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25 Starbucks Peppermint Drinks: Menu Favorites & More

Starbucks has peppermint drinks all year, but this flavor is especially popular during the holidays. Here's a list of all the best peppermint drinks to order at Starbucks See every peppermint drink on the menu and some popular secret menu, customizations, too.
Starbucks peppermint drinks.

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Peppermint Drinks at Starbucks

Starbucks peppermint drinks are a holiday classic. But did you know you can get a peppermint drink at Starbucks anytime of year?

That’s right, from peppermint mochas to hot chocolate and frappuccinos, the irresistible duo of Starbucks peppermint syrup and chocolatey mocha sauce is always available.

Topped with whipped cream, and dark chocolate curls just for the holidays, the peppermint lineup includes drinks with or without espresso.

Like most Starbucks beverages, peppermint drinks at Starbucks can be enjoyed hot or cold. And if you’re looking for a caffeine-free peppermint drink for yourself or the kids, there are a few options.

In this guide, see every peppermint drink on the Starbucks menu and some popular secret menu drinks customized with peppermint syrup.

Starbucks peppermint mocha frappuccino blended drink.
Peppermint drinks on the Starbucks menu include peppermint mochas, frappuccinos and hot chocolate.

25 Best Peppermint Starbucks Drinks

Starbucks has ten peppermint drinks on the holiday menu and since peppermint syrup is always available, you can order these drinks or add peppermint flavor to any beverage year-round.

Here’s every peppermint drink at Starbucks and a few of the best drink orders customized with peppermint syrup.

Starbucks Iced Peppermint Mocha.
Iced Peppermint Mocha is one of the most popular peppermint drinks at Starbucks.

1. Peppermint Mocha (Peppermint & Chocolate)

This peppermint-flavored holiday drink combines Starbucks signature espresso with peppermint syrup and mocha sauce. A big swirl of sweetened whipped cream and dark chocolate curls top it off.

One sip of a Starbucks Peppermint Mocha and it’s easy to see why customers love this classic coffee beverage.

The Peppermint Mocha made its first appearance on the Starbucks menu in 2002. And customers still anticipate the return of this popular peppermint drink to the Starbucks winter menu every year.

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, Mocha Sauce, Espresso, Steamed 2% Milk, Whipped Cream, Dark Chocolate Curls

Nutrition for Grande: Calories 440, Sugars 54 g, Caffeine 150 mg

Starbucks hot Peppermint Mocha.
You can get a Peppermint Mocha year-round at Starbucks.

2. Iced Peppermint Mocha

The Iced Peppermint Mocha has all the same great flavors as a regular Peppermint Mocha but it’s served over ice. It’s the perfect peppermint sip!

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, Mocha Sauce, Brewed Espresso, 2% Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Dark Chocolate Curls

Nutrition for Grande: Calories 420, Sugars 49 g, Caffeine 150 mg

Starbucks Iced Peppermint Mocha with whipped cream and dark chocolate curls in holiday cup.
Iced Peppermint Mochas at Starbucks can also be made with white chocolate mocha sauce.

3. Starbucks Blonde Peppermint Mocha

Starbucks Blonde Espresso Roast comes together with sweet mocha sauce, steamed milk and peppermint-flavored syrup to create a Blonde Peppermint Mocha. This slightly more caffeinated mocha is finished with whipped cream and dark chocolate curls.

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, Mocha Sauce, Blonde Roast Espresso, Steamed 2% Milk, Whipped Cream, Dark Chocolate Curls

Nutrition in Grande: Calories 400, Sugars 46 g, Caffeine 190 mg

4. Iced Starbucks Blonde Peppermint Mocha

Starbucks Iced Blonde Peppermint Mocha is a simple variation of the traditional Iced Peppermint Mocha.

For this drink, soft and mellow lightly roasted coffee is mixed together with milk, ice, mocha sauce and peppermint syrup. Like all other peppermint drinks at Starbucks, this iced mocha is topped with a big swirl of whipped cream and dark chocolate curls.

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, Mocha Sauce, Blonde Roast Espresso, 2% Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Dark Chocolate Curls

Nutrition in Grande: Calories 380, Sugars 42 g, Caffeine 190 mg

5. Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha

This customer favorite brings together peppermint syrup, white chocolate mocha sauce, steamed milk and espresso. Like all Starbucks peppermint drinks, the Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha is topped with sweetened whipped cream and dark chocolate curls.

