Best Iced-Coffee Drinks for Your Waistline

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By: , SparkPeople Blogger
8/6/2012 10:00 AM   :  70 comments   :  100,412 Views

Does the hot and humid weather this summer have you reaching for iced coffee instead of your favorite hot brewed variety? If so, are they having a positive or negative impact on your weight goals? Although an iced coffee can be as simple as brewed coffee over ice (usually around 15 calories as with Starbucks Grande Iced Caffe' Americano), there tend to be many choices and varying degrees of nutritional value when you order them on the run. If you are enjoying frequent iced coffee drinks and having difficulty reaching your weight goals, there could be a connection. 
 
Typical recommendations when ordering iced coffee drinks and trying to limit calories is to select the smallest size, request skim milk, and hold the whipped or chocolate topping. Sometimes it can be very difficult to remember to keep everything straight when you are trying to order in a hurry. Here is a quick list of nine 16-ounce choices that can help keep you cool while helping to maintain your waistline.

Starbucks Grande Iced Skinny Flavored Latte (select from many sugar-free flavored syrups)
Calories – 80
Fat – 0 grams
Sugars – 10 grams
 
Starbucks Grande Iced Skinny Mocha
Calories – 100
Fat – 1.5 grams
Sugars – 8 grams
 
Starbucks Grande Mocha Light Frappuccino
Calories – 140
Fat – 1 gram
Sugars – 19 grams sugar
(You can also purchase these in a 9.5-ounce bottle from a local supermarket that are 100 calories/3 grams fat/11 grams sugar).
 
McDonald's McCafe' Medium Iced Nonfat Latte with Sugar-free Vanilla Syrup
Calories – 50
Fat – 0 grams
Sugars – 6 grams
 
Dunkin' Donuts Medium Iced Hazelnut Coffee with Skim Milk
Calories – 20
Fat – 0 grams
Sugars – 2 grams
 
Dunkin' Donuts Medium Iced Roast Coffee with Skim Milk and Splenda
Calories – 40
Fat – 0 grams
Sugars – 2 grams
 
Panera Large Iced Vanilla Latte with Skim Milk and Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup
Calories – 140
Fat – 0 grams
Sugars – 18 grams
 
Panera Large Iced Cappuccino with Skim Milk
Calories – 80
Fat – 0 grams
Sugar – 11 grams
 
Burger King Seattle's Best Medium Cold-brew Vanilla Latte with Skim Milk
Calories – 90
Fat – 0 grams
Sugars – 26 grams

 
Here are some higher calorie options that it would be best to skip unless you select the smallest size, request skim milk, and hold the whipped or chocolate toppings.

Starbucks Grande Java Chip Frappuccino
Calories – 460
Fat – 19 grams
Sugars – 55 grams
 
McDonald's McCafe' Large Iced Caramel Mocha
Calories – 390
Fat – 14 grams
Sugars – 48 grams
 
Dunkin' Donuts Large Caramel Turtle Iced Latte
Calories – 450
Fat – 12 grams
Sugars – 67 grams
 
Cold Stone Creamery "Gotta Have It" Iced Raspberry Truffle Mocha Latte
Calories – 520
Fat – 19 grams
Sugars – 71 grams
 
Baskin Robbins Large Iced Cappy Mocha Blast
Calories – 610
Fat – 10 grams
Sugars – 86 grams
 
Seattle's Best Large Cold-Brewed Marble Mocha
Calories – 540
Fat - 23 grams
Sugars – 68 grams
 

Do you select iced coffee to keep cool or other cold options? What is your favorite cold drink to enjoy on hot summer days?
 


