Starbucks' Toffee Almondmilk Hot Chocolate Is Here & It'll Make The Holidays So Much Sweeter

Ad failed to load

One of the best parts about winter and fall is that it becomes socially acceptable to straight-up drink chocolate (aka hot chocolate). Maybe you have a favorite family recipe that you like to whip up with the first snowfall of the season, but if you want to let someone else do the work, you should check out the new twist that Starbucks is putting on this holiday classic. Starbucks' Toffee Almondmilk Hot Chocolate is here, and it might just become your new favorite seasonal sip.

Starbucks is likely already your first stop when it comes to holiday beverages, and it's always exciting when a new drink joins the seasonal lineup. What will you be getting when you order up a Toffee Almondmilk Hot Chocolate? The beverage starts with steamed Almondmilk, then mocha sauce and toffee nut syrup are added, and it is topped off with whipped cream and Caramel Brulée topping — sounds like the perfect way to warm up on a chilly day.

This new Toffee Almondmilk Hot Chocolate is also a great option if you're currently staying away from dairy — just be sure to "hold the whip" to make it completely dairy-free.

Ad failed to load

Starbucks is always a great choice when it comes to getting a holiday-inspired caffeine boost or sweet treat. Plus, it's a great on-the-go stop when you're heading to work or making your way back home from the ice skating rink.

Hot chocolate isn't new territory for Starbucks, though. The coffee chain has been serving up tasty variations on the chocolate classic for years. If Almondmilk isn't your thing, you can sip a Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Snickerdoodle Hot Chocolate, or Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate. If the flavors aren't enough to remind you of the holiday season (although Peppermint Hot Chocolate practically screams Christmas), then all you have to do is take a peek at the seasonal cup in which it's served.

Ad failed to load

This year's cup is all about inspiring customers to "Give Good" — which just so happens to be the message written on the red cup sleeve. The 2017 Starbucks holiday cup, however, is not the traditional red cup you'd expect. Instead, this year's cup is the first holiday color-in cup, and its design is anchored by a pair of hands holding red coffee cups (a nod to the past iconic Starbucks holiday cups).

The 2017 Starbucks holiday cup.

Ad failed to load

The tradition of Starbucks holiday cups began back in 1997, when the coffee company debuted a magenta cup adorned with swirled designs of holly leaves and coffee beans. The iconic red cup debuted in 1999, and that shade of red has been used in the cup design ever since then. Even though this year's cup allows for more creativity from the customer, the holiday spirit is still marked by red cups encased within the design.

20 years of Starbucks holiday cups (1997–2017) looks gorgeous.

Ad failed to load

While the nostalgia of the Starbucks holiday cup might be enough to get you in the spirit of the season, sometimes you need just a little more flavor in the form of seasonal bite. Lucky for you, Starbucks is stocked and ready in the sweet treat department as well. You can pair the new Toffee Almondmilk Hot Chocolate with their new Candy Cane Whoopie Pie, or you can go for the classic Cranberry Bliss Bar. If you like your dessert to be adorable and delicious, then a Snowman Cake Pop or Snowman Cookie will do the trick.

Whatever you need to get yourself into the holiday spirit, Starbucks is sure to have what you're looking for — call up your favorite coffee (or hot chocolate) buddy and reconnect over a holiday beverage this season.

Check out the entire Gen Why series and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.

Ad failed to load

Ad failed to load

Must Reads

3 Important Red Flags To Watch Out For When You're Dating Someone Older Than You

My first serious relationship was with someone almost ten years my senior. We got together during my first semester of college (after meeting through mutual friends) and I'd be lying if I said our breakup didn't have anything to do with our significa…
By Sydnee Lyons

These "Millennial Cruises" Will Make Your Next Friend Group Vacation So Lit

If you're a millennial right now, consider yourself lucky. If you're a millennial with the travel bug, consider yourself luckier. I know, you might be thinking, "But... money!" Trust me, I get it. Plane tickets and hotels can get expensive as you cou…
By Amanda Fama

5 Trends From The '90s Are Making A Serious Comeback, So Somebody Page Cher Horowitz

I was born in the '90s and my childhood was one Caboodles train case packed with scrunchies and butterfly clips after another. If you could believe it, early '90s fashion is already considered vintage (I officially feel old AF) and according to sprin…
By Stephanie Montes

