Looking for a Starbucks holiday treat for your kids? Here are some of the best Starbucks holiday drinks with no coffee for your kids to enjoy. Read on for more.
My husband and I always felt a little guilty that our kids couldn’t enjoy some of our favorite Starbucks Holiday drinks with us. They still had a few more years before they discovered the goodness of coffee. But I was so pleased to find out from my neighbor that there were kid-friendly caffeine-free Starbucks holiday drinks they can enjoy. So, I went searching for more information and which zero-caffeine holiday drinks were the best offered at Starbucks. The following is what I found…
What Is A Starbucks Holiday Drink?
The Starbucks Holiday drinks are the special drinks Starbucks offers around the holiday season. To add to the merriment of the season, Starbucks blesses us with a special menu of creatively crafted drinks, that combine different flavors that remind us of the sweetness and coziness of the season.
Like all Starbucks seasonal drinks, the holiday drinks are only there for a season. So, unfortunately, we can’t enjoy them all-round, which is okay, because that just makes them even more special. Being holiday drinks, it goes without saying that Starbucks offers them during the holidays. That is the Winter season during the Christmas-New Year holiday period.
Can You Get Coffee-Free Holiday Drink At Starbucks?
Yes, you most definitely can. Doing my research, I discovered that there were many other options on the menu. A good example is peppermint hot chocolate. You can also customize your drinks by swapping out coffee-based ingredients. For example, instead of a Frappuccino, you can ask for a crème Frappuccino.
How To Order A Starbuck Holiday Drink Without Coffee?
Ordering the drink is simple, just tell the barista the drink you are interested in having. You would have to specify the drink size. If the drink you have has some form of coffee, you can customize it into tea or hot chocolate. If you are unsure, you can ask the baristas for help and they will help you come up with a coffee-free version or advise you where it’s not possible.
You can also make your coffee-free beverage extra special by customizing it into a holiday drink which is something I love about Starbucks. There are many holiday flavors and syrups you can choose from and play with, to come up with the right flavor for you. And if you are vegan then you can swap the milk for a selection of non-dairy options. The choice is all yours.
How I Chose The Best Starbucks Holiday Drinks Without Coffee.
So, how can you trust that my list of the best Starbucks coffee-free holiday drinks is truly the best? Well, aside from my extensive research, I have carefully selected each drink based on its popularity, appearance, taste, and of course, having zero coffee.
The drinks on this list are those that have received numerous positive reviews. Despite being coffee-free, I still wanted drink options whose appearance and taste would remind my kids of the holidays. So, most of these drinks are customizations of the original Starbucks holiday drinks. Each of the drinks on this menu is guaranteed to do just that based on your or your child’s preference. Creativity and uniqueness also played a factor in my selection, because for them to be the best, they need to stand out from the rest, right?
6 Best Starbucks Holiday Drinks Without Coffee.
Nothing says Christmas like hot chocolate. Even better, I can’t think of one kid who wouldn’t enjoy a nice cup of this steaming goodness. So, while you’re enjoying your lattes and mocha, get your kid in the festive spirit with this option. You can use white chocolate and steamed milk to make it white hot chocolate. Have it topped with whipped cream and they’ll be ready to gobble it all. I know, because it’s my kids’ favorite.
Peppermint hot chocolate.
The peppermint mocha is a global favorite, so it’s a shame our kids can’t enjoy it yet. But you can get them something close with this combination of mocha sauce, peppermint syrup, and steamed milk. Remember to have it topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate curls so it feels like the real thing.
Toasted White hot chocolate.
Another fan-favorite holiday drink you can customize for your kids to enjoy is this one here. Just as for caramelized white chocolate mixed with steamed milk. Then top it off with the usual whipped cream and red and white sugar sprinkle to mimic the actual drink.
Chestnut Praline Crème.
This is yet another popular holiday drink customization your kids can enjoy with you. Ask them to mix the usual caramelized chestnuts and spices of the original drink, into the steamed milk and top it off with whipped cream and a sprinkle of spiced praline crumbs. Your kid won’t even know the difference. You can also get it as a crème Frappuccino, I’m sure they’ll enjoy it even more.
Eggnog needs no introduction as a holiday drink. If your kids enjoy it, then you can order this option for them at Starbucks. Ask for a blend of eggnog with steamed milk, topped with whipped cream and nutmeg. A coffee-free delight for them while you enjoy your eggnog latte.
Caramel Apple Spice.
This is my daughter’s favorite; she just can’t get enough. It is simply steamed apple juice that’s been spiced and mixed with cinnamon syrup and finished off with a drizzle of caramel sauce. I have to deal with her sugar rush but it is worth the smile that brightens up her face when she gets it.
What is the most popular non-coffee drink at Starbucks?
This depends on who you ask or what source you read. But hot chocolate is a well-known and enjoyed holiday drink anywhere in the world.
What can I get at Starbucks if I don’t like coffee?
There are so many other options including tea, tea latte, lemonade, and even decaf coffee if you simply just don’t want the caffeine but don’t mind the coffee.