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The 20 Best Chocolate Starbucks Drinks You Need to Try in 2023

Starbucks is famous for its coffee, but did you know they also have a wide array of chocolate drinks to choose from?

Whether you want hot or iced, caffeine or non-caffeine, and even white chocolate, regular chocolate, or dark chocolate, the possibilities of Starbucks drinks are limitless.

There are MANY drinks to choose from, so we’ve compiled the best from the regular menu, holiday drinks, and the secret menu!

The 20 Best Chocolate Drinks at Starbucks!

Getting any of these chocolate drinks is a guaranteed wonderful experience with a mix of cocoa and coffee! Here are the best drinks to get at Starbucks!

1) Raspberry Chiffon White Mocha


Are you a fan of the Starbucks white chocolate mocha sauce? But do you want to try something new?

Why don’t you give raspberry chiffon white mocha a try?

It’s your favorite white chocolate mocha sauce with steamed milk and coffee.

Then the exciting twist of raspberry syrup, hazelnut syrup, and vanilla syrup topped with whipped cream!

If you’re feeling extra, ask for some mocha drizzle on top of the whipped cream!

2) Chocolate Cookie Crumble Crème Frappuccino


If you love the double chocolaty chip crème Frappuccino, you will adore the chocolate cookie crumble crème frappuccino, which is a big upgrade!

It’s caffeine-free (think java chip Frappuccino without the coffee Frappuccino roast).

Then it’s loaded with chocolate in the form of mocha sauce, java chips, and of course, chocolate cookie crumbles at the bottom AND on top of the whipped cream!

3) Chocolate Mousse Macchiato


Want to feel a little extra? Why not try something that’s not on the regular menu?

Here’s how you first order an iced caramel macchiato, then ask the barista to replace the vanilla syrup with mocha sauce and the caramel drizzle with mocha drizzle.

Then ask for an additional cookie crumble on top of whipped cream!

Related Read: Caramel Macchiato Upside Down

4) Peppermint Hot Chocolate


Doesn’t the name remind you of warming your cold fingers on your hot chocolate cup in the middle of winter?

The peppermint hot chocolate may not be everyone’s cup of tea (or chocolate) because not everyone is a fan of the peppermint syrup and chocolate duo, but just a whiff of it takes you straight to Christmas.

With peppermint syrup, mocha sauce, and steamed milk topped with whipped cream and loaded with dark chocolate curls, it’s the perfect holiday drink.

The best part is that it also comes in an iced version, perfect if you’re feeling the spirit of Elsa in you!

The only downside this drink has is that it’s seasonal. But, oh well, maybe that also adds to its charm.

5) Peppermint White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino


Are you looking for other hot chocolate drinks at Starbucks for peppermint lovers? Here’s the white chocolate version!

It’s the same as the peppermint hot chocolate, but without the coffee, and the chocolate is swapped for a white chocolate mocha sauce in a crème Frappuccino base.

It’s also blended with peppermint syrup and milk and topped with sweetened whipped cream and dark chocolate curls!

6) Ferrero Rocher Frappuccino


Another feel-good drink from the secret menu is an upgrade from the beloved double chocolate chip Frappuccino.

Here’s how to get it:

You first order a double chocolate chip Frappuccino (or a Java Chip Frappuccino), then ask for an additional 1 and 1/2 pump of hazelnut syrup.

We also recommend you ask for some mocha drizzle on top of the whipped cream!

Sounds simple right? That’s your favorite chocolate dessert in a Starbucks chocolate drink form!

7) Java Chip Frappuccino


Sometimes the good old chocolate drinks at Starbucks are still the best.

This beloved Starbucks original is a blend of milk, Frappuccino chips, coffee Frappuccino syrup, the coffee base, and ice.

Then the Java Chip Frappuccino is topped with whipped cream and mocha drizzle. To dress it up, you can also add some chocolate curls to the whipped cream.

It’s your favorite chocolate cookie in a cup!

8) Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino


If you’re not ready to let the Java chip frappuccino go but want a little something different, you should take a sip of this Starbucks chocolate drink.

It’s a blend of mocha sauce, Frappuccino chocolate chips, crème Frappuccino syrup, and milk, then topped with whipped cream and a mocha drizzle.

The only difference it has with the chocolate cookie crumble crème Frappuccino is that it does NOT have the chocolate cookie crumble topping on the whipped cream.

It’s also a caffeine-free chocolate drink!

