Does iced coffee contain a lot of sugar? Iced coffee. That icy refreshing coffee that we all order from May through September (or if you are like me all year long). A cooling drink that still gives you that much-needed caffeine hit. But exactly how much sugar do these cooling coffee drinks contain and do iced coffees even contain sugar? These are the questions that I am going to be answering in this post.
In order to answer this question, I have collated the sugar content data for the iced coffees at four chains – Starbucks, Dunkin’, McDonald’s, and Biggby. So, let’s find out – does iced coffee contain a lot of sugar?
How Much Sugar is in an Iced Coffee?
Some coffee shops add sugar to their iced coffees whilst some coffee shops do not. For example, Starbucks and McDonald’s iced coffees contain sugar whereas Dunkin’ and Biggby Iced coffees do not contain sugar.
Before we dig in, if you are interested in learning about the sugar contents of other popular drinks at coffee stores then makes ire to check out the following posts I wrote:
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- How Much Sugar is in Hot Chocolate?
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- How Do You Order a Latte with Less Sugar?
Does Starbucks Put Sugar in Their Iced Coffee?
Starbucks adds classic sugar syrup to its iced coffee.
How Much Sugar is in Starbucks’ Iced Coffee?
Below I have collated the sugar content data for an iced coffee at Starbucks for the different cup sizes. This data is for black iced coffee without milk. Iced coffee with milk has a higher total sugar content due to the naturally occurring sugar in milk.
|Starbucks Cup Size||Sugar Content In Starbucks Iced Coffee|
How Many Pumps of Sugar Are in Starbucks Iced Coffee?
Starbucks adds the following number of pumps of sugar syrup to the different sizes of iced coffees:
- Tall – 3 pumps
- Grande – 4 pumps
- Venti – 6 pumps
- Trenta – 7 pumps
Can You Get Starbucks Iced Coffee with No Sugar?
You can order an iced coffee at Starbucks with fewer classic sugar pumps or with no sugar pumps at all.
If you want to find out about the lowest sugar drinks at Starbucks, then make sure to check out the following posts I wrote:
- Which Frappuccinos Contain the Least Sugar?
- 34 Best Low Sugar Drinks at Starbucks (10g of sugar or less)
- 12 Lowest Sugar Starbucks Cold Drinks You Need To Know
Does McDonald’s Add Sugar to Their Iced Coffee?
McDonald’s adds sugar syrup to their iced coffee.
How Much Sugar is in a Mcdonald’s Iced Coffee?
Below is the sugar content data for the iced coffees at McDonald’s in various sizes.
|McDonald’s Cup Size||Sugar Content in McDonald’s Iced Coffee|
Can You Order a McDonald’s Iced Coffee Without Sugar?
You can order a McDonald’s iced coffee without sugar syrup or alternatively with sugar-free vanilla syrup.
Below is the sugar content data for McDonald’s iced coffees ordered with cream and with sugar-free vanilla syrup or no sugar syrup.
|McDonald’s Cup Size||Sugar Content in McDonald’s Iced Coffee with Cream and Sugar-Free Vanilla Syrup Or No Syrup|
The 1g sugar content contained in the small iced coffee above is a result of the cream added to the drink. If you order your McDonald’s iced coffee with no cream and also with sugar-free vanilla syrup or no syrup, then the iced coffee will contain 0g of sugar.
If you want to find out what the lowest sugar drinks at Mcdonald’s are then make sure to check out the following post which I wrote on the topic – 10 Sugar-Free and Low Sugar Drinks at McDonald’s.
How Much Sugar is in Dunkin’ Iced Coffee?
There is no added sugar in Dunkin’s iced coffee. All sizes of Dunkin’ iced coffee contain 0g of sugar.
|Dunkin’ Cup Size||Sugar Content In Dunkin’ Iced Coffee|
If you want to find out what the lowest sugar drinks at Dunkin’ are then make sure to check out the following post, I wrote on the topic – 20 Best Low Sugar Dunkin’ Drinks.
How Much Sugar is in Biggby Iced Coffee?
There is no added sugar in Biggby’s iced coffee. All sizes of Biggby iced coffee contain 0g of sugar.
|Biggby Cup Size||Sugar Content In Biggby Iced Coffee|
If you want to find out what the lowest sugar drinks at Biggby are then make sure to check out the following post, I wrote on the topic – 17 Lower Sugar and Zero Sugar Drinks at Biggby.
Sugar In Iced Coffee F&Q
Does Iced Coffee Contain a Lot of Sugar?
Some coffee places add sugar syrup to their iced coffee, whereas others do not. An iced coffee with no milk and no sweetener contains 0g of sugar.
A large iced coffee that contains sugar syrup can contain as much as 42g of sugar.
How Many Spoons of Sugar Are in an Iced Coffee?
An unsweetened iced coffee contains 0g of sugar. However, there can be as much as 10 teaspoons of sugar in a large sweetened iced coffee.
Does Iced Coffee Contain a Lot of Sugar? – The Final Bite
Does Iced Coffee contain a lot of sugar? Well, the answer to this question really depends on where you order your iced coffee from. For example, some coffee chains will sweeten their iced coffee. This is both the case at Starbucks and McDonald’s. However, other chains such as Dunkin’ and Biggby do not. This variation across coffee chains can make a big difference to the sugar content of your iced coffee. So, just always be on the lookout if your favorite coffee chain is sweetening your iced coffee or not.
Ingredients and/or manufacturing processes may change. Always double-check ingredient lists and nutritional information before purchasing any food items.
WANT TO FIND MORE LOW SUGAR OPTIONS?
Do you want to learn about some other low-sugar options at your favorite coffee chains, fast food, or restaurant joints, or just while you are shopping for groceries? If you do, then check out some of my other articles below: