It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with Starbucks. From their delicious pumpkin spice lattes to their amazing matcha green tea lattes, we just cannot get enough. Yes, our wallets hurt with every single Starbucks run, but our tastebuds are so, so happy. Plus, who can argue with the mid-morning or mid-afternoon caffeinated pick-me-up? We sure can’t.
But what if you’re forgoing caffeinated drinks?
For people with caffeine sensitivities, preggo folks, or people who simply don’t like the taste of coffee, it might be tempting to forego Starbucks altogether. But luckily, Starbucks has a bevy of delicious non-caffeinated drinks from which you can choose. The non-caffeinated options on Starbucks’ menu are often less-publicized, simply because Starbucks is known as being a coffee shop. But, never fear! These drinks are delicious, decadent...and will have you forgetting about caffeine in no time.
So, what are these magical drinks? Without further ado, we present some of our favorite caffeine-free options from Starbucks.
When life gives you lemons...order a blended strawberry lemonade from Starbucks! This delightfully refreshing drink is the perfect pick for a sunny afternoon Starbucks run. Lemonade, strawberry flavors, and ice are all combined together to give a delightfully smooth consistency that is equal parts zingy as it is refreshing. Hello, summertime!
Tango your way over to Starbucks to pick up this iced passion tango tea! Made up of a blend of hibiscus, lemongrass, and apple...this caffeine-free iced tea is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Now, this is a drink with whom we wouldn’t mind tangoing.
For those who are passionate about lemonade but still love passionfruit, don’t worry! Starbucks has a delicious non-caffeinated Passion Tea Lemonade that is a delightfully zingy variation of the Iced Passion Tango Tea we just mentioned. The ingredients are mostly the same, with the addition of lemonade. We’ll be the first to say it...this drink is simply the zest!
The peppermint hot chocolate is one of our absolute favorite caffeine-free drinks. Though the drink is really only heavily promoted during the holidays, the peppermint syrup is available year-round! So rest assured that this festively delicious drink can be enjoyed just as much in August as it is in December.
Hint: For those who are sensitive to dairy, we recommend substituting the regular milk for almond milk or coconut milk. Because, honestly, the peppermint hot chocolate from Starbucks is just too good to pass up.
Love hot chocolate but not a fan of the peppermint flavoring? Starbucks’ white hot chocolate is the drink for you! This delectable variation of the Starbucks hot chocolate relies on white chocolate sauce instead of regular chocolate sauce. The sauce is combined with steamed milk and topped with decadent whipped cream...oh, and it’s caffeine-free, to boot. Yes, please!
Big fan of cinnamon? Then, the cinnamon dolce cream is for you! This unique caffeine-free beverage is made up of freshly steamed milk and cinnamon dolce syrup. As if this drink couldn’t be any more delicious, the drink is topped with sweet whipped cream and a special cinnamon dolce topping. Sweet, sweet victory!
Pro tip: ask for a drizzle of vanilla bean syrup to make this drink extra special.
Love caramel apples but hate waiting until October to eat them? Try Starbucks’ Caramel Apple Spice drink! This deliciously cozy drink is made up of steamed apple juice, cinnamon syrup, whipped cream, and a caramel sauce drizzle. You’ll feel like you’re drinking Halloween in a cup...and who can argue with that?!
Did you know that Starbucks can make any of their herbal teas into an herbal tea latte? A tea latte is just half tea, half milk. Starbucks has two lovely herbal teas on hand year-round, including mint majesty and peach tranquility. Ask your barista to throw the milk of your choice on top of that bad boy, and enjoy the fruits of your sweet labor!
This refreshing beverage is the perfect drink for a hot summer’s day, and it’s completely caffeine-free! For this drink, a guava juice and passionfruit blend is mixed with ice, coconut milk, and a pineapple/ginger syrup. The drink is shaken and served to you, ice-cold, so you can cool down and sip it like you’re on vacation on a tropical island. Um, we need one of these, like now.
Ah, pistachios. You either hate them or you love them! Luckily, if you love pistachios and are currently forgoing caffeine, you have some options! The Pistachio Creme Frappuccino Blended Beverage is one of the several decadent caffeine-free Frappuccinos that the bustling coffee chain offers its customers. Pistachi-oh my!
Love Frappuccinos but need to stay away from caffeine? The Caramel Ribbon Crunch Creme Frappuccino Blended Beverage is for you! Since this drink is creme-based instead of coffee-based, it is completely caffeine-free. Um, this is great news.
If you’re looking for a noncaffeinated dessert in a cup, look no further than the Strawberry Creme Frappuccino Blended Beverage. This sweet blend of ice, milk, and strawberry puree is finished off with a dab of vanilla whipped cream and a drizzle of strawberry puree. This makes us berry, berry happy!
So whether you’re staying away from caffeine by necessity or choice, rest assured that there are plenty of non-caffeinated options for you at Starbucks. You may even find that some of these non-caffeinated options will become some of your favorite drinks at Starbucks, and that’s totally to be expected.
BRB, making a Starbucks run to grab a blended strawberry lemonade ASAP.