Starbucks Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate recreate this cozy drink in the comfort of your home.
When it’s too cold to go outside and you are in the mood for a sweet treat, hot chocolate is always the answer. It’s warm and cozy and perfect for sipping while you watch a movie or the fire. You can take a basic hot chocolate and add syrups to make it extra special. That’s the case for the snickerdoodle hot chocolate. It’s a classic hot chocolate made even better with syrup.
Starbucks has been on a roll introducing new drinks to their menu. Their seasonal menu has exploded with over 20 new beverages in the past few years. The snickerdoodle hot chocolate is a recent addition to their winter menu. Upon seeing the flyer for the new drink I asked the barista what she thought of the new drink. She replied “It’s good! It’s our classic hot chocolate with a shot of cinnamon dolce and white chocolate syrups.”
I walked out of the coffee shop armed with an unofficial recipe on how to make the snickerdoodle hot chocolate at home. And the next cold day that hit, I did just that. It was easy to make and oh so tasty! It warmed me right up. The best part was that it was super easy to make. I made hot chocolate from scratch but to make it even easier and save a little time I could have used instant.
You may need a couple of commercial syrups to make this recipe.
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Starbucks Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate
- 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 1/3 cup of water
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 -2 tablespoons white chocolate syrup
- 1-2 tablespoons cinnamon dolce syrup
- whipped cream and cookie crumble for topping
In a small saucepan combine the cocoa powder, sugar, and water together. Bring to a boil and make sure to press out any lumps. Allow to simmer for a minute or two, or until the mixture is smooth and warm. Add in the milk to the mixture and heat through. Add the white chocolate syrup and cinnamon dolce syrup to a glass, pour in the hot chocolate and top with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and salt. Allow to cool slightly and enjoy! If you want to make it in the microwave you: Mix together the cocoa powder and sugar in a glass. Warm the milk and water in the microwave for 1 - 1 1/2 minutes. Pour the milk mixture over the cocoa powder. Add the white chocolate syrup and cinnamon dolce to the glass top with whipped cream, caramel sauce and salt.