Lattes are arguably one of the most popular options ordered at Starbucks, and for good reason, they have a wide variety of flavors available and are super tasty, so they make the perfect choice for any coffee lover!
However, quite often having such a wide variety of choice can actually make it harder to decide which latte flavor you want, and with some flavors being permanent fixtures year round, and others being seasonal, it is important to know which options are available to you and during what season.
Another thing to consider is that some latte flavors are sold exclusively hot or iced, and whilst some can be ordered as either, you should check that your desired flavor is available hot or iced before you try ordering it.
This means that you might want to switch your go to latte flavors in the winter time, as you might only be able to order your current favorite as an iced latte.
Best Latte Flavors At Starbucks
So, for our top Starbucks latte flavors that we think you need to order, then read on through our extensive list!
We’re kicking off our list with the delicious Pistachio latte, which makes use of Starbucks’ incredibly sweet pistachio sauce, and is fused excellently with the rich espresso to create this especially nice latte.
Whether you consider yourself a particularly big fan of pistachios or not, you still need to try this latte flavor.
Another aspect of this latte that makes it so great is that it gets topped with the signature sweetened whipped cream as well as the salted brown butter cookie topping, which we still think they should sell in small bowls for people to eat all by itself!
So for a particularly sweet and warming coffee, definitely give this latte flavor a try.
Pairing the usual bittersweet mocha sauce with the traditional Starbucks espresso might seem a little bit basic at first, however, we can assure you that whilst this option might seem a little bit boring at first, you’ll soon be thanking us once you try it.
This super simple drink is a great no frills option for when you don’t want to indulge into anything too sweet or complicated, and also provides the perfect base for you to customize further.
You can make use of all of the different syrups that Starbucks has to offer in order to keep your latte tasting new everytime you have it and will definitely prevent you from ever feeling bored of this delicious drink, so feel free to run wild with your choice of syrups!
If you want something a bit more seasonal when the holidays roll around, then why not choose to opt for a delicious gingerbread latte instead of your usual order?
This latte flavor has all of the warmth you could want in a holiday season drink, with the gingerbread bringing all of the spice to provide that festive feeling.
The distinctive flavor found in this latte is a result of the combination of vanilla syrup, whipped cream, and of course, gingerbread syrup.
The inclusion of both nutmeg and ginger in this drink is what helps to give it that nostalgic Christmas or Thanksgiving taste.
The band news is that it actually hasn’t been a part of the holiday menu in the past couple of years.
Fear not however, as there is still a way of getting your hands around this delicious latte!
At the counter, ask for a Grande Cinnamon Dolce Latte, then you want to add a single pump of chai tea concentrate, as well as two pumps of white mocha syrup.
Plus with a few additional shakes of nutmeg on top, and you can enjoy the gingerbread latte at any time!
Cinnamon Dolce Latte
Whilst it does serve as the basis for our Gingerbread Latte creation, this latte is also extremely tasty on its own, so you should definitely consider trying it out sometime.
The super exclusive Cinnamon Dolce syrup is what really sets this latte apart from the rest, and once you’ve tried it once, we’re sure you’re going to struggle going back to your old favorite order.
Combining this syrup with their dark and rich classic espresso and your choice of steamed milk help to form this incredible latte.
Then with the sweetened whipped cream on top, it quickly becomes one of the best latte flavors to try out!
A Grande sized Cinnamon Dolce Latte gets four whole pumps of the syrup, but if you want to introduce some chocolate into the mix, ask for two pumps instead of four, and add in 2 pumps of the mocha syrup instead.
For a truly unique taste, why not try two pumps of white mocha syrup instead?
Starbucks Reserve Hazelnut Bianco Latte
If you’re someone who likes a nutty tasting latte, then you need to pay attention to this bit, as we’re about to introduce you to a latte flavor that is very quickly about to become your new go-to flavor.
This latte features milk infused in-house alongside the delicious hazelnut and praline flavoring that make this latte so unique tasting, and will have all of your friends and colleagues asking exactly what to ask for.
The excellent taste of this coffee stems from its use of Starbucks’ reserve espresso, which consists of their rarest beans, and is a small-lot coffee grind.
This, in conjunction with the nutty flavors is what makes this coffee such a decadent tasting latte, and if you’re in the holiday spirit, then adding a pump of peppermint will be sure to have you ready for Christmas in no time at all!
Starbucks Reserve Latte
Making use of the same exclusive and rare Starbucks reserve espresso as the Hazelnut Bianco Latte, this flavor is slightly more stripped back, especially without its nutty additions, however that doesn’t mean that this latte flavor doesn’t taste good.
The only ingredients to be found in this latte are the steamed milk, the light foam, and of course that extra special espresso which helps to give this latte its rich and distinctive taste.
If you’re something of a coffee purist and want a latte that is really going to let the flavor of the coffee do its thing, then this is certainly the one for you to try.
If you do want to go ahead and add some different syrups to it, then go crazy, as you can make it entirely your own!
Blonde Vanilla Latte
If you’re a fan of a lighter, milder roast, then this is a latte flavor that is going to appeal to your taste buds, and despite its use of relatively simple ingredients, it holds its own against some of the more complicated lattes as one of the best latte flavors available.
Consisting of vanilla syrup and milk, alongside Starbuck’s deliciously roasted mix of East African and Latin American coffee beans, this latte has that amazingly smooth and rich flavor that you want from your latte.
Plus, the vanilla syrup also ensures that this latte has that hint of sweetness which balances well with the coffee, and can be served either hot or cold too.
So, for a versatile flavor, this is the latte to go for.
London Fog Tea Latte
Did you know that not all Lattes are made with coffee as a base?
