We Tried the Starbucks Keto White Drink Off the Secret Menu and We Don’t Hate It
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We’ll be honest: When we heard Starbucks Keto White Drink was a thing, we were a little wary. We still had a bad taste in our mouths from Starbucks Keto Pink Drink and were unsure that we could put our taste buds through that torture again. But to our surprise, Starbucks Keto White Drink (~$4), an invention of keto dieters ‘gramming their creations and tagging them #KetoStarbucks, is actually quite good.
If you want to order it, ask your barista for:
- unsweetened Peach Citrus White Tea
- a splash of heavy cream
- 2-4 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup
- no water
- light ice
The taste is creamy, peachy, and refreshing. Some people on Instagram are calling it “liquid peach cobbler” and have compared it to Disney’s Peach Milk Tea at Epcot. We think it tastes more like peaches and cream or Trolli Peachie O’s Gummy Candies. We even tried it side-by-side with the blended version (like a Frappuccino). It tastes the same on the rocks or blended (with the exception of milkshake-like texture, obviously).
Here’s the only downside. The sugar-free vanilla syrup doesn’t have sugar, but it does have sucralose. Some hardcore dieters are wary of all the chemicals in certain sugar-free sweeteners like sucralose and advise going for erythritol, monk fruit, Swerve, stevia, and xylitol instead. So, BYOS (bring your own sweetener) OR order this drink with stevia, something Starbucks does have. FYI, the drink may taste slightly different if you do, as you’ll be missing the vanilla element. That, or just consume in moderation!
Starbucks’ Keto White Drink is delicious, and we can’t believe there’s no sugar in it. If real peaches and cream aren’t in the cards, this treat is worth a try.
Have you tried the Starbucks Keto White Drink? What do you think? Hit us up on @BritandCo on Twitter and let us know.
(Photo via Gabi Conti / Brit + Co)