It’s impossible to imagine a time when we couldn’t pass through a drive-through and grab our favorite Venti Caramel Frappuccino Extra Whip Double Blended Extra Drizzle coffee drink, right?
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Kids today can’t believe there was ever a time when they could not order a Venti Carmel Frappuccino Double Blended, Extra Whip, Extra Ice, Extra Drizzle, with two pumps of expresso at a conveniently located Starbucks. As far as some are concerned, you might as well be talking about the middle ages.
I can remember making a long drive at lunchtime just to get my favorite Starbucks coffee (and it was totally worth it!). What I didn’t know at the time was how easy it is to make my favorite caffeinated drink at home or work. Get your blender ready and let’s go!
Starbucks has changed how the world thinks about coffee. However, that drink described above will set you back a pretty penny.
As a coffee lover, you may find yourself craving a Starbucks drink from time to time. Whether it’s your classic caramel macchiato, a refreshing iced coffee, or an adventurous Java Chip Frappuccino, there’s a multitude of Starbucks beverages to choose from. But what if you could recreate those delicious concoctions at home? Good news! With just a few simple techniques and essential ingredients, you’ll be crafting your favorite Starbucks drinks in no time.
To get started, you need to familiarize yourself with the crucial components that make up most Starbucks drinks. This includes various types of coffee, espresso, syrups, and milk. By understanding the elements of your cherished beverage and having them at your disposal, you’ll be able to customize and tweak your homemade version to your liking.
Armed with your newfound knowledge, you’ll not only save money, but also experiment with new flavors and indulge in your beloved Starbucks drink anytime you please. So grab your apron, and let’s embark on this journey to recreate that perfect coffee shop experience right in your kitchen.
Coffee isn’t really that expensive, so can’t you just make a homemade Starbucks drink that is as delicious as one made by a Starbucks barista?
So you want to know how to make Starbucks drinks at home. Believe it or not, it’s super easy. You’ll save tons of money and you also don’t have to leave the comfort of your own kitchen.
Let’s dive in and learn how to make Starbucks drinks (and other treats!).
There’s nothing light about Starbucks Flat White Coffee except the color.
The coffee used to make this delicious and energizing drink is ristretto, which is an espresso that has less water in it. What that means is that it’s even stronger than regular espresso.
If you want an easy way to get your energy flowing in the morning, go with Flat White.
All you have to do is stir together the steamed milk, ristretto, and sugar. That’s it. And you’re off to the races!
If perfection is what you seek, don’t look any further because mocha combined with salted caramel is the real deal.
This Starbucks drink is so easy to make and you will want to be brewing it up every single day.
Here’s what we love best about this recipe. You can prep the main ingredients and have the mixture ready to go at all times.
Store it in mason jars in your fridge for a quick treat any day of the week.
For some families, heading to Starbucks to enjoy Peppermint Hot Chocolate during the holiday season is a family tradition.
But what if you could make this delicious version of the classic hot cocoa right at home?
You can! And it’s easy as can be.
Peppermint is what makes this hot chocolate so special, and it’s even cozier when you’re making it at home.
Why is that important? Because this is a seasonal drink at Starbucks, so they don’t have it all the time.
Who was the genius who decided to put chocolate and coffee together in a food or beverage?
There’s no way to know because mocha has been around for a long time. However, if we ever find out, we’re nominating them for a big award of some sort.
The Mocha Frappuccino is one of the most popular blended coffees at Starbucks, and this copycat Starbucks drink only has five basic ingredients.
All you need is sugar, coffee, chocolate syrup, milk, and ice. However, it wouldn’t be complete with some whipped cream on top and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
Enjoy yourself a little!
The legendary Starbucks Pink Drink is creamy, rich, and full of delicious berry flavor. It’s also beautiful, and yes, that does matter.
In fact, the cute pink color in the Starbucks Pink Drink is probably what has captivated fans of this drink around the world.
Here’s the good news: it’s incredibly easy to make this beverage at home and it’s probably healthier than you think.
You need strawberries, coconut milk, green tea, and gobs of ice to make the homemade Starbucks Pink Drink. Steep your green tea and then stir in the rest of the ingredients.
This refreshing beverage from Starbucks is chock-full of real blackberries, so it is definitely “very berry.”
Very Berry Hibiscus is made using fruit juice, coffee extract, and wonderful blackberries.
With just a few ingredients, you can take a trip all the way to heaven and back.
This drink is both refreshing and fruity, and it will give you just the right amount of caffeine to power you through your afternoon.
All you need to make this is blackberries, hibiscus flowers, green coffee bean powder, sugar, and white grape juice.
Eggs are a lot of things, but most people don’t usually describe them as cute.
However, if anyone could make eggs cute, it was Starbucks.
Starbucks’ Egg Bites are made with the sous vide method, which is what makes them so velvety smooth.
