It’s that time of year again, Starbucks beloved holiday beverages are back! Here are a few tips from Starbucks baristas to lighten up your favorite handcrafted beverages. It’s easy to do – just ask your barista or customize your drink on the Starbucks® app.
Choose your milk
You can request nonfat milk when ordering any classic seasonal beverage. While 2 percent milk is standard, beverages can be made with nonfat milk or dairy-free options including almondmilk, coconutmilk, oatmilk and soymilk.
Ask for less syrup to reduce the sweetness and calories in any holiday beverage.
Skip the whip
You can ask for just a little whip or no whip to save between 80 and 110 calories, depending on the size and type of drink – a great way to still enjoy a Peppermint Mocha or seasonal Frappuccino® blended beverage. Or for iced coffee beverages, you can request a dollop of unsweetened cold foam (which is made with nonfat milk) for a creamy treat.
Select your size
You can choose the beverage size that's right for you. Even the short (8-ounce) option for hot beverages packs plenty of cheer.