Everything You Need to Know About Starbucks Holiday Drinks for 2023

Over the PSL? Starbucks holiday drinks for 2023 are here!

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It’s official: Starbucks holiday drinks have been back in stores since November 2! By all means, settle into your last Pumpkin Spice Latte or Apple Crisp Oatmilk Macchiato as you read this update.

Starbucks has launched its winter menu, bringing back the Peppermint Mocha, the Caramel Brulee Latte and tons of other holiday favorites. But don’t get too comfortable, Starbucks fans, because there are a few holiday changes—including the release of an all-new holiday chai.

Starbucks Holiday Drinks Are Here!

The Starbucks holiday menu features the return of everyone’s favorite holiday classics.

Devotees of the popular Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulee Latte and Chestnut Praline Latte will enjoy sweet sips this year. Starbucks also dropped an all-new drink for chai fans. It’s an Iced Gingerbread Oatmilk Chai! This drink is perfect for those who opt for iced drinks year round or adore the spice of chai with notes of gingerbread. Total win-win.

Can’t get enough gingerbread? Select Starbucks stores are serving a second new gingerbread drink, Oleato style.(If you need a refresh, Oleato is the chain’s take on traditional Italian olive oil coffee). Starbucks stores that serve Oleato also offer a new Oleato Gingerbread Oatmilk Latte—aka gingerbread and steamed oatmilk infused with olive oil.

Another favorite—the Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte—is back for its third year, too. The chain’s first-ever non-dairy holiday drink returns with sugar cookie-flavored syrup blended with blonde espresso, ice and creamy almond milk, topped with red and green sprinkles. Of course, you can get it hot for the winter.

If you’re still missing the Eggnog Latte, keep an eye on the Starbucks secret menu—you might see a copycat recipe for eggnog fans. While you’re at it, get yourself a Starbucks Christmas cup, too!

Is there holiday cold foam?

Starbucks Holiday Cold Foams Gifcourtesy starbucks (4)

Yes, of course.

What’s better than an Iced Sugar Cookie Almondmilk Latte? How about velvety Sugar Cookie Cream Cold Foam on top! In fact, double the holiday magic in any Starbies iced drinks thanks to the release of four new holiday cold foams.

The silky smooth cold foams all take inspiration from Starbucks’ holiday menu:

  • Peppermint Chocolate Cream Cold Foam
  • Sugar Cookie Cream Cold Foam
  • Chestnut Praline Cream Cold Foam
  • Caramel Brulee Cream Cold Foam

Each flavor is mixed with Starbucks’ classic signature vanilla sweet cream. It’s the most wonderful time of year to add even more cheer to your Starbucks holiday drinks!

What about the food?

It’s not the holidays without food, right? The menu this year features familiar treats like the Sugar Plum Cheese Danish, an adorable Snowman Cookie, Gingerbread Loaf and a festive Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop. The menu is rounded off with the classic Cranberry Bliss Bar—which is even available for purchase by the tray!

Holiday Cups Are Back, Too

Starbucks Holiday Cups Courtesy StarbucksCourtesy Starbucks

Starbucks’ famous holiday cups are, of course, back for the season as well. You can even pick one up on Christmas, since Starbucks is one of the few stores open on Christmas day.

The latest designs are sure to get Starbucks-lovers into the merry spirit including Party Plaid, Peppermint Swirl, Ribbon Spool and Bauble Wrap. The beloved Starbucks red cups also came back on November 16 for an early Starbucks holiday gift.

We can already hear the sleigh bells ringing—it’s time to head to Starbucks for Christmas goodness!

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Hannah Twietmeyer
Hannah is a writer and content creator based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a passion for all things food, health, community and lifestyle. She is a journalism graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a previous dining and drink contributor for Madison Magazine.