You can buy a sous vide machine, but you don’t have to have one to make these egg bites. These are made in the oven, and they’re just as delicious.
This recipe calls for shredded gruyere or shredded swiss cheese, but you can use cheddar cheese if you like.
Feel free to experiment with different ingredients, including ham and other types of cheeses.
Here’s another reason to love egg bites: with the right ingredients, they’re an extremely healthy breakfast food.
If you’re a fan of anything lemon-flavored, you probably love this delicious lemon loaf from Starbucks.
This cake is moist, buttery, and positively bursting with divine lemon flavor.
Best of all, it has a wonderfully light sweet zesty lemony glaze that tops it off.
Starbucks Lemon Loaf is dense but not incredibly heavy. Moreover, it’s tender and moist.
The secret for this Starbucks recipe seems to be in the sour cream that they use to make it, so be sure to make your Starbucks Lemon Loaf with sour cream.
Another great thing about this lemon loaf is that it’s easy to mix it up in just one bowl.
Brownies are practically an American institution.
Therefore, it stands to reason that another American institution (Starbucks) would create a brownie that is unlike any other brownie in the history of brownies.
The Double Chocolate Brownies at Starbucks are like little slabs of heaven.
They are super soft, chew, and chocolately that you will think you’ve fallen asleep and you’re dreaming.
Not everyone likes a fudgy brownie, but if you do, this one is for you. The chocolate batter is packed with big chocolate chunks.
Don’t be shocked when they disappear before your eyes. They’re addictive and you will want to keep them on hand at all times.
The vanilla latte is one of the most popular drinks at Starbucks. However, for a drink that’s just coffee with some vanilla flavoring, it sure is pricey.
You can replicate this delicious latte flavor at home in a variety of different ways, including with vanilla creamer or vanilla syrup from the grocery store.
Or you can make this recipe and feel like you’re sitting in a coffee shop with a newspaper listening to the white noise of people talking all around you.
This recipe allows you to bring your favorite cold brew or iced coffee into a warmer place.
If you’re into a classic breakfast combo like bacon and cheese, you’re probably already in love with the Bacon & Gouda Breakfast Sandwich from Starbucks.
Who can say no to this delicious combo?
The bacon is sweet, smoky, and salty. The gouda cheese is incredibly rich and creamy. And all of this wonder if nestled between two thick pieces of perfect ciabatta.
You can even make these sandwiches ahead and refrigerate them so that you have a quick breakfast that is ready to go.
These are destined to become a family favorite in your house.
Here’s a tip: you can also make this with other types of cheeses. However, it’s hard to beat gouda for this sandwich.
Although Starbucks is most famous for coffee, they have also made a name for themselves with unique desserts and tea offerings as well.
But that’s not all. The coffee chain also has an apple cider that has a cult following.
This apple cider is apple juice that has been infused perfectly with apple syrup.
The cider is served topped with whipped topping and heavily drizzled with Starbucks’ signature caramel sauce.
Try to imagine apple pie with ice cream served in a glass with caramel syrup and this is what it tastes like. It’s basically a slice of heaven in a mug.
Pumpkin spice in fall is so ubiquitous that it has become almost a meme.
All around us in the fall, we see pumpkin-spiced everything, it seems. However, it all started with Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks.
Like all good things that go viral, this flavoring and coffee combination has gone viral because it’s so delicious.
Pumpkin Spiced Latte is a beloved fall tradition and we all anxiously await its arrival at Starbucks.
However, you don’t have to wait. You can make it in your own kitchen every day of the year.
To make Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte at home, you need milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, vanilla extract or vanilla syrup, strong hot coffee, and pumpkin pie spice.
Don’t forget the whipped cream for the topping. Yum!
If you’re ever conflicted over whether to have lemonade or iced tea, why not go for both?
This classic combo from Starbucks combines the deliciousness of homemade lemonade with the refreshing flavor of passion tea. It’s a decadent combination that isn’t too heavy.
To make this, you will need lemonade, tango passion tea, and some simple syrup. Make your simple syrup ahead of time and it will keep in the fridge for days.
If you can’t find passion tea, you can substitute hibiscus tea or berry tea.
Gingerbread is a holiday tradition, and as with some of their other treats, Starbucks takes this one over the top.
The loaf is spiced mildly and glazed with an icing that is flavored with vanilla syrup and orange.
In short, just one slice will send you to the moon with joy.
This recipe calls for applesauce and that makes the bread incredibly moist.
The icing in this recipe is slightly different than what you get at Starbucks. It’s made with cream cheese and powdered sugar.
Be sure to use nuts as the recipe calls for. They make this gingerbread loaf even more delicious.
If you take crème brûlée and put it into a coffee mug, you would have Starbucks Caramel Brulee Latte.
Is it any wonder that it’s hugely popular?
Of course, this drink is absolutely decadent and almost sinful.
