21 Starbucks Chocolate Drinks (Including Secret Menu)

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Chocolate is everywhere on the Starbucks menu, from mochas to java chips. Here’s a list of 21 drinks made with chocolate, including secret menu items!

Six photo grid showing five Starbucks chocolate drinks.

Chocolate Drinks at Starbucks

Drinks made with chocolate are some of the most popular and are in a number of drinks on the Starbucks menu and secret menu.

Besides the classic pairing of chocolate and coffee in mocha, chocolate is in hot and iced drinks without coffee like hot chocolate. If you love chocolate and looking for new drinks to try at Starbucks, start here!

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5 Ways to Add Chocolate to a Drink

  1. Mocha sauce/drizzle
    Most drinks with chocolate get their flavor from the mocha sauce. There’s no dairy or coffee in the mocha sauce and it’s vegan. The mocha drizzle on top of drink with whipped cream is the same mocha sauce used to flavor drinks. Add mocha sauce in any drink you want to add chocolate.
  2. Frappuccino chips
    Frappuccino chips, sometimes called java chips, are basically chocolate chips that contain cookie crumbs and they add extra chocolate to any blended drink.
  3. Chocolate malt powder
    This malt powder is used to make just one drink on the menu, the Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso. Try it in drinks instead of mocha sauce for a chocolate bar taste.
  4. Chocolate cookie grind topping
    This chocolate cookie crumble topping is used on the Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino and Chocolate Cookie Crumble Crème Frappuccino. Top it on any drink to give it an extra sweet and chocolate-y touch.
  5. Chocolate cold foam (Secret menu)
    Add mocha or chocolate malt powder to vanilla sweet cream cold foam to create a customized cold foam for iced drinks.

Note: There’s also the dark chocolate mocha sauce but it’s only available at Starbucks Reserve locations.

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Tips on Ordering Chocolate Drinks

  • If a drink already comes with mocha sauce, Starbucks does not charge extra for more mocha.
  • White chocolate mocha sauce and mocha sauce can be mixed or interchanged at no extra cost, but chocolate cannot be combined or substituted for a flavored syrup like hazelnut without an extra charge. 
  • Secret menu items aren’t always known by baristas, so it’s best to order in person and with an exact list of what ingredients should go in the drink. Ordering a Kit Kat Frappuccino might not mean anything to the barista if it’s not on the official menu since they’re not trained to make them.
  • Try getting your iced shaken espresso, cold brew, iced latte, or a Frappuccino with chocolate malt powder and vanilla bean powder for a tasty chocolate drink.
  • Mocha sauce is made with bittersweet chocolate, so it’s not very sweet. To make your drink sweeter, try adding vanilla syrup or white chocolate mocha sauce.
  • Not every ingredient might be available at every Starbucks location due to shortages, so it’s a good idea to have a back-up drink or ingredient to order. 
  • There’s caffeine in mocha sauce. There’s no caffeine in white chocolate sauce.

Best Chocolate Drinks, Ranked

There are 9 chocolate drinks on the Starbucks official menu. Here is a ranked list, starting with the best and most popular.

1. Caffè Mocha
2% Milk + Espresso + Mocha Sauce + Whipped Cream
Caffeine in a grande: 175 mg
Calories in a grande: 370
Sugar in a grande: 35 g

A classic Starbucks drink, the espresso and mocha sauce combine together to create a delicious drink. A grande has 4 pumps of chocolate, which can be adjusted by request. Caffè Mocha is usually just called Mocha.
Drink sizes: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

2. Iced Caffè Mocha
Ice + 2% Milk + Espresso + Mocha Sauce + Whipped Cream
Caffeine in a grande: 175 mg
Calories in a grande: 350
Sugar in a grande: 30 g

An iced version of the coffee, milk, and chocolate drink.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti
MAKE IT AT HOME: Starbucks Iced Mocha Copycat

3. Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino
Ice + Whole Milk + Coffee Frappuccino Syrup + Coffee + Mocha Sauce + Frappuccino Chips + Whipped Cream + Chocolate Cookie Grind Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 95 mg
Calories in a grande: 480
Sugar in a grande: 55 g
Loaded with chocolate, this is a perfect drink for anyone who loves mocha and still wants a caffeine boost. There’s chocolate everywhere in this drink, from mocha sauce and blended Frappuccino chips, to the chocolate cookie crumble.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

