Holiday Drinks At McDonald’s – I Was Surprised!

Check out the holiday drinks at McDonald’s when you crave your favorite seasonal drink this holiday season. 

I must admit I had no expectations but I was pleasantly surprised to see delicious wintery flavors on their menu. 

Topics Explored

  1. Does McDonald’s Have Holiday Drinks?
  2. Holiday Drinks At McDonald’s
  3. Summary
  4. FAQs

Does McDonald’s Have Holiday Drinks?

Yes, McDonald’s announced in November that they would once again have holiday drinks available

The menu varies from region to region. No matter where you are, you will find nostalgic beverages at McCafe this holiday season.


Holiday Drinks At McDonald’s

There have been some delicious holiday drinks at McDonald’s over the years. From peppermint mochas in North America to choco fudge lattes in the United Kingdom. 

We’ve compiled a list of past and present holiday drinks.

1. Peppermint Mocha (2022)

McD Peppermint Mocha
Photo by McDonald’s

It only makes sense that McDonald’s offers their own version of this seasonal staple. 

If you are in the US or Canada, I recommend giving the McDonald’s peppermint mocha a shot. The peppermint flavor comes through and I didn’t find the drink overly sweet.

Psst… it’s also a lot cheaper than you know where.

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate Peppermint Syrup
  • Milk
  • Espresso
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Drizzle

2. Peppermint Hot Chocolate (2022)

McD Hot Chocolate
Photo by McDonald’s

Another holiday favorite available in the US and Canada. Peppermint hot chocolate have all the rich chocolatey flavor of hot chocolate but with a minty twist. 

The peppermint does a great job at refreshing my palate after a few sips.

It also balances the rich chocolate making it a winter night treat. 

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate Peppermint Syrup
  • Milk
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Drizzle

3. Toffee Latte (2022)

McD Toffee Latte
Photo by McDonald’s

If you are a fan of creamy coffees and find yourself in the UK this holiday season, then try this drink. 

Toffee lattes are rich and creamy with a light ‘’caramel-y’ flavor. The reviews are mixed though – some say the toffee is barely noticeable

Ingredients:

  • Toffee Syrup
  • Milk
  • Espresso
  • Whipped Cream
  • Toffee Drizzle

4. Hot Chocolate Deluxe (2022)

McD Hot Choc Deluxe
Photo by McDonald’s

Released in the UK as part of their 2022 holiday menu, the chocolate deluxe is dubbed the chocolate lover’s dream

The flavor is richer and deeper than your basic hot choc.

However, people complained that it lacked the flavor that was promised.

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Milk 
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Powder

5. Brazo Ice Coffee & Frappe (2021)

McD Brazo
Photo by McDonald’s

These unique treats can only be found in the Philippines.

The Brazo de Mercedes roll, a favorite Filipino dessert with sweet and citrusy cream, inspired this holiday drink. 

You’ll find the infamous Brazo sauce on the bottom of this coffee. Stirring in the sauce creates a uniquely bitter-sweet drink. (1)

Ingredients:

  • Brewed Coffee
  • Brazo Sauce
  • Milk 
  • Sugar
  • Ice

6. Eggnog Shake (2020)

McD Eggnog
Photo by McDonald’s

A fan favorite, the Eggnog Shake was last seen on the holiday menu in 2020

Take eggnog’s sweet and creamy flavors and blend them with soft serve to make a surprisingly light frozen treat.

Even though we didn’t get to try this, it’s easy to see why it’s loved across the board.

Ingredients:

  • Vanilla Soft Serve
  • Eggnog Syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Maraschino Cherry

Summary

Holiday Drinks At McDonalds

That wraps up our list of the past and present holiday drinks at McDonald’s.

Whether you are in North America or other parts of the world, you can find something really yummy this holiday season.


FAQs

Does McDonald’s have Christmas coffee?

Yes, in most locations around the world, they will serve various holiday coffee drinks. 

In the US and Canada, they are doing their versions of a peppermint mocha which has been successful in the past. 

Does McDonald’s have eggnog shakes?

McDonald’s used to serve eggnog shakes. They were discontinued in 2020 despite their massive popularity. 

The company never said why they stopped serving the popular holiday drink. But it was rumored to be because of supply chain issues or material costs. 

When are McDonald’s holiday drinks available?

McDonald’s typically announces their holiday offerings in late November or early December. 

They are available throughout the month of December but only at participating stores. Pay attention to local promotions to know if your local McDonald’s is participating. 

Verified Sources

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  1. Rappler: https://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/food-drinks/mcdonalds-philippines-ube-pastillas-brazo-de-mercedes-desserts/