Discover how to order the best keto Starbucks drinks PLUS 3 delicious copycat keto Starbucks recipes to make at home.
There are more than 23 keto-friendly drinks at Starbucks and you can create a secret keto Starbucks menu (if you learn these hacks).
You will love sipping on these copycat Starbucks drinks that are sugar-free, low-carb, and best of all ridiculously easy.
- Is Starbucks keto?
- How many carbs are there in coffee?
- How to order keto Starbucks drinks
- What to AVOID in Starbucks drinks
- What to ORDER in Starbucks drinks
- 23 Best keto Starbucks drinks to order
- 3 keto Starbucks frappuccino drinks (copycat recipes)
- Which milk is best for keto drinks?
- 1: Keto Starbucks iced frappuccino vanilla
- 2: Keto Starbucks iced mocha frappuccino
- 3: Keto Starbucks iced chai frappuccino
- Starbucks drinks FAQ
- 📖 Recipe
- More keto coffee drinks
- 💬 Comments
Is Starbucks keto?
Starbucks drinks are often very high in added sugar but if you know how to order the right way, you can still enjoy your local Starbucks menu and stay on your keto diet.
Once you learn what is already keto-friendly on the Starbucks menu, you can make your own secret keto Starbucks drinks so you can stay on your keto diet.
How many carbs are there in coffee?
The net carbs of your coffee will depend on the way your coffee is made and how many extra additions you make.
Each time you add extras, you're adding extra net carbs.
These coffee charts show you exactly how many net carbs are in each coffee.
How to order keto Starbucks drinks
Luckily these days many fast food joints offer keto options on their menus.
While your local Starbucks may not have a keto coffee menu, as long as you avoid these items, you can almost make any Starbucks drink keto-friendly (or at least, lower carb).
Espresso drinks and brewed coffee drinks are the easiest to order and most are naturally keto-friendly.
Swap vanilla syrup for 2 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup, swap steamed milk for half water half heavy cream, and swap your caramel drizzle for sugar-free caramel syrup or sugar-free cinnamon dolce. All will be lower in net carbs and perfect for your keto diet or low-carb diet.
What to AVOID in Starbucks drinks
The following are high in net carbs, high sugar, and adds unwanted carbs to your daily carb count.
- Any drink with large amounts of milk such as latte, cappuccino, flat white, or any milkshakes
- Large tall drinks are a no-no. No more grande coffees, iced coffees, or mochas.
- Mocha with vanilla syrup and chocolate sauce
- Sweetened sugary syrups
- Sweetened iced tea
- Sweetened whipped cream
- Matcha drinks (they often contain honey)
- Ice cream
- Vanilla syrup
What to ORDER in Starbucks drinks
Be careful because even sugar-free syrups have 1g net carbs per pump. But these Starbucks menu items are great swaps to lower the net carbs from your favorite drink.
- Sugar-free whipped cream
- Sugar-free vanilla syrup
- Unsweetened almond milk
- Skinny mocha sauce
- Plain whipped cream
- Sugar-free peppermint syrup
- Sugar-free hazelnut syrup
23 Best keto Starbucks drinks to order
If you are wondering how to order keto at Starbucks, these are the best keto Starbucks drinks on the menu.
The nutrition and amount of net carbs will depend on which size of drink you order and any additions you make to your Starbucks drinks order.
Nutrition for drinks may vary and may vary depending on which nutrition source you use. All nutrition values below are from Starbucks.
Keto Starbucks drinks - espresso drinks and brewed coffee
- Brewed coffee - a good old-fashioned dark roast filter coffee only has 1.4g net carbs.
- Espresso - order a single shot or double espresso shots. A standard 2-shot espresso at Starbucks is 0.8g net carbs.
- Espresso macchiato - is a standard 2-shot espresso with a small amount of milk foam spooned on top. This is the perfect option if you don't like black coffee but want to cut back on milk. 1.6g net carbs.
- Espresso con Panna - shots of espresso with whipped cream on top for 2.4g net carbs
- Americano (long black) - When enjoyed black, it is only 1.2g net carbs. If you don't like black coffee, ask for a splash of heavy cream or a small jug of heavy cream so you can add as much or as little as you like. Heavy cream has 0.4g net carbs per tablespoon. Avoid a Caffe Misto, this has steamed milk and is 12.5g carbs.
- Keto flat white - instead of steamed milk, order a flat white with half heavy cream half water, steamed.
Avoid these Starbucks drinks: A caramel macchiato and any Starbucks drink made with classic syrup, vanilla syrup, or sweetened whipped cream.
Keto Starbucks drinks - iced coffee and cool brew
- Iced cafe Americano - this is a long version of an Americano, with no milk or cream, filled with ice cubes, and only 1.5g of net carbs.
- Cold brew coffee - is brewed slowly using cool water without touching heat. This is said to give a super smooth flavor. You'll get a large glass for 1g net carbs.
- Nitro cold brew coffee - this coffee is infused with nitrogen and is cold right out of the tap. It is served without ice and is unsweetened. Zero carbs.
- Grande iced skinny mocha - but ask for pumps of sugar-free mocha syrup instead of regular mocha syrup.
