It’s no secret that Starbucks has been seriously upping its game this year when it comes to releasing new and exciting plant-based food and drink options. From their debut of the turmeric lattes in the UK to the vegan cupcakes in Southern Florida locations, the prolific coffee chain knows that plant-based options are only increasing in demand. And now, Starbucks has graced us with an early holiday present — Toffee Almond Milk Hot Cocoa!

While many Starbucks items can be ordered vegan if you leave out certain flavorings and opt for non-dairy milk options, few can be ordered straight off the menu. Luckily, this hot cocoa needs no substitution and comes ready made vegan, all you have to do is remind your barista to leave off the whipped cream!


The best part about the Toffee Almond Milk Hot Cocoa? There’s no extra charge for non-dairy milk! Most Starbucks locations will tack on an extra charge of 50-70 cents anytime you order a drink that includes one of their non-dairy milk options. However, since almond milk is included in the title, you don’t have to worry about it.

Celebrate Starbuck’s Latest Drink at Home For Less

If there isn’t a Starbucks near where you live or you simply want to save yourself some cash, you can easily recreate the flavors of this new holiday drink from home! Here’s some of our favorite recipes from the Food Monster App.

This Thick and Creamy Hot Chocolate by Kat Condon is far from your average cup of cocoa!

Made without any dairy, this thick and creamy vegan hot chocolate contains a secret ingredient that gives it that silky texture! We know that Starbucks Toffee Almond Milk Hot Cocoa is going to be out of this world, but its hard to imagine it being better than this.

Enjoy all the flavors of Starbuck’s latest hot cocoa in this Chocolate Caramel Pecan Toffee by Wendy Irene.

Chocolate and caramel are the ultimate combination of flavors. Add to that the richness of toasted pecans and you’re sure to win over any heart. The texture of this yields a nice snap that is guaranteed to make your taste buds dance.


This Chai-Spiced Hot Cocoa Mix  by Jasmine Briones is ready to go whenever the hot cocoa cravings hit.Chai Spiced Hot Cocoa Mix b

It strikes the perfect balance between chocolatey, spicy, and sweet. Plus, it’s the ideal quick, cheap homemade gift to give to your friends and family.

Check out more Warm and Fuzzy Vegan Holiday Drinks by downloading the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. It’s brimming with over 8,000 plant-based meals that are allergy-friendly. Subscribers even get access to 10 meals a day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Thick and Creamy Hot Chocolate