15 Best Iced Coffee Drinks to Try at Starbucks

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Looking for your next favorite beverage but don’t know where to start? Already a big fan of Starbucks and everything they have to offer? If you are a coffee connoisseur you’re definitely going to want to run through this list of great drinks.

And you’re definitely going to want these drinks more than just once. Plus, for your non-coffee drinking friends (they are out there somewhere) you can get these drinks without the coffee for a flavorful, sweet treat.

1. Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

This drink is made with Starbucks signature Cold Brew coffee then gets two pumps of vanilla syrup and plenty of vanilla sweet cream.

What’s even better is the sweet cream is made in house and it’s light enough to sink all the way through the cup so you get a perfect blend of sweetness to your coffee. It’s also a really smooth beverage that you’ll want to drink more than one of.

2. The Pink Drink

Known as ‘The Pink Drink,’ this is actually a Strawberry Acai Refresher, which has passion fruit for flavor and the beautiful pink color. Along with that it’s made with coconut milk to give you refreshing, smooth, sweet beverage with plenty of creaminess.

Not to mention it’s low on calories and has real strawberries that add a little more freshness and even a healthy kick. From there, just add your favorite topping or even a little more fruit and you’ll have a great drink to remind you of summer.

3. Iced Caramel Cloud Macchiato

If you want something a little unique but definitely flavorful you can take a look at this drink. It’s actually very light and fluffy, which makes for a very unique profile, and it has plenty of flavor too.

This iced drink uses fluffy foam, espresso, vanilla syrup, and caramel sauce with plenty of ice to keep it cool. The sweetness of the caramel and vanilla is balanced out with the fluffy foam to make something that looks fun and definitely tastes great as well.

4. Iced White Chocolate Mocha

Chocolate can make everything better and this drink is made with Starbucks signature espresso and plenty of sweet flavors. It has white chocolate sauce, milk, and plenty of ice to keep it nice and cool.

But what really makes it sweet and creamy is the mound of sweetened whipped cream on the top. This drink is going to taste like a white chocolate shake with just the right amount of coffee.

5. Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte

Pair Starbucks signature espresso with steamed milk and cinnamon dolce syrup and you’re going to have a great drink that screams fall all year around.

Plus, it’s sweet and spicy in just the right amounts. Topped off with sweetened whipped cream it’s the perfect blend of everything that you want for a special treat (or your morning coffee run).

6. Iced Chocolate Almond Milk Shaken Espresso

Here we have another lower calorie option that still gives you plenty of flavor. It’s a blonde espresso, which gives you a slightly different flavor, and then it’s shaken together with cocoa and malt.

Once everything is shaken up well it’s topped off with some almond milk and plenty of ice to make sure it stays nice and cold. This drink creates a completely new flavor profile with just the right balance of flavors.

7. Iced Starbucks Blonde Caffe Americano

Three shots of Starbucks blonde espresso are the start for this drink. But it definitely doesn’t stop there. You’ll get a little cold water added in to get just the right crema and then plenty of ice to keep it chilled.

This Americano drink tones down the espresso flavor just a little more, but still packs plenty of punch to get you through your day.

8. Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew

A full Starbucks Cold Brew with some honey to sweeten it up more naturally and you’re already on your way to a great drink.

But when you add in the almond milk to get a creamy flavor, you’re definitely moving in the right direction. Even better, this naturally sweetened, creamy beverage is low calorie, so you can feel better about enjoying it as often as you want.

9. Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino Blended Beverage

This drink is one that you’re definitely going to want to splurge one, with plenty of caramel syrup, milk, and ice, with just the right amount of coffee to go along with it.

Not to mention dark caramel sauce, whipped cream, caramel drizzle and some crunchy topping with caramel and sugar. It’s a great dessert and a coffee beverage all in one.

10. Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew

This cold brew coffee gives you the basic cold-brew that you expect from Starbucks, but with plenty of caramel and a salted, rich cold foam on top of it.

All of this blends itself together in your cup to create a beverage that’s not too sweet, but definitely smooth and full of great flavor from the coffee and the accents of so much more, all poured over ice to keep it chilled.

11. Iced Caffe Mocha

Combine full-bodied espresso for a bold flavor with a bittersweet mocha sauce. And then add milk and ice and top it all off with plenty of sweetened whipped cream and you’ve got a beverage that’s hard to beat.

It has a balance of sweetness with a little bit of the sharpness of the mocha and the espresso. Plus, you can count on a good caffeine boost from the espresso as well.

