These Starbucks low-carb iced drinks will ensure you aren’t missing any flavor. Whether you are low-carb, keto, diabetic, or just trying to watch your sugar intake, these are all fantastic cold Starbucks drink choices if you don’t want to be missing out on flavor.
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Great low-carb coffee shop options abound, but the lowest-carb drinks are often the most boring. Yes, plain iced coffee, iced tea or cold brew has low to no carbs, but sometimes you want a little extra. Being low-carb or keto doesn’t mean you have to deny yourself all flavor.
And remember, just because you can make an ingredient combo into an order at Starbucks, that doesn’t mean you should. The drinks below are all former barista approved!
So, here are my suggested Starbucks drinks over ice that have less than 15g of sugar but are still tasty.
(All nutrition amounts are based on 16-ounce (Grande) drinks, unless noted. If you change the size or the milk the nutrition amounts will change. All nutrition details were found on the Starbucks website.)
Cold coffee options
Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew (regular or nitro)
It’s wonderful that the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew comes in under 15 grams of sugar (14g sugar, 110 calories) because it is one of my fave cold coffee drinks. Starbucks even says of it, “It’s over-the-top and super-smooth.”
The similar Vanilla Sweet Cream Nitro Cold Brew is also a great option with 4g sugar and 70 calories. According to the details on the website, the Nitro version doesn’t include extra pumps of vanilla syrup in the cold brew itself, so that’s why it has less sugar.
Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso & Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
The shaken espresso options are great, and my current go-to for a low-carb drink.
With shots of espresso, milk, and syrup, these two shaken espressos come in under 15 grams of sugar. It’s a great option because shaking the drink really does change the taste and gives it extra smoothness and deliciousness you wouldn’t get otherwise.
Iced Latte & Iced Flat White with Sugar-free Vanilla Syrup
Either of these drinks is a fantastic milk-based option. Depending on the milk you use the carbs or calories can change a bit, but it’s still a great way to make use of Starbucks’ sugar-free vanilla syrup.
An Iced Latte is one of the most classic drinks you can get at Starbucks and it’s a great option for diabetics and keto followers alike. Ask for it with sugar-free vanilla syrup and you’ll stay at the 11g of sugar and 130 calories.
An Iced Flat White already comes with one pump of sugar-free vanilla, but feel free to add two or three more pumps to make it tastier. By default, a grande has 11g of sugar and 150 calories with whole milk.
Cold Brew with Lemonade
This drink might stretch your taste, but is a great option, especially for a hot summer day. Just ask your barista to add lemonade to your cold brew! Yes, this combo has even been an officially suggested drink by Starbucks.
Starbucks doesn’t list the nutrition for this drink specifically. We can surmise from the nutrition of the black tea lemonade, that this drink would also have 11 grams of sugar since all of it comes from the lemonade in both drinks.
Iced Americano with 2 pumps of syrup
If you are wanting a basic “Iced Coffee,” I’d highly suggest going with an Iced Americano. Even though it’s just water and espresso, the taste is fuller and a bit sweeter that the brewed iced coffee.
Since it comes naturally with negligible carbs, you can add two pumps to any of the regular syrups, and can still stay under 17 grams of sugar. This is a great option for those of you who avoid sugar replacements. (This only counts for syrups, not their sauces!)
Cold tea options
Iced Black Tea Lemonade & Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade
It’s hard to beat a tea lemonade on a hot summer afternoon. Thankfully, these are great low-carb options.
Starbucks says of the Iced Black Tea Lemonade, “Premium black tea is shaken with refreshing lemonade and ice for this Arnold Palmer–inspired beverage. A distinguished satisfying treat.” This drink has 11g of sugar and 50 calories.
The Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade is another similar option, but is caffeine-free! A bonus if you want to order this later in the day. It also has 11g of sugar and 50 calories.
Iced London Fog Tea with Sugar-free Vanilla Syrup
This winter classic is tasty over ice. If you want a smooth tea latte option with lower calories, the Iced London Fog Tea with sugar-free vanilla is the way to go.
Switching from regular vanilla syrup to the sugar-free option will save you about 17g of sugar meaning this drink will contain 12 grams of sugar with 2% dairy milk. You can switch out your milk choice to further adjust the carbs.
Iced Peach Green Tea
For another twist on a refreshing iced tea, you can order the Iced Peach Green Tea. In addition to the green tea, a delicious peach juice blend is added to jazz up this drink.
Since it only contains 12g of sugar and 60 calories, it’s a perfect low-carb iced treat.