Keto Starbucks Drinks.
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Many people who follow a keto diet think they cannot drink the fancy drinks at Starbucks. I’ve got other news for you. Today I’m going to share with you my top keto drinks to get at Starbucks.
Then you’ll be able to relax, kick up your feet and enjoy your new favorite keto drink at your local Starbucks. And if you’re in the mood to get food at Starbucks, be sure to read our post on Hidden Carbs at Starbucks and the best keto friendly Starbucks Food.
Now I haven’t always been a fan of coffee or tea. Over the last few years, I’ve tried a whole bunch of both, some good and some terrible.
Today I’ll be going over 5 keto drinks you can get at starbucks, telling you what I liked about each, flavor profile and what I’d change about them if I ordered them again.
KETO STARBUCKS DRINKS
So, I never knew that Starbucks actually had a secret menu and hopefully I’m not alone in that. Today I ordered a few things off their secret menu (and regular menu) and I try to keto-fy them.
I opted for 5 different drinks from Starbucks. Not all of them were coffee some of them were tea based as well.
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Keto Pink Drink
How to order a Keto Pink Drink. Ask for a venti iced sugar free strawberry green tea, no classic syrup (sugar), add heavy whipping cream, 1-2 pumps of sugar free vanilla syrup, and optional freeze dried strawberries.
Since this is a venti sized drink – it should contain 6 tbsp of heavy whipping cream (~306kcals, 2.5g carbs, 32.5g fat, 2.6g protein). The sugar free syrup doesn’t have any carbs so practically all of the macros are coming from just the heavy whipping cream.
What I thought of the keto pink drink
It tasted very florally. Not very strawberry tasting, more like hibiscus. It had a texture of a melted milkshake. Not too sweet. Did not taste overly artificially sweetened.
Keto White Drink
This is a new drink! It’s on the secret starbucks menu. It came out at the beginning of August (or that’s the earliest I’ve found people writing about it). How to order a Keto White Drink. Ask for a peach white tea, add heavy cream & 1-2 pump of sugar free vanilla syrup.
The Peach citrus white tea doesn’t contain any carbs, so all of the macros will be coming from the heavy whipping cream. So depending on what size you choose determines what the macros are for this drink.
Normally a tall starbucks drink will contain 1oz or 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream, a grande will contain 2oz or 4 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream, and a venti will contain 3oz or 6 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream.
What I thought of the Keto White Drink
So the keto white drink was creamy, kinda milkshake-ish, not very sweet with a hint of tea. This tea was not as strong as the tea in the keto pink drink.
I could barely taste the tea. It did not taste like peach. Overall, it was kind of a let down. It tasted kind of bland. You could probably add more sugar free vanilla syrup to give it more of a flavor.
So a caramel light frappuccino used to be my go-to drink at Starbucks before I started a keto diet a year and a half ago. Since the frap base is full of sugar, it’s a no-no on a keto diet.
To solve this problem, you can do a work around. Your barista might hate you because it’s a tad bit difficult but it’s totally worth it. Just leave them a nice tip 🙂
How to Order a Keto Frappuccino. Ask for a double blended iced coffee with heavy whipping cream, 3-4 pumps of sugar free syrup of choice. Tell them no classic and no frap base.
You can also ask for light whipped cream on top. This will add a few extra carbs if you have it to spare, but it’s totally worth it to give it the feel of a real starbucks frap. If you want to make your own starbucks copycat frap at home, check out my java chip frappuccino recipe.
What I thought of the Keto Frappuccino
So first off, the texture is absolutely not the same as a normal Starbucks frappuccino. It definitely has a more icy versus smooth texture. As far as the flavor profile goes, it was spot on. I went with 4 shots of sugar free cinnamon dolce syrup.
It didn’t taste overly cinnamon-y. It had just enough sweet taste so it wasn’t overly sweet. I asked for light whipped cream, I don’t think there was any there or it was extra light and I didn’t even taste or notice it LOL.
If you order a venti size, it should come out around ~306kcals, 2.5g carbs, 32.5g fat, 2.6g protein, because the macros should just be coming from the heavy whipping cream.
Iced Starbucks Blonde Cold Foam Cappuccino
Just the name is a mouth full haha. Iced Starbucks Blonde Cold Foam Cappuccino. So I was super intrigued by the foam on top part so I decided to include it in my keto Starbucks drinks to try for the day.
How to order a Keto Iced Starbucks Blonde Cold Foam Cappuccino. Ask for an Iced Starbucks Blonde Cold Foam Cappuccino with no classic sweetener and made with whole milk. This one does have a tad bit more carbs than the others, but can easy fit into a keto diet.
From Starbucks website, the macros for a Tall Iced Starbucks Blonde Cold Foam Cappuccino are 100kcals, 5g fat, 9g carbs, 5g protein.
It lists the ingredients as Milk, Ice, Brewed Espresso.
What I thought of the Iced Starbucks Blonde Cold Foam Cappuccino
I was really pleasantly surprised at how smooth the coffee was. It wasn’t bitter or burnt tasting at all. I could almost drink it black, almost, I repeat almost.
I was super disappointed about the cold foam on top. It had absolutely no flavor and really didn’t do anything to enhance the drink. It just looked pretty. Also, they put the Cold Foam Cappuccino in a fancy sippy cup instead of a normal iced coffee cup with a straw to drink from.
If I would have added some stevia extract to it, the drink would have been delicious. I could leave the foam off and drink it without adding heavy whipping cream it was that good.
Iced Coffee with Heavy Whipping Cream
For the last drink, I chose something super basic. Just a tall iced coffee with heavy whipping cream. No sweetener. No syrups. Compared to the Iced Starbucks Blonde Cold Foam Cappuccino, this keto coffee tasted burnt and bitter.
I never really noticed it before, but drinking different coffees back to back lets you really discern the difference amongst the two. I did bring some liquid stevia extract with me that I added to the coffee after my initial taste testing.
I don’t like to use the packets of stevia that are at Starbucks because the packets have fillers in them which have carbohydrates. I’m actually trying to wean myself off artificial sweeteners. It’s hard though and coffee is one of the places where I use them more consistently.
Check out my post that I wrote about keto sweeteners to see which ones I use and which ones I try to avoid (when possible). The sugar free syrups are made with splenda, which I am not a huge fan of. Seeing that this was the first time in over a year that I’ve actually used sugar free syrups, I gave today’s splenda intake a blind eye.
If I get the blonde Starbucks iced coffee in the 48oz containers from Publix, it’s weaker and I don’t need to add any sweeteners to those. I just add butter, heavy whipping cream, and collagen peptides. If I wanna be fancy, I make a bulletproof coffee and add this homemade sweetened condensed milk which Faith has keto-fied.
So, which Keto Starbucks Drinks did I like the best?
DRUM ROLL PLEASE……..
#1 Keto Pink Drink
#2 Keto Frappuccino
#3 Keto White Drink
#4 Iced Starbucks Blonde Cold Foam Cappuccino
#5 Iced Coffee with Heavy Whipping Cream
***Notes. If I were to have ranked these drinks after adding in liquid stevia extract to the traditional iced coffee and the Blonde Cold Foam Cappuccino. I would have moved them both up a spot and moved the keto white drink down to #5. I’m thinking if I were to have added extra sugar free syrup to the keto white drink it would have tasted better. It was just lacking flavor overall.
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