Starbucks Unicorn Drink: 10 Alternative Drinks That Are Healthier

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Starbucks has come up with a new and exciting frappuccino, the Unicorn Frappuccino. With the first sip, you can experience sweet and fruity flavors which slowly transform to sour.

The Starbucks Unicorn drink looks attractive. It has a whipped cream topping sprinkled with pink and blue fairy powders. The new drink is available for a limited time from April 19 to 23 at Starbucks. You will probably want to go and try one for yourself, but weight watchers should be careful.

This drink contains 37 grams of sugar. The Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino ingredients do not include coffee, which suggests that this drink may be caffeine-free. Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino contains 190 calories.

10 Starbucks Healthy Drinks

Why not opt for some healthy drinks that aren’t sugar-laden? Here are 10 Starbucks healthy drinks which may be a good alternative to this new drink. You should give these a try instead.

1. Cappuccino

This Italian coffee drink contains double espresso, hot milk, and steamed-milk foam. At some outlets, the milk is substituted with cream and flavored with cinnamon or chocolate powder.

It has a bold coffee taste with a rich texture and flavor. It is available in different forms like iced, traditional, wet, dry, and flavored.

2. Caffe Americano

This coffee is prepared by brewing espresso with added hot water. The strength of the Caffe Americano varies depending on the number of shots of espresso and water added. A 12-ounce serving of Caffe Americano from Starbucks contains only 10 calories.

3. Flat White

Flat White is a double shot of espresso with lightly-aerated milk. It doesn’t contain foam but has the appearance of velvet or paint. A tall, 12-ounce serving with soy milk contains 140 calories.

4. Caffe Latte

Caffe Latte is a dark, rich espresso with steamed milk and a light layer of foam on top. A 12-ounce serving with soy milk contains 150 calories. You can substitute the coffee base with masala chai, mate, matcha or turmeric, soy milk, or almond milk.

5. Caffe Misto

Caffe Misto is simply half filtered coffee and half heated milk. A tall, 12-ounce serving of Caffe Misto made with soy milk contains only 80 calories.

6. Mocha Frappuccino

The Mocha Frappuccino is coffee blended with ice, sugar, milk and lots of chocolate sauce. It has whipped cream topping with additional chocolate sauce. This drink has an intense chocolatey flavor.

7. Iced Vanilla Latte

Starbucks blends latte espresso with milk and vanilla syrup to make this drink. The Iced Vanilla Latte is served over ice. A 12-ounce serving made with soy milk contains 150 calories.

8. Chai Tea Latte

The Chai Tea Latte is a combination of black tea infused with spices like cinnamon and clove. They combine this with steamed milk and top it with foam. The tea latte tastes sweet and spicy. An eight-ounce serving contains 120 calories.

9. Peppermint Mocha

This mocha drink is a refreshing mixture of peppermint syrup, espresso, steamed milk, and chocolate. The Peppermint Mocha has a topping of whipped cream and dark chocolate curls. An eight-ounce serving with non-fat milk and no whipped cream contains 160 calories.

10. Fresh Filter Coffee

A tall serving of filter coffee contains only four calories. It is a great energizing drink to start your day with.

These are the standard drinks available at any Starbucks location. You can enjoy Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino once before it’s gone. It is available only until April 23 and looks too colorful to miss. Even if you don’t want to drink it, you’ll probably want to take a picture of it, as it looks out of this world.



“15 Delicious Drinks All For Less Than 150 Calories,” Starbucks,  December 29, 2011;