Starbucks Cold Drinks: 20 All-Time Favorites

Do you feel like cold drinks give the same comfort we used to get from warm beverages? And on top of that, they make you feel more refreshed instead of drowsy. Nothing quenches your thirst and recharges you like a cold drink on a gloomy day. So let’s see which Starbucks cold drinks can be your next go-to order.

Topics Explored

  1. What Type of Cold Drinks Does Starbucks Have?
  2. Best Starbucks Cold Drinks (Overall)
  3. Best Seasonal Starbucks Cold Drinks
  4. Starbucks Cold Drinks (Secret Menu List)
  5. Summary: Starbucks Cold Drinks

What Type of Cold Drinks Does Starbucks Have?

Starbucks has a wide choice of cold drinks ranging from coffees to iced teas and blended drinks. The cold coffees include iced coffees, cold brew, and frappuccinos. 

The refreshers come in various fruity flavors, often blended with milk. When it comes to teas, you can get black, green, herbal, and chai tea in a chilled, iced version.

Strawberry Acai Base in Finished Drink

Best Starbucks Cold Drinks (Overall)

Making a list of the best Starbucks cold drinks is not easy! But we put the effort in to spare you some dilemmas. 

The list includes coffees, teas, and blended drinks that we consider outstanding when it comes to cold beverages.

Iced Latte

10. Iced Chai Tea Latte

Why We Like It:

Chai tea exploded in popularity in recent years, but not many know that you can get it cold. The iced chai latte is spicy and comforting, featuring the same ingredients as the warm version. 

It has notable hints of cloves, cinnamon, and sweetness.

Ingredients:

Ice, Milk, Chai Tea Latte Concentrate

Calories:

  • Tall (12 oz): 180 Calories
  • Grande (16 oz): 240 Calories
  • Venti (20 oz): 350 Calories

9. Strawberry Açaí Refresher

Strawberry Açaí Refresher
Photo by Starbucks

Why We Like It:

Strawberry and açaí are powerful stimulating combination. This refresher comes with a green coffee extract that gives you a subtle caffeine kick. 

The overall taste falls right in the middle – it’s not too sweet or tart. It’s a great refresher that’s low on calories.

Ingredients:

Ice, Strawberry Acai Base, Freeze Dried Strawberries

Calories:

  • Tall (12 oz): 80 Calories
  • Grande (16 oz): 90 Calories
  • Venti (20 oz): 130 Calories
  • Trenta (30 oz): 190 Calories

8. Iced Matcha Tea Latte

Why We Like It:

Matcha is the best bet when looking for a relatively healthy cold drink. It’s full of antioxidants, gets your brain running, and boosts your metabolism.

The Starbucks version is pre-sweetened, so to make it healthier ask for half sweet or a lighter version.

Ingredients:

Ice, Milk, Matcha Tea Blend

Calories:

  • Tall (12 oz): 140 Calories
  • Grande (16 oz): 200 Calories
  • Venti (20 oz): 280 Calories

7. Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
Photo by Starbucks

Why We Like It:

It sounds controversial to have a fall flavor cold, but don’t dismiss it until you’ve tried it. It’s a classic cold brew with pumpkin-infused cold cream on top.

Sounds delicious? We have the recipe to make your own at home.

Ingredients:

Ice, Brewed Coffee, Vanilla Syrup, Pumpkin Spice Topping, Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam

Calories:

  • Tall (12 oz): 140 Calories
  • Grande (16 oz): 250 Calories
  • Venti (20 oz): 310 Calories
  • Trenta (30 oz): 360 Calories

6. Starbucks Reserve® Iced Dark Chocolate Mocha

Why We Like It:

The iced dark chocolate mocha has been around for a while, but it’s not widely popular since it can be harder to find. The blend of cocoa, chocolate, espresso, and milk over ice is flawless.

The downside of this drink?  It’s available only at select Starbucks Reserve stores.

Ingredients:

Ice, Whole Milk, 4 Starbucks Reserve® Espresso Shots

Calories:

  • Tall (12 oz): 210 Calories
  • Grande (16 oz): 260 Calories
  • Venti (20 oz): 380 Calories

5. Strawberry Crème Frappuccino

Strawberry Crème Frappuccino
Photo by Starbucks

Why We Like It:

Looking for a sugary pick me up? Then this is your drink. It doesn’t contain any caffeine making it suitable for kids too.

