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21 Sugar-Free Starbucks Drinks

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Here's a list of all the sugar-free Starbucks drinks on the menu. Plus get tips to order low-sugar drinks at Starbucks, too.
Sugar-free Starbucks drinks.

Looking for a sugar-free Starbucks drink? Well, you’re in luck. Starbucks has plenty of drinks on the menu that are naturally sugar-free.

On their own, tea, coffee and espresso never contain sugar.

This means all Starbucks iced tea drinks, brewed hot tea, brewed drip coffee and espresso are sugar-free.

However, it’s add-ins like syrups, sweeteners, milk and toppings that turn unsweetened drinks into sugar-filled drinks.

So, if you’re after a Starbucks sugar-free drink, you have two options—customize your drink and leave out all sources of sugar. Or, order a drink that doesn’t have sugar in it to begin with.

To begin, let’s take a look at 21 Starbucks sugar-free drinks on the menu. These drinks require no modifications or so-called Starbucks hacks.

Then, see all the Starbucks ingredients to avoid if you’re going sugar-free. Additionally, here are some ways to cut calories and sugar at Starbucks.

21 Sugar-Free Starbucks Drinks

Here’s a list of all the sugar-free Starbucks drinks already on the menu. These drinks contain no sugar whatsoever or can be made sugar-free by leaving out the syrup.

Note: Nutrition information is for grande size, 16oz drinks unless otherwise noted.

Starbucks sugar free iced tea drink.
Starbucks sugar free drinks includes hot and iced tea, hot and iced coffee and a variety of water beverages.

1. Iced Black Tea

Premium black Teavana tea is shaken with ice to create this refreshing sugar-free Starbucks drink.

Ingredients: Black Tea, Water, Ice

Nutrition: Calories: 0; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 25mg

Related: Starbucks Black Tea Drinks: Everything You Need to Know

2. Iced Green Tea

Green tea blended with mint, lemongrass and lemon verbena, shaken with ice.

Ingredients: Jade Citrus Mint {Green Teas, Spearmint, Lemon Verbena, Lemongrass, Natural Flavor}, Water, Ice

Nutrition: Calories: 0; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 25mg

Related: A Barista’s Guide to Starbucks Green Tea & Matcha Drinks

3. Iced Passion Tango Tea

Tasty and vibrant herbal iced tea that’s a blend of hibiscus, lemongrass and apple, handshaken with ice.

Ingredients: Passion Tango {Hibiscus Flowers, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Cinnamon, Apple, Licorice Root, Lemongrass, Fruit Juice Extract}, Water, Ice

Nutrition: Calories: 0; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 0mg

Related: Starbucks Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade Recipe

4. Chai Tea

Hot-brewed, warm and spicy, black tea infused with clove, cardamom, cinnamon and ginger notes.

(Be sure and order the chai made with one of Starbucks tea bags, not from chai concentrate.)

Ingredients: Chai Tea {Black Tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Star Anise, Cloves, Cardamom Essence}, Water

Nutrition: Calories: 0; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 40mg

Related: Starbucks Chai Drink Guide

5. Earl Grey Tea

Hot-brewed, strong black tea with the essence of bergamot and notes of floral lavender.

Ingredients: Earl Grey {Black Tea, Bergamot Essence, Lavender Flowers}, Water

Nutrition: Calories: 0; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 40mg

6. Royal English Breakfast Tea

A classic morning tea, brewed hot, that’s a blend of high-grown, full leaves.

Ingredients: Royal English Breakfast {Blend of Black Teas}, Water

Nutrition: Calories: 0; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 40mg

7. Emperor’s Cloud and Mist Tea

Cultivated at 3,500 feet, Emperor’s Cloud and Mist is a “gently smoky, softly sweet green tea.”

Ingredients: Emperor’s Cloud and Mist {Green Tea}, Water

Nutrition: Calories: 0; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 16mg

8. Jade Citrus Mint Tea

Refreshing, hot-brewed green tea with notes of lemon verbena and lemongrass and a hint of spearmint.

