If you’re addicted to your White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccinos and Pink Drinks, you’re not the only one. In fact, more than 37.8 million Americans at any given point in time have visited a Starbucks in the past month. Anyone who loves visiting the famous coffee chain knows that sipping on a drink from the Starbucks drive-thru is always better with their best friend. No, we don’t mean your sidekick from work. We’re talking about man’s best friend, your furry companion that supports you through thick and thin! If you want to learn what the Starbucks menu has to offer for dogs, you’re in the right place. Allow us to introduce the Starbucks puppuccino, the perfect drink to share with your fluffy friends!
What Is a Starbucks Puppuccino?
A puppuccino is a very simple “drink” that any barista can whip up. This treat is a short cup filled with Starbucks’ signature whipped cream. The cup doesn’t include tea, coffee, caffeine, or other ingredients that could harm your pooch. Instead, it just includes all the fluffy goodness of whipped cream that dogs adore! The whipped topping used in a puppuccino is the same that tops your favorite frappuccino beverages or classic handcrafted espresso drinks. The whipped topping is made out of vanilla syrup and heavy whipping cream, and is whipped up using nitrous oxide dispensers. If you’re new to the term “puppuccino”, we recommend doing a quick Instagram search. You’ll come across tons of videos and images of happy puppies lapping up their treat.
Are Puppuccinos Safe for Dogs?
Many people have previously expressed concern over feeding puppuccinos to their dogs. However, they don’t have anything to worry about. Since the treat is just made up of whipped cream in a small cup, there aren’t any harmful chemicals that could hurt your dog. Although there is sugar in the whipped cream, it’s probably not enough to cause harm to your dog.
One thing to note is that not all dogs’ stomachs can handle dairy well. If your puppy seems to have nausea or vomiting after eating dairy, you might want to steer clear of this treat. However, for dogs who don’t have digestive issues, the occasional puppuccino shouldn’t do any harm. And, if you’re really worried, you can always double-check the facts with your vet!
How Much Does a Puppuccino for Dogs Cost?
The best feature of the puppuccino is that it is a completely free Starbucks drink! That means that you can treat your pet to this tasty treat even if you don’t have any cash on hand. However, you really shouldn’t request a puppuccino if you don’t plan on ordering something for yourself. Think of it as requesting a free cup of water at Starbucks without paying for anything on the side. It’s also important to note that while Starbucks doesn’t officially charge for these drinks, they leave the decision up to individual store managers. So, if you order one every day, you may end up being charged for it. If you do order a puppuccino, we recommend offering up a tip. It’s a great way to thank your barista for creating a handcrafted drink for your dog.
How Do You Order a Starbucks Puppuccino?
Like many of the best drinks at Starbucks, the puppuccino is considered a secret menu item. You won’t find this beverage on the traditional menu, although you’re able to order it if you know what to ask for. However, since puppuccinos aren’t on the menu, you won’t be able to order one through the Starbucks app. That means that your best choice is to head to your local store and order one for your furbaby. The best way to order a puppuccino is by going to a drive-thru window. Ask your barista for a puppuccino, a pup cup, or even just a cup of whipped cream for your dog. Either way, your barista will know exactly what it is that you want.
Remember that if you visit a local Starbucks you won’t be able to bring your dog inside. The store only allows service dogs to enter the store, so it’s better to stick to the drive-thru or leave Fido outside to await his treat.
Starbucks Puppuccino Essentials
- The puppuccino is free.
- Even though it’s free, leave a tip for your barista to show your appreciation.
- You can’t actually take your dog into the store, only service dogs are allowed to enter.
- Puppuccinos can’t be ordered through the app because they are not an official menu item.
The Future of the Puppuccino
Even though puppuccinos aren’t an official part of the Starbucks menu, they soon might be. Starbucks recently applied to trademark the name puppuccino but found out that the name had already been claimed. To fight back, the coffee franchise decided to try creating an opposing trademark. The case went to court, costing a lot of money for both the company and the individual who owned the name. The outcome of the case hasn’t been published, but we’re pretty sure that the opposing party made out like a bandit. After all, Starbucks rakes in millions of dollars a year from its coffee sales. With Starbucks taking an interest in adding this drink to its menu, we may soon be seeing other drinks for dogs. We’ll just have to wait and find out what the future brings!
Treat Your Pooch to a Starbucks Puppuccino
Next time you swing by Starbucks for your afternoon pick me up, why not treat your dog to a Starbucks puppuccino? He or she will love lapping up the whipped drink while you sip on your favorite frappuccino.