Be your own barista: best Starbucks copycat recipes for you to try at home

Be your own barista: best Starbucks copycat recipes for you to try at home

Starbucks is home to many of our favorite drinks and treats, but it can be a bit pricey at times. The good news is you can absolutely recreate their drinks at home for a fraction of the price.

Starbucks S’ mores Frappuccino

Starbucks s’ mores Frappuccino is the real deal when it comes to satisfying your sugar cravings. But you know what’s even better? The homemade version! Not only you will save some money, but also you will enjoy every step of it – and it only takes 5 minutes!

Ingredients

•    6 oz milk (skim is recommended, but any kind works)
•    1 Tbsp powdered vanilla coffee creamer dissolved in 1 oz warm water
•    1 oz Torani S'mores flavored syrup
•    2 Tbsp chocolate syrup plus more for drizzling
•    1 cup (about 1/2 package) Cool Whip frozen
•    1 cup ice
•    1/2 cup marshmallow creme
•    1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
•    Crushed Biscoff Cookies or graham crackers

Directions

1.    First, make your whipped cream. In the bowl of a stand mixer attached with the whisk attachment, beat the heavy whipping cream on high speed until soft peaks form. Add in the marshmallow creme and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
2.    In a large blender, add the milk, coffee creamer in water, s' mores syrup, Cool Whip, two (2) Tablespoons of chocolate syrup and ice and blend on HIGH for about 1 minute.
3.    Spoon a heaping tablespoon or two of the marshmallow whipped cream into the bottoms of two glasses; add about a tablespoon of chocolate syrup. Pour the drinks among the two glasses and garnish with the remaining whipped cream. Sprinkle with crushed Biscoff cookies or crushed graham crackers. Serve!

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Starbucks Purple Drink

To make your own Starbucks purple drink and enjoy a flavorful glass of deliciousness these warm summer days, you just need 4 ingredients and 5 minutes. Seriously.

Ingredients

2⁄3 cup tropical orange tea
1⁄3 cup of unsweetened soy milk
1 1⁄2 tablespoons of simple syrup
1 dash of vanilla extract

Directions

•    Mix together tea, soymilk, simple syrup and vanilla extract.
•    Serve over ice.
•    Garnish with blackberries.

Notes

-You can replace soy milk for any other milk you prefer.

-To make simple syrup, you need: 

 1 cup granulated sugar
 1/2 cup water
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Directions

1.    In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine all ingredients. Bring to a soft boil and cook until the sugar has dissolved, stirring the entire time.
2.    Transfer to a heat-proof container to cool to room temperature. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.

Starbucks Iced Vanilla Latte

Perfect for long summer days, iced coffee is a must. And to take things to a whole new level, you can try making your own iced vanilla latte. This recipe is inspired by the Starbucks drink and it is really easy to make. It takes only three ingredients and it will save you money because the final cost is only a fraction of the price you pay at Starbucks.

You can use regular coffee and then add some ice cubes to cool it, but it works a whole lot better if you use cold brew. One tip that will come in handy when making this drink is that you should brew your coffee a bit stronger than you would normally do, to prevent it from getting watered down once the ice cubes start to melt.

Ingredients

2 cups strongly brewed coffee, cold
1/2 cup milk or cream
2 tablespoons vanilla syrup
1 cup ice

Directions

Fill two glasses with ice.  Mix together coffee, milk/cream, and vanilla syrup before pouring over ice.  Serve immediately.

Starbucks pink drink

Fresh, tasty and customizable: here’s the homemade version of the Starbucks pink drink. All the flavor you want for just a fraction of the price.

Ingredients

•    4 packs acai berry tea
•    1 cup hot boiling water
•    1/2 cup white grape juice
•    1-2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
•    Fresh sliced strawberries
•    Agave nectar, optional

Directions

In a 2 cup glass measuring cup add unwrapped tea packets. Pour hot water over the packets and let sit until cool. Squeeze out tea packets and toss. Pour white grape juice into the measuring cup with the tea.
Fill a glass with ice and add about 1 cup of the tea/grape juice mixture. Top off with the desired amount of coconut milk.
Add in sliced strawberries and add in sweetener if desired.

Notes:

You can customize a number of these ingredients to your liking. You can also adjust quantities. The sweetener is optional, but add it if you prefer your drink sweeter. If you don’t like coconut milk, you can use soy milk or almond milk.

If you don’t like or don’t have agave, you can use simple syrup. Again, the recipe is for a less sweetened version than the in-store bought pink drink, so add to taste!

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