31 Keto Starbucks Drinks

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Looking for keto-friendly (low carb) drinks at Starbucks? Here are 31 Starbucks drinks that are keto-friendly, including customized, off-the-menu, hot and iced beverages. Plus, get tips and how to order modified drinks.

Six photo grid showing five Keto drinks to get at Starbucks.

What is Keto?

  • Keto is short for the ketogenic diet, a low-carb, high fat diet. Similar to the Atkins diet, keto is about eating less carbs and sugar and more fats and protein.
  • The keto diet tries to motivate the body to go into ketosis, or a state where the body is burning fat to get energy. This diet is not for everyone, and you should consult your doctor before considering a keto diet. 
  • Keto dieters reduce or avoid eating sugary foods like sodas and ice cream, grains and starches like rice and pasta, fruit, and beans. Instead, they focus on filling up on meats like steak and bacon, fatty fish like salmon and tuna, butter and heavy cream, nuts like almonds and walnuts, and unprocessed cheese like cheddar and goat.

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Tips on Ordering Keto-Friendly Drinks

  • Sweeten with sugar-free vanilla syrup
    Replace regular syrup with sugar-free vanilla syrup (the only sugar-free syrup at Starbucks), but don’t go crazy with it since it contains maltodextrin, which isn’t super keto-friendly since it’s a highly processed sweetener.
  • Replace milk with heavy cream or almondmilk
    Heavy cream has the least amount of carbs out of all the dairy milk options so it’s the most keto-friendly. Of all the plant-based milks at Starbucks, almond milk has the fewest carbs (5 grams per 8 ounce serving).
  • Ask if drinks are unsweetened
    A lot of drinks are made with sugary syrups even if you don’t want it sweetened. A lot of the cold drinks at Starbucks come pre-sweetened, or will be sweetened if not specifically stated. 
  • Skip the whipped cream
    Unfortunately, whipped cream is full of sugar and carbs.
  • Skinny drinks aren’t all keto-friendly
    Skinny drinks are made with nonfat milk, which has a whopping 12g of carbs in each cup! This is a lot considering most keto dieters try to stay under 50g of carbs a day.
  • Avoid Frappuccinos
    All Starbucks Frappuccinos are made using a Frappuccino base syrup which is made with sugar. There’s no way to get a sugar-free Frappuccino.
  • Avoid Refreshers
    Refreshers are made from pre-sweetened bases, so it can’t be modified.
  • Watch out for pre-sweetened ingredients
    Matcha is pre-sweetened so you can’t get it unsweetened. The chai lattes are made with a pre-sweetened chai concentrate.
  • Order customized keto drinks by listing the ingredients
    Starbucks baristas aren’t trained to make drinks keto, so be prepared to order the drink with the exact ingredients and how it should be made. Instead of asking for a Keto Flat White, order it by saying: “Can I get a grande unsweetened Flat White with half heavy cream and half water instead of the milk?”

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Keto-Friendly Starbucks Drinks

Blonde Roast Coffee
Brewed Coffee
Carbs in a grande: 0 g
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Fat in a grande: 0 g

Brewed coffee made in a coffee machine has no carbs at all and at Starbucks, it’s served black, without any sugar or milk unless you ask for it. Blonde roast is made with lighter roasted coffee and it has more caffeine than dark roasted coffee.

Featured Starbucks Dark Roast Coffee
Brewed Coffee
Carbs in a grande: 0 g
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Fat in a grande: 0 g

A robust dark roasted brewed coffee made in a coffee machine, it’s served black, without anything else added.

Pike Place Roast
Brewed Coffee
Carbs in a grande: 0 g
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Fat in a grande: 0 g

Brewed coffee with a blend coffee beans from Latin America that have been medium roasted.

Decaf Pike Place Roast
Brewed Decaf Coffee
Carbs in a grande: 0 g
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Fat in a grande: 0 g

A regular Pike Place Roast has 210 mg of caffeine but the decaf version only has 25 mg of caffeine.

Espresso
Brewed Espresso
Carbs in a doppio (2 espresso shots): 2 g
Sugar in a doppio: 0 g
Fat in a doppio: 0 g

A shot of espresso has 1 gram of carbs per shot. A solo is made with 1 espresso shot, doppio has 2, triple has 3, and quad has 4.

Iced Espresso
Ice + Brewed Espresso
Carbs in a doppio (2 espresso shots): 2 g
Sugar in a doppio: 0 g
Fat in a doppio: 0 g

Starbucks signature espresso (a dark roast), over ice. Doesn’t have anything else added to it unless you request it.

Espresso Con Panna
Brewed Espresso + Whipped Cream
Carbs in a doppio (2 espresso shots): 2 g
Sugar in a doppio: 0 g
Fat in a doppio: 2.5 g

Whipped cream is not keto-friendly but there’s just a dollop of it in this drink, bringing the fat to 2.5 grams.