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, White Chocolate Mocha Sauce, Espresso, Steamed 2% Milk, Whipped Cream, Dark Chocolate Curls

Nutrition in Grande: Calories 510, Sugars 72 g, Caffeine 150 mg

Related: How to Make a White Chocolate Mocha like Starbucks

6. Iced Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha

The Iced Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha is just as sweet and delicious as its hot counterpart. Marshmallowy-flavored white mocha sauce pairs perfectly with all the peppermint and espresso goodness.

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, White Chocolate Mocha Sauce, Brewed Espresso, 2% Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Dark Chocolate Curls

Nutrition in Grande: Calories 490, Sugars 68 g, Caffeine 150 mg

Related: How to Make a Starbucks Iced White Chocolate Mocha

7. Peppermint Toasted White Chocolate Mocha

Seasonal Drink Customization

If you love Starbucks drinks made with toasted white mocha sauce, get them while you can. This limited-flavor mocha sauce is only available during the holiday season. And it’s delicious. To me, it tastes a bit like a toasted marshmallow.

While you won’t find this drink listed on the holiday menu, all you have to do is order a Toasted White Chocolate Mocha with peppermint syrup added in. It will be topped with whipped cream and red and white holiday sprinkles.

If you prefer a topping of dark chocolate curls instead, simply order a Peppermint Mocha and switch the regular mocha sauce to toasted white mocha sauce.

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha Sauce, Espresso, Steamed 2% Milk, Whipped Cream, Holiday Sugar Sparkles

8. Iced Peppermint Toasted White Chocolate Mocha

Seasonal Drink Customization

This sweet seasonal treat combines peppermint-flavored syrup, toasted white chocolate mocha sauce and milk with Starbucks rich espresso. The drink is served over ice and topped with whipped cream and festive holiday sugar sparkles.

To order this drink, get an Iced Toasted White Chocolate Mocha with an add-in of peppermint syrup. If preferred, ask for dark chocolate curls in place of holiday sprinkles. Either way, it’s delicious!

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha Sauce, Espresso, Steamed 2% Milk, Whipped Cream, Holiday Sugar Sparkles

9. Peppermint Latte

Drink Customization

Looking for a warm peppermint flavored drink sans mocha sauce and the calories that come with it? Try a peppermint latte. This toasty warm Starbucks latte is a balance of dark espresso and foamy steamed milk, sweetened with peppermint syrup.

This simple and sweet treat can be enjoyed all year-long.

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, Brewed Espresso, Steamed 2% Milk

10. Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino

The Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino is a delectable way to enjoy the rich trio of peppermint, chocolate and coffee. Topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate curls, this frappuccino blended beverage is the perfect peppermint treat.

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, Mocha Sauce, Coffee Frappuccino Syrup, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Dark Chocolate Curls

Nutrition in Grande: Calories 430, Sugars 63 g, Caffeine 110 mg

Related: Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino: Drink Overview

11. Peppermint Mocha Crème Frappuccino

Want a Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino without coffee? This is the drink to get.

The Peppermint Mocha Creme Frappuccino is a blend of peppermint syrup, mocha sauce, milk and ice, all topped with whipped cream and chocolate curls.

Since this drink virtually has no caffeine, it’s the perfect, sweet and festive treat for kids.

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, Mocha Sauce, Creme Frappuccino Syrup, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Dark Chocolate Curls

Nutrition in Grande: Calories 390, Sugars 50 g, Caffeine 10 mg

Related: Caffeine in Starbucks Frappuccinos: A Complete Guide

12. Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino

Each cool sip of a Starbucks Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino is a masterful mix of white mocha sauce, peppermint, milk and ice. A creamy top of whipped cream with even more chocolate is the finishing touch.

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, White Chocolate Mocha Sauce, Coffee Frappuccino Syrup, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Dark Chocolate Curls

Nutrition in Grande: Calories 470, Sugars 73 g, Caffeine 100 mg

Related: 21 Starbucks Chocolate Drinks: Hot, Iced & Frappuccinos

13. Peppermint White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino

This frappuccino is a creamy blend of white mocha sauce, peppermint syrup, milk and ice topped with a fluffy dollop of whipped cream, and sprinkled with dark chocolate curls.

