Best Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks

I hope you’re able to find a Starbucks gift card in your jacket pocket or in your purse! Because I’m here to tell you about the best Starbucks iced coffee drinks. These aren’t just any drinks that have coffee in them. These iced coffee drinks are the best-selling iced coffee drinks that Starbucks offers. Sometimes a hot coffee drink is just not what your mind needs to get on with the day, and I believe coffee tastes better cold!

Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks
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The best Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks are the Iced Chocolate Almond Milk Shaken Espresso, the Iced Caramel Macchiato, Iced Vanilla Macchiato, the Cold Brew and the TikTok White Mocha, Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso, and Iced Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Latte!

Don’t forget to visit a Starbucks during double star days so you can get more stars! Remember, the more stars you accumulate, the sooner you can earn a free Starbucks drink customized exactly how you like it!

The Best Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks

When you’re in the mood for an ice coffee drink from Starbucks, you can try out one of these ice-cold drinks below!

1. Grande Iced Coffee

Starbucks Iced Coffee

When you’re not interested in an extravagant sugar filled drink with 3 different flavors topped with a pound of whipped cream, then you can always rely on the Grande Iced Coffee.

The Grande Iced Coffee has plenty of caffeine to keep you awake during boring meetings and it also comes with three pumps of sugar, so there is a hint of sweetness but not too much.

Here are the best ways to customize a Grande iced coffee:

  • Add a splash of milk.
  • Order the ice coffee black, so the barista will not add the classic syrup pumps.
  • Order whipped cream and caramel drizzle.
  • Order three pumps of caramel and three pumps of mocha syrup with a splash of milk.
  • Order a red eye iced coffee, which is an iced coffee with a shot of espresso. Warning! You will not be able to sleep after drinking this toxic concoction.

2. Iced Almond Milk Shaken Espresso

Iced Almond Milk Shaken Espresso
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This Almond Milk Shaken Espresso is a new drink on the Starbucks menu and on Pinterest as well as TikTok and it’s getting more popular by the month. A delicious mix of almond milk, blonde espresso shots, and mocha sauce, you’ll be wondering where this drink was all your life.

You can also request caramel syrup in this drink or mocha drizzle on top.

This drink is so good, people have tried to create skinny versions and keto versions at home!

3. Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew

Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew

If you want a drink full of caffeine that will keep you supercharged for an all-nighter, skip the regular iced coffee and order a Venti Nitro Cold Brew. The salted caramel cold foam will give you a bit of sweet and salty flavor, which is great because the natural flavors of cold brew are dark and bitter, like a cold winter night after a family fight!

A cold brew is not a drink for someone who wants to go to bed in a cup in two or three hours. This is a drink for a tired medical student who doesn’t have any clean clothes for the rest of the week, who only has a block of cheese in the fridge, and they have a school career ending final tomorrow.

4. Iced Caramel Macchiato

Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiato
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An iced caramel macchiato is just like a hot caramel macchiato, except the milk is not steamed and it has ice in it. A nice caramel macchiato has milk, vanilla syrup, espresso shots placed on top of the drink instead of at the bottom, ice, and caramel drizzle.

Ask for light ice so the barista will add more milk in your drink. If you would like less milk in your iced caramel macchiato, ask for extra ice.

Despite its name, there is no caramel syrup in a caramel macchiato. Instead, the caramel macchiato comes with vanilla syrup. Ask the barista to replace the vanilla syrup with caramel syrup for a stronger caramel flavor.

Mocha drizzle is an excellent and popular addition for Iced Caramel Macchiatos, as customers love to combine the flavors of both caramel and chocolate.

5. TikTok White Chocolate Mocha

Starbucks Iced White Mocha
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This isn’t the Starbucks White Mocha on the menu. This is the TikTok White Mocha, which means it is more flavorful and sweeter than you could ever imagine!

The TikTok iced white mocha comes with white mocha sauce, espresso, 2% milk, and ice. Then the drink is topped with Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam and Caramel drizzle.

A few alternative options for this drink are mocha drizzle instead of caramel drizzle and caramel sweet cream full cold foam. You can also replace the 2% milk with oat milk for a creamier drink.

6. Iced Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Latte

Iced Starbucks Blonde Vanilla Latte

The blonde espresso is a type of espresso that came out in the past few years. It is an alternative option to the main espresso roast. If you were to ask other baristas at Starbucks if they liked the original espresso or the blonde espresso more, they would definitely choose the blonde espresso.

