When in doubt, go half
Phototasty/Shutterstock “A grande mocha has 35 grams of sugar in it,” explains Erica Giovinazzo, MS, RD, CSSD, a Los Angeles-based nutritionist. “That’s eight teaspoons of sugar! Some of it comes from the milk itself but not that much. If you’re getting any kind of sweetener, go with half the number of pumps.” Here are some other ways to cut the sugar.
Skip the fraps altogether, actually
Marcus Hsieh/Shutterstock “Sorry to burst your bubble, but a regular frappuccino on the Starbucks menu has way more sugar than you think,” says Erica. “Would you eat TWO snickers bars?” She says that you can easily hack your craving for cold, sweet coffee by opting for a grande iced vanilla latte to cut the sugar content by more than half while still slurping in a sweet, refreshing caffeine boost.