Are Starbucks 2023 Summer Remix Drinks Vegan?

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Starbucks is finishing out the last couple of weeks of their summer menu with 3 drinks they are calling, Remix Drinks. Are they vegan? Can they be made vegan?

We’ll go thru each Remix Drink and give you all of the information!

Which Summer Drinks Has Starbucks Remixed in 2023?

Starbucks’ Summer Remix Drinks are:

  • Chocolate Cream Cold Brew with Caramel Syrup in a Caramel Lined Cup
  • Iced Chai Latte with Matcha Cream Cold Foam
  • Starbucks Iced Black Tea Lemonade

Are Starbucks 2023 Summer Remix Drinks Vegan?

Let’s go thru each drink… I’ll share with you whether they are vegan as-is, can be made vegan or are not an option.

Chocolate Cream Cold Brew with Caramel Syrup in a Caramel Lined Cup

The Chocolate Cream Cold Brew is NOT vegan since it contains dairy so we have come up with one modified drink and one alternative that would give you the same flavor combination.

–> Be aware that you will not be asking for a caramel lined cup since Starbucks uses their caramel sauce for this. Their caramel sauce is NOT vegan.

The modified version may not be available at every location. You will have to ask if they can do this…

#1: Order a Cold Brew with caramel syrup. Ask for it to be topped with cold foam made with Oat milk, 1 pump of Vanilla Syrup and Mocha Sauce.

If you are interested in more information on ordering cold foams vegan at Starbucks, we have a guide for you hereOpens in a new tab.

#2: Order a Cold Brew with caramel syrup, vanilla syrup, mocha sauce and oat milk. This order will eliminate the extra-ness of asking for a cold foam. Since oat milk provides the most creaminess of the non-dairy milk options Starbucks has, we would like to think this would be the best choice in a cold brew but you can choose which non-dairy milk you like (Oat, Soy, Amond, Coconut).

Vegan Options at Starbucks
Starbucks Shaken Espresso

#3: Order an Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso with Caramel Syrup.
You will not be getting the vanilla in this one so if you still want it, ask for it as well. 🙂

Iced Chai Latte with Matcha Cream Cold Foam

Unfortunately, the Chai Tea Concentrate Starbucks uses for their Iced Chai Latte is not vegan as it contains honey. You can see the ingredients here:

Chai Tea Concentrate [An Infusion Of (Water, Black Tea, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cloves, Natural Flavours, Star Anise), Sugar, Honey, Ginger Juice, Natural Flavours, Vanilla, Citric Acid]

We do not have any alternatives for this drink… as interesting as it sounds. 

Starbucks Iced Black Tea Lemonade

Starbucks Iced Black Tea Lemonade is nothing new on their menu. However, what they are remixing is that you have the option and suggestion to order it blended. Blending it will make this Arnold Palmer style drink have a little slushy feel to it. 

This is your one vegan as-is drink on the remix menu and contains:


In Conclusion…

I like this Summer Remix drink idea Starbucks has created. Apparently, they did it in 2022 as well but we must have missed it.

It’s fun to put a twist on drinks… plus it gives a little buzz around Starbucks in the midst of everyone anticipating their fall menu! 😉


VeggL is the passion project of Jen & Ryan. Both vegan (Jen since 2012, Ryan since 2018), they wanted to help other vegans & plant based folks through an incredibly frustrating process--trying to figure out what you can eat & where in the US. Pictured w/ our pups, Mia & Chompers.

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