Here’s How to Order a Keto Horchata Drink at Starbucks

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Starbucks Keto Horchata on table

Looking for an amazing, new keto-friendly drink at Starbucks? 🙋🏼‍♀️ We recently discovered a delicious recipe that tastes like a Horchata – it’s creamy, cinnamon-y, and slightly sweet! And, now we’re obsessed! 🤩

drink on ground in front of Starbucks

If you’re not familiar with Horchata, it’s a traditional Mexican drink made up of white rice soaked in water, sweetened with granulated sugar, and flavored with cinnamon (and loaded with sugar and carbs, too 😳). However, this new recipe we discovered is completely keto-friendly …and it’s SO delicious!

We originally would order this drink with white tea, but since Starbucks has discontinued that flavor, we’ve subbed in black tea and can’t even tell the difference!

Want to try this drink? Here’s what you’ll need to tell the barista:

“May I please have a Venti Iced Black Tea shaken – NO liquid cane sugar – with sugar-free cinnamon dolce syrup, heavy cream, and cinnamon powder.”

Here’s what Stetson thought of this drink (you can also watch him live enjoying this keto beverage, too!)…

I never usually drink anything cold from Starbucks, especially any of the teas, but after having this keto drink I may have found a new go-to. I was surprised how flavorful it was, not to mention it’s a Keto! I am definitely getting another one.

Starbucks drink on counter

Enjoy! 😋

(Thanks to Nissi on Instagram for this delicious drink tip!)

Check out our Keto Starbucks Ordering Guide!

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Comments 27

  1. Emily

    How many pumps of sf cinnamon dolce?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      That is a GREAT question, Emily! Since each store might operate independently, I’d call the store and ask how many pumps they add–just to be safe.

    • Kellie

      My local one does 5

  2. A Smith

    How many carbs?

    • Sandy

      16 grams AND 16 GRAMS of SUGARRRR. That cannot be Keto friendly. I’m supposed to stay under 17g of carbs

    • Kellie

      The only carbs you get from this is from the HWC. The SF syrups have 0 carbs.

      • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

        Thanks, Kellie!

        • Kellie

          You’re welcome!

  3. Jess

    I tried this in vente size and split the pumps of cinnamon dolce with a couple pumps of vanilla. I used almond milk instead of cream. Surprisingly good drink that I would order again. I ordered in the app and switched out the same amount of pumps of syrup for sugar free versions. I think I could have gone with less sweetness though. I would order it again and may try to subtract some syrup pumps and a little stevia as a replacement. I think there sugar free syrups use splenda.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh good! SO glad you enjoyed it, Jess! Thanks a bunch for the feedback!

    • Tina

      Tons of carbs in the almond milk…. much less carbs in heavy cream..Starbucks almond and coconut milk are sweetened

      • wndjwkdsj

        actually the almond milk is unsweetened the soy and coconut are the only ones sweetened 🙂 – yours truly a barista

    • Miranda Knott

      Jess, Starbucks almond milk is sweetened. So, there is additional/sugar carbs and would no longer be keto. I hope this helps 💕

  4. Elena Lawson

    This was amazing! Any ideas what the macros are though? I’m trying to track, and can’t find them anywhere on the “interweb”.

    • Cassandra (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Elena! To get a good idea of what the actual macros would be, I would suggest downloading the Starbucks app, if you haven’t already, as you can customize your drink to see how the macros would shake out. It also depends on the number of pumps of syrup you request. Hope that helps!

      • Elena Lawson

        Thanks Ladies! The app shows 0 g of fat (which has to be impossible due to the heavy whipping cream). The website about doesn’t have the option to select HWC. Just figured someone out there may have figured this one out already 🙂

  5. Amy

    Here is the breakdown from the app:
    60 Calories
    15mg sodium
    16 grams of total carbohydrates and that is all sugar…16grams of total sugar.
    0 grams fat
    If you get a Venti Iced White Tea with no liquid sugar pumps that is 16 grams of sugar.
    If you get a venti iced white tea with liquid sugar, that is also 16 grams of sugar.
    There is a disclaimer in the app that says “Nutrition information is calculated based on our standard recipes. Because our products may be customized, exact information may vary”

    Fitbit nutrition shows: iced white tea without liquid sugar is a big fat 0 for calories and for carbs.
    myfitness pal shows: for 2Tbs of the starbucks Cinnamon dolce syrup, has 1 carb, 0 calories, 0 protein, 0 fat…I would assume 0 fiber
    Heavy Cream, for 1 ounce is 110 calories , 1 carb and 12 grams of fat, 1 gram of protein and no fiber
    Cinnamon is free
    Hope this helps.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for taking the time to share the breakdown with us, Amy! Good to know!

      • Brittany

        The app does not make adjustments to the nutritional information when you make changes like HWC or SF syrup so that may not be accurate.

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          Thanks so much for the warning.

  6. Amanda

    I just tried it, 3 pumps of sf cinnamon dolce syrup, 3 stevia, heavy cream, and the venti tea. She put a lot of heavy cream in there. But it was delicious!

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Amanda! Oh my! That does sound delicious! 🥰

  7. Pam

    Since the white tea is being discontinued, will this taste the same with green or black tea?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      That’s a great question, Pam! I would ask your barista for their suggestions on a replacement.

  8. Emilie

    How many calories are in a Venti?

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Emilie! To get a good idea of what the actual macros would be, I would suggest downloading the Starbucks app, if you haven’t already, as you can customize your drink to see how the macros would add up. It also depends on the number of pumps of syrup you request. Hope that helps!❤

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