Espresso Macchiato
Brewed Espresso + Milk
Carbs in a doppio (2 espresso shots): 2 g
Sugar in a doppio: 0 g
Fat in a doppio: 0 g

With just a dollop of 2% steamed milk and foam, it doesn’t even add any carbs or sugar to the drink. You can also get this made with steamed half & half (breve).

Americano
Water + Brewed Espresso
Carbs in a grande: 2 g
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Fat in a grande: 0 g

Americanos are made with just espresso and hot water. That’s it! Note that there are carbs in espresso, but it’s just a couple of grams. A grande is made with 3 espresso shots.

Iced Americano
Ice + Water + Brewed Espresso
Carbs in a grande: 2 g
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Fat in a grande: 0 g

Iced Americano is an Americano over ice. Like the hot version, the iced gets the same 3 espresso shots in a grande.

Cold Brew
Ice + Brewed Coffee
Carbs in a grande: 0 g
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Fat in a grande: 0 g

Brewed coffee, unlike espresso, has zero carbs, and that’s the case with cold brew coffee. Coffee grounds are steeped in cold water for 20 hours to make Starbucks Cold Brew. Unlike Iced Coffee, which comes with syrup by default, Cold Brew is served with just ice, no syrups.

Nitro Cold Brew
Brewed Coffee infused with Nitrogen
Carbs in a grande: 0 g
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Fat in a grande: 0 g

Nitro Cold Brew is Cold Brew infused with nitrogen gas. It’s served without any syrups, milk, or even ice. The nitrogen gas gives the drink a natural sweetness.

Chai Tea
Chai Tea Bags + Water
Carbs in a grande: 0 g
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Fat in a grande: 0 g

Chai is black tea infused with spices and it’s just a chai tea bag in hot water. There’s 2 chai tea bags in a grande. Don’t confuse Chai Tea with Chai Tea Latte, which isn’t made from tea bags, but instead from a pre-sweetened chai concentrate.

Earl Grey Tea
Earl Grey Tea Bags + Water
Carbs in a grande: 0 g
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Fat in a grande: 0 g

This drink is just Earl Grey tea bags in hot water, without any sweeteners or milk so it’s completely keto-friendly with zero carbs.

Royal English Breakfast Tea
Royal English Breakfast Tea Bags + Water
Carbs in a grande: 0 g
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Fat in a grande: 0 g

Royal English Breakfast Tea is a blend of black teas in a tea bag, in a cup of hot water. It’s served without any syrups or milk. There’s a latte version of this with milk called Royal English Breakfast Tea Latte and that’s loaded with carbs (21 grams!) so make sure you order just the tea bags and hot water.

Emperor’s Clouds & Mist
Emperor’s Clouds & Mist Tea Bags + Water
Carbs in a grande: 0 g
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Fat in a grande: 0 g

A green tea that’s doesn’t have anything else added to it.

Jade Citrus Mint Brewed Tea
Jade Citrus Mint Tea Bags + Water
Carbs in a grande: 0 g
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Fat in a grande: 0 g

A green tea, but with added notes of lemon verbena, lemongrass, and mint. This drink isn’t made with any syrups or milk.

Mint Majesty
Mint Majesty Tea Bags + Water
Carbs in a grande: 0 g
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Fat in a grande: 0 g

A caffeine-free herbal tea with notes of mint and lemon verbena. This is served without any sugar or milk.

Peach Tranquility
Peach Tranquility Tea Bags + Water
Carbs in a grande: 0 g
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Fat in a grande: 0 g

A fruity, caffeine-free, hot herbal tea with tasting notes of peach, pineapple, chamomile, lemon verbena, and rose hips. Served without any sugar or milk.

Iced Black Tea
Ice + Black Tea
Carbs in a grande: 0 g
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Fat in a grande: 0 g

Iced Black Tea at Starbucks is made without sweeteners, which means they have no carbs or sugar but make sure you ask for it unsweetened since some locations might add liquid sugar.

Iced Green Tea
Ice + Green Tea
Carbs in a grande: 0 g
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Fat in a grande: 0 g

The Iced Green Tea comes unsweetened by default but it used to be made sweetened, so double check to make sure your Starbucks is making it without any syrups.

Iced Passion Tango Tea
Ice + Passion Tango Tea
Carbs in a grande: 0 g
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Fat in a grande: 0 g

A caffeine-free, carb-free, sugar-free herbal tea, it’s a hibiscus flavored iced tea that’s refreshing and a little tart. It’s not made with any syrups or sweeteners.

Customized Keto-Friendly Starbucks Drinks

Here are some drinks that aren’t on the Starbucks official menu but have been modified to make them keto-friendly. Since these drinks aren’t on the Starbucks official menu, you can’t order them by name. Be prepared to say everything that should be in the drink since saying “I want a keto vanilla latte” won’t work.

Unsweetened Iced Coffee
Base drink: Iced Coffee
Customizations: Unsweetened
How to order: “Can I get an unsweetened iced coffee?”

