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Paleo drink options at Starbucks (and other cafes).

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Updated September 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM
Created March 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Obviously, most things in Starbucks are not paleo. A quick Google search finds food options at Starbucks that can be considered paleo if eaten occasionally (e.g. bananas, roasted nuts), but not much info. on their drinks (other than simple teas). Recognizing that many paleo folks still allow for coffee (and some, milk), what are reasonable drink options at Starbucks?

Hot Drinks:

  • Hot tea
  • Espresso
  • Coffee
  • Americano (espresso + water)
  • Latte (whole milk) w/cinnamon

Cold Drinks:

  • Unsweetened iced tea
  • Iced coffee

The flavored syrups are not paleo, considering they're heavily processed and made with sugar. (Anyone know about their cacao mix for mochas and hot chocolates?)

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0 · May 25, 2014 at 3:34 PM

and I find the "nipple pus" comment misogynistic.

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0 · May 25, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Cutest story. I usually cringe when people use words like "naughty" and "sinful" about food, but coming from an older librarian, it's kinda perfect. I hope she had one for herself after you left!

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0 · October 28, 2013 at 6:37 AM

Whipping cream is paleo safe?

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1197 · May 12, 2013 at 4:23 PM

milk is not pus - vegan lies!

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450 · February 27, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Ah okay, thanks! Maybe it was reformulated since I originally posted (it was a year ago) or could have just mistaken it for another flavor.

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50 · February 26, 2013 at 8:27 PM

The sugar-free mocha, I mean, sorry to be unclear.

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50 · February 26, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Nah, it's a powder we mix with hot water. Don't remember what's in it right now, but it reads like a chemistry set.

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65 · November 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM

thanks so much for the heavy cream comment. I will now be getting my tall bold with heavy cream instead of putting in half and half.

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50 · August 11, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Can you get iced coffee at Starbucks that doesn't have sugar? I've never ordered it but looking at the website all the iced coffee contains sugar.

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50 · August 11, 2012 at 2:14 AM

I found oak0y's comment helpful. I was going to ask if the heavy whipping cream contained good fats or bad. No reason for jumping on someone for being helpful.

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390 · August 04, 2012 at 6:36 AM

As I read somewhere: decaf is just warm brown water.

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390 · August 04, 2012 at 6:35 AM

Nipple pus? You just made me choke on my coffee..

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122 · July 12, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Ditto. I get a lb of ground coffee and put it in a pitcher of water over night then strain it off the next day

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122 · July 12, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Be careful with almond milk, because every commercial supplier adds sugar to it

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1471 · June 07, 2012 at 2:21 AM

i get charged extra on coffee but not on tea. i tell them i want a little cup to put in my tea after it steeps. also, ask for LIQUID heavy cream. ....in LONDON they looked at me like I had two heads. You want heavy cream? OMG, the london girls would die, she said...all they drink is skinny this and lite that....and Iam thinking...how miserable...

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277 · June 06, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I make this myself & have big jugs in the refrigerators at both work and home. It's also known as 'cold-brewed' coffee concentrate, and is all the rage here in Portland, Oregon. And it's AWESOME!

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788 · June 06, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Nikki answered below. In case you didn't see it the idea is that most people's problems with dairy is the sugar and protein. Heavy Cream has so much fat that the sugar and protein is greatly reduced and so it is tolerated much better.

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234 · June 06, 2012 at 4:52 PM

A breve IS made with half and half. Try ordering a Cafe Creme-that is espresso and heavy cream. However, no one will probably know what you mean-you will always probably have to specifically ask. :-)

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788 · June 06, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Agree with Jared. Honestly...

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1906 · May 08, 2012 at 11:03 PM

I've never been charged extra, and I've been to quite a few Starbucks. Sounds like the barista/cashier didn't know what he/she was doing.

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242 · May 08, 2012 at 6:56 PM

They charged you extra?? I don't think they've been charging me any extra... I'll have to be on the lookout for that!

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4873 · May 07, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Yah, I did this today, I explained I wanted HC and they charged me 60 cents :(

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1906 · March 19, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Yeah, that's happened to me several times. Apparently you need to clarify that you _don't_ want half 'n half.