Ingredients: Jade Citrus Mint {Organic Green Tea, Organic Spearmint, Organic Lemon Verbena, Organic Lemongrass, Natural Flavor}, Water

Nutrition: Calories: 0; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 40mg

Related: Homemade Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea

9. Peach Tranquility Tea

Fruity and delicious herbal tea. This hot-brewed, caffeine-free tea is an infusion of peach, pineapple, chamomile blossoms, lemon verbena and rose hips.

Ingredients: Peach Tranquility {Apple Pieces, Pineapple Pieces, Rose Hip Peels, Peach Pieces, Chamomile Flowers, Lemon Verbena, Artificial Flavoring}, Water

Nutrition: Calories: 0; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 0mg

Related: Every Starbucks Drink Without Caffeine

10. Teavana Unsweetened Peach Nectarine Green Tea

A lightly-caffeinated, sparkling green tea with the flavors of peach and nectarine. This bottled, unsweetened iced tea is in the grab-n-go refrigerator inside Starbucks.

Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Green Teas, Natural Flavors, Apples, Rose Hips, Licorice Root, Hibiscus, Lemongrass, Citric Acid

Nutrition for 14.5oz Bottle: Calories: 0; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 16mg

11. Caffè Americano

Served hot or iced, Starbucks Caffè Americano is simply rich espresso shots topped with water and a light layer of crema.

Ingredients: Brewed Espresso, Water

Nutrition: Calories: 15; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 225mg

12. Brewed Coffee

A freshly-brewed hot cup of coffee available in three blends: Pike Place, Decaf Pike Place and Blonde Roast.

Pike Place Nutrition: Calories: 5; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 310mg

Decaf Pike Place Nutrition: Calories: 5; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 25mg

Blonde Roast Nutrition: Calories: 5; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 360mg

13. Espresso

Smooth signature Espresso Roast with rich flavor and caramelly sweetness is the basis of many Starbucks coffee drinks.

Ingredients: Brewed Espresso

Nutrition per Single Shot: Calories: 5; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 75mg

14. Cold Brew

Made from a custom blend of beans, Starbucks Cold Brew is slow-steeped for 20 hours, producing a super-smooth flavor.

Ingredients: Brewed Coffee, Ice

Nutrition: Calories: 5; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 205mg

Related: Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee Guide

15. Nitro Cold Brew

Starbucks cold brew infused with nitrogen, creating a sugar-free, sweet flavor that’s smooth and creamy.

Ingredients: Brewed Coffee

Nutrition per Single Shot: Calories: 5; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 280mg

16. Iced Coffee (without added Classic syrup)

Chilled coffee served over ice that comes sweetened. To get a sugar-free Starbucks Iced Coffee ask for it without classic syrup!

Ingredients: Brewed Espresso

Nutrition without Classic Syrup Added: Calories: 5; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 165mg

Related: Best Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks: See All the Options

17. Iced Espresso

A cool and robust way to enjoy Starbucks signature roast.

Ingredients: Brewed Espresso, Ice

Nutrition per Single Shot: Calories: 5; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 75mg

18. Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew (Can)

Easy to grab, just as delicious Starbucks unsweetened nitro cold brew in a can.

Nutrition per Can: Calories: 10; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: n/a

19. Galvanina Sparkling Mineral Water

Quench your thirst with a bottle of sparking, natural mineral water from the Starbucks refrigerator. Available plain or lime-flavored. Both are sugar-free.

Nutrition for Plain & Lime: Calories: 0; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 0mg

20. Ethos Water

Bottled water that supports a cause. For every Ethos® water you buy, Starbucks donates 5 cents to support humanitarian programs in coffee-growing communities.

Nutrition: Calories: 0; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 0mg

21. Hawaii Volcanic Water

Natural artesian water from Hawaii’s Big Island—available in bottles in the Starbucks grab-n-go fridge.

Nutrition: Calories: 0; Sugars: 0, Caffeine: 0mg

Cans and bottles of sugar-free drinks at Starbucks in cooler.
Checkout the Starbucks refrigerator section for lots of sugar-free drink options on-the-go.

