It’s been a couple of years since TikTok took the world by storm, but it’s also changed the game regarding Starbucks Drinks. With so many amazing coffee hacks developed by creative Starbucks lovers online, the possibilities are limitless!
If you’re not a regular customer, ordering from Starbucks can be exciting and intimidating. With so many different coffee types to choose from, where do you even start? Don’t worry! We’ve got your back! We’ve compiled a list of the best Starbucks beverage hacks that have gone viral on TikTok, as well as how to order them so that you can try them for yourself!
There’s something for everyone on this list, from a liquid peach cobbler to a chocolate fiend’s fondest dream. Whether you’re a caffeine fiend or looking for a refreshing coffee-free beverage, you’ll find something that hits the spot, with or without a caramel drizzle!
What is the Starbucks “Secret Menu”?
Old fans of the coffee chain will know that all of Starbucks’s fan-favorite drinks are highly customizable. It is not uncommon for creative coffee lovers to combine or customize their favorite base drink already on the menu to create their own “secret menu” items.
This list of TikTok Starbucks drinks is wholly made up of secret menu items because they’re not listed on Starbucks’ official menu. Instead, you’ll have to order regular drinks and customize them to create the drink you want.
Remember, order a grande drink size to maintain the flavor profile when you add the extra ingredients.
What to Keep in Mind When Ordering TikTok Drinks at Starbucks:
- Some viral Starbucks TikTok drinks are time-consuming to make, and they’re best ordered when the line is short. Be considerate to your barista and other customers! Don’t be that guy.
- Many Starbucks locations are currently experiencing ingredient shortages. Before ordering your custom drink, have a list of two or three backup drinks in case the barista cannot make your first choice due to a lack of ingredients.
- This is important: Remember that Starbucks employees aren’t trained to make the complicated drinks shown in many of these viral TikTok Starbucks hacks, so always order your beverage with the customizations clearly spoken out, instead of simply ordering the drink by name, since they may not know what you mean.
- Don’t forget to tip your baristas!
The TikTok Drink
Probably one of the first viral drinks ever created, the TikTok drink is a sweet and fruity take on the Starbucks classic Strawberry Açaí Refresher drink (another wildly popular menu item that works great as a base for customizations).
It’s the perfect summer pick-me-up, but we won’t judge if it becomes your favorite wintertime drink!
To order the TikTok drink for yourself, ask for a Strawberry Acai Refresher blended with three scoops of freeze-dried strawberries, three scoops of freeze-dried blackberries, and a grande scoop of ice.
Here’s a hint: It’s better to order a larger-sized drink (we recommend venti) to get the perfect slushie texture!
Iced White Mocha with Sweet Cream Cold Foam
@starbucks_sw So yummyyy✨ #starbucks #starbucksuk #starbuckssecretmenu #fyp #starbucksbaristarecipes #foryoupage #whitechocolatemocha #Bossit2021 #coldfoam #caramel ♬ original sound – avacloupe
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, TikTok has a drool-worthy drink for you! This is probably the most popular and most requested viral TikTok drink on this list! It’s an indulgent and super-sweet take on the classic white chocolate mocha, with just a few modifications here and there!
The result is a soft and fluffy marshmallow-like texture, with a delicious combination of caramel and chocolate flavors throughout.
To order this decadent drink, simply ask for a venti Iced White Mocha with added vanilla sweet cream cold foam and caramel syrup on the sides of the cup. Pretty easy, right? Rest assured, these simple changes make a huge difference!
Here’s a tip: would you prefer this drink as a cold brew? Simply ask for a cold brew with three pumps of white mocha, added sweet cream cold foam, and a drizzle of caramel.
The Gummy Bear Drink
@sublime_artist This is the Gummy bear drink! Ariana Grande drink coming soon!👀 #fyp #foryou #starbucks #barista #duet #dayattheoffice ♬ original sound – Mariam 🦋
If you love candy colors and refreshing fruity flavors, you’ll love this sweet and refreshing take on classic lemonade. It’s not just delicious.
It’s beautiful too, which is great if you’re looking to show off a few snapshots on social media! The combination of fruity syrup flavors is what makes this magical drink shine!
