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NOTE: This information can change at any time so always be sure to ask your barista about their gluten free options before ordering.

Starbucks is one of the most gluten free friendly coffee shops in the nation.

Now although Starbucks may have an abundance of cross contamination when it comes to blended drinks, there are quite a few options that you can enjoy especially if you like your drinks plain (ie. hot/iced coffee, espresso shots, etc).

Now there are a few thinks to remember like skipping on any crumbles or toppings like java chips, but we’ll get into the nitty gritting in a just a second.

So with that being said, here’s everything at Starbucks that’s gluten free.

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Gluten Free Starbucks Options 2020

Here are some of the best gluten free Starbucks options that you must try today, most of which can be made and enjoyed without having to make any major adjustments or substitutions.

Popular Gluten Free Starbucks Drinks

Here are some of the most popular gluten free drinks that you can enjoy:

  • Pink Drink
  • Violet Drink
  • White Mocha
  • Caffe Latte
  • Hazelnut Macchiato
  • Americano
  • Very Berry Refresher

Gluten Free Starbucks Coffee and Espresso

Here are all the coffees, lattes, and espresso drinks that are gluten free:

  • caffe latte (hot or iced)
  • cappuccino (hot or iced)
  • caffe mocha (hot or iced)
  • white mocha (hot or iced)
  • cold brew
  • nitro cold brew
  • flat white
  • caffe americano
  • espresso macchiato
  • hazelnut macchiato
  • syrups
  • light syrups

Gluten Free Starbucks Frappuccinos

Here are all the Frappuccinos from Starbucks that are gluten free:

  • coffee
  • mocha
  • white mocha
  • white chocolate
  • vanilla bean
  • strawberry
  • chocolate
  • mango and passionfruit
  • raspberry and berries

Gluten Free Starbucks Tea

Here are all the tea options that are gluten free:

  • english breakfast
  • earl grey
  • jasmine orange
  • spearmint green
  • mint blend
  • vanilla rooibos
  • chamomile blend
  • chai tea (hot or iced)
  • green tea (iced)
  • peach citrus white tea
  • matcha green tea lemonade
  • matcha green tea latte (hot or iced)

Gluten Free Starbucks Chocolate Drinks

Here are all the hot chocolate options that are gf:

  • hot chocolate
  • hot chocolate with hazelnut

Gluten Free Starbucks Refreshers

Here are all the delicious refreshers that are gluten free:

  • very berry hibiscus refresher
  • berry berry hibiscus lemonade
  • mango dragon fruit refresher
  • mango dragon fruit lemonade
  • strawberry açaí refresher
  • strawberry açaí refresher
  • dragon drink
  • pink drink
  • violet drink

Gluten Free Starbucks Toppings

Here are all the toppings that are gluten free:

  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • vanilla
  • chocolate
  • sugar
  • vanilla sweet cream
  • cascara cold foam

Gluten Free Starbucks Syrups

One of the most difficult things to find is concise and clear information regarding which syrups are gluten free. Unfortunately since ingredients change constantly and syrups vary from store to store, we can’t give you a clear answer as to which syrups are safe.

But to stay 100% in the clear, avoid any syrups and flavorings if you’re highly sensitive to gluten.

  • classic
  • vanilla
  • white mocha
  • mocha
  • hazelnut

Gluten Free Starbucks Food

Here are all the food options at Starbucks that are gluten free. Unfortunately, all cakes, muffins, croissants, bagels, cookies, sandwiches/panini (minus one exception) are not gluten free.

  • gluten free chocolate brownie
  • marshmallow dream bar

Drinks That Can’t Be Gluten Free

If there’s two major ingredient to avoid at Starbucks, it’s caramel and java chips. Below, you’ll find a few Starbucks drinks that can’t be made gluten free:

  • Caramel Macchiato (hot or iced)
  • Hot Chocolate with Caramel
  • Caramel Frappuccino
  • Anything with java chips

14 Gluten Free Starbucks Drinks You Must Try Today

Here’s a quick visual rundown of 10 of our favorite gluten free drinks and menu items:

1. Pink Drink

2. Mocha Frappuccino

3. Hazelnut Machiatto

4. Mango Dragon Fruit Refresher

5. Iced Chai Tea Latte

6. Pike Place Roast

7. Strawberry Frappuccino

8. Hot Chocolate

9. Iced Matcha Green Tea Latte

10. Iced White Mocha

11. Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

12. Americano

13. Caffè Latte

14. Espresso

What about gluten free and vegan Starbucks options?

Although we don’t have a listing of those drinks, we do have a vegan Starbucks listing that you can cross reference and find the perfect drink!

And for the complete Starbucks Gluten Free Menu, click here.

Enjoy and thanks for reading!

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Make the must have holiday coffee house menu item at home. You are going to love this copycat Starbucks chestnut praline latte.

Recently Starbucks came out with a new drink. Apparently, its their first new drink in over 5 years. I heard somewhere that its the pumpkin spice latte of the Christmas season. Which is a tall order to fill because, hello, pumpkin spice latte. I mean its just tradition. So I was skeptical. This chestnut praline latte was not be trusted.