Tips to Custom Order Low-Sugar or Sugar-free Starbucks Drinks

Let’s face it, Starbucks has more drinks that contain sugar than don’t. So what do you do if you want to enjoy Starbucks deliciousness without all the sugar?

To help you order a low-sugar version of a Starbucks drink, here’s a look at ingredients to avoid.

Milk: Cow’s milk contains naturally-occurring sugar in the form of lactose. On the other hand, dairy-free milk often contains added cane sugar.

If you’re goal is to avoid “added sugar”, then opt for cow’s milk. If you’re goal is to avoid all forms of sugar, then skip the milk altogether.

In other words, Starbucks dairy-free drinks are not free of added sugar.

Sugar-free Starbucks Tip #1 Want milk in your latte, but not added sugar? Opt for dairy milk. All Starbucks milk alternatives have added sugar.

Flavored Syrups and Liquid Sweeteners: Starbucks has quite a line-up of syrups. Popular flavors include vanilla and cinnamon dolce, as well as the new kid on the block, brown sugar syrup.

In addition, there are liquid sweeteners like classic syrup and liquid cane sugar. These sweeten drinks without adding other flavor.

The thing is, almost all these bottled syrups and sweeteners have one thing in common—sugar. Exceptions include Starbucks sugar-free vanilla syrup and sugar-free cinnamon dolce.

Sugar-free Starbucks Tip #2 Want a sweet drink sans sugar? Select sugar-free vanilla or sugar-free cinnamon-dolce syrup. Or choose a sugar alternative like Stevia or Splenda.

Sauces & Toppings: Clearly, sugar-free Starbucks drinks doesn’t include drinks with decadent sauces and rich toppings.

This means, Starbucks strawberry drinks made with strawberry puree are a no-go. As is the much-loved Starbucks pumpkin spice sauce.

And, of course, Starbucks caramel drinks made with rich, buttery sauce contain sugar.

Basically, all Starbucks sauces and crunchy toppings have sugar in them. But what about Starbucks whipped cream and sweet cream cold foam?

While the cream portion of these toppings is dairy without added sugar, both these yummy toppings have sugary vanilla syrup in them.

Sugar-free Starbucks Tip #3 For an added-sugar-free topping, how about a latte with extra foam? Or for cold drinks, request cold foam, which is simply whipped non-fat dairy milk. You can even sprinkle on a little cinnamon or nutmeg for a touch of flavor.

Packaged Drinks or Mixes: There are some Starbucks drinks that are impossible to order sugar-free. This is because the drink concentrate or powder comes to Starbucks pre-packaged and contains sugar.

For instance, Starbucks Refreshers and Starbucks lemonade drinks cannot be ordered without sugar.

Additionally, all Starbucks chai drinks contain sugar that cannot be left out. Even Starbucks matcha powder is pre-mixed with sugar.

Sugar-free Starbucks Tip #4 Love Refreshers but not the sugar? Consider an Iced Passion Tango tea instead. Want a chai latte without sugar? Order a brewed chai tea or a latte made with chai tea bags.

Questions You May Have

Are there any sugar-free drinks at Starbucks?

Starbucks has many sugar-free drinks on the menu. For example, drinks that don’t have sugar include iced tea, brewed hot tea, brewed drip coffee, cold brew coffee, iced espresso and more.

What kinds of sugar-free syrup does Starbucks have?

Starbucks has two sugar-free syrup flavors—sugar-free vanilla syrup and sugar-free cinnamon dolce syrup.

How can I order less sugar at Starbucks?

To reduce added sugar in Starbucks drinks, leave out the syrup and other toppings like sweetened whipped cream.

Can I get a sugar-free Refreshers drink?

All four flavors of Starbuck Refreshers are pre-mixed with sugar. This means you cannot get a sugar-free Refreshers drink.

Are there any diabetic-friendly drinks at Starbucks?

If you’re diabetic and avoiding all sugar, I recommend ordering a sugar-free Starbucks drink like brewed tea or brewed coffee. Additionally, Starbucks has two sugar-free syrups and other sugar substitutes available.


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