- Grande iced coffee - black, or with a splash of heavy cream, with or without a flavored sugar-free syrup.
Avoid these Starbucks drinks: any iced coffee with vanilla syrup, cinnamon dolce syrup, or caramel drizzle.
Avoid these Starbucks drinks: Starbucks pink drink, white drink, iced blonde vanilla latte, caramel macchiato, and at Christmas, avoid gingerbread spice late and pumpkin pie spice latte.
Keto Starbucks drinks - tea drinks
- English breakfast tea - the full-bodied classic tea, served black has zero carbs.
- Keto London fog tea latte - but ask for Earl grey tea bags pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup and use unsweetened almond milk or heavy cream.
- Chamomile herbal tea - zero carbs
- Mint citrus tea - zero carbs
- Chai tea - zero carbs
- Mint herbal blend tea - zero carbs
- Hibiscus herbal blend tea - zero carbs
- Earl Grey tea - zero carbs
- Jasmine pearls tea - zero carbs
- Iced black tea - zero carbs
- Iced green tea - zero carbs
- Grande passion tango iced tea - to make your own keto pink drink, ask for no classic syrup, add 2 shots of heavy cream, and 2 pumps of vanilla syrup for 4g net carbs.
Avoid these Starbucks drinks: iced tea lattes, most have 15g net carbs. The worst is the classic chai tea latte with 43g net carbs. Iced peach citrus white tea and iced lemon tea, both have 17.8g net carbs.
Keto Starbucks drinks - frappuccinos
Avoid all frappuccino Starbucks drinks. Most of them are 45g net carbs, and even more when you upsize or add chocolate syrup or vanilla syrup. The banana split coffee frappuccino is 53g net carbs!
Instead, make your own copycat frappuccino drinks at home.
Keto Starbucks drinks - additions
- Unsweetened almond milk - is a good dairy-free milk replacement. It has fewer carbs but they soon add up so keep the volume small.
- Sugar-free vanilla syrup - is a good swap for vanilla syrup.
- Sugar-free mocha sauce - the skinny mocha sauce is lovely to add to your espresso shots to make a quick keto mocha, serve with a splash of heavy cream.
- Sugar-free syrup - instead of the Starbucks classic syrup (liquid cane sugar) in any hot or cold drink.
- Coconut milk - has fewer carbs than steamed milk, but make sure it's unsweetened and don't use too much.
3 keto Starbucks frappuccino drinks (copycat recipes)
These homemade keto Starbucks drinks are perfect for your ketogenic diet. They are easy to make, affordable, and you don't need any special ingredients.
A frappuccino is a delicious milky (or milk substitute) blended drink that is served at Starbucks. They come in all kinds of flavors, but today I am going to show you have to make three frappuccinos at home.
- Vanilla frappuccino
- Mocha frappuccino
- Chai frappuccino
To make these 3 copycat frappuccino recipes you will need:
- Heavy brewed coffee
- Chai tea - that has been chilled so that your ice doesn't melt while blending
- Unsweetened almond milk
- Heavy cream - heavy whipping cream or double cream
- Vanilla extract - or sugar-free vanilla essence
- Cocoa powder
- Sweetener - use erythritol, xylitol, allulose, monk fruit, or stevia.
- Ice cubes
- Whipped cream to serve
If you aren't sure what keto-friendly sweetener you should use check out my Ultimate Guide to Low-Carb Sweeteners.
How to make strongly brewed coffee or tea
To make these frappuccinos you need strongly brewed tea or coffee so that your drinks aren't weak in flavor when mixed together. How you make strongly brewed coffee or tea will depend on your coffee maker.
1: The most common way to make strong brewed coffee (or strongly brewed tea) is to use twice the amount of coffee grounds or tea bags when brewing.
2: If you use a coffee machine, use a double shot or double capsules.
3: If you have a programmable coffee machine, you may have the option to use the bold/strong button. If no button exists on your coffee maker you can also brew your coffee twice.
I will typically brew about 0.5 - 1 litre/1-2 pints of coffee/tea at once then store it all in a large container, covered in the fridge.
A large canning jar is perfect for storing your brewed coffee/tea for the week. This way I do not have to brew the coffee each day and wait for it to cool.
Store freshly brewed coffee in the fridge covered for up to 5 days.
Which milk is best for keto drinks?
|Milk per cup||Net carbs||Protein||Fat||Calories|
|diary full-fat milk||11.7||7.7||7.9||149|
|diary low-fat milk||11.7||8.1||4.8||122|
|unsweetened almond milk||2.7||1||2.3||36|
The copycat Starbucks iced coffee drinks use unsweetened almond milk because almond milk is much lower in carbs than regular dairy milk and is keto-friendly. Always read your food labels because almond milk can be heavily sweetened with added sugar or liquid cane sugar.
You can use cow's milk or dairy-free milk depending on your food tolerances and your daily carb allowance.
If you wish to use fresh milk, it will just change the nutrition values accordingly. The rest of the carbs in the recipe nutrition panel, come from the heavy cream and the coffee.