But of course I waited in line and ordered one. I wanted to knowww what it tasted it. Was it full of holiday cheer? Could it dethrone the beloved pumpkin spice latte? Will my kids ever let me go to Starbucks without buying them cake pops ever again? (That last one remains unanswered.)

Starbucks chestnut praline latte

I sipped the new chestnut praline latte and fell in love. It was smooth and sweet with a nutty flavor that reminded me of Christmas morning. It made me smile and I realized it was in fact the PSL of the winter time.

Starbucks describes their new winter drink as espresso with steamed milk, caramelized chestnut flavor, whipped cream and praline crumble. It’s basically the holiday season in a cup. Sounds easy, huh? Of course I immediately wanted to make a copycat version of this new beloved drink.

Good news! I tested two ways to make the chestnut praline latte at home and they are BOTH delicious!

What is in the chestnut praline latte?

If we check the ingredient list from Starbucks website, we see that they list milk, brewed espresso, chestnut praline syrup, whipped cream and praline topping. Those ingredients are pretty basic and make it easy to copy this recipe at home.

There are two ways that you can make this copycat chestnut praline latte – with homemade or store bought syrup. Both work and taste just like the ‘bucks. To make the latte ALL homemade you will need:

  • whole chestnuts
  • pecans
  • sugar, brown and white
  • vanilla extract
  • water
  • espresso or strong coffee
  • milk
  • whipped cream

If you want to skip making homemade chestnut syrup and sugared pecans, you will need:

  • chestnut syrup
  • espresso
  • milk
  • whipped cream
  • pecan crumble

It’s totally up to you on how to make this chestnut praline latte. Homemade or semi-homemade. I’m going to talk about my adventure in making it 100 percent from scratch.

How do you make a chestnut praline latte?

The first thing I had to do was find some chestnuts. I checked two stores and found them at my local grocery store. I don’t believe chestnuts are available year round.

I immediately went home, turned on a Christmas Pandora station, and started roasting chestnuts. (In my oven, not an open fire. It was like 75 degrees here.)

You have to score the nuts before you roast them and then carefully pull away the shell to get the “meat”. Once you have that you process it or finely chop it and then make a syrup. To do this you add the chopped chestnuts, water and sugar to a sauce pan. It’s basically a simple syrup plus the chestnuts.

I then praline’d some pecans, similar to my cinnamon sugar version, while the chestnuts were roasting. Those get added to a food processor along with some brown sugar to make the crumble.

Once you have the chestnut syrup and the pecan crumble you can start assembling your latte. Add your syrup to the bottom of a glass or coffee mug. Stir in the hot espresso or strong coffee. Add in your steamed milk. Top with whipped cream and the pecan crumble.

Ta-da! Perfect homemade chestnut praline latte goodness.

What syrup is in the chestnut praline latte?

This is the question I should have asked before I started making syrup from a nut. To make the Starbucks chestnut praline latte you need two syrups:

  • Marron (or chestnut syrup)
  • Brown sugar cinnamon syrup

And for the pecan crumble, something like store bought pecan pralines will work great. Trader Joe’s has a yummy version that would be perfect atop your latte.

But in case you want to DIY your own, the recipe is below. (Ps.. it was good. WAY good. I drank two. But making syrup from a nut and praline-ing pecans is just a lot of work.)

Ingredients

For the syrup

  • 5-6 chestnuts, in the shell
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup water

For the praline crumble

  • 1/2 cup pecans, shelled
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 shots of espresso, or 1 cup strong coffee
  • 8 ounces of steamed milk
  • whipped cream

Instructions

For the chestnut syrup

  1. Cut 3/4 way around the nut, not cutting all the way through.
  2. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees. The shell will start to separate from the meat inside when they are ready.
  3. Let them cool and pull off the shell.
  4. Coarsely chop them and put them in a food processor.
  5. In a small saucepan add the sugar and water. Once the sugar is dissolved, add the cooled mixture to the food processor along with the vanilla extract.
  6. Puree until smooth-ish. Filter it through a mesh sieve and set aside.
  1. In a saucepan, dissolve the sugar and water together.
  2. Toss the pecans in the water mixture and coat.
  3. Remove from the saucepan and place them in a 350 oven for 10 minutes, or until the liquid hardens.
  4. Add the praline pecans and the brown sugar to a cleaned food processor and pulse until coarse. Set aside.

Assemble the chestnut praline latte

  1. Add 2-3 tablespoons of chestnut syrup to a cup.
  2. Add the hot espresso or hot coffee and stir to combine.
  3. Pour in the steamed milk.
  4. Top with the whipped cream and then the praline crumble topping.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

To make this using store bought syrups and crumble –

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of each syrup to a cup.
  2. Add in your hot coffee or espresso and stir to combine.
  3. Pour in the steamed milk.
  4. Top with whipped cream and the praline crumble.
  5. Enjoy.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1604 Cholesterol: 23mg Sodium: 141mg Carbohydrates: 299g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 273g Protein: 14g Like this copycat coffee house recipe? Be sure to check out:

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Whether you need help to power through your holiday shopping or just want to cozy up and enjoy the frosty weather, there’s nothing that’ll do the job quite like a steaming cup of coffee. And what easier way to get a jolt of java than the ever-ubiquitous Starbucks?

