We all know sustaining a diet can be hard work and you may have worked so hard to sustain the rest of your diet to still be strictly keto. So why should your daily coffee intake be any different? Before you go ahead and despair that your Starbucks habit needs to be kicked to the curb with the rest of your carb-y favs, know that there are ways to order certain Starbucks drinks that’ll make them keto-friendly too. Here are 7 we have chosen for you. Enjoy them and go place some order.
1. Keto Latte
Caramelized Honey Latte is made with slow-cooked caramel honey sauce mixed with Starbucks bold espresso and topped with steamed milk.
The caramel honey sauce is slowly kettle-cooked to develop a rich, caramelized flavor that stands up to Starbucks signature espresso
Here’s how to order a Keto Latte:
- Order an Americano
- 3/4 water, 1/4 heavy cream
- With foam on top
Again, 1g net carbs, 5.5 g fats.
2. Low Carb Mocha
There’s no question that chocolate and coffee are flavours meant for each other.
Both are rich and full of depth. Where one is creamy, the other is roasty. They complement each other perfectly. And when they come together under a fluffy cloud of sweetened whipped cream, you’ll wish their union would last forever.
Here’s how to order a keto Mocha, you need to do as follows:
- Order a Mocha
- Sugar-free mocha syrup
- Replace the milk with half-heavy whipping cream and half water
This version is much healthier, containing only 1g net carbs, and again, packed with fats (5g).
3. Low Carb Flat White
A Flat White typically comes with a highly concentrated shot of espresso and steamed whole milk to create a creamy coffee with a strong buzz. Steamed milk has 8g of sugar so replace it with a mixture of half heavy whipping cream and half water to get the same creaminess without the carbs.
Here’s how to order a low carb flat white
- Order it low carb: “Short Flat White. Replace the steamed milk with half heavy whipping cream & water steamed.”
- Macros: 55 calories, 1g net carbs, 1g protein, 5g fat.
4. Low Carb Caramel Macchiato
A Starbucks favourite, chilled for a classic summer’s day. To our bold espresso we add a creamy mix of vanilla syrup and cold milk poured over ice; it’s then topped with our proprietary buttery caramel sauce. Sweet! And, fret not, this ever-popular beverage is here to stay.
Here’s how to order;
- Order a Short Americano
- 3/4 water and 1/4 heavy whipping cream
- 2 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup
- extra-light caramel drizzle
5. Low Carb Americano
With so many recipes starting by “Order an Americano”, you were probably wondering “Heck, if the Americano serves as a base for every keto drink, why don’t I simply order an Americano, since I love it?”.
And the answer to your question is: “Yes, Order an Americano!”.
If you like the Americano, you don’t need to change anything. It’s a naturally low carb Starbucks coffee, so go ahead and simply order one.
6. Keto Pink Drink
To the regular Starbucks coffee drinker, it’s a downright disgusting combo—but it’s so pretty, so keto dieters have taken to social media to post about this new keto-friendly bev.
In case you don’t know, the regular Pink Drink is made with Strawberry Açai, coconut milk, and topped with a scoop of freeze-dried strawberries.
Here’s how to order a Keto Pink Drink,
- Order a Passion Tango Iced Tea
- Replace milk with heavy cream
- 3 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup
- A little Splenda (optional)
- A scoop of Freeze-dried Strawberries (optional, 2g net carbs)
7. Keto Low Carb Iced Coffee
The goods news is that to have a low-carb iced coffee at Starbucks, you only need to order any iced coffee and ask the barista to leave it unsweetened. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
Bonus: Keto (Iced) Chai Tea Latte
This healthy iced chai tea latte is perfect for summer! A DIY Starbucks makeover that’s tastier and cheaper than the original! Not to mention it has less sugar (and more love!)
Here’s how to order a keto Chai Tea Latte,
- Order a Short Chai Tea Latte
- With 2 Chai brewed tea bags − NOT the concentrate
- 2 Shots of Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 Pumps of Sugar-Free Cinnamon Dolce
This way it’s only 1 net carb and 5.5g of fat :).
Bonus 2: Keto Peppermint Mocha
‘Tis the season for Peppermint Mocha Coffee! This keto friendly version is just as good (if not better!) as Starbucks without all the carbs and sugar.
Here’s how to order Peppermint Mocha Coffee
- Order a Grande Americano
- 1 Pump of Peppermint syrup
- 4 Pumps of Sugar-Free Mocha sauce
- 2 Shots of Heavy Whipping Cream