Starbucks is a staple in all of our lives. From the commuters to the writers, to the coffee enthusiasts, and to the long-shift workers.
It is quite common to hear Starbucks being mentioned in everyday conversation!
Although it is most known for its coffee beverages, sometimes you want a tasty drink that doesn’t come with a side of jitters...
Sometimes, you're searching for Starbucks drinks for kids because you don’t want them bouncing off the walls whilst you’re running errands.
Other times it’s a bit late and you’re worried that you won't stop counting sheep until you sleep...
In this article, we’ll be telling you about 19 caffeine free Starbucks drinks that you can order, without the fear of accidentally consuming caffeine and we will also share the nutritional info for the different Starbucks cup sizes.
All of these options are just as delicious as the caffeine options, so you don’t have to miss out on all the yummy flavors!
Here are 19 Caffeine-Free Starbucks Drinks you can order with confidence because you’ll know there isn’t any caffeine in them.
Plus we will also share which drinks to avoid when ordering from Starbucks in order to stay caffeine-free, and I bet you'll be quite surprised by some of them and by how many of their drinks actually contain caffeine. Click here to jump down to that section!
The white Chocolate Crème Frappuccino Starbucks drink is made from milk, Crème Frappuccino Syrup, vanilla-flavored whipped cream, and White Chocolate Mocha sauce.
It seems really simple, but the white chocolate flavors are incredibly rich. This beverage does have a caffeinated counterpart, so make sure you are ordering the caffeine-free option by making sure you say "Crème" if you’re set on having this one.
The Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino is another popular frappuccino choice, both for caffeine and non-caffeine drinkers. Although it is mainly vanilla flavored, that doesn’t make it boring at all.
The main ingredients in the Vanilla Bean Creme are milk, Creme Frappuccino Syrup, Vanilla Whipped Cream, and Vanilla Bean powder.
The caffeine counterpart on this menu is called the Caffe Vanilla Frappuccino, so make sure when you order not to get these two mixed up!
This Frappuccino is bursting with Strawberry Funnel Cake flavor. The main ingredients in this frap include Creme Frappuccino Syrup, Whipped Cream, Strawberry Puree, Funnel Cake Syrup, and Powdered Sugar Funnel Cake Pieces.
When you order, try asking for extra strawberry puree, because why not?! Oh and really emphasize the creme in this order as the standard Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino does contain caffeine, but this creme version does not.
The Caramel Ribbon tastes just like a caramel sundae. The best way to describe this drink is rich caramel. The main ingredients in this frap include Milk, Creme Frappuccino Syrup, Whipped Cream, Dark Caramel Sauce, Caramel Sauce, and Caramel Sugar Topping.
Just like the Strawberry Funnel Cake, remember to emphasize the creme in this order, and ask for extra caramel sugar topping for an extra crunchy texture!
Quite similar to the Strawberry Funnel Cake frap, but this one tastes more like strawberry ice cream rather than a Funnel Cake.
The main ingredients in this one are Milk, Creme Frappuccino Syrup, Strawberry Puree Sauce, Whipped Cream, and Classic Syrup.
Luckily, there is not a caffeine counterpart to the Strawberry Frappuccino, so you don’t have to worry about saying “creme” with this order.
The Pistachio Creme Frappuccino tastes like a stroll down a Moroccan Souk on a hot summer afternoon, just like the ladies from Sex and the City 2!
The main ingredients in this one are Milk, Creme Frappuccino Syrup, Pistachio Sauce, Whipped Cream, and Salted Brown Butter Cookie Flavored Topping.
For this drink, you must ask for extra of the salted brown butter cookie flavored topping because it is a tongue twister and also because it's absolutely delicious!
This iced tea is perfect for warm, summer weather. The main ingredients include Lemonade, Hibiscus Flowers, Cinnamon, Apple, Licorice Root, and Lemongrass.
It’s almost identical to the Iced Passion Tango Tea, which is coming up next, except it uses Lemonade instead of water.
The ingredients of the Iced Passion Tango Tea include Hibiscus Flowers, Cinnamon, Apple, Licorice Root, and Lemongrass.
It’s exactly the same as the Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade, except it uses water instead of Lemonade. It even looks exactly the same, so we won't share a picture here...
This Starbucks drink will remind you of hot apple cider, the main ingredients of the Caramel Apple Spice are Apple Juice, Cinnamon Dolce Syrup, Whipped Cream, Vanilla Syrup, and Caramel Drizzle.