The coffee in this drink is very strong and it’s blended with caramel sauce and milk. Finish it off with whipped topping and caramel drizzle and you’re home free.
There’s a lot of sugar in this drink, but hey, who’s counting calories at Starbucks, right? That’s for another day. For today, give yourself a treat.
This drink is reminiscent of the popular Caramel Macchiato. You can get this in an iced coffee, too.
In the early days of Starbucks, who knew that they would one day become the go-to place for healthy lunches? Well, we were in for a surprise.
Their Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella Panini is absolutely delicious. This little sandwich is packed with healthy ingredients and has lightly salted mozzarella cheese.
In terms of size, it’s the perfect-sized sandwich for a light lunch or brunch.
To make this at home, gather together your bread, spinach, basil pesto, juicy ripe tomato, olive oil, and creamy mozzarella cheese. It’s almost like a portable vegetarian pizza.
We all know how nutritious green tea is, and when you drink it in an iced latte format, it’s also stunningly delicious.
When you want something lighter than coffee, this refreshing tea is just what the doctor ordered.
Green tea is made with matcha, also known as green tea powder. It’s well-known for its multiple health benefits, so you can explore the wonder of matcha right in your own home.
You can get a healthy caffeine fix without reaching for the coffee.
Using over-ripe bananas to make banana bread is a tried-and-true frugal way to get a sweet treat.
Our moms and grandmothers were making banana bread way before Starbucks was.
However, Starbucks truly outdid themselves with their rendition of this American classic.
This banana bread is perfectly moist, sweet, and tender. Best of all, this banana bread is absolutely bursting with wonderful banana flavor.
The chopped walnuts make it wonderfully crunchy.
As a bonus, when you make this banana bread, your home will smell wonderful, so get ready for all of the neighbors to start wandering in.
Did you know you can freeze banana bread? Freeze it by the slice between waxed paper. Then, you can pull it out when you have company (or just for yourself).
One of the most iconic drinks you can get at Starbucks is their classic Caramel Frappuccino.
This was one of the first Starbucks Frappuccino beverages and it has stood the test of time.
The best baristas drizzle caramel sauce down the sides and on the bottom of the cup before they pour the blended coffee in. Then, they top it with whipped cream and drizzle even more caramel sauce on the top.
This drink has created many Starbucks addicts. It was honestly this beverage that put Frappuccinos on the map.
One of Starbucks’ favorite treats is their divine coffee cake.
The cake is made by blending in cinnamon sugar, and the topping is a satisfying crumbly streusel.
Who doesn’t love coffee cake?
You can enjoy this cake with your coffee, of course, but it’s also delicious as a dessert and with any other beverage.
To make this even easier, you can actually start with a cake mix to build the base, and the buttery streusel makes the texture just perfect.
This popular beverage from Starbucks is soothing, spicy, and sweet. It’s so wonderful that you will find your soul soothed just by sipping it.
The drink is made with black tea, milk, and various spices like ginger, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, and cardamom.
There’s nothing else quite like this unique and delicious beverage.
You probably have many of these spices in your pantry, so why not give this a try? You don’t even have to leave your cozy home to enjoy it.
Starbucks Cake Pops are a national treasure (or they should be). They’ve become incredibly popular and people line up to buy the special seasonal offerings.
Besides being simply adorable, they’re also addictively delicious. We dare you to try to eat just one.
They’re not cheap, however. Because of that, it’s a good thing that you can make your own cake pops at home.
What happens when you take cinnamon and brown sugar syrup, steamed milk, and espresso and put it all together? The magic of Cinnamon Dolce Latte.
You get your coffee, but with an utterly unique cinnamon and brown sugar twist that seems almost spicy-sweet.
After all, “dolce” means “sweet” in Italian.
This is an easy recipe to make, and you can keep the base ingredients in a jar in the fridge for a quick pick-me-up anytime you need it.
If you want to learn how to make homemade Starbucks drinks, one drink you may be craving is the hugely popular White Chocolate Mocha.
White chocolate is made from sugar, butter, and milk solids. This decadent chocolate has a velvety consistency that is super smooth.
This drink is one of the original Starbucks espresso drinks and customers still love it.
To make it, you need white chocolate sauce or white chocolate chips, espresso, milk, and whipped topping.
For the milk, you can use half and half, whole milk, soy milk, almond milk, or skim milk. You can also enjoy this as an iced coffee.
25+ Starbucks Recipes to Make at Home (+Flat White Coffee)
- 4 oz. whole milk
- 2 espresso shots
- Grind your coffee beans, using an espresso machine to make your 2 shots of espresso.
- Add the espresso shots to a mug.
- Steam the milk with minimal aeration, tilting the steam wand to remove large bubbles.
- Pour the steamed milk on top of the espresso.
Organize all the required ingredients.
Enjoy the food.