Get your taste buds in the holiday spirit with IHOP’s new, savory holiday menu additions

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2020/07/04: IHOP logo seen at one of their restaurants. (Photo by John Nacion/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2020/07/04: IHOP logo seen at one of their restaurants. (Photo by John Nacion/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) /

It’s time to put all of the pumpkin spice away! November has arrived, which means the holiday season is in full swing! And IHOP has the perfect holiday menu waiting for you. What’s new? Are the new menu additions here for a limited time? Are these new menu items worth the hype?

IHOP invited us to try out their new holiday additions and you bet we rushed over! Seasonal menus are a favorite here at Guilty Eats, but holiday menus? Obsessed. IHOP shares that these menu items are part of their “dedication to being a destination that inspires holiday traditions, sparks joy, and helps guests to relieve stress throughout the season.” You know what they say, happiness begins with happy taste buds (okay, maybe that’s just us who say that).

IHOP’s holiday menu

Now, these new holiday items are only available for a limited time, so don’t wait until after the holidays to enjoy them! Here’s what’s new:

  • Gingersnap Apple Thick ‘N Fluffy French Toast
  • Gingersnap Milkshake
  • Gingersnap Hot Chocolate
  • Red Passionfruit Splasher

IHOP invited us to sample these holiday treats and our taste buds were overjoyed. I started with a Gingersnap Milkshake. I’m a big fan of milkshakes, so I was truly hoping IHOP’s Gingersnap Milkshake wouldn’t disappoint. I’m happy to report that the Gingersnap Milkshake exceeded my expectations — it is delicious. Admittedly, I thought the flavors would be overwhelming, but they go together perfectly. It features vanilla ice cream that is blended with gingersnap cookies, syrup, and caramel. The milkshake is topped with gingersnap cookie bits, red currants, and whipped cream. Yet, it’s not overly sweet. The cookies add the perfect crunch and burst of flavor.

IHOP's holiday menu
Gingersnap Apple Thick ‘N Fluffy French Toast from IHOP, image courtesy IHOP /

When the Gingersnap Apple Thick ‘N Fluffy French Toast arrived to the table, I ordered the Gingersnap Hot Chocolate. IHOP is not joking when they say this french toast is “think and fluffy.” It’s very filling and such a generous size! Be warned, an order of this may fill you up, so don’t treat it as a dessert or appetizer, this is a whole meal! And a delicious one at that.

The Gingersnap Hot Chocolate goes perfectly with the french toast, it’ll take you back to your childhood. Speaking of which, kids are going to love this hot chocolate! It’s creamy and topped with whipped cream, gingersnap cookies, and red currants.

Finally, I grabbed a Red Passionfruit Splasher drink to-go on the way out — super refreshing! If you live in a hot area where winter exists only for a few weeks, take advantage of that by enjoying this refreshing beverage.

Now through Jan. 1, 2023, IHOP is also offering a $5 gift card with the purchase of $25 or more in gift cards.  

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