The 10 Best Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks

Last Updated on January 28, 2022 by brewthatcoffee

With so many great options, it can be hard to choose the best Starbucks iced coffee drinks to try first. This article will help you find out which Starbucks iced coffees you should start with, based on your taste preferences. Whether you love a traditional iced coffee or an iced espresso, we have the perfect recommendation for you.

The 10 Best Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks

Looking for your next favorite iced coffee drink from Starbucks? There are lots of ways to customize your drink to fit your tastes, but choosing a flavor combination can be difficult.

Since it’s almost impossible to try every combination (even though we all really want to), we’ve put together the best places to start. Here is what you need to know about ordering iced coffee from Starbucks.

Quick Picks: 6 Best Iced Coffees Customized to You

Before we get into the 3 varieties of cold Starbucks coffee options, let’s familiarize ourselves with the most popular choices based on common preferences.

Starbucks Staff Pick: Iced White Chocolate Mocha

Sweetest Iced Coffee: Java Chip Frappuccino

Vanilla Iced Coffee: Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

Most Caffeine: Iced Peppermint Mocha

Best According to TikTok: Hot Cocoa Cold Brew

Best According to Reddit: Iced Caramel Macchiato

The 3 Types of Cold Coffees at Starbucks

The 10 Best Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks

When it comes to cold coffee beverages, these are the three main types you should know about. All of these can be customized to your preferences.

Cold Brew Coffee

There are three basic kinds of cold brews you can get from Starbucks-a traditional Starbucks cold brew coffee, a Starbucks nitro cold brew, and a Starbucks reserve cold brew.

Common add-ins for cold brew coffees include Irish cream, pumpkin cream, salted caramel cream, honey almond milk, and vanilla sweet cream.

Traditional cold brew is made by steeping ground coffee in cold water for 12-24 hours. Starbucks slow-steeps their cold brew over the course of 20 hours.

Nitro cold brew takes the traditional cold brew coffee and takes it up a notch by adding nitrogen. This cold coffee is infused with nitrogen as it is poured from a tap, just like draft beer.

The resulting texture is velvety and smooth. Compared to the traditional cold brew, nitro cold brew is sweeter and richer.

Common add-ins for nitro cold brews are honey almond milk and vanilla sweet cream.

Starbucks reserve cold brew is a bolder version of the traditional cold brew. It’s perfect if you want something a bit stronger-tasting.

Traditional Iced Coffee

Rather than being slow brewed cold like the cold brew, iced coffee is made hot and then combined with ice after.

When ordering an iced coffee from Starbucks, it comes sweetened, so if you are looking for straight-up coffee, let them know.

Iced Espresso Drinks

The cold espresso drinks at Starbucks are a ton of fun to customize. Each espresso beverage is made by mixing delicious shots of espresso with cold milk/water, ice, and your favorite syrups/sauces.

Specialty iced espressos can be broken down into several sub-types-iced Americano, iced mochas, iced macchiato, iced latte, and iced shaken espresso.

If you prefer a classic iced coffee, you can keep it simple and order an Iced Caffè Americano. This drink consists of espresso shots mixed with cold water over ice.

For a bolder drink, try an iced espresso. There’s no extra water added to this one.

Are flavored espresso drinks more your thing? Here are some popular flavored espresso drinks:

Iced brown sugar oat milk shaken espresso, iced flat white, iced chestnut praline latte, iced caramel macchiato, and iced peppermint white chocolate mocha.

Top 10 Iced Coffee Drinks at Starbucks

Time for the top ten deep dive! Here are the most loved iced coffee drinks you can get at Starbucks along with their main ingredients, caffeine content, and nutritional information.

Please note that these are not listed in any particular order and that all of these choices are based on our personal preference. You may or may not agree, but we hope you like the list!

*Nutrition information is based on the grande size

Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee

The 10 Best Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks

The OG Starbucks cold brew is simple and so satisfying. In July 2015, this refreshing cold coffee was permanently added to every Starbucks location across the United States and Canada.

Coffee lovers can’t seem to get enough of this cold brew! By using African and Latin American coffee beans, you can expect a smooth, chocolatey drink with hints of citrus. Convinced yet?

*Low-calorie option

Ingredients: Brewed coffee, ice

Caffeine: 155 mg

Calories: 5

Sugars: 0 g

Nitro Cold Brew

The 10 Best Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks

Can’t get enough of the classic cold brew, but want something a little bit different? Here is a silky smooth version of your favorite drink. If it’s early afternoon and you can’t justify a draft beer, try this draft coffee.

*Low-calorie option

Ingredients: Brewed Coffee

Caffeine: 280 mg

Calories: 5

Sugars: 0 g

Iced Espresso

The 10 Best Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks

Attention all espresso lovers! You can actually get your favorite shot cold. Try this one on a hot summer day. It’s the perfect pick-me-up.

