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The 21 Best Chocolate Starbucks Drinks

Jason Gass
Last Updated: February 5th, 2024

Did you know that chocolate was consumed by the Aztecs in a drink, thousands of years ago?

For millennia people have been enjoying chocolate as a treat. So, it makes perfect sense that some of the most popular menu items at Starbucks are made with chocolate. Of course, the chocolate drinks that you get from Starbucks today are quite different from the ones that the Aztec enjoyed.

There are literally hundreds of drink combinations that you can make at Starbucks that use chocolate. And in the past few years, Starbucks has added new ingredients that give you even more ways to add chocolate to your coffee, frappuccino, Creme, or tea. With so many options and customizations, it can be overwhelming to order chocolate Starbucks Drinks if you’re unsure what to try.

To help with the decision-making, we’ve pulled together 21 of the most popular chocolate drinks you can order at Starbucks. Our list gives you the ingredients and some of the ways that others customize coffee house standards with delicious Starbucks chocolate.

List of Our Favorite Chocolate Starbucks Drinks

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If you are experienced with ordering at Starbucks but want to switch up your drink and try something new, we give you our list of 21 great Starbucks chocolate drinks.

There’s something here for everyone whether you like a nice cup of strong coffee, or you would rather skip the coffee and just enjoy a tasty hot (or cold) chocolate drink.

  1. Caffè Mocha
  2. Iced Dark Chocolate Mocha
  3. Iced Hot Chocolate Frappuccino
  4. Iced Chocolate Almond Milk Shaken Espresso
  5. Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino
  6. Mocha Frappuccino
  7. Java Chip Frappuccino
  8. Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino
  9. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Frappuccino
  10. Iced Caffè Mocha
  11. Kit Kat Frappuccino
  12. Chocolate Mousse Macchiato
  13. Regular Hot Chocolate
  14. Chocolate Espresso
  15. Peppermint Hot Chocolate
  16. Three C’s Latte
  17. White Hot Chocolate
  18. White Chocolate Mocha
  19. Iced White Chocolate Mocha
  20. Chocolate Cream Cold Brew
  21. Reserve Dark Chocolate Mocha

21 Most Popular Chocolate Starbucks Drinks to Order

Not sure what a Kit Kat frappuccino is, or what about a Three C’s Latte? Starbucks has a ton of great chocolate drinks on its menu.

Below, we’ve listed 21 of the most popular chocolate drinks on the Starbucks menu and secret menu. There is a little something here for every chocolate lover to enjoy.

1. Caffè Mocha

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The caffe mocha is a coffee house standard. This delicious coffee drink is Starbucks’ original espresso mixed with mocha sauce, milk, and topped with whipped cream.

If you want to change up this Starbucks original, try adding one of their flavored syrups to the mix. Of course, the peppermint mocha is a holiday favorite, but try vanilla, hazelnut, or even toffee nut.

2. Iced Dark Chocolate Mocha

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The Starbucks dark chocolate mocha is a bolder version of the traditional mocha. Instead of just mocha sauce, this version uses cocoa, mocha sauce, espresso, and cold milk. All of this is poured over ice for a delicious treat any time of year.

3. Iced Hot Chocolate Frappuccino

If you are looking for a way to enjoy hot chocolate on a warm day, the iced hot chocolate frappuccino is your go-to drink. This caffeine-free, coffee-free drink is also a great choice for your kids.

This drink uses Starbucks’ popular hot chocolate recipe, blended with frappuccino creme and ice. Top this one with whipped cream and a drizzle of mocha syrup for even more fun.

4. Iced Chocolate Almond Milk Shaken Espresso

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This is a popular summertime drink for many espresso lovers. Full of caffeine and a rich chocolate flavor this bold drink is not for the faint of heart.

Made using Starbucks blonde espresso roast, mocha sauce, malt chocolate, and almond milk, this is a perfect drink if you need a boost to start your day or get your afternoon energized.

mocha cookie crumble frappuccino
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This Starbucks regular is about as close to dessert in a cup as you can get. This decadent treat is layers of frappuccino creme, cookie crumble topping, and mocha chip frappuccino.

Top this one with whipped cream and mocha sauce and more cookie crumble topping and you’ve got dessert in a cup!

6. Mocha Frappuccino

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Like the vanilla and caramel frappuccinos, the mocha frappuccino is an original on the Starbucks frappuccino menu. This delicious blended drink is a great one to try if you have never had a frappuccino before.

The mocha frappuccino is made using frappuccino syrup, mocha syrup, and milk, all blended with ice. Usually, it is served without whipped cream, but for fun add some whipped cream and mocha drizzle to the top for a bit of flair.

7. Java Chip Frappuccino

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Take the mocha frappuccino and add mocha chips to the mix and you have the java chip frappuccino. We like this blended Starbucks drink because it’s a lot like a chocolate chip milkshake.

It is a really balanced blend of coffee and chocolate. The blended mocha chips add a bit of substance to this drink.

8. Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino

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Creme frappuccinos are a great treat if you don’t like coffee, or if your kids want to be like mom or dad and enjoy something from Starbucks. This drink is all things chocolate.

Starbucks makes this drink using frappuccino creme, chocolate chips, and mocha sauce.

9. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Frappuccino

This fan favorite is not a listed item on the Starbucks menu, but it is easy to order if you know what you want. The chocolate-covered strawberry frappuccino is a blend of strawberry creme frappuccino, frappuccino coffee syrup, java chips, and mocha sauce.

10. Iced Caffè Mocha

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If you love your caffe mocha, but don’t need a hot drink. Try the Starbucks iced caffe mocha. This is your favorite combination of espresso, mocha sauce, and cold milk served over ice.

Like the hot version of this drink, the iced caffe mocha is a standard on the Starbucks menu, and has stood the test of time. It is still one of the most popular drinks for the coffee chain.

11. Kit Kat Frappuccino

Like the chocolate-covered strawberry frappuccino, the Kit Kat frappuccino is not a menu item, so it requires you to do a bit of customizing to a normal menu item.

If you are ready to jump in and try a Kit Kat frappuccino, you’ll want to order a vanilla bean creme frappuccino, mixed with vanilla syrup, mocha sauce, and java chips. Top your creation with whipped cream, mocha sauce drizzle, and cookie crumble topping.

12. Chocolate Mousse Macchiato

This iced coffee drink is a popular option for those that know what to order. It is not a menu item, so you’ll have to customize a menu favorite.

To enjoy a chocolate mousse macchiato, order an iced caramel macchiato, substitute the vanilla syrup with white chocolate mocha sauce, use half and half instead of milk, and drizzle the inside of the cup with caramel and add cookie crumble topping, to round out this decadent delight.

13. Regular Hot Chocolate

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Just because it isn’t fancy, doesn’t mean that it isn’t wonderful. The Starbucks traditional hot chocolate has long been a favorite for kids and adults alike.

This coffee-free drink is all the things that good hot chocolate should be. Creamy with the perfect amount of chocolate flavor. Your barista uses steamed milk and mocha sauce to make their hot chocolate. Your kids will love it more if you top it with whipped cream and a bit of mocha drizzle.

14. Chocolate Espresso

The chocolate espresso is the simplest of the chocolate drinks on the Starbucks menu. This robust drink is the best of Starbucks chocolate and espresso offerings.

A shot (or two, depending on how much coffee you like) is mixed with chocolate malt. This small but mighty drink is a great midday pick-me-up if you can’t decide if you would rather have coffee or a chocolate bar.

15. Peppermint Hot Chocolate

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The peppermint hot chocolate, along with the peppermint mocha are seasonal standards on the Starbucks menu. This popular wintertime drink is the Starbucks regular hot chocolate with a couple of pumps of peppermint syrup.

It is the perfect blend of chocolate and peppermint. It is also a kid favorite during the holidays. Make it extra festive by topping it with whipped cream and red sugar sprinkles.

16. Three C’s Latte

The three c’s latte is a drink that has been trending online for a while now. This drink combines all of the best ingredients that start with C; chocolate, caramel, and cinnamon. This drink is not on the menu.

If you want to try this one, order a cinnamon dolce latte, with 1.5 pumps of caramel sauce and 1.5 pumps of mocha sauce. Have this drink topped with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle, it is a perfect combination of all three flavors.

17. White Hot Chocolate

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If your sweet tooth is calling and you are standing at the Starbucks counter, wondering what to order, this is a great pick. T

he white hot chocolate is the Starbucks regular hot chocolate that is made with white chocolate sauce instead of mocha sauce. Kids love this one, and it is a nice alternative if you want to try something new.

18. White Chocolate Mocha

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The white chocolate mocha is the caffe mocha with a twist. If you order this drink from your barista you’ll enjoy a mocha made from Starbucks regular espresso, steamed milk, and white chocolate sauce. This is a sweeter version of the caffe mocha.

19. Iced White Chocolate Mocha

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Like that white chocolate mocha on cold days but don’t want a hot drink on a warm day? Try the iced white chocolate mocha.

Like the hot version, this drink is made from Starbucks espresso and white chocolate mocha sauce. It’s mixed with ice and cold milk for a refreshing alternative on a warm day.

20. Chocolate Cream Cold Brew

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Cold brew coffee is the talk of coffee lovers right now. This smooth and mild coffee is steeped in cold water for up to 20 hours. This slow and cold brewing method gives a less bitter but incredibly flavorful coffee experience.

The chocolate cream cold brew is Starbucks cold brew coffee mixed with chocolate and vanilla cream. This drink is super flavorful and especially creamy.

21. Reserve Dark Chocolate Mocha

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As much as we love the reserve dark chocolate mocha, we need to let you know that this drink isn’t available at every Starbucks store. Made using Starbucks Reserve Espresso and dark chocolate mocha sauce, this drink is a heavenly alternative to the standard caffe mocha.

Starbucks reserve stores are scattered across the country, so if you are traveling and come across one of these special stores, make sure that you try the reserve dark chocolate mocha or one of their other drinks made with this special espresso blend.

About The Author

Jason Gass

Jason Gass is a Colorado based freelance writer and blogger whose goal is to share a good cup of coffee and great stories around a campfire with close friends. When he’s not working, he spends most of his time traveling, searching for the best breweries, and road-tripping in his teardrop trailer with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.

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