information, visit Starbucks.com.

Allie Mitchell

@alliemitch

Allie is a writer, musical theatre performer, yoga instructor, and walking vegan restaurant directory. On any given day, you can catch her making tofu scramble, scouring Trader Joe’s for new plant-based products, or watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie! Visit her website at alexandrammitchell.com.

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