Starbucks Adds Irish Cream Cold Brew to List of Vegan-Friendly Holiday Drinks
Available for a limited time at participating locations in the United States and Canada, the new Irish Cream Cold Brew at Starbucks can be made vegan! Just swap out the dairy for coconut, almond, or soy milk for a delicious plant-based treat.
The drink combines cold brew and new Irish cream syrup. It’s poured over ice, topped with vanilla cream foam, and dusted with cocoa! Starbucks product developer Erin Marinan, who created the drink, said:
It pairs so well with cold brew because of the chocolate flavor in the Irish cream and the cocoa notes from the coffee. I think about that customer who’s in the middle of work or shopping, and this will help get them into the holiday spirit for the rest of the day.
But this exciting new brew is just one of many plant-based holiday drinks at Starbucks! Here are a few of our favorites (don’t forget to swap out the dairy milk and skip the whipped cream):
Chestnut Praline Latte
This decadent drink takes signature Starbucks espresso and combines it with steamed milk and the flavors of caramelized chestnuts and spices. Order it without the whipped cream, but keep the chestnut praline crumbs—they’re vegan!
This holiday classic is not to be missed! Mixing espresso with steamed milk, sweet mocha sauce, and peppermint syrup, this drink is guaranteed to put you in a festive mood.
S’mores Hot Chocolate
This secret treat is not on the regular menu, but just add chestnut-praline syrup to your hot chocolate for a yummy campfire-inspired drink!
Candy Cane Frappuccino
This is another well-kept secret! Order a Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino with peppermint syrup to create your own holiday treat.
Caramel Apple Spice
Are you looking for a delicious, caffeine-free way to warm up? The Caramel Apple Spice is perfect! Just order it without the whipped cream or caramel sauce and you’re all set.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
This classic hot chocolate with a hint of holiday magic is made by combining chocolate-mocha sauce, peppermint syrup, and dark chocolate curls.