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Starbucks’s newest Frappuccino tastes like Christmas

Starbucks isn’t afraid to push the boundaries when it comes to creating wacky frappuccino flavors. Who can forget the Unicorn Frappuccino? Today the coffee company released the Christmas Tree Frappuccino. The festive drink is only available until December 11, so if you want to try this new drink head to Starbucks this weekend. 

Starting with a peppermint-mocha blended crème base, the Christmas Tree Frappuccino is then topped with matcha whipped cream. To create the tree, the Frappuccino is “decorated with a 'garland' of caramel drizzle, candied cranberry ornaments, all finished with a strawberry tree topper,” according to the Today show.  



The drink is super sweet and is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth. According to the Today show, the flavor resembles “a cold version of the chain's popular peppermint hot chocolate.” And during the holidays, who doesn’t love chocolate and peppermint?

If you can’t make it to Starbucks for this frozen concoction, we’ve found a few peppermint chocolate recipes for you to enjoy throughout the holiday season. 

Peppermint Cannoli
The filling of this traditional Sicilian cannoli gets a holiday touch by adding crushed peppermint candy into it. The recipe from MyRecipes also has eggnog and orange-pistachio options to try as well.
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Red Velvet Peppermint Cake
A classic red velvet cake transforms into a festive dessert that will be the center of attention on your holiday dessert table. The flavors of peppermint, chocolate and cream cheese combine in this beautiful cake from Southern Living. 
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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Brownies
These delicious and decadent brownies taste like Christmas in your mouth. To make this recipe from MyRecipes even more delicious, “chief baking officer Arnold Eric Wong of Raison d'Être bakery in South San Francisco recommends serving his moist brownies a day after baking because they develop an even fudgier texture and mintier flavor.”
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Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
It isn’t the holiday season without Christmas cookies, and we can’t think of a better cookie to indulge in than Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies from Delish. The chocoholics in your life will appreciate this sweet treat.
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Rachel Taylor is a staff writer at Southern Kitchen. She moved to Atlanta earlier this year after graduating college in Maryland, and has been a digital audience specialist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Politically Georgia, as well as a freelance writer for publications such as USA Today and the Delmarva Daily Times on Maryland's Eastern Shore. She has lived in France and Italy, and loves to travel.