*Low calorie option

Ingredients: Espresso, ice

Caffeine: 150 mg

Calories: 10

Sugars: 0 g

Iced Chestnut Praline Latte

The 10 Best Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks

Imagine this: flavorful creamy espresso mixed with caramelized chestnuts and spices, all topped with whipped cream and spiced praline crumbs. Are you drooling yet? The iced chestnut praline latte is a must-try for any sweet tooth that wants that little extra something-something in their drink.

Ingredients: Ice, milk, espresso, chestnut praline syrup, whipped cream, chestnut praline topping

Caffeine: 150 mg

Calories: 320

Sugars: 34 g

Iced White Chocolate Mocha

The 10 Best Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks

This drink is a white chocolate lover’s dream. It’s creamy, syrupy, and super indulgent.

Ingredients: Ice, milk, white chocolate sauce, brewed espresso, whipped cream

Caffeine: 150 mg

Calories: 420

Sugars: 48 g

Java Chip Frappuccino

The 10 Best Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks

The java chip frappuccino is the sweetest sugariest coffee bomb that you have been dreaming of. If you want to get one of the most indulgent items on the Starbucks menu, this is it. Enjoy.

Ingredients: Ice, milk, coffee frappuccino syrup, whipped cream, coffee, mocha sauce, Frappuccino chips

Caffeine: 105 mg

Calories: 440

Sugars: 60 g

Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

The 10 Best Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks

The vanilla sweet cream cold brew is an all-time favorite of many. It’s simply a cold brew topped with sweet vanilla cream. Sometimes the simple things are the best.

Ingredients: Ice, brewed coffee, vanilla sweet cream

Caffeine: 185 mg

Calories: 110

Sugars: 14 g

Iced Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha

The 10 Best Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks

An iced peppermint mocha is one of my favorite Christmas drinks. If you can’t resist anything peppermint-flavored, be warned. You’re going to love this!

Ingredients: Ice, milk, white chocolate mocha sauce, brewed espresso, peppermint syrup, whipped cream, dark chocolate curls

Caffeine: 150 mg

Calories: 490

Sugars: 68

Hot Cocoa Cold Brew

The 10 Best Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks

The hot cocoa cold brew has definitely gained a lot of momentum these past few years due to TikTok. If you want to join in on all the craze, you’ll be rewarded because this thing is yum!

How to order it: This one is a secret menu item, so you won’t be able to order it by name. Ask for a venti vanilla sweet cream cold brew with mocha sauce, toasted white mocha sauce, and chocolate powder.

*Nutrition information unknown

Iced Caramel Macchiato

The 10 Best Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks

The iced caramel macchiato is a classic and you’ve probably tried it at some point. If not, be sure to give it a sip the next time you are at Starbucks.

Ingredients: Milk, ice, brewed espresso, vanilla syrup, caramel sauce

Caffeine: 150 mg

Calories: 250

Sugars: 34 g

Complete List of Offical Starbucks Cold Coffee Drinks

Cold Brews

  • Irish Cream Cold Brew
  • Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
  • Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew
  • Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew
  • Starbucks Reserve Cold Brew
  • Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee
  • Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
  • Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee with Milk

Nitro Cold Brews

  • Honey Almondmilk Nitro Cold Brew
  • Starbucks Reserve Nitro Cold Brew
  • Nitro Cold Brew
  • Vanilla Sweet Cream Nitro Cold Brew

Iced Americano

  • Iced Caffe Americano

Iced Coffees

  • Iced Coffee
  • Iced Coffee With Milk
  • Iced Espresso

Iced Shaken Espresso

  • Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso
  • Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso
  • Iced Shaken Espresso

Iced Flat Whites

  • Iced Flat White
  • Iced Honey Almondmilk Flat White

Iced Lattes

  • Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte
  • Iced Chestnut Praline Latte
  • Iced Caramel Brulee Latte
  • Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Iced Honey Oatmilk Latte
  • Starbucks Reserve Iced Latte
  • Starbucks Reserve Iced Hazelnut Bianco Latte
  • Iced Caffee Latte
  • Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte
  • Iced Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Latte

Iced Macchiatos

  • Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato
  • Iced Caramel Macchiato

Iced Mochas

  • Iced White Chocolate Mocha
  • Iced Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha
  • Iced Toasted White Chocolate Mocha
  • Iced Peppermint Mocha
  • Iced Caffe Mocha
  • Starbucks Reserve Iced Dark Chocolate Mocha

Iced Clover Brewed Coffees

  • Iced Starbucks Reserve Christmas Clover
  • Iced Vietnam Da Lat Clover Starbucks Reserve
  • Iced Costa Rica Naranjo Clover Starbucks Reserve
  • Iced Hawaii Kau Clover Starbucks Reserve
  • Iced Clover Brewed Breakfast Blend
  • Iced Caffe Verona Clover
  • Iced Clover Brewed Decaf Espresso Roast
  • Iced Clover Brewed Decaf Pike Place Roast
  • Iced Espresso Roast Clover
  • Iced Ethiopia Clover
  • Iced French Roast Clover
  • Iced Clover Brewed Gold Coast Blend
  • Iced Guatemala Antigua Clover
  • Iced Clover Brewed Italian Roast
  • Iced Clover Brewed Kenya
  • Iced Komodo Dragon Clover
  • Iced Pike Place Roast Clover
  • Iced Veranda Blend Clover
  • Iced Organic Yukon Blend Clover
  • Iced Clover Brewed Starbucks Willow Blend
  • Iced Decaf Sumatra Clover
  • Iced Sumatra Clover

Ways to Customize Your Starbucks Iced Coffees

  • Flavored Syrups
  • Espresso Shots
  • Milk
  • Sweeteners
  • Foam/Whipped cream
  • Toppings

Starbucks Iced Coffee: Things to Know Before Ordering

The cheapest way to get cold coffee: The least expensive option is to get a traditional iced coffee which is made by pouring hot coffee over ice.

