Starbucks Is Bringing Back Its Holiday Beverages with an All-New Seasonal Latte

A new addition to the lineup will get you in the spirit.

Courtesy of Starbucks
Courtesy of Starbucks

When exactly your holiday season starts is up to you. Maybe you're decking the halls and blasting Mariah Carey at 12:01 am on November 1, or maybe, you've got a strict policy on celebrating after Thanksgiving. Either way, Starbucks is kicking things off early with the return of its holiday-favorite beverages and an all-new latte.

Beginning on November 4, the Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulee Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, and Irish Cream Cold Brew are all making their triumphant return to Starbucks menus, along with a brand-new innovation, the Iced Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte.

The coffee giant's seasonal unveiling marks the first-ever non-dairy holiday drink. The almond milk latte features a sugar cookie-flavored syrup, Starbucks Blonde Espresso, ice, and creamy almond milk before its topped with festive red and green cookie sprinkles. And unlike earlier launches, the Sugar Cookie Latte comes iced rather than hot like its predecessors, though you can opt for the latter if you need something to warm your glove-less hands.

Peppermint Mocha | Courtesy of Starbucks

"Almond is used quite a bit in baking," Starbucks R&D lead Erin Marinan, who worked alongside Starbucks partner Sara Bennett to create the new drink, said in a statement. "The almond flavor from the almond milk makes for a natural pairing with the nutty notes in Starbucks Blonde Espresso. We also wanted to harness the buttery and vanilla notes of the cookie, which you can pick up from that first sip from the sugar cookie-flavored syrup and sprinkles. It reminds me of making cookies with my mom and sisters growing up. It gives me all the nostalgic feels of the holiday." 

Iced Sugar Cookie Almond Milk Latte | Courtesy of Starbucks

Of course, if you're looking for a little something on the side, Starbucks has got a lineup of holiday-themed treats you can wash down with the latte, including the new Reindeer Cake Pop, Sugar Plum Danish, Cranberry Bliss Bar, and Snowman Cookie. 

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Megan Schaltegger is a staff writer at Thrillist.