If you’re looking to "spice up your life" without caffeine, then the Caramel Apple Spice is worth trying at least once. Unless you're a sucker for it, then you're hooked for life!
Although the normal hot chocolate option has caffeine in it because of the cocoa (you will read more about this later in this article), white chocolate actually has no cocoa in it at all. This makes it safe to drink when you’re trying to avoid caffeine.
White chocolate is mainly made from sugar, vanilla, cream, and cocoa butter. While the main ingredients of the White Hot Chocolate include Milk, White Chocolate Sauce, Whipped Cream, and Vanilla Syrup.
If you love the taste of cinnamon, then the Cinnamon Dolce Creme Starbucks drink might be perfect for you! Think of the Cinnamon Dolce Latte that everyone raves about, just minus the espresso.
It is mainly steamed milk with cinnamon dolce syrup and the other ingredients are Whipped Cream, Vanilla Syrup, and Cinnamon Dolce Sprinkles.
It might seem like a really simple choice, but that’s the beauty of Steamed Milk. Sometimes, you don’t want the overload of sugars and additives most of the other Starbucks beverages contain, sometimes you just want to feel warm and cozy without the guilt.
The only ingredient in Steamed Milk, is, of course, milk. You can choose between 2%, skim, soy, coconut, or almond milk, so there are plenty of options to make Steamed Milk more to your liking.
We are obviously not going to share a photo of steamed milk, because we all know how that looks. If you don't then you probably don't live on this planet... Haha!
The nutritional info below is based on 2% milk, and the sugars are from the milk itself and not from added sugar.
Another vanilla-based option, the Vanilla Creme is simple but delicious. The main ingredients contain Milk, Vanilla Syrup, and Whipped Cream.
This one is a great option if you just want something simple, but you also want your sweet tooth satisfied.
Just as simple as Steamed Milk, Steamed Apple Juice only contains Apple Juice. It’s the perfect alternative to the Caramel Apple Spice.
It tastes almost the same, but it doesn’t have whipped cream and syrups. If you’re looking for something a little healthier, but still lovely in flavor, Steamed Apple Juice is a good option.
Again, no image here because... c'mon!
If you’re a fan of anything minty or you love your herbal teas, the Mint Majesty tea is absolutely perfect for you. The main ingredients in this hot tea are Spearmint, Peppermint, and Lemon Verbena.
Because it’s caffeine-free, you can order a Venti and not have to worry about the caffeine side effects that would come with the other hot teas.
We will share the photo for this drink just so you can see the color of the drink. But it's just tea!
Perhaps you want a hot tea that tastes more fruity than herbal, if so the Peach Tranquility will satisfy your cravings. The ingredients in this fruity tea include Apple, Candied Pineapple, Rose Hips, Peaches, Chamomile, and Lemon Verbena.
There’s more real fruit in this beverage than herbal ingredients, giving it a tropical taste and feel. It almost tastes like it would be great in a bubble tea drink! But does Starbucks even have boba in the first place?
This would be an excellent choice if you like to drink hot tea in the summer, which is weird by the way (but no judgments here).
No picture here because the color is pretty much the same!
Starting off with a simple classic, the Starbucks Lemonade is perfect for those warm, summer days. The only ingredients in this beverage are Water, Lemon Juice, and Sugar.
You don’t always need to be over the top, like some of those Starbucks TikTok drinks, sometimes the classics are the best option… and who doesn’t love the sweetness of a Lemonade?
Sometimes, you want more than just the classics. If you love Lemonade but you want to take it a step further, then try the Blended Strawberry Lemonade.
The main ingredients in this upgrade include Lemonade, Creme Frappuccino Syrup, and Strawberry Puree.
Both slushy and creamy, this extra-fruity variation of the classic Lemonade is sure to liven up your taste buds on a blistering hot day.
And last but certainly not least, you have the option of the Iced Guava Passionfruit. The main ingredients in this drink are Guava Flavored Juice Blend, Coconut Milk, and Pineapple Ginger Syrup.
Like the Blended Strawberry Lemonade, the Iced Guava Passionfruit is both creamy and fruity, making it another excellent tropical drink of choice on a hot summer’s day.
Now that we have shared our best caffeine-free Starbucks drinks with you, let's talk about what you should avoid from ordering at Starbucks.
