18 Caffeine-Free Starbucks Drinks (+ Descriptions)


Even if you love coffee, there are times when you want to stay away from it.

Regardless of the reasons behind your desire to go for a caffeine-free drink, I got your back and will provide you with a quick list of such Starbucks beverages.

The famous coffee chain has a large variety of caffeinated drinks, but what would your options be if you want to opt for one that has no caffeine in it?

I have included hot, iced, and Frappuccino blended Starbucks beverages that are made without any coffee and won’t make you jittery.

So let’s cut to the chase.

If you are in a hurry, take a look at this overview chart and click on the drink that has caught your attention to quickly jump to its description:

Drink Name: Type:
1. Mint Majesty Hot, Herbal Tea
2. Peach Tranquility Hot, Herbal tea
3. Caramel Brulée Crème Frappuccino® Iced & blended sweet beverage
4. White Hot Chocolate Hot, topped with whipped cream
5. Caramel Apple Spice Hot, topped with whipped cream
6. Steamed Apple Juice Hot
7. Cinnamon Dolce Crème Hot, topped with whipped cream
8. Steamed Milk Hot
9. Vanilla Crème Hot, topped with whipped cream
10. Caramel Ribbon Crunch Crème Frappuccino Cold; iced & blended with whipped cream on top
11. Strawberry Frappuccino Cold; iced & blended with whipped cream on top
12. Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino Cold; iced & blended with whipped cream on top
13. White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino Cold; iced & blended with whipped cream on top
14. Iced Passion Tango Tea Cold, iced
15. Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade Cold, iced
16. Pistachio Crème Hot, milk-based, pistachio-flavored
17. Lemonade Cold, iced
18. Blended Strawberry Lemonade Iced, blended

18 caffeine-free Starbucks beverages

It might be a bit tempting to order, say, a decaf latte, but you should know that decaffeinated coffee does contain some caffeine too.

For example, the Starbucks decaf Pike Place Roast contains 15 mg of caffeine in a short cup and 30 mg in a venti. So if you aren’t just looking for a lowly caffeinated drink, but rather one that has no caffeine at all, you’ll likely find my cheat sheet useful.

I made sure to include a basic description of each entry to make your choice easier, so bookmark this page for further references.

With that being said, here are 18 caffeine-free Starbucks drinks:

1. Mint Majesty Herbal Tea

Mint Majesty is a Starbucks herbal tea that contains no coffee or caffeine whatsoever.

As you might’ve guessed it’s a mint tea, but along with the fresh minty flavors, you will be able to sense lemony notes coming from a pinch of lemon verbena. This results in a delightful hot drink that is served in either a short (8 fl oz), a tall (12 fl oz), a grande (16 fl oz), or a venti (20 fl oz) cup.

If you like your tea sweet you can order a couple of honey packets on the side and add them to your delicious caffeine-free Starbucks tea.

It’s also worth noting that not only does the Mint Majesty tea (along with Peach Tranquility and Comfort Brewed Wellness Tea) have no caffeine but it’s also with a low-calorie content (according to the Starbucks website a large venti cup contains 0 calories).

2. Peach Tranquility – Starbucks Herbal Tea

Peach Tranquility is a non-caffeinated Starbucks hot tea that is somewhat sweeter than the aforementioned Mint Majesty tea.

It’s made with an infusion of chamomile blossoms, peach pieces, lemon verbena, rosehip peels, and candied pineapple pieces.

Unlike strong coffee drinks that might make you jittery, the soothing Peach Tranquility tea will help you relax and enjoy the moment.

3. Caramel Brulée Crème Frappuccino

The Caramel Brulee Crème Frap is ideal for those who feel like having a sweet and flavorful dessert-like drink that is 100% free of caffeine.

This Starbucks barista mixes caramel brulèe sauce, milk, and ice cubes into a blender, which results in a satisfyingly creamy slurry.

The Caramel Brulèe Crème Frappuccino is topped off with whipped cream and crunchy caramel.

