Hot Cocoa Has Been Reinvented with This Starbucks Cold Brew Secret Menu Idea!

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Hot cocoa reinvented! ☕

What screams a cozy holiday more than hot cocoa?! Nothing really, which is why we’re so excited over this genius new way to order up everyone’s favorite timeless holiday drink. Keep reading to find out how you can order a Starbucks secret menu hot cocoa cold brew to kick start your holiday celebrations!

starbucks hot cocoa drink sitting on table

We’ve already started rolling out holiday-inspired Starbucks Secret Menu drinks and today’s obsession goes out to all our die-hard chocolate lovers out there!

If you find yourself wishing your hot cocoa was more in line with a tall glass of cold, rich chocolate milk, then this cold brew drink invented by Totally Bomb is going to have you singing Christmas carols all day long! In fact, you can even order our tweaked version from the comfort of home!

Did you see the secret menu Frappuccino inspired by Santa Claus, himself?! 😍

cup filled with ice and cocoa powder and chocolate curls

Here’s what’s in this delicious Starbucks Hot Cocoa Cold Brew: 

  • Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
  • Mocha Sauce
  • Toasted White Mocha Sauce
  • Chocolate Curl Topping
  • Chocolate Powder

Here’s how you can order one for yourself:

“Hi! Can I please have a Venti Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew with just two pumps of vanilla, add 4 pumps of mocha sauce, 1 pump of toasted white mocha sauce, with chocolate powder and chocolate curls on top?” 

If you can live without the chocolate powder, this drink can even be ordered on mobile!

hand holding cold brew drink on phone

Here’s how you can order this drink in your Starbucks app:

  • Choose a Venti Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
  • Go to Flavors
  • Change Vanilla Syrup to 2 pumps
  • Add 4 pumps of Mocha Sauce
  • Add 1 pump of Toasted White Chocolate Mocha
  • Go to Toppings
  • Add Chocolate Curls Toppings

Order & enjoy!

starbucks cup on counter

When ordering this festive drink in different sizes, make sure to include the necessary adjustments for syrup pumps. Keep in mind, if you’re on your mobile app, you’ll only be able to order a size Venti or Trenta since half pumps cannot be added to a drink.

Here are our recommended adjustments for your Hot Cocoa Cold Brew:


  • Change Vanilla Syrup to 1 pump
  • Add 2 pumps of Mocha Sauce
  • Add 1/2 pump of Toasted White Chocolate Mocha (this will be an estimated pump by your barista)
  • The chocolate powder and curls will be adjusted automatically


  • Change Vanilla Syrup to 3 pumps
  • Add 5 pumps of Mocha Sauce
  • Add 2 pumps of Toasted White Chocolate Mocha
  • The chocolate powder and curls will be adjusted automatically

Here’s what Stetson had to say about his secret menu drink:

man holding a starbucks cup of hot cocoa cold brew

“If I had a blindfold on and didn’t know what I was about to drink I definitely would have thought I was drinking rich chocolate milk. This drink is for all those chocolate lovers that don’t necessarily need a coffee fix, but have a sweet tooth and want to mix up their hot cocoa game to something cold – except it still leaves you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. This would go great with some cookies and a good Christmas movie!”

Cheers, Hip2Savers & Happy Holidays! 

Curl up with your drink & our Top 25 Christmas Movie picks for 2020!

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Sara’s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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Comments 12

  1. Monique

    Thanks for posting how to order these I always get stuck on the verbiage 🙂

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! Glad this is helpful!

  2. Gigi

    I’ll try this in the morning!! Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving🦃

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! You’re welcome, Gigi! Enjoy!

  3. AG

    Happy Thanksgiving all! Does anyone have a 10 off 30 Bed, Bath and Beyond coupon they could share with me? I’m in need of a mattress protector and would ever so grateful to be able to use the coupon on it. Thank you!!

    • Yess Min

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    • Karri

      Do you have an email address

    • Karri

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  4. Leanna

    So if you are not a coffee fan don’t get this. Unless someone has the hack for no coffee 🙂

  5. Sharron K

    This is different a cold HotChocolate version. I love Frappuccinos?

  6. Steph

    For the Secret Menu drink..Is cocoa powder the same thing as chocolate powder? If ordering through the app, barista cocoa powder is under topping options.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)


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