Dairy Free Frappuccinos at Starbucks (2022)


Starbucks is awesome when it comes to their variety of drinks but a question that gets asked often, especially in the hot summer months is, are any of the Frappuccinos dairy free or vegan?

The short answer is no. When ordering directly off the menu, not one of Starbucks’ Frappuccinos is dairy-free or vegan. However, you can get quite a few of them without dairy by making some modifications. 

Fun Fact: Did you know Starbucks has two different styles of frappuccinos? Coffee Based and Creme Based

Let’s go through each one that is currently listed on Starbucks’ website… only we’re going to veganize them! An ingredients list (from Starbucks’ website) is included with each drink to show you what is in each modified frappuccino.

Coffee Based vs Creme Based. What is the difference?

The Coffee Based Starbucks Frappuccinos use a vegan friendly coffee frappuccino syrup whereas the Creme Based Frappuccinos use a vegan-friendly creme frappuccino syrup.

How To Order Starbucks Frappuccinos Dairy-Free

We’re going to start with the coffee based frappuccinos and then the creme based.

You will see every one of these requires you to pick a non-dairy milk to replace the cow’s milk. Your choices are:

  • Oat
  • Soy
  • Almond
  • Coconut

– coffee based frappuccinos –

Coffee Frappuccino

Order a Coffee Frappuccino with your choice of non-dairy milk.

Ingredients: Non-Dairy Milk +

Ice, Coffee Frappuccino Syrup [Sugar, Water, Natural Flavor, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid], Coffee.

Espresso Frappuccino

Order an Espresso Frappuccino with your choice of non-dairy milk.

Ingredients: Non-Dairy Milk +

Ice, Coffee Frappuccino Syrup [Sugar, Water, Natural Flavor, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid], Coffee, Brewed Espresso.

Mocha Frappuccino

Order a Mocha Frappuccino with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip.

Ingredients: Non-Dairy Milk +

ICE, COFFEE FRAPPUCCINO SYRUP [SUGAR, WATER, NATURAL FLAVOR, SALT, XANTHAN GUM, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID], VANILLA SYRUP (SUGAR, WATER, NATURAL FLAVORS, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID)], COFFEE, MOCHA SAUCE [WATER, SUGAR, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, NATURAL FLAVOR]

Strarbucks Vegan Frappuccino
Starbucks Chocolate Cookie Crumble Frappuccino and Caffe Vanilla Frap – Veganized.

Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino

Order a Mocha Frappuccino with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip. Ask to add Cookie Crumble.

You ‘could’ order it as a Mocha Cookie Crumble Frapp and then ask for NO whip or frappuccino chips but we had a Starbucks employee reach out and let us know this is the cheaper way to order it. Thanks, Emma!

Ingredients: Non-Dairy Milk +

ICE, COFFEE FRAPPUCCINO SYRUP [SUGAR, WATER, NATURAL FLAVOR, SALT, XANTHAN GUM, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID], VANILLA SYRUP (SUGAR, WATER, NATURAL FLAVORS, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID)], COFFEE, MOCHA SAUCE [WATER, SUGAR, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, NATURAL FLAVOR], CHOCOLATE COOKIE GRIND TOPPING [SUGAR, ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), PALM AND PALM KERNEL OIL, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, SALT, SODIUM BICARBONATE, SOY LECITHIN, NATURAL FLAVOR]

Caramel Frappuccino

Order a Caramel Frappuccino with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip or caramel sauce. SUB the sauce with another pump of Caramel Syrup and/or ask for their Caramel Sugar Topping

Ingredients: Non-Dairy Milk +

ICE, COFFEE FRAPPUCCINO SYRUP [SUGAR, WATER, NATURAL FLAVOR, SALT, XANTHAN GUM, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID], VANILLA SYRUP (SUGAR, WATER, NATURAL FLAVORS, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID)], COFFEE, CARAMEL SYRUP [SUGAR, WATER, NATURAL FLAVOR, CITRIC ACID, POTASSIUM SORBATE]

Optional Add:

CARAMEL SUGAR TOPPING [CANE SUGAR, NATURAL FLAVORS, VEGETABLE COLORS (PUMPKIN, APPLE, PURPLE CARROT, HIBISCUS), SALT, ANNATTO, BAKING SODA]

Caffe Vanilla Frappuccino

Order a Caffe Vanilla Frappuccino with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip.

