Delicious Variations to Starbucks Drinks


I am not a fussy coffee drinker.  You could serve me with Nescafe, and I would still drink it with appreciation.  But my usual cuppa is Starbucks’ Americano, because I like their House Blend and welcome the peaceful atmosphere and the courteousness of the Barista.

The usual Starbucks Tall Americano is served with 2 shots of espresso. My favourite Starbucks coffee is simply Americano, Tall, 4 shots. 

Without sugar and cream – what a kick!

Of course there are many other coffee, chocolate, tea, etc, drinks on the Menu, to delight almost everyone. 

However, do you know that there are many ways to be creative with your favourite drinks at Starbucks, without strictly adhering to the Menu?

Variations to Starbucks Drinks

If you follow some of the threads in the Starbucks Malaysia FB page, you’ll see the many creative variations of each individual’s favourite Starbucks drinks ranging from hot chocolate add on with double shot of espresso; to

Quad double run grande Americano (half filled with low fat steamed milk), and so forth.

I don’t envy the Barista their tasks but I do envy their skills.  😀

Today Food

Speaking of Starbucks drinks, I read an interesting post at Today Food that lists other wonderfully delicious variations (though I don’t know whether our local Barista will be able to produce them) such as:

  • Starbucks aficionado, Melody, at Starbucks Melody (, an unofficial Starbucks website based in Seattle) shares the recipe for Franken Frappuccino : green tea Frappuccino with java chips, peppermint syrup and white mocha sauce, and topped with a drizzle of mocha sauce.
  • Zebra Hot Chocolate : hot chocolate with milk chocolate and white chocolate
  • Butterbeer Frappuccino, a Harry Potter-inspired drink : a grande Crème Frappuccino with whole milk, three pumps of caramel syrup, three pumps of toffee nut syrup and some caramel drizzle.
Butterbeer Frappuccino
Butterbeer Frappuccino. Pic credit:

If you want to know more creative and delicious recipes, just hop over to and save the recipe for your next visit at Starbucks.

Don’t Expect Barista To Know The Ingredients!

In the event that you do decide to try out those recipes, please remember to be specific, and don’t make it a hard day for the already over-worked Barista by merely mentioning the name of the drinks and expect the Barista to know the exact ingredients.

If it’s not on the Menu, then you must help them to help you.

And be prepared for the additional costs that you may need to pay to make your variation a reality.

– Delicious Variations to Starbucks Drinks

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