The Starbucks Iced Coffee comes sweetened, so to make it keto, take out the sugary syrup. You can replace it with sugar-free vanilla syrup to make it more keto-friendly if you want it sweetened. Unsweetened Iced Coffee has zero carbs.

Keto Pink Drink
Base drink: Iced Passion Tango Tea instead of the Pink Drink
Customizations: Replace liquid cane sugar with 2 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup, add light heavy cream instead of coconutmilk, and 2 scoops of strawberry inclusions (freeze-dried strawberries)

How to order: “Can I get a grande Iced Passion Tango Tea with 2 pumps sugar-free vanilla, light heavy cream instead of coconutmilk, and 2 scoops of strawberry inclusions?”
The keto version swaps liquid cane sugar with sugar-free vanilla syrup and the coconutmilk is replaced with with light (less amount of heavy cream than regular) heavy cream. It doesn’t taste like the original Pink Drink, but it has a pinkish hue from the Iced Passion Tango Tea.

Keto White Drink
Base drink: Iced Peach Tranquility
Customizations: 2 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup, and splash of heavy cream
How to order: “Can I get an Iced Peach Tranquility Tea with 2 pumps sugar-free vanilla syrup and a splash of heavy cream?

Peach Tranquility is a hot tea but they can make it iced by brewing the tea hot, then cooling it down by shaking it with ice. This drink does require a little patience since it needs to be brewed hot, which takes about 5 minutes.

Keto Flat White
Base drink: Flat White
Customizations: Replace milk with half heavy cream and half water
How to order: “Can I get a grande unsweetened Flat White with half heavy cream and half water instead of the milk?”

Heavy cream and water is steamed together to replace the carb-heavy 2% milk that’s usually used to make a Flat White. You can use heavy cream and water to make any espresso drink with milk more keto-friendly.

Keto Iced Vanilla Latte
Base drink: Iced Latte
Customizations: 2 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup and replace milk with almondmilk
How to order: “Can I get a grande Iced Latte with 2 pumps sugar-free vanilla syrup and almondmilk?”

Hot and Iced Vanilla Lattes are very popular drinks at Starbucks and to make it keto-friendly, swap in sugar-free vanilla syrup and get almondmilk instead of 2% milk. Note that there is still a little sugar in almondmilk. Replacing the 2% milk with heavy cream is super high in calories (over 1600 calories in a grande!) so watch out for those hidden traps.

Keto Vanilla Sweet Cream Nitro Cold Brew
Base drink: Nitro Cold Brew
Customizations: Add 2 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup and heavy cream
How to order: “Can I get a grande Nitro Cold Brew with 2 pumps sugar-free vanilla syrup and heavy cream?

There’s no carbs in a Nitro Cold Brew but you can make it sweet and creamy with sugar-free vanilla syrup and heavy cream.

Keto Iced Shaken Espresso
Base drink: Iced Shaken Espresso
Customizations: Add 2 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup and light heavy cream
How to order: “Can I get a grande Iced Shaken Espresso with 2 pumps sugar-free vanilla syrup and light heavy cream?

The sugar-free vanilla replaces the Classic Syrup and the light heavy cream replaces the 2% milk.

Keto London Fog Tea Latte
Base drink: Earl Grey Tea
Customizations: Add 2 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup and light heavy cream
How to order: “Can I get a grande Earl Grey Tea with 2 pumps sugar-free vanilla syrup and light heavy cream?

Instead ordering the milk-heavy London Fog Tea Latte, modify it to be more keto getting a customized Earl Grey Tea by adding sugar-free vanilla syrup and getting just a little heavy cream. A grande Earl Grey Tea order comes with 2 tea bags.

Keto Chai Latte
Base drink: Chai Tea
Customizations: Add 2 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup and light heavy cream
How to order: “Can I get a grande Chai Tea with 2 pumps sugar-free vanilla syrup and light heavy cream?

The Chai Lattes are made from a pre-sweetened chai concentrate, so to make it keto-friendly, order a Chai Tea, which has no carbs or sugar, and customize it the same way you would the London Fog above, adding sugar-free vanilla syrup and getting just a little heavy cream. A grande Chai Tea order comes with 2 tea bags.

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Questions You May Have

Are Frappuccinos keto? 

No, and there’s no way to modify Frappuccinos to make them keto-friendly since they’re made with a pre-made Frappuccino base syrup that’s loaded with sugar. There isn’t a sugar-free Frappuccino base syrup. An option is to request iced drinks to be blended, but the drink will separate easily and won’t have that Frappuccino texture.

Is matcha keto-friendly? 

No. The Starbucks matcha powder is pre-made with sugar, so it’s not keto and can’t be made keto.

What’s the lowest carb drink at Starbucks? 

Anything simple like brewed coffee, cold brew, and unsweetened tea all have zero carbs. 

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2 thoughts on “31 Keto Starbucks Drinks”

  1. Hello. I drink Starbucks and make it keto due to diabetes. Sugar free vanilla is not the only sugar free option. There is also sugar free cinnamon dulce!

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