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What is a Starbucks Puppuccino ?

A Starbucks Puppuccino is an espresso-shot-sized paper cup full of whipped cream, just for dogs.


How Much Does a Starbucks Puppuccino Cost ?

Starbucks offers Puppuccino for FREE. They are served at most Starbuck locations, but you won’t see it on their menu, as this is one of their items on their “secret menu.”

What is in a Starbucks Puppuccino ?

According to Starbucks, “Our whipped cream contains cream, milk, mono and diglycerides, and carrageenan.”

The Puppuccino Ingredients, simply put contains

  1. Cream
  2. Milk
  3. Mono and Diglycerides, which are fats that serve as stabilizers – to provide a consistent texture and prevent separation.
  4. Carrageenan, which is essentially what makes sure the liquid remains mixed.

How many Calories are in a Starbucks Puppuccino ?

Because serving size varies, the only information we found regarding calories is Whipped cream is approximately 50 to 110 calories and 5 to 11g of fat.

Please note this post is not intended to provide medical or dietary information, information was provided by Starbucks Customer Service.


Find out if   Starbucks Puppuccino are Good or Bad for your Dog ?






  • Judy Silva
    May 19, 2019

    I ordered one for my My 7 pound, five month old, pomchi corgi mix boy. I was not too sure about it because it came in a regular size cup, seemed like too much, for a first time try, So I decided not to give it to him in the car. However, when we got home I mixed half of it in his dinner time kibble. He just loved it. He never ever eats all of his kibble unless I add some kind of snack broken into pieces in it. He did very well, didn’t notice any change in behavior or bathroom habit. We’ll possibly give him the rest of it, in his kibble, in a few days. Don’t want him to get too used to the sweetness everyday. He slept fine. I’d say if your going to give this to your pup, as anything else or new, use your common sense and if in doubt, don’t let the pup have it. Proceed with caution. That’s it. Thanks for the treats Starbucks.

  • Yvette
    November 18, 2017

    Loved how the cashier on the drive thru asked me if I would like a Puppuchino for my dog. By the way he loved. He tends to bark at everyone but he didn’t bark at her.

  • Ceres
    June 17, 2017

    The Starbucks in Berkeley, CA charge for puppuccinos! The guy was going to charge me $1.65 today. I canceled. One other time I asked here and they said it was $3.
    Leave it to Berkeley to charge for what everyone else graciously provides for free.

  • Casey
    April 19, 2017

    I work we Starbucks and for sometime last year we were told from management/corporate not to give out anymore puppuccino’s because they found it to be really bad for dogs, especially their kidneys. After a few months of denying customers puppucinnos (even explaining how it was discovered it is not good for dogs) they would say “fine! Then just give me a cup of whip cream” (We couldn’t deny them this. We could only deny a “puppucinno” so this was there way around that.) After a few months of this, I suppose Starbucks received enough customer calls because corporate decided to start giving out these puppucinnos again. Same exact recipe, still just as bad for your dog. Starbucks I guess decided if you want to give your dog something that is proven to hurt its kidneys then by all means, we shouldn’t stop you. Just like we couldn’t stop you from giving your dog a chocolate crossiant from our bakery. So, do with that you will but as a dog owner and a 5 plus year Starbucks worker I would never give my dog a “puppucinno”.

  • Jennifer
    January 23, 2017

    Sorry to be a party pooper… But, here on this website you have provided the incorrect ingredients for Starbucks whipped cream, it’s filled with sugar from the vanilla syrup they use in their whipped cream preparation. You can confirm this via Starbucks. And I will also add, shame on Starbucks for offering this to our dogs, is everyone forgetting that dogs aren’t supposed to have sugar, it’s terrible on their little kidneys. Please don’t give your dogs the Starbucks whipped cream! I’m emailing them next, I’m a 100% “coffee lovin’ Seattle-lite”, and I have 2 pups of my own. Starbucks just needs to go back to giving mini dog bones out, like all the other smaller espresso stands do in our state.

    • MISO PUP
      January 26, 2017

      Thank you for your comment and information. The ingredient information was provided to us by someone at Starbuck’s corporate office – via email. We will contact them again to verify the information above. As stated, we do not suggest that it is good nor bad – as we have no background in this. Thank you again.

    • Amelia
      June 13, 2017

      I work at Starbucks (thankfully in a Ralph’s) and I always tell customers we don’t do that here for that main reason. I will not be responsible for your dogs death due to kidney failure.

    • Aralynn McHatton
      April 14, 2019

      They said that it’s a TREAT so on SPECIAL occasions you. Imbecile

      • That Guy
        September 22, 2019

        Just because you don’t understand that people do this to their dogs on a daily basis because they can, does not make anyone an imbecile. It just makes you unable to understand the stupidity of people.

  • Cindy. H
    September 12, 2016

    Maybe they could give the dogs something that would actually be good for them? I just don’t think it’s a good idea too much sugar and many dogs have problems with dairy.

    • Leaf
      November 8, 2016

      This isn’t a Starbucks menu item on the first place. I can’t believe how uneducated these article writers are to write “it’s on their ‘Secret Menu'”. We don’t have a secret menu!! And we certainly aren’t supposed to be serving HEAVY CREAM with 8 PUMPS OF VANILLA SYRUP to customer’s dogs. A short cup of whipped cream could be enough to kill a small sized dog.

      This fad needs to stop before some dog gets killed.

      • Ryanalise
        December 28, 2016

        Lmao there is most certainly a secret menu I can’t send you the link if you would like. I almost always get the captain crunch frappe that is on the secret menu

      • Diane Reynolds
        January 6, 2018

        I agree here i would never give this garbage to my little girl

  • DG
    August 19, 2016

    We put 8 pumps of vanilla syrup in each canister of whipped cream, so that ingredients list is incorrect. Do not order this or serve it to your dog, especially small ones as their blood sugar will spike.

    • MISO PUP
      September 8, 2016

      Thank you for your comment. The list of ingredients came directly from Starbucks. It is always best to check with a trusted vet, as some pups are very sensitive and have specific diets.

  • Tina
    August 4, 2016

    I live in California and a nice barista noticed my little daschund, Daisy, in the car with me in their drive-thru and asked if she’d like a puppucino. Daisy was so happy and loved it! ?

    • MISO PUP
      September 8, 2016

      We love when business acknowledge our little furry family members and wish more businesses would be more pet friendly. Thank you for your comment.

  • Hilary
    May 14, 2016

    Kona, my MinPin, was given a Puppucciono last year at a Starbucks in Oregon. I was so happy to see that they noticed our dog in the car and offered it to him without even having to ask. Kona ate is so quickly and I was thrilled to see him get a treat too. Thanks for posting this information, I was curious.

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