17 Ways To Enjoy the Starbucks Hot Chocolate This Winter

When it comes to festive holiday drinks, it’s hard to top the classic hot chocolate. The blend of warm milk, rich chocolate, and marshmallows has inspired the cocoa bomb and more than a few unique variations.

Make it smaller. Hot chocolate can come in an 8 oz. size. – Make it vegan. Want a dairy-free version? Replace the milk with any of their plant-based milks. – Make it sweeter. Add vanilla syrup or white mocha  sauce to it.

The classic drink combines steamed milk, mocha sauce, vanilla syrup, whipped cream, and mocha drizzle. There’s a rumor that Starbucks has removed the vanilla syrup, but it’s in the ingredients on the official site.

Starbucks White Hot Chocolate is made with white mocha sauce instead of regular mocha and includes vanilla syrup. We suggest not adding any additional sweeteners unless you also like the taste of raw sugar.

The Peppermint Hot Chocolate is only available certain times of the year, but it’s their Hot Chocolate with peppermint syrup added. Yes, you still have to brush your teeth.

– Order a Hot Chocolate – Ask for toffee nut syrup – Top with whipped cream and caramel drizzle – Add part of a salt packet on top

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