The holiday season is upon us, which means that it is time to enjoy all of your favorite seasonal drinks from Starbucks, whether that means you can’t wait to order a Peppermint Mocha or a Caramel Brulée Latte. But, what if your kids want to get in the holiday spirit at Starbucks as well? Or what if you want to enjoy a holiday drink without getting a caffeine buzz?
Don’t worry. There are several caffeine-free holiday drinks from Starbucks that you and your family will love. And over at Starbucks Secret Menu, fans of the ubiquitous coffee chain have come up with some caffeine-free creations that sound amazing. Here are a few options for you to try this holiday season.
Caramel Apple Spice
Freshly pressed apple juice combines with cinnamon syrup to create a warm and spicy drink that is then topped with whipped cream and a light drizzle of caramel. You can also get this one iced — just check out the mix baristas submitted at Secret Menu.
Snickerdoodle Hot Cocoa
Fans of the cinnamon-sugar cookie will love this chocolatey version of the holiday classic in a hot cup of yumminess. This toasty hot drink is made with milk, White Chocolate Mocha sauce — which doesn’t have a drop of coffee in it — and Cinnamon Dolce syrup. So, no caffeine, but all the sugar and spice we love in the winter.
This steamer with a pop of gingerbread flavor will put you right into the holiday mood, even if you’ve been out shopping in Black Friday crowds. This cup of holiday cheer is made with milk, gingerbread and vanilla syrups, and it’s topped with whipped cream, as any winter warmer should be.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Frappuccino
Those who love the fruity fraps will be eager to try this chocolatey twist on the original. Turn a Serious Strawberry Frappuccino into a holiday delight by ordering it with chocolate chips and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Don’t forget the whipped cream!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Frappuccino
Just follow the Starbucks Secret Menu recipie to make this decadent coffee drink caffeine-free by ordering it with a base of Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino Blended Crème rather than Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino. Increase the pumpkin flavor by asking for cinnamon dolce syrup, vanilla bean powder, pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin pie syrup.
The traditional Eggnog Frappuccino is made with coffee, but you can ask for a Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino Blended Crème with a pump or two of eggnong blended in. Top with whipped cream and a dusting of nutmeg, if you so desire.
Apple Pie Frappuccino
This delight from Starbucks Secret Menu tastes like apple pie in a glass. With a creme base and apple juice, it is caffeine-free for kids. Starbucks Secret Menu has the complete ordering instructions, but whatever you do, don’t forget the caramel drizzle.
So, will you be heading to Starbucks for holiday-themed drinks this year?