5 Social Things You Can Do To Feel Less Lonely If You’re Single

Being single and being lonely don’t have to go hand-in-hand. Just because you don’t have a significant other, doesn’t mean you aren’t surrounded by wonderful people who love and care about you. But once in a while (especially if you’ve been single fo…
By Veronica Lopez

6 Subtle Red Flags That Could Mean You’re Sleeping Way Too Much

Have you ever woken up after an unusually long night of sleep and felt, well, kind of awful? Whether you roll out of bed feeling super dehydrated, nursing a throbbing a headache, or you simply feel stiff as a board, there are reasons why your body mi…
By Annakeara Stinson

These 6 Workouts Can Be Done Right On Your Couch, & Yes, They Do Count As Exercise

Ever have that feeling when you're watching the Olympics like you should be working out, or at least stretching, but in reality you're just laying around eating chips? Yeah, me neither. But if you do ever feel that pull to work out when you're just l…
By Annakeara Stinson

10 Things You Should Say To Your Partner Every Day To Keep The Love Alive

When it coms to love, falling into it is a lot easier than maintaining it. There’s a reason, after all, that it's called "falling" in love, because it's mostly out of your control — the heart just takes over. Because those emotions come so easily and…
By Rachel Shatto

Science Says These 8 Foods Can Help You Live Longer, So Eat Up

If you're looking to live forever, or at least for an appropriately long amount of time, then the best way to get started on your journey toward immortality is to think about what you're putting into your body for fuel. Think of your diet as the batt…
By Caroline Burke

I Live In London & When Guys Find Out I'm American, They Only See Me As A Fling

I first entered the world of dating apps during a semester abroad in London, and I had zero idea what I was getting myself into. I was 21, had only ever dated boys I'd met through work, school, or mutual friends, and my appreciation for romantic come…
By Genevieve Wheeler

Here's Exactly How You'll Fall In Love, Based On Your Astrological Sign

One of my favorite things about learning about my zodiac sign and others' is learning patterns about my behavior that I can acknowledge and use to my advantage. As a Scorpio sun sign, I know I'm typically described as mysterious, drawn to loyal peopl…
By Elana Rubin

These 8 Red Flags Might Mean You're Pushing Yourself Too Hard In Your Workouts

If you live by the motto "no pain, no gain," or you frequently exclaim that your HIIT circuits "hurt so good," you're probably the type of person who challenges yourself to the max during your workouts. And while this isn't necessarily a bad thing, i…
By Georgina Berbari

These "Awkward" Proposal Stories Show There's No One Perfect Way To Get Engaged

There are a few adjectives people use to describe proposal stories that tend to be a bit more common than the rest. You know what I mean. How many times have you heard someone describe their marriage proposal as "magical" or "romantic" or — my person…
By Candice Jalili

This $20 Toy Simulates Pimple Popping, So You Can Save Your Face (But Still Lose Your Dignity)

As a self-proclaimed popaholic, I am not ashamed to admit that I love watching pimple popping and blackhead extraction videos. Call me gross, but I find it immensely therapeutic and satisfying. To all of my fellow weirdos, we’ve been blessed with a n…
By Ariana Marsh

Meghan Markle Uses This $13 Natural Wonder To Grow Her Eyebrows Back & You Can Too

Meghan Markle is the world's new go-to celebrity for all things fashion and beauty — she's marrying a prince after all, so she must have some tricks up her sleeve. Meghan Markle's beauty routine is just as intricate as mine, because that's how real s…
By Alison Turka

7 Foolproof Things To Do Every Day If You're Tired Of Being Lazy AF

Being lazy can be oh-so-lovely. Until you start letting life pass you by, and not living to your full potential, then suddenly, it's not so good anymore. Don't get me wrong, I love my weekends when I can stay snuggled up in bed just a bit longer. Hit…
By Marisa Casciano

This Is How Long Most People Wait To Say "I Love You," Science Says

If I had to choose one word to describe saying "I love you" to your partner for the first time, I'd have to go with... hmm, exciting? Nope. Thrilling? Hardly. Terrifying? YES. Exactly. Saying "I love you" for the first time is terrifying. What makes …
By Candice Jalili

6 Reasons To Travel Abroad With Your Boyfriend Or Girlfriend In Your 20s

Traveling can be many things: hectic, expensive, and definitely stressful. But with the right people or person beside you, all those troubles kind of just melt away. That's why there are some solid reasons to travel abroad with your boyfriend or girl…
By Alani Vargas