Starbucks is known for its vast array of coffee and non-coffee beverages catering to various tastes and preferences. But finding a suitable Starbucks drink can feel like a real challenge for those looking to reduce their sugar intake. Fear not, because we’ve compiled a list of the 25 best sugar-free Starbucks drinks that are certain to satisfy your drink cravings.
You may find yourself steering clear of Starbucks when out and about if you’re on a sugar-free diet. But did you know that some of the most popular Starbucks drinks are either naturally sugar-free or can easily be made sugar-free? There’s no need to avoid Starbucks if you adhere to a sugar-free diet.
Tips for Ordering Sugar-Free at Starbucks
- Unless you order a mock Frappuccino (as you’ll find in the list below), all conventional Frappuccinos are loaded with sugar-based ingredients, so be certain to avoid those.
- Starbucks currently keeps only one sugar-free syrup in stock in most locations: sugar-free
vanillasyrup. They discontinued other varieties of sugar-free syrup in most locations due to unpopularity. This includes sugar-free caramel, mocha, hazelnut, and cinnamon dolce syrups.
- If you need additional sweetness in the beverage you order, Starbucks keeps packets of Splenda and Stevia In The Raw in stock in most locations.
- Caramel and mocha-based Starbucks drinks are a no-go if you are on a sugar-free diet.
- Choose your milk wisely. Milk can be a source of both natural and added hidden sugars. The lowest sugar option available at Starbucks is their almond milk, which rings in at 7 grams of sugar per serving.
25 Sugar-Free Starbucks Drinks
An absolute classic, an Iced Americano consists of nothing more than espresso, water, and ice. This refreshing caffeinated beverage is the perfect pick-me-up for a warm day.
Cold Brew with Heavy Cream
Just ask for a cold brew over ice with a dash of heavy cream, and you are well on your way to creamy comfort in one refreshing beverage.
Sugar-Free London Fog
A London Fog is a delightful tea latte consisting of Earl Grey, lavender tea, milk, and
If you need a Starbucks espresso fix, look no further than their delicious Espresso Macchiato. This tasty beverage is nothing more than brewed espresso topped off with the milk foam of your choice.
Brewed coffee and the steamed milk you choose in a 1:1 ratio make up this simple but incredibly delicious sugar-free coffee beverage.
“As someone with Type 1 diabetes, I try to reduce my sugar consumption. My current order is an iced oat milk matcha with no sweetener and one pump of sugar-free
Sugar-Free Pink Drink
A traditional Pink Drink from Starbucks contains sweet coconut milk and a Strawberry Acai Refreshers base. For a sugar-free take on this popular beverage, ask for Passion Tango Iced Tea with a few pumps of sugar-free
Iced Green Tea
An Iced Green Tea makes a great, refreshing choice for a lighter caffeine drink that is naturally sugar-free.
A dark brewed espresso mixed with steamed milk and topped off with a light layer of milk foams makes up the naturally sugar-free Caffè Latte from Starbucks.
This list would not be complete without mentioning the most basic of Starbucks options — a simple coffee. Starbucks offers several different blends of coffee to suit your palate, whether you prefer the dark side of coffee brews or lighter blonde roasts of coffee.
Mint Majesty Tea
Mint and lemon verbena make up this caffeine-free herbal tea that can be served hot or iced. If you want a sweeter version, ask for a few pumps of sugar-free
“I like to order a cappuccino made with two shots of espresso and steamed heavy cream. If I want it sweet, I’ll ask for a pump (or two) of sugar-free
Cinnamon Iced Coffee with Sugar-Free
Vanilla Syrup and Cream
Order an iced coffee with a few pumps of sugar-free
Sugar-Free Breve Bomb
A breve is an espresso drink made with half-and-half instead of milk. A breve bomb is a classic breve with a few pumps of syrup and espresso that are carefully poured over the half and half to create a separate layer. Order a Breve Bomb with a few pumps of sugar-free
Iced Passion Tango Tea
Starbucks Passion Tango Tea is a caffeine-free herbal tea with notes of hibiscus, apple, cinnamon, licorice, and lemongrass. It is naturally sweet tasting, minus the sugar, and tastes even sweeter when served over ice.
Sugar-Free Chai Latte
A conventional chai latte at Starbucks contains a relatively high amount of sugar, but here’s a hack for ordering a sugar-free version. Order a hot chai tea made with chai tea bags, steamer-style, with steamed milk of your choice, with a few pumps of sugar-free
“I just recently started ordering sugar-free drinks at Starbucks, and they’re very accommodating about it! I just tell them I need to make it as sugar-free as possible before I order. Then they walk me through which parts of my drink CAN have sugar-free substitutions and which ones can’t. For instance, on cold foam drinks, the actual coffee can be made with sugar-free syrup but the cold foam is premade and can’t be sugar-free. It makes counting carbs really easy for me and my type 1 diabetic son.” — Laura Sampson, Little House Big Alaska
A flat white consists of ristretto shots of espresso combined with the perfect amount of steamed milk you choose. Ristretto is a technique for pulling only the first portion of an espresso shot, resulting in a more robust, less bitter-tasting espresso.
Sugar-Free Cold Brew Coffee With Cinnamon Cold Foam
Ice, cold brewed coffee, sugar-free
Earl Grey Tea
Earl Grey tea is a caffeinated black tea blended with bergamot essence for a wholly unique taste. You can order this delight hot or iced.
Vanilla Sweet Cream Nitro Cold Brew
Brewed espresso is topped with a thick layer of milk foam in this classic coffee beverage that is naturally sugar-free. Opt for almond milk foam for the lowest sugar version possible.
Iced Peach Citrus White Tea Drink
A Peach Citrus White Tea Infusion is a fruity infused tea with the addition of liquid cane sugar. For a sugar-free version with a white drink spin, ask for an iced peach citrus white tea without liquid cane sugar and sugar-free
Espresso Con Panna
This fun espresso drink consists of brewed espresso topped with
Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte
A conventional Pumpkin Spice Latte uses a sugar-laden pumpkin spice syrup, but it is still possible to get your pumpkin fix when on a sugar-free diet. Ask for a Caffè Americano with a splash of milk, two pumps of sugar-free
Emperor’s Cloud and Mist Tea
This herbal brew is a delicate green tea with sweet and smoky notes that set it apart from most other green teas. You can order it hot or iced for a drink lighter in caffeine.
Secret Menu Sugar-Free Frappuccino
All Starbucks Frappuccinos are rich in added sugars, but if you’re willing to ask for it, you can get something pretty close that is also sugar-free. For a sugar-free Frappuccino, ask for an iced coffee with extra ice, heavy cream, and a few pumps of sugar-free
Kristen Wood is a photographer, writer, and creator of the food blog MOON and spoon and yum. She is also the author of Vegetarian Family Cookbook, Fermented Hot Sauce Cookbook, and Hot Sauce Cookbook for Beginners. Her work has been featured in various online and print publications, including Elle, Martha Stewart, Yoga Journal, and more.