Nothing compares to the flavors of decadent, creamy chocolate and fresh, rich coffee. Is there a better combination out there?
Chocolate is everywhere on the Starbucks menu. From delicious Java chips to indulgent chocolate Frappuccinos, pretty much anyone can find a chocolate coffee drink to fall in love with at Starbucks.
If you are wondering which Starbucks chocolate drinks are the most delicious, you have come to the right place.
Below, we will discuss the chocolate-infused beverage options available at Starbucks and clue you in on the 10 best Starbucks chocolate drinks to try.
All About Starbucks Chocolate Drinks
At Starbucks, drinks made with chocolate are pretty popular. That’s why there are several delicious Starbucks beverages for consumers to choose from.
Many of these drinks are signature recipes made by the Starbucks company. However, there are also “secret menu items” available that you can request.
And if that isn’t enough, chocolate toppings can be selected to enhance the rich flavors of your chocolatey coffee drinks.
Types of Chocolate Drinks at Starbucks
With so many different chocolate drinks available at Starbucks, it may be helpful to divide them into different categories.
There are Mocha drinks, Frappuccinos, hot chocolate concoctions, shaken espresso beverages, and more. Additionally, some signature Starbucks chocolate drinks are also available in either hot or cold variations.
So let’s take a closer look at what all of these different types of chocolate drinks are made of.
Mochas combine espresso and chocolate for a rich and decadent flavor explosion. The hot Starbucks Mocha implements a full-bodied espresso blend with bittersweet mocha sauce and steamed milk.
There are also iced mochas and Frappuccinos. Cold mochas use the same espresso but are iced or blended. They can also be topped with sweetened whipped cream, Java chips, and/or a chocolate drizzle.
There are many chocolatey Frappuccinos to choose from at Starbucks.
The Starbucks Double Chocolaty Chip Creme Frappuccino Blended Beverage, for instance, implements a rich mocha-flavored sauce with chocolate chips, milk, and blended ice. It’s topped with sweet whipped cream and a mocha drizzle.
Wondering if all frappuccinos have caffeine?
This particular Starbucks Frappuccino is free of espresso unless you ask for it to be added, but it still has a tad bit of caffeine (15mg). However, there are also completely caffeine-free frappucinos with chocolate available (more about this later).
If you need a boost, many other blended Frappuccinos do contain coffee. The Mocha Frappuccino Blended Beverage, for example, comes with as many shots of espresso as you request. Usually, there will be two shots of espresso in the 16 fl oz Grande size.
At Starbucks, there are also some tasty hot chocolate drinks. Starbucks hot chocolate beverages come with 2% milk, milk foam, mocha sauce, mocha drizzle, and whipped cream.
You can choose between regular mocha hot chocolate, caramel hot chocolate, white chocolate hot cocoa, and more. Also, espresso-free hot beverages made with milk and Starbucks flavored syrup are known as Steamers.
Shaken chocolatey espresso drinks are another option that you can enjoy at Starbucks.
Shaken espresso at Starbucks is made with full-bodied espresso, milk, the flavorings of your choice, and ice. Everything is chilled and mellowed to create a convenient on-the-go beverage.
Starbucks Chocolate Toppings
Various chocolatey toppings are also available at Starbucks to enhance your favorite drinks.
- chocolate cookie crumbles
- chocolate curls
- chocolate mocha drizzle
- chocolate powder
- Java chips
Caffeine-Free Chocolate Drinks at Starbucks
Have you been looking for a delicious chocolate drink sans caffeine?
There are many chocolate beverages available at Starbucks that do not contain coffee.
- Nutella Hot Chocolate
- Double Chocolatey Chip Frappuccino
- White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino
- Peppermint Hot Chocolate
- Regular Hot Chocolate
Top 10 Best Starbucks Chocolate Drinks
Now that you know what’s available and have a better grasp on what your drink category options are, here are my top 10 favorite Starbucks chocolate drinks to try!
1. Hot & Iced Caffè Mocha
The Hot Caffè Mocha contains full-bodied espresso and steamed milk. This beverage is enhanced with bittersweet mocha sauce and topped with fluffy whipped cream.
It is sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings sweetly!
Or, if you want something a tad more refreshing and cold, try out the Iced Caffè Mocha. This drink has the same rich flavors, but with an icy vibe.
2. Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso
Looking for a delicious and decadent chocolate drink without any dairy discomfort?
Check out the Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso. With this drink, Starbucks Blonde espresso roast, cocoa, and notes of malt are shaken together in an exceptional combination.
Topped off with almond milk and ice, it is invigorating and delicious!
3. Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino
Craving a sweet treat to get you through your day?
The Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino is a safe bet!
In this beverage, roast coffee, Frappuccino chips, and mocha sauce are blended to perfection and topped with vanilla whipped cream and chocolate cookie crumble. Best of all, this drink is layered on top of even more whipped cream and chocolate cookie bits for a chocolatey aesthetic that cannot be duplicated!
4. Starbucks Reserve Iced Dark Chocolate Mocha
How about a rich and refined chocolate drink?
If you are yearning for something above average, check out the Starbucks Reserve Iced Dark Chocolate Mocha.
This beverage is made with small-lot Starbucks Reserve Espresso. It combines cocoa and ground chocolate with cold milk and ice for a delightful mocha infusion.
5. Peppermint Hot Chocolate
How about something that is simultaneously warm and refreshing?
If you want a caffeine-free drink that will warm you up from the inside out, the Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate might be right for you. This welcome classic is the perfect holiday delight!
It is topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls for an immaculate finishing touch.
6. Ferrero Rocher Frappuccino
As we mentioned above, there are many chocolate-infused “secret menu” Starbucks items to check out.
To order a Starbucks Ferrero Rocher Frappuccino, ask for a grande Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino with three pumps of mocha syrup, 1 and 1/2 pumps of hazelnut syrup, hazelnut drizzle, whipped cream, and chocolate powder.
7. Milky Way Latte
Do you love the caramel and chocolate flavors of Milky Way candy bars?
To get a Milky Way latte, ask for a tall (12 oz) hot mocha with 1 1/2 pumps of caramel syrup added, chocolate shavings, whipped cream, and caramel macchiato drizzle on top.
For a Snickers latte, the recipe is the same, but instead of two pumps of caramel syrup, you add one pump of hazelnut and one pump of caramel syrup.
8. Iced Mocha Flat White
The Starbucks Iced Flat White implements smooth ristretto shots of espresso and the perfect amount of whole milk. Shaken with ice, it isn’t too strong or too creamy. It’s just right!
To give this drink a chocolate twist, ask for two pumps of mocha syrup to be added.
9. White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino
The White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino Blended Beverage has roast coffee, milk, ice, and deliciously sweet undertones of creamy white chocolate. This is a great treat for those who love sweet beverages!
For extra sweetness, ask for some caramel drizzle on top.
10. The Nutella Drink
Last but not least is this delicious secret menu item. The Starbucks Nutella drink is easy to make.
Just ask for a Tall Cafe Misto with one pump of chocolate syrup, one pump of hazelnut syrup, and caramel drizzle on top.
Must Try Chocolate Drinks at Starbucks – Final Thoughts
So there you have it!
These are some of the best official and secret menu Starbucks chocolate drinks to try the next time you are at the drive-through.
And remember that you can customize all of these drinks as needed for the ideal confectionary chocolate concoction!
For more sweet delights, check out my favorite Starbucks strawberry drinks.