4. Mocha Frappuccino
Ice + Whole Milk + Coffee Frappuccino Syrup + Coffee + Mocha Sauce + Whipped Cream
Caffeine in a grande: 100 mg
Calories in a grande: 370
Sugar in a grande: 51 g
Classic Mocha is blended smooth with ice.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti
MAKE IT AT HOME: Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino Copycat

5. Java Chip Frappuccino
Ice + Whole Milk + Coffee Frappuccino Syrup + Coffee + Mocha Sauce + Frappuccino Chips + Whipped Cream
Caffeine in a grande: 105 mg
Calories in a grande: 440
Sugar in a grande: 60 g
Frappuccino chips are added into a Mocha Frappuccino to create this new drink.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti
MAKE IT AT HOME: Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino Copycat

6. Hot Chocolate
2% Milk + Mocha Sauce + Whipped Cream
Caffeine in a grande: 25 mg
Calories in a grande: 370
Sugar in a grande: 37 g
Since the mocha sauce is bittersweet, add a couple pumps of white chocolate mocha sauce to make it sweeter. Ask for the drink to be made “kids’s temperature” if you don’t it too hot.
Drink sizes: Kids/Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

7. Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso
Ice + Almondmilk + Espresso + Chocolate Malt Powder
Caffeine in a grande: 255 mg
Calories in a grande: 110
Sugar in a grande: 16 g
Chocolate malt gives the drink a sweeter and deeper flavor. This drink is prepared with Starbucks’ Blonde Espresso, but can be modified to be made with their signature dark espresso.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti
MAKE IT AT HOME: Starbucks Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso Copycat

8. Chocolate Cookie Crumble Crème Frappuccino
Ice + Whole Milk + Crème Frappuccino Syrup + Mocha Sauce + Frappuccino Chips + Whipped Cream + Chocolate Cookie Grind Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 15 mg
Calories in a grande: 460
Sugar in a grande: 46 g
This is the Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino without any coffee.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

9. Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino
Ice + Whole Milk + Crème Frappuccino Syrup + Mocha Sauce + Frappuccino Chips + Whipped Cream
Caffeine in a grande: 15 mg
Calories in a grande: 410
Sugar in a grande: 47 g
This is the coffee-free version of a Java Chip Frappuccino. The difference between this drink and the Chocolate Cookie Crumble is that there’s no cookie topping. 
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

Secret Menu Chocolate Drinks

Secret menu drinks are modified Starbucks drinks created by customers and baristas. The staff isn’t trained to make secret menu drinks so they won’t know how to make the drink by name.

Always go prepared, providing the base drink and specifying the customizations. 

10. Cookies and Creme Frappuccino/Oreo Frappuccino
Base drink: White Chocolate Creme Frappuccino
Customizations: Add Frappuccino/java chips
How to order: “Can I get a grande White Chocolate Creme Frappuccino with java chips blended in?”

There are a couple of variations on ordering this drink but the essential ingredients are white chocolate mocha and java chips blended into a Frappuccino.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

11. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Frappuccino
Base drink: Strawberry Creme Frappuccino
Customizations: Add Frappuccino chips and mocha drizzle
How to order: “Can I get a grande Strawberry Creme Frappuccino with java chips blended in and mocha drizzle on top?”

A popular drink during Valentine’s Day because of the colors, the chocolate and the strawberry work well together and enhance the drink’s sweetness. 
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

12. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cold Brew
Base drink: Cold Brew with Cold Foam
Customizations: 1 ½ pumps of raspberry syrup and 1 ½ pumps of mocha sauce in the drink, a drop of strawberry puree in the cold foam
How to order: “Can I get a grande Cold Brew with Cold Foam with 1 ½ pumps mocha and 1 ½ pumps raspberry in the coffee, and a little bit of strawberry puree in the cold foam?”

If you love cold brew, chocolate, and strawberries, give this a try!
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

13. Ferrero Rocher Frappuccino
Base drink: Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino
Customizations: 1 ½ pumps of hazelnut syrup
How to order: “Can I get a grande Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino with 1 ½ pumps hazelnut?”