If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love the strawberry creme frappuccino – it’s a dessert in a cup!

Ingredients:

Ice, Milk, Syrup, Whipped Cream, Crème Frappuccino Syrup, Strawberry Puree Sauce

Calories:

  • Tall (12 oz): 250 Calories
  • Grande (16 oz): 370 Calories
  • Venti (20 oz): 460 Calories

4. Nitro Cold Brew

Why We Like It:

The Nitro cold brew captures the pure taste of coffee. It comes with a smooth texture and goes down easily. 

The regular cold brew is infused with nitrogen that gives it a sweet hint and creates a velvety crema on top.

Ingredients:

Brewed Coffee

Calories:

  • Tall (12 oz): 5 Calories
  • Grande (16 oz): 5 Calories

3. Pink Drink

Starbucks Pink Drink

Why We Like It:

The pink drink known as the Strawberry Coconut Drink is, in fact, the Strawberry Açaí Refresher made with coconut milk. It made its way to the regular menu due to social media popularity. 

Not only does it look pleasing, but it’s very tasty and refreshing!

Ingredients:

Ice, Coconut Milk, Strawberry Acai Base, Freeze Dried Strawberries

Calories:

  • Tall (12 oz): 110 Calories
  • Grande (16 oz): 140 Calories
  • Venti (20 oz): 200 Calories
  • Trenta (30 oz): 270 Calories

2. Iced Brown Sugar Oat Shaken Espresso

Why We Like It:

This drink is the perfect mix of solid caffeine punch, creaminess, and sweetness. The espresso kick is rounded out by oat milk and brown sugar. 

The warming cinnamon notes make it easy to get addicted. Surprisingly, it’s a low-calorie drink.

Ingredients:

Ice, Oatmilk, Brewed Espresso, Brown Sugar Syrup, Cinnamon

Calories:

  • Tall (12 oz): 90 Calories
  • Grande (16 oz): 120 Calories
  • Venti (20 oz): 170 Calories

1. Caramel Frappuccino

Caramel Frappuccino
Photo by Starbucks

Why We Like It:

This is the OG frappuccino and the most ordered drink at Starbucks. Once you have it, you’ll understand what makes it so unique. 

The buttery caramel merged with the espresso and whipped cream makes for a heavenly mix. The flavor stays with you long after you’ve finished the drink!

Ingredients:

Ice, Milk, Coffee Frappuccino Syrup, Whipped Cream, Caramel Sauce, Coffee, Caramel Syrup

Calories:

  • Tall (12 oz): 260 Calories
  • Grande (16 oz): 380 Calories
  • Venti (20 oz): 470 Calories

Best Seasonal Starbucks Cold Drinks

Seasonal drinks merge the season’s flavors into warm cups of comfort. But how about a chilled version? 

May this be the year you dare to pick cold instead of warm seasonal drinks. Don’t know where to start? Here are our favorites.

5. Iced Peppermint Mocha

Iced Peppermint Mocha
Photo by Starbucks

A candy cane drink in a mug, but over ice. It’s sweet, decadent, but surprisingly refreshing. It includes espresso, milk, mocha sauce, and peppermint syrup.

The final touch is a layer of whipped cream and chocolate curls. You can already guess it’s high in calories, so indulge sparingly.

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Milk
  • Whipped Cream
  • Brewed Espresso
  • Mocha Sauce
  • Peppermint Syrup
  • Dark Chocolate Curls

Calories:

  • Tall (12 oz): 310 Calories
  • Grande (16 oz): 420 Calories
  • Venti (20 oz): 560 Calories

4. Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino

The pumpkin creme comes with zero caffeine, rich pumpkin flavor, and creamy texture. It combines milk, pumpkin sauce, whipped cream, and pumpkin spice topping.

It might sound unusual to get a pumpkin-flavored drink cold, but this one is worth it. It’s suitable for kids too.

Ingredients:

  • Milk
  • Coffee Frappuccino Syrup
  • Coffeee
  • Whipped Cream
  • Pumpkin Spice Sauce
  • Pumpkin Spice Topping

Calories:

  • Tall (12 oz): 290 Calories
  • Grande (16 oz): 420 Calories
  • Venti (20 oz): 510 Calories

3. Irish Cream Cold Brew

Irish Cream Cold Brew
Photo by Starbucks

The Irish cold brew is delicious, slightly sweet, and creamy. The coffee is infused with Irish cream syrup, while the vanilla cold foam is topped with cocoa dust.