9) Reserve Dark Chocolate Mocha


If you ever happen to visit a Starbucks reserve store, don’t miss the chance to order their reserve dark chocolate mocha for your hot chocolate fix.

It’s specially made with their single-origin coffee infused with rich, dark chocolate flavors, which is then brewed with cocoa, ground chocolate, and warm steamed milk for the best hot chocolate you’ve ever had!

Some vanilla whipped cream on top will also make it extra special!

10) Reserve Iced Dark Chocolate Mocha


Another reserve drink you might want to check out is the reserve iced dark chocolate mocha.

Like other reserved chocolate drinks at Starbucks, it’s brewed only with single-origin beans and blended with milk, chocolate, and ice.

11) Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Frappuccino


If you’re wondering what a strawberry Oreo in the form of a drink tastes like, you can stop wondering right now and order this from the Starbucks chocolate drinks secret menu.

There are two ways to get a chocolate-covered strawberry frappuccino:

  • The base Starbucks drink you need to order first is a Strawberry crème frappuccino, then ask for additional java chocolate chips and some mocha drizzle on top of the whipped cream.
    The base drink is a blend of strawberry puree, frappuccino chips, creme frappuccino syrup, milk, and whipped cream if you’re wondering what the rest of the ingredients are.
  • The other way to get a chocolate-covered strawberry frappuccino is to order a Cold Brew with sweet cream cold foam as a base drink.

Then request an additional 1 and 1/2 pumps of mocha sauce, 1 and 1/2 pumps of raspberry in the coffee, and a little strawberry puree in the sweet cream cold foam.

Don’t forget to ask for more mocha drizzle on the whipped cream!

12) White Chocolate Mocha


The white chocolate mocha is a regular menu chocolate drink.

It’s very similar to Caffe mocha, made with steamed milk, white chocolate sauce, and sweetened whipped cream, but with the addition of white chocolate mocha sauce.

The White chocolate mocha is rich and creamy and has little caffeine! If it’s the holiday season, you should get the Blonde Toasted White Chocolate Mocha instead.

It’s an upgraded version, with toasted white mocha sauce, sugar sparkles, and dreamy white pearls. You can also request to add some chocolate curls to complete the holiday vibe!

Again, these chocolate drinks come in cold versions. Get the iced white chocolate mocha instead of the hot chocolate variant during summer!

13) Toasted White Chocolate Mocha


Do you miss the smores, hot chocolate, and the campfire smell, but you’re trapped in the hustle and bustle of city life?

Well, this chocolate drink may give you a tiny taste of those toasted marshmallows!

The Toasted White Chocolate Mocha mixes espresso, steamed milk, caramelized white chocolate mocha sauce topped with whipped cream, and sugar sparkles!

14) Iced Chocolate Almond Milk Shaken Espresso


If you’re a vegan or lactose intolerant, the Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso should be your new go-to drink!

It’s dairy-free, less sweet, and has lower calories than the usual chocolate drinks at Starbucks. It even has an additional espresso shot!

And instead of adding more sweet mocha sauce in the Iced Chocolate Almondmilk, they just replaced it with chocolate malt powder!

15) Chocolate and Starbucks Signature Espresso Caffè Mocha


Are you looking to get your familiar hot chocolate and hot coffee? Go for the classic caffè mocha!

It’s a marriage of hot chocolate and freshly brewed espresso, made by mixing steamed milk, coffee, and rich chocolate mocha sauce. Then it’s topped with sweet whipped cream.

If you’d like it a little more chocolatey, ask for some chocolate drizzle on top.

It also comes in an iced caffè mocha for hot days!

16) Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino


This chocolate drink is another regular on the Starbucks menu, so that you can add it to your list of all-time favorites!

The Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino is a blend of whole milk, rich mocha sauce, and frappuccino chips!

And as if that’s not enough, the Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino is LAYERED (not just topped) with sweet whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, and chocolate cookie crumble topping!

17) Mocha Frappuccino


The Mocha Frappuccino is another combination of coffee and chocolate. It’s the all-year-round, regular menu version of the peppermint mocha frappuccino.

Mocha Frappuccino is a blend of coffee Frappuccino roast, whole milk, mocha sauce, coffee frappuccino syrup, and topped with whipped cream.

It’s one of the best chocolate drinks, just pure mocha flavor without all the additional flavors of other syrups!

18) Iced Caffe Mocha


The Iced Caffe Mocha is another well-loved, classic Starbucks chocolate drink.