However, similar to many businesses, navigating through the Starbucks menu isn’t always easy for vegans. Luckily, I’m here to help. As a VegNews editor and an eight-year Starbucks barista, I can help you make the best dairy-free decisions while teaching you insider tips for hacking holiday drinks.

For starters, make sure to ditch the dairy, as Starbucks offers organic vanilla soy and single-origin Sumatra coconut milk. Unfortunately, if a beverage is made mostly of dairy (such as lattes or Frappuccinos), substituting soy or coconut milk will cost about 60¢. However, adding a little “condiment cream” to a drink (such as brewed coffees and Caffé Americanos) is free of charge.

With this knowledge in tow, here are 11 drinks that will help you deck the halls with holiday cheer!

1. Peppermint Mochas and Hot Chocolates
These minty marvels are promoted heavily during winter but are available year-round. Cool peppermint syrup combines with rich bittersweet dark chocolate sauce and roasty sweet espresso (omitted for hot chocolates) to create a cup of wintry deliciousness.

2. Gingerbread Latte
Gingerbread syrup is one of the dedicated holiday flavors that luckily doesn’t contain dairy. Have a barista whip up a nutmeg-topped latte to enjoy this snappy classic.

3. Chestnut Praline Latte
With flavors of roasted caramelized chestnuts and delicate holiday spices, one sip of this beverage is akin to curling up next to a roaring fire.

4. Gingerbread Tea Latte
Royal English Breakfast tea is brewed, combined with steamed milk, and sweetened with gingerbread syrup before being topped with foam and nutmeg.

5. Holiday Spice Flat White
This seasonal adaptation of the beloved Australian espresso beverage combines smooth ristretto shots of limited-edition Christmas Blend Espresso with velvety micro-foam. Infused with a warm mulling spice blend of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, sugar, and a touch of tangerine, this drink is made with whole milk by default, so be sure to specify your vegan alternative.

6. Fake-out Caramel Brulée
The toasty-burnt caramel flavor of the dairy-laden Caramel Brûlée latte can be achieved by ordering a latte with caramel and toffee nut syrups. Finish with candied Caramel Brûlée topping (yep, it’s vegan!) for a drink that’s très delicious.

7. Mexican Mochas and Hot Chocolates
Ask a barista to add cinnamon and nutmeg powder on top of the bittersweet chocolate sauce before they pour in steamed milk to infuse a mocha or hot chocolate with warming spice. Cinnamon dolce syrup adds a kick of spicy sweetness as well.

8. Chocolate Dunked Gingerbread
Order a Vanilla Gingerbread Crème (steamed soy or coconut milk with half pumps of vanilla and gingerbread syrups) and top generously with rich chocolate drizzle for a subtly spicy treat.

9. Caramel Apple Spice
Cinnamon dolce syrup is added to steamed organic apple juice, and usually topped with whipped cream and caramel drizzle. Replace one or two pumps of cinnamon dolce with caramel, and rush home to top with your own vegan whipped cream.

10. Chestnut Praline Joy Tea Latte
Pair chestnut-praline syrup with the much sought-after Joy tea and top with steamed milk to create a soft-spicy-sweet treat.

11. Holiday Spiced Chocolate Macchiato
Vanilla syrup-sweetened steamed milk with warm mulling spice is topped with dense foam, and “marked” with caramelly-sweet espresso and a chocolate crosshatch for this deliciously-layered drink.

More tips from a vegan barista …

Foam
While whipped cream is out of the question for now, velvety soy milk foam is a close second. Ask a barista to aerate the milk a little longer and add a dollop atop your drink—a perfect fluffy pillow to hold your other additions.

Powders
The cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and chocolate powders available at the condiment bar are vegan-approved and perfect for adding extra flavor.

Toppings
Seasonal toppings such as caramel brulée candy topping, chestnut-praline crumbles, dark chocolate curls, and sea salt are all perfect for vegans.

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What’s Really In the Starbucks Chestnut Praline Latte?

Just in time for the polar vortex and the insanity of Black Friday shopping comes Starbucks’ seasonal holiday offerings—including its beloved Chestnut Praline Latte. This deliciously named concoction blends espresso, caramelized chestnuts, steamed milk, praline bits, and whipped cream. It’s been five years since Starbucks debuted the latte, yet the spicy-sweet beverage is still (unsurprisingly) a huge crowdpleaser. But can one too many give you a gnarly, sugar-induced headache?

Here’s a nutritional cheat sheet: While a grande (16 ounces) Chestnut Praline Latte made with 2% milk or soymilk is a little lower in calories than its Pumpkin Spice Latte cousin made with the same milk (330 calories versus 380), that’s still a sizeable chunk of your daily calorie needs. The 2% Chestnut Praline’s 13 grams of fat (8 grams from saturated fat) comes out to a little less than 20 percent of your total recommended daily fat allowance. Plus, with 39 grams of sugar, it’s almost like drinking a bottle of sweetened soda.

