Gingerbread, peppermint, eggnog and baked cheese? The holidays have arrived at Starbucks around the world, with flavors that have come to define the season – along with a few surprises. Take a tour around the world and sample some of Starbucks unique beverages for the 2018 holiday season.
Christmas Strawberry Cake Milk
Japan: Strawberry Christmas cake is one Japan’s most beloved holiday traditions, made with fluffy sponge cake, whipped cream and strawberries. Starbucks new holiday beverage is inspired by the sweet confection, made with steamed milk, strawberry compote and white mocha syrup, finished with whipped cream, strawberry topping and crushed biscuit. Also available as a Frappuccino blended beverage.
Snowy Cheese Flavored Latte
China: A dreamy new holiday beverage made with baked cheese flavored sauce blended into classic espresso and topped with light whipped cream, blueberry flavored sprinkles and star-shaped crisps.
Toffee Nut Crunch Latte
China, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Europe: Shots of rich espresso join the heartwarming flavors of buttery toffee nut and subtle notes of toasted nuts in the Toffee Nut Crunch Latte. The crescendo is a whipped cream peak sprinkled in a crunchy toffee nut topping. Sip it hot or have it blended with ice for a cool and cozy treat.
Christmas Dessert Latte
China: Inspired by the traditional British Christmas pudding, Christmas Dessert Flavored Latte combines steamed milk, espresso and Christmas pudding flavored sauce that's finished with whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce and mixed fruit sprinkle.
Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha
Latin America: Back by popular demand, Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha is the perfect sweet treat to sip during the holiday season. Starbucks signature espresso is combined with freshly steamed milk and luscious white chocolate, then topped with whipped cream, a tart cranberry drizzle and crystallized cranberry sugar.
Duo Cocoa Mocha
Asia Pacific: Chocolate meets coffee with the new Duo Cocoa Mocha, made with silky swirls of dark and white chocolate fancifully combined with rich espresso. Finished with whipped cream, half drizzled in mocha and the other half dressed up with a dash of crunchy cocoa nibs. Available hot, iced and as a Frappuccino® blended beverage.
Dark Cherry Mocha
Latin America and the Caribbean: Espresso with bittersweet mocha sauce, dark cherry flavored syrup and steamed milk. Topped with sweetened whipped cream.
Toasted White Chocolate Mocha
United States and the Caribbean: Made with rich espresso, steamed milk and flavors of caramelized white chocolate topped with whipped cream and candied cranberry sugar.
Chestnut Praline Latte
United States and Canada, Latin America: A blend of fresh espresso and flavors of caramelized chestnuts with freshly steamed milk, topped with whipped cream and spiced praline crumbs.
Caramel Brulee Latte
United States and Canada, Latin America: This popular beverage features a combination of smooth espresso, velvety steamed milk and a caramel brulee sauce. It is then topped with whipped cream and a caramel brulee topping. This beverage is sure to be a returning Christmas favorite in our markets. Also delicious iced or as a Frappuccino® blended beverage.
United States, Europe, Middle East and Africa: For the ultimate drink to get you into the festive spirit, the Gingerbread Latte has everything you need. Topped with a gingerbread whipped cream and crunchy wafer, the sweet and delicately spicy gingerbread flavors mingle with espresso and steamed milk. It is finished with a touch of ground nutmeg.
United States, UK: The return of the Eggnog Latte is celebrated by fans around the world. Made by combining Starbucks espresso with creamy, steamed eggnog and served with a dusting of ground nutmeg, it gets everyone in the mood of the season.
United States and Canada: A holiday classic made with Starbucks® signature espresso and steamed milk sweetened with flavors of chocolate and peppermint, all topped off with whipped cream and chocolate curls.
Argentina and Uruguay: This local favorite features luxurious bittersweet chocolate infused with a delicious hazelnut flavor, combined with espresso and steamed milk. Finished with whipped cream and classic mocha drizzle, this delectable warm beverage has been a Holiday classic in Argentina and Uruguay for the past couple of years. Available hot, iced and as a Frappuccino blended beverage.
Christmas Brulee Latte
Europe, Middle East and Africa: A seasonal take on the traditional crème brulee – creamy eggnog milk is steamed with a rich crème brulee sauce and mixed with fresh espresso, then finished with a few shakes of Christmas Brulee sprinkles.
Salted Caramel Brownie Hot Chocolate
Europe, Middle East and Africa: Steamed milk and mocha sauce are combined with salted caramel sauce for this holiday treat. The beverage is topped with a salted caramel brownie whipped cream and finished with a blend of brownie crumbles and salted caramel brittle for that perfect balance between sweet and salty.
Flat White with Cinnamon Spice
Europe, Middle East and Africa: A subtle hint of cardamom, vanilla and cinnamon spice is mixed with Starbucks espresso for a Flat White with a sophisticated twist (can also be ordered as a latte). Cinnamon spice sugar is steamed into milk and poured over espresso, for a festive spark with your morning coffee.
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