There’s nothing better than a refreshing drink to cool off with on a hot summer day. Sure, a lemonade or simple iced tea will do the trick, but why settle for one of these beverages when you could indulge in a less common and far more flavorful one? Here’s the quick answer: You shouldn’t settle. And what better place to find such flavorful drinks than our beloved Starbucks? To help you out, we threw together a list of the best iced drinks that pair perfectly with a hot summer day. Read on if you have any desire to cool off with a super good looking (and tasting) iced beverage.
Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink
If you’re in the mood for something fruity, this drink has your name written all over it─in classic handwritten Starbucks fashion, of course. And if you’ve never been to the tropics, you’ll have no need to go after this drink. The combination of guava, passionfruit, pineapple and ginger flavoring will transport you to your favorite white-sand beach in no time, and it will only cost you about $5. The fruit flavoring is joined by a coconut milk base and ice to create a creamy, smooth, refreshing (duh!) iced beverage. Who needs a vacation, anyway?
Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade
I think we can all unanimously agree that there’s nothing more refreshing than an iced tea, especially one freshly brewed at everyone’s favorite coffee house. And the only thing better than an iced tea is an iced tea lemonade. This iced drink is hand-shaken with Starbucks’ passion blend consisting of hibiscus, lemongrass, and apple flavoring, all of which are sweetened with magic syrups and poured beautifully over ice. Ditch your traditional lemonade and iced tea go-tos this summer and try something made with a little more passion. It’ll taste much better, trust us.
Mango Dragonfruit Refresher
ICYMI in the name, this iced drink is literally known for how refreshing it is. The sweet blend of mango and dragon fruit is, perhaps, the most serendipitous summertime combination we’ve heard, and it’s by far the most delicious one we’ve tried. If you’re worrying about satiating your caffeine fix, there’s no need. This caffeine-infused beverage will cool you off and pick you up. And the best part? This drink, which is topped with diced dragon fruit bits, is simply a summertime must.
Iced Caramel Cloud Macchiato
While sometimes a fruity, not-so-caffeinated drink will suffice, there are times when the only motivation to get out of bed is a creamy iced coffee. That’s where this iced beverage comes in. This sweet, caramel-drizzled, cloud-like foamy goodness might just become your new go-to order item. Made with smooth espresso, vanilla flavoring, and the perfect amount of caramel sweetness, this iced macchiato will reignite your summertime love for coffee. We highly recommend trying it. However, if you’re not a caramel fanatic, the drink also comes in a cocoa flavor, which is equally as delicious.
Iced Oatmilk Honey Latte
Another coffee favorite, this iced latte will be your new tasty pick-me-up. The combination of oatmilk and espresso leaves a sweet yet savory flavor, reminding you that sweet and salty actually do make an extraordinary team. And the honey? Well, that’s simply the cherry on top. This drink is a delicious option for those with dietary restrictions and will leave any customer satisfied, energized, and, of course, refreshed.
Iced Pineapple Matcha
Sitting pretty as one of Starbucks’ three spotlighted coconut milk beverages, this matcha-infused delight is the answer to all of your summertime prayers. Shaken intentionally with matcha green tea, pineapple juice, ginger, and coconut milk, this iced drink will have you refreshed before you even take a sip. While the taste sells the drink alone, the health benefits of matcha and ginger are simply aftermarket bonuses, and ones your body will thank you for.
Aside from its pretty aesthetic, this iced drink is one that simply cannot disappoint. Made with Starbucks’ famous Strawberry Açaí Refreshers® mix and blended harmoniously with sweet touches of passionfruit, this coconut milk-based beverage is the perfect fruity compliment to a hot summer day. While the strawberry and passionfruit flavors prevail, the coconut milk serves as the perfect base for such a refreshing drink. We’re impressed, and we highly recommend this be one of your next tried beverages.
If pink isn’t your color, perhaps violet is. This violet-hued drink, dangerously similar to the one listed prior, will definitely make your ordering process a bit more complicated. Really, how can you choose between the two? Instead of infusing the Strawberry Açaí Refreshers® blend, this drink flaunts the Very Berry Hibiscus one, and we’re just as in love with it. With hints of blackberry and tangy hibiscus flavoring, this iced beverage will satiate your fruit craving in no time. Again, this coconut milk-based drink is the perfect option for a lactose-free diet.
Strawberry Frappuccino Blended Beverage
You didn’t think we forgot about frappuccinos, did you? While we’d probably sort this drink in the dessert department, there’s no reason you can’t cool off with one on a warm summer day. Painted yet again as the start of the show, strawberry makes this drink the refreshing summer beverage it is. Blended together with strawberry puree, ice, and milk, and topped with strawberry puree and a super sweet vanilla whipped cream, this iced drink will have you lost in its deliciousness.
S’mores Frappuccino Crème Blended Beverage
Following suit with the frappuccino trend we’ve started, this beverage literally screams summer. Reminiscent of your favorite fire-side treat, the s’mores frap will have you wishing summer could last forever with the first sip. While this creamy blend of milk chocolate sauce, Starbucks’ marshmallow-infused whipped cream, vanilla, milk, and ice sounds more of an after-dinner indulgence, there’s no reason you can’t sip one by the pool to cool off. And, in typical s’mores fashion, this dreamy iced drink is topped with a scrumptious graham cracker crumble. YUM.
Blended Strawberry Lemonade
Yes, lemonade is probably one of the most generic summer beverages. But have you ever heard of blended strawberry-infused lemonade? ‘Generic’ doesn’t exactly describe it. This refreshing, iced, slushy-like beverage will make you wonder how you ever survived a pool day without it. The hint of strawberry and cooling taste of lemonade will leave you refreshed and with a zingy pep in your step, reminding you how tasty a lemonade can be.