Starbucks Snickerdoodle Hot Cocoa Recipe

starbucks snickerdoodle hot cocoa recipe
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Greetings, fellow hot cocoa lovers! I am excited to share with you a recipe that will surely satisfy your sweet cravings. This recipe is inspired by the famous Starbucks Snickerdoodle Hot Cocoa, but with a twist. With just a few ingredients, you can enjoy a warm and cozy cup of hot cocoa in the comfort of your own home. Let’s get started!


  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Cinnamon sugar (optional)


  1. In a small saucepan, heat milk over medium heat until it starts to simmer.
  2. Add white chocolate chips, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and salt. Whisk until the chocolate chips are melted and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Pour the hot cocoa into a mug and top with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar if desired.
  4. Enjoy!


Nutrient Amount per Serving
Calories 280
Total Fat 16g
Saturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 43mg
Sodium 144mg
Total Carbohydrate 28g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 7g


  • Can I use dark chocolate instead of white chocolate?
    No, this recipe specifically calls for white chocolate to achieve the snickerdoodle flavor. Dark chocolate will give a different taste.
  • Can I use almond milk instead of regular milk?
    Yes, you can use any type of milk you prefer. However, the taste and texture may differ slightly.
  • Can I make a large batch of this recipe?
    Yes, simply double or triple the ingredients and follow the same instructions.
  • Can I make this recipe vegan?
    Yes, simply substitute the milk and white chocolate chips with vegan alternatives.
  • Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
    Yes, you can make the hot cocoa ahead of time and reheat it when ready to serve.
  • How long can I store the hot cocoa?
    The hot cocoa can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • What can I substitute for cinnamon sugar?
    You can use regular granulated sugar mixed with ground cinnamon.
  • Can I add other spices to the hot cocoa?
    Yes, feel free to experiment with other spices such as nutmeg or cardamom.
  • Can I make this recipe without whipped cream?
    Yes, whipped cream is optional and can be skipped if desired.
  • Can I make this recipe with a dairy-free whipped cream?
    Yes, you can use a dairy-free whipped cream alternative.


If you want to make this recipe even more indulgent, you can add a splash of Bailey’s Irish Cream or Kahlua for a boozy twist. You can also sprinkle some cocoa powder on top of the whipped cream for a decorative touch.

To make the cinnamon sugar, simply mix together 1/4 cup of granulated sugar and 1 tsp of ground cinnamon in a small bowl. Store the remaining cinnamon sugar in an airtight container for future use.

If you want a stronger cinnamon flavor, you can add more ground cinnamon to the recipe. However, be careful not to add too much as it can overpower the other flavors.

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