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25 Hot Drinks at Starbucks That You Should Try Today!


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There’s nothing better than a warm drink on a chilly day,  and there’s no better place to get a delicious hot drink than Starbucks. 

Keep reading and we’ll discover the best hot drinks that Starbucks has to offer. From the warm and cozy to the rich and decadent, we’ll find the perfect drink to keep you warm all season long. So grab a blanket, curl up, and let’s explore the best of Starbucks hot drinks.

Hot Drinks at Starbucks

Best Sweet Hot Drinks At Starbucks

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Caramel Macchiato

A caramel macchiato from Starbucks is the perfect drink for when you need to add a little something special to your day. This rich and creamy coffee drink is made with espresso, steamed milk, and caramel syrup, and is finished with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of caramel drizzle.

It’s sweet, rich, and has just enough caffeine to give you a boost. The caramel drizzle on top ensures that every sip is a delicious one! 

White Chocolate Mocha

Starbucks has got a variety of delicious drinks to choose from, but one of our favorites is the white chocolate mocha. This drink is perfect for a cold winter day.

The heavenly concoction is made with white chocolate, espresso, and milk that is sure to send your taste buds into overload. You can also get it topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings (and you totally should). If you’re looking for something sweet and indulgent, this is the drink for you. 

Cinnamon Dolce Latte

If there’s one way to describe a Cinnamon Dolce Latte, it’s that it tastes like a snickerdoodle in a cup. This may be a bit much for some people, but it’s perfect for those who like their coffee to taste like dessert.

Made with rich and creamy espresso, cinnamon, and steamed milk, this drink is especially cozy during the fall and winter seasons. And of course, no Cinnamon Dolce Latte is complete without a generous helping of whipped cream and cinnamon dolce sprinkles.

Honey Almondmilk Flat White

If you haven’t tried a flat white before, we strongly recommend you give it a try. flat whites contain less steamed milk than a latte and more than a cappuccino, with a thin flat layer of milk foam on top.

This particular Flat White is made with the signature blonde roast espresso from Starbucks, which gives it a light and refreshing flavor. Steamed almond milk is added to the espresso, followed by a touch of honey for sweetness. It’s a subtle and sweet treat for any time of day.

Hot Chocolate

Is there anything more classic than a traditional Hot Chocolate? It’s a wonderful treat that is comforting and delicious during the cold winter months.

If you’re craving something sweet but don’t want a coffee, Hot Chocolate is an excellent choice. And no cup of Hot Chocolate is complete without a pile of whipped cream and a generous mocha drizzle on top. 

Best Hot Coffee Drinks At Starbucks

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Caffé Americano

When you’re getting a hot drink at Starbucks, it’s hard to beat the Caffe Americano because it’s simple and easy to customize. If you’ve never had an Americano before you might not be sure if this drink is for you.

Simply put, an Americano is an espresso-based coffee drink that’s diluted with hot water. It’s a simple coffee drink that is perfect for those who like their coffee black but may want a bit more boldness. It’s a good base drink if you want to add sweeteners, syrups, and sugar, but it’s also excellent black if preferred. 

Starbucks Reserve Hazelnut Bianco Latte

If you’ve tried just about everything on the Starbucks menu, then why not take a look at the Starbucks Reserve Hazelnut Bianco Latte? This delicious drink is made with Starbucks’ small-lot Bianco espresso and hazelnut-praline syrup, and it’s finished with a dollop of whipped cream.

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The result? A delicious, one-of-a-kind latte that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

The difference between a standard latte and a Starbucks Bianco latte is all in the espresso.  Bianco translates from Italian to “white hazelnut”, which is the flavor this blonde espresso presents. When drinking a Starbucks’ Bianco espresso, you pick up notes of hazelnuts and white chocolate.

Blonde Roast

If you want something a little different than the standard Pike Place or Dark roast at Starbucks, consider their Blonde roast coffee.

This light coffee roast is perfect for those who want to enjoy all the flavors of Starbucks coffee without the caffeine kick. Blonde roast beans are roasted for a shorter period, resulting in a coffee that is both flavorful with mellow flavors.

If you love the bold and deep flavors of dark roast coffee, this coffee is likely not going to be your first pick. But if you prefer your coffee on the mellow side, then we wholeheartedly recommend you try it. 

Cappuccino

Is there any drink that’s more classic and well-loved than a cappuccino? Probably not, since it’s the most popular coffee beverage in the United States.

This cappuccino is made with equal parts espresso, steamed milk, and a layer of milk foam on top. It’s fantastic on its own, but it pairs beautifully with sweeteners and syrup like caramel, vanilla, and hazelnut.

You can also add some whipped cream, caramel, or a mocha drizzle to give it a bit more flavor. However, it’s very popular served plain with just one or two pumps of liquid cane sugar.

