17 Best Starbucks Drinks For Kids (Including Secret Menu)

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Not sure what drink to get for your kids at Starbucks? Here are some on-the-menu and customized caffeine-free drink options that your little ones will love!

Five drink photos showing kid-friendly Starbucks drinks.

17 Starbucks Drinks for Kids

1. Iced Strawberry Milk

Ice + Milk + Strawberry Puree

How to order:
“Can I get a tall iced milk shaken with a scoop of strawberry puree?”

Any add-ins like strawberry puree can be added to a drink and in this one, it’s added to ice and milk.

You can get this drink in a tall (12 ounce, smallest cold drink cup size), grande, or venti and you can specify what kind of milk you like. There’s nonfat, 2%, whole, almond, coconut, soy, and oatmilk.

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2. Steamed Vanilla Milk

Milk + Vanilla Syrup

How to order:
“Can I get a tall steamed milk with 2 pumps of vanilla syrup?”

This drink isn’t on the menu but it’s easy to order. The amount of vanilla syrup can be adjusted to your liking. Get 1 pump of vanilla syrup if you want the drink to have less sugar.

If your kid doesn’t like vanilla, it can be made with any available syrup, including brown sugar syrup and cinnamon dolce syrup.

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3. Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk

Ice + Oatmilk + Brown Sugar Syrup

How to order:
“Can I get a tall oatmilk shaken with ice and 2 pumps of brown sugar syrup?”

This is like a child’s caffeine-free version of the popular Iced Shaken Espresso drink.

4. Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

Vanilla Bean Frappuccino without any customizations

How to order:
“Can I get a tall Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino?”

A popular Frappuccino for kids, it’s made without any coffee and doesn’t contain any caffeine.

The smallest size you can get in this drink is a tall (12 ounces).

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5. Water with Strawberry Inclusions

Ice + Water + Strawberry Inclusions

How to order:
“Can I get a tall iced water with strawberry inclusions?”

A hydrating drink for kids when you don’t want to give them anything sweet but think it looks like a grown-up drink.

Strawberry inclusions are freeze-dried strawberries.

Starbucks will charge this drink as a custom drink.

6. Kid’s Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate without any customizations

How to order:
“Can I get a kids size hot chocolate?”

A kid’s hot chocolate comes in an 8 ounce cup (short size) and it’s warmed to 130°F.

You’ll get charged less if you order a kids size instead of the same sized 8 ounce short drink.

It’s made with 2% steamed milk, 2 pumps of mocha sauce, and comes topped with whipped cream and mocha drizzle.

Get it with a pump of vanilla syrup or white chocolate mocha sauce to make it a little sweeter and tastier since mocha sauce isn’t really sweet.

There’s 15 mg of caffeine in this drink.

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7. White Hot Chocolate

White Hot Chocolate without any customizations

How to order:
“Can I get a kids size white hot chocolate?”

A caffeine-free hot chocolate, this drink is made with white chocolate sauce, steamed milk, and whipped cream.

The kids drink size (8 ounces) has 2 pumps of white chocolate mocha sauce.

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8. Warmed Horizons Chocolate Organic Milk

Horizons Boxed Chocolate Milk

How to order:
Get a boxed Horizons chocolate milk from the refrigerated display case and hand it to the barista.
“Can I get this chocolate milk warmed up to kids temperature?”

They’ll put the warm drink into a Starbucks cup.

The Starbucks kid’s hot chocolate is made with a dark chocolate so if you want a sweeter hot chocolate without adding syrups, go for this option.

9. Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino

Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino without customizations

How to order:
“Can I get a tall Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino?”

Creme Frappuccinos are all made without coffee, including this chocolate flavored one made with chocolate chips and mocha sauce.

A tall drink has just 10 mg of caffeine from the chocolate.

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10. Babyccino

Steamed Milk + Extra Foam

How to order:
“Can I get a kids size Babyccino? It’s steamed milk with extra foam.”

This off-the-menu Starbucks drink is steamed milk with extra foam served in a short size (8 ounces).

Get it with caramel drizzle to make it look like a Caramel Macchiato on top. For more foam, ask for it to be “bone dry.”

11. Milk

Milk without customizations

How to order:
“Can I get a tall cold milk?”

You can always simply ask for milk in a cup, a perfect accompaniment to a cookie or a cake pop. Add mocha sauce to make it a chocolate milk.

12. Strawberry Lemonade

Ice + Lemonade + Strawberry Puree

How to order:
“Can I get a kids size lemonade with a scoop of strawberry puree?”