The only caffeine in this creme frappuccino (about 10 mg) comes from the chocolate on top, making it a good option for kids or anyone avoiding lots of caffeine.

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, White Chocolate Mocha Sauce, Creme Frappuccino Syrup, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Curls

14. Peppermint Toasted White Chocolate Frappuccino

Seasonal Drink Customization

This toasted white chocolate version of a Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino is only available seasonally, so don’t miss out. It’s especially festive with red and white holiday sparkles sprinkled on top.

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, White Chocolate Mocha Sauce, Creme Frappuccino Syrup, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Curls

15. Peppermint Toasted White Chocolate Crème Frappuccino

Seasonal Drink Customization

Want a delicious peppermint treat that hardly has any caffiene? This creamy frappuccino has it all, except coffee—peppermint, toasted marshmallowy flavored white chocolate and lots of cream

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, White Chocolate Mocha Sauce, Creme Frappuccino Syrup, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Curls

16. Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Here’s a peppermint twist on everybody’s favorite winter beverage.

From first sip to last, Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate is creamy, pepperminty and chocolatey. In a word, it’s delectable.

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, Mocha Sauce, Steamed 2% Milk, Whipped Cream, Dark Chocolate Curls

Nutrition in Grande: Calories 440, Sugars 56 g, Caffeine 25 mg

17. Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

White chocolate mocha sauce paired with steamed milk join Starbucks peppermint-flavored syrup to make this variation of a traditional hot chocolate. Delicious!

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, White Chocolate Mocha Sauce, Steamed 2% Milk, Whipped Cream, Dark Chocolate Curls

Nutrition in Grande: Calories 520, Sugars 74 g, Caffeine 0 mg

18. Peppermint Toasted White Hot Chocolate

Seasonal Drink Customization

A more sophisticated holiday hot chocolate which features a combination of caramelized white chocolate, steamed milk and peppermint syrup. Of course, it’s adorned with whipped cream and holiday sugar sprinkles.

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha Sauce, Steamed 2% Milk, Whipped Cream, Holiday Sugar Sparkles

19. Peppermint Iced Coffee

Drink Customization

Peppermint Iced Coffee brings together everyone’s favorite Starbucks Iced Coffee and sweet peppermint-flavored syrup. Simple and delicious.

To get this drink, simply order an iced coffee with peppermint syrup added in.

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, Iced Coffee, Ice

Related: Easy Starbucks Peppermint Iced Coffee

20. Peppermint Sweet Cream Cold Brew

Drink Customization

Attention Starbucks cold brew coffee fans. Here’s a minty drink customization that pairs an icy cup of cold brew coffee and peppermint sweet cream cold foam.

Simply order a cold brew coffee sweetened with vanilla syrup. And ask for a topping of vanilla sweet cream cold foam blended with peppermint syrup.

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, Vanilla Syrup, Cold Brew Espresso, Peppermint-flavored Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam

21. Peppermint Mocha Cold Brew

Secret Menu Drink

Peppermint, mocha and cold brew join forces to create this secret menu drink.

How to order this secret menu drink: Order a cold brew coffee with mocha sauce and peppermint syrup. Ask for a topping of vanilla sweet cream cold foam blended with peppermint syrup and topped with dark chocolate curls.

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, Mocha Sauce, Cold Brew Coffee, Peppermint-flavored Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam, Dark Chocolate Curls

22. Peppermint Bark Frappuccino

Secret Menu Drink

Here’s a fun drink inspired by peppermint bark chocolate bars (my favorite).

How to order this secret menu drink: Order a Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino or a Peppermint Mocha Crème Frappuccino. Ask for it to be blended with equal amounts of mocha sauce and white chocolate mocha sauce. For toppings, ask for chocolate drizzle and holiday sparkles with crunchy pearls..

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, Chocolate Mocha Sauce, White Chocolate Mocha Sauce, Espresso, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Drizzle, Holiday Sprinkles

23. Santa Clause Frappuccino

Secret Menu Drink

This festive red and white frappuccino looks like Christmas.

