Ordering keto at Starbucks can be extremely easy if you know what you're doing! So, I decided to put together a list of over 15 Starbucks keto drinks and snacks that you can find on the menu - or make from the menu. Best of all, these ideas have 5 net carbs or less, and cost under $6!
Keto At Starbucks
In starting your keto journey, you probably thought you had to give up Starbucks, right?
Well, that actually might not be the case.
I'm here to tell you that it is absolutely possible to maintain your keto diet and order Starbucks.
In fact, there are A LOT of options on the menu that can be quite keto-friendly.
Starbucks Keto Pro-Tips
My favorite thing about ordering at Starbucks is that the drinks are endlessly customizable. And it's also why you can make so many of the drinks there low carb and keto.
That said, knowing what to order and what not to order can help you make your drinks as low-carb as possible.
So, here are five pro-tips for ordering keto at Starbucks:
1. Skip the whipped cream
Yes, the whipped cream at Starbucks is full of fat, but it's also full of sugar and carbs. So you'll definitely want to avoid it.
2. Remember that skinny drinks aren't keto drinks
Many people make the mistake of thinking skinny drinks are low carb keto drinks. However, the only thing "skinny" means at Starbucks is that the drinks are made with fat-free milk and sugar-free syrup.
Not to mention, most skinny drinks at Starbucks have 20 grams of carbs - or more - each!
So, you'll want to avoid ordering these drinks there.
3. Use heavy cream or almond milk
These are the lowest carb milk options available at Starbucks.
Both of these options have around 5 grams of carbs per cup. But, that's A LOT LOWER than all of the other options on Starbucks' menu.
4. Sugar-free does NOT mean carb-free
A lot of people think that the sugar-free syrups are carb-free. Unfortunately, they're not.
The SF syrups at Starbucks are actually made with a very VERY small amount of maltodextrin - which is another word for sugar.
That said, each pump of the sugar-free syrup at Starbucks has about 1 gram of carbs. So you'll want to be very specific about the amount of syrup you want in your drink.
By the way, don't worry about adding A LITTLE sugar-free syrup to your drinks. It won't be enough to kick you out of ketosis, especially if you use the amounts I suggest in the drinks below!
5. Use the Whole Earth packets
Lastly, these stevia, monk fruit, and erythritol Whole Earth packets are carb-free.
Yes, the back of the packet lists it at 1 carb, but this is only because of how the FDA makes companies list the nutritional info of sugar alcohols on packages.
I know, it's confusing...but just know there are 0 REAL CARBS in a packet of Whole Earth's stevia, monk fruit, erythritol blend.
However, the same cannot be said for Sweet’n Low, Splenda, or Equal - all of these contain some form of sugar. Usually in the form of maltodextrin, dextrose, or both.
Cold Coffee Drinks for Keto at Starbucks
Now that we've got that out of the way let's get into what you can order keto at Starbucks.
And since it's summer, we'll be starting with the cold coffee drinks!
1. Keto Frappuccino
Here's how to order a makeshift keto frappucino at Starbucks - order a...
- Grande Iced Coffee
- With 2 splashes of heavy cream
- & 3 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup
- Go light on the ice
- And get it double blended
What you get is a low carb frappuccino with the perfect balance of creaminess, sweetness, and coffee-ness (Is that a word? Because it should be).
Overall, this comes out to 5 carbs for $3.20.
2. Keto Nitro Cold Brew
Cold brew coffee is naturally a pretty healthy choice because you get a lot less acidity and a better coffee flavor in iit.
Now, on its own, the Nitro Cold Brew at Starbucks has 0 carbs.
But I like to jazz it up!
So here's how I order my Keto Nitro Cold Brew at Starbucks...
- Grande Nitro Cold Brew
- Splash of heavy cream
- 2 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup
Yes, you'll add a few carbs ordering the cold brew this way, but it's so worth it!
The drink ends up having a ton of rich coffee flavor, the perfect amount of sweetness, and a tiny hint of creaminess...mmm, it's so good.
Made this way, it comes out to 3 carbs and costs $4.45.
