Best Starbucks Iced Coffees

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Starbucks has a wide range of cold coffees on the menu and it can get overwhelming trying to figure out which one to get. To help you out, here is a list of Starbucks iced coffees, ranked from least to most popular.

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Iced and Cold Coffees at Starbucks

There are a few different kinds of iced and cold coffees on the Starbucks menu.

  • Iced Coffee
    Coffee is brewed hot, then chilled.
  • Cold Brew
    Coffee is steeped in cold water for 20 hours in the refrigerator. No hot water is used to make cold brew.
  • Nitro Cold Brew
    Cold brew coffee is infused with nitrogen gas to create a smooth, velvety texture. This cold drink is served without ice.
  • Iced Latte
    Iced espresso drink with milk.
  • Iced Espresso
    A small drink that’s just shots of espresso and ice.
  • Iced Americano
    Iced drink made with espresso and cold water. It’s like an iced coffee (hot brewed coffee that has been chilled) but made with espresso instead of brewed coffee.
  • Iced Shaken Espresso
    Espresso is hand-shaken with ice with other ingredients in the drink, creating a layer of froth on top.
  • Iced Flat White
    Shots of ristretto are added into a cup with whole milk and ice.
  • Iced Caramel Macchiato
    Vanilla flavored iced coffee drink where the espresso shot is added on top of milk and topped with a drizzle of caramel.
  • Iced Mocha
    Espresso and chocolate combined over ice.

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Customizing Drinks

  • Espresso
    If you’re getting an espresso-based drink like an Iced Latte, you can add more espresso, ask for it to be made with ristretto shots, decaf or with blonde espresso instead of their signature dark roasted espresso.
  • Flavors
    If you want to customize a classic like Iced Coffee, try adding any available syrup or sauce, like mocha sauce, hazelnut syrup, and brown sugar syrup, in your beverage. Syrups and sauces are usually ordered by the pump. 
  • Sweeteners
    Aside from regular sugar, there are a few other options like honey, Splenda, and Classic syrup (simple syrup) to add sweetness to a drink without flavoring it.
  • Milk
    There are multiple milk options available including soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk, and sweet cream.
  • Cold foam or whipped cream 
    Cold foam can be added to any iced drink.Whipped cream can be added to any hot or cold drink. There is regular cold foam, which is made with nonfat milk, and flavored cold foams, which are usually made with heavy cream, like vanilla sweet cream cold foam.
  • Toppings
    Caramel drizzle, pumpkin spice topping, and cinnamon dolce sprinkles are examples of extra toppings you can add onto a drink.

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Tips for Ordering

  • Starbucks flavors and sweetens their coffee with syrups that can be added to any drink. You can customize any drink with any of the syrups they have available. For example, you can get an Iced Americano with sugar-free vanilla syrup or an Iced Coffee with toffee nut syrup. Note that customizations may cost extra.
  • Iced coffee and cold brew can be ordered in the giant trenta (30 ounces) drink size. But, it only goes up to a venti (24 ounces) for all espresso based iced drinks like Iced Mocha and Iced Americano. Nitro Cold Brew can only be ordered in 2 sizes: tall (12 ounces) and grande (16 ounces).
  • Iced and cold coffees are made with 2% milk unless otherwise noted. You can replace the 2% with any milk of your choice.

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Iced and Cold Coffees at Starbucks, Ranked

23. Iced Flat White
Ice + Ristretto + Whole Milk
Caffeine in a grande: 130 mg
Calories in a grande: 150
Sugar in a grande: 11 g

The main appeal of a hot flat white is the texture of the foam but when it’s iced, it really doesn’t taste that different, even though the espresso is definitely slightly sweeter! This is the least popular iced coffee drink.

22. Salted Caramel Cream Nitro Cold Brew
Nitro Cold Brew + Salted Vanilla Sweet Cream + Caramel Syrup
Caffeine in a grande: 270 mg
Calories in a grande: 230
Sugar in a grande: 23 g

The least popular Nitro Cold Brew flavor.

21. Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew
Ice + Cold Brew + Salted Vanilla Sweet Cream + Caramel Syrup
Caffeine in a grande: 185 mg
Calories in a grande: 230
Sugar in a grande: 23 g

The salt is in the foam, but the caramel syrup is in the beverage itself.

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20. Iced Shaken Espresso
Ice + Espresso + 2% Milk + Classic Syrup
Caffeine in a grande: 225 mg
Calories in a grande: 100
Sugar in a grande: 14 g

Try it with Blonde Espresso or with different syrups like vanilla.

19. Honey Almondmilk Nitro Cold Brew
Nitro Cold Brew + Almondmilk + Honey Blend
Caffeine in a grande: 290 mg
Calories in a grande: 50
Sugar in a grande: 10 g

Popular with vegan customers that are ok with consuming honey. It’s easy to substitute the almondmilk with milk of your choice.

18. Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew
Ice + Cold Brew + Almondmilk + Honey Blend
Caffeine in a grande: 205 mg
Calories in a grande: 50
Sugar in a grande: 10 g

Almond milk sometimes has a chunky appearance when it settles and doesn’t always mix well with cold coffee.

17. Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte
Ice + Espresso + 2% Milk + Cinnamon Dolce Syrup + Whipped Cream + Cinnamon Dolce Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg
Calories in a grande: 300
Sugar in a grande: 35 g

One of the few iced coffees that gets whipped cream by default.

16. Iced Honey Almondmilk Flat White
Ice + Espresso + Almondmilk + Honey Blend
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg
Calories in a grande: 100
Sugar in a grande: 17 g

Popular with vegans, but not so much with other customers.

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15. Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso
Ice + Espresso + Almondmilk + Chocolate Malt Powder
Caffeine in a grande: 255 mg
Calories in a grande: 110
Sugar in a grande: 16 g

Ice, espresso, and chocolate malt powder are hand-shaken then topped with almondmilk and ice.

14. Nitro Cold Brew
Nitro Cold Brew (nothing else!)
Caffeine in a grande: 280 mg
Calories in a grande: 5
Sugar in a grande: 0 g

Often ordered with milk, Classic Syrup or vanilla syrup. Nitro Cold Brew is creamy and sweet, even without added milk or sugar though!

13. Cold Brew
Ice + Cold Brew
Caffeine in a grande: 205 mg
Calories in a grande: 5
Sugar in a grande: 0 g

Starbucks uses a coffee blend with coffee beans from Latin America to make their iced coffees.

12. Iced Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Latte
Ice + Blonde Espresso + 2% Milk + Vanilla Syrup
Caffeine in a grande: 170 mg
Calories in a grande: 190
Sugar in a grande: 28 g

There’s more caffeine in Blonde Espresso than regular espresso.

11. Vanilla Sweet Cream Nitro Cold Brew
Nitro Cold Brew + Vanilla Sweet Cream
Caffeine in a grande: 265 mg
Calories in a grande: 70
Sugar in a grande: 4 g

Vanilla Sweet Cream is made daily, in house.

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10. Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
Ice + Cold Brew + Vanilla Sweet Cream + Vanilla Syrup
Caffeine in a grande: 185 mg
Calories in a grande: 110
Sugar in a grande: 14 g

Instead of the cream, try it with Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam.

9. Iced White Chocolate Mocha
Ice + Espresso + 2% Milk + White Chocolate Mocha Sauce + Whipped Cream
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg
Calories in a grande: 420
Sugar in a grande: 48 g

This drink gets whipped cream by default and it’s often ordered with peppermint syrup or raspberry syrup.

8. Iced Mocha
Ice + Espresso + 2% Milk + Mocha Sauce + Whipped Cream
Caffeine in a grande: 175 mg
Calories in a grande: 350
Sugar in a grande: 30 g

Gets whipped cream by default and commonly ordered with peppermint syrup or white mocha sauce.

7. Iced Espresso
Ice + Espresso
Caffeine in a doppio: 150 mg
Calories in a doppio: 10
Sugar in a doppio: 0 g

A simple drink that’s just ice and shots of espresso. You can let them know what cup size you want the drink in since you get charged by the number of shots, not by drink size.

6. Iced Americano
Ice + Espresso + Water
Caffeine in a grande: 225 mg
Calories in a grande: 15
Sugar in a grande: 0 g

A grande Iced Americano has about the same amount of caffeine as a tall hot coffee (235 mg).

5. Iced Caramel Macchiato
Ice + Espresso + 2% Milk + Vanilla Syrup + Caramel Sauce
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg
Calories in a grande: 250
Sugar in a grande: 34 g

It’s a vanilla flavored espresso drink and the caramel is only in the drizzle.

4. Iced Latte
Ice + Espresso + 2% Milk
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg
Calories in a grande: 130
Sugar in a grande: 11 g

Substitute with Blonde Espresso if you want more caffeine in your drink. Common syrup additions are vanilla, caramel, and hazelnut.

3. Cold Brew with Milk
Ice + Cold Brew + 2% Milk
Caffeine in a grande: 205 mg
Calories in a grande: 35
Sugar in a grande: 3 g

The most common milk substitutes are soy and whole milk.

2. Iced Coffee
Ice + Brewed Coffee + Classic Syrup
Caffeine in a grande: 165 mg
Calories in a grande: 80
Sugar in a grande: 20 g

1. Iced Coffee with Milk
Ice + Brewed Coffee + 2% Milk + Classic Syrup
Caffeine in a grande: 125 mg
Calories in a grande: 110
Sugar in a grande: 23 g

Questions You May Have

What are the espresso options at Starbucks?

There are two options. First is the signature espresso, a blend of Latin America and Asian coffees and the second is Blonde Espresso, a blend of Latin American and African coffees.

How can I order iced coffee with more or less ice?

Ask for extra ice if you want more and ask for light ice if you want less ice.

Which iced coffee has the most caffeine?

Nitro Cold Brews have the most caffeine. There’s 290 mg of caffeine in Honey Almondmilk Nitro Cold Brew, 280 mg of caffeine in regular Nitro Cold Brew, and 270 mg in Salted Caramel Cream Nitro Cold Brew.

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