Ingredients: Non-Dairy Milk +

ICE, COFFEE FRAPPUCCINO SYRUP [SUGAR, WATER, NATURAL FLAVOR, SALT, XANTHAN GUM, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID], COFFEE, VANILLA BEAN POWDER [SUGAR, NATURAL FLAVOR, VANILLA BEAN PIECES]


– creme based frappuccinos – 

Chocolate Cookie Crumble Creme Frappuccino

Order a Mocha Creme Frappuccino with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip. Ask to add Cookie Crumble.

Ingredients: Non-Dairy Milk +

ICE, CREME FRAPPUCCINO SYRUP [SUGAR, WATER, NATURAL FLAVOR, SALT, XANTHAN GUM, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID], VANILLA SYRUP (SUGAR, WATER, NATURAL FLAVORS, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID)], COFFEE, MOCHA SAUCE [WATER, SUGAR, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, NATURAL FLAVOR], CHOCOLATE COOKIE GRIND TOPPING [SUGAR, ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), PALM AND PALM KERNEL OIL, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, SALT, SODIUM BICARBONATE, SOY LECITHIN, NATURAL FLAVOR]

Strawberry Creme Frappuccino

Starbucks Strawberry Creme Frappuccino with Oat Milk and NO whip.

Order a Strawberry Creme Frappuccino with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip.

Ingredients: Non-Dairy Milk +

Ice, Crème Frappuccino Syrup [Sugar, Water, Natural Flavor, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid], Strawberry Puree Sauce [Strawberry Puree, White Grape Juice Concentrate, Water, Fruit And Vegetable Juice For Color, Natural Flavors, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid], Classic Syrup [Sugar, Water, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid]

-> Fun Fact: I think this one tastes like a Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake Bar. So much nostalgia hit when I tried it the first time. Took me back to being a little tike (pre-vegan) getting them at the local pool. 🙂

Matcha Creme Frappuccino

Order a Matcha Creme Frappuccino with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip.

Ingredients: Non-Dairy Milk +

ICE, CREME FRAPPUCCINO SYRUP [SUGAR, WATER, NATURAL FLAVOR, SALT, XANTHAN GUM, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID], VANILLA SYRUP (SUGAR, WATER, NATURAL FLAVORS, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID)], CLASSIC SYRUP [SUGAR, WATER, NATURAL FLAVORS, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID], MATCHA TEA BLEND [SUGAR, GROUND GREEN TEA]

Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

Order a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with your choice of non-dairy milk and NO whip.

Ingredients: Non-Dairy Milk +

ICE, CREME FRAPPUCCINO SYRUP [SUGAR, WATER, NATURAL FLAVOR, SALT, XANTHAN GUM, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID], VANILLA SYRUP (SUGAR, WATER, NATURAL FLAVORS, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CITRIC ACID)], VANILLA BEAN POWDER [SUGAR, NATURAL FLAVOR, VANILLA BEAN PIECES]

Create Your Own Frap?

You could easily order any of these with one of Starbucks’ vegan friendly syrups to create your own frappuccino. 

Your syrup choices are:

  • Brown Sugar Syrup
  • Caramel Syrup
  • Cinnamon Dolce Syrup
  • Hazelnut Syrup
  • Peppermint Syrup
  • Raspberry Syrup
  • Toasted Vanilla Syrup
  • Toffee Nut Syrup
  • Vanilla Syrup
  • Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup

…you can also choose the Mocha Sauce.

Ryan is a big fan of adding Peppermint Syrup to the Mocha Frappuccino; creating a Peppermint Mocha Frap.

Why Can’t The Other Frappuccinos Be Modified?

The Caramel Ribbon Crunch (Creme) Frap would require you to remove even more ingredients than the regular Caramel Frap so it would make no sense to order it. 

The Java Chip Frap is basically a Mocha Frap that includes Frappuccino Chips which contain dairy. 

The White Chocolate (Creme) Fap contains a white mocha sauce that contains dairy and cannot be substituted. 

And the Chai Creme Frappuccino contains a chai tea concentrate that contains honey.

In Conclusion…

That’s it! We have covered every Frappuccino on Starbucks’ current 2022 summer menu.

It is entirely too hot right now so we hope this how-to list helps make your life easier and cooler for the rest of the summer season. 

To see how to order every drink (that can be modified) at Starbucks vegan, visit our Starbucks Vegan Guide. We have our list broken down by hot and cold drinks and even drink types.

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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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