So say you just want a nice simple cup of decaffeinated black tea, you’d think that it wouldn’t contain any caffeine because the name says it all. Right?
Unfortunately, that's a common misconception. And the same applies to decaf coffee and their decaf iced coffees...
Even though it doesn’t have as much as regular tea or coffee, there are still low levels of caffeine in them.
Among the Starbucks coffee beans, the Decaf Pike Place, for instance, you will find 15mg of caffeine in a Short cup, 20mg in a Tall, 25mg in a Grande, and 30mg in a Venti.
If you want a truly caffeine-free cup of tea, then make sure to order an herbal tea, since they are not made with the tea plant, Camellia Sinensis, which is caffeinated.
So, to avoid consuming caffeine, you have to avoid decaf coffee and tea… surely hot chocolate should be ok, right?
Chocolate also naturally contains caffeine, and there are traces of caffeine in the Starbucks hot chocolate too.
Just like the decaf coffee options, the Starbucks hot chocolate contains 15mg of caffeine in a Short cup, 20mg in a Tall, 25mg in a Grande, and 30mg in a Venti. So hot chocolate is also off the table.
You're probably wondering why we didn't mention any of the Starbucks Refreshers on our list...
Well, a lesser-known source of caffeine that is well hidden in caffeinated drinks is Green Coffee Extract. It is an additive made from unroasted coffee beans, adding caffeine into drinks without the dark, roasted flavors.
All of the Starbucks Refreshers contain Green Coffee Extract, so, unfortunately, if you’re after a caffeine-free drink, you’ll have to avoid all of these options too.
The Starbucks Refreshers collection, contains between 35mg and 70mg of caffeine, between the sizes of Tall and Venti.
Decaf quite literally means Decaffeinated Coffee. Whereas normal coffee has a lot more caffeine than decaf, it does not mean there is absolutely no caffeine in decaf.
The Starbucks Pink Drink does contain caffeine, so if you’re looking to avoid caffeine, this drink isn’t suitable for you.
Yes, some of them do. Starbucks offers coffee-based and creme-based frappuccinos.
It is important when ordering to ask for the creme version of the Frappuccino and if you’re still concerned about the caffeine, just outright ask them for the caffeine free version.
Yes, the Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino has caffeine in it. Mocha is a mix of coffee and chocolate, both of which contain caffeine, so it’s impossible to avoid the Mocha Frappuccino if you don't want caffeine.
A standard 8-oz Starbucks coffee has an average of 180mg of caffeine in it, and a Tall Starbucks iced coffee has around 120mg of caffeine.
Currently, the Blonde Roast Brewed Coffee is the most caffeinated drink on the Starbucks roster. A Venti-sized cup of this coffee contains 360mg of caffeine.
However, there's a drink that is stronger and more caffeinated that is not on their menu. The Dead Eye, which adds 3 shots of espresso to the former drink for total caffeine content of 700 mg.
Yes, you can. It usually develops when your immune system perceives caffeine as a “harmful invader”. People who have a caffeine allergy or intolerance metabolize caffeine a lot slower than those without one.
It is important when consuming caffeine to not overdo it and not to have more than the recommended daily intake of 400mg.
Yes. The leaves of the tea plant, Camellia Sinensis, contain caffeine, but it is a smaller amount than in coffee beans.
A 12 oz can of the Baya Starbucks Energy Drink comes with 160mg of caffeine.
So there you have it, 19 caffeine free drinks from Starbucks that don’t contain any caffeine at all. Starbucks luckily caters to all sorts of dietary needs, so there are plenty of options when you’re trying to avoid caffeine.
Because none of these drinks contain caffeine, you can even have some of them late at night too, because your risk of not being able to get to sleep due to caffeine is no longer an issue.
Just be careful with the more sugary options! If you’re looking for something to soothe you before you get to sleep, maybe try something like the herbal Mint Majesty or the really simple but delicious Steamed Milk!
And if you are excited about the new Starbucks Boba drinks that are being tested at the time of writing, then you will be sad to know that these are also caffeinated for now...
We hope this list of the best caffeine free Starbucks drinks helped you find some great options, so next time you head to Starbucks, you’ll know exactly what to ask for instead of being lost in their caffeine-filled menu!
This article is intended for informational purposes only. It is not meant to replace professional medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. Do not consume any type of coffee, tea or herbal infusion if you are allergic to it. The information in this article is not intended to treat serious medical conditions. Please seek professional medical advice before using home remedies.