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25 Best Starbucks Chocolate Drinks [Secret Menu Included]

Starbucks chocolate drinks make up a huge part of the company’s coffee repertoire.

As a former Starbucks barista, I’ve put together a list of the 25 best Starbucks chocolate drinks.

Let’s take a look at each so you can find your new go-to order.

25 Best Chocolate Drinks to Order at Starbucks 

Starbucks offers various chocolate drinks. If you don’t feel creative, you can just choose some of them.

If you want to try something more interesting, there are chocolate drinks invented by TikTokers, which are on a secret menu.

I will give you the ingredients of these hidden gems so you can order them at Starbucks.

Here are my top 25 Starbucks chocolate drinks.

1. Caffe Mocha

Caffe Mocha
Photo from: @glenz1685

The most popular (and common) Starbucks chocolate drink is the Caffe Mocha. You can ask the barista to serve it hot or cold.

The classic Caffe Mocha is made up of:

  • 2% Milk
  • Mocha sauce (2-4 pumps, depending on the size)
  • Espresso (1-2 shots)
  • Whipped cream
  • 175mg of caffeine (Grande)
  • 350 calories (Grande)

2. White Chocolate Mocha

If you’re not a fan of dark chocolate, try Starbucks’ White Chocolate Mocha.

The downside is there are less caffeine and more calories than Caffè Mocha. 

White mochas are made of:

  • 2% steamed milk
  • White chocolate mocha sauce (2-4 pumps)
  • Espresso (1-2 shots)
  • Whipped cream
  • 150mg of caffeine (Grande)
  • 430 calories (Grande)

3. Iced White Chocolate Mocha

Photo from: @jeanette_k_stuart

Iced white chocolate mocha is simply the cold version of white chocolate mocha. 

The main difference between the hot and cold versions is the milk used. Since it’s a cold drink, the barista won’t use steamed milk. 

Also, the calories are a bit higher. 

An iced white mocha is made of:

  • 2% milk
  • White chocolate mocha sauce (2-4 pumps)
  • Espresso (2-3 shots)
  • Whipped cream
  • 420 calories (Grande)
  • 150mg of caffeine (Grande)

NOTE
Even though they’re iced, white mochas come with whipped cream on top. If you don’t want it on your drink, make sure to let your barista know.

4. Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino

If you want your drink loaded with chocolate flavors, try a Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino. 

This Starbucks chocolate drink is packed with chocolate.

The full ingredients list is: 

  • Ice
  • Coffee frappuccino syrup (2-5 pumps)
  • Whole milk
  • Frappuccino base (1-3 pumps)
  • Frappuccino chips (1-3 scoops)
  • Mocha sauce (2-5 pumps)
  • Chocolate cookie crumble topping
  • Whipped cream
  • 480 calories (Grande)
  • 95mg of caffeine (Grande) 

5. Java Chip Frappuccino

Photo from: @_dr.brew

Another Frappuccino favorite is Java Chip. It’s the coffee version of Double Chocolatey Chip Creme Frappuccino.

The coffee used in Starbucks’ coffee-based Frappuccino is a unique Frappuccino Roast.

The composition of Java Chip Frappuccino is:

  • Ice
  • Whole Milk 
  • Coffee Frappuccino base (2-5 pumps)
  • Coffee Frappuccino syrup (2-5 pumps)
  • Frappuccino Chips (1-3 scoops)
  • Mocha sauce (2-5 pumps)
  • Whipped cream
  • 105 mg caffeine (Grande)
  • 440 calories (Grande)
  • 60 g sugar (Grande)

6. Double Chocolaty Chip Créme Frappuccino

The Double Chocolatey Chip Creme Frappuccino is great for non-coffee drinkers. It’s a cream-based Frappuccino, so there’s no coffee in it. 

Basically, this chocolate drink is the coffee-free version of the famous Java Chip Frappuccino. 

This drink contains:

  • Ice
  • Creme Frappuccino syrup (2-5 pumps)
  • Whole milk
  • Frappuccino Chips (1-3 scoops)
  • Mocha sauce (2-5 pumps)
  • Whipped cream
  • 15mg caffeine (Grande)
  • 410 calories (Grande)

7. Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate
Photo from: @mrshuliselan.sinta

Hot chocolate is the perfect beverage for cold winter nights. It’s also a great pick for kids!