3. Keto Double Shot on Ice
A Double Shot on Ice is basically two espresso shots mixed with milk and sugar then poured over ice.
So, to make it keto order it like this...
- Grande Double Shot On Ice
- Make sure to ask for NO classic syrup (it's made with cane sugar)
- Use 2-4 whole earth packets to sweeten it instead
- Substitute the 2 percent milk with almond milk
Ordered this way, your double shot on ice should have just 1.5 net carbs, and cost $3.75.
4. Keto Iced Coffee
It's summer-time now, so it's getting to be a little too warm for a hot black coffee.
Luckily Starbucks has an Iced Coffee on the menu!
If you're aiming for 0 carbs, you can get the Grande Iced Coffee plain - just make sure to ask for no classic syrup.
But I like to add a little more deliciousness to my iced coffee order at Starbucks.
So, here's how I order my Keto Iced Coffee...
- Grande Iced Coffee
- Splash of almond milk
- 2 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup
Ordering it this way adds a ton of deliciousness for a total of just 2 carbs, and costs $3.65!
Well worth it if you ask me.
Non-Coffee Drinks for Keto at Starbucks
So, if coffee isn't your thing, there are also a ton of excellent tea-based drinks – both cold and hot – that are equally delicious and low carb on Starbucks' menu.
1. Keto Pink Drink
You can make this popular Instagram beverage keto by ordering a...
- Grande Unsweetened Passion Tango Tea
- with 2 splashes of heavy cream
- As well as 3 pumps of SF vanilla syrup
- And pouring it over light ice
This drink is honestly PERFECT for summer – it's cold, refreshing, and super reminiscent of a strawberry creamsicle! So good.
Oh, and this keto drink has 5 carbs and costs $3.35.
Of course, you can decrease the amount of sugar-free vanilla syrup if you want to make it even lower in carbs. And I recommend adding a packet of Whole Earth sweetener if you do.
2. Keto White Drink
So this is another fan favorite that you can absolutely make low carb and keto with just a couple substitutions.
Just get a...
- Grande Unsweetened Peach Citrus White Tea - or just "Unsweetened White Tea"
- Light ice
- 3 pumps of SF vanilla syrup
- And a splash of heavy cream
Also, make sure to specify that you want no classic syrup or cane syrup since this drink typically comes with it.
Ordering the White Drink like this at Starbucks will cost you $3.35, and comes out to just 4 carbs.
Once again, this option is delicious, refreshing, and an excellent keto summer-time drink!
3. Keto Chai Tea
One of Starbucks' most popular drinks is the Chai Tea.
And the good news is that it's incredibly easy to make a keto chai tea at Starbucks!
Just order a...
- Grande Teavana Tea
- Made with 2 bags of chai tea in hot water
- Then, add 2 splashes of heavy cream
- 2 pumps of SF cinnamon syrup
- and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top
The pro-tip here is to make sure your barista uses tea bags instead of the chai tea concentrate they have – that one is loaded with sugar.
That said, ordering a Keto Chai Tea like this at Starbucks will cost you $3.15. That makes it one of the cheapest keto drinks you can get at Starbucks.
And, as far as the carb count goes, it will set you back in 4.5 grams of carbs.
But it's totally worth each-and-every one of those carbs, trust me!
It's just full of chai tea deliciousness and spiciness!
It's hot, cinnamon-y, and warms you up perfectly.
As far as Fall keto drinks at Starbucks go, this one is at the top of my list.
4. Keto London Fog
Like the chai tea, this Keto London Fog is another fantastic Fall Starbucks drink idea.
It's creamy and a tiny bit sweet with a beautiful herbal flavor too. And it's another hot tea drink option at Starbucks - so it's perfect for when it's cold outside.
Now, here's how to order a Keto London Fog...
- Get a Grande Earl Grey Tea made with two tea bags
- Add a splash of heavy cream
- and 3 pumps of SF vanilla syrup
- That's all you have to do!
Now, ordering a London Fog like this costs just $3.15 and has 4 carbs.
