The 2016 Starbucks holiday drinks are finally here, because 'tis the season!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Our favorite Starbucks holiday drinks have returned! They may not be served in the iconic red holiday cup (Starbucks rolled out a special green cup today that symbolizes unity between baristas and the community), but they’re here and we can’t wait to sip on a festive latte, like, ASAP.
The coffee franchise announced today (November 1st) that some of your favorite holiday handcrafted beverages are officially on the menu once again, so yes we give you permission to run (not walk) to the nearest Starbucks and buy a drank. What’s the menu this year? We’ve got peppermint, eggnog, chestnut praline, caramel brulée, and gingerbread — which you can get in latte or Frappuccino form.
Here’s more info about the drinks (via Starbucks) if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed in festive drink cheer.
1. Caramel Brulée Latte
What’s in it: Espresso, steamed milk, caramel brulée sauce, and a whipped cream and caramel brulée topping.
2. Chestnut Praline Latte
What’s in it: Espresso with a caramelized chestnut flavor, steamed milk, and a whipped cream and spiced praline crumb topping.
3. Eggnog Latte
What’s in it: Espresso, steamed eggnog and milk, and ground nutmeg sprinkled on top.
4. Gingerbread Latte
What’s in it: Gingerbread-flavored espresso, steamed milk, and a whipped cream and ground nutmeg topping.
5. Peppermint Mocha
What’s in it: Espresso, steamed milk sweetened with flavors of chocolate and peppermint, and a whipped cream and chocolate curl topping.
6. Skinny Peppermint Mocha
What’s in it: A lighter version of Starbucks® Peppermint Mocha made with nonfat milk, sugar-free peppermint syrup, and skinny mocha sauce.
These lattes sound like the best things ever invented, IMHO.
If you’re more of a DIY coffee addict and want to brew some holiday goodies at home, Starbucks has you covered. The following flavors are available in ground coffee packages, K-Cup® Packs, or mixes.
1. Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Coffee
2. Starbucks® Peppermint Mocha Iced Espresso Classics
3. Starbucks® Holiday Blend
4. Starbucks VIA® Instant Latte Peppermint Mocha
5. Starbucks Hot Cocoa K-Cup® Pods and Hot Cocoa Mixes
Let the excessive sugar consumption begin!