It mixes espresso, milk, dark chocolate sauce, vanilla syrup, and sweet whipped cream.

19) Caramel and Nut Chocolate Bar Frappuccino


In the mood for some candy? This is one of the best chocolate drinks from the secret menu!

To order the Caramel and Nut Chocolate Bar Frappuccino, ask for a Java chip frappuccino base.

Then, request some caramel drizzle on the inside of the cup (caramel sauce can also be swapped for this), and add 2 pumps of toffee nut syrup.

Now for the whipped cream, request to top it with caramel drizzle and some more frappuccino chips!

20) White Hot Chocolate


Let’s go back to the classic Starbucks no caffeine drinks!

White Hot Chocolate mixes 2% steamed milk, white chocolate mocha sauce, and whipped cream.

White Hot Chocolate is a rich, creamier alternative to classic hot chocolate.

For Certified Chocolate Lovers: How to Add More Chocolate

Need more chocolate in your best chocolate drinks? Here’s what else you can request:

  1. Chocolate Drizzle
  2. White chocolate sauce
  3. Frappuccino chips
  4. Chocolate Cookie Crumble
  5. Chocolate malt powder
  6. Mocha drizzle
  7. Mocha sauce
  8. Bittersweet mocha sauce

Tips and Tricks When Ordering Starbucks Chocolate Drink

Here are a few know-hows when ordering Starbucks drinks:

  1. Mocha is a mix of chocolate and coffee. It’s a good option to try if you are a Starbucks chocolate drinks lover and you’re slowly trying out their coffee.
  2. A Frappuccino is any cold drink with blended ice (yes, in a blender). So all Frappuccino drinks are cold.
  3. Mochas can be hot or iced. And yes, you can order a mocha frappuccino Starbucks drink.
  4. Mocha sauce has caffeine, except for the white chocolate mocha sauce, which is not caffeine-based. The toasted white mocha sauce is only available during the holiday season.
  5. A secret menu drink is anything that is not on the regular Starbucks menu, and to order one, you must know first what base drink it is from the regular menu.
    Then you also have to know which syrups or toppings to add or replace. Not all Starbucks baristas know the secret menu by heart!
  6. The toasted white mocha sauce is the usual white mocha sauce that’s caramelized by cooking it softly. Hence the addition of “toasted” to the mocha sauce name.
  7. When you order an iced shaken espresso, ask for vanilla bean powder with chocolate malt powder for that chocolatey goodness!
  8. You can exchange mocha sauce for the white chocolate mocha sauce in your drink and vice versa. And you won’t be charged extra!
  9. There are SO MANY Starbucks chocolate drinks on both the regular and secret menu, and there are also lots of new drinks every holiday season, so make sure you watch out for those!
  10. If there’s anything you’d like to tweak in the given drinks (whether they’re from the regular or secret menu), don’t be afraid to experiment!

Related Reads: Sauce VS Starbucks Syrup, Starbucks Iced Coffees

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Got more questions? Let’s answer them here!

What Chocolate Drink Does Starbucks Have?

There are endless chocolate drinks at Starbucks, but the best chocolate drinks are everything we included in our list!

Is There a Chocolate Frappuccino at Starbucks?

Yes, there are several that we included in the list above!

The most popular and most chocolaty of all is the Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino. The secret is in the frappuccino chips!

Does Starbucks Have Chocolate Milk?


Starbucks only offers soy, 2%, nonfat, low fat, coconut, and almond milk.

You can, however, order chocolate milk from the secret menu. All you have to order is milk plus mocha sauce and vanilla syrup.

What Is Chocolate Malt Powder?

Chocolate malt powder is a fairly new ingredient in Starbucks chocolate drinks. It’s a powder included in most shaken espresso chocolate drinks.

Does Mocha Sauce Have Caffeine in It?


Mocha sauce is caffeine-based, so if you are going for a caffeine-free drink, go for the white chocolate sauce instead.

Will the Syrup and Topping Add-Ons Cost Me Extra?

It Depends.

If you ask for more mocha drizzle on a drink that ALREADY HAS mocha drizzle in the original recipe, Starbucks won’t charge you extra.

But if you ask for something, not on the original drink, they will charge you extra.


And that’s it for the best chocolate drinks from Starbucks!

How many have you tried from our list? Did we miss any of your favorite chocolate drinks? Do you have your secret menu drink to share?

Let us know in the comments!