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  • 20
    Tap water from the fridge - 8/6/2012   11:44:07 PM
  • 19
    My daughter needs caffeine because she has a condition (I don't know the condition) that needs caffeine in her body. She needs to uses fioricet. I don't want her using that medication all the time. My family aren't coffee drinkers. I buy for her in the military exchanges the coffee that comes in boxes with 16 or 18, etc of K-cup. It comes with one flavor or different flavors in the same box. I buy when the exchange have the K-cups are in special. She say the coffee in the K-cup are great. She prepare the coffee in different styles. Now, she doesn't need the medication everyday and she is happy because she have different kinds of coffee taste. She makes 2 cups with one K-cup. If she is happy with the coffee and happy with her with/out medication. - 8/6/2012   11:15:43 PM
  • 18
    I'm with you, IOWADEB, I'll make mine at home and save $$ along with calories.
    I mean, these things may look good on paper, but have you ever tasted an " iced skinny flavored latte?" BLICK!!!!!! A nasty, artificial, and overly flavored concoction! - 8/6/2012   8:36:03 PM
  • 17
    I like my homemade iced coffee. Less calories and great savings on the cost. - 8/6/2012   8:21:19 PM
  • CIRANDELLA
    16
    Thanks for the reviews! For my next splurge, it'll be Starbucks Java Chip frappuccino. The last one I had, had toasted coconut in it!!! - 8/6/2012   7:04:30 PM
  • 15
    This is why I drink my coffee black. Hot or iced. I love sweets and can't be trusted...Drinking coffee black not only saves calories and fat, but it's also a great time saver - just dump it in a cup and go! - 8/6/2012   3:54:17 PM
  • 14
    To be honest, these drinks are so expensive that I prefer iced coffee at home. I make it with black cofffee, ice and a drizzle of good vanilla extract. Because it's super cold, I do add a sugar-free sweetener to bring out the taste of the vanilla, generally one of the stevia extracts. Since it's my left-over cold coffee from breakfast, it doesn't break the bank either. - 8/6/2012   3:08:19 PM
  • 13
    Coffee is my weakness...I love this! - 8/6/2012   1:52:11 PM
  • 12
    Best choice--make your own iced coffee drinks. Then you know exactly what's going in it. As with anything else, it's always best to make your own rather than going fast-food. Not only better for your waistline but for your pocketbook too. - 8/6/2012   1:38:06 PM
  • 11
    Well, I don't add ice to it, but my favorite cold drink these days is my protein fruit smoothies. The "ice" is the frozen strawberries or other fruit I add.

    And no, I don't drink coffee (or tea) - have always found them too bitter for my taste buds. - 8/6/2012   1:30:23 PM
  • 10
    I make my own iced coffee with a cold-brew system, so I KNOW what I'm drinking! Usually 2% milk, cinnamon, and a dust of cocoa (b/c I like the taste of coffee). - 8/6/2012   1:01:25 PM
  • 9
    Iced decaf with nonfat milk latte - yum!!!!!!! - 8/6/2012   12:55:36 PM
  • 8
    Whoa! Looks like im staying away from the Mcdonalds Mochas from now on! Do the sugar free syrups and skim milk still taste good? - 8/6/2012   12:55:25 PM
  • 7
    Well the drinks I get weren't mentioned but I enjoy a Skinny Iced Caramelizer at dutch bros and if I'm at Starbucks I do a Iced coffee w/o milk or cream and add syrup. - 8/6/2012   12:41:44 PM
  • 6
    I love sucking down a giant iced coffee, but any time I've ever gotten a smaller size, I haven't felt cheated. I can't stand artificial sweeteners though, so I stick with the real thing and treat it as a dessert for the day. Certainly not suitable for my daily caffeine fix! - 8/6/2012   12:27:00 PM
  • 5
    Of course my favorite....Starbucks Grande Java Chip Frappuccino has 19 grams of fat!!!! anything really "good" has sssssooooommmmmmmeeeeeeeee fat in it, right? Guess I had my last one...let me see when was that?
    - 8/6/2012   12:23:30 PM
  • 4
    I am not into iced coffees but this really has some good information. I will give it to my daughter. - 8/6/2012   12:03:28 PM
  • BREMLEY
    3
    The iced skinny mocha at Starbucks really satisfies that chocolate craving without to much damage. Remember, no matter what you have to hold the whip! So not worth the calories! - 8/6/2012   11:54:45 AM
  • 2
    I always choose Starbucks Grande Iced Americano, but ask them to leave a little room and then I add just a bit of half-n-half for that creamy taste. Also, half-n-half has less carbs than even skim milk! - 8/6/2012   11:25:12 AM
  • 1
    I also enjoy Mcdonald's Iced coffee with sugar free vanilla- a medium has 90 calories. And the Starbucks Coffee frappucino light is another yummy treat. A grande has 110 calories. - 8/6/2012   10:17:18 AM

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