They're all 100 calories or less.


While we've canceled a lot of summer trips and plans because of the new coronavirus pandemic, there's one summer staple we're already enjoying: Starbucks' summer menu. Most Starbucks locations are now open after closing for safety reasons, and we were first in the drive-thru line to get our iced drinks (following proper social distancing guidelines, of course).

Although there are plenty of indulgent concoctions available, especially on the secret menu, there are actually quite a few beverages that are lower in calories to help you enjoy a guilt-free treat.

Of course, there are several java drinks on this list, but for those who prefer other caffeinated beverages, there are a variety of low-calorie teas available, too. (And no, not just your basic English breakfast. Some of them are infused with delicious flavorings such as blackberry and lemonade.) No matter your preference, these tasty beverages will give you a boost without weighing you down.

Iced Mango Dragonfruit Refresher

Tall: 70 Calories

Grande: 90 Calories 

Starbucks is all about pairing fruit juice with tea to make a delicious mix. This beverage combines a mango and dragonfruit blend with iced white grape juice and pieces of real dragonfruit for a slightly tangy, sweet drink.

Iced Coconutmilk Latte

Tall: 70 Calories

Grande: 90 Calories

Upgrade your classic latte with coconut milk. It's a sweet, slightly nutty dairy-free alternative that might just be your new favorite coffee accompaniment. The drink is finished with a dash of cascara sugar, which is made from dried coffee cherry, but you can leave it out if you'd like to subtract more calories.

Nitro Cold Brew with Sweet Cream

Tall and grande: 70 Calories

Starbucks' Nitro Cold Brew might convince everyone to switch to black coffee. It's simply Starbucks' cold brew that's infused with nitrogen to give a smooth, velvety finish from the first sip to the last drop. Although delicious (and just 5 calories for a grande) on its own, the dash of sweet cream turns it into a low-sugar sweet treat.

Iced Golden Ginger Drink

Tall: 100 Calories

This slightly spicy iced drink starts with a blend of ginger and turmeric essence combined with flavors of pineapple and coconut. The default combination includes 3 pumps of pineapple ginger syrup and two scoops of the ginger blend, so if the zesty ginger flavor is too strong for you, ask for fewer pumps.

Doubleshot on Ice

Tall: 80 Calories

Grande: 100 Calories

If you're in need of an extra boost, give this drink a try. (Despite its name, a grande size actually has three shots, not two.) It contains just three ingredients: espresso, classic syrup (the company's version of simple syrup), and a splash of 2% milk. Feel free to change the type of milk and flavorings to your liking.

Very Berry Hibiscus Lemonade Refresher

Tall: 90 Calories

The Starbucks Refreshers are a popular item that come in a variety of bright, delicious flavors. This one is made from a scrumptious blend of real fruit juice, whole blackberries, green coffee extract, and lemonade. To cut down on the calories, order the Berry Refresher with water instead of lemonade for a fruity boost of caffeine with less added sugar.

Iced Guava White Tea Lemonade

Tall: 100 Calories

This drink is a refreshing, fruity mix you'll gulp down in seconds. It's a mixture of tea and fruit juice, shaken with a splash of lemonade and a hint Starbucks' classic syrup. It comes in at just 100 calories if you order it as-is, but we tried the fruit juice-infused tea without the added sweetener and it was delicious (with fewer calories!).

Strawberry Acai Starbucks Refresher

Tall: 80 Calories

Grande: 90 Calories

Sip on a sweet strawberry refresher accented with the flavors of passion fruit, acai, and real strawberry pieces. Green coffee extract in the drink gives you a bold boost of caffeine.

Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade

Tall: 100 Calories

Peach tea is a must-have when you want a refreshing drink, and the added lemonade gives it just the right amount of sweetness. The drink is hand-shaken and poured over ice.

Iced Starbucks Blonde Caffe Latte with Almond Milk

Tall: 50 Calories

Grande: 70 Calories

Venti: 100 Calories

The Starbucks Blonde Roast is the mildest, smoothest coffee available at the chain. In this drink, blonde espresso is combined with ice and your choice of milk for a light and slightly sweet coffee drink. Order it with almond or coconut milk for a lower calorie coffee boost.

Iced Skinny Flavored Latte

Tall: 60 Calories

Grande: 80 Calories

Swap out your normal coffee order for a skinny flavored latte. Order a skinny latte and swap in nonfat milk and sugar-free syrup in any flavor for a sweet drink that comes totally free of guilt.

Iced Caffe Americano

Tall: 10 Calories

Grande: 15 Calories

Venti: 15 Calories

On summer days when you're really in need of a caffeine boost, opt for the iced Americano. A grande comes with three espresso shots, but you can add as many extra shots as you want. And with so few calories, there is plenty of room to add a pump or two of your favorite flavor.

Iced Starbucks Blonde Flat White with Coconut Milk

Tall: 60 Calories

Grande: 90 Calories

If you love a classic flat white, give this iced option a try. Order an iced flat white with coconut milk for a bit of subtle sweetness with just the right amount of tropical coconut flavor.

Starbucks Blonde Caramel Cloud Macchiato with Almond Milk

Short: 100 Calories 

In 2019, Starbucks released two new Cloud Macchiatos, and we had to taste test them. Spoiler alert: We loved both flavors. And luckily for all of us, if you order the Caramel Cloud Macchiato with almond milk, it comes in at exactly 100 calories for a short size.

Blonde Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Latte

Short: 90 Calories

This latte first hit the Starbucks menu a few years ago and it was an instant hit. The latte is made with real vanilla beans and frothed coconut milk, all topped with Starbucks Blonde Espresso. It has 90 calories in a short, and only 110 calories in a tall.

Nitro Cold Brew with Cascara Cold Foam

Tall: 60 Calories

Grande: 80 Calories

Although once offered to only a few markets, the Nitro Cold Brew is now available in Starbucks around the country. It's served straight out of the tap and topped with cold foam and a Cascara topping for a hint of sweet brown sugar flavor.

Iced Cappuccino with Cold Foam

Tall: 40 Calories

Grande: 100 Calories

You can never go wrong with a basic cappuccino, and we are loving this iced version topped with a delicious layer of frothy cold foam. It is low in sugar, carbohydrates, and calories, so you can feel better about logging this in your meal tracking app.


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