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9 Best Starbucks Cold Brew Drinks to Order

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Enter the world of Starbucks’ Cold Brew lineup, where coffee and refreshment come together. These drinks are the maestros in the symphony of iced delight. Every sip is an exploration of flavor, from the intense dance of espresso over ice to the smooth cascades of Cold Foam. In this guide to top-notch cold brews, we uncover the hidden gems among a wide selection, enhancing your morning coffee experience. There’s a blend to suit your palate, whether you prefer the strong simplicity of the traditional Cold Brew or the velvety sweetness of the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew.


Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew

Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew
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Salted caramel seems to be in so many desserts now. Luckily, we can enjoy it as a Salted caramel cream cold brew too. This drink has plenty of caffeine to get you through the day, but it’s got an extra kick from the caramel flavor. The salted caramel flavor is in the foam. If you’re on a diet, opt-out of getting whipped cream with it. It has about 23 grams of sugar and 230 calories in a grande size cup. Ingredients include Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee, vanilla syrup, Salted vanilla sweet cream, and Caramel Drizzle. 


Honey Almond Milk Cold Brew

Honey Almond Milk Cold Brew
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Normally we put honey in tea, but Starbucks realized we can put it in coffee as well. So if you love that sweet taste of honey nut cereal in the morning, then this drink is for you! The flavor of roasted almonds with honey syrup meshes well with their Honey Almond milk Cold Brew.  If you’re avoiding this drink because you think it might be too sweet, you couldn’t be more wrong. The honey gives it a nice lightly sweet taste, and the drink only contains 50 calories. Ingredients include Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee, Almond milk, and Honey blend Syrup. 


Nitro Cold Brew

Nitro Cold Brew
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The nitrogen-infused drink gives it a thicker and creamier feel. It’s like drinking a Guinness beer without the alcohol – for those that can handle their coffee. Starbucks slowly steeps their nitro brew for over 20 hours. This option is a little expensive, but it’s well worth the experience to try. Skip the straw and enjoy the Nitro cold brew foam that many love. But if you prefer less, ask for it without. The best option is perfect if you are watching your calories since the drink only contains five of them. Unless you decide to customize it, there is no sugar added. Ingredients include Starbucks cold nitro brew coffee – that’s all.

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Cold Brew

Cold Brew
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If you like your coffee straight up then get the cold brew. The simple flavor allows for any sweetener or cream to make it your drinkable moment of zen. Order it iced or hot. Starbucks makes their cold brew by steeping coffee for 20 hours in cold, filtered water. A grande size cup will give you a nice jolt of 205 mg of caffeine. There are only five calories in this simple cold brew and no sugar is added. Of course, that will change if you decide to customize it with one of the many syrup options available. Ingredients include Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee and Ice. 


Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
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The simplicity of vanilla syrup with their cold brew is a crowd favorite. You can also substitute it for any of the other syrups to mix things up. A medium-size cup contains 110 calories, 14g of sugar, and 185 mg of caffeine. This Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew is perfect for those of us that want something smooth but isn’t a fan of the caramel-like flavor of other drinks. The vanilla syrup gives it that sweet taste without being too overwhelming. The coffee is the star here, not the syrup. Ingredients include Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee, Vanilla sweet cream, vanilla syrup, and Ice.


Cookies and Cream Cold Brew

Cookies and Cream Cold Brew
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Do you love the chocolate taste of cookies and cream ice cream? This drink tastes like a melted version. It’s a crowd favorite for those that love the flavor of cookies and cream.  Don’t try to find this drink on the Starbucks menu. It is on the secret menu, so you have to remember the ingredients so that you can customize a drink to achieve the flavor. Start by ordering a vanilla sweet cream cold brew and add one pump of vanilla syrup, two pumps of white mocha sauce, and two pumps of mocha blended into the sweet cream foam. Ingredients include Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee, White mocha sauce, vanilla syrup, sweet cream foam, and Ice.


Irish Cream Cold Brew

Irish Cream Cold Brew
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Indulge in plenty of caffeine with a hint of chocolate. Their Irish Cream Cold Brew delight is made with Ghirardelli cocoa powder, cream, sugar, and Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee. The Irish Cream syrup adds an extra smooth taste to the cold brew.  If you’re looking for something sweet yet refreshing, think about adding this option. Sweet cream foam and a sprinkle of chocolate powder go on top. It is safe to bring one of these to work as there is no alcohol in this version. A medium serving has about 200 calories. Ingredients include Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee, Irish Cream Syrup, sweet cream foam, and chocolate powder or shavings.

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Snickerdoodle Cold Brew

Snickerdoodle Cold Brew
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This is another fun drink that is not actually on the Starbucks menu. Start by ordering a cold brew white mocha. Customize it by adding half and a half and cinnamon dolce syrup. The cinnamon flavor gives it that extra zing for those that want their cold brew to be flavorful, but you can also ask for less if you like your coffee simple. This drink tastes just like having a snickerdoodle cookie – without all the extra calories! There are only 90 calories per serving. You can thank TikTok for creating this drink and sharing it with the world. Ingredients include Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee, Cinnamon Dolce syrup, ice, whipped cream.


Salted Caramel White Mocha Cold Brew 

Salted Caramel White Mocha Cold Brew 
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What a perfect way to combine dessert, coffee, and a cold drink. The salted caramel white mocha is sure to make your taste buds water. It’s that sweet yet salty taste you crave when you think of the flavor of salted caramel. If you love salted caramel and coffee, then this drink is for you. It may be a bit sweet for those that like the flavor of pure coffee – it’s more about the fun combination of salt and sweet. It is another drink on the secret menu, so remember the ingredients if you want to order it. Ingredients include Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee, white chocolate mocha sauce, salted sweet cream cold foam, and some caramel drizzle. If you avoid Starbucks in summer because you don’t want a blended Frappuccino or hot coffee, rest assured you have tons of options to chill your pallet.

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Written by Christina Mitchell

Christina Mitchell is a Philadelphia-based foodie and Masters of Public Health student who enjoys trying new restaurants and writing for the Opinion section of her school newspaper. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, she created her food blog after coming to Temple University. Naturally, she has very strong opinions on food, and her favorite cuisines are Mediterranean, Indian and Japanese. Be sure to follow her food journey on Instagram at @phillyfoodladies.