Caffeine is one of the leading causes of anxiety, and it can seriously disrupt your sleeping pattern. It’s no surprise that more people are starting to reduce their caffeine intake, but does that limit your Starbucks choices?
You might think there's no point in going to Starbucks at all if you're caffeine-free, but don't worry because, in this guide, we'll show you all the best caffeine free Starbucks drinks for you to try on your next visit.
20 Best Caffeine Free Starbucks Drinks (Hot and Cold)
Everyone knows that Starbucks has a wide range of coffee-based drinks, but they also have some great un-caffeinated options. Starbucks has done a great job of keeping strong flavors in their caffeine-free options, and not creating drinks that are caffeine free for the sake of it.
In fact, many of their caffeine-free options are so good that even seasoned coffee lovers are switching to them. There are naturally more cold caffeine free Starbucks drinks, but here’s our definitive list of the best hot and cold caffeine free Starbucks drinks that you need to try:
1. Steamed apple juice
Starbucks steamed apple juice is the ultimate autumn drink. It's got an intense apple flavor enhanced by the steaming process, which gives it a slightly tangy kick. It’s made from 100% apple juice, and Starbucks has done a good job here creating comfort food in liquid form.
There are 220 calories and 50 grams of sugar per serving but no caffeine. We'd recommend adding a cinnamon shot into the steamed apple juice to give it a slightly spicy note. This does add a few more calories, but it's totally worth it to add a new dimension to the flavor.
2. Caramel Apple Spice
The caramel apple spice is a fun twist on the original steamed apple juice, and it’s popular with younger drinkers. Cinnamon and caramel flavors are combined with apple to give a bit of extra sweetness and a hint of spice running through the drink. The smell and taste are both quite unique, and there are not really any other Starbucks drinks like it.
A caramel apple spice is made by mixing steamed apple juice with cinnamon syrup, and it’s then topped with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle. There's no caffeine, but it's one of the sugariest Starbucks drinks on the menu with 380 calories and 70 grams of sugar in a serving.
3. Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
The peppermint white hot chocolate is one of the most calorific Starbucks drinks available. It’s smooth, creamy, and rich, and the combination of white chocolate and peppermint go down a treat. It's made with white chocolate mocha sauce, peppermint-flavored syrup, steamed milk, and then topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls.
There are 520 calories and 74 grams of sugar in a serving, so this is probably best as an occasional treat. This twist on a regular Starbucks hot chocolate is the perfect winter warmer for those avoiding caffeine.
4. Eggnog Crème
Another indulgent caffeine-free drink is the eggnog crème. Eggnog is typically a Christmas drink where milk, egg, and sugar are combined with alcohol to give a really rich sweetened dessert drink. The eggnog crème doesn't have any alcohol, but it perfectly mirrors the flavors and textures to provide a smooth but filling beverage.
It's made using steamed eggnog, which is then topped with nutmeg dust. There's no caffeine, but there are 500 calories and 59 grams of sugar in a serving, so it's definitely not a diet drink. The eggnog crème is really popular around Christmas time and is often only served during the holiday season.
5. Cinnamon Dolce Crème
This wickedly popular drink tastes just like a sweet latte but without the espresso base. It's a smooth, creamy drink with strong cinnamon undertones that give it a real depth of flavor. The slightly spiced taste works well to balance out the sweetness, and this drink is popular with Starbucks lovers of all ages.
It’s made by combining steamed milk and cinnamon dolce syrup, and then topped with sweetened whipped cream and a cinnamon sauce. It’s got 360 calories and 42 grams of sugar per serving, but no caffeine. This is the perfect caffeine free winter drink.
6. Caramel Ribbon Crunch Crème Frappuccino Blended Beverage
This caffeine-free Frappuccino is a favorite with younger Starbucks drinkers. It's all about caramel flavor with this drink, and the dark caramel sauce also adds a slight bitterness to help balance it out. It's buttery smooth to drink, but the caramel coating adds some texture to the top.
It’s made by blending caramel syrup, milk, and ice, and then topped with a layer of dark caramel sauce, whipped cream, a caramel drizzle, and a crunchy caramel coating. There are 470 calories and 60 grams of sugar per serving, so even though it’s caffeine-free, you definitely shouldn’t consider it a healthy option.
7. Mint Majesty
With a name like Mint Majesty, you might imagine this to be a rich, creamy mint flavored drink, but it's actually a herbal tea. It's made using mint and verbena lemon to create a soothing drink that is quite mild but still noticeable. It's usually served hot, but you can ask for a cold version if you prefer it. There's no caffeine, no sugar, and no calories, so it's an excellent alternative for those watching what they eat.