Chocolate and hazelnut are a delicious combination. Try adding a few pumps of hazelnut syrup to any chocolate drink for a totally new take on an old favorite. 
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

14. Kit Kat Frappuccino
Base drink: Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino
Customizations: 1 pump of hazelnut syrup, 1 pump of caramel syrup, cookie crumbles (seasonal), caramel crunch on top of whipped cream
How to order: “Can I get a grande Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino with 1 pump hazelnut and 1 pump caramel, cookie crumble, and caramel crunch on top?”

The flavors of Kit Kat in a frozen drink!
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

15. Frozen Hot Chocolate Frappuccino
Base drink: Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino
Customizations: 3 pumps of vanilla syrup, whipped cream blended in
How to order: “Can I get a grande Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino with 3 pumps vanilla and whipped cream blended in?”

A frozen hot chocolate is a tasty way to get the same chocolate flavors without actually drinking something hot. 
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

16. Chocolate Mousse Macchiato
Base drink: Iced Caramel Macchiato
Customizations: Breve, replace vanilla syrup with white mocha sauce, replace caramel drizzle with mocha drizzle, topped with cookie crumble
How to order: “Can I get a grande breve Iced Caramel Macchiato, but with white mocha sauce instead of vanilla, and mocha drizzle instead of caramel, and get the cookie crumble topping?” 

An Iced Caramel Macchiato made decadent and delicious with half & half and chocolate.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

17. Three C’s Latte
Base drink: Cinnamon Dolce Latte
Customizations: Add 1 pump of mocha sauce, 1 pump of caramel sauce
How to order: “Can I get a grande Cinnamon Dolce Latte with a pump each of caramel and mocha?” 

The three C’s are for chocolate, caramel, and cinnamon. How good does that sound?
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

18. Frosty Frappuccino 
Base drink: Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
Customizations: Heavy cream, 2 scoops of chocolate malt powder, mocha drizzle
How to order: “Can I get a grande Vanilla Bean Frappuccino made with heavy cream and 2 scoops of chocolate malt powder blended in and with mocha drizzle?” 

Inspired by the popular Wendy’s drink, Frosty, this Starbucks secret menu version is also creamy and delicious.   
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

19. Thin Mint Frappuccino
Base drink: Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino
Customizations: Remove classic syrup, replace with 1 pump mocha sauce and 1 pump peppermint syrup, add java chips and mocha drizzle
How to order: “Can I get a grande Matcha Frappuccino with no classic syrup, 1 pump mocha, 1 pump peppermint, java chips blended in, and mocha drizzle on top?”

Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

20. Raspberry Mocha
Base drink: Caffè Mocha
Customizations: 2 pumps of raspberry syrup
How to order: “Can I get a grande Mocha with 2 pumps raspberry?”

Raspberry added to Mocha makes this a sweet and fruity drink. You can get this same drink as a Frappuccino by asking for a grande Mocha Frappuccino with 2 pumps of raspberry.
Drink sizes: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

21. Peppermint Mocha Cold Foam Cold Brew
Base drink: Cold Brew
Customizations: 2 pumps of mocha sauce, cold foam with 2 pumps of peppermint syrup
How to order: “Can I get a grande Cold Brew with cold foam with 2 pumps mocha in the coffee, and 2 pumps peppermint in the foam?”

A tasty drink with sips of cooling peppermint in the cold foam and lightly sweetened chocolate flavored cold brew.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti, Trenta

Questions You May Have

Does adding chocolate cost extra? 

If a drink doesn’t have chocolate to begin with, there is an extra charge. If a drink does have chocolate (like a Mocha), asking for extra chocolate doesn’t cost more. 

How much mocha sauce is in a Starbucks Mocha? 

A short (8 ounces) Mocha is made with 2 pumps of mocha sauce, a tall (12 ounces) has 3 pumps, grande (16 ounces) has 4 pumps, and a venti (20 ounces) has 5 pumps.

How can I make a chocolate drink sweeter?

Since the mocha sauce is bittersweet, try adding 1-2 pumps of white chocolate mocha sauce, which is a lot sweeter.

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