On the plus side, the 2% latte packs 12 grams of protein and 20 percent of your vitamin A, not to mention the milk supplies 40 percent of your daily calcium needs. (Want other ideas for healthy Starbucks drinks? See what 20 fit celebs order from Starbucks when they make a coffee run.)

Still, how can you make this drink less of a liquid dessert? For starters, you can shave off roughly 50 calories by ordering it with nonfat milk, and get it down to a reasonable 210 calories by going sans whipped cream. You can also ask the barista for one pump of syrup rather than the latte’s standard four pumps. (Related: The Healthiest Things You’ll Find On the Starbucks Menu)

Of course, the Chestnut Praline Latte will never have the nutritional profile of green juice. If you genuinely want to indulge a little this holiday season, do you and enjoy every sip. But if you’re trying to be mindful of things like sugar intake, a few simple switches can at least help you avoid some unwanted head pain and a midday energy crash.

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The Skinny on Slimming Your Holiday Drinks at Starbucks

The time has come. Starbucks is decking the halls for the 2019 holiday season! This means a fresh set of the coffee giant’s signature holiday cups, a festive winter menu, and a reusable red cup giveaway.

Beginning today, Nov. 7, US locations will carry four new cup designs and a seasonal menu. After months of waiting, the holiday drink lineup is finally here: Peppermint Mocha, Toasted White Chocolate, Caramel Brulee Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, and Eggnog Latte.

In anticipation, we’re here to spill the tea on how to cut unnecessary liquid calories in your favorite seasonal Starbucks drinks.

Spice up your morning Starbucks run with these lower-calorie options, inspired by fellow coffee enthusiasts. (Don’t forget your reusable cup!)

The Formula

Generally, a tall flavored beverage from Starbucks contains three pumps of syrup, while a grande contains four, and a venti includes five to six. Certain seasonal drinks contain double, like a Grande Salted Caramel Mocha totaling eight pumps, plus additional toppings.

Pro tip: certain non-flavored beverages may contain Starbucks Classic Syrup, like iced coffee. Always verify!

Although these sugary drinks can be delicious, it’s best to avoid adding syrup to your daily coffee and save it for a special treat. Each pump of sweetness packs nearly 20 calories and five grams of sugar. To paint a picture, a Pumpkin Spice Latte cashes out at 380 calories and 50 grams of sugar; almost the same as eating a slice of pumpkin pie with a scoop of ice cream.

This holiday season, cut the excess sugar and calories by slashing the pumps in half. For example, by following this formula when ordering a Grande Vanilla Latte, you automatically eliminate consuming an extra 40 calories and 10 grams of sugar.

Note: While some people suggest using sugar-free syrups to avoid calories, it also adds a heaping dose of chemicals. It’s a personal decision whether you opt for sugar-free or regular syrup.

Trim Down Your Order

Hot Coffee

Cinnamon Dolce Latte

The DIY order: A Grande Blonde Roast coffee with a skim or dairy-free milk steamed foam topper. Add one pump of cinnamon dolce and a dash of cinnamon. No whip.

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Caramel Brulee Latte

The DIY order: A Grande Blonde Roast coffee with a skim or dairy-free milk steamed foam topper. Add one pump of caramel brulee sauce and one pump of vanilla. No whip.

Peppermint Mocha

The DIY order: A Grande Caffè Misto with your choice of skim or dairy-free milk. Add one pump of peppermint and one pump of mocha. No whip.

Snickerdoodle White Mocha

The DIY order: A Grande White Mocha with your choice of skim or dairy free milk. Ask for just one pump of white mocha and add one pump of cinnamon dolce. No whip.

Salted Caramel Mocha

The DIY order: A Grande Caffè Misto with your choice of skim or dairy-free milk. Add one pump of toffee nut and one pump of mocha. No whip.

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Caramel Coffee

The DIY order: A Grande Blonde Roast coffee with one pump of vanilla and one pump of caramel sauce. Finish off with a splash of skim or dairy-free milk.

Flavored Coffee

The DIY order: This low-cal, budget-friendly option is the best choice when trying to slim your holiday Starbucks order. Order your coffee of choice with or without a splash of skim or dairy-free milk. For a foamy treat, opt for a steamed foam topper. Add your own flavoring at the condiment bar, like vanilla bean powder or a dash of cinnamon.

Cold Brews

Cinderella Cold Brew

The DIY order: A Grande Cold Brew with half a pump of pumpkin and half a pump of white mocha. Optional: Add a splash of skim or dairy-free milk.

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French Vanilla Cold Brew with Cold Foam

The DIY order: A Grande Cold Brew with cold foam. Add one pump of hazelnut and one pump of vanilla. Add a splash of skim or dairy-free milk and ask for the foam to be made with the same milk.

Nitro Caramel Cold Brew

The DIY order: A Grande Nitro Cold Brew. Add one pump of caramel and one pump of vanilla. Optional: Add a splash of skim or dairy-free milk.

Iced Coffee

Doubleshot® on Ice

The DIY order: A grande comes with three shots of espresso; cut down the caffeine if desired. Choose only one pump of seasonal syrup and add a splash of skim or dairy-free milk.

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Iced White Peppermint Mocha

The DIY order: A Grande Iced Coffee with no Classic Syrup. Add one pump of peppermint and one pump of white mocha. Add a splash of skim or dairy-free milk.

