I made the discovery last night (despite a post by Quarrygirl about vegan frapps in April) after I downloaded the latest version of Vegan Express on my iPhone. Vegan Express is the awesome app that lists vegan options at major fast food and corporate restaurant chains, and the new version lists all the new vegan frapps! Disclaimer: Although I've tried to resist the corporate evil of Starbucks, I cannot resist the deliciousness of a creamy Starbucks soy latte. I promise to purchase a cup of coffee from a local shop for every Starbucks beverage I indulge in.
Before, Starbucks used a Frappucino base that contained dairy, but the new "However-You-Want-It-Frappucino" can be made with soymilk. Be sure to clarify "no whip" and in some cases "no caramel drizzle" when ordering.
Lucky for me, I had a business appointment this morning at a Starbucks in Midtown, so I ordered my very first Frappucino. I felt so 1996! I never tried a frapp in my dairy days since my hometown didn't have a Starbucks. I went with the new Extra Coffee Caramel Soy Frappucino with no whip and no caramel drizzle. You have to clarify no whip or caramel to make them vegan, by the way.
For years, I've experienced frapp envy every time the boyfriend orders a Venti Java Chip Frappucino, and although that flavor still isn't dairy-free, I now have a whole menu of vegan frapps to choose from. Veganizable flavors include coffee, caramel (without the topping), extra coffee caramel (without topping), mocha, caffe vanilla, green tea, chai, strawberries and creme, and vanilla bean creme. The Light Frappucinos are NOT VEGAN.
My morning frapp was everything I dreamed it would be. Goodbye iced latte. Hello Soy Frappucino.