37 Starbucks Holiday Drinks (Including Secret Menu)

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Every November, Starbucks brings back their seasonal holiday drinks. See which of your favorites are back and which won’t be returning. Plus, get info on the newest holiday drink, the Sugar Cookie Almondmilk!

Six photo grid showing five Starbucks holiday drinks.

Holiday Drinks at Starbucks

Seasonal, holiday beverage classics like Peppermint Mocha and favorites like Toasted White Chocolate Mocha are back at Starbucks.

This year, there’s a new holiday flavor, the dairy-free Sugar Cookie Almondmilk. This flavor comes in 4 drinks: Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte, Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte, Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Frappuccino (contains coffee), and Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Crème Frappuccino (caffeine-free).

Hot drinks during the holiday season are served in specially designed holiday cups. Once the holiday drinks are gone, so are the colorful cups.

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Holiday Syrups, Sauces, and Toppings

Sugar Cookie Syrup
A new holiday syrup that tastes like a sugar cookie. This syrup is in the Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte, Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte, Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Frappuccino, and Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Crème Frappuccino.

Chestnut praline syrup
With flavors of caramelized chestnuts and spices, this syrup is used to make Chestnut Praline Latte, Iced Chestnut Praline Latte, Chestnut Praline Frappuccino, Chestnut Praline Crème Frappuccino, and Chestnut Praline Crème (steamer).

Irish cream syrup
This used to make the Irish Cream Cold Brew. There’s no alcohol in the syrup, or in the drink.

Caramel brulee sauce
Rich caramel that’s sweet and smokey, this sauce tastes like the custard dessert with its signature caramelized sugar topping. This sauce is in the Caramel Brulee Latte, Iced Caramel Brulee Latte, Caramel Brulee Frappuccino, Caramel Brulee Crème Frappuccino, and Caramel Brulee Crème (steamer).

Toasted white chocolate mocha sauce
This mocha sauce tastes like caramelized white chocolate or a toasted marshmallow flavor. and it’s in the Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Iced Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha Crème Frappuccino, and Toasted White Hot Chocolate.

Red Green Sprinkles Topping
Red and green sprinkles used to the new Sugar Cookie Almondmilk drinks.

Chestnut praline topping
Added to the Chestnut Praline drinks, the topping is spiced sugar praline crumbs. The spices are cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.

Holiday sugar sparkles with crispy white pearls topping
Sugary and crunchy, this red and white topping is on the Toasted White Chocolate Mocha drinks. The white pearls are made with sugar and rice cereal.

Caramel brulee topping
These are shimmery, crunchy bits that taste like caramelized sugar are on the Caramel Brulee drinks.

Dark chocolate curls
Curls bits of dark chocolate are used to top of holiday Peppermint drinks.

Note: Peppermint Mocha and Peppermint White Mocha are made with peppermint syrup and mocha sauce or white mocha sauce, which are available all year. The only seasonal part of the drink is the dark chocolate curls.

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Tips on Ordering Holiday Drinks

  • The Sugar Cookie Almondmilk can be made with any milk available at Starbucks. Instead of almondmilk, ask for the drink to be made with oatmilk, soy milk, cream, whole milk, or 2% milk.
  • Top iced drinks with customized cold foam by blending 2 pumps of your favorite holiday syrup into vanilla sweet cream cold foam. This modification must be done in person since it’s not possible to request this on the app.
  • Any hot beverage can be made to “kid’s temperature” if you want to drink it right away. They’ll heat the beverage to 130°F instead of the usual 160°F.
  • Holiday syrup, sauces, and toppings can be added to any drink, but there may be an extra cost.

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Starbucks Holiday Drinks

1. Peppermint Mocha
2% Milk + Espresso + Mocha Sauce + Peppermint Syrup + Whipped Cream + Dark Chocolate Curls
Caffeine in a grande: 175 mg
Calories in a grande: 440
Sugar in a grande: 54 g

The most popular holiday drink at Starbucks. Try this holiday classic with blonde espresso for a smoother coffee taste.
Drink sizes: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

2. Iced Peppermint Mocha
Ice + 2% Milk + Espresso + Mocha Sauce + Peppermint Syrup + Whipped Cream + Dark Chocolate Curls
Caffeine in a grande: 175 mg
Calories in a grande: 420
Sugar in a grande: 49 g

An iced version of the classic Peppermint Mocha. For a sweeter version, replace the bittersweet mocha sauce with white mocha sauce and blonde espresso.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

3. Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino
Ice + Whole Milk + Coffee Frappuccino Syrup + Coffee + Mocha Sauce + Peppermint Syrup + Whipped Cream + Dark Chocolate Curls
Caffeine in a grande: 110 mg
Calories in a grande: 430
Sugar in a grande: 63 g