Cinnamon Dolche Iced Coffee

The DIY order: A Grande Iced Coffee with no Classic Syrup. Add two pumps of cinnamon dolce and a splash of skim or dairy-free milk.

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Non-Coffee

Hot Chocolate

The DIY order: A Grande Hot Chocolate with your choice of skim or dairy-free milk. Add two pumps of mocha. Skip the whipped cream and mocha drizzle. Pro tip: For an even lighter option, choose one pump of mocha.

Use the same formula for all seasonal hot chocolates. Add one pump of mocha and one pump of seasonal syrup. Always opt to skip the whip and festive toppings.

Pink Drink “Makeover”

The DIY order: A Grande Passion Fruit Tea, unsweetened, with a splash of coconut milk and a small scoop of freeze-dried strawberries from the Strawberry Acai Starbucks Refreshers™.

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Vanilla Crème Steamer

The DIY order: A steamer is a hot, dolled-up version of your favorite flavored milk. Order a Grande Steamer with your choice of skim or dairy-free milk and one to two pumps of vanilla. Opt for no whipped cream.

Dirty Chai Tea Latte

The DIY order: A Grande Chai Tea Latte — hot or iced — with your choice of skim or dairy-free milk. Add one pump of chai, one pump of vanilla, and one shot of Blonde Espresso.

Iced Passion Tango™ Tea

The DIY order: Order a grande with one to two pumps of liquid cane sugar. If you’re feeling dangerous, opt for unsweetened. Pro tip: Ask for light or no water for a stronger flavor.

Medicine Ball

The DIY order: A Grande Honey Citrus Mint Tea with one packet of honey and half of the lemonade.

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“Babyccino”

The DIY order: This trendy kids’ drink is simply a cup of extra-foamy milk. Order with your choice of skim or dairy-free milk. Pro tip: For all foam, order it “bone-dry.”

Iced Black Tea Lemonade

The DIY order: Order a grande with one to two pumps of liquid cane sugar and half of the lemonade.

Brewed Tea

Order any flavor, unsweetened. Optional: Add a splash of skim or dairy-free milk and a dash of sugar, if needed.

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Chestnut Praline Latte! Ring in the season with this delicious and flavorful latte! Tastes like caramelized chestnuts with brown sugar pralines! So good!

I can hardly believe December is almost here. Where on earth did this year go? As we gather this season with our families and friends, let’s take time to give thanks for our health, our loved ones and everyone around us.

This past week has been a whirlwind .. so many great and not so great things happening all around me. I had the great honor of being a part of a fundraiser last Friday night and we helped to raise $8,000 for the UW Carbone Cancer center! and that was just a small fraction of what they raised that night. It was so amazing to see so many survivors and hear their stories. I left feeling so grateful and was so uplifted by all of the amazing women around me that evening.

My sister’s family is joining us for Thanksgiving this year and we just rec’d the news that they will have to cut their visit short. They will have to drive back early Friday morning to attend a funeral. So they will be driving over 5-6 hours (one-way) just to come have Thanksgiving Day dinner with us. Still, I am thankful that they will be here.

This holiday season, as we gather with friends and family, let’s really take the time to hug and appreciate those around us. Take stock in what’s really important and, as I’ve learned over the years, just to take one day at a time . . and to try to live that day to the fullest.

It’s cold here in Wisconsin and all my kids want these days are hot chocolate. I, on the other hand, need something stronger. You’ve got to give this Chestnut Praline Latte a try! I love Torani’s Chestnut Praline syrup! It really does capture the flavor of caramelized chestnuts with a hint of brown sugar pralines! You can find this syrup exclusively at a World Market near you for the holidays.

Order online here and save 15% off your total cart purchase with offer code FNBLDEC17. Expires 12/31/17. I hope you give this Chestnut Praline Latte a try! Wishing everyone a fabulous Thanksgiving Day holiday!

Chestnut Praline Latte

Course: Latte Servings: 2 Author: Hip Foodie Mom

  • 1 cup milk any kind
  • ¼ cup Torani Chestnut Praline Syrup
  • 2 to 4 shots espresso; split into glasses
  • frothed milk optional
  • ground cinnamon
  • Heat milk and Torani Chestnut Praline Syrup together in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Pour over espresso, evenly into glasses. Add a thin layer of frothed milk on top if desired. Dust with ground cinnamon. Enjoy!

You can also see this recipe in the December issue of Food Network Magazine! Page 177!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Food Network Magazine and Torani.

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Chestnut Praline Latte Oatmeal

When I found out that Starbucks was coming out with their new Holiday drink:
The Chestnut Praline Latte,
I ran out to get some chestnuts…I’m not kidding.

They officially launched their holiday drink last week and apparently it’s the first holiday drink that they’ve introduced to the market in five years!

But according to Shape Magazine, a grande (16 ounces) of their Chestnut Praline Latte
has 39 grams of sugar, which is almost like drinking a bottle of sweetened soda.

Imagine how that makes your body feel in the morning!
I’m sure delicious on your tastebuds and jolt of energy as soon as you take a sip…
but then a TOTAL sugar crash later….

