If you haven’t already known, Starbucks makes the world-famous drinks that we all come to love. Whether it’s a frappuccino or a latte, there’s a variety of options that we can choose from. But not all drinks are kid-friendly, as it contains caffeine or a ton of sugar.
So, it’s best to look at the nutrition label before ordering for your child so you know exactly what’s in the drink. You can also choose to hold off on the whipped cream and chocolate syrup, to make the drink healthier.
If the drink contents are hot and your child isn’t old enough, you’ll want to have a child-friendly tumbler so that they don’t burn their fingers when handling the drink. These tumblers also have caps on them so that you can close the cap and let the drink cool down before they sip.
Now that you know the basics, here is a list of drinks that kids can enjoy with you!
Starbucks Drinks for Kids
1. Caramel Apple Spice
Tall (12oz): 310 calories, 54g sugar, and 0g caffeine.
Starbucks’ Caramel Apple Spice is perfect for fall, as it has the perfect flavors. Who doesn’t like apple spice and caramel? It almost tastes like candy when sipping this drink.
2. Creme Frappuccinos
Tall (12oz): 230 – 330 calories, 29 – 43g sugar, and 0g caffeine – depending on the flavor.
This is a delicious caffeine-free and kid-friendly Frappuccino that your child can enjoy as a dessert or a snack while you order your cup of joe.
Arguably the tastiest drinks available from our favorite coffee shop. If you haven’t tried one before I suggest you give them a go at least once.
3. Iced Passion Tango Tea/Lemonade
Tall (12oz): 0 calories, 0g sugar, 0g caffeine.
If your child likes Iced Passion Tango Tea, you’ll be happy to know that there is no caffeine in this refreshing drink.
That means the kids won’t be bouncing off the walls while sipping on this on a hot day.
Try the Iced Passion Tange Tea Lemonade for something really special.
4. White Hot Chocolate
Tall (12oz): 350 calories, 41g sugar, 0g caffeine
You may think that this drink is for kids only, but it’s not.
It’s just like a cappuccino with milk but without caffeine. The Babyccino isn’t on the traditional menu but every barista will know the rink by name.
A babyccino is just steamed milk in an espresso cup. Really cute and ideal for a picturesque night out with the family.
Tall (12oz): 80 calories, 19g sugar, 0g caffeine
Starbucks makes all kinds of lemonades, including frozen. Does your child like regular or strawberry frozen lemonade?
If so, you can order that for them at Starbucks, especially on a hot day.
Tall (12oz): 160 calories, 15g sugar, 0g caffeine
Have you ever ordered a Steamer from Starbucks? The good news is that they’re caffeine free and they can choose from vanilla, cinnamon, or plain milk.
A steamer is steamed milk with a couple of pumps of flavored syrup, making it the perfect kid-friendly hot drink.
8. Steamed Apple Juice
Tall (12oz): 170 calories, 39g sugar, 0g fat, 0g caffeine
If you’re traveling through on a cold fall day, perhaps your child would like some apple juice.
Starbucks sells Steamed Apple Juice for those who want something to warm them up.
Yes, it’s easier to make smoothies at home. But did you know that Starbucks can make a specific smoothie to your child’s liking?
They are made with a banana and sometimes strawberries or another flavor. It will be sure to keep the hunger away until mealtime!
10. Purple Drink
Kids can absolutely sip on this secret menu Purple Drink.
It’s actually pretty healthy for them as well! It includes herbal iced tea, soy milk, vanilla, and blackberries.
11. Blended Juice
130 – 180 calories, 30g sugar, 0g caffeine
Thankfully, Starbucks has a variety of blended juice drinks.
Your child can choose from Sweet Greens and Lemon to Organic Orange Juice. It’s just as healthy for adults too!
12. Milk/Chocolate Milk
150 calories, 23g sugar, 2.5g fat, 0g caffeine
If all else fails, your child can always opt for milk or chocolate milk.
It’s healthy and gives them a healthy dose of calcium. Besides, what child doesn’t like chocolate milk?
13. Water with Fruit Inclusions
Starbucks can make water that can have fruit in it as they already have fruit on hand. It can be berries, bananas, or even apples. The way it’s ordered is you ask for a cup of ice, and water and add chopped fruit to it. It is a secret menu order, so make sure you know what you are ordering.
These are all the healthy drinks that you can order for your child at Starbucks.
It takes a bit of customizing to make sure that there is no caffeine and not too much sugar in the drinks.
You can still order regular drinks for your child, but they will have caffeine and sugar, and every child may react differently to it.
The best way of knowing which drink your child prefers is to experiment, so why not go to Starbucks today and enjoy a beverage?
I’ve always seen coffee as a way of bringing people together. Everywhere I go people seem to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and that’s what drives my passion. There’s always a new brew to master, and there’s always a new face to enjoy it with. Hitch a ride with me on a coffee-fueled adventure to find a perfect cup.