4. White Hot Chocolate

If you’re looking to have a cup of hot chocolate at Starbucks, bear in mind that the only caffeine-free option you have is the White Hot chocolate.

Some of you might not be aware, but dark chocolate contains caffeine, because of its cocoa solids (the darker the chocolate, the more caffeinated it is).

White chocolate, on the other hand, is made with cocoa butter, which contains no caffeine.

With that being said, the amount of caffeine found in hot chocolate drinks is relatively low. According to the Starbucks Website, a short/kids cup of hot chocolate contains 15 mg of caffeine, a tall contains 20 mg, a grande – 25 mg, and a venti – 35 mg of caffeine.

This means that if you want to completely stay away from caffeine you should go for the White Hot Chocolate. On the other hand, if you’re in search of a low-on-caffeine Starbucks drink – a classic dark hot chocolate is a great alternative.

These drinks are sweet, creamy, made with steamed and frothed milk, and topped off with whipped cream.

5. Caramel Apple Spice

The Caramel Apple Spice is another caffeine-free drink that’s made with steamed apple juice and cinnamon syrup.

It’s topped with whipped cream and caramel drizzle.

All of its components complement each other well which results in a tasty beverage.

The Caramel Apple Spice is also great for those of you who want to have a cozy hot Starbucks drink.

6. Steamed Apple Juice

It’s not surprising that the Starbucks steamed apple juice isn’t caffeinated. After all, it’s made with 100% apple juice.

It’s a simple 1 ingredient drink, but as someone once said – perfection lies in simplicity.

7. Cinnamon Dolce Crème

This is another Starbucks hot drink that will warm your heart when you’re looking for something delicious.

The Cinnamon Dolce Crème is a non-caffeinated milk-based beverage, that’s usually made with 2% steamed and foamed milk mixed with the delicious cinnamon dolce syrup.

As with other Starbucks drinks, you can have it with plant-based milk instead – just let the barista know when ordering.

Unlike other hot drinks on the list, it doesn’t come in a short cup – only tall, grande, and venti.

The Cinnamon Dolce Crème is served with whipped cream and cinnamon dolce sprinkles on top, which adds more sweetness to this flavorful drink.

8. Steamed Milk

If you’re at Starbucks and you need a drink that won’t add up to your caffeine intake for the day – why don’t you order a cup of steamed milk?

You can opt for 1 %, 2 %, almond, coconut, a breve, whole milk, soy milk or nonfat milk.

If there’s a syrup that you enjoy having – ask for a couple of pumps of it. The cool thing about Starbucks is that you can tweak the original drink’s recipe the way you want.

So craft your own delicious non-caffeinated Starbucks drink by adding whatever toppings and flavors you want to your steamed milk and share in the comments below what you’ve come up with.

9. Vanilla Crème

The Vanilla Crème is another Starbucks drink that contains neither espresso nor brewed coffee or even caffeine, for that matter.

It’s warm and delicious, made with frothy steamed milk, vanilla syrup, and topped off with whipped cream.

Overall, you should go for a Vanilla Crème if you need a smooth and warm sweet drink.

10. Caramel Ribbon Crunch Crème Frappuccino

The Caramel Ribbon Crunch Crème Frappuccino is made without coffee and therefore contains no caffeine.

To be fair, all frappuccinos from the Crème line, don’t have a coffee component.

Nevertheless, there are the Matcha Green Tea and Chai Crème Frappuccinos, which are caffeinated.

Even though in small amounts, the Chocolate Cookie Crumble and Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccinos also contain caffeine because of their chocolate.

Caramel Ribbon Crunch Crème Frappuccino is a completely non-caffeinated chilly Starbucks beverage and it’s made with blended whole milk, ice, and caramel syrup. The drink is topped off with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and a caramel crunch topping. All of this makes this Starbucks drink truly delicious.

11. Strawberry Frappuccino

The Strawberry Frappuccino is definitely one of the best caffeine-free Starbucks drinks and also one of my personal favorites.

