Starbucks is the epitome of early mornings and late nights. With their array of fabulous drinks, it’s hard not to love this coffee chain. But drinking at Starbucks can put a dent in your wallet, especially if you’re absolutely in love with their drinks.
A great money-saving solution is to recreate your favorite Starbucks drinks at home. These 10 Starbucks copycat drink recipes taste just like the real deal and will save your wallet’s life. Check them out below!
Make a cup of Starbucks beloved iced caramel macchiato in your own home! If you don’t already own an espresso maker at home, Bialetti’s espresso maker is a must-have. It creates a rich espresso that’s comparable to the finest coffee houses in Italy.
Ingredients (12 oz):
White chocolate and mocha make the winning combination for a cold morning drink. Surprisingly, this tasty drink is so easy to make. With only four ingredients, you can whip this bad boy up in no time.
3 tbsp white chocolate chips or white chocolate sauce
1.5 oz espresso
1 cup milk
2 tbsp milk
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Matcha is a great way to feel energized – no crash involved. This is by far one of my favorite Starbucks drinks and the copycat recipe tastes just like it, especially if you use Torani’s vanilla syrup (the same syrup Starbucks uses)! And because it’s so easy to make, you’ll save so much time in the morning. I highly recommend this drink if you haven’t tried it! 🙂
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Chai is an aromatic blend of spices that’ll awaken your senses. Make this chai latte to start your day. Though it may sound tempting to drink it at night, it’s high in caffeine so I’d advise against it unless you need to stay up late!
For the syrup:
1 box Tazo chai tea bags (16 tea bags total)
4 cups filtered water
1 cup sugar
For each latte:
1 cup milk of choice
ground cinnamon (optional)
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Pumpkin spice drinks are only available during the fall months, but now you can make it yourself all year round!
1.5 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup brewed coffee
1/2 cup milk
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A caramel frap is the perfect drink to cool off on a hot day while giving you a much-needed booster. The secret ingredient to getting a smoother frap without an icy texture is xanthan gum. While it may seem pricey to purchase these essential ingredients at first, you’ll save so much in the long run!
Here’s another delectable recipe from Tania over at Cooktoria. Again, xantham gum is super important for the texture of fraps. This is a must-make recipe for chocolate lovers.
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For a non-caffeinated drink, even the kids will enjoy, make this copycat vanilla bean frap. It’s super simple and the perfect treat for a hot day. Adjust the sugar and ice cream levels to fit your taste!
1 cup ice
1.5 cup milk
3 scoop vanilla ice cream
1 tsp sugar
Starbucks never ceases to come up with amazing drinks. One of their most popular fraps is, of course, Strawberries and Cream. It combines the irresistible taste of strawberries, milk, and ice to form a satisfying drink that you can now make at home. This is a simple recipe you can whip up in no time.
1 cup vanilla ice cream
1 cup strawberries fresh or frozen
2 tbsp strawberry syrup or strawberry jam
1 cup milk
1 cup ice
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For a caffeinated pick-me-up, make this green tea copycat recipe at home. Green tea blended with milk is literally the best thing ever. Thank the Starbucks gods for creating this amazing recipe, now try recreating it yourself!
1.5 cups milk
1.5 cups ice
3 tbsp instant vanilla pudding mix (unprepared)
1 tsp matcha green tea powder
I hope you LOVE these easy to make copycat recipes. If you have any questions or tips to better these recipes, leave me a comment down below. I’d love to help in perfecting them!
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