Starbucks hot chocolate contains: 

  • 2% Steamed milk
  • Whipped cream
  • Mocha sauce (2-4 pumps)
  • 370 calories (Grande)
  • 25mg caffeine (Grande)

8. Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso

If you’re looking for a lower-calorie chocolate coffee, the Iced Chocolate Almondmilk Shaken Espresso is perfect.

The drink contains:

  • Ice
  • Almond milk
  • Chocolate malt powder
  • Espresso
  • 255 mg caffeine (Grande)
  • 110 calories (Grande)

9. Reserve Dark Chocolate Mocha

Reserve Dark Chocolate Mocha
Photo from: @owenheart

Reserve Dark Chocolate Mocha is a regular menu item in Starbucks Reserve Branches. It’s a combination of single-origin Starbucks coffee and rich chocolate flavors. 

For this drink, Starbucks uses reserve espresso and reserve mocha powder. Reserve ingredients are of higher quality, so you get a much richer drink. 

Another thing to note about this drink is that baristas don’t serve it with whipped cream. So, if you want that added decadence, you’ll have to ask for it.

This drink contains: 

10. White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino

If you want a simple yet sweet chocolate drink, try the White Chocolate Creme Frappuccino. It’s a caffeine-free cream-based Frappuccino, so it’s better as a dessert than a wake-up call.

This drink contains:

  • Ice
  • Whole milk
  • White Chocolate Mocha sauce (2-5 pumps)
  • Creme Frappuccino syrup (2-5 pumps) 
  • Whipped cream
  • Grande 380 calories
  • 0mg of caffeine

White Chocolate isn’t actually made from cacao, meaning it’s not true chocolate. As a result, it doesn’t contain caffeine.

11. Mocha Frappuccino

Mocha Frappuccino
Photo from: @bbching331

The Mocha Frappuccino is another classic Starbucks Chocolate Drink. It’s sort of like a frozen version of the Caffe Mocha

This drink contains:

  • Ice
  • Milk
  • Frappuccino base (1-3 pumps)
  • Coffee Frappuccino syrup (2-5 pumps) 
  • Mocha sauce (2-5 pumps)
  • Whipped cream
  • 100mg of caffeine (Grande)
  • 370 calories (Grande)

12. Reserve Iced Dark Chocolate Mocha

If there’s a hot Reserve Dark Chocolate Mocha, you know there’s got to be an iced version!

Like the hot drink, this is only available in Starbucks Reserve branches. 

This iced coffee drink uses single-origin coffee beans to make Reserve espresso shots. It’s then mixed with the Reserve dark chocolate instead of Mocha sauce. 

There’s also no whipped cream on this beverage. 

The full contents of the drink are: 

  • Ice
  • 2% Milk
  • Starbucks Reserve espresso (1-2 shots)
  • Ground chocolate and cocoa
  • 135 mg caffeine (Grande)
  • 260 calories (Grande)

13. Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Photo from: @plumkristine

Peppermint Hot Chocolate is one of Starbucks’ seasonal menu drinks. This drink features peppermint syrup added to Starbucks’ signature hot chocolate to give it a minty twist. 

The drink is finished off with whipped cream and candy cane swirls. 

Peppermint Hot Chocolate contains:

  • 2% Steamed milk
  • Peppermint syrup (2-4 pumps)
  • Mocha sauce (2-4 pumps)
  • Whipped cream 
  • Mocha drizzle
  • 25 mg caffeine (Grande)
  • 440 calories (Grande)

14. Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

Another seasonal menu drink is Peppermint White Hot Chocolate. It’s less bitter than Peppermint Hot Chocolate because it uses white chocolate mocha sauce. 

Because this drink is caffeine-free, it’s also a favorite among kids! Peppermint White Hot Chocolate contains:

  • 2% steamed milk
  • Starbucks white chocolate mocha sauce (2-4 pumps)
  • Peppermint syrup (2-4 pumps)
  • Whipped cream 
  • 0 mg caffeine 
  • 520 calories (Grande)

15. Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino  (Secret Menu)

Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino
Photo from: @mrsmincey12

Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccinos combines both white and dark chocolate for the best of both worlds. 

