Let's make one thing clear: MANY of the sweet iced and hot beverages found at coffee shops are marketed as "coffee" but are more like dessert. Let's make another thing clear: it's COMPLETELY okay to treat yourself to a sugary treat on occasion, but when you start drinking these on the daily as your morning coffee, the sugar can really add up! Many flavored lattes and coffees have between 30-60g of sugar, which is 6-12 teaspoons.

If you want your sweet coffee drink fix, but you don't want ALL the added sugar that usually comes with them, try these drinks. on your next Starbucks run! They are all full of flavor, lower in sugar, and delicious! 

Pumpkin Spice Hot Coffee

 ~100 calories, 12g sugar

Pumpkin spice and everything nice...including sweetness with no sugar hangover. An espresso based drink with steamed almond milk, and 2 pumps of syrup total. Each pump of syrup contains 5g of sugar, and most flavored coffee drinks can have about 5-6 pumps of syrup. 1-2 pumps of syrup adds all the flavor you need, and if you really need it sweeter just add a stevia or two.

How to Order:

  • Tall blonde Americano in a grande cup
  • add 1 pump pumpkin sauce,
  • 1 pump vanilla syrup
  • steamed almond milk.

 

 

 

Pink Drink 

~40 cals

This drink is too pretty not to try! The Passion Tango tea with a splash of coconut milk gives it a lovely creamy pink color. 

How to Order:

  • grande passion tango iced tea with coconut milk, unsweetened
  • with strawberries
  • add stevia

 

Pumpkin Cinnamon Iced Coffee

~ 100 calories, ~ 15g sugar

Seasonal and delicious iced coffee with a lot of flavor. 

How to Order:

  • Grande iced coffee
  • 2% milk or almond milk
  • 1 pump cinnamon dolce syrup
  • 1 pump pumpkin sauce

 

Caramel Brulee Iced Coffee

 - 100 cals, ~5g sugar

A simple sweet iced coffee flavored with caramel brulee syrup.

How to order:

  • Grande Cold Brew
  • One pump of Caramel Brûlée Sauce
  • 1 pump vanilla
  • Splash of Cream
  • Stevia to taste

Salted Caramel Mocha

~100 calories, ~15g sugar

A Cafe Misto is half brewed coffee, half steamed milk. Almond milk is the lowest cal and sugar milk Starbucks offers, so we make room for the sugar that is added from the toffee nut syrup and mocha syrup. If more sweet than coffee is what you're looking for, try this one!

How to Order:

  • Grande Cafe Misto
  • Add 1 pump of toffee nut
  • Add 1 pump of Mocha
  • Make with Almond Milk
  • Add 1-2  packets stevia if needed for more sweet

Chai Tea Latte

~60 Calories, 3g sugar

 This lovely beverage is like holiday cheer in a cup! If you aren't feeling coffee but want a warm pick-me-up that is sweet but low in sugar, this is the one!

 

How to Order:

  • Grande Organic Chai Tea
  • Two packets of stevia
  • Steamed Almond Milk
  • Top with Cinnamon Powder

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