We all know that feeling. You want to order a Starbucks drink but you also don’t want to feel like you’re shaking for the rest of the day because of the high caffeine content in the espresso.
Or maybe you’re trying to break your caffeine addiction. Whatever the case may be, sometimes you need a drink from the ‘Bucks that won’t keep you up all night.
For those of us who can’t handle our caffeine or just need a break from it, there are still plenty of delicious options at Starbucks. Whether you’re looking for a cool, refreshing drink or a warm, comforting one, there’s something for everyone.
In this post, we’ll explore some of the best non caffeine options so you can still enjoy your favorite coffee shop. From iced teas to hot chocolates and more, read on for a list of drinks that will satisfy your cravings without giving you the jitters.
Which Frappuccinos at Starbucks have no caffeine?
For all you decaf-lovers out there, we’ve got the lowdown on which Frappuccinos at Starbucks have no caffeine. So next time you’re in the mood for a cold, creamy drink but don’t want the caffeine buzz, you know what to order.
The reason that Frappuccinos contain caffeine is not because they’re made with coffee. In fact, they’re made with coffee syrup, not actual coffee. But there’s still enough of the coffee syrup in a Frappuccino for you to feel it, especially if you’re sensitive to caffeine.
Luckily, it’s pretty easy to remember which Frappuccinos don’t contain any caffeine. For one, the Frappuccinos with coffee will always contain at least some caffeine, but nearly all the Frappuccinos with the word “crème” in the title will contain little to none.
The only exceptions are the Matcha and Chai Frappuccinos. You can find the complete list of caffeine-free Frappuccinos farther down.
Can you get a Starbucks refresher without caffeine?
We all know that Starbucks’ Refreshers are loaded with caffeine. But what if you’re in the mood for a caffeine-free version of this popular drink? Can you get a Starbucks Refresher without caffeine?
Unfortunately, no. Starbucks refreshers get their caffeine content from the refresher syrup used, not from coffee, so there’s not really a good way to make the refreshers without caffeine.
But don’t worry, there’s still hope! It may still be possible to create a drink that looks and tastes somewhat like a refresher, but without the caffeinated syrup.
You can order a flavored tea, like the popular Iced Passion Tango Tea, and ask for liquid cane sugar and fruit pieces like strawberries to be added. You can even add lemonade if you like!
Does Decaf Coffee at Starbucks Contain Caffeine?
If you’re like most people, you probably think that decaf coffee doesn’t contain any caffeine. After all, ‘decaf’ stands for ‘decaffeinated,’ right? While it’s true that decaf coffee has less caffeine than regular coffee, it still contains a small amount of the stimulant.
In fact, a cup of decaf coffee can contain around 2mg of caffeine – that’s about the same as a cup of hot chocolate, and enough for those that are sensitive to caffeine to still be able to feel its effects.
So the next time you reach for a cup of decaf, don’t be fooled into thinking it’s completely caffeine-free. While it may not give you the energy boost of regular coffee, it can still give you a mild case of the jitters if you drink too much. It does make a good alternative to regular coffee if you’re looking to cut down on your caffeine intake.
Best Non Caffeine Starbucks Drinks
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If you’re looking for a Frappuccino that doesn’t contain any caffeine, then your options are limited to the Crème Frappuccino lineup.
But what is a Crème Frappuccino? Essentially, it’s the same as a regular Frappuccino, except it doesn’t contain any caffeinated coffee syrup.
The good news is that it’s still got that irresistible milkshake texture and super-sweet flavor that you know and love from the original, so you’re bound to love it!
Strawberry Crème Frappuccino
It can be challenging to find that perfect sweet treat, without the caffeine buzz. But the Starbucks Strawberry Crème Cappuccino is a delectable and indulgent drink that gives you all the sweetness and none of the jitters!
This sweet and creamy treat is made by blending together ice, milk, and sweet strawberry puree. It’s then topped with a generous dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of pink and red sugar crystals.
If you’re looking for a delicious and refreshing way to enjoy the summer months, be sure to grab one of these beauties during your next Starbucks run.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Crumble Crème Frappuccino
Craving chocolate or having a major sweet tooth episode? Starbucks has you covered with one of their sweetest and most indulgent drinks: the Chocolate Chip Cookie Crumble Crème Frappuccino.
This irresistibly indulgent drink starts with a creamy base of milk and ice, topped with a generous portion of chocolate chip cookie crumble. Then a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce is added to finish it off.
Whether you’re a fan of cookies and cream, chocolate, or just looking for a special treat, this Frappuccino is definitely for you. Whether it’s hot and humid outside or cool and crisp, it’s easy to enjoy all year long.
White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino
Are you finding it difficult to treat your chocolate craving without consuming any caffeine? Don’t despair; Starbucks has got your back with the delicious White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino.
This is a drink for those who enjoy the sweeter things in life. This Frappuccino is made with white chocolate sauce, milk, and ice, and it is topped with whipped cream and white chocolate shavings.
