Many of us would agree that the best way to start the day is with a steaming cup of coffee. And many of us would also agree that when we're on our way to work or it's the weekend and we're chilling, we're going to get coffee from Starbucks. It's definitely a popular coffee franchise.
The Pumpkin Spice Latte (or PSL) is, obviously, the franchise's trendiest and most beloved drink, but there are so many other drinks that we can order... and they're all on the secret menu. Yup, Starbucks has a secret menu, and it's time that we learn all about here. Here are 10 secret Starbucks menu items that are better than the PSL. Order them all this week and enjoy.
10 Banana Split Frappuccino
Banana splits are delicious, but they're not exactly something that you're going to order at 8 a.m. Order this Banana Split Frappuccino from the Starbucks secret menu instead and get a dessert fix along with your beloved caffeine rush. It'll be cold, creamy, and refreshing, and you'll wonder why you never ordered one before. Plus, you'll make all of your coworkers super envious once they learn that you can order drinks from a secret menu.
To order this secret menu drink, order a Strawberries and Creme Frapp and have these things added: a banana, java chips, and vanilla bean powder. The mocha drizzle, whipped cream, and caramel drizzle are the perfect toppings.
9 Willy Wonka Frappuccino
A Willy Wonka Frappucino sounds pretty exciting, and it's definitely going to be more thrilling than another cup of black coffee. If you're a chocolate lover, which you most likely are, this just might become your new favorite drink. If you typically order frappucinos from Starbucks that have chocolate, then you really need to give this one a try.
Order a Double Chip Chocolate Frappuccino, and then hazelnut syrup, mocha syrup, and java chips. The toppings are mocha drizzle and whipped cream (with an option for chocolate whipped cream... no, you aren't dreaming). This secret menu drink sounds positively perfect.
8 The Blue Drink
The Blue Drink from the Starbucks secret menu is another drink to give a try instead of the PSL. It's got vanilla syrup, coconut milk, and Iced Passion Tango Tea.
This is great in the summer (or on a warm fall day) and, let's be real, the reason that we want to order it is the gorgeous blue color. This is just asking to be photographed and posted on Instagram, so we might as well order it on our next visit to Starbucks and post it so our friends can oooh and ahhh. They'll love the look of it so much they'll have to give it a try, too.
7 Oatmeal Latte
We love oatmeal for breakfast since it can be made in the form of overnight oats the night before, we can easily bring it to work, or we can make it fresh on a weekend morning. It's sure to fill us up, it's a healthy form of carbs, and we can add peanut butter to it, which is always something that we want to do.
Have we heard of an oatmeal latte? Maybe not, but it's part of the Starbucks secret menu, and it's worth trying ASAP.
How do we give this a try? We order oatmeal made with steamed milk (no water) plus an espresso shot. Yum.
6 Christmas Cookie Frappuccino
Baking cookies at Christmas time is a special thing for many people because it brings to mind the best times from childhood and reminds them of their family. Why not enjoy these flavors but in a drink from Starbucks? Yes, it's totally possible, and yes, it's going to be awesome.
If you're looking for a sweet drink that puts you in the holiday spirit, go for this Christmas Cookie Frappuccino from the Starbucks secret menu.
With toffee nut syrup and peppermint syrup plus a creme base Frappuccino, this sounds perfect. It's also got a topping of a raw sugar packet plus whipped cream.
5 Gingerbread Chai Latte
When we start approaching the Christmas season, we're dreaming of seasonal drinks and lattes that really signal that it's this special, magical time of year. We can order a Gingerbread Chai Latte from the Starbucks secret menu and be very happy.
We'll just ask for gingerbread syrup plus a chai tea latte, and if we want to really celebrate the season, we can go for molasses and whipped cream on top.
This is for sure a drink to Instagram and before we know it, our friends and family will be commenting and saying that they can't wait to order it, too.
4 Strawberry Express
Extra strawberry flavor and frappucino roast plus a strawberries and creme frappucino are the ticket to this secret menu item from Starbucks: the Strawberry Express.
This is totally one of those drinks that looks gorgeous and, therefore, needs to be posted on social media, but not before we take a sip because this drink really looks so good. If we're in the mood for something fruity that will also be refreshing, this is our best bet. Sure, there's nothing wrong with good old black coffee or even some of the other lattes or frapps on the menu, but sometimes you want something different.
3 Butterbeer Frappuccino
Calling all Harry Potter fans (which would be all of us): we can order a Butterbeer Frappuccino from the Starbucks secret menu. Yes. This is a great way to brighten any moment of the day and make us super happy. Butterbeer is a beloved part of the Harry Potter universe and now we can actually give it a try and get a coffee boost, too. Who says that you can't follow your dreams?
Order a creme frappuccino with three pumps toffee nut syrup, three pumps caramel syrup, and then caramel and whipped cream on top. Does it get more exciting than this?!
2 Cotton Candy Frappuccino
Cotton candy might not be something that we eat on a regular basis (you know, we try to be healthy and all and it's basically a lot of sugar) but we remember this from childhood summers and trips to the fair or amusement park. We would for sure enjoy this sweet treat if given the chance.
Thankfully, we can order a Cotton Candy Frappuccino from the Starbucks secret menu, and everything will be just fine. Actually, everything will be amazing. All we have to do is order a vanilla bean frappucino with raspberry syrup and we'll be drinking the best thing ever.
1 Oreo Frappucino
Yup, you can get an Oreo Frappuccino from the Starbucks secret menu. Pumpkin is good and everything and we enjoy this seasonal flavor... but there is something so classic and delicious about oreos.
Many of us count this among our favorite cookies, so we want to give this drink a try for sure. It's a double chocolate chip frapp with white mocha sauce and whipped cream on top (and we can get chocolate whipped cream if we want, which we probably do).
Sorry, pumpkin lattes and black coffee, but we're excited to give these Starbucks secret menu drinks a try.