Lately, I've been switching one or two of my daily cups of Starbucks coffee to caffeine-free versions (no more late night deadline coffees for me!)
I was worried that this would mean I couldn't drink many of my fave Starbucks drinks - I am pleased to report that that's not the case!
In this guide, I'll show you all the best Starbucks caffeine free drinks for you to try on your next visit.
20 Best Caffeine Free Starbucks Drinks (Hot & Cold Options)
Starbucks has done a great job of keeping strong flavors in their caffeine-free options. In fact, many of their caffeine-free options are so good that even seasoned coffee lovers are switching to them.
Here’s my definitive list of the best hot and cold non caffeinated Starbucks drinks that you need to try:
1. Steamed apple juice
As an apple juice fiend, Starbucks steamed apple juice is my 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 is comfort food in liquid form for me.
This is basically the caffeine- and alcohol-free version of a hot apple cider, and one of the best autumn Starbucks beverages.
There are 220 calories and 50 grams of sugar per serving but no caffeine, making it perfect anytime of day for both kids and kids at heart.
Tips From A Barista
- Try asking for an extra cinnamon shot or a pump of cinnamon dolce to really up the spiced ante. 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
What's better than steamed apple juice? A caramel cinnamon twist on apple juice.
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, with some extra cinnamon dolce sprinkles on top.
The caramel apple spice is a fun twist on the original steamed apple juice, and it’s popular with younger drinkers (and me!)
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.
There's no caffeine, but it's one of the sweetest Starbucks drinks on the menu with 380 calories and 70 grams of sugar in a serving.
3. Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
Who doesn't love a hot chocolate? Well, the Starbucks hot chocolate selection is amazing, and they're all caffeine free!
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.
This Starbucks hot chocolate made with white chocolate mocha sauce, peppermint-flavored syrup, steamed milk with cocoa butter, and then topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls - with optional extra white chocolate sauce drizzled on top.
There are 520 calories and 74 grams of sugar in a serving of this hot chocolate, 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. It also works really well with white chocolate sauce in the mix.
There's no caffeine, but there are 500 calories and 59 grams of sugar in a serving, so it's definitely not one of the best caffeine free Starbucks drinks for those on a diet.
The eggnog crème is really popular around Christmas time and is often only served during the holiday season.
5. Cinnamon Dolce Crème
The wickedly popular cinnamon dolce crème 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.
The cinnamon dolce crème is made by combining steamed milk and cinnamon dolce syrup, and then topped with sweetened whipped cream and extra cinnamon dolce syrup drizzled on top.
It’s got 360 calories and 42 grams of sugar per serving, but no caffeine. This is the perfect caffeine free winter drink.
6.Blended Caramel Ribbon Crunch Crème Frappuccino
This caffeine-free Frappuccino is a favorite with younger Starbucks drinkers.
It's all about caramel flavor with this ribbon crunch crème Frappuccino, and the dark caramel sauce also adds a slight bitterness to help balance it out.
It's buttery smooth to drink, but the caramel sauce and 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 to give some texture on top of the whipped cream.
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 Tea
With a name like Mint Majesty, you might imagine this to be a rich, creamy mint flavored drink, but it's actually a caffeine free herbal tea.
Herbal teas have been proven to have medicinal properties which can support your immune system and general wellbeing.
Starbucks herbal teas tend to be popular with older drinkers, but this make a great alternative to brewed coffee for those who want to avoid caffeine.
This hot tea is made using mint and verbena lemon to create a soothing drink that is quite mild but still noticeable.
These herbals teas are 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 this hot tea is an excellent alternative for those watching what they eat.
Mint herbals teas have 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.
Try This Delicious Tea At Home!
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 steamed milk options like coconut or almond milk to suit your diet.
The milk steamer forms the basis of most of the hot caffeine free crème drinks that people know and love. 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 verbena, 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 of these cold drinks so even though they are made from lemon juice don't assume they are healthy.
However, there's no caffeine at all in a Starbucks lemonade drink and you can order this completely caffeine free drink year-round and every single Starbucks should stock the ingredients.
10. Blended Strawberry Lemonade
Starbucks blended strawberry lemonade is a summer favorite.
These cold drinks combine the refreshing hit of lemonade with the tartness of strawberry to boost your mood.
They're made by blending lemonade with lemon verbena, 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 have absolutely no caffeine.
Starbucks blended strawberry lemonade is popular with younger drinkers because of the sugary taste and tart strawberry puree, and it's suitable for them because it’s caffeine free.
This is the perfect summer beverage for kids, but also makes a great sweet alternative for older drinkers who like herbal tea.
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.
These cold drinks are made with lemonade and green tea with extracts of hibiscus, citric acid, cinnamon, apple, licorice root, lemon verbena, 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.
The Starbucks tango tea lemonade has a slight his of caffeine from the green coffee extract, but it's also only got 50 calories and 11 grams of sugar per serving.
This makes this iced tea 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.
The iced passion tango tea is 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.
The green coffee extract in the blend gives this iced tea a slight hit of caffeine, and this Starbucks tea has a fresh flavor which is perfect for a summer’s morning.
13. Peach tranquillity
The name Peach Tranquility tells you everything you need to know about this drink.
This herbal tea is designed to relax your mind and the Peach Tranquility is a great caffeine free option for those with stressful lives looking to unwind.
The Peach Tranquility tea itself contains candied pineapple flavors, 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 Tranquility tea, and it's popular with those looking to detox and cut down their sugar intake without compromising on flavor.
Drink This Tea From The Comfort Of Your Home!
14. Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink
If you like the flavors of guava and passionfruit, then the iced guava passionfruit drink is one of the fruity caffeine free drinks you aren't going to want to miss.
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 from the pineapple ginger syrup in the background of the iced guava passionfruit drink, and it’s really perfect for tropical fruit lovers.
The iced guava passionfruit drink is made by mixing a guava flavored juice blend, passionfruit, pineapple ginger syrup, and candied 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
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 mocha sauce, creme Frappuccino syrup, steamed milk, and ice, and is then topped with whipped cream.
There's an impressive 390 calories and 48 grams of sugar per cup - mostly from the chocolate sauce, creme Frappuccino syrup, and vanilla whipped cream - so this Starbucks drink is certainly not for those on a diet.
However, there's no caffeine, so white chocolate creme Frappuccino is safe for kids or those avoiding caffeine.
If you enjoy very sweet Starbucks drinks, this Frappuccino is one to try.
17. Strawberry Crème Frappuccino
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 bean 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 bean crème manages to still be quite light, and it's not overwhelming to drink.
It's made by blending vanilla syrup, milk, and ice, then topped with whipped cream.
You can even add extra vanilla syrup and vanilla bean powder on top of the whipped cream to enhance the taste.
The vanilla bean crème Frappuccino has 320 calories and 35 grams of sugar per serving, but it is one of the caffeine free drinks at Starbucks.
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
The pistachio crème Frappuccino has the unique quality of tasting both light and rich at the same time.
I 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 salted brown butter topping. I recommend getting it double-blended for more creaminess.
There are 360 calories and 45 grams of sugar per serving, and it’s one of the best caffeine free drinks 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.
These caffeine-free drinks are 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 is available for all coffees, lattes, cappuccinos, and other popular options.
It works just as well with different flavors, syrups, and additions like whipped cream, and can be used as the base for lots of great tasting caffeine free Starbucks drinks.
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.
Related Caffeine Free Starbucks Drink Questions
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 or just looking for caffeine free Starbucks drinks.
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.