Mint tea has been proven to improve your digestion and relax your body, so this is the perfect caffeine-free option for those looking to unwind after a stressful day.
8. Milk Steamer
The Starbucks milk steamer is a good old-fashioned winter warmer. It's literally just steamed milk, and you can choose from a range of dairy or non-dairy options to suit your diet.
The milk steamer forms the basis of most of the hot caffeine free crème drinks that people know and love, and you can customize it by adding syrup, sauce, or whipped cream if you like it sweeter. The milk steamer is enjoyed by young and old Starbucks drinkers. There’s no caffeine, 200 calories, and 19 grams of sugar in a serving.
You can never go wrong with a Starbucks classic, and their lemonade is pretty special. Water, lemon juice, lemon oil, sugar, and ice are all blended together to create this sweet/sour summer drink that's the ultimate refresher on a hot day.
There are 120 calories and 27 grams of sugar in a single serving, but there's no caffeine at all. You can order this drink year-round and every single Starbucks should stock the ingredients.
10. Blended Strawberry Lemonade
Starbucks blended strawberry lemonade is a summer favorite. It combines the refreshing hit of lemonade with the tartness of strawberry to boost your mood. It's made by blending lemonade, strawberry puree syrup, and ice, and it’s great at cooling you down quickly. There are 190 calories and 46 grams of sugar per serving and absolutely no caffeine.
Starbucks strawberry lemonade is popular with younger drinkers because of the sugary taste and because it’s caffeine free. This is the perfect summer beverage for kids.
11. Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade
The iced passion tango tea lemonade is a light summer drink that is a sweeter version of the passion tango iced tea. It’s made with lemonade and tea with extracts of hibiscus, citric acid, cinnamon, apple, licorice root, and lemongrass. All of these flavors zing on your tongue, but there's less sweetness than in a regular iced lemonade which makes it popular with older drinkers.
Not only does the Starbucks tango tea lemonade not have any caffeine, but it's also only got 50 calories and 11 grams of sugar per serving. This makes it one of the lightest Starbucks drinks and a good option for anyone trying to cut down on their sugar intake.
12. Iced Passion Tango Tea
The iced passion tango tea is the perfect diet drink for anyone on a complete detox. There’s no sugar, no calories, and no caffeine but the fruit tea still has a noticeable taste. It’s made using hibiscus, lemongrass, and apple flavors which are all shaken over ice. This gives it a light but distinct flavor and a striking red color.
Fruit teas aren’t for everyone and tend to be preferred by older drinkers. This Starbucks tea has a fresh flavor which is perfect for a summer’s morning.
13. Peach tranquillity
The name tells you everything you need to know about this drink. This herbal tea is designed to relax your mind and is a great caffeine free option for those with stressful lives looking to unwind.
The tea itself contains pineapple, peach, chamomile blossoms, lemon verbena, and rose hips, all of which have medicinal properties proven to help you relax. There are 0 calories, 0 sugar, and 0 caffeine in this peach tea, and it's popular with those looking to detox and cut down their sugar intake without compromising on flavor.
14. Iced Guava Passion Fruit Drink
If you like the flavors of guava and passionfruit, then you’re going to love this fruity caffeine free drink. The sweet fruit flavors are combined with coconut milk to create a luxuriously smooth texture, and it's got a vibrant pink color that makes it very Instagrammable. You’ll be able to taste notes of pineapple and ginger in the background, and it’s really perfect for tropical fruit lovers.
It's made by mixing guava juice, passionfruit ginger, and pineapple flavorings with coconut milk and ice. There are 190 calories and 33 grams of sugar in each serving but no caffeine. This creamy tropical beverage is bound to put a smile on your face.
15. Flavored Sparkling Water
Starbucks' range of Galvanina and Spindrift sparkling waters are a refreshing and healthy way to hydrate. They are caffeine free and have 0 calories and no sugar, making them the perfect alternative drink for those watching their figure. They come in an attractive bottle which you can grab quickly and keep reusing afterward.
Starbucks offers lime, raspberry, and grapefruit flavors, but it’s a light taste that’s really not overpowering. Starbucks sparkling water tends to be popular with older drinkers, but if you just want a simple, light caffeine-free Starbucks beverage, this is the one for you.
