20 Best Starbucks Iced Drinks

Looking to get a caffeine buzz, stay cool and refreshed, and end your thirst all at one quick stop? Armed with a list of the 20 best Starbucks iced drinks, you can’t go wrong!

The Starbucks company is capable of icing not only their hand-crafted espresso drinks like lattes and mochas, but also serves iced variations of their teas and several refresher combinations.

In this article we’ll cover the 20 best Starbucks drinks on ice, not only the ones offered currently on the menu, but some that are invented by creative customers!

What are the Best 20 Starbucks Iced Drinks?

The 20 best Starbucks Iced Drinks can be found in the list below:

  1. Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
  2. Violet Drink
  3. Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte
  4. Java Chip Frappuccino
  5. Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew
  6. Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino
  7. Cold Foam Cappuccino
  8. Pink Drink
  9. Iced Blonde Vanilla Latte
  10. Strawberry Green Iced Tea Infusion
  11. Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew
  12. Triple Mocha Frappuccino
  13. Strawberry Acai Refresher
  14. Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino
  15. Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino
  16. Iced Caramel Macchiato
  17. Iced White Chocolate Mocha
  18. Iced Chai Tea Latte
  19. Ultra Caramel Frappuccino
  20.  Passion Iced Tea

Let’s take a more thorough look at what each of these nice, chilled beverages has to offer, as well as some tips on how to order them at your local Starbucks location.

1.   Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

The Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew is a Starbucks classic, and my personal favorite! For those of us who like the caffeine in Iced Coffee, but could use a little more sweetness and a little less bitterness, the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew is definitely the way to go.

Starbucks crafts this beverage by first pumping it’s vanilla syrup in the bottom, then pourng a measure of their smooth Cold Brew in over top. The Cold Brew is actually more caffeinated than Iced Coffee, and more caffeinated than most Espresso beverages!

What makes the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew special? Why, that topping of vanilla sweet cream, of course! Starbucks’ recipe makes their special creamer taste deliciously like melted ice cream, and it makes the perfect drink out of a regular Cold Brew.

2.   Violet Drink

The Violet Drink is Starbucks’ variant for their Very Berry Refresher. The Verry Berry Refresher utilizes a white tea base, dried blackberries, and ice in a shaker to produce a refreshing iced tea. However, when Coconut Milk gets added, the drink is not only sweetened, but turns a charming bright purple color! Fans of Boba Tea will be just as excited about this drink.

3.   Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte

The Matcha Green Tea Latte does come hot, but most people prefer it iced! It is not caffeinated beyond the matcha green tea powder, which is rich with health benefits and tastes like sweet grass. If you’re worried a grassy drink won’t appeal to you, don’t worry! Add a few pumps of Starbucks Liquid Cane Sugar and you’ll feel refreshed in body and mind after sipping this drink!

4.   Java Chip Frappuccino

The Java Chip Frappuccino is the next level of the Mocha Frappuccino. Blended together like a dynamite milkshake, not only is this frosty drink sweet, but it is caffeinated with Starbucks’ special Frapp Roast!

 It contains high amounts of chocolate and the chocolate chips mixed in will make customers with a sweet tooth wildly happy. I recommend ordering it with extra chocolate drizzle!

5.   Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew

The Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew is one of Starbucks more healthy, refreshing options. Using that same Starbucks Cold Brew for the base, the Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew also includes Honey Blend syrup, a dash of cinnamon, and of course, a splash of dairy-free almondmilk!

6.   Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino

The Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino was a big hit when it first landed on Starbucks Menus in the summer. Unfortunately, it has since then been discontinued. Though we can hope it will return in 2023, don’t worry; you can still make a convincing substitute Frappuccino by following these tips:

  • Order a Toffee Nut Frappuccino. The coffee part of the beverage is optional!
  • Ask for Whipped Cream to be on the top and bottom of the beverage!
  • Add for a drizzle of Starbucks’ starberry puree inside the cup.
  • Ask for the Caramel Ribbon Crunch topping to be generously applied to the beverage!

7.   Cold Foam Cappuccino

Are you a big fan of Starbucks’ hot Cappuccino, but wishing you could get the same experience in cooler temperatures? Well, worry not! Starbucks has invented a way to foam up chilled milk the same way it does with it’s steamers. 