The blonde espresso has a lighter flavor; it doesn’t taste burnt or have a bitter coffee flavor.

You are free to replace any drink with espresso shots with blonde espresso at no extra charge.

7. Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso

Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso
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Get ready for a drink unlike any other! In the Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso there is brown sugar syrup, espresso, Oat milk, and ice which are all shaken together and then topped with cinnamon powder.

Unlike other Grande drinks, the Grande iced brown sugar shaking espresso drink has three shots instead of two and if you order a venti, then you’ll get four shots instead of three.

8. Iced Vanilla Macchiato

Starbucks Iced Vanilla Macchiato

The Iced Vanilla Macchiato is like the Caramel Macchiato, except it does not have caramel drizzle. This lovely drink has vanilla syrup, the milk of your choice, ice, and espresso shots floating on top.

It doesn’t have any type of drizzle on top of it but you can always request caramel drizzle or mocha drizzle if you would like.

We recommend ordering an iced vanilla macchiato with coconut milk as the coconut milk mixes well with the vanilla syrup.

How is Iced Coffee Made?

There are three methods that the barista uses to make four types of coffee at Starbucks: the espresso method, the brewed coffee and cold brew method, and the iced coffee method.

How Espresso is made

To make espresso, the barista will pour the espresso beans into the espresso machine and the espresso machine will do all the work. The espresso machine will grind the beans, super-heat the water, and strain the water through the beans to make a perfect shot of espresso.

How Brewed Coffee is Made

To make the brewed coffee at Starbucks, the barista will grind the whole beans they received from the Starbucks processing center. Cold brew beans and coffee beans always shipped to Starbucks locations as whole beans. The reason Starbucks ships only ground beans to their stores is to preserve the freshness and flavor of the beans.

Coffee beans start losing their flavor the moment they are grounded. Also, when you ship it in their bean form, you can make more coffee than if you were to ship the beans in their grounded form.

How Iced Coffee is Made

At Starbucks, Ice coffee is not made with the machine or by grinding beans. Iced coffee at Starbucks locations around the world already comes in a powder form. It is not in grounded form like ground beans for brewed coffee. Iced coffee mix is a powder that must be reconstituted into ice coffee.

The barista will pour the powder into an iced coffee pitcher and pour the hot water into the pitcher. When the water reaches a certain level, then the barista will add ice to the pitcher to cool the ice coffee mix. When someone orders an iced coffee, the barista will pour pure iced coffee from the iced coffee pitcher and mix it with water and ice and anything else the customer ordered.

How Cold Brew is made

Cold brew is made similarly to brewed coffee except the brewing process for cold brew does not require hot water. When it is time to make a batch of cold brew, the cold brew is made in one massive batch that can supply six pitchers of cold brew.

The cold brew is added to a sieve, which is placed in a large plastic food grade container. When five to seven pictures of water are added to the container, then the mix and the water are left to sit in the container for about 18 hours.

Once 18 hours have passed, the barista will fill the cobra pitchers with the cold brew from the container they were then add ice and a bit of water and place it in the fridge.

What is the Best Iced Coffee People on the Keto Diet?

If you’re on the keto diet or just a regular low-carb diet, there are only a few drinks that you can order from Starbucks that will keep your macros in line.

As someone who used to be on the keto diet, I recommend ordering a Grande Iced coffee with sugar-free vanilla syrup or sugar-free caramel syrup and a splash of heavy cream.

Possible Questions on Your Mind

What is a good Starbucks iced coffee drink?

A good Starbucks iced coffee drink is the Iced Caramel Macchiato, a blend of espresso, milk, vanilla syrup, and caramel sauce served over ice.

What is the most popular iced coffee drink?

The most popular iced coffee drink at Starbucks is the Iced Caramel Macchiato, known for its delicious balance of espresso, milk, and sweet flavors.

Does Starbucks have an iced latte?

Yes, Starbucks offers a variety of iced lattes, including the classic Iced Caffè Latte and flavored options like the Iced Vanilla Latte.

What is an iced Starbucks?

An “iced Starbucks” typically refers to any cold beverage served over ice at Starbucks, including iced coffee, iced tea, and iced espresso drinks.