How to order this secret menu drink: Order a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino blended with white chocolate mocha sauce and peppermint syrup. Ask for strawberry puree layered at the bottom and middle of the frappuccino. Top it off with holiday sugar sprinkles.

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, White Chocolate Mocha Sauce, Vanilla Bean Powder, Creme Frappuccino Syrup, Whole Milk, Ice, Whipped Cream, Holiday Sprinkles

24. Peppermint Thin Mint Frappuccino

Secret Menu Drink

This drink popularized on social media apps like TikTok is reminiscent of Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies.

How to order this secret menu drink: Order a matcha frappuccino blended with mocha sauce, peppermint syrup and java chips with cookie crumble on top of the whipped cream.

Another option is to order a Chocolate Cookie Crumble Frappuccino with peppermint syrup. It just won’t have the green color.

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, Chocolate Mocha Sauce, Java Chips, Matcha Powder, Creme Frappuccino Syrup, Whole Milk, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Cookie Crumble

25. Peppermint Honey Citrus Mint Tea

Drink Customization

Want an even mintier Honey Citrus Mint Tea? Simply ask the barista to add in some peppermint syrup. Customers love this popular customization to help soothe a sore throat.

Ingredients: Peppermint Syrup, Honey Blend Syrup, Jade Citrus Mint Tea, Peach Tranquility Tea, Steamed Lemonade

Peppermint Drink Ordering Tips

  • Ways to Add Peppermint to a Drink: There are two ways to add peppermint flavor to a Starbucks drink: with peppermint syrup or a topping of peppermint cream cold foam.
  • Peppermint Syrup: All Starbucks peppermint drinks get their flavor from peppermint syrup. They do not have sugar-free peppermint syrup (it was discontinued many years ago). Even though peppermint drinks are only listed on the holiday drink menu, Starbucks peppermint syrup is available all year-long. This means, if you’re craving a Peppermint Mocha in July, go ahead and order it.
  • Peppermint Cream Cold Foam: For a peppermint topping on Starbucks cold brew or iced coffee ask for peppermint cream cold foam. This tasty mix of peppermint syrup and vanilla sweet cream cold foam makes every sip creamy and minty.
  • How to Customize with Peppermint: Any drink can have peppermint syrup added to it, including Starbucks hot teas. A lot of people like to add a little peppermint to Honey Citrus Mint Tea (aka Medicine Ball Tea).
  • Peppermint Mochas: For peppermint mochas and peppermint hot chocolate you have choice between regular mocha sauce and white chocolate mocha sauce. Starbucks does not have sugar-free mocha sauce. Additionally, during some holiday seasons, Starbucks brings back Toasted White Mocha sauce for even more delicious peppermint combinations.
  • Skinny Peppermint Drinks: Starbucks does not have skinny peppermint drinks since both the syrup and mocha sauce contain sugar. To lighten up your Starbucks beverage, order it with non-fat milk or a milk alternative. Additionally, leave off the whipped cream.
  • Decaf Peppermint Drinks: To order a decaf drink, ask for decaf espresso. For even less caffeine, opt for white mocha sauce.

Questions You May Have

Does Starbucks have a skinny peppermint mocha?

Starbucks does not have sugar-free peppermint syrup or sugar-free mocha syrup so they do not have skinny peppermint mochas. To shave off a few calories on a peppermint mocha, ask for non-fat milk and no whipped cream.

How do I order a peppermint mocha at Starbucks?

To order a peppermint mocha anytime of the year, first, order a Caffe Mocha on the Starbucks app. Next, click the “Customize” button and in the “Flavors” section, add the number of pumps of peppermint syrup you want to add to the mocha.

Is Starbucks peppermint seasonal?

Even though peppermint drinks at Starbucks appear for a limited time on the holiday menu, you can actually order a peppermint mocha all year long. This is because Starbucks always has peppermint-flavored syrup in stock. Keep in mind, however, the dark chocolate curls that top every Starbucks holiday peppermint drink are seasonal.

Can I get a decaf Peppermint Mocha at Starbucks?

Starbucks Peppermint Mocha drinks are made with mocha sauce, espresso and milk. Since mochas are an espresso-based beverage, they can be made with any type of espresso beans available. This means, you can order a decaf Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks.

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