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0 · March 19, 2012 at 4:07 AM

Thanks Joe! Do you think coconut cream will keep all day? Does it have to be refrigerated once open?

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11142 · March 15, 2012 at 10:58 PM

+1 for librarian story :)

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1614 · March 15, 2012 at 10:38 PM

baby food containers: http://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Freeze-Reusable-Containers-12-Pack/dp/B002YQQQJW/

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3614 · March 15, 2012 at 8:35 PM

oak0y.... The person who posted the question wasn't asking for a dogmatic comment. If you can't actually help answering a question, it's best not to answer. Sorry, pet peeve.

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258 · March 15, 2012 at 8:05 PM

+1 for the words "Naughty Cream" spoken by a librarian!

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231 · March 15, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Misto is a drink? I always ask for heavy cream everywhere I go, that's how I found out Starbucks stocks it, they always correct me and say "do you mean heavy whipping cream?".

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350 · February 26, 2012 at 8:18 PM

just bought a venti iced coffee & asked for heavy whipping cream...had no idea this was an option. so yummy...so addicted. thanks :)

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60 · February 26, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Yes, they do seem confused by my ordering the "skinny" mocha with cream/whole milk. Gives me the urge to explain myself, but I don't want to be even more of a weirdo!

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20908 · February 26, 2012 at 2:13 AM

I've tried to order a breve, but they always think that means half-and-half. I have to specifically ask for steamed whipping cream to get what I want.

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20908 · February 26, 2012 at 2:12 AM

I do four. But yes. Yum. If you have the starbucks card, you get free cream upgrades.

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108 · February 19, 2012 at 1:11 PM

I knew someone who did an internship in a coffee factory in Seoul, and hensaid after seeing how it was made, he would never be able to drink decaf again. Did not provide details, but I got the impression there were a lot of chemicals involved.

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1138 · February 19, 2012 at 6:25 AM

I've heard that argument about the "trenta" as well, but it being "bigger than the average human stomach" would only be an issue if you sucked it all down in a matter of minutes. I usually get my venti/trenta iced coffee about 9 and sip it until my lunch at 12:30-1:00. Your stomach is digesting and emptying along with you refilling it, and keep in mind, most fast food restaurants still have cup sizes way bigger. Not sure why Starbucks was so ostracized about the cup size- I LOVE it. I am dead without my coffee ;)

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4273 · February 17, 2012 at 4:42 AM

Yeah for Modesto.

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80 · October 21, 2011 at 7:25 AM

Can we get some confirmation that the cream is not sweetened?

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7970 · April 04, 2011 at 1:13 PM

Yes, they pour real cream and vanilla sugar syrup into their "whipped cream" CO2 dispensers. I just ask for "Cold heavy whipping cream" and 90% of the time they know what I'm talking about (at Starbuck where I'm not already a regular).

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1471 · April 04, 2011 at 1:09 PM

anything with bergamot...yum...but i just found out certain levels of bergamont block potassium ...but i dont know what "certain level" count is...

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78417 · April 04, 2011 at 9:10 AM

heavy cream at starbucks wont be grass fed or organic.

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80 · March 28, 2011 at 4:00 AM

I like Modesto for the most part. :)

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1387 · March 26, 2011 at 11:56 AM

I'll have to try that. I was unaware they had heavy cream on the premises that was not whipped and sweetened.

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454 · March 26, 2011 at 9:16 AM

Yeah...a lot of people have bad things to say about Modesto, but I've traveled allllllll over the country and trust me, there are a LOT worse places to live.

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1702 · March 26, 2011 at 2:21 AM

I think Biggby Coffee carries the same brand. Its so amazing.

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80 · March 25, 2011 at 9:38 PM

A rare compliment to Modesto. I grew up there. :)

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1416 · March 25, 2011 at 8:35 PM

They keep heavy cream around? Good to know.

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8858 · March 25, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Similarly, I ask for a small with "2 or 3 ounces heavy whipping cream."

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4086 · March 25, 2011 at 7:17 PM

no kiddin' about the prices!

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350 · February 27, 2012 at 6:35 PM

I thought this was funny...I just ordered a small coffee with heavy whipping cream at my public library and the older woman who made my drink said "I like to call this naughty cream, because it's full of fat and so yummy." She then said my request was something she never hears and when I told her I was on a high fat diet she said "Well that just sounds delicious."