Important: Although the fat and calories of the heavy cream may be alarming, you only use a splash of heavy cream in most keto Starbucks drinks, and so the overall grams of net carbs and fat will be lower.
Nutritional values from cronometer.com
1: Keto Starbucks iced frappuccino vanilla
An iced keto vanilla frappuccino is a classic Starbucks drink.
To order at your local Starbucks, ask for 2 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup and no added classic syrup.
To make a vanilla frappuccino at home, add your ice cubes, freshly brewed coffee, unsweetened almond milk (or preferred dairy milk), heavy cream, sweetener, and sugar-free vanilla extract to a blender and blend for about 20-30 seconds.
Taste your keto frappuccino to ensure it is sweet enough, then add more sweetener if needed, and blend again.
Pour your almond milk iced drink into a cup and watch as the frothy whipped milk and cream begins to float to the top of your drink.
Serve with a swirl of whipped heavy cream for an added garnish.
2: Keto Starbucks iced mocha frappuccino
The mocha frappuccino keto iced coffee is much like vanilla iced coffee but with the addition of cocoa powder.
To order from the Starbucks menu, ask for a keto iced mocha at your local Starbucks, and ask for 2 pumps of sugar-free chocolate syrup, and no added chocolate sauce to decorate the cup.
To make a mocha iced coffee at home, all the ingredients to the blender and blend for 20-30 seconds.
This iced coffee is especially important to blend well to ensure that all the cocoa powder doesn't settle to the bottom of your keto coffee cup.
Serve your iced mocha frappuccino with ground cinnamon because the flavor of the mocha and cinnamon is absolutely delicious. You may also choose to sprinkle more cocoa powder over your drink if you aren't a fan of cinnamon.
3: Keto Starbucks iced chai frappuccino
The classic iced chai frappuccino is made with your freshly brewed coffee, milk, and chai tea bags.
- An iced keto chai tea latte is made with freshly brewed black chai tea, warming spices, and milk over extra ice cubes.
- A hot keto chai tea latte is made with freshly brewed black chai tea, warming spices, and steamed milk.
- An iced chai frappuccino is also made with added coffee (however some do not include coffee - it depends on the coffee house).
To order from the Starbucks drinks menu ask for unsweetened chai tea, a splash of heavy cream rather than steamed milk, and 2 pumps of sugar-free cinnamon dolce syrup for a quick keto Starbucks drink. Some prefer to add 2 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup also.
To make, blend the strongly brewed chai in a blender with ice cubes, unsweetened almond milk, sugar-free vanilla, sweetener, and heavy cream for 20-30 seconds. Then pour and serve your drink.
Optional, add sugar-free vanilla syrup around the side of the glass before serving.
Any chai tea blend will work. Always check to see if sugars have been added, some instant tea blends are sneaky, and add them to their ingredients.
Starbucks drinks FAQ
You order the same number of pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup as you would normally order vanilla syrup.
Yes. To make your iced coffee hot, simply leave out the ice cubes and use hot coffee or hot tea in your drink. You may want to heat your almond milk in the microwave as well.
No. If you don't like blended iced coffee drinks, you can mix your drink without the ice cubes and then pour it over the ice later.
Yes, homemade sugar-free vanilla syrup is surprisingly easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. This keto syrup is virtually zero carbs. You can flavor these sugar-free syrups any way you prefer.
A Starbucks pink drink is a blend of fruit juice, with passionfruit, strawberry, and acai flavors, green coffee extract mixed with coconut milk, and shaken with ice. To order a keto pink drink, order an iced sugar-free passion tea, 2 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup, a splash of heavy cream, and only a few freeze-dried strawberries.
There is a keto white drink on the secret keto Starbucks menu, you just have to know how to order it. Order an unsweetened iced peach tea with a splash of heavy cream, 2 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup, no water, and light ice.
Iced or hot Americano with a splash of heavy cream, sugar-free iced teas with heavy whipping cream and sugar-free syrup, nitro cold brew with sugar-free cinnamon dolce syrup, and any black Starbucks iced coffee with heavy whipping cream and your choice of sugar-free syrups.
Yes the sugar-free vanilla syrup at Starbucks is sugar-free but it does still contain carbs. 2 pumps of sugar-free syrup contains 2g net carbs.
There are 0.8 g net carbs in 2 tablespoons of pourable liquid heavy cream.
There are 0.4 g net carbs in 2 tablespoons of whipped heavy cream.
Heavy whipping cream is a keto-friendly substitute for steamed milk because it is lower in carbs and you use only a splash.
The most common Starbucks drinks are lattes, brewed coffee, and iced drinks. These can easily be made keto-friendly by ordering a few pumps of sugar-free syrups and half heavy cream.
With almost zero carbs you can enjoy a black brewed coffee, iced coffee (no milk), a black nitro cold brew, or a sugar-free iced tea.
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3 Keto Starbucks drinks to make at home
Keto Vanilla Frappuccino
Keto Mocha Frappuccino
- Place all your ingredients for your chosen keto coffee into a blender.
- Blend for 20-30 seconds to crush ice and mix.
- Pour into a glass, garnish, and enjoy!
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