18 Best Low Carb Keto Drinks And Snacks To Order At Starbucks
If you go to Starbucks on a regular basis, you might be curious about how many of their drinks and foods are keto-friendly.
Although starting the ketogenic diet would require you to change your eating habits, it will not require you to give up your beloved coffee shop.
This guide will help you order from the Starbucks menu, which can be confusing at times. I’m sure you’ll find a new favorite among the keto Starbucks drinks and menu items listed below.
If you know what you’re doing, ordering keto at Starbucks can be a breeze! I decided to compile a list of over 15 Starbucks keto drinks and food items you can order – or make yourself – from the menu. Best of all, these options have no more than 5 net carbs.
In reality, there are a plethora of keto-friendly options available on the menu. Let’s get to it!
Keto Starbucks Hot Coffee Options
Do you need a pick-me-up in the morning? Starbucks has a variety of hot coffee choices, so you’re in luck. Yes, all of these are low-carb or keto-friendly.
So, here are a couple of my personal favorites.
Keto Caffè Latte (2.5g Net Carbs)
One of my favorite espresso drinks at Starbucks is the Keto Caffé Latte.
It’s also simple to make it low-carb and keto-friendly.
Simply request a Grande Cafeé Latte. 3/4 water, 1/4 heavy cream.
Add a few Whole Earth packets to sweeten it up.
Keto Mocha (1g Net Carbs)
A “skinny mocha” is still high in carbs and sugar. Just one pump of mocha sauce has 7g of net carbs.
The reduced sugar, “skinny mocha sauce”, only has 1g net carbs. Instead of milk, order half heavy cream and half water.
You could also order an Americano with one pump of skinny mocha sauce and a splash of heavy cream to imitate a mocha.
As a holiday treat, Starbucks offers a cinnamon mocha with sugar-free cinnamon syrup and a peppermint mocha with sugar-free peppermint syrup.
Keto Caffè Misto (2g Net Carbs)
Starbucks’ Caffè Misto is a mix of freshly brewed coffee and steamed milk. If you don’t like espresso, this is a good alternative since it tastes similar to a latte and contains about the same amount of caffeine.
For a delicious keto-friendly pick-me-up, replace the milk with heavy cream or breve (half-and-half), and add some preferred sugar-free syrups or a few packets of non-sugar sweetener.
Alternatively, to minimize the amount of calories and carbs in your cup, simply replace the steamed dairy milk with almond milk.
Keto Flat White (1.5g Net Carbs)
We can easily create the Starbucks Flat White keto for all you espresso lovers out there!
A Flat White has an extra ristretto espresso shot, making it bolder than a latte but smoother than a cappuccino thanks to the steamed milk. Replace the whole milk with almond milk for a keto-friendly alternative, or ask for a 50/50 combination of heavy cream and hot water for a perfect blend. 2 Whole Earth packets can be added for sweetness.
Keto Brewed Coffee (0g Net Carbs)
This one should be a given. You can’t go wrong with the most common of Starbucks beverages: a steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee. The Pike Place Roast, the blonde roast, and the dark roast are all carb-free choices. If you need to go ahead and sweeten it up, go for the trusted Whole Earth packets. This keeps it at 0 real carbs.
If you just can’t handle the black and need a little something else, go for a splash of almond milk to make it about 1.5-2g net carbs.
Keto Caffè Americano (3g Net Carbs)
A quick concoction of espresso shots and hot water produces a light layer of crema in the Caffè Americano. The Blonde Caffè Americano has the same nutritional value.
Caffeine cravings are easily satisfied with a simple Americano (hot or iced) with a splash or two of heavy cream. Mix in a Whole Earth packet if you want to sweeten it up.
A grande has 3g net carbs.
Keto Starbucks Cold Coffee Drinks
Unsweetened Iced Coffee (1-2g Net Carbs)
Although a Starbucks iced coffee is usually sweetened, you can reduce your carb intake by asking for it unsweetened. If you don’t want to drink your iced coffee black just yet, ask for a pump or two of sugar-free syrup instead.
So easy to order – just a Grande Iced Coffee, a splash of almond milk, and 2 pumps of sugar free vanilla syrup.
Another iced coffee version is the Iced Cinnamon Refesher.
Order an unsweetened iced coffee with heavy cream, two or three pumps of sugar-free vanilla and sugar-free cinnamon dolce, and a sprinkle of cinnamon powder are added. If you’re inside, the cinnamon powder can be found on the preparation station; use as much as you like.
Keto Frappuccino (2.5 -5g Net Carbs)
The key is to stay away from the liquid Frappuccino base, which is simply a glob of syrupy sugar. According to the nutrition details on the Starbucks website, a frappuccino usually contains 50 to 80 grams of carbs. Obviously, it’s a no-go on a ketogenic diet. Here are some alternatives if you’re really craving a frappuccino.
The first option is to request a double blended iced coffee with strong whipping cream and 3-4 pumps of your choice of sugar free syrup. Tell them there will be no classic or frap base.
On top of that, light whipped cream can be requested. If you have a few extra carbs to spare, this is totally worth it to give it the feel of a true Starbucks frappauccino.
Another keto friendly order is a Grande Iced Coffee with 2 splashes of heavy cream and 3 pumps of sugar free vanilla syrup. Keep it light on the ice and get it double blended.