How to get decaf iced coffee: You’ll want to order an iced decaf espresso.

How to cut calories/avoid sugar: ask for no sugar. The iced coffee at Starbucks is 80 calories. Very sneaky! They actually add around 20 grams of sugar to your coffee to bring out the coffee flavors. Not worth it if you’re on a diet though!

Starbucks Iced Coffee Secret Menu Items

Cinnamon Roll Cold Brew

The Cinnamon Roll Cold Brew is a Starbucks secret menu fan favorite. This drink has a hint of spice and a sweet cinnamon flavor that will fill your taste buds with joy. If you’re a big coffee lover looking for a new icy beverage, you’ve just found your next favorite Starbucks drink!

How to Order It:

  1. Order a venti cold brew with 4 pumps of white mocha
  2. Add sweet cream with 2 pumps of cinnamon dolce in the foam
  3. Order cinnamon dolce topping

Cookies and Cream Cold Brew

This drink is a sweet and creamy iced coffee that’s perfect for the coffee lover who needs a pick-me-up. It has delicious cookies and cream flavor with hints of white mocha. If you find yourself craving something sweet with your caffeine fix, order this iced coffee for a new experience!

How to Order It:

  1. Order a venti vanilla sweet cream cold foam cold brew with 2 pumps of vanilla
  2. Add 4 pumps of white mocha
  3. Add 2 pumps of regular mocha in the cold foam
  4. Ask for mocha cookie crumble toppings

Baby Yoda Cold Brew

Calling all matcha lovers! If you are a fan of the matcha latte, this drink is beckoning to you. Be one with the force while drinking this yummy green tea cold brew. You may become addicted, so don’t say we didn’t warn you!

How to Order It:

  1. Order a Venti Cold Brew with 4 pumps of white mocha
  2. Request sweet cream foam with 1 scoop of matcha powder

Iced Dirty Chai

We believe everyone should try a dirty chai at least once. It’s sweet, it’s spiced, and it’s everything nice. If the weather is cold outside, you can get it hot. However, this drink tastes amazing hot or cold.

How to Order It:

Order an iced chai latte with espresso.

Were you the kid who loved eating the raw cookie butter? Well, now you can eat it without worry. We’re not judging. The cookie butter iced latte is a lighter and sweeter version of the dirty chai in a way. This means it’s dang good.

How to Order It:

  1. Order an iced chai latte with 2 pumps of chai syrup
  2. Add 3 pumps of brown sugar syrup
  3. Add 1 shot blonde espresso

Butterbeer Coldbrew

Now you don’t need to go to Universal Studios to enjoy a butter brew! If you haven’t been to Harry Potter Land yet, or don’t want to travel to get that mouthwatering butter brew from the books/movies, head over to your local Starbucks asap! This drink is too good to pass on.

How to Order It:

  1. Order a venti vanilla sweet cream cold brew
  2. Add 3 pumps of cinnamon dolce and 3 pumps of toffee nut
  3. Add 4 pumps of caramel
  4. Toppings are with vanilla sweet cream cold foam, caramel drizzle, and cinnamon dolce

Blackberry Caramel Macchiato

Fruits are a great way to brighten up a sweet drink. The blackberry caramel macchiato is a fun and colorful twist on a classic favorite. Who knew blackberries and caramel were a match made in heaven?

How to Order It:

  1. Order a venti iced macchiato
  2. Add one scoop of blackberries blended in
  3. Toppings are vanilla sweet cream foam blended with blackberries and caramel drizzle

Strawberry Funnel Cake Cold Brew

I don’t know about you, but funnel cake is a must-have during cold weather. Funnel cake is the perfect excuse to head over to the pumpkin patch for a fun night out. However, if pumpkin patches aren’t your thing, you can opt to get a strawberry funnel cake drink from your local Starbucks. It’ll satisfy your cravings, trust me!

How to Order It:

  1. Order a venti cold brew
  2. Add 3 pumps of white mocha and 3 pumps of funnel cake syrup
  3. Top with vanilla sweet cream foam and strawberry puree blended
  4. Top with strawberry drizzle and funnel cake topping

Final Thoughts

Well, there you have it. Those are the best Starbucks iced coffee drinks that you absolutely have to try!

If you have a favorite cold coffee that wasn’t listed here, be sure to let us all know in the comments. In the case it’s a secret menu item, please include the details on how to order it. Thanks for reading.

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