Starbucks offers a wide range of drinks in all shapes and sizes. Trenta cup is the 'Starbucks secret size' and the largest on the menu.

You don't want to spend more on a massive drink that you won’t enjoy or embarrass yourself trying to order a drink you can’t. 

I'm here to help! I'll show you all the best Starbucks Trenta drinks on the regular and Starbucks secret menu, so you know exactly what’s available.  

1. Iced Coffee 

Starbucks Iced Coffee

This is one of the only espresso-based Starbucks drinks offered in a Trenta cup (which is probably for the best!)

This Iced Coffee has the classic Starbucks taste with a big hit of caffeine and is popular with older drinkers who love the coffee flavor.

I never thought I'd order a Trenta coffee - then I had a series of very close deadlines this past summer. The Trenta Iced Coffee really helped me power through!

There are 160 calories and 39 grams of sugar in a Trenta iced coffee. Most of this comes from the 7 pumps of syrup, and if you choose to add extra sugar, it will impact the calories. 

160 calories may seem like a lot for an iced coffee, but it's basically a diet option compared to other Trenta drinks.

There's also 280mg of caffeine from the iced espresso, so it's a great hot coffee alternative for a summer morning.  

How It's Made

It's made with freshly brewed iced espresso (made using Starbucks espresso roast coffee beans), chilled and poured over ice. It's a simple and delicious cup of joe.

Tips From A Barista
  • Ask for light ice to get even more of that delicious bean juice
  • Try it with plant-based milks for an even creamier taste - no cow needed!

2. Iced Black Tea/Lemonade 

Starbucks Iced Black Tea

Starbucks' Iced Black Tea has been my go-to summer drink for years now!

Starbucks specialty Iced Teas are a favorite with older drinkers, but they're often sweetened or mixed with lemonade for younger drinkers.[1

This makes the iced tea perfect for those on a diet because there are 0 calories, and it's even suitable for those who want a dairy-free Starbucks drink or are on the keto diet. 

There's also 50mg of caffeine, so you'll get a bit of an energy boost and it's a softer alternative to an iced coffee.

This shaken Iced Tea only has 90 calories and 21 grams of sugar in a serving, so you can enjoy it almost guilt-free.   

I love both styles, but admit I lean more towards the classic iced version - especially with a few pumps of peach syrup!

How It's Made

The shaken Iced Tea Lemonade is made with their unique premium black iced tea and shaken over ice, so if you have it straight up, there are no sweeteners, sugar, or syrups.

Tips From A Barista
  • Ask for light ice and no water for a stronger tea flavor

3. Honey Almond Milk Cold Brew 

Starbucks Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew

Starbucks recently stopped offering their powerful Cold Brew in a Trenta, but the Honey Almondmilk version is a good alternative.[2]

Honey has been my sweetener of choice in my homemade coffee for years now, so this comes much closer to a regular order than a special treat for me. 

The almondmilk adds a lovely nutty creamy undertone to the coffee while the honey keeps things light and sweet.

Considering this Trenta Starbucks iced coffee has 360mg of caffeine, it’s incredibly easy to drink. It’s only 100 calories for the whole serving and has 20 grams of sugar. 

If I need a massive caffeine boost but want to keep it simple, then this Honey Almond Milk Cold Brew drink is the one for me. 

How It's Made

It has the signature Starbucks reserve cold brew, which is where coffee beans are diffused in cold water for up to 18 hours.

The resulting iced coffee is topped with almond milk and honey. You can also add sweet vanilla cream if you want.

Tips From A Barista
  • Allergic to nuts? Try it with oat milk instead for a creamy finish

4. Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew 

Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

What goes together better than Starbucks coffee and pumpkin? A Trenta size Starbucks Cold Brew and Pumpkin Spice Cold Foam.

It's the perfect Starbucks Fall drink and is especially popular with younger drinkers who like the sweetness of pumpkin.  

I'm glad I didn't know about this at uni because I absolutely would have been obsessed (and even more broke!)

There are 360 calories and 48 grams of sugar in a Trenta serving of this iced coffee, so it is pretty indulgent, but it's lighter than most milk-based sweet drinks. 

It has 315mg of caffeine from the extra strong cold brew base, which is more than most energy drinks. 