Not to mention what it does to the abs you’re doing those crunches for.

So, in the spirit of the holidays (a healthy holiday for all),
I healthified their Chestnut Praline Latte and made it into breakfast form!

This is a delicious, healthier version to
that latte – and so much better to have in the morning.
This oatmeal is made with brown rice syrup vs. white sugar and
whole grain oats to help maintain your blood sugar leaving you feel energized.
It has a touch of espresso and topped with caramelized chestnuts and spices, just like Starbucks’ drink!

In the morning, you want to fill up your body with
drinks and foods that will make you feel energized
but wont spike your blood sugar.

Talk about seasonal bliss…

Chestnut Praline Latte Oatmeal
Ingredients:
1 cup almond milk
1 pinch sea salt
1/2 cup oats
1 tsp brown rice syrup (or coconut palm sugar)
1/8 cup chestnuts
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp coffee extract or espresso or coffee

Toppings:
1/8 chestnuts
1 tbsp coconut flakes
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp brown rice syrup or coconut palm sugar

Directions:
1. boil almond milk, sea salt and vanilla and coffee
2. add oats and cook for 5 min on low
3. mix toppings (chestnuts, coconut flakes, coconut oil and brown rice syrup) and place on a parchment or tin-foil lined baking sheet and broil for 5 min until carmelized
4. Take oatmeal out of pan and place in bowl, top with toppings, serve with a spoon and voila!

Be delightful. Be festive. Be well.

Craving another holiday recipe? Try my Guilt-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte Donuts!

xo
be well,
arielle

Just in time for the polar vortex and the insanity of Black Friday shopping comes Starbucks’ seasonal holiday offerings—including its beloved Chestnut Praline Latte. This deliciously named concoction blends espresso, caramelized chestnuts, steamed milk, praline bits, and whipped cream. It’s been five years since Starbucks debuted the latte, yet the spicy-sweet beverage is still (unsurprisingly) a huge crowdpleaser. But can one too many give you a gnarly, sugar-induced headache?

Here’s a nutritional cheat sheet: While a grande (16 ounces) Chestnut Praline Latte made with 2% milk or soymilk is a little lower in calories than its Pumpkin Spice Latte cousin made with the same milk (330 calories versus 380), that’s still a sizeable chunk of your daily calorie needs. The 2% Chestnut Praline’s 13 grams of fat (8 grams from saturated fat) comes out to a little less than 20 percent of your total recommended daily fat allowance. Plus, with 39 grams of sugar, it’s almost like drinking a bottle of sweetened soda.

On the plus side, the 2% latte packs 12 grams of protein and 20 percent of your vitamin A, not to mention the milk supplies 40 percent of your daily calcium needs. (Want other ideas for healthy Starbucks drinks? See what 20 fit celebs order from Starbucks when they make a coffee run.)

Still, how can you make this drink less of a liquid dessert? For starters, you can shave off roughly 50 calories by ordering it with nonfat milk, and get it down to a reasonable 210 calories by going sans whipped cream. You can also ask the barista for one pump of syrup rather than the latte’s standard four pumps. (Related: The Healthiest Things You’ll Find On the Starbucks Menu)

Of course, the Chestnut Praline Latte will never have the nutritional profile of green juice. If you genuinely want to indulge a little this holiday season, do you and enjoy every sip. But if you’re trying to be mindful of things like sugar intake, a few simple switches can at least help you avoid some unwanted head pain and a midday energy crash.

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Starbucks is releasing its first new holiday beverage in five years and coffee fanatics are already going nuts over the new flavor.

The Chestnut Praline Latte will make its debut across the U.S. and Canada on Nov. 12. The drink had a limited run last winter in select Midwest markets, according to the Starbucks fansite Starbucks Melody.

So what does a chestnut praline even taste like?

A Starbucks spokeswoman told FoxNews.com this new beverage is “inspired by the time-honored holiday tradition of warm roasted chestnuts… with freshly steamed milk and flavors of caramelized chestnuts and spices.”

The original version is topped with whipped cream and finished with a sprinkling of crunchy praline crumbs– but like all Starbucks espresso beverages, can be customized. A grande Chestnut Praline Latte comes in at 330 calories, making it about 50 calories lighter than its Pumpkin Spiced cousin.

And like Starbucks pumpkin spice, which turns out has no pumpkin in it, this new holiday drink is free of chestnuts and nuts –for that matter.

The Internet is posting mixed reactions about the new drink. Some are enthusiastic about the addition to the coffee chain’s holiday lineup:

Others think there’s just no room for another holiday latte.

Getting ready for #CPL fever? Can this new latte take down the beloved pumpkin spice? Let us know what you think.

Huge news for Starbucks fans: The chain’s popular holiday drinks are now back on the menu—and they’re giving out free reusable cups Nov. 7 to celebrate the start of the season.

Starting today, you can grab a Peppermint Mocha, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, and Eggnog Latte, along with all of your usual favorites. That’s a lot to choose from when you’re looking to sip some holiday cheer.