Keto Nitro Cold Brew (0g Net Carbs)
One of my favorites is the nitro cold brew. It’s delicious on its own, but try it with a few pumps of sugar-free vanilla and some heavy cream. It adds 3 g net carbs, but to me, it’s worth it.
Other Non-Coffee Keto Starbucks Drinks
Keto Pink Drink (4.5g Net Carbs)
Thanks to its vivid pink color and delectable taste, this keto-friendly drink has recently exploded in popularity.
It’s based on Iced Passion Tango Tea, but instead of liquid cane sugar, it uses sugar-free syrup.
Here’s how to keep it keto!
Order an Iced Grande Passion Tango. Make sure you say no traditional syrup! Add two shots of heavy whipping cream and 2 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup.
Keto London Fog (4g Net Carbs)
The delicious London Fog is made from Earl Grey tea, steamed milk, and a tad of vanilla syrup.
Order it keto by asking for a Grande Earl Grey Tea made with two tea bags. Add heavy whipping cream and sugar-free vanilla syrup. If you like, you can even add some cinnamon or nutmeg!
Keto Chai Tea Latte (3.5g Net Carbs)
This keto-version of a chai tea latte, which uses brewed chai tea bags, sugar-free cinnamon dolce syrup, and heavy cream, is fantastic.
Make sure you have the tea bag and not the Chai tea syrup. This is critical for reducing carbs in this drink.
Add 2 ounces of heavy cream. Finally, two pumps of sugar-free cinnamon dolce syrup enhance the tea’s taste.
Keto White Drink (4g Net Carbs)
Some of Starbucks’ unsweetened tea infusion options were recently discontinued. So the latest version of the keto-friendly “White Drink” starts with iced white tea that hasn’t had any liquid cane sugar added to it, followed by sugar-free vanilla syrup and heavy cream.
You can also make this delicious iced white tea drink horchata-style by replacing the vanilla, heavy cream, and cinnamon with sugar-free cinnamon dolce syrup.
Order a Grande Unsweetened Peach Citrus White Tea – or just Unsweetened White Tea. 3 pumps of sugar free vanilla syrup and heavy cream and you’ll be on your way.
Keto Starbucks Food
Cheddar Moon Cheese (1g Net Carbs)
Grab a bag of Moon Cheese the next time you’re at Starbucks if you’re looking for a low-carb, pre-portioned, portable snack.
These crunchy cheddar puffs are tasty, low in calories, and full of flavor, making them an excellent keto addition.
Creminelli Snack Tray – Sopressata Salami & Monterey Jack (0g Net Carbs)
This high-protein, ready-to-eat snack is ideal for a fast lunch at your workplace, a treat on a walk, or a relaxing break during a hectic day. This Italian dry salami pairs well with slices of creamy Monterey Jack, thanks to the family’s recipe, which uses organic garlic and is infused with fragrant red wine.
Babybel® Mini Cheese Snack (1g Net Carbs)
Peel open the original cheese snack, which is ideal for daily snacking and is ready to eat at any time.
String Cheese (1g Net Carbs)
This string cheese is always a fan favorite as a mess-free car snack or a fast add-on to round out their lunch box.
Squirrel Brand® – Classic Almonds (3g Net Carbs)
Kettle-cooked California almonds with a pinch of salt. A traditional taste of goodness.
A Few Key Tips To Remember For Ordering Keto At Starbucks
The drinks at Starbucks are endlessly customizable, which is one of my favorite aspects of ordering there. It’s also why so many of the beverages are low carb and keto friendly.
Knowing what to order and what not to order, will help you keep your drinks as low-carb as possible.
So, here are five keto-friendly Starbucks ordering tips:
Sugar Free Does Not Mean Carb Free
Many people believe that sugar-free syrups are often carb-free. They aren’t, unfortunately.
Starbucks’ sugar-free syrups are only made with a very small amount of maltodextrin, which is a sugar substitute.
However, each pump of Starbucks’ sugar-free syrup contains around 1 gram of net carbs. As a result, you’ll need to be precise on how much syrup you want in your drink. Be sure to keep sugar-free syrup to two or three pumps max.
Nix The Whipped Cream
Yes, Starbucks’ whipped cream is high in fat, but it’s also high in sugar and carbohydrates. As a result, you’ll want to stay away from it.
Opt For Almond Milk Or Heavy Cream
Per cup, both of these options have about 5 grams of carbs. But that’s significantly less than any other option at Starbucks.
Skinny Drinks Are Not An Option
Many people mistakenly believe skinny drinks are keto drinks with low carbs. At Starbucks, however, “skinny” simply means that the beverages are made with fat-free milk and sugar-free syrup.
Not to mention that most Starbucks slim drinks have 20 grams of carbs – or more!
Clearly, these are not keto friendly options.
Choose The Whole Earth Stevia Packets
Finally, these Whole Earth packets of stevia, monk fruit, and erythritol are carb-free. (Even though it says 1 carb on the nutritional information, this is only per FDA regulations.)
But keep in mind that a package of Whole Earth’s stevia, monk fruit, erythritol blend contains zero real carbs.
Let’s all be thankful there are always ways to make your favorite Starbucks drink keto friendly! At Starbucks, ordering keto-friendly beverages is easy, and almost everything on the menu can be customized to meet your needs. From black coffee with a splash of heavy cream to fancy almond milk latte’s, there’s something for everyone.
Check out our other fast food keto guides!