This is the perfect iced coffee cold brew for caffeine lovers like me who need a big hit to get through the day - just make the most of it when September comes around!

How It's Made

This iced coffee is made with the signature strong Starbucks cold brew (made from steeping Arabica coffee beans), vanilla syrup, pumpkin cream cold foam, and a dusting of pumpkin-spiced latte. 

5. Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew 

Starbucks Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew

I love mixing sweet and savory flavors together, so obviously I love the Salted Caramel Cold Brew!

It's smooth and delicious, and the salted foam on the top helps balance out the iced coffee drink's sugariness. It's indulgent but packs enough caffeine to perk me up at any time of day.  

There are 310 calories and 37 grams of sugar in a serving, and a massive 320mg of caffeine. 

I love this iced coffee cold brew option, but don't drink it too close to bedtime - I need my beauty sleep!

How It's Made

The Starbucks Salted Caramel Cold Brew is made with the Starbucks reserve cold brew base, 4 pumps of caramel syrups, sweeteners, and topped with a salted cold foam.

Tips From A Barista
  • Lost in the caramel syrup? Try asking for only 2-3 pumps and no sweeteners to cut the sugar

6. Mango Dragonfruit Refresher/Lemonade

Starbucks Mango Dragon Fruit Refresher

The Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade Refresher is something a bit different and features a flavor combo I'd never had before

The Mango Dragonfruit Lemonade Refresher has a striking pink color which is great for posting on Instagram and a sweet but not overpowering taste which is more subtle than other Starbucks Trenta drinks. 

I admit, I wasn't sure if I'd like this Refresher since I don't normally like dragonfruit - but this drink has me hooked!

Sweet, fruity, refreshing, and made with mango? Sign me up!

A Trenta serving of these cold drinks has 280 calories, 61 grams of sugar, and 90mg of caffeine.  

How It's Made

The Dragon Drink is made using mango and dragonfruit-infused juice mixed with ice and real dragonfruit pieces.

Tips From A Barista
  • Looking for the iconic Dragon Drink? Order this with coconut milk as a base
  • Feeling fruity? Ask for extra fruit pieces
  • Want to cut the sweetness? Ask for no liquid cane sugar or only one pump of it

7. Strawberry Acai Refresher/Lemonade

Starbucks Strawberry Acaí Lemonade

The Starbucks Strawberry Acai Refresher was only released a few years ago, but it's one of the cold drinks which took the world by storm. 

The sweet and tart flavor of the strawberry was an instant hit, and it quickly became one of the most ordered cold drinks on the menu. 

It is sweet, but it's also relatively light, so it's really refreshing on a hot day. It's become a real go-to for me when summer rolls around.

It's a great alternative to a classic Starbucks lemonade and works really well in the large Trenta size. I love getting a Trenta and splitting it with friends for a cheaper Starbucks run.

The Strawberry Acai Refresher Lemonade has 220 calories, 41 grams of sugar, and 45mg of caffeine in each serving.  

How It's Made

It's made with strawberry, acai, and passionfruit flavors which are then mixed with a green coffee extract and water. 

The Strawberry Acai Refresher Lemonade is made with lemonade instead of water. It's sweeter, and the lemon mixes with the strawberry, which I find a bit more flavorsome.

8. Pink Drink  

Starbucks Pink Drink with Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam

The Starbucks Pink Drink rapidly rose to fame on social media and is known for being the Starbucks Tiktok drink.

The beautiful pink colors and the smooth texture from the creamy coconut milk make this Starbucks drink really popular with young adults, and I've seen it plastered all over TikTok and Instagram. 

The Pink Drink is so cute that I just had to try it. I love how sweet and drinkable it is - there was a time where this Starbucks drink even replaced my regular morning coffee!

There are 270 calories and 48 grams of sugar in a serving and 90mg of caffeine from the acai in the Refresher base.  

The Trenta Starbucks Pink Drink costs around $6, so it isn’t the cheapest option, and the price will increase if you add anything extra.  

How It's Made

It’s made by mixing the Strawberry Acai Refresher base with creamy coconut milk and ice, and it’s then topped with fresh strawberry pieces.

Tips From A Barista
  • Want to get creative? Ask for chocolate or vanilla cold foam on top

9. Violet Drink 

Starbucks Violet Drink

The Starbucks Violet Drink is another refreshing drink that trends online every summer. The purple color comes from the blackberries, which also give it a sweet but very tart flavor. 