Obviously, these aren’t health drinks, but we were curious: How much sugar do these treats really pack? Here, we break down the calories of your favorite Starbucks holiday drinks, rank them in terms of nutrition, and offer the healthiest way to enjoy them anyway.

What’s in the Starbucks holiday drinks?

Each drink is a little different, but this is what you can expect for ingredients:

Peppermint Mocha: The Peppermint Mocha features espresso, steamed milk, sweet mocha sauce, and peppermint-flavored syrup. It’s all topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate curls.

Toasted White Chocolate Mocha: It’s made of espresso, steamed milk, and caramelized white chocolate. The Toasted White Chocolate Mocha is finished off with whipped cream, holiday sugar sparkles, and crispy white pearls.

Caramel Brulée Latte: Espresso, steamed milk, and caramel brulée sauce are topped with whipped cream and caramel brulée topping.

Chestnut Praline Latte: The Chestnut Praline Latte features espresso, steamed milk, and flavors of caramelized chestnuts and spices. It’s all topped off with whipped cream and spiced praline crumbs.

Eggnog Latte: Espresso and steamed eggnog come together to make this latte. It’s topped off with a dusting of ground nutmeg.

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Starbucks holiday drinks nutrition facts

Here’s what you’re getting when you have a grande version of one of these drinks, made with 2% milk. We asked Scott Keatley, R.D., of Keatley Medical Nutrition Therapy to rank them from worst to… slightly better. Here’s his list:

Toasted White Chocolate Mocha

  • Calories: 420
  • Fat: 15 g (9 g sat fat)
  • Carbs: 57 g (0 g fiber)
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Sugar: 56 g
  • Sodium: 380 mg
  • Caffeine: 150 mg

Eggnog Latte

  • Calories: 450
  • Fat: 18 g (11 g sat fat)
  • Carbs: 57 g (1 g fiber)
  • Protein: 17 g
  • Sugar: 52 g
  • Sodium: 240 mg
  • Caffeine: 150 mg

Peppermint Mocha

  • Calories: 440
  • Fat: 15 g (10 g sat fat)
  • Carbs: 63 g (4 g fiber)
  • Protein: 13 g
  • Sugar: 54 g
  • Sodium: 140 mg
  • Caffeine: 175 mg

Caramel Brulée Latte

  • Calories: 450
  • Fat: 13 g (8 g sat fat)
  • Carbs: 70 g (0 g fiber)
  • Protein: 17 g
  • Sugar: 47 g
  • Sodium: 270 mg
  • Caffeine: 150 mg
  • Calories: 330
  • Fat: 13 g (8 g sat fat)
  • Carbs: 42 g (0 g fiber)
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Sugar: 39 g
  • Sodium: 160 mg
  • Caffeine: 150 mg

So, is there a healthy way to enjoy these drinks?

Unsurprisingly, dietitians aren’t thrilled with any of these options. “They have sugar counts like soda and saturated fat like full-fat ice cream,” says Julie Upton, R.D., cofounder of Appetite for Health. The drinks are also packed with liquid calories which “aren’t as filling as eating your calories,” she says.

If you want to pick the healthiest of the bunch, Keatley says it’s the Chestnut Praline Latte. Still, he emphasizes, it’s far from being healthy. “This beverage is coming in with 13 grams of fat and a ton of sugar, which is slightly more than the recommended amount of sugar per day for a man and 1.5 times more than for a woman.” But, he says, you can ask for half pumps of the syrup and skip the whipped cream to tone it down a little.

As for the unhealthiest option? It’s honestly a close call among the Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, the Eggnog Latte, and the Caramel Brulée Latte. “The top three are pretty high in everything but the Toasted White has a ton of sodium,” Keatley says.

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But Jessica Cording, M.S., R.D., author of The Little Book of Game-Changers, picks the Peppermint Mocha as her worst. With 440 calories and the sugar-to-fat ratio, it’s like drinking a meal.

Ultimately, it’s really best to look at these drinks as a treat, says Beth Warren, R.D., founder of Beth Warren Nutrition and author of Secrets of a Kosher Girl. “They’re all around the same total calories, with a high saturated fat and sugar content,” she says. “If one has less fat, it seems to have more sugar, so that makes distinguishing one over the other as ‘healthier’ difficult.”

If you really want to enjoy some holiday cheer in the form of a Starbucks drink, go ahead—they only come around once a year and are fine in moderation. Just don’t make them an everyday drink, and when in doubt, ordering a tall over a grande will help you downsize the nutritional blow.

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This holiday season, Starbucks’ new chestnut praline latte aims to dethrone the pumpkin spice latte as the coffee world’s favorite seasonal beverage.

The chestnut praline latte is the coffee retailer’s first new holiday drink in five years. Last year, Starbucks tested the drink in Baltimore, Tampa and Indianapolis and on Wednesday, it will be available nationwide.

Mashable had the chance to preview the chestnut praline latte a few days before its Nov. 12 release, and we’ll admit that it’s delicious (though one less enthused tester thought it tasted “like a candle”). It’s not nearly as sweet — or, thankfully, orange — as the pumpkin spice latte, and is surprisingly nutty for a drink that contains no actual nuts.

See also: The Reason Starbucks Spells Your Name Wrong

The Starbucks chestnut praline latte.

