Starbucks Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate Recipe

starbucks snickerdoodle hot chocolate recipe
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Welcome to my article where I will be sharing with you the recipe for Starbucks Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate. This delicious and cozy drink is perfect for cold winter nights or whenever you need a little pick-me-up. It’s a popular drink at Starbucks, but with this recipe, you can make it at home and enjoy it anytime you want.


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon dolce syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Cinnamon sugar (optional)


  1. In a small pot, heat the milk over medium heat until it starts to steam. Do not boil.
  2. Add the white chocolate chips, cinnamon dolce syrup, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon. Whisk until the chocolate chips are melted and everything is well combined.
  3. Pour the hot chocolate into mugs and top with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar, if desired.
  4. Enjoy your homemade Starbucks Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate!


Nutrient Amount Per Serving
Calories 307
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 32mg
Sodium 129mg
Total Carbohydrates 44g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Total Sugars 41g
Protein 9g


  • What is cinnamon dolce syrup? Cinnamon dolce syrup is a sweet syrup made with cinnamon and sugar. You can find it at most grocery stores or online.
  • Can I use dark chocolate chips instead of white chocolate chips? Yes, you can use dark chocolate chips if you prefer a richer hot chocolate.
  • Is this drink vegan? No, this recipe contains milk and white chocolate chips, which are not vegan. You can substitute with non-dairy milk and vegan chocolate chips if you want a vegan version.
  • Can I make this drink ahead of time? Yes, you can make the hot chocolate ahead of time and reheat it when you’re ready to drink it.
  • How long does this drink last? This drink is best enjoyed immediately, but you can store any leftover hot chocolate in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • How do I make cinnamon sugar? To make cinnamon sugar, mix together 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 tsp ground cinnamon.
  • Can I add espresso to this drink? Yes, you can add a shot of espresso to make it a Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate Mocha.
  • Can I make this drink without cinnamon dolce syrup? Yes, you can substitute with regular cinnamon syrup or make your own by boiling cinnamon sticks with sugar and water.
  • Can I use almond milk instead of milk? Yes, you can use any type of milk you prefer.
  • Can I use a milk frother to make this drink? Yes, you can use a milk frother to froth the milk and make it extra creamy.


If you want to make this drink even more indulgent, you can add a splash of Bailey’s Irish Cream or Kahlua for a boozy twist. Just add it to the hot chocolate before serving.

If you don’t have cinnamon dolce syrup, you can make your own by boiling cinnamon sticks with sugar and water. Just simmer 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and 4 cinnamon sticks for about 10 minutes, then strain and use in the recipe.

To make the whipped cream, simply beat heavy cream with a little powdered sugar and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. You can also use store-bought whipped cream if you’re short on time.

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