Your Guide to Ordering Healthier Iced Coffee Drinks

By: Kristin Pulling

Are you one of the many people who need coffee to get your day started? Many of us are need that caffeine jolt in order to feel completely fueled. Coffee shops are promoting a variety of tempting iced coffee drinks. Unfortunately, these drinks are often packed with cream, sugar, and other unhealthy ingredients.

Here are some tips for ordering an iced coffee that tastes delicious but won’t derail your weight loss:

  • Swap out creamer for coconut or skim milk – Adding coconut milk to your iced coffee gives it a creamy, delicious flavor, without adding much sugar.
  • Hold the whipped toppings – Asking your barista to hold the whipped topping typically included with a drink can help significantly lower the sugar content of your drink.
  • Simple is better – Typically, a fancier name equates to a more indulgent drink. Translation: more sugar. For example, a Grande Starbucks® Caramel Waffle Cone Blended Frappuccino® contains 59grams of sugar. On the other hand, a Grande iced coffee has just 5 calories with 0grams of sugar.


With these smart ordering tips, you can still enjoy delicious iced coffee drinks this summer. Just be sure to customize your order for a tasty and healthy drink!