A delicious frozen version of a Peppermint Mocha.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

4. Peppermint Mocha Crème Frappuccino
Ice + Whole Milk + Crème Frappuccino Syrup + Mocha Sauce + Peppermint Syrup + Whipped Cream + Dark Chocolate Curls
Caffeine in a grande: 10 mg
Calories in a grande: 390
Sugar in a grande: 50 g

This Frappuccino doesn’t contain any coffee, but there is mocha sauce, so it’s not completely caffeine-free.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

5. Caramel Brulee Latte
2% Milk + Espresso + Caramel Brulee Sauce + Whipped Cream + Caramel Brulee Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg
Calories in a grande: 410
Sugar in a grande: 48 g

A rich, smokey caramel sauce flavors this hot espresso drink. Whipped cream and little caramel brulee bits top the drink.
Drink sizes: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

6. Iced Caramel Brulee Latte
Ice + 2% Milk + Espresso + Caramel Brulee Sauce + Whipped Cream + Caramel Brulee Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg
Calories in a grande: 400
Sugar in a grande: 44 g

An iced version of caramel brulee.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

7. Caramel Brulee Frappuccino
Ice + Whole Milk + Coffee Frappuccino Syrup + Coffee + Caramel Brulee Sauce + Whipped Cream + Caramel Brulee Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 90 mg
Calories in a grande: 400
Sugar in a grande: 58 g

Caramel brulee flavors in a frozen coffee beverage.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

8. Caramel Brulee Crème Frappuccino
Ice + Whole Milk + Crème Frappuccino Syrup + Caramel Brulee Sauce + Whipped Cream + Caramel Brulee Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 0 mg
Calories in a grande: 380
Sugar in a grande: 49 g

A caffeine-free version of the Caramel Brulee Frappuccino.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

9. Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte
Almondmilk + Blonde Espresso + Sugar Cookie Syrup + Red Green Sprinkles Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 170 mg
Calories in a grande: 180
Sugar in a grande: 27 g

There’s no whipped cream to keep it dairy free. This is the very first dairy-free holiday drink from Starbucks. It’s made with blonde espresso.
Drink sizes: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

10. Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte
Ice + Almondmilk + Blonde Espresso + Water + Sugar Cookie Syrup + Red Green Sprinkles Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 170 mg
Calories in a grande: 150
Sugar in a grande: 25 g

A drinkable sugar cookie, on ice.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

11. Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Frappuccino
Ice + Almondmilk + Coffee Frappuccino Syrup + Coffee + Sugar Cookie Syrup + Whipped Cream + Red Green Sprinkles Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 105 mg
Calories in a grande: 370
Sugar in a grande: 58 g

A sugar cookie flavored Frappuccino topped with fun red and green sprinkles. This is not dairy-free due to the whipped cream.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

12. Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Crème Frappuccino
Ice + Almondmilk + Crème Frappuccino Syrup + Sugar Cookie Syrup + Whipped Cream + Red Green Sprinkles Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 0 mg
Calories in a grande: 310
Sugar in a grande: 43 g

This Frappuccino is caffeine-free, but it’s not dairy-free due to the whipped cream.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

13. Toasted White Chocolate Mocha
2% Milk + Espresso + Toasted White Chocolate Mocha Sauce + Whipped Cream + Holiday Sugar Sparkles With Crispy White Pearls Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg
Calories in a grande: 420
Sugar in a grande: 55 g

Caramelized white chocolate made into a latte with whipped cream and festive sugar sparkles and crispy white pearls.
Drink sizes: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

14. Iced Toasted White Chocolate Mocha
Ice + 2% Milk + Espresso + Toasted White Chocolate Mocha Sauce + Whipped Cream + Holiday Sugar Sparkles With Crispy White Pearls Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg
Calories in a grande: 400
Sugar in a grande: 50 g

A Toasted White Chocolate Mocha on ice with the same whipped cream topping and sparkles.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

15. Toasted White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
Ice + Whole Milk + Coffee Frappuccino Syrup + Coffee + Toasted White Chocolate Mocha Sauce + Whipped Cream + Holiday Sugar Sparkles With Crispy White Pearls Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 95 mg
Calories in a grande: 420
Sugar in a grande: 64 g

A delicious variation of the white mocha frozen drink.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

16. Toasted White Chocolate Mocha Crème Frappuccino
Ice + Whole Milk + Crème Frappuccino Syrup + Toasted White Chocolate Mocha Sauce + Whipped Cream + Holiday Sugar Sparkles With Crispy White Pearls Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 0 mg
Calories in a grande: 390
Sugar in a grande: 52 g

There’s no coffee or caffeine in this toasty white mocha Frappuccino.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