Hot Coffee Drinks for Keto at Starbucks
If you're really in the mood for a hot cup of joe (lol), there are a ton of hot coffee options available at Starbucks too. And, yep, you can make a lot of these low carb and keto also!
So, let's go over some of my favorites.
1. Keto Café Misto
This deliciously milky coffee drink is one of my favorites.
The French call it café au lait, Starbucks calls it a Café Misto, I call it delicious.
That said, to order a Keto Café Misto at Starbucks, ask for...
- A Grande Café Misto
- With almond milk instead of 2% milk
Literally, that's all you have to ask for!
If you order it this way, it has just 2 carbs and costs $3.85.
2. Keto Café Latte
The Keto Café Latte is one of my favorite hot coffee/espresso drinks at Starbucks.
And it's super easy to order it low carb and keto-friendly.
Just ask for...
- A Grande Café Latte
- Brewed with ¾ water and ¼ heavy cream
- And sweeten it with a few Whole Earth packets
If you order a café latte like this at Starbucks, it'll have just 2.5 carbs, and cost $5.15.
By the way, if you have a little wiggle room, I recommend adding 2 pumps of SF vanilla syrup for an additional 2 carbs.
Made this way, it has that perfect balance of creaminess, sweetness, and coffee flavor that you want in a latte!
3. Keto Flat White
For all you espresso lovers out there, we can easily make the Starbucks Flat White keto!
To make that happen, order...
- A Short Flat White – the tall flat white just adds more milk and not any more espresso
- Ask for it made with ½ water and ½ heavy cream
- & sweeten it with 2 whole earth packets
I like the short flat because it has two espresso shots, which is more than enough for me. That said, if you order it how I like to, it'll have 1.5 carbs, and cost $4.55.
However, if you really need a caffeine boost, the Grandé Flat White has 3 shots of espresso.
So, for this more caffeinated option, you'll want to order...
- A Grandé Flat White
- Get it made with ¾ water, ¼ heavy cream
- And sweeten it with 4 whole earth packets
Ordered this way, your keto Flat White at Starbucks will cost $5.35 and have 3 carbs.
4. Black Coffee
Honestly, I prefer Tim Horton's black coffee.
But, this blog post is about Starbucks and not Timmy Ho's.
That being said, you can get the Grande Black Coffee at Starbucks absolutely carb free!
Or, you can add a splash of almond milk for creaminess along with 2-3 whole earth packets to sweeten it up! If you get it this way, it has around 1.5-2 carbs and costs just $2.45.
Keto Food & Snacks at Starbucks
Along with your low carb drink, you can also get a little keto snacky snack at Starbucks.
And most of the ones you'll find there have 1 net carb or less!
1. Cheddar Moon Cheese
Starbucks also carries these great Moon Cheese snacks that have under 5 net carbs per bag!
They have a super cheesy flavor with a satisfying crunch.
Gah, they're so good!
You can pick these up near the counter for $4.95.
2. Starbucks String Cheese
Also available at Starbucks are these great sticks of string cheese!
Each stick costs $1.25 and has just 1 carb.
3. Babybel Cheese Wheels
Lastly – and I mentioned these in my Walmart Haul too – I highly recommend grabbing a couple of these convenient little cheese wheels.
They have absolutely no carbs, and cost less than $1.00!
Seriously, they make the perfect on the go keto snack!
4. Squirrel Brand Classic Almonds
You can find these almonds typically by the cash register at Starbucks.
They're dry roasted, and the only ingredients are almonds & sea salt!
An entire package has just 4 net carbs and costs $2.25.
5. Creminelli Sopressata Uncured Salami and Monterey Jack Cheese Plate
This meat and cheese plate is an excellent savory, salty snack to go with your keto Starbucks drink – especially because it has 0 net carbs!
It costs $5.95 at Starbucks.
More Keto Lists
So this keto Starbucks haul is just one of the many low carb hauls and taste tests I've been doing over at my Youtube channel.
I highly recommend checking those out for more quick and easy keto options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or travel.
I hope this list and my pro-tips help you go further in your keto journey.
And of course, let me know in the comments what your favorite keto Starbucks drinks are or if you've tried any on this list!