But if you were hoping for a chestnut praline latte with, you know, actual nut flavor, you can always make the drink yourself at home — that is, if you’re the type of person with enough patience (and time) to roast your own chestnuts.

Here’s how we did it:

  1. 1. Assemble your ingredients.

    You’ll need five fresh chestnuts (or pre-cooked ones from the jar), 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream. You’ll also need your favorite brand of espresso coffee and milk.

    Image: Mashable, Laura Vitto

  2. 2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F, if roasting fresh chestnuts.

    Using a small knife, very carefully cut 3/4 of the way around each chestnut’s circumference. Be sure to fully puncture the shell, and cut very slightly into the nut’s flesh. Roast on a half baking sheet for 35 minutes.

    Image: Mashable, Laura Vitto

  3. 3. Roast and caramelize the pecans.

    In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat the sugar with a 1/4 cup water until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the pecans. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the nuts to a half baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the oven beside the chestnuts and roast for 10-12 minutes.

    Image: Mashable, Laura Vitto

  4. 4. Add the cooled pecans and a sprinkling of brown sugar to a food processor and blend until coarsely ground.

    Image: Mashable, Laura Vitto

  5. Set aside “praline” topping.

    Image: Mashable, Laura Vitto

  6. 5. Remove shells from the cooled chestnuts.

    Chop roughly and add to the bowl of a clean food processor. Over medium heat, heat the brown sugar with 1/4 water until sugar is dissolved. Pour over the chestnuts.

    Image: Mashable, Laura Vitto

  7. 6. Blend until a relatively smooth and syrupy.

    Image: Mashable, Laura Vitto

  8. 7. Strain the chestnut syrup over a mesh sieve to remove any excess chestnut pieces.

    Image: Mashable, Laura Vitto

  9. 8. Prepare two shots of espresso.

    Image: Mashable, Laura Vitto

  10. 9. Add desired amount of syrup to the bottom of your mug before pouring in espresso.

    Feel free to add syrup to taste.

    Image: Mashable, Laura Vitto

  11. 10. Steam milk and pour over coffee.

    Use a large spoon to hold back foam.

    Image: Mashable, Laura Vitto

  12. 11. Scoop foam over the top of the latte.

    Image: Mashable, Laura Vitto

  13. 12. Top with whipped cream.

    Use either canned, or quickly make your own. For fresh whipped cream, whisk 1/4 cup heavy cream with a few teaspoons of powdered sugar.

    Image: Mashable, Laura Vitto

  14. 13. Top with “praline” topping and serve.

    Image: Mashable, Laura Vitto

— — Starbucks is releasing its first new holiday handcrafted beverage in five years — the Chestnut Praline Latte. The drink will be in stores Wednesday, but we were invited for an early taste.

Our immediate takeaway: the drink tasted toasted, almost like graham crackers, with a slight nuttiness. The taste is not overpowering, and definitely pleasantly reminiscent of the holiday season. The smell, like buttered popcorn, is a disconnect to the flavor, but there’s a sort of buttery richness to the drink as well.

The concept for the drink started way back in 2012, when Amy Dilger, the CPL’s creator, presented eight different new drinks to higher-ups, but it was the Chestnut Praline Latte that stuck.

“One thing that I think helps a new beverage is when it’s in that sweet spot of sort of being old and classic but also new with a little bit of edge to it,” Dilger told ABC News. “Chestnut just seemed like one of those flavors popular in so many countries, and it’s so iconic in the United States as well with the classic Christmas carol. Starbucks actually already has a chestnut beverage in our China-Asia-Pacific markets, and it’s a really wonderful product, but we felt like we wanted to evolve it a little bit for the American palate.”

That’s where the praline comes in, which Dilger added for a “sort of burnt sugar, caramelized element and some of the warm brown spices that are so popular around the holiday time,” she said. “We thought that would really premiumize it and up-level it in a way that the American consumer would really enjoy.”

The end result is just like any other signature Starbucks latte, but the difference here lies in the syrup and praline topping, which contributes the flavor.

The syrup on its own is unbearably sweet, and its flavors aren’t fully recognizable until it’s diluted into the coffee and milk. The topping, though, is like an addictive, crunchy praline granola on its own. For those unfamiliar with praline, it’s a candy made from nuts and sugar syrup. The Starbucks version, however, does not contain any actual nuts to avoid allergies.

“That’s one of the flavors that it’s inspired by, but there’s a lot more in the cup than just the chestnut attribute of it,” Dilger explained. “Something might inspire us and there are elements of it, so roastiness or a hint of smokiness that we really love, but it doesn’t necessarily have to have that actual ingredient in it.”

Here’s how the CPL is made from start to finish:

Step 1: Foam the milk.

Step 2: Make two espresso shots.

Step 3: Add four pumps of chestnut praline syrup to cup.

Step 4: Pour in espresso shots.

Step 5: Add milk, reserving the foam.

Step 6: Spoon in milk foam.

Step 7: Top with whipped cream.

Step 8: Sprinkle on the praline topping.

Drink!

You can also get the CPL in an iced or frappuccino version.

Starbucks praline chestnut latte

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