17. Toasted White Hot Chocolate
2% Milk + Toasted White Chocolate Mocha Sauce + Whipped Cream + Holiday Sugar Sparkles With Crispy White Pearls Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 0 mg
Calories in a grande: 430
Sugar in a grande: 57 g

This is a hot chocolate made festive with toasted white mocha sauce and sugar sparkles. Get this “kid’s temperature” so it’s not so hot for little ones.
Drink sizes: Kids/Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

18. Irish Cream Cold Brew
Ice + Cold Brew +  Irish Cream Syrup + Irish Cream Cold Foam + Cocoa Powder Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 185 mg
Calories in a grande: 200
Sugar in a grande: 24 g

Irish cream syrup meets icy cold brew in this bold coffee drink that’s topped with vanilla sweet cream cold foam and cocoa powder.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti, Trenta
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19. Chestnut Praline Latte
2% Milk + Espresso + Chestnut Praline Syrup + Whipped Cream + Chestnut Praline Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg
Calories in a grande: 330
Sugar in a grande: 38 g

A lightly spiced, caramelized chestnut drink with hints of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.
Drink sizes: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

20. Iced Chestnut Praline Latte
Ice + 2% Milk + Espresso + Mocha Sauce + Chestnut Praline Syrup + Whipped Cream + Chestnut Praline Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg
Calories in a grande: 320
Sugar in a grande: 34 g

An iced version of caramelized chestnut latte.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

21. Chestnut Praline Frappuccino
Ice + Whole Milk + Coffee Frappuccino Syrup + Coffee + Chestnut Praline Syrup + Whipped Cream + Chestnut Praline Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 95 mg
Calories in a grande: 380
Sugar in a grande: 56 g

Flavors of chestnut praline blended with coffee, milk, and ice. Whipped cream and spiced praline crumbs top the frozen drink.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

22. Chestnut Praline Crème Frappuccino
Ice + Whole Milk + Crème Frappuccino Syrup + Chestnut Praline Syrup + Whipped Cream + Chestnut Praline Topping
Caffeine in a grande: 0 mg
Calories in a grande: 340
Sugar in a grande: 43 g

A caffeine-free version of the Chestnut Praline Frappuccino.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

23. Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
2% Milk + White Chocolate Mocha Sauce + Peppermint Syrup + Whipped Cream + Dark Chocolate Curls
Caffeine in a grande: 0 mg
Calories in a grande: 520
Sugar in a grande: 74 g

This is sweet and delicious but watch out for the sugar in this one. There’s no coffee in this hot chocolate.
Drink sizes: Kids/Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

24. Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha
2% Milk + Espresso + White Chocolate Mocha Sauce + Peppermint Syrup + Whipped Cream + Dark Chocolate Curls
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg
Calories in a grande: 510
Sugar in a grande: 72 g

This is basically Peppermint White Hot Chocolate with espresso, making it a mocha. To shorten the name, you can call this Peppermint White Mocha.
Drink sizes: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

25. Iced Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha
Ice + 2% Milk + Espresso + White Chocolate Mocha Sauce + Peppermint Syrup + Whipped Cream + Dark Chocolate Curls
Caffeine in a grande: 150 mg
Calories in a grande: 490
Sugar in a grande: 68 g

Delicious and refreshing, this drink is an iced version of the hot Peppermint White Mocha. It’s topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls, like all the other Peppermint holiday drinks.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

26. Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
Ice + Whole Milk + Coffee Frappuccino Syrup + Coffee + White Chocolate Mocha Sauce + Peppermint Syrup + Whipped Cream + Dark Chocolate Curls
Caffeine in a grande: 100 mg
Calories in a grande: 470
Sugar in a grande: 73 g

Sweet white chocolate, cool peppermint, and bold coffee are all blended to make this frozen drink.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

27. Peppermint White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino
Ice + Whole Milk + Crème Frappuccino Syrup + White Chocolate Mocha Sauce + Peppermint Syrup + Whipped Cream + Dark Chocolate Curls
Caffeine in a grande: 0 mg
Calories in a grande: 420
Sugar in a grande: 58 g

A caffeine-free version of the Peppermint White Mocha Frappuccino.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

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Secret Menu Holiday Drinks

Customized official Starbucks menu drinks that get popular on social media are considered to be on the secret menu.

Always order secret menu drinks by its recipe (giving the base drink and specifying the customizations) since baristas aren’t trained to make them.

The following secret menu drinks are all seasonal.