This was the only non-caffeinated Starbucks beverage my sister enjoyed having when she was pregnant. No wonder my niece loves it too.

To be fair, I don’t know a single person that doesn’t like this fruity sweet drink.

It’s made with the creme frappuccino base, strawberry puree, ice, and whole milk with whipped cream on top. It’s one of the best-sellers which is why it’s never taken off the Starbucks menu.

12. Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino

Another one of the Crème Frappuccino blended beverages without coffee is the one made with vanilla bean powder.

If you love vanilla flavoring this one is for you.

It’s again, topped with whipped cream, and you can make it even creamier if you order it “breve”.

13. White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino

As I mentioned, if you opt for a white chocolate drink without coffee at Starbucks it’s going to be free of caffeine content.

This is the case with the White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino, which contains 0 mg of caffeine.

In comparison, the Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino contains 20 mg of caffeine in a venti cup.

The amount is still small, so feel free to opt for the darker version if you’re not aiming at a completely non-caffeinated Starbucks drink.

14. Iced Passion Tango Tea

The Iced Passion Tango Tea is a sweetened tea without caffeine that’s been hand-shaken with ice.

You will get to enjoy the infusion of hibiscus, apple, and lemongrass that can refresh you in no time on a hot summer day.

This is actually a good alternative to those pink Starbucks Refreshers, whose caffeine content varies between 35 (tall) and 90 mg (Trenta) per cup.

If you order your Passion Tango tea with sugar-free syrup and heavy cream you’ll get a keto iced drink that’s exceptionally tasty.

15. Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade

I personally prefer the Iced Passion Tango Tea with Lemonade, as it’s enhanced with citrusy freshness.

Mind that its flavor is capable of energizing you pretty well (as well as the sugar it contains).

16. Pistachio Crème

This is a drink that consists of steamed milk, sweetened with pistachio sauce and topped off with salted brown butter cookie flavored topping.

The pistachio sauce contains two main ingredients: sweetened condensed milk and ground pistachios.

The flavors complement each other nicely resulting in a hot and cozy drink, which is 100% free of caffeine.

There is also a Pistachio Crème Frappuccino, so order it if you feel like having a refreshing cold drink instead.

17. Lemonade

Did you know that you can order a classic Lemonade at Starbucks? I didn’t, but when I was looking for caffeine-free entries for this list I found this evergreen on their menu.

Iced Lemonade is all I need on those days when I try to reset my tolerance by quitting caffeine for a week or so.

It’s very energizing and immediately tones you up mentally.

I love the sweet and sour taste, though at Starbucks they seem to always lean more towards the sweet.

18. Blended Strawberry Lemonade

This is another one of the best caffeine-free Starbucks beverages that you can enjoy if you’re trying to lower your caffeine consumption.

It’s made by blending strawberry puree sauce with iced lemonade. This drink is pretty similar to a Frappuccino, as it also contains the frappuccino creme base I mentioned earlier. It makes the drink thicker and quite enjoyable.

It’s also worth mentioning that the Strawberry Frappuccino contains twice as many calories (370 kcal in a grande cup) compared to the Blended Strawberry lemonade (190 kcal in a grande cup). So if you’re looking for a low-calorie iced Starbucks drink that is also free of caffeine, the Blended Strawberry Lemonade is definitely the one for you.

Over to you

Now that you are aware there are quite a few non-caffeinated drinks at Starbucks, you can switch things up by opting for one of the beverages on the list.

Don’t forget that you can make adjustments to the original recipe by switching the whole milk with a dairy-free alternative like coconut or almond milk. You can also cut the calorie content by ordering your cup with sugar-free syrup and have a drink that’s in line with your keto diet plan.

That being said, I’d love to find out which drink you’ve chosen to be in your next Starbucks order? Drop me a comment below and let me know.

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  1. I just wanted to thank you for writing this so that I have some ideas to choose from during my pregnancy. I really appreciate it.

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