The Latter-day Saint’s Guide to Starbucks

Those readers who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints know that the Word of Wisdom prohibits alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, and drinking coffee and tea. For those of you who can’t get enough of Barnes and Noble and need something to drink while enjoying your newest book or just need something to help you cool off in the summer or warm up in the winter, here’s a list of some great non-coffee drinks to get at Starbucks in the United States!

Breaking News:

Caffeine-Free Crystal Ball Frappuccino Special

Coming to a Starbucks Near You

On this historic day, March 22, 2017, Starbucks is breaking into the fortune-telling business… Or at least they’re offering a drink that might make you think so. It’s called the Crystal Ball Frappuccino, and it’s only available for the next four days. This peach-flavored drink is infused with turquoise sparkles to create a marbling effect.

“The magic happens when the peach-flavored whipped cream is sprinkled with one of three colored candy gems, each color signifying a different fortune in vivid blue, green, and purple. Only the fates can decide which color is revealed – the customer will not know which color of candy gem will top the beverage,” Starbucks explained in a press release.

Blue signifies adventure, green means luck, and purple foretells magic. So if you want to drink Starbucks LDS style, and take Professor Trelawney‘s divination class at the same time, this is the drink for you.


Chocolate Drinks:

Cup of hot chocolate



Hot Chocolate – Steamed milk with vanilla and mocha-flavored (although it’s “mocha-flavored,” it contains no coffee, so don’t worry!) syrups. Topped with sweetened whipped cream and chocolate-flavored drizzle.



Mug of peppermint hot cocoa



Peppermint Hot Chocolate – Steamed milk with peppermint, mocha, and vanilla flavored syrups, sweetened whipped cream and dark chocolate curls.




Hot white chocolate drink



White Hot Chocolate – A traditional hot chocolate beverage made with white chocolate and steamed milk topped with whipped cream.




Starbucks White Chocolate Frappuccino




White Chocolate Creme Frappuccino – A rich and creamy blend of white chocolate flavored sauce, milk and ice. Topped with sweetened whipped cream.



double chocolaty



Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino – A creamy blend of rich mocha-flavored sauce, chocolaty chips, milk and ice. Topped with sweetened whipped cream and mocha drizzle.



chocolate smoothie



Chocolate Smoothie – A nourishing blend of mocha flavored sauce, a whole banana, milk, whey protein and fiber powder, and ice.


 Dairy Drinks:

Cool glass of milk
Milk – Your choice of whole milk, 2%, nonfat or soy.
cup of Maple flavored steamed milk
Flavored Steamed Milk – Steamed milk flavored with syrup.

white chocolate frap


Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino -A rich and creamy blend of vanilla bean, milk and ice. Topped with whipped cream.

Tall glass of cinnamon dolce frappuccino 


Cinnamon Dolce Creme Frappuccino – A creamy blend of milk, sweet cinnamon flavored syrup and ice. Topped with sweetened whipped cream and cinnamon sprinkles.

Glass of caramel creme frappuccino


Caramel Ribbon Crunch Creme Frappuccino – A creamy blend of milk and ice with four kinds of caramel. Be careful while ordering! The “Caramel Frappuccino” comes with coffee.




Pumpkin Spice Créme Frappuccino – If you are looking for a kosher version of Starbuck’s famed Pumpkin Spice Latte, not to fear we have it right here. This drink is milk-based and it also comes in a hot option called the Pumpkin Spice Créme drink. This one also milk-based but the milk is steamed. Both are topped with whipped cream.

Fruit Drinks:

strawberries and creme


Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino – Strawberries and milk blended with ice and topped with a swirl of whipped cream.




Cool orange mango smoothie


Orange Mango Smoothie – A nourishing blend of natural orange mango juice, a whole banana, milk, whey protein and fiber powder, and ice.



Strawberry smoothie



Strawberry Smoothie – A nourishing blend of natural strawberry puree, a whole banana, milk, whey protein and fiber powder, and ice.




Glass of Passion Tango tea




Teavana® Passion Tango™ Herbal Tea– Bright tropical notes of papaya and mango with citrus hibiscus, lemongrass and a hint of cinnamon.




Glass of warm Peach Tea



Teavana® Peach Tranquility Herbal Tea– Sweet peach infusion with light citrus and floral undertones.





Warm glass of Pineapple Kona Pop tea



Teavana® Pineapple Kona Pop Brewed Herbal Tea– Pineapple and citrus infusion with light floral undertones.



Apple and Flower Drinks:

Glass mug filled with caramel apple spice


Caramel Apple Spice – Steamed, freshly pressed apple juice and cinnamon syrup. Topped with sweetened whipped cream and caramel drizzle.

steamed apple juice


Steamed Apple Juice – Freshly steamed 100% pressed apple juice (not from concentrate).


cold apple juice



Cold Apple Juice – 100% pressed apple juice (not from concentrate).




Teavana Mint Majesty Brewed Tea




Teavana® Mint Majesty Brewed Tea-A bracing blend of mint with a pinch of lemon verbena. Caffeine-free herbal tea.




Iced passion tango



Teavana® Shaken Iced Passion Tango™ Tea–  An infusion of hibiscus and natural tropical flavors, slightly sweetened and hand-shaken with ice.




Pick a dessert from the bakery and enjoy your drink!

EDIT: Even though these particular frappuccinos do not have coffee in them, it is always a good idea to ask for no coffee just to be sure there is no mistake.

Update Tuesday, May 20, 12:26pm: There has been some controversy concerning the starbucks pinterestaccuracy of this article. We stand by the statements made. Our facts were verified by the Supervisor of Corporate Customer Relations at Starbucks Headquarters in New Mexico. There is no coffee in the official recipes of any of the drinks listed in this article. If coffee is added, it is the mistake of the barista. We reaffirm our earlier advice to always request no coffee to ensure there are no mistakes.


Christopher D. Cunningham is the managing editor for Public Square Magazine and contributor to Third Hour. He loves emphatically celebrating the normal healthy development of his sons Albus and Whitman, writing about the Church of Jesus Christ, finding the middle ground on most controversies, and using Western Family generic brand lip balm. Christopher is a proud graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho, and a resident of San Antonio, Texas.