Made me smile. :)

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0 · May 25, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Cutest story. I usually cringe when people use words like "naughty" and "sinful" about food, but coming from an older librarian, it's kinda perfect. I hope she had one for herself after you left!

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11142 · March 15, 2012 at 10:58 PM

+1 for librarian story :)

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258 · March 15, 2012 at 8:05 PM

+1 for the words "Naughty Cream" spoken by a librarian!

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80 · March 25, 2011 at 7:25 PM

You can add heavy whipping cream to any drink that they make. I get a Misto which is half coffee and half steamed heavy cream.

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65 · November 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM

thanks so much for the heavy cream comment. I will now be getting my tall bold with heavy cream instead of putting in half and half.

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50 · August 11, 2012 at 2:14 AM

I found oak0y's comment helpful. I was going to ask if the heavy whipping cream contained good fats or bad. No reason for jumping on someone for being helpful.

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788 · June 06, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Agree with Jared. Honestly...

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3614 · March 15, 2012 at 8:35 PM

oak0y.... The person who posted the question wasn't asking for a dogmatic comment. If you can't actually help answering a question, it's best not to answer. Sorry, pet peeve.

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231 · March 15, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Misto is a drink? I always ask for heavy cream everywhere I go, that's how I found out Starbucks stocks it, they always correct me and say "do you mean heavy whipping cream?".

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350 · February 26, 2012 at 8:18 PM

just bought a venti iced coffee & asked for heavy whipping cream...had no idea this was an option. so yummy...so addicted. thanks :)

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80 · October 21, 2011 at 7:25 AM

Can we get some confirmation that the cream is not sweetened?

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78417 · April 04, 2011 at 9:10 AM

heavy cream at starbucks wont be grass fed or organic.

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1387 · March 26, 2011 at 11:56 AM

I'll have to try that. I was unaware they had heavy cream on the premises that was not whipped and sweetened.

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213 · February 26, 2012 at 2:09 AM

Blarf. I work there and I am sick of any and all beverages EXCEPT the iced decaf willow coffee (have to ask for it on the rare clover machine). Delicious, like honey. Pinch of stevia, nutmeg, and cream and it is just divine. Otherwise. Everything is fake garbage. EVERYTHING. (non-organic milk = nipple pus).

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0 · May 25, 2014 at 3:34 PM

and I find the "nipple pus" comment misogynistic.

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1197 · May 12, 2013 at 4:23 PM

milk is not pus - vegan lies!

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390 · August 04, 2012 at 6:35 AM

Nipple pus? You just made me choke on my coffee..

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777 · March 26, 2011 at 7:58 AM

americano. no cream. no nothing. pretty good (for starbucks)

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126 · March 25, 2011 at 9:33 PM

I only do this once in a while, I ask for an espresso shot with heavy cream "all the way up, COLD". They are horrified...

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566 · March 25, 2011 at 7:46 PM

three shot latte with heavy cream. yup.

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20908 · February 26, 2012 at 2:12 AM

I do four. But yes. Yum. If you have the starbucks card, you get free cream upgrades.

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1702 · April 04, 2011 at 1:29 PM

I confused a barista this weekend by ordering a Mocha latte with sugar free syrup but heavy cream instead of milk. It was delicious. A once-in-a-while treat though with the flavoring.

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60 · February 26, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Yes, they do seem confused by my ordering the "skinny" mocha with cream/whole milk. Gives me the urge to explain myself, but I don't want to be even more of a weirdo!

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130 · April 04, 2011 at 5:32 AM

Funny that you get weird looks-- I worked at Starbucks in college (late 90s) when low carb was all the rage and people asked for breve lattes (latte made with cream) all the time. I can't do dairy at all so I either get a plain Americano, or if I know ahead of time I'm going to coffee I bring a little container with some coconut milk in it and throw it in there. It's a little weird, but yummy!

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234 · June 06, 2012 at 4:52 PM

A breve IS made with half and half. Try ordering a Cafe Creme-that is espresso and heavy cream. However, no one will probably know what you mean-you will always probably have to specifically ask. :-)

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20908 · February 26, 2012 at 2:13 AM

I've tried to order a breve, but they always think that means half-and-half. I have to specifically ask for steamed whipping cream to get what I want.