Caffé Mocha

The Mocha has been a favorite of coffee-drinking chocolate lovers for a long time. With the right balance of chocolate and coffee, a well-made mocha is delicious. The Starbucks Caffe Mocha is the perfect drink for coffee lovers who also enjoy a little sweetness in their life.

No Mocha from Starbucks is complete without a healthy serving of whipped cream on top, as well as a delicious Mocha drizzle. Note that the caffeine in this drink can be quite potent and high in sugar, so we recommend enjoying it in moderation.

Blonde Flat White

If you love the original Starbucks Flat White, why not try out the Blonde version? The Blonde Flat White from Starbucks is made using their blonde espresso roast coffee, a good amount of steamed milk, and a smooth, flat layer of milk foam on top.

Since it’s made with Blonde roast, it’s a bit more mellow, with a lighter, lemony taste, compared to the standard Flat White made with a darker roast.

This isn’t the sweetest Starbucks drink on the menu, so if you like your coffee drinks sweet, make sure to ask for syrup or sweetener to be added. You might want to try brown sugar or caramel syrup to sweeten it up.

Veranda Blend Coffee

The Veranda Blend from Starbucks has been a fan favorite for as long as it’s been around and can be enjoyed both black and with sugar.

This rich and robust coffee is perfect for those who want to jumpstart their day. It’s made with 100% Arabica beans and has a soft and mellow flavor.

This blend is excellent when paired with oat or almond milk and a few pumps of flavored syrup. For this light blend, we’d recommend adding toasted vanilla, hazelnut, or brown sugar syrup.

Hot Starbucks Drinks Without Coffee

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Chai Latte

The Starbucks Chai Latte is made with black Chai tea, steamed milk, a blend of warm, comforting spices, and just the perfect amount of sweetness. It’s bold, flavorful, aromatic, and hits the spot on those chilly autumn days.

The Starbucks Chai Latte is a great alternative to coffee. If you’re looking for a drink that will give you a boost of energy and comforting flavor without the jitters, this is a perfect choice for you.

White Chocolate Mocha Hot Chocolate

Looking for a sweet and creamy treat? You can’t go wrong with Starbucks’ White Chocolate Mocha Hot Chocolate.

Made with real white chocolate and velvety smooth steamed milk, this rich and decadent drink is sure to hit the spot. And with Starbucks’ trademarked syrups, you can customize your drink to perfection by adding vanilla, peppermint, or even brown sugar syrup to kick it up a notch.

The best part? You don’t have to wait until the holidays roll around to try this delicious drink because it hits the spot even during the warmer months. 

London Fog Latte

There are all kinds of teas on the menu, but if you’re stuck in a beverage rut we recommend trying the London Fog Latte. Sure, it’s not one of the more popular drinks on the menu, but it’s certainly worth trying when you want something a bit different.

Just like a Chai Latte, a London Fog Latte is simply tea with added steamed milk. Only in this case, it’s made with Early Gray.

The Latte is also sweetened with a bit of liquid cane sugar, giving it a rich and subtly sweet flavor that isn’t overpowering. It’s an excellent option if you’re craving a rich and indulgent comforting cup of tea.

Matcha Green Tea Latte

Sometimes you want a warm and comforting drink with just the right amount of caffeine, but you’re not really in the mood for a coffee. The Starbucks matcha latte is a fantastic option.

This delicious drink is made with Matcha green tea powder, milk, and just the right amount of liquid cane sugar for a touch of sweetness. It’s the perfect way to get your caffeine fix and a little bit of green tea into your diet.

At Starbucks, this drink can be served over ice, but there’s something so comforting about a perfectly sweetened cup of hot Matcha. Try one the next time you’re looking for something unique.

Starbucks Hot Drinks With No Caffeine

Starbucks Hot Drinks With No Caffeine
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Mint Majesty Tea

There’s nothing better than a hot cup of tea to help you feel relaxed and ready to take on your day. The Mint Majesty blend at Starbucks is made with a base of fresh mint leaves and is infused with lemon verbena for a beautifully balanced and subtle citrus flavor.

You can drink it black for a mild flavor, or you can add a bit of sugar for a new take on sweet tea. It’s refreshing, flavorful, and perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing warm beverage without a caffeine buzz.

Toasted White Hot Chocolate

The Starbucks Toasted White Hot Chocolate is a warm, creamy, and cozy drink that will get you through the fall and winter seasons. This rich and decadent drink is made with white chocolate, milk, and a hint of cinnamon, and it’s topped off with a toasty marshmallow topping.

It’s the indulgent new take on Hot Chocolate that you’ve been looking for. To bump this Hot Chocolate up another notch, be sure to ask for cinnamon dolce sprinkles or a Mocha drizzle.

Milk Steamer

If you’re looking for something simple, sweet, and caffeine-free, consider one of the more unique options on the Starbucks menu: the milk steamer.

