If you don’t drink coffee, you have probably avoided Starbucks altogether. But unbeknownst to many, it’s totally possible to enjoy a drink from the popular coffeehouse chain without having a cup of joe. Though Starbucks is best known for its wide variety of coffee offerings, there are lots of non-coffee drinks available on its ever-growing menu. Read on to find out the best Starbucks non-coffee drinks.
15 most popular Starbucks non-coffee drinks
What is best for us may not be the best for you, so we have curated a list of the most popular non-coffee Starbucks drinks for you to try out, and decide which one is the greatest non-coffee sip for you.
1. Matcha Green Tea Latte
Thanks to its thick and foamy consistency, matcha is a great base for a latte. A nice substitute for an ordinary latte, the Starbucks Matcha Green Tea Latte has a smooth texture and is filled with earthy-tasting notes from the matcha, which comes with several health benefits.
Served with milk, this excellent iced green tea latte can provide a fruitful experience when added with three pumps of raspberry syrup. Despite being non-coffee, a Grande of this beverage contains 80mg of caffeine, which is quite decent for a tea drinker.
2. Chai Tea Latte
Chai Tea Latte is another fan-favorite among Starbucks non-coffee drinks. Though it comes with more caffeine (95mg for a Grande) than the Matcha Green Tea Latte, its caffeine content is still far less than those found in a regular latte.
Sweet, spicy, and completely addictive, this Starbucks drink is made of concentrated sweet black tea, spiced with cloves, nutmeg, ginger, and cardamom, and topped with warm steamed milk. Starbucks’ hot or iced chai tea latte has also been described by many as the ultimate non-coffee latte, which replaces the espresso with black tea.
3. Hot Chocolate
Though it’s pretty simple to make a cup of hot chocolate at home, there’s something special about Starbucks Hot Chocolate. Perfect for a cold winter’s day, the chain’s version of the hot beverage is made with steamed milk, thick chocolate drizzle, mocha sauce, and a generous amount of natural whipped cream on top.
This hot drink is low in caffeine. A Grande of the beverage only comes with 25mg of caffeine. It’s worth noting that the tasty mocha-flavored sauce of the beverage doesn’t contain coffee, and the drink’s caffeine content only comes from the cocoa beans.
4. Honey Citrus Mint Tea
This honey citrus-flavored mint tea is originally a fan-made beverage that eventually found its way to the chain’s official menu. One of the most popular Starbucks non-coffee drinks, this healthy sip is made of Jade citrus green tea, peach tranquility herbal tea, honey, and steamed lemonade.
Most people might think that all those ingredients don’t go together, but they actually do. The resulting beverage is surprisingly good. Its taste is not overly sweet, and the citrus acidity balances out the honey. The non-coffee drink contains 16mg of caffeine.
5. Royal English Breakfast Tea
Also included in our list of popular Starbucks non-coffee drinks is the Royal English Breakfast Tea. This black tea option gives non-coffee drinkers the right stimulation without leaving undesirable side effects on their bodies.
Just like any other black tea, this beverage has caffeine but is not as high as coffee drinks. A 16-ounce serving of this tea comes with 80mg of caffeine. It also has a latte version, which contains steamed milk infused with black tea.
6. Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino
Starbucks’ Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino is the chain’s very own version of a milkshake. Perfect for non-coffee drinkers who love sweets, the beverage features dark chocolate chunks and white chocolate chips blended into a rich coffee-flavored base, topped with an optional whipped cream.
To make this dessert-like drink even more decadent, swap out regular milk for whole milk, or 2% fat instead of skim milk. Doing so, however, will add extra calories.
7. Pink Drink
Starbucks’ Pink Drink is another great option for non-coffee drinkers. While its name sounds silly, its taste is seriously good. The brightly colored beverage is basically the chain’s Strawberry Acai Refresher, but with coconut milk in it instead of water.
If you want a healthier version of the Pink Drink, ask for an unsweetened Iced Passion Tango Tea with three or two pumps of vanilla sugar-free syrup and two splashes of heavy cream. This keto variant of the Pink Drink has a similar taste to the original beverage but is less tart.
8. Cinnamon Dolce Crème
The Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Crème is not coffee but tastes like one. A creamy special treat for non-coffee beverage lovers, this delicious drink at Starbucks is made with freshly steamed milk and cinnamon dolce-flavored syrup, garnished with sweetened whipped cream and cinnamon dolce topping.
9. Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Non-coffee drinkers can stop by any Starbucks location during the holiday season to enjoy a cup of the chain’s peppermint hot chocolate. One of the most popular Starbucks drinks without coffee, this seasonal beverage features all the deliciousness of a regular chocolate drink but with the bonus of peppermint flavors that feel like a warm hug on a cold day. For some extra sweetness and fun, request some whipped cream and additional marshmallows when you order the Christmas-themed drink.
10. Pumpkin Spice Crème Frappuccino
A classic Starbucks menu item, the Pumpkin Spice Crème Frappuccino is a rich, creamy beverage bursting with sugar. This coffee-free drink is topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices that will send your taste buds into a frenzy of delight.
11. Mango Dragonfruit Refresher
Another popular Starbucks drink without any coffee flavor is the Mango Dragonfruit Refresher. Some mango-flavored beverages have a funny taste, but this fruity thirst quencher doesn’t.
This beverage, however, is one of Starbucks’ iced drinks that are excessively sweet. Despite its extreme sweetness, you can still taste its mango flavor.
12. Mint Majesty
This zero-calorie drink doesn’t have any coffee flavor. Light, sweet, and cooling, this caffeine-free herbal tea features a blend of mint and a pinch of lemon verbena with a refreshing flavor. The benefits of this drink are endless as it also has no fat.
13. Emperor’s Clouds and Mist
As implied by its atmospheric-sounding name, this green tea is grown above 3500 feet in a cloudy and misty Chinese Province. Gently smoky and softly sweet, this beverage is perfect for a non-coffee drinker who hates overstimulation and other undesirable side effects of caffeine. A Grande of this low-caffeinated drink only contains 16mg of caffeine.
14. Jade Citrus Mint Brewed Tea
Another Starbucks menu item that made it to our list of best non-coffee drinks is the Jade Citrus Mint Brewed Tea. The beverage is made with green tea, lemon verbena, lemongrass, and a hint of spearmint mingle for a bright, refreshing, citrusy green tea experience. The 40mg of caffeine in its Grande serving makes is just enough to fuel the morning of every tea lover.
15. Kiwi Starfruit Lemonade Refresher
This refreshing drink is a Starfruit- and Kiwi-flavored juice featuring real lemonade and kiwi fruit pieces shaken with ice. Bright and flavorful, this enjoyable pick-me-up really hits the spot on a hot summer day.