This drink contains:

  • Ice
  • Milk
  • Mocha sauce (2-5 pumps)
  • White chocolate mocha sauce (2-5 pumps)
  • Frappuccino roast (2-5 pumps)
  • Mocha drizzle
  • Whipped cream
  • Dark chocolate curls

16. Iced White Mocha with Sweet Cream Cold Foam & Caramel Drizzle (Secret Menu)

This TikTok drink rose to fame when a user posted a video of themselves drinking this unique order. 

The Iced White Mocha with Sweet Cream Cold Foam & Caramel Drizzle is part of Starbucks’ secret menu.

This drink contains: 

  • Ice 
  • 2% Milk
  • Heavy cream
  • Starbucks cold foam
  • Mocha white chocolate sauce (2-5 pumps)
  • Espresso (1-3 shots)

17. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Frappuccino (Secret Menu) 

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Frappuccino
Photo from: @xtaechix

The Chocolate Covered Strawberry Frappuccino is a secret menu item. It uses the classic Strawberry Creme Frappuccino as the base. 

This drink is most popular during Valentine’s Day for reasons that I’m sure you can guess. 

The Chocolate Covered Strawberry Frappuccino consists of:

  • Ice
  • Whole milk
  • Frappuccino chips (1-3 scoops)
  • Starbucks strawberry puree
  • Creme frappuccino syrup (2-5 pumps)
  • Whipped cream
  • Mocha drizzle

18. Caramel Cookie Bar Frappuccino (Secret Menu)

If you’re a fan of the Twix bar, try out the Caramel Cookie Bar Frappuccino. This is another drink that got famous on Tik Tok.

This drink is made of: 

  • Ice
  • 2% Milk
  • Caramel sauce
  • Mocha sauce (2-5 pumps)
  • Hazelnut syrup (2-5 pumps)
  • Espresso (1-3 shots)
  • Whipped cream

19. Ferrero Rocher Frappuccino (Secret Menu)

If you love Ferrero Rocher chocolates, you should try Starbucks’ Ferrero Rocher Frappuccino. It’s a secret menu drunk that combines chocolate with hazelnut. 

The base drink is Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino, so it’s a non-coffee beverage. 

This drink contains:

  • Ice
  • Creme Frappuccino syrup (2-5 pumps)
  • Whole milk
  • Hazelnut syrup (2-5 pumps)
  • Frappuccino chips (1-3 scoops)
  • Mocha sauce (2-5 pumps)
  • Whipped cream

20. Caramel and Nut Chocolate Bar Frappuccino (Secret Menu) 

Caramel and Nut Chocolate Bar Frappuccino
Photo from: @djpatt24

Try a Caramel and Nut Chocolate Bar Frappuccino if you’re craving a chocolate bar. The base drink is Java Chip Frappuccino.

This drink contains:

  • Ice
  • Whole milk
  • Frappuccino coffee base (1-3 pumps)
  • Coffee Frappuccino syrup (2-5 pumps) 
  • Frappuccino chip (1-3 scoops)
  • Mocha sauce (2-5 pumps) 
  • Whipped cream
  • Toffee nut syrup (2-5 pumps)
  • Caramel drizzle

21. Kit Kat Frappuccino (Secret Menu)

I personally love Kit Kats, and if you’re like me, you can order a Kit Kat Frappuccino to curb your craving! 

This drink’s base is Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino, so it’s coffee free. 

The Kit Kat Frappuccino contains:

  • Ice
  • Creme Frappuccino syrup (2-5 pumps)
  • Whole milk
  • Frappuccino chip (1-3 scoops)
  • Mocha sauce (2-5 pumps)
  • Hazelnut syrup (2-5 pumps)
  • Caramel syrup (2-5 pumps)
  • Whipped cream 
  • Caramel crunch and cookie crumbles

NOTE
This drink is very sweet. If you don’t like sugary drinks, this probably isn’t for you!

22. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cold Brew (Secret Menu)

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cold Brew
Photo from: @theateamblog_

If you want stronger coffee with extra sweetness, try Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cold Brew. 

The base drink is a cold foam cold brew, and the drink contains:

  • Ice 
  • Cold brew coffee
  • Raspberry syrup (2-5 pumps)
  • Strawberry puree
  • Mocha sauce (2-5 pumps)

23. Frozen Hot Chocolate Frappuccino (Secret Menu)

This secret menu drink uses Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino as the base. 

A Frozen Hot Chocolate Frappuccino contains: 

  • Ice
  • Creme Frappuccino syrup (2-5 pumps)
  • Whole milk
  • Frappuccino chip (1-3 scoops)
  • Vanilla syrup (2-5 pumps)
  • Mocha sauce (2-5 pumps)
  • Whipped cream

24. Three C’s Latte (Secret Menu)

Three C’s Latte

The three C’s Latte is a secret menu drink. The three C’s are caramel, chocolate, and cinnamon. 

It uses a Cinnamon Dolce latte as the base, but you would never guess based on the way it tastes!

This drink contains: 

  • 2% Steamed milk
  • Cinnamon Dolce syrup (2-4 pumps)
  • Mocha sauce (2-4 pumps)
  • Caramel sauce (2-4 pumps)
  • Whipped cream
  • Cinnamon Dolce sprinkles 

25. Raspberry Mocha (Secret Menu)

Raspberry Mochas were once debuted as a special Valentine’s drink. However, they never came back after that. 

Even though they’re no longer on the menu, you can still order them! 

Raspberry mochas contain: 

  • 2% Milk
  • Mocha sauce (2-4 pumps)
  • Espresso (1-2 shots)
  • Raspberry syrup (2-4 pumps)
  • Whipped cream

How to Order Chocolate Drinks at Starbucks Like a Pro

Although I’m an ex-Starbucks barista, I know the fear of messing up your drink order all too well. 

It somehow feels embarrassing not to be able to speak the Starbucks jargon when you place your order. 

The good news is, it’s a lot easier than it looks. To place your order, use this formula: 

Cup Size + Temperature (if you want extra hot or Kid’s temp) + Milk Type (if you don’t want the default 2%) + Base Drink + Extras

Ex: Can I get a tall, extra-hot soy mocha with two pumps of raspberry syrup and no whipped cream?

A few other pro tips for ordering drinks at Starbucks include: 

  • You can get extra pumps of the same syrup for no extra cost, but if you ask for an additional flavor syrup, you’ll be charged a few cents for it.
  • When you order a secret menu item, you’ll need to tell the barista the base drink and the extra ingredients. Most baristas aren’t familiar with the secret menu recipes.

5 Ways to Add Chocolate to Your Starbucks Drink 

If you want to try making your own chocolate Starbucks drinks, there are a couple of ways you can do so. 

  1. Mocha sauce or drizzle: Ask for a few pumps of mocha syrup or mocha drizzle on your drink. Mocha sauce or drizzle is vegan, too!
  2. Add chocolate chips: You can add java (frappuccino) chips to any drink, even hot ones! 
  3. Add malt powder: malt powder brings out the chocolate flavors in your beverage, making it a great drink enhancement.
  4. Add chocolate cookie crumble: The chocolate cookie grind topping adds a chocolate cookie flavor to your drink. Order it on cold or hot drinks!
  5. Add chocolate syrup to your cold foam: Ask your barista to make chocolate cold foam instead of vanilla!

Final Thoughts

So there you have it! Those are 25 of the most chocolatey Starbucks drinks to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. 

So, which will it be? Will you order a standard mocha, or will you go for something new like a kit kat frap?

Speaking of mochas, if you’re curious about what makes these drinks different from macchiatos, read this helpful article

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Jessica Ruth Lee Fleming
Jessica is a seasoned caffeine-addict who spent 3 years behind the bar. Her early coffee days took her from the commercial Starbucks scene in urban DC all the way to helping launch a craft coffee shop in California. Today she prefers sharing her years of coffee capers through media, although you’ll find she does it with a trusty cup of coffee by her side.