If you’ve never had one before, it’s just steamed milk, like the kind you would get in an espresso drink. On the Starbucks menu, you can order a plain cup of steamed milk, or add flavored syrups and toppings to make it something truly special (hint: this is a fantastic drink option for kids, too). Try adding flavors like brown sugar, caramel, or toffee nut for a sweet and decadent dessert-like drink.

Caramel Apple Spice

When you want something warm and sweet, that just screams “autumn”, look no further than the Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice drink. This delicious drink is made with steamed apple juice, and cinnamon syrup, topped with whipped cream. You can ask for a dash of cinnamon or cinnamon dolce sprinkles as well. 

This drink contains no coffee or caffeine, so everyone can enjoy it without caffeine jitters. It’s substantial enough that you won’t feel like you’re missing out or just drinking a plain old cup of apple juice.

In addition, this is a fantastic drink for kids since it’s an elevated version of apple juice, which is always a hit. 

Peach Tranquility Tea

Looking for a summery drink to help you relax? Starbucks has got you covered with their Peach Tranquility Tea.

This refreshing tea is made with a delicious combination of peach, candied pineapple, chamomile blossoms, lemon verbena, and rose hips. It’s the perfect drink to enjoy whenever you need to relax, and since it’s caffeine-free it won’t boost your energy too much.

While this tea is delicious on its own, you could ask for a pump or two of liquid can sugar to bring out some of the fruity notes in the tea and give it a refreshing lift.

The Best Seasonal Hot Drinks At Starbucks

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

Every fall, there’s one drink that everyone can’t stop talking about: the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte. This seasonal favorite is made with rich espresso, smooth steamed milk, plus fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves for that pumpkin-pie flavor. It’s even got real pumpkin puree!

But what makes the Pumpkin Spice Latte so special? Is it the pumpkin flavor? The hint of spice? The creamy, deliciousness? We may never know for sure, but one thing is for certain: the Pumpkin Spice Latte is the drink of fall so make sure to enjoy one while you can. 

Peppermint Mocha

Looking for a little something to get you through the holiday season? Starbucks has got you covered with their peppermint mocha. This festive drink is made with espresso, chocolate, and peppermint-flavored syrups, plus a festive pile of whipped cream and chocolate curls to top it all off.

This delightful drink has all the classic holiday flavors that embody the season, including peppermint, chocolate, and coffee. What more could you ask for this winter?

Apple Crisp Macchiato

The Starbucks Apple Crisp Macchiato is one of the newest fall drinks to hit the Starbucks menu, and it’s a good one.

This drink is made with a shot of espresso, steamed milk, and caramel syrup, topped with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of buttery cinnamon syrup. If you’re looking for a tasty fall treat, you can’t go wrong with an Apple Crisp Macchiato.

Chestnut Praline Latte

If we have to choose one of our favorite seasonal drinks from Starbucks, it’s got to be the chestnut praline latte. You’ll have to wait until November or December, but trust us, it’s worth the wait.

Made with deliciously rich Starbucks espresso, spices, caramelized chestnut flavor, and a generous helping of smooth and velvety steamed milk, this drink is also topped with decadent whipped cream and actual praline crumbs. It’s an autumn lover’s dream!

FAQ’s

What’s The Most Popular Hot Drink At Starbucks?

There are a lot of incredibly popular drinks on the Starbucks menu, but when it comes down to it, the Caramel Macchiato stands out from the pack.

The balance of sweet and buttery caramel flavor against the bold taste of the espresso, all pulled together with velvety steamed milk makes this drink a crowd favorite.

How Hot Does Starbucks Serve Their Coffee?

Generally, Starbucks will serve their hot beverages around 150 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a good serving temperature since it’s cool enough that you don’t risk burning yourself, but it won’t cool down too quickly.

Children’s drinks are generally served cooler, at 130 degrees Fahrenheit.

What Does It Mean When You Order A Starbucks Drink “Extra Hot”?

Simply put, asking for your drink to be “extra hot” just means that your barista will steam your milk to 180 degrees Fahrenheit, rather than the 160 degrees it’s normally served at. 

This is a great option if you’re concerned about the milk or creamer bringing down the temperature of your coffee and cooling it off too fast, but be careful. Studies show that 180 degrees is well above the recommended serving temperature for coffee, and can lead to an increased risk of burns.

Final Thoughts

Who knew that Starbucks had such a huge variety of hot drinks? From no-frills black coffee to espresso drinks, teas, milk steamers, and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

Next time you’re in Starbucks, take a chance and try one of these hot drinks. You might just find your new favorite.

Want to explore more of what Starbucks has to offer? Check out these amazing viral TikTok Starbucks drinks, or read more about the best Starbucks coffee beans to take home with you!

Happy Caffeinating!

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