To order, start with a grande or venti Strawberry Acai Lemonade Refresher, and then add an extra fruity touch by asking for peach, guava, and two pumps of raspberry syrup. Or, to mix it up a little, add some blended strawberry puree.
The result is a fruity iced beverage with a unique peach color that looks a little like liquified gummy bears! This combo is not only delicious; it’s also got a nostalgic slushie texture, perfect for hot summer days!
The TikTok Pink Drink
@starbsmorgs How it’s made: PINK DRINK 🍓 #pinkdrink #fyp #starbucks #starbuckschallenge #starbucksdrinks #starbucksrecipe #starbuckssecretmenu #starbucksbaristas ♬ original sound – STARBSMORGS
The TikTok Pink Drink is a new take on the wildly popular Starbucks Pink Drink (a Strawberry Acai Refresher blended with coconut milk).
This delicious pink blended beverage is another example of a Starbucks “secret menu drink” going so viral that it actually became a regular menu item; you might have seen the pink drink on the menu at your local Starbucks!
But creative TikTokkers have taken this drink to a whole new level, and you can order the TikTok pink drink for yourself by asking for a pink drink, substituting heavy cream for coconut milk, and adding two extra scoops of vanilla bean powder.
Think of this fruity drink like a creamy strawberry milkshake with a twist, and don’t forget to ask for whipped cream on top!
Vietnamese Iced Coffee
@gerrigerrigerri Strong and Sweet 😋 #Starbucks #barista #fyp ♬ Vietnamese Iced Coffee – YourFriendlyBarista
Have you ever tried Vietnamese-style iced coffee? You should definitely give it a shot! Traditional Vietnamese iced coffee is made by adding sweetened condensed milk to strong iced coffee.
It’s super sweet and very satisfying, and TikTok has given this amazing and refreshing beverage its own unique spin!
While you won’t be able to get a “real” traditional Vietnamese iced coffee drink from Starbucks, you can get something similar with TikTok’s viral version. Those who want a sweet and strong coffee taste will love it!
To order, simply ask for three or four espresso shots (depending on how strong you want it) in a venti cup with three pumps of white mocha sauce on ice topped with vanilla sweet cream foam.
There’s also a version in which classic syrup and sweet cream foam are added to a double shot of espresso! Yum!
The TikTok Iced Chai Tea Latte
@bee__lorren Reply to @maleynagregorio here is an #icedchailatte #starbucks #icedvanillachai #fyp #starbucksdrinks #starbucksbarista #starbucksrecipe ♬ original sound – bee
The Chai Latte is a classic beverage and wildly popular, both on the Starbucks menu and worldwide. If you’ve never had a Chai latte, it’s essentially Chai black tea combined with steamed milk.
The combination of rich spices and creamy milk makes this drink something extraordinary. And, of course, TikTok has taken the classic Chai latte to the next level!
To order this elevated version of a simple drink, simply ask for a Chai latte with oat milk, and then add one or two pumps of brown sugar syrup, depending on your preferences, and vanilla sweet cream cold foam to top it all off.
The brown sugar syrup is what makes this drink shine – it’s the perfect way to elevate and sweeten the spiciness of the Chai!
The Sunset Drink
@thebushrods The prettiest drink at Starbucks! ☀️#starbucks #starbuckssecretmenu #sunsetdrink #starbucksbaristarecipes #starbucksdrinks ♬ FEEL THE GROOVE – Queens Road, Fabian Graetz
Want your drink to be as beautiful as it is delicious? You’ll love this Instagram-worthy refreshing iced drink! Another twist on an Acai Refresher drink, the Sunset Drink gets its name from the beautiful red to yellow gradient that you get from the lemonade concentrate and Iced Passion Tango Tea.
It’s sweet, just a little tart, and the perfect drink for a long summer night (but we don’t blame you if you crave it in the winter!).
To order this refreshing beverage, start with a Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade, but ask for no dragonfruit inclusions and instead add light peach juice and a splash of Passion Tea!
The result is a beautiful and delicious layered peach infusion twist on lemonade that you’ll be craving all summer long!
