Starbucks Sugar-Free Drinks

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Sugar is in a lot of Starbucks drink so it can be a little tough trying to find sugar-free options. Here’s a list of every sugar-free drink at Starbucks.

Six grid collage showing 5 different Starbucks sugar-free drinks.
Drinks Photo Credit: Starbucks.com

Tips for Ordering Sugar-Free Drinks

  • Keep it simple
    The sugar-free items on the menu are the most straightforward without any flavors. Drinks like brewed coffee, Iced Latte, Americano, Chai Tea, are all made without sugar unless you ask for it.
  • Avoid flavored drinks except for vanilla
    All syrups are made with sugar, except for sugar-free vanilla syrup. Iced Mocha, Cinnamon Dolce Latte, and Iced Caramel Macchiato are all flavored using sugary syrups.
  • Avoid Frappuccinos
    All Frappuccinos are made with a Frappuccino base syrup that is loaded with sugar. Unfortunately, there’s no way to get a Frappuccino that’s sugar-free.
  • Be aware of sugar in milk products
    Starbucks uses soy milk, almondmilk, oatmilk, and coconutmilk that contain sugar in the ingredients.
  • Sweeten with sugar substitutes
    Stevia in the Raw and Splenda are the two sugar substitutes that’s available.
  • Milk becomes sweeter when steamed
    Steamed milk is sweeter than cold milk. This has to do with milk sugars breaking down as they become hotter and as they break down from complex to simple sugars, it’s easier to taste the sweetness.
  • Ristretto shots are slightly sweeter than espresso shots
    You can replace espresso with ristretto in any espresso-based drink. Ristretto is an espresso made with less water and it’s slightly sweeter, without some of the bitter notes you’ll find in espresso.
  • Ask if you’re not sure
    In general, the cold drinks menu is where sweeteners are snuck in, so be sure to ask your barista what’s in the drink. For example, a shaken iced espresso, which sounds like it’s just espresso and ice, is actually served with sweetener and milk. 

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Starbucks Drinks without Sugar

Blonde Roast Drip Coffee
Brewed Coffee
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Calories in a grande: 5

Caffeine in a grande: 360 mg
All the coffee that comes from the drip coffee machine comes without sugar added. Blonde roast is a lighter roast coffee and at 360 mg of caffeine for a grande, it has 100 mg of more caffeine than the dark roast.

Featured Starbucks Dark Roast Coffee
Brewed Coffee
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Calories in a grande: 5

Caffeine in a grande: 260 mg
A bold, strong dark roasted coffee that doesn’t come with any sugar or milk unless you ask for it.

Pike Place Roast
Brewed Coffee
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Calories in a grande: 5

Caffeine in a grande: 310 mg
A blend of coffees from Latin America, the Pike Place Roast is a medium roast.

Decaf Pike Place Roast
Brewed Decaf Coffee
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Calories in a grande: 5

Caffeine in a grande: 25 mg
A decaf version of the Pike Place Roast.

Caffe Misto
Brewed Decaf Coffee + 2% Milk
Sugar in a grande: 10 g (from the milk)
Calories in a grande: 110
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg

Half brewed coffee and half steamed 2% milk, a Caffe Misto, also known as a Cafe au Lait, is made without any syrups but the drink does have sugar that’s naturally in the milk.

Espresso
Brewed Espresso
Sugar in a doppio (2 shots): 0 g
Calories in a doppio: 10
Caffeine in a doppio: 150 mg

Just espresso, nothing else. Order it as a solo (1 espresso shot), doppio (2 espresso shots), triple (3 espresso shots), or quad (4 espresso shots).

Iced Espresso
Ice + Brewed Espresso
Sugar in a doppio (2 shots): 0 g
Calories in a doppio: 10
Caffeine in a doppio: 150 mg

Signature espresso and ice is all that’s in the drink.

Espresso Macchiato
Brewed Espresso + Milk
Sugar in a doppio (2 shots): 0 g
Calories in a doppio: 15
Caffeine in a doppio: 150 mg

If you want just a little bit of milk with your espresso, get an Espresso Macchiato, which is an espresso with a dollop of steamed milk and foam.

Americano
Water + Brewed Espresso
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Calories in a grande: 15
Caffeine in a grande: 225 mg

An Americano is espresso with hot water. A grande is made with 3 espresso shots.

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

An espresso shot over cold water and ice, this drink contains no sugar.

Cappuccino
Brewed Espresso + 2% Milk
Sugar in a grande: 12 g (from the milk)
Calories in a grande: 140
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg

There isn’t any syrup added to a cappuccino but there is sugar from the milk.

Flat White
Brewed Espresso + Whole Milk
Sugar in a grande: 17 g (from the milk)
Calories in a grande: 220
Caffeine in a grande: 195 mg

Ristretto shots (slightly sweeter than espresso) and steamed whole milk makes this Flat White not too strong and sweet with adding any syrups.

Iced Flat White
Ice + Brewed Espresso + Whole Milk
Sugar in a grande: 11 g (from the milk)
Calories in a grande: 150
Caffeine in a grande: 130 mg

Same Flat White but with ice.