Starbucks offers tea lattes for those who aren’t overly fond of a good roasted bean, so if you’re not a coffee drinker or you just want a taste from across the Atlantic ocean, then why not try a tea latte sometime?
This latte makes use of earl grey tea as its base, and is then paired with the steamed milk and vanilla syrup you’d come to expect from Starbucks’ lattes, which makes this drink especially tasty!
Caramel Brûlée Latte
This latte is one of most calorie packed lattes you can order at Starbucks, with a Venti option containing around 500 calories!
So if you’re looking for a latte that is going to fill you up, then this should be one you consider.
The Grande has around 410 calories, and is still big enough to allow you to really enjoy all of the flavor that this latte has to offer, so if you’re trying to cut down on your calories, or are just being a bit cautious, you shouldn’t hesitate in cutting back elsewhere in order to enjoy this delicious coffee!
So for those who like their coffee extra sweet, the vanilla syrup and the Brûlée sprinkles that can be tasted throughout the latte helps to combine with the delicious espresso to give it a taste that you certainly won’t forget.
You can still customize this latte to your liking, but we honestly recommend keeping it just the way it is for the perfect taste every time.
Honey Oat Milk Latte
Another one for fans of a sweet treat when it comes to their lattes, this coffee is sure to satisfy those cravings, making use of both honey and oat milk to help deliver the sweetness you desire.
Plus, the honey topping also has a saltiness to it which helps to add a whole new dimension of flavor to it, but this is quite an acquired taste, so it might be best to save this latte for an occasional treat, as opposed to it becoming your everyday coffee order.
This coffee is also great if you’re looking for a way of cutting back on your dairy intake too, so it’s perfect for those who are lactose intolerant.
Chocolate Caramel Chai Latte
Considered one of the best options from Starbucks’ so called “secret menu” this special latte is unlocked by customizing your drink just right, and results in a latte that everyone will be envious of!
We know that the secret menu isn’t some sort of hidden away recipe book, but it’s always nice to know that your order is going to be different from everyone else’s, and you can be sure that your order is certainly never going to be something boring either.
This latte is widely regarded as one of the best flavors of latte you can get from Starbucks too, so if you’re a latte fan and have yet to try it, you definitely should.
When ordering, you want to order a Chai Tea Latte, and request an additional pump of caramel syrup as well as an extra pump of mocha too, which should result in this ridiculously good latte.
Royal Breakfast Tea Latte
Another one of Starbucks tea based lattes, this one is slightly similar to the London Fog, but instead makes use of a deliciously blended black tea, which those who are looking for a non-coffee caffiene kick will certainly appreciate!
Instead of using a ton of syrups to sweeten up this latte, liquid cane sugar is used instead, which gives this latte an incredibly rich and distinctive taste that you certainly won’t find elsewhere.
So, if you’re a coffee hater (yes, they exist) and still want to get your morning pick-me-up drink from your local Starbucks, then this is the best choice for you!
With matcha becoming a bit of a trend at the moment, it should be no surprise that a matcha flavored latte makes its way on to this list, and with the popularity of it rising everyday, Starbucks’ Matcha Latte is an excellent way to get your matcha fix, as well as making a great Instagrammable drink!
Green tea is said to play host to a whole load of different health benefits, but looking beyond that, matcha has an extremely soothing flavor, which is another reason why it’s so popular.
The great taste of matcha alongside the inclusion of milk and sugar is what helps to create that super distinctive flavor, plus you can add any number of different syrups as well as the milk of your choosing in order to toy around with the flavor to your liking, however we like it as is as well!
So, if you want a drink to help lift your spirits without having to resort to the high caffeine options of espresso or black tea, then why not try this latte out some time?
Cookie Butter Latte
The name of this latte alone should get your mouth watering, but if it doesn’t, then allow me to delve into more detail about one of the tastiest items available from your local Starbucks (see also ‘20 of the All-Time Tastiest Starbucks’ Syrups‘).
Although you won’t see this latte appear on any of the official Starbucks menus, you can access this “secret menu” item through some clever customization trickery, and although it has more ingredients than even the Chocolate Caramel Chai Latte does, it’s worth putting together, as the taste is almost unbeatable.
To get this delicious latte, ask for a Soy Latte to begin with, and then request a pump of each of the following: One toffee nut, white mocha syrup, and cinnamon dolce.
Then to complete this drink, you want to add Starbucks’ signature whipped cream on top, as well as some caramel drizzled over the top.
And, if you’re feeling really bold, you could even request to add some salted brown butter cookie topping to be added on top as well for a truly unrivalled decadent latte.
Pumpkin Spiced Latte
When it comes to Starbucks, you can’t really say the word “Latte” without “Pumpkin Spiced” coming to mind, this iconic seasonal latte has captured the hearts and minds of coffee lovers worldwide, and is easily one of the most popular items on Starbucks’ entire menu, which is why people are often so sad when it disappears for another year!
To say that this latte has made its way into holiday tradition on par with turkey is no exaggeration, and is one of the most loved parts of the season for so many.
The spiced topping combined with that iconic pumpkin sauce is what gives this drink its distinctive taste.
Although we’re as guilty as anyone else for being so addicted to this latte, it is nice to sometimes make some changes to keep things fresh, so the next time you find yourself ordering yet another PSL, why not ask to reduce the pumpkin sauce and instead make it up with one or two pumps of mocha syrup or even toffee nut syrup if that takes your fancy!
So whether you keep it the same or choose to customize, there’s no denying that this latte is the most popular one in the world!
So there you have it, the top Starbucks latte flavors that we think you need to order the next time you go there.
There are a lot of flavors to pick from, and endless amounts of customization available, so it’s all about finding the right one for you!