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234 · June 06, 2012 at 5:04 PM

REAL iced-coffee! Cold-pressed, it is very different from iced-coffee served at 95%+ of the coffee shops. Hard to find a coffee shop that makes and sells it, but if you find a place that carries the real deal, you have found a great coffee shop!

Regular places just use their regular coffee that has been brewed hot and add ice to it, lame. Cold-pressed is steeping coffee in room-temp or cold water for extended time (like 8-16hrs). It lowers the acidity, making the coffee naturally sweeter. Also, changes the chemical profile of the coffee because it is never heated. Packs a hell of a caffeine punch too-much stronger than espresso or regular coffee. Tastes so much smoother and just wonderful compared to any regular coffee or even the smoothest espresso.

So, not that easily found but it is delicious! I've moved and now can't find any places near me that sell it.

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122 · July 12, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Ditto. I get a lb of ground coffee and put it in a pitcher of water over night then strain it off the next day

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277 · June 06, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I make this myself & have big jugs in the refrigerators at both work and home. It's also known as 'cold-brewed' coffee concentrate, and is all the rage here in Portland, Oregon. And it's AWESOME!

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1138 · February 19, 2012 at 6:20 AM

Venti or Trenta iced coffee, cream, no sugar... I sip on it all morning :)

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450 · February 16, 2012 at 7:41 PM

As no one's touched on the mocha syrup -- It's made from a pre-packaged powder that is mixed with hot water.

Ingredients: Sugar, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Chocolate Liquor, Potassium Sorbate, Vanillin.

Unsure of the sugar-free variety, it's one of the bottled syrups which have more crap in them.

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450 · February 27, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Ah okay, thanks! Maybe it was reformulated since I originally posted (it was a year ago) or could have just mistaken it for another flavor.

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50 · February 26, 2013 at 8:27 PM

The sugar-free mocha, I mean, sorry to be unclear.

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50 · February 26, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Nah, it's a powder we mix with hot water. Don't remember what's in it right now, but it reads like a chemistry set.

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1471 · April 04, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Doppio (two shot espresso) and fill with cream. Cost $2.09 in N. Florida if they dont charnge for heavy cream... or in a a pinch I fill the tiny cup with 1/2 and 1/2..

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2949 · March 26, 2011 at 2:06 AM

I get a large iced coffee (last week they asked if i meant the venti or the new trenta size and I explained that the trenta size is bigger than the average human stomach) or four shots over ice. I use the raw sugar and some half and half (after reading this post I'll be switching to heavy cream!) and ask them to shake it up because the sugar settles on the bottom. This morning I got a banana. I used to get the almonds for breakfast but they've cut the size in half and put the roasted almonds in the back behind the glazed almonds. Go america. I much prefer coffee from whole foods... cheaper too and organic.

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1138 · February 19, 2012 at 6:25 AM

I've heard that argument about the "trenta" as well, but it being "bigger than the average human stomach" would only be an issue if you sucked it all down in a matter of minutes. I usually get my venti/trenta iced coffee about 9 and sip it until my lunch at 12:30-1:00. Your stomach is digesting and emptying along with you refilling it, and keep in mind, most fast food restaurants still have cup sizes way bigger. Not sure why Starbucks was so ostracized about the cup size- I LOVE it. I am dead without my coffee ;)

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970 · March 25, 2011 at 11:47 PM

"Venti bold drip (or Americano), filled to Grande level, then fill the rest up to the top with cold heavy whipping cream."

Yeah...I, too, get the incredulous, eye-popping looks from the baristas.

GO PALEOBUCKS!

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10919 · March 25, 2011 at 9:57 PM

I order a short latte made with half and half. It foams up a little better than the heavy cream. It's a compromise but a little better than straight whole milk.

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6550 · March 25, 2011 at 8:49 PM

I generally avoid Coffee, Inc., but I've discovered that Caribou Coffee's Cinnamon Rooibos tea is divine.

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1702 · March 26, 2011 at 2:21 AM

I think Biggby Coffee carries the same brand. Its so amazing.