Peaches and Cream Hot Chocolate
@sbuxvega Shout out to the customer who reccomended this drink! Delicious 💕 #fyp#sbux#starbucks#SFXMakeup#ComingOfAge ♬ Tea – Lacy Cavalier
If there were two flavor combinations you’d never think of combining, it’s probably the taste of Peaches and Cream with Chocolate. But that’s exactly what TikTok users did when they came up with the amazing Peaches and Cream Hot Chocolate drink.
The secret is that your barista uses the white chocolate sauce to create the chocolate flavor and peach tea to kick it up a notch!
To order this tasty and super-unique peached and cream twist, ask for a white hot chocolate (any size or milk you want), and add a Peach Tranquility tea bag (don’t forget to top it off with whipped cream!).
You won’t be disappointed – this drink tastes like summer and winter combined in one cup! A wonderful milky beverage for a peach cobbler fan!
Chai Violet Drink
@hy.jas now we can call this the jasmine! #starbucks @starbucks ♬ original sound – Jas
The violet drink has been a popular Starbucks menu item for a few years now. This unique colorful drink combines blackberries and hibiscus for a delicious and creamy drink that’s perfect for springtime!
But once TikTok got hold of this delicious drink, the Chai Violet drink was born! It’s the best of both worlds; it’s spicy and aromatic because of the added Chai tea, but the fruity and floral violet flavors really make this drink something special.
To order one and try it for yourself, ask for a Violet Drink – a berry hibiscus refresher – with sweet cream instead of coconut milk, and add two or three pumps of chai syrup. Be careful not to drink it too fast. It’s too delicious to sip slowly!
Strawberry Foam Matcha Latte
If there’s one Starbucks “secret menu” item that’s just burstin’ with personality, it’s this one!
The Strawberry Foam Iced Matcha Latte is a beautiful two-tone TikTok-inspired drink that combines the iced matcha latte with freeze-dried strawberry inclusions into a creamy, milkshake-like experience.
The distinct pink and green are the perfect color combination for this attractive drink! It’s even been nicknamed the “Cosmo and Wanda” after its resemblance to the characters from the popular 2000s cartoon!
One thing’s for sure; it’s hard to find a better flavor combination than fruity strawberries and matcha!
Want to taste this beautiful and tasty drink for yourself? Start by asking for a Pink Drink with added vanilla cold foam. Ask for a scoop of matcha powder to be blended into the cold foam. The result is a layered and blended masterpiece!
Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino
@starbucksexotics Strawberry Cheese Cake Frappuccino 🍰🍓 #starbucks #fyp #foryoupage #strawberry #whitemocha #heavycream #pie #cake #explore #barista #trending #viral ♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys – Kevin MacLeod & Kevin The Monkey
Do you love the indulgent taste of a classic strawberry cheesecake but wish it was a little more portable? Or maybe you’re just the kind of person who likes to drink their dessert!
Either way, the Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino drink is one of the best creations to come out of TikTok’s coffee-loving community, so you’ve got to try it for yourself!
To order, begin with a classic Strawberry Frappuccino as your base drink, and then ask to add two scoops of vanilla bean powder, three pumps of white mocha sauce, and two pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup.
Don’t forget to top it with whipped cream and add the graham cracker crumbs if they’re in season! It gives you a wonderful strawberry and cream flavor with a kick of cinnamon.
Hot Cocoa Cold Brew
@haleykalis4 hot chocolate cold brew! #starbucks #barista #starbucksrecipe #starbucksbarista #coffeetiktok #coffee #starbucksdrinks #starbucksbaristarecipes ♬ My Kind of Woman – Instrumental – Mac DeMarco
Did you ever wish you could have a hot chocolate that just… wasn’t hot? If your love for hot chocolate can only be matched by your passion for cold brew, then you’ve just found your ideal cold beverage option!
The Hot Cocoa cold brew has all the chocolatey goodness of a warm mug of cocoa but with the smooth, caffeinated bliss of a cold brew.
Start by ordering a venti vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew, but with only two pumps of vanilla syrup instead of the usual three. Then add four pumps of mocha syrup and one pump of toasted white mocha syrup.
And to really make it feel like a cup of hot cocoa, be sure to ask for whipped cream and chocolate powder or a chocolate sauce drizzle on top! It’s a drink chocolate lover will flip for!