A kid-size lemonade comes in a 12 ounce cup and any fruit add-ins can be added (for an extra cost), including a scoop of strawberry puree to make it a Strawberry Lemonade.

13. Blended Strawberry Lemonade

Blended Strawberry Lemonade without Customizations

How to order:
“Can I get a tall Blended Strawberry Lemonade?”

Made with lemonade and strawberries, this frozen beverage is fruity, with a little zing.

14. Strawberry Crème Frappuccino

Strawberry Crème Frappuccino without customizations

How to order:
“Can I get a tall Strawberry Crème Frappuccino?”

Strawberry puree is blended with ice and milk to make this delicious frozen drink.

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15. Steamers

Steamed Milk + Any flavored syrup

How to order:
“Can I get a kids size pumpkin spice steamer?”

Steamers are steamed 2% milk with flavored syrups. You can swap out the 2% milk with any other kind of milk, like oat, almond, or coconut.

A steamer can be made with any available syrup and they all come in kids sizes.

It’ll make a caffeine-free drink look like a latte. Popular syrup options include vanilla, cinnamon dolce, and caramel.

16. Caramel Apple Spice

Caramel Apple Spice without customizations

How to order:
“Can I get a kids size Caramel Apple Spice?”

A dressed-up apple juice that tastes like candied apple, this hot drink is made with steamed apple juice, cinnamon syrup, whipped cream, and caramel drizzle.

17. Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade with Strawberry Inclusions

Ice + Passion Tango Tea Lemonade + Strawberry Inclusions

How to order:
“Can I get a tall Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade with strawberry inclusions?”

Not only is this iced tea vibrant and fun to look at, it’s completely caffeine-free, unlike some other teas on the menu.

Adding freeze-dried strawberries give it a fun touch.

Tips for Ordering Kids Drinks

Get the kids drink size

When you order a kids size drink, you’ll get the smallest drink sizes, which are short (8 ounces) for hot drinks and tall (12 ounces) for cold drinks.

Cool it down with kid’s drink temperature

When you order a hot drink for kids, ask them to make it “kid’s temperature.”

They’ll heat the beverage to 130°F instead of the usual 160°F.

Adjust the sugar

If you’re concerned about the amount of sugar in your child’s drink, you can always ask for fewer pumps of syrup.

Ask “Can I get this drink made with 1 less pump of syrup?”

Refreshers contain caffeine

Starbucks Refreshers like the Pink Drink and Strawberry Acai Lemonade are made with green coffee extract, which has about 35 mg of caffeine in each tall drink.

Chocolate drinks contain caffeine

There isn’t a lot of caffeine, but there is some in chocolate-based drinks. A kid’s hot chocolate has 15 mg of caffeine.

Customized steamers

Steamers are hot drinks made with just milk and syrup. A steamer can be made with any of the available syrups, including seasonal ones.

Try brown sugar or raspberry steamers for your kids.

To-go boxed drinks in cups

Grabbing one of the to-go boxed juices or drinks? Ask for a cold cup to pour it in so your child gets a Starbucks cup of their own or ask your barista to shake the boxed drink over ice.

Splitting drinks

Starbucks baristas can’t split drinks for you but they can give you empty cups so you can do it yourself.

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Questions You May Have

Does Starbucks have a kids’ menu? 

There’s no specific section of the menu for kids, but Starbucks has plenty of kid-friendly drinks. If you’re not sure if a drink contains caffeine, ask your barista.

Does Starbucks have a kid size?

Yes. For some hot drinks, a kids size is 8 ounces, and for some cold drinks, a kids size is 12 ounces. Not every drink has a kids size option.

What if I want less sugar in the drinks I order for my kids? 

Starbucks can easily accommodate customizations and requests. If you want a Vanilla Cremé with just a little less sugar, ask for half the pumps.


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6 thoughts on “17 Best Starbucks Drinks For Kids (Including Secret Menu)”

    • Hi Sarrah, it’s not possible to get the Pink Drink without caffeine since it’s in the premade base. A grande size of the drink has 45 mg of caffeine, which is a little more than what you would find in hot chocolate (25 mg) or a can of Coke (34 mg).

    • Hi Parker, there’s no caffeine in the Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink, there’s a bit of sugar (33 grams of sugar in a grande).

    • Hello you can get that for children because there is NO caffeine so feel free to get it for your little one with no worries 😌


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