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454 · March 25, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Luckily here in Modesto, CA we have an AMAZING local coffee shop called The Serrano Social Club. They offer almond milk and you don't even have the option of "flavors" because the coffee is just. that. good. :-D

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122 · July 12, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Be careful with almond milk, because every commercial supplier adds sugar to it

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4273 · February 17, 2012 at 4:42 AM

Yeah for Modesto.

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80 · March 28, 2011 at 4:00 AM

I like Modesto for the most part. :)

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454 · March 26, 2011 at 9:16 AM

Yeah...a lot of people have bad things to say about Modesto, but I've traveled allllllll over the country and trust me, there are a LOT worse places to live.

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80 · March 25, 2011 at 9:38 PM

A rare compliment to Modesto. I grew up there. :)

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21400 · March 25, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Iced green tea. Thats pretty much it for me. It's a tazo mint green tea that tastes nothing like a good green tea, but it breaks the monotony and gives me a little caf.

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539 · March 25, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Decaf Americano with heavy cream, raar.

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390 · August 04, 2012 at 6:36 AM

As I read somewhere: decaf is just warm brown water.

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108 · February 19, 2012 at 1:11 PM

I knew someone who did an internship in a coffee factory in Seoul, and hensaid after seeing how it was made, he would never be able to drink decaf again. Did not provide details, but I got the impression there were a lot of chemicals involved.

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4086 · March 25, 2011 at 7:09 PM

I usually get coffee black. But sometimes I will get a large coffee: 3/4 coffee, 1/4 heavy whipping cream. They will then ask you "you want the REAL cream just poured in there plain and cold?" Yep.

I avoid anything that has a name or requires a mixture.

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0 · October 28, 2013 at 6:37 AM

Whipping cream is paleo safe?

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7970 · April 04, 2011 at 1:13 PM

Yes, they pour real cream and vanilla sugar syrup into their "whipped cream" CO2 dispensers. I just ask for "Cold heavy whipping cream" and 90% of the time they know what I'm talking about (at Starbuck where I'm not already a regular).

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1416 · March 25, 2011 at 8:35 PM

They keep heavy cream around? Good to know.

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8858 · March 25, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Similarly, I ask for a small with "2 or 3 ounces heavy whipping cream."

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0 · February 26, 2013 at 7:17 PM

There is no such thing as Paleo Dairy. The idea being that our ancestors did not consume dairy after the first year or so of life. How does it make sense then to consume dairy from a cow or a goat?

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78417 · November 27, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Organo gold highly recommended http://mycapturepage.com/cp23.php?id=470

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0 · August 11, 2012 at 1:00 AM

@JMack383: That must include the Classic (i.e. sugar) syrup that is included in the standard recipe. You have to specify if you want it unsweetened.

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289 · July 11, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I didnt realize this about Starbucks Iced Coffe but a Grande 16oz size has 21g Carbs. I dont know how this is possible. I wish I would have known before I was drinking one a day.

Starbucks.com Nutrition Facts Per Serving (16 fl oz) Calories 90 Calories from Fat 0 % Daily Value* Total Fat 0g 0% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 5mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 21g 7% Dietary Fiber 0g 0% Sugars 20g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A0%Vitamin C0%Calcium0%Iron0% Caffeine 165mg *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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0 · June 06, 2012 at 4:39 PM

@ Shane: There is little to no lactose/lactase in heavy cream as it is 99.9 % fat. Most people who don't tolerate dairy well can usually have cream and butter (just heavy cream churned).

I know it sounds weird, I'm relatively new to paleo too. But just remember that fat is your energy now (instead of carbs) so fat is your friend. :)

http://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/generic/cream-heavy-fluid

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10 · May 07, 2012 at 3:36 PM

"Iced Venti Unsweetened Breve Starbucks Doubleshot."

It's 5-6 shots of espresso shaken over ice with a splash of half and half. I get it without syrup and add in a few drops of stevia, splenda, or whatever (yes, this is a "cheat" for me). Make sure you tell them you only want a splash of dairy or they will treat the 1/2 & 1/2 or Heavy Cream as normal milk and pour in way too much.