It’s sweet, it’s indulgent, and it won’t give you the jitters the way caffeinated drinks can (although you might experience a sugar rush).
If you’re looking for a drink that is rich, creamy, and full of flavor, this is the one for you.
Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino
There’s nothing quite like a cold, creamy Starbucks Frappuccino on a hot summer day. But you can easily avoid the caffeine buzz you get with the coffee Frappuccinos, and instead, opt for a mild and tasty Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino instead.
Made with vanilla bean syrup, milk, and ice, all blended together and served with whipped cream and vanilla bean powder, you’ll be shocked how indulgent this drink is without any coffee!
Given that this drink is made up almost entirely of milk, it’s more like a vanilla milkshake than anything. That makes it a wonderful treat on a hot day, or a kid-friendly version of the more grown-up coffee Frappuccinos.
Hot Caffeine-Free Drinks
There’s nothing more comforting than a hot cup of coffee or tea, so you know what a frustration it can be when there’s no caffeine-free warm beverage options in sight.
But you don’t have to worry about that at Starbucks, since you’ve got several options to help you stay warm, without the jitters or insomnia.
Pike Place Decaf Coffee
Okay, let’s start with the most obvious option first. If you’re looking to cut back on your caffeine consumption, then the first choice you have is to simply go decaf.
Starbucks only offers one decaffeinated coffee on their menu; it’s a decaf version of the popular blend Pike Place.
However, there are several decaf blends for sale as whole beans that you can grind and brew at home, like Veranda, Verona, and House Blend, as well.
Just remember to keep in mind that just because a coffee is decaffeinated, it doesn’t mean that it’s guaranteed to be caffeine-free, and there may still be trace amounts of caffeine in your coffee.
Mint Majesty Tea
Sure, most of the teas on the Starbucks menu contain caffeine, but there are a few options that are both delicious and caffeine-free.
One of our favorites is Starbucks’ Mint Majesty tea. It’s a crowd favorite and one of the more popular teas they offer — for good reason too!
This delightful blend features a blend of cool mint and lemon verbena which creates a beautifully aromatic and mild flavor.
It’s wonderful as is, but you can add a pump or two of liquid cane sugar to the tea for just a hint of sweetness if you like, making it the perfect refresher for any time of day.
Peach Tranquility Tea
Looking for a summery and fruity flavor that you can enjoy year-round? Enter the comforting and calming Peach Tranquility tea.
Peach Tranquility is made with real peach pieces and a touch of hibiscus for a refreshingly sweet taste. The best part, it’s caffeine-free!
Peach Tranquility has a subtle and mellow flavor that promotes calm and relaxation. So whether you’re enjoying it hot, iced, with or without sweetener, you can rest assured knowing that you’re doing something good for your body and mind.
White Hot Chocolate
If you’re a fan of hot chocolate, then you’re going to love Starbucks White Hot Chocolate. It’s rich, creamy, and oh-so-delicious. Plus, it’s a great alternative to traditional hot chocolate, which can be a bit too sweet for some people.
Unlike the regular hot chocolate, which does contain caffeine because of the chocolate used in the recipe, the white chocolate version doesn’t have any caffeine!
Get it topped with whipped cream, and if you’re feeling just a little bit festive, you can always ask for a dash of cinnamon or some peppermint crumbles on top!
Caramel Apple Spice
You don’t need to indulge in a caffeine-laden Pumpkin Spice Latte to get all the delicious flavors of fall. Ditch the pumpkin for Starbucks’ Caramel Apple Spice!
This seasonal favorite is made with steamed apple juice, cinnamon syrup, and a generous drizzle of caramel sauce, and it’s the perfect way to warm up on a cool autumn day. Plus you can’t forget the whipped cream and cinnamon topping!
Not only is this a fantastic drink option for those who don’t want to consume too much caffeine, but it’s also a wonderfully kid-friendly drink, given that it contains apple juice, a kid classic, and bumps it up a notch to become a special treat!
If you’re looking to take the caffeine out of your coffee drink, why not just take the coffee out altogether?
You might be surprised to learn that you can just ask for steamed milk in a cup at Starbucks, so you can avoid the caffeinated beverages completely. It’s called a Milk Steamer, and it’s one of Starbucks’ best-kept secrets.
But if you’re not in the mood for just a cup of steamed milk, you can always customize it and add flavors and toppings to it, just like you would with any coffee beverage on the menu.
Try adding vanilla, caramel, peppermint, or brown sugar syrup, and don’t forget to top it off with some whipped cream! You’ll wonder where this sweet and delicious drink has been your whole life.
Cinnamon Dolce Crème
If you’re looking to take a classic milk steamer up a notch, one of the easiest ways to do that is to add in some fan-favorite flavors, like the Cinnamon Dolce syrup and toppings.
The Cinnamon Dolce Latte is one of the more popular espresso drinks on the Starbucks menu and it’s wildly popular for people with a sweet tooth. Seriously, it’s like a snickerdoodle in a cup.
