Starbucks Sugar-Free Syrups: A Way To Sweeten Those Drinks

Starbucks has sugar-free syrups on the menu that can help as healthier options with their drinks.

By Rick Gonzales | Published

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Whether you are going on a long drive, on your morning commute, or simply just needing a fix, it seems you are consistently finding yourself at the Starbucks drive-thru. So much so, that the paunch in your belly that started off so nice and small is now a full-fledged spare tire, and your blood sugar spikes at precisely 7:35 am every day. Fear not, folks, for you can continue your Starbucks assault and get the flavor you crave, all with the help of Starbucks sugar-free syrups.


We know, trust us, it is hard to drive past a Starbucks and not want to crank the wheel toward the drive-thru. The only thing that stops you is your elbows bouncing off your pleasantly plump love handles. But trust us here, too, for we know of what we speak. You can get “skinny” simply by asking for Starbucks to use their sugar-free syrups. Here’s how.

When ordering your fantastic morning (or afternoon or early to late evening) pick-me-up, simply ask the barista to prepare your drink with one of Starbucks’ sugar-free syrups. You will soon find out after taking your first slurp that you won’t lose any of that wonderfully sweet flavor you’ve been used to.

Now we can’t say that you will immediately begin to feel that spare tire start to deflate, but after a few trips to Starbucks sugar-free syrup heaven, you will at least not feel any love handle expansion, for which your pants will begin to love and appreciate you once again.

If you truly want to go all in, you can go all in being “skinny.” By asking for your drink to be a “skinny” one, your drink will be prepared with Starbucks sugar-free syrup, nonfat milk, and zero whipped cream. Can life get any better?


So, with all this talk about Starbucks drinks and how they have the propensity to tip your scales in the wrong direction isn’t it also nice to know Starbucks has the perfect weapon for you to use to fight a bout of cubbiness? Let’s see exactly what types of Starbucks sugar-free syrups they have to offer.

Okay, admittedly, they don’t have many sugar-free flavors. What they do offer are two flavors – Starbucks sugar-free vanilla and Starbucks sugar-free cinnamon dolce syrup. These flavors can fit in almost any drink.

As we have just explained, Starbucks still does have a couple of sugar-free syrups. They have not gotten rid of their sugar-free syrups and it doesn’t appear there are any plans to do so in the near future. Unfortunately, some of the great sugar-free syrups from the past have been relieved of their duties and these include caramel and hazelnut sugar-free syrup.

They have, though, relieved their menu of a few of their sugary flavored (and named drinks). Some that have gone by the sugar wayside are the Salted Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew, the summer Starbucks Refreshers, and frappuccinos such as the Cinnamon Roll, Cupcake Crème, and Caramel Ribbon Crunch. No doubt just reading those names has sent your blood sugar to the stratosphere.


If you are looking to cut back on your caloric intake, then Starbucks’ sugar-free vanilla syrup is a nice choice. For 2 tbsp of the tasty liquid, consumers will receive a big, fat zero in calories. They will also get 0 grams of fat, so it is a total win-win. If vanilla isn’t your bag and sugar-free cinnamon dolce are, then you will also be happy to know that with 2 tbsp you will also get 0 calories and 0 grams of fat.


Not only can you get your drinks made with Starbucks sugar-free syrup, but they also have a large number of sugar-free options for your drinking and weight-watching pleasure. We can’t be 100% certain that all of these drinks still remain on the Starbucks menu, but here is a healthy list of healthy Starbucks sugar-free options. In no particular order:

Iced Black Tea, Iced Green Tea, Iced Passion Mango Tea, Chai Tea, and Earl Grey Tea. Yes, there is an early theme working here as there are no less than six more teas that Starbucks offers.

After that, their sugar-free options turn to Caffè Americano, Espresso, Cold Brew, Nitro Cold Brew, Iced Coffee, Iced Espresso, and a couple of water selections like Galvanina Sparkling Mineral Water, Ethos Water, and Hawaii Volcanic Water.


We get it. Sometimes, the fix you need has to happen the exact moment you need it. Unfortunately, you may not be close to one of those magical drive-thrus, so a bit of improvisation may be called for. Folks, we are here to contribute to your downfall – you can bring a bit of that flavorful Starbucks sugar-free syrup right into your own home.

How, you ask? Well, let us make your day. Starbucks sells bottles of sugar-free vanilla syrup and sugar-free cinnamon dolce syrup on their website but if you are instead a fan of Amazon, you will also be able to find your heart’s (and mugs) content worth of both Starbucks sugar-free vanilla syrup and sugar-free cinnamon dolce syrup.

Be careful though, because too much of a good thing can actually be bad for you. While a little bit of Starbucks sugar-free syrup in either form, sugar-free vanilla syrup or sugar-free cinnamon dolce syrup, can be a tasty thing, going overboard on these sugar-free syrups can actually end up being a bad thing for your body.

The reason for this is that most (if not all) sugar-free syrups have what’s called maltodextrin as an ingredient. Maltodextrin is known to be the cause of bloating, obesity, and spikes in blood sugar.

The options may be limited, but they are still there. Starbucks has sugar-free syrups for those who want it and if a trip to the local Starbucks isn’t in your plans, then simply bring home a couple of bottles of your own. Keeping track of your sugar intake has never been so tasty.