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How to Skinny Your Beverage

You’ve probably heard of our sinfully delicious, guilt-free Skinny Lattes – available in Caramel, Vanilla, Hazelnut and Cinnamon Dolce. These treats each come in around 90 calories, 0g fat and 9g protein for a Tall (12 fl oz) serving. Plus they have about 30% of your U.S. daily value in calcium.

But with a few simple substitutions, you can make just about any drink Skinny. One of my favorites is a Skinny Caramel Macchiato. It’s not on the menu – it’s simply a Caramel Macchiato made with nonfat milk and sugar-free vanilla syrup. You can still keep the caramel drizzle topping for a little added indulgence and have only about 110 calories.

Here is how to make your favorite drink Skinny:

Opt for nonfat milk. That saves up to 120 calories and 15g fat.
Switch to sugar-free syrup. That trims off about 20 calories and 5g sugar per pump of syrup!
Hold the whip. Whipped cream adds about 50 to 110 calories and 5 to 11g of fat to your drink.

Here are some additional ways to shave calories in your favorite drink:

Choose an iced drink. When you add ice, you displace some of the milk. So while you’ll be missing out on a little calcium, you’ll be saving a few calories. For example, a Tall Skinny Vanilla Latte is about 90 calories; the Iced version is only about 60.
Add espresso. An espresso shot has about 5 calories. Adding a shot of espresso displaces an ounce of the milk, which lowers the overall calories. For example, an Iced Tall Nonfat Latte is about 70 calories. Add a shot, and you have an Iced Double Tall Nonfat Latte at approximately 60 calories.
Ask for extra foam. The foamier the milk, the less calories in the drink. This is why a Cappuccino has fewer calories than a Caffè Latte.

A disclaimer: Calorie numbers will vary depending on the type and size of the drink, of course. Because we make our drinks by hand, nutrient values may vary, but they reflect our standard recipes and retail operating procedures.

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    • 1/10/2013 3:32 PM

    I Like an iced, venti, non-fat, tazo chai tea, which is 300 calories. I was told that there are 6 pumps of syrup in this drink, and if I told them to reduce the pumps to 4 or 3, there would be less calories. Can you please respond?

    • dizzydee
    • 8/22/2013 10:26 PM

    I love grande nonfat chai lattes but to make them more diet friendly I use 2 pumps chai and 2 pumps sugar free vanilla flavoring. Cuts the calories in half and
    For my iced venti nonfat chai drinks I request 1/2 chai and half sugar free flavoring.
    In both cases i get the same scrumptious drink

      • karendarter
      • 2/4/2014 4:41 PM

      In reply to: dizzydee

      Thanks for these ideas...I'm diabetic but I love live love my chasing tea lattes... So now I will ask for half chai and half sugar free vanilla...can't wait to try it tomorrow...

    • 3/22/2014 8:47 PM

    Are there sugar or alternative sugars in the skinny latte vanilla? It says 16g on a site I found. What is the source of that sugar ?

    • hrcompguy
    • 5/10/2014 6:13 AM

    Calories in syrup per pump

    • 5/20/2014 5:00 PM

    I would like to be able to see how many calories is in a pump of syrup, I have the Caramel syrup that goes on top of the drinks

    • 9/5/2014 5:22 AM

    Great ideas. Sugar alcohols and sugar substitutes irritate my stomach, so I usually order a tall iced caramel macchiato with soy milk (no whip) and only one pump. It's only sound 160 calories and it's delicious!!!

    • 9/11/2014 1:40 PM

    I am on a low carb (low sugar) diet. Any suggestions on what is diet friendly? Does Starbucks have any sugar free lemonades? My sister always get a Tazo Lemonade, looks yummy, but how do I make it sugar free? I am a Starbucks Dummy.

    • 4/19/2017 8:50 AM

    If I order a coffee frappuccino with almond milk and sugar free vanilla syrup how many calories would I get?

    • Ros616pri131
    • 5/6/2017 10:53 AM

    How do I order a SUGAR-FREE Cinnamon Dolce Frappuccino with a shot of espresso topped w/whipped cream?
    I was told thereis NO such drink?!
    Thank you.

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