It's beginning to look a latte like Christmas

Caitlin Rawlings shares the new festive drinks in Starbucks, Costa and more.

Caitlin Rawlings
9th December 2019
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Tis the season when the leading coffee brands across the nation release their annual Christmas menu ready to tantalise our taste buds with numerous festive drinks.

The red Starbucks cups have returned and the queues for takeaway coffees run out the door of every Caffé Nero and Costa branch. The choices are endless, however here are a roundup of some of the best Christmassy beverages on offer this year. 

  • Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate @ Starbucks

Starbucks always know how to serve up a cup of Christmas joy and this year they have created the new Toasted Marshmallow Hot Chocolate. This scrumptious drink is a blend of mocha sauce, marshmallow syrup and marshmallow flavoured whipped cream. Everyone loves a rich and sugary treat whilst wandering around Christmas markets in the cold, so this is the perfect hot chocolate blend to try. 

  • Caramelised Almond Latte @ Caffé Nero

This new drink includes Caffé Nero’s classic coffee blend with additional caramelised almond syrup. This drink is suitable for vegans and vegetarians and you can even try it with coconut milk! This drink puts a merry twist on a traditional latte and would be the ideal treat to pick up prior to a 9am start as it will give you a caffeinated kick before a long day at university.  

  • Salted Caramel Crunch Frostino with Cream @ Costa

As part of their Frostino range Costa have released the new Salted Caramel Crunch Frostino which is a rich and creamy blended ice drink. Costa even offer this drink with lacto-free milk as well as numerous vegan options which allows this cool alternative to be available to everyone. If you’re rushing around Eldon Square and working up a sweat in your woollen Christmas jumper you many fancy a slightly colder alternative to a hot chocolate or latte, this is why the Christmas Frostino range is perfect.

There are so many options to choose from this year and it is great to see the big brands catering for a variety of different individuals. These are some of my favourite Christmas drinks I have discovered so far and I’m sure there’s plenty more I am yet to discover throughout December. 

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