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What is a Starbucks Puppuccino (+ Homemade Recipe!)

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Do you love Starbucks? Your dog might, too! A Starbucks Puppuccino (some people mistakenly call it a Puppachino) is an item on the chain’s Secret Menu–and it’s just for dogs. A Starbucks Puppuccino is a small cup of whipped cream (no coffee!) that dogs love.

Puppuccino from Starbucks

Can Dogs Eat Whipped Cream?

Whipped cream should be enjoyed in moderation to prevent tummy troubles.

dog enjoying Starbucks Puppuccino

If you have a small dog or a dog with a sensitive stomach, you may want to allow your dog to just enjoy a few licks of the Puppuccino before taking it home for refrigeration to enjoy later (or ask your server for just a half cup of Puppuccino!)

We generally get one Puppuccino for our two dogs to share.

What is the Cost of a Starbucks Puppuccino?

A Puppuccino is free!

We always order a Puppuccino with a paid item but, if you’re just coming by for a Puppuccino only, be sure to tip your server!

Are All Starbucks Dog Friendly?

dogs on Starbucks dog-friendly patio

Although all the Starbucks we’ve visited have dog-friendly patios, like most dog-friendly businesses with multiple locations, rules can vary from location to location.

Starbucks locations with no patio (such as a Starbucks located inside a grocery store) are not dog-friendly.

Other locations may be limited by local ordinances so give your Starbucks a call before heading over.

two dogs with Starbucks Puppuccino cups

Where Can My Dog Go at Starbucks?

Although Starbucks is a dog-friendly restaurant, your dog is restricted to enjoying the restaurant on the patio only. Only service dogs are permitted indoors.

Starbucks Puppuccino

How to Make Your Own Puppuccino at Home

Can’t make it to Starbucks? It’s quick and easy to literally whip up your own at home using a hand mixer or stand mixer.

how to make your dog a puppuccino - recipe

You can use canned whipped cream–or make your own homemade whipped cream in just minutes.

You’ll want to use 4 ounces–or a half cup–of heavy cream or heavy whipping cream (which has slightly less fat). Be sure to CHILL it before whipping. Colder cream will whip much lighter and fluffier (not that your dog will care!)

Unlike whipping cream for use in human recipes, leave out the vanilla and sugar–just whipped cream! If you really want to give your dog a sweet treat, add half a teaspoon of blackstrap molasses to four ounces of heavy cream.

Want to make a dairy-free version for lactose intolerant dogs? Substitute canned coconut milk instead of heavy cream. Chill the canned coconut milk overnight then whip it using a mixer for just a couple of minutes.

Regardless of whether you use heavy cream or coconut, look for medium peaks in the mix–peaks that are slightly floppy but still hold their shape.

heavy cream

Homemade Puppuccino

Make your dog a homemade Puppuccino in minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Beat chilled heavy cream until medium peaks form–look for peaks that are slightly floppy but still hold their shape.

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Alexandra Carso

Saturday 7th of September 2019

So I went to the Starbuck's in Westfield Mass today and was told that they do not give out puppucinnos as per their manager they are a waste. I was so upset as I rarely get one for my dog but it was going to be a special treat today and to be told it is a waste I felt to be very rude.

John

Wednesday 7th of October 2020

A waste? We go there after every dog park visit for the cream and I always buy something. Usually a latte. No cream no reason to go.

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