If you’re one of those people who can drink plain, black coffee, we commend you. There are not a lot of people out there who can drink coffee on its own and if you can, it says a lot about you.
Aside from the people who drink their coffee with nothing in it, many add a splash of milk to ease its bitter taste. If you fall into the latter category, is your go-to choice of milk whole or skim? What about soy? People have their reasons for which type of milk they drink and why, but if you’re counting calories (and nothing else), you’ll want to do your research.
In order to do an official roundup of coffee calories based on your milk of choice, we thought it would be fair to base our calculations off of a simple, iced coffee from the best coffee chain in America: Starbucks.
Below, we’ve taken variations of a tall, unsweetened iced coffee from Starbucks and calculated their calorie content based on the different milk types used.
Iced Coffee with Soy Milk
Did you think soy milk would have the least amount of calories? You were right, but not by much. According to this calorie counter, a tall iced coffee with soy milk is 26 calories.
Iced Coffee with Two Percent
Many believe there’s a big difference between the calories in whole milk and two percent, but our research found otherwise. In a tall iced coffee with two percent milk, there are 26 calories.
Iced Coffee with Whole Milk
It’s no secret that whole has more calories than other types, but after you compare it to “healthier” options, you may be surprised. A tall iced coffee with whole milk is 30 calories.