The Cinnamon Dolce Crème is simply steamed milk combined with Cinnamon Dolce syrup and topped with whipped cream—don’t forget to ask for a dash of cinnamon, or to include some Cinnamon Dolce topping to complete the drink!
Iced Drinks without Caffeine
Sure, you can always get a decaf coffee on a cold winter’s morning, but what about the rest of the year, when the sun is out and you’re looking for a hot-weather treat?
Luckily, there are lots of delicious options for caffeine-free beverages on the Starbucks menu, so you’re sure to find one that hits the spot.
Sometimes simplicity is the best approach, and you can’t get any more simple than a classic glass of lemonade!
Made with real lemon juice and liquid cane sugar, this drink makes a fantastic warm-weather drink, as well as a base for other delicious flavors.
Lemonade on its own is delicious, but we all know that adding a bit of sweetness makes all the difference. If you’re looking to give your lemonade a little punch of something special, try adding some raspberry syrup or strawberry puree! The sweet and fruity flavors will balance out the tartness of the lemon perfectly!
Blended Strawberry Lemonade
Starbucks’ Venti Blended Strawberry Lemonade is the perfect marriage of strawberry and lemon flavors—it’s so good that it’s hard to come up with two flavors better suited to each other than strawberry and lemon.
The sweetness and tartness perfectly balance each other out, and even better, there’s no caffeine to speak of in this delicious frozen drink.
The Blended Strawberry Lemonade is made from lemonade, strawberry flavoring, and ice, all blended together to create a creamy and satisfying drink that was simply made for summer.
Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade
Looking for a delicious and refreshing summer drink? Look no further than the Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade from Starbucks.
This drink is sweet, tart, refreshing, and has a perfect balance of sweet and sour that is definitely worth trying if you’re looking for a tasty summer treat. Plus, it’s the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day.
Made by combining Starbucks’ classic lemonade with their peach green tea and just the right amount of sweetener, you won’t be able to get enough!
And even better, this drink can help you feel cool and refreshed, without upping your caffeine intake.
Iced Passion Tango Tea
This tea is the perfect blend of hibiscus, lemongrass, and apple—it creates an amazingly satisfying and subtly sweet beverage that you can’t resist.
It’s hand-shaken with ice after it’s been brewed long enough to create a strong and bold flavor, and you may quickly find that it’s your new favorite during the warmer months!
Just be warned, there is a bit of tartness in this drink, so if you find that it’s not quite sweet enough, you can always ask for a pump of sweetener to help balance it out.
Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade
Want to kick your Iced Passion Tango Tea up a notch? Starbucks doesn’t just serve this delightfully flavorful tea on its own, you can also get it paired with lemonade for the ultimate sweet and summery drink!
The lemonade pairs beautifully against the sweet and punchy flavor of the tea, giving this drink a bright and fruity edge that’s just a little bit tart; you can counteract that by adding a pump or two of sweetener or syrup if you like.
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What should you avoid if you’re going caffeine-free at Starbucks?
If you’re trying to avoid caffeine when ordering at Starbucks, it’s helpful to know what ingredients contain caffeine so you can stay away from them.
While it’s always best to check out the nutrition information on any beverage you choose to be sure, there are a few indicators that a drink is going to have more caffeine than you want.
Avoid drinks containing regular coffee, espresso, or chocolate (white chocolate is okay).
You’ll also want to steer clear of anything with mocha in the title and all-black teas (herbal and green teas are usually fine).
What drinks have the least amount of caffeine?
Unfortunately, even if you choose decaf coffee, tea, or white chocolate drinks instead of the standard espresso drink that Starbucks serves, you’re still going to end up with trace amounts of caffeine, no matter what.
But there are a few items that contain almost no caffeine whatsoever.
For one, you’ll want to stick to green and herbal teas. They contain almost no caffeine at all and much less than teas like matcha, chai, or Earl Gray.
Also, drinks like lemonade, while they do contain sugar, won’t have the caffeine you expect from coffee and tea drinks. Plus, there’s always apple juice, milk, or water on the Starbucks menu!
And finally, always check the nutrition information before you order, just to be sure!
How much caffeine should someone consume in a day?
Whether you’re living a caffeine-free lifestyle or you just want to cut back to a reasonable amount, it’s incredibly helpful to know exactly how much caffeine you should be consuming in a day. Luckily, the number may be higher than you think.
The FDA considers any amount of caffeine under 400 mg a day to be safe, so most caffeine beverages fall well within that threshold. And the caffeine-free drinks we provided in this article contain just trace amounts if any at all!
Remember, you don’t have to sacrifice variety or flavor just because you’re cutting out the caffeine. In fact, there’s a huge range of drinks to choose from at Starbucks, even if you’re not looking for a coffee drink.
From Frappuccinos and lemonades to teas, there’s sure to be a drink that’ll suit your taste on the Starbucks menu. Try one (or all) of them the next time you stop in, and you’re sure to find a new favorite drink.
If you’re interested in learning a bit more about decaf coffee, check out the pros and cons of coffee or discover the best decaf coffee beans you can try at home!