I got it to just have something a bit different from my usual coffee and I've been hooked ever since. As a forest fruits lover, I was on board from the jump even with the tartness (that's the best part!)

Despite the tartness, this is a very refreshing drink, and I can see why it's popular in Trenta. I also can't stop sipping it when I order one - it's all gone before I know it!

It has 220 calories and 37 grams of sugar in a serving, with 90mg of caffeine for a little energy boost - so it's a good alternative to an iced coffee. 

If you love forest fruit flavors like I do, then you’ll love this drink.  

How It's Made

It's made with a Very Berry Hibiscus Starbucks Refresher base mixed with coconut milk and ice. It’s then topped with fresh blackberries. 

How To Order Trenta Size Drinks At Starbucks? 

A Trenta cup is the largest size of the Starbucks coffee sizes, but it's only available for cold drinks. 

The word Trenta actually comes from the Italian for 30, but confusingly, the Starbucks Trenta cup holds 31 ounces.

The extra ounce is there so there’s room for ice floating on the top of your iced coffee. 

Trenta isn’t available for hot drinks, presumably because of safety reasons. Instead, most Trenta drinks are iced coffees or iced teas, with a few specialties and fruity options drinks.  

You won’t see a Trenta cup in the regular Starbucks coffee sizes and it's considered a Starbucks secret menu size. 

In fact, they really limit the Trenta options in some regions because some Starbucks drinks would just be too caffeinated or calorific for customers (for example, if you ordered a Trenta Starbucks Frappuccino, it would probably have over 1000 calories!). 

You can still get some very sweet Starbucks Trenta drinks, and they are usually made with at least 7 pumps of syrup.

Starbucks Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew with Trenta Size Option Online Order

I've shown you a lot of Trenta drinks on the regular menu, but you can also order from the Starbucks secret menu. 

The Starbucks secret menu is basically the list of regular and iced drinks you can request using the wide range of ingredients they have available. 

Trenta cups usually take around 7 pumps of syrup, so bear this in mind while customizing!

Trenta is the most expensive option and will usually cost $0.50-$1 extra (plus customization fees!)

However, it can also offer some good value if you share it with a friend. 

Frequently Asked Starbucks Trenta Drink Questions 

Is Trenta bigger than Venti? 

Yes, a Venti is 24 ounces while a Trenta is 30 ounces.  

Can you get a Frappuccino in Trenta?  

No, Starbucks does not sell Trenta frappuccinos. They used to but the calorie and sugar content was too high, so they removed them as an option.

Can you get a Trenta caramel macchiato? 

No, they do not offer espresso-based drinks in Trenta size, so you won’t be able to order a Trenta caramel macchiato.

Conclusion

With great size comes great responsibility, and Starbucks have taken that seriously by limiting the regular and iced drinks they offer in Trenta.

Hopefully, this list has introduced you to some Trenta Starbucks drinks that you’ll like, and you have a few new Starbucks secret size options to try on your next visit.  

If you're looking for somewhere to start with Starbucks 'secret size', me personal go-tos are the Iced Black Tea and Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew.

References:

1. https://www.starbucks.com/menu/product/457/iced

2. https://www.starbucks.com/menu/product/2123367/iced

Caitlin Shaffer

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Caitlin Shaffer
Caitlin Shaffer, is a knowledgeable coffee expert and passionate writer. Her articles are a mix of personal experiences, insights gained from her travels, and interviews, offering an extensive view of the global coffee scene. Caitlin enjoys embarking on new travel adventures, often to destinations celebrated for their unique coffee offerings, from Indonesia to Italy and Colombia, adding a worldly flavor to her articles. Her go-to coffee? Cold brew with homemade vanilla syrup – a personal favorite that keeps her love for coffee fresh and exciting.

My favorite drink? I'd go with... cold brew with homemade vanilla syrup.

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2 thoughts on “9 Best Starbucks Trenta Drinks (Extra-Large Size Options)”

  1. Hi Lea! Thank you for your feedback. We will keep that in mind when we update this page in the near future.

  2. Half of these drinks aren’t on the menu anymore. Also maybe don’t encourage children to get 30 oz of the refreshers when they’re caffeinated?

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