Using a blender and Heavy Whipping Cream, Starbucks can create a Cold Foam Cappuccino that will bring you an iced version of your espresso-favorite!

8.   Pink Drink

The Pink Drink is a lot like sipping strawberry ice cream! Built from Starbucks’ Strawberry Acai refresher, the drink originally included just strawberry tea and dried fruit shaken up. However, just like the Violet Drink, add a splash of coconut milk and you have a delicious, creamy tea!

This is another dairy-free option, too, so remember that perk!

9.   Iced Blonde Vanilla Latte

Did somebody say caffeine? A Vanilla Latte is a classic when it comes to crafted coffee drinks. However, getting it Iced is not only refreshing, but just as delicious! Don’t forget to ask for the Blonde shots; they don’t just go well with the milk and vanilla flavoring, but they are also a little more caffeinated than the regular espresso shots.

10.   Strawberry Green Iced Tea Infusion

This mixture isn’t technically on Starbucks’ official menu, but it is hugely popular! It involves ordering a Strawberry Acai tea added to a Green Iced Tea. If you’re hoping for something sweeter, try adding a few pumps of classic syrup to it.

11.   Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew

The Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew is usually an autumn drink, but guess what? Starbucks technically keeps all of the ingredients it needs to make this salty-sweet beverage year-round, depending on your location! The regular cold brew is topped with vanilla sweet cream foam, which has had caramel and sea salt added to it to make a delightful treat.

12.   Triple Mocha Frappuccino

A Mocha Frappuccino is the closest you can get to a chocolate milkshake at Starbucks, but with bonus coffee content! The “triple” part in the name doesn’t refer to the amount of chocolate in the drink, but actually, the amount of coffee! Be aware that when you order this drink, your barista will likely add three shots of espresso to the already-caffeinated frapp.

13.   Strawberry Acai Refresher

As previously mentioned, the Strawberry Acai refresher is how the Pink Drink is born. This tea tastes a little lighter and just a bit less sweet, however, thanks to the lack of coconut milk!

14.   Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino

If you’re a fan of the classic Caramel Frappuccino, you have to try the Caramel Ribbon Crunch! It was originally introduced as a special summer drink, including all of the caramel frappuccino’s ingredients with some extra dark caramel, fancier whipped cream, and the best part: caramel-crunch sprinkled throughout! It was so popular, it has stayed on the menu year-round.

15.   Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino

Just like the Caramel Ribbon Crunch, the Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino is the next step up from a regular Java Chip Frappuccino. Not only does it get chocolate sauce, chocolate chips, and chocolate drizzle, but it also gets cookie crumble topping and extra whipped cream

16.   Iced Caramel Macchiato

One of the fanciest-looking, longest-loved Starbucks options. The Caramel Macchiato fades from brown espresso and a crosshatch grid of caramel down into the snowy white milk that has been flavored with vanilla! 

17.   Iced White Chocolate Mocha

The Iced White Chocolate Mocha is a sweeter option for those who prefer white chocolate to dark chocolate. It comes with a pleasing topping of whipped cream and has it’s fair share of espresso, so don’t let the pale coloring fool you into thinking it will taste milky.

18.   Iced Chai Tea Latte

If you’re not a fan of the coffee taste featured in so many Starbucks beverages, try the Iced Chai Tea Latte! It is made up of the chai mixture Starbucks replenishes every day and your choice of milk, chilled. It has a cinnamon-vanilla flavor and is one of the sweeter fixes.

19.   Ultra Caramel Frappuccino

An Ultra Caramel Frappuccino is very similar to the Caramel Ribbon Crunch. If your barista isn’t quite sure what kind of drink you’re asking for, simply order the Caramel Ribbon Crunch with extra dark caramel on the top and bottom of the cup, as well as extra caramel drizzle! You’ll be tasting that sweet caramel for hours.

20.   Passion Iced Tea

Rounding out our list is the Passion Iced Tea. Passion Iced Tea is a ruby red color and can come unsweetened, making it perfect for those who prefer less sugary taste in their beverages. It has low levels of caffeine, but is sure to refresh you!

In Conclusion

To sum it all up, Starbucks has plenty of options for someone looking to be refreshed! Don’t go around thinking you can only have hot espresso drinks when wonders like the Iced White Chocolate Mocha, or even Cold Foam Cappuccino are available!