12. Nitro Cold Brew

Want something that’s really got a kick to it? Then you’re going to want to take a closer look at the nitro cold brew, which offers you slow-steeped cold brew (brewed in small batches to really get the flavor going) and nitrogen to give it even more sweetness.

It also creates a beautiful crema and all of that without actual sugar. What that means is this drink is very low in calories, (less than 10) and still has a good amount of sweetness to go with it.

13. Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso

This drink may sound a little strange, but trust us when we say that it’s a great choice. It’s made with Starbucks Blonde espresso shaken together with brown sugar and cinnamon.

Then it’s covered in oat milk and served over ice to really give you the boost you’re looking for while also keeping the calories down. Who knew that brown sugar was such a great pick for flavor in your next cold coffee drink?

14. Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino Blended Beverage

This sweet and dessert-like beverage is sure to be a new favorite. It has Frappuccino roast coffee as well as mocha sauce and Frappuccino chips. But that’s not all. It’s all blended with milk and ice and then covered with plenty of whipped cream and chocolate cookie crumble.

And did we mention that there’s a layer of whipped cream and chocolate cookie crumble on the bottom too? That’s plenty of sweet stuff to create a great beverage (or dessert).

15. Seasonal Specials

Okay, so this isn’t a specific drink, but it definitely deserves its own category because the seasonal drinks that Starbucks has to offer are a great way to enjoy the season. All you need to do is figure out which ones are available at the time.

You’ll find summer options like the Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino and Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink (not technically coffee but still caffeinated).

There are also fall options like the Pumpkin Crème Cold Brew and Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato and winter options like the Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulee Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Eggnog Latte and Toasted White Chocolate Mocha (all of which can also be ordered iced).

All of the drinks at Starbucks can also be customized by swapping out the milk for a different type or a dairy alternative, swapping or adding flavors, adding in toppings or sweeteners, adding or removing shots of espresso, and a whole lot more.

Mixing and matching really lets you get the ideal flavor profile for your day, no matter what time it is.

How to Order Iced Coffee Drinks at Starbucks

If you’re looking for a great beverage from Starbucks but you don’t want the traditional hot coffees then you’re in luck, because there are plenty of iced coffee drinks that you can enjoy at Starbucks anytime.

You’ll be able to walk right up to the counter and order whatever drink you want because all of the drinks we’ve mentioned here are right on the menu.

While there are a number of off-menu drinks that you can order at Starbucks, there are still plenty of great ones on the menu as well. To order any of these all you need to do is give the name to the barista at the counter and they’ll be able to put it together.

If you want to make it a little more unique you can add your favorite toppings or other additions by letting the barrister know what it is you want.

How to Order Any Hot Drink as an Iced Starbucks Drink

Looking at the menu and found a hot drink that you absolutely love but prefer something cold?

Well, there’s no problem with that either. You can easily order any beverage that you want in the way that you prefer. So, if you’re looking at a pumpkin spice latte but prefer it to be cold you can request it as a cold drink.

Or maybe you’re looking at a cappuccino, you can order it iced or order a blended cappuccino drink to get something with the right flavor profile but definitely the temperature that you’re looking for as well. Basically, every drink at Starbucks can be customized to exactly what you’re looking for. You just have to know what you want.

Blended vs. Iced Starbucks Drinks Compared

Looking for a cold drink but not quite sure what you prefer? Well then, you’re definitely going to want to look at both blended and iced drinks. We’ve included a few of each above, but if you have a preference you may want to stick to one side or the other. But just what are the differences?

Blended drinks are cold drinks like an iced drink. The difference is that for a blended drink the ice is blended into the rest of the beverage, so there are no pieces of ice and everything is mixed into one. On the other hand, an iced drink is made and poured over top of ice. So, the ice is entirely separate from the drink itself.

Which one is better will depend entirely on your personal preference. All you need to do is try out a few of each (or maybe just one of each) and you’ll have a better idea of which kind of drink you prefer, but keep in mind there are similarities to both as well as differences.

A blended drink will give you a more cohesive flavor profile. Everything is blended together so it creates a single flavor rather than individual flavors that are layered. It also tends to be colder because the ice is blended into the mix. You may also find that it has a bit more of the coffee flavor to it.

Iced drinks tend to be a little more layered in their flavors. You will have different ingredients layered over top of the ice, which means each sip might taste a little different. Also, these drinks are typically not as cold to start because the ice is separate from the rest of the drink. Once they start to come to room temperature, however, they can get a little more watered down so the coffee flavor is mitigated.

When you’re ready for your next trip to Starbucks definitely don’t miss out on any of these drinks. Whether you choose to go with a standard iced coffee, a blended beverage, or something non-caffeinated at all, you’ll find some great choices here.

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