Latte (Caffè Latte)
Brewed Espresso + 2% Milk
Sugar in a grande: 18 g (from the milk)
Calories in a grande: 190
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg

Because steamed milk is sweeter than cold milk, lattes should be sweet even without any syrups.

Iced Latte (Iced Caffè Latte)
Ice + Brewed Espresso + 2% Milk
Sugar in a grande: 11 g (from the milk)
Calories in a grande: 130
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg

The milk isn’t steamed for an Iced Latte but you’ll still get a little bit of sweetness from the natural sugar in the milk.

Sugar-Free Vanilla Latte
Brewed Espresso + 2% Milk + Sugar-Free Vanilla Syrup
Sugar in a grande: 18 g (from the milk)
Calories in a grande: 190
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg

This is the only flavored drink you can get that’s sugar-free. The only sugar in the drink will come from the milk. Order a Skinny Vanilla Latte to replace 2% milk with nonfat milk.

Iced Sugar-Free Vanilla Latte
Ice + Brewed Espresso + 2% Milk + Sugar-Free Vanilla Syrup
Sugar in a grande: 11 g (from the milk)
Calories in a grande: 130
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg

An iced version of a Sugar-Free Vanilla Latte. Make it a Skinny Iced Vanilla Latte to swap out the 2% milk with nonfat milk.

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

Unlike iced coffee (which is made with pumps of syrup), cold brew is served without any syrup.

Nitro Cold Brew
Brewed Coffee infused with Nitrogen
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Calories in a grande: 5
Caffeine in a grande: 280 mg

Cold brew infused with nitrogen gas (which gives the drink a sweet flavor without sugar), this drink is made without any syrups or milk by default.

Chai Tea
Chai Tea Bags + Water
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Calories in a grande: 0
Caffeine in a grande: 40 mg

If you order any of the hot teas, it’ll come without any sweetener. There’s no Iced Chai Tea on the menu but you can ask for it to be made iced. Avoid Chai Lattes since the chai is made with a chai concentrate which is pre-sweetened.

Earl Grey Tea
Earl Grey Tea Bags + Water
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Calories in a grande: 0
Caffeine in a grande: 40 mg

Earl Grey Tea is a black tea with notes of bergamot, a citrus fruit. It doesn’t come with any sugar or milk unless you ask for it.

Royal English Breakfast Tea
Royal English Breakfast Tea Bags + Water
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Calories in a grande: 0
Caffeine in a grande: 40 mg

There’s no added sugar in just the tea in hot water, but the Royal English Breakfast Tea Latte, which is another drink on the tea menu, is made with pumps of syrup so make sure not to confuse the two.

Emperor’s Clouds & Mist
Emperor’s Clouds & Mist Tea Bags + Water
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Calories in a grande: 0
Caffeine in a grande: 16 mg

A green tea, Emperor’s Clouds & Mist is made without any syrups or milk.

Jade Citrus Mint Brewed Tea
Jade Citrus Mint Tea Bags + Water
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Calories in a grande: 0
Caffeine in a grande: 40 mg

Jade Citrus Mint is a green tea with lemon verbena, lemongrass, and spearmint.

Mint Majesty
Mint Majesty Tea Bags + Water
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Calories in a grande: 0
Caffeine in a grande: 0 mg

There’s no sugar, caffeine, or calories in this herbal tea that’s a blend of mint and lemon verbena.

Peach Tranquility
Peach Tranquility Tea Bags + Water
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Calories in a grande: 0
Caffeine in a grande: 0 mg

A blend of peach, candied pineapple, chamomile, lemon verbena, and rose hips make up this herbal tea.

Iced Black Tea
Ice + Black Tea
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Calories in a grande: 0
Caffeine in a grande: 25 mg

A basic black tea shaken with only ice. It doesn’t come sweetened unless you ask for it.

Iced Green Tea
Ice + Green Tea
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Calories in a grande: 0
Caffeine in a grande: 25 mg

Ice and green tea are shaken together to create this drink. No syrups are added.

Iced Passion Tango Tea
Ice + Passion Tango Tea
Sugar in a grande: 0 g
Calories in a grande: 0
Caffeine in a grande: 0 mg

The only iced tea on the Starbucks menu that’s sugar-free and caffeine-free. Iced Passion Tango Tea isn’t a passionfruit flavored iced tea, but instead it’s an herbal tea with hibiscus, lemongrass and apple.

Questions You May Have

How many sugar-free syrups are at Starbucks?

There’s just one sugar-free syrup, the Sugar-Free Vanilla Syrup. There used to be a Sugar-Free Cinnamon Dolce but it has been discontinued.

What are the sugar-free and caffeine-free drinks available at Starbucks?

The Mint Majesty, Peach Tranquility, and the Iced Passion Tango Tea are the only 3 drinks that are sugar and caffeine free.

Why is there sugar in drinks that are made without syrups?

There’s natural sugar in milk so to make a drink completely sugar free, order a drink without any milk.

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