Copycat Starbucks Snickerdoodle White Hot Chocolate

  • Author: kate jones
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This copycat Starbucks white hot chocolate is filled with cinnamon and hints of almond and vanilla. Serve it with whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon for a warm and cozy holiday treat!



4 cups whole milk
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2/3 cup white chocolate chips (you can use a full cup if you want it a little sweeter)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
dash of almond extract (probably 1/8 teaspoon–be careful, it’s easy to overwhelm all the other flavors with almond)

Sweetened Whipped Cream (or your favorite store-bought whipped cream)


Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Stir frequently over medium heat until the chocolate is melted and the cinnamon and chocolate are incorporated. Pour into 4 mugs and top with sweetened whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Serve immediately.