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11 great Starbucks coffee drinks you can make at home. Here's how


It's not as difficult as you might think to make your favorite Starbucks classics in your own kitchen.


Do you miss the convenience of your daily Starbucks coffee fix ? We do too, especially the secret menu. Even while coronavirus lockdowns have made it hard to really go out and get the real deal, copycat recipes are close enough to hit the spot and save you a few bucks if you do don't want to pay for Starbucks delivery (although we hope you tip generously if you do ).

Soon you can make some of the most classic Starbucks drinks – hot or ice cold – from the comfort of your own home. And if you buy all the ingredients in advance, you are likely to save money on coffee in the long run, which is a huge plus.

Warning: If you don't already have some of the specialty syrups listed below, at home, expect shipping delays when ordering online – or you can take the extra step and make it too. Try this vanilla syrup recipe (don't worry if you only have extract, but add a little extra), and this homemade caramel syrup recipe, and you're all set. And if you want to try a completely new type of coffee, the dalgona coffee craze is worth the hype .

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Caramel Frappuccino

This is the perfect drink for a hot day (or a cheat day), and it's the drink that made me addicted to Starbucks for years before meeting my need for pure shots of bitter espresso straight into my bloodstream. And this Caramel Frappuccino recipe was actually featured on Good Morning America, so you know it's a good copycat! You can use espresso shots or strong brewed coffee and any milk you want. You also need both caramel sauce and caramel syrup, but the xanthan gum is optional (it's there to thicken things for the ideal frappe texture, but adding more ice works just as well).

Since you're the barista, feel free to get even more generous with the caramel. For authenticity, top it off with some whipped cream and a little caramel drizzle.

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Cold brewing with salted cream cold foam [19659009] If you want a more understated yet equally refreshing option that still satisfies the desire for something sweet (and salty) then this simple cold brew with creamy, salted sweet foam is perfect. This copycat salted cream cold foam cold brew recipe promises everything you like about the drink except the instant gratification part, because you have to let your cold brew steep for about 18 hours.

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Pumpkin spice latte

The favorite in the fall, which I have never tried before, has become synonymous with Starbucks, so I would definitely be insane not to learn how to make it at home. That way you could start a PSL every day. And you will save even more money, because this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Latte from copycat will even teach you how to make your own syrup. You are so welcome.

For the latte itself, you want to start by heating your milk for a minute and then froth it up a bit with a blender or whisk. Place your syrup on the bottom of your cup, then add your coffee and frothed milk. For that PSL effect, top with whipped cream and some pumpkin pie spice.

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Mocha with white chocolate

This is actually one of Starbucks most popular drinks. It's my go-to when I'm longing for something really sweet, and it's the daily order of none other than Kim Kardashian West. Celebrities, they are just like us. This white chocolate mocha recipe requires about 3 tablespoons of white chocolate chips instead of syrup, but if you want it much sweeter just add more chocolate! Make sure to beat often when heating your coffee, milk, and chocolate, and don't skip the cream and chocolate chips on top.

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Vanilla latte

Hot or icy cold, the Starbucks vanilla latte is my thing. It is so simple and yet so delicious. In fact, it's perfect with any kind of milk – plain, soy, coconut, you name it! And this one is so simple that you don't even need a prescription. Froth your favorite milk with a whisk or blender, add your favorite espresso or strong coffee and grab some vanilla syrup from your local supermarket. When summer arrives, I highly recommend making this over some ice cream.

Iced caramel macchiato

Arguably the most Instagram worthy drink on this list, the iced caramel macchiato looks tough because the espresso is so beautifully layered on the milk, but I promise it's super easy, thanks to this Iced Caramel Macchiato recipe.

You should also buy vanilla syrup and caramel syrup (if you want things sweeter), plus some caramel sauce for the bottom of your cup (OK, and the top). Go slowly when pouring your espresso and the coffee will of course be applied to the milk. I know a lot of people choose to mix that until they mix, but I actually enjoy it separately.

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Passion tea lemonade

In what is arguably the most basic in the world, I tuck in once a week every summer a Starbucks ride on the way to beach volleyball for one of these things. The passion tea lemonade is as addictive as it is delicious, and I think it's just as unsweetened.

For this Copycat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade recipe, you need the real passion tea Starbucks makes. Good news, they sell it in stores and in large quantities online! You have to boil water first and steep the tea first, because tea just doesn't dissolve completely in cold water. For the same reason, you must now also add the sugar (if you choose); it dissolves much better in hot tea. Once you've boiled water and you're happy with your tea, put it in the fridge for a while. When it's done, fill your cup with ice. The recommended ratio for the passion tea lemonade is one part tea, two parts lemonade. That way it will be naturally sweet.

The Pink Drink

Closely related to the above thirst quencher, the equally Instagram-friendly Pink Drink is made from passion fruit, acai, strawberries and coconut milk. This copycat Starbucks Pink Drink recipe has an acai berry tea base and uses white grape juice to sweeten it and enhance its fruity flavor. Adjust the sweetness to taste with agave nectar (you'll need a LOT if you want it as sweet as Starbucks) and add coconut milk to give it that pale blush color and creamy texture. Sliced ​​strawberries top it off.

Chai tea latte

This drink is one of Starbucks bestsellers and I have NEVER tried it. There was a time when I went to Starbucks and my dad used to yell 'Give me a chai tea latte' so this is the first on this list I'd like to make for myself. While Starbucks sells Tazo teacups for you Keurig, it's a bit more fun to run through the spice trail in the store and get everything you need to follow this DIY Starbucks chai tea latte recipe. You will need cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves and ginger, plus honey, black tea and milk (and of course water).

Peppermint Mocha

Shout out to this copycat Starbucks Peppermint Mocha recipe to make it possible for me to enjoy a piping hot peppermint mocha even in mid-July. Isn't that what everyone wants? Use milk or dark chocolate or mix them both for a multi-layered taste. And don't confuse the peppermint extract with mint extract; peppermint is a strong flavor, so use according to taste, but the recommended amount is anywhere from eighth to a quarter teaspoon. I personally think that the chocolate makes this drink very sweet, but feel free to experiment with extra sugar, honey, agave or any other kind of sweetener you like.

To make it really festive, you can add it with whipped cream and crushed candy canes (which, I admit, may be hard to find now that Christmas is long over. I won't tell anyone if you want the peppermint candies in the off season of your grandmother's house).

Flat white [19659009] The wildly popular flat white took me through the midweek and final week at university. I'm not joking. Now you know how to make something to get through all your stress and exhaustion! The key to a successful flat white is a fine, frothy milk. If you have a frother, now is the time to use it! If not, you can mix or beat the milk until it foams. All you have to do is pour the milk over the coffee when you are happy with the froth. Stir sugar to taste, but this is a drink that I think is actually better without the sweetener.

This story was written by Toniann Pasqueralle for Chowhound.

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