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Molten chocolate cakes are a decadent dessert that have been a Valentine’s Day must-have for years, though they are popular the rest of the year when you want an extra-indulgent dessert, as well. This year, Starbucks is releasing a trio of molten chocolate drinks so that you can drink your dessert! The trio includes a latte, a frappuccino and a hot chocolate.
Molten Chocolate Latte: Chocolaty chips are melted into espresso, then topped with steamed milk combined with bittersweet mocha sauce. This latte is finished with mocha and espresso-infused whipped cream and an espresso mocha drizzle. It’s available hot and iced.
Molten Chocolate Frappuccino® Blended Beverage: Coffee with rich mocha sauce and chocolaty chips blended with milk and ice. This beverage is finished with mocha and espresso-infused whipped cream and an espresso mocha drizzle.
Molten Hot Chocolate: Bittersweet mocha sauce and chocolaty chips melted into steamed milk for a smooth and creamy taste. Mocha and espresso-infused whipped cream and espresso mocha drizzle tops off the beverage.
The drinks will only be available from February 8th through February 14th, so the window to try them out is a short one. The mocha and espresso whipped cream – which sounds like it has an extra dose of espresso to make it more intensely flavored than mocha alone – sounds delightful. The flavored whipped creams are often what make these limited edition drinks work so well, since it sets them apart from the regular menu items. If you’re not in the mood for such a chocolaty drink, consider a doppio with a dollop of chocolaty whipped cream instead.