28. Sugar Cookie Chai Latte
Base drink: Iced Chai Latte
Customizations: 2 pumps of sugar cookie syrup, oatmilk, toasted white mocha cold foam, caramel brulee topping
How to order: “Can I get a grande Iced Chai Latte with oatmilk, 2 pumps sugar cookie, and toasted white mocha sauce blended into vanilla sweet cream cold foam to make toasted white mocha cold foam and top with caramel brulee topping?”

Delicious iced drink that’s made with the new sugar cookie syrup.
Drink sizes: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

29. Chestnut Praline Chai Latte
Base drink: Chai Latte
Customizations: 2 pumps of chestnut praline syrup, whipped cream, chestnut praline topping
How to order: “Can I get a grande Chai Latte with 2 pumps chestnut praline syrup, whipped cream, and chestnut praline topping?”

The Chai Latte is already sweetened so if you want your drink less sweet, go for 1 pump of the chestnut praline syrup.
Drink sizes: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

30. White Chocolate Cinnamon Chai Latte
Base drink: Chai Latte
Customizations: Whole milk instead of water, 2 pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup, 2 pumps of white mocha sauce, whipped cream, cinnamon dolce sprinkles
How to order: “Can I get a grande Chai Latte made with whole milk instead of water, 2 pumps cinnamon dolce, 2 pumps white mocha, whipped cream, and cinnamon dolce sprinkles?”

Chai goes well with white mocha sauce so it’s not a surprise this drink would be delicious. Can also be made iced.
Drink sizes: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

31. Santa Claus Frappuccino
Base drink: Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
Customizations: Add layer of strawberry puree on the bottom and in the middle of the cup, top with whipped cream and red green sprinkles
How to order: “Can I get a grande Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with a layer of strawberry puree on the bottom and in the middle of the cup, and with red green sprinkles on top of the whipped cream?”

A fun, layered Frappuccino strawberry drink with a touch of the holidays with red and green sprinkles.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

32. Candy Cane Cold Brew
Base drink: Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew
Customizations: Replace vanilla syrup with 3 pumps of white mocha and 1 pump of peppermint syrup, peppermint cold foam, holiday sugar sparkles with crispy white pearls topping
How to order: “Can I get a grande Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew but without vanilla syrup and instead get 3 pumps white mocha and 1 pump peppermint? Can you top the drink with peppermint cold foam by blending 2 pumps peppermint into vanilla sweet cream cold foam then add holiday sugar sparkles?”

A cold brew version of the minty sweet drink.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti, Trenta

33. Candy Cane Frappuccino
Base drink: Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
Customizations: Add 1 ½ pumps of peppermint syrup, holiday sugar sparkles with crispy white pearls topping
How to order: “Can I get a grande Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with 1 ½ pumps peppermint and topped with holiday sugar sparkles?”

Ring in the holidays with this minty and sweet Frappuccino.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

34. Peppermint Bark Frappuccino
Base drink: Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino
Customizations: 2 pumps of white chocolate mocha sauce, 2 pumps of mocha sauce, mocha drizzle, holiday sugar sparkles with crispy white pearls topping
How to order: “Can I get a grande Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino with 2 pumps white mocha and 2 pumps mocha, with mocha drizzle and holidays sugar sparkles on top of the whipped cream?”

Customize a Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino to make it taste more like peppermint bark, a holiday treat.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

35. Black and Toasted White Mocha
Base drink: Caffè Mocha
Customizations: Reduce to 2 pumps of mocha sauce (out of 4 pumps total), add 2 pumps of toasted white chocolate mocha sauce, dark chocolate curls
How to order: “Can I get a grande Mocha with only 2 pumps mocha, 2 pumps toasted white mocha, and with dark chocolate curls on top of the whipped cream?”

Give this variation of the secret menu drink Black and White Mocha a try using toasted white mocha sauce instead of white mocha sauce.
Drink sizes: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

36. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Latte
Base drink: Chestnut Praline Latte
Customizations: Reduce chestnut praline syrup to 2 pumps, add 2 pumps of cinnamon dolce syrup
How to order: “Can I get a grande Chestnut Praline Latte with only 2 pumps chestnut praline and 2 pumps cinnamon dolce?”

Make it a Frappuccino: “Can I get a grande Chestnut Praline Frappuccino with 2 pumps cinnamon dolce and only 2 pumps chestnut praline?”
Drink sizes: Short, Tall, Grande, Venti

37. Snowball Frappuccino
Base drink: White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino
Customizations: 1 ½ pumps of toffee nut syrup, 1 ½ pumps of hazelnut syrup, whipped cream, caramel brulee topping
How to order: “Can I get a grande White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino with 1 ½ pumps toffee nut, 1 ½ pumps hazelnut, whipped cream, and caramel brulee topping?”

This is for people who love sweet drinks without any coffee.
Drink sizes: Tall, Grande, Venti

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