This is a legacy drink and really just am amped up Iced Americano, but they normally don't charge you for the extra shots if you order it by name, and it actually comes out cold since they shake it over ice whereas I normally find the Iced Americanos to be lukewarm at best.

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0 · May 07, 2012 at 3:52 AM

Hi,

I'm new to this paleo thing. What is the idea behind being able to use heavy whipping cream in the coffee. Is that allowed more than milk is.

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788 · June 06, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Nikki answered below. In case you didn't see it the idea is that most people's problems with dairy is the sugar and protein. Heavy Cream has so much fat that the sugar and protein is greatly reduced and so it is tolerated much better.

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242 · March 15, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Lame! I tried asking for "heavy whipping cream" after reading all of this and they just poured in Half and Half! Nooooo!!!

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1471 · June 07, 2012 at 2:21 AM

i get charged extra on coffee but not on tea. i tell them i want a little cup to put in my tea after it steeps. also, ask for LIQUID heavy cream. ....in LONDON they looked at me like I had two heads. You want heavy cream? OMG, the london girls would die, she said...all they drink is skinny this and lite that....and Iam thinking...how miserable...

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1906 · May 08, 2012 at 11:03 PM

I've never been charged extra, and I've been to quite a few Starbucks. Sounds like the barista/cashier didn't know what he/she was doing.

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242 · May 08, 2012 at 6:56 PM

They charged you extra?? I don't think they've been charging me any extra... I'll have to be on the lookout for that!

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4873 · May 07, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Yah, I did this today, I explained I wanted HC and they charged me 60 cents :(

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1906 · March 19, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Yeah, that's happened to me several times. Apparently you need to clarify that you _don't_ want half 'n half.

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298 · March 15, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I usually just make my own coffee, and usually have some cream in it, but today I went crazy and bought myself a mocha!!! Very NOT paleo. Oh well, I have never been a perfectionist! :)

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0 · March 15, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I carry unsweetened cocoa powder in my purse to add to a black coffee. It cuts the bitterness of plain black. I wish there was a way to carry coconut milk packets around! And the cocoa powder at the sugar/cream bar tastes sweet so I've avoided it. (whole30 thing)

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0 · March 19, 2012 at 4:07 AM

Thanks Joe! Do you think coconut cream will keep all day? Does it have to be refrigerated once open?

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1614 · March 15, 2012 at 10:38 PM

baby food containers: http://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Freeze-Reusable-Containers-12-Pack/dp/B002YQQQJW/

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1085 · February 26, 2012 at 2:52 AM

Americano with pastured heavy cream brought from home. There's no other way to start work on a Monday.

Here's an interesting nugget provided by Martin Berkhan's twitter: Study suggests coffee improves metabolic health.

...as if us caffeine drinkers needed any further justification.

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1392 · March 25, 2011 at 9:03 PM

I drink my coffee black as well, but I put cinnamon in it-- most cafes (including Starbucks) have cinnamon (and sometimes nutmeg) over near their sugar/dairy/napkins station, and they both give the coffee a nice little kick.

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80 · March 25, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Also, the black iced tea is NOT the Tazo Black Tea that they sell in the boxes at the store. It is actually an iced tea blend that you can only buy in huge Starbucks sized bags online. It is a mix of black tea with a bit of bergamot in it. It's divine.

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1471 · April 04, 2011 at 1:09 PM

anything with bergamot...yum...but i just found out certain levels of bergamont block potassium ...but i dont know what "certain level" count is...

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154 · March 25, 2011 at 7:10 PM

They have a number of sugar free syrPus, if you are just wanting something to tickle your sweet buds. They come at a heavy price to your gut and are decidedly un paleo. Don't know about the cocoa, although back in the day I must admit it tasted pretty authentic.

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18691 · March 25, 2011 at 7:10 PM

They also have a Protein Platter with a hard boiled egg, cheese and other stuff. There are some crackers I throw out, but in a pinch, it works.

If they don't have the Protein Platter I go with the Fruit and Cheese platter. It usually has apple wedges, some grapes, cheddar cheese and some brie and crackers. Again, I throw out the crackers.

Neither is optimal, the price is too high for the amount of food you get too.

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4086 · March 25, 2011 at 7:17 PM

no kiddin' about the prices!

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