There’s nothing you won’t like about the ‘boozy’ cold brew. It’s nonalcoholic, refreshing, and aromatic.

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Brewed Coffee
  • Irish Cream Cold Foam
  • Irish Cream Syrup
  • Cocoa Powder Topping

Calories:

  • Tall (12 oz): 150 Calories
  • Grande (16 oz): 200 Calories
  • Venti (20 oz): 240 Calories

2. Caramel Brulee Frappuccino

The caramel brulée is a no-brainer if you love caramel frappuccinos. The caramel sauce is replaced with caramel brulée sauce which is equally buttery and flavorful. 

It’s finished with whipped cream and crunchy caramel bits that give it a nice texture.

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Milk
  • Coffee Frappuccino Syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Coffee
  • Caramel Brulee Sauce
  • Caramel Brulee Topping

Calories:

  • Tall (12 oz): 270 Calories
  • Grande (16 oz): 400 Calories
  • Venti (20 oz): 490 Calories

1. Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte

Best Starbucks Cold Drinks - Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte
Photo by Starbucks

Many aren’t aware you can have the classic Cinnamon Dolce cold. The cold version includes the same ingredients – espresso, frothed milk, cinnamon dolce syrup, and whipped cream.

This drink packs every holiday flavor you might like in one iced beverage. Plus, you get the cinnamon dolce topping!

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Milk
  • Brewed Espresso
  • Whipped Cream
  • Cinnamon Dolce Syrup
  • Cinnamon Dolce Topping

Calories:

  • Tall (12 oz): 240 Calories
  • Grande (16 oz): 300 Calories
  • Venti (20 oz): 420 Calories

Starbucks Cold Drinks (Secret Menu List)

The endless creativity of Starbucks customers brings us new drinks each year. Some of them are quick to spread, and even baristas know the recipe by heart. 

Here are some of the cold versions we know you’d enjoy devouring.

5. Oreo Frappuccino

Chocolate Cookie Crumble Frappuccino

The Oreo frappuccino tastes like cookies and cream ice cream. Order double chocolate chip frappuccino with white mocha sauce and top it with whipped cream, cookie crumbles, or mocha syrup.

To make it at home, blend milk, vanilla syrup, ice, sugar, and a handful of Oreos.

 4. Salted Caramel White Mocha Cold Brew

Salted Caramel White Mocha Cold Brew

There aren’t many salted caramel drinks and even less chilled. But this one hits the right spot!

  1. Infuse your cold brew with white mocha sauce  – add 3 pumps for Grande or 4 pumps for a Venti.
  2. Then add salted sweet cream cold foam.
  3. Add a finishing touch with a caramel sauce on top.

3. The Red Drink

Pink Starbust Refresher

You know the Pink Drink, but how about a Red Drink(1)? It tastes like a strawberry smoothie, fruity and refreshing. 

  1. Start by ordering passion tea without water.
  2. Ask for 1/4 coconut milk, 1/4 strawberry purree and have it poured over ice.
  3. For added sweetness, ask for agave packets.

2. Orange Creamsicle Frappe

Orange Creamisicle

This frappuccino is a throwback to childhood days. First, get an orange juice from the grab-and-go shelves. Then, order a tall vanilla bean frappuccino.

  1. Have your barista fill a 1/3 of a venti cup with orange juice
  2. Add the frappucino on top
  3. Ask for vanilla sweet cream cold foam and whipped cream on top. 

1. Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Vietnamese Coffee

The Vietnamese coffee is made with condensed milk, but you have to improvise since you can get that at Starbucks.

Ask your barista for 4 shots of espresso and 4 pumps of white chocolate mocha. It’s sweet, velvety, and mimics the taste of the original Vietnamese coffee.


Summary: Starbucks Cold Drinks

Starbucks Cold Drinks

For ages, coffee was served and drank warm. But lately, iced coffee has been more popular than ever. That leads us to think about what other cold drinks we are missing. 

A quick scroll through the Starbucks cold drinks menu will have your mouth watering. There’s a drink for all tastes – fruity, chocolatey, or pure coffee. 

Try out some of our suggestions, or get your creativity running and create your own combos! 

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