16. White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino Blended Beverage
Starbucks Frappuccinos are known to be very indulgent drinks that are closer to desserts than coffees. The white chocolate crème Frappuccino is one of the sweetest Starbucks options and has a light, chocolatey taste throughout. It’s made by blending white chocolate sauce, milk, and ice, and is then topped with whipped cream.
There's an impressive 390 calories and 48 grams of sugar per cup, so it's certainly not for those on a diet. However, there's no caffeine, so it's safe for kids or those avoiding caffeine. If you enjoy very sweet Starbucks drinks, this Frappuccino is one to try.
17. Strawberry Crème Frappuccino Blended Beverage
The Starbucks strawberry crème Frappuccino is the caffeine-free version of the very popular strawberry Frappuccino. It looks and tastes just like a strawberry milkshake and makes the perfect treat in the summer months.
It’s made by blending ice, milk, and strawberry puree and is then topped with another layer of strawberry puree and vanilla whipped cream. It has 370 calories and 51 grams of sugar per serving, but the tart strawberry throughout helps balance the sweetness. Still, this is a sugary Starbucks drink and works well as a treat for children.
18. Vanilla Crème
The vanilla crème Frappuccino is one of the most popular cold Starbucks drinks, and it's available in every store year-round. It’s very similar to a vanilla milkshake in terms of taste and texture and is creamy and smooth throughout. All Starbucks Frappuccinos are sweet, but the vanilla crème manages to still be quite light, and it's not overwhelming to drink. It's made by blending vanilla flavor, milk, and ice, then topped with whipped cream.
The vanilla crème Frappuccino has 320 calories and 35 grams of sugar per serving, but it has no caffeine. It’s often described as the most mellow Frappuccino and makes a good compromise for drinkers who don’t quite want a milkshake but want something similar.
19. Pistachio Crème Frappuccino Blended Beverage
The pistachio crème Frappuccino has the unique quality of tasting both light and rich at the same time. We found that in the caffeinated version, the coffee really overwhelmed the taste, and there was only a hint of pistachio. The caffeine-free version is a lot nuttier, and the pistachio blends really well with the milk and cream to give a smooth, flavorsome drink.
It’s made by blending pistachio syrup flavor, milk, and ice, and then topped with whipped cream and a salty-brown buttery topping. There are 360 calories and 45 grams of sugar per serving, and it’s the perfect treat for nut lovers.
20. Bottle Fruit Juice
Starbucks bottled fruit juices are a great way to inject some goodness into your body while avoiding all of the caffeine. They offer apple, orange, raspberry, lemon and lime, and other kids blends so you can choose all your favorite fruit flavors. They come in 250ml or 500ml bottles which are easy to carry, and there are kids cartons available too.
This caffeine-free alternative is filled with goodness. There are 200-300 calories in a serving, depending on which you choose, but they are made entirely from fruit juice with no added sugar or sweeteners.
What Caffeinated Starbucks Drinks Can Be Made Decaf?
As you can see, there are a lot of caffeine-free options on the regular Starbucks menu, but they also offer decaffeinated espresso and coffee. These decaf coffee blends can be used as the basis of your regular coffee drinks so you can get the same flavor, but without the caffeine.
Decaf coffee is made using the same coffee beans, but a chemical solvent is applied before the roasting process. The beans are steeped in it, and then the caffeine can be flushed away. These decaf beans are then used by Starbucks baristas to make espressos and coffees in the same way as usual.
Decaf is available for all coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, and other popular options. To order a decaffeinated version, just ask your barista, and they should be able to make it for you. Just bear in mind that even decaf coffee isn’t completely caffeine free, and 3-5% of the caffeine will still be present.
Caffeine Free Starbucks Drink FAQs
Do Frappuccino’s have caffeine?
All regular Starbucks Frappuccinos have caffeine, but most Frappuccino crèmes don't. If you aren't sure if the Frappuccino crème has caffeine, then you can ask the barista, and they'll be able to help you.
Does Starbucks' pink drink have caffeine in it?
Yes, Starbucks' pink drink has 45mg of caffeine, which is a relatively small amount, but you may still want to avoid it if you’re sensitive to caffeine.
What decaf drink at Starbucks can I have while pregnant?
All low or decaf Starbucks drinks will be suitable for pregnant women, but most regular coffees will also be fine if consumed in moderation. Fruit juices are probably the healthiest decaf option.
Reducing or eliminating your caffeine intake doesn't mean that you can't get your favorite Starbucks drinks. There are many great options on the menu and even some regular coffees that you can customize to make them caffeine-free. Hopefully, this guide has shown you some great alternatives, and you have a few new options to try on your next Starbucks visit.