We all love taking a trip to the local Starbucks, don’t we? The atmosphere of the coffee shop is perfect for settling in with a good book, getting some work done on your computer, or catching up with a friend. The fact that you can do all those things there with a freshly made coffee drink in your hand is just icing on the cake!
The problem, however, is that those Starbucks visits start to add up quickly, and before long, you might discover you’ve spent way more on java than your budget permits.
Now, don’t fret yet, Roasty reader. You don’t have to give up your daily specialty coffee drink to save money; just make it yourself, following one of these Starbucks-inspired recipes!
It didn’t take long for the pistachio Frappuccino to steal the hearts of Starbucks lovers when the international franchise added the beverage to its winter menu in 2021. If you find yourself having withdrawals while you anxiously wait to see if the nutty coffee will make a triumphant return, whip it up yourself. This recipe tells you exactly how to enjoy the pistachio Frappuccino whenever you want, whether Starbucks is serving it or not.
Sometimes, you just want café-quality joe without having to leave home. That’s what our Starbucks-inspired iced vanilla latte recipe is for. You get all the flavor you love for just a fraction of the price — you can’t beat that!
Save yourself a few extra dollars and a trip to the Starbucks drive-thru by getting your Frappuccino fix at home. Our vanilla bean Frappuccino recipe is easy to follow and even easier to enjoy, so pull out a carton of ice cream and your blender, and get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth.
If you’re a regular at the Seattle-born coffee shop, you know just how well a layer of sweet cream cold foam tops any of your iced java drinks. Caramel & Cashews got the recipe straight from the source, so you can be certain this copycat cold foam satisfies just as much as the real thing.
A drizzle of sweet caramel can take a classic latte from good to great, but considering how often you find yourself ordering this exact combo from the coffee shop, you already know that well. You don’t have to spend all of your hard-earned dollars on cup after cup of the stuff, though; pull out your trusty espresso machine and make it at home, letting this recipe be your guide.
In the mood to make a macchiato? We thought so, which is why we’ve got Cooktoria’s caramel macchiato recipe ready for you to access here. You don’t need any fancy equipment to get the job done, either; as long as you’ve got espresso (or espresso-style coffee concentrate), caramel sauce, vanilla syrup, and milk, you can enjoy this cozy and comforting drink any time you want.
The Starbucks white chocolate mocha is a classic, and sipping a cool one over ice is the best way to kick off a hot day. It only takes about five minutes to make this mocha at home, so even if you’ve woken up a few minutes too late to swing by Starbucks on your commute, you can still get your white chocolate flavored kick of caffeine.
Making a macchiato doesn’t have to be reserved for colder weather. The Italian espresso drink tastes incredible over ice, too! This step-by-step recipe covers all the details of brewing a hot weather-friendly caramel macchiato, from what you’ll need to how to mix it.
We thought the iconic PSL was the king of fall coffee drinks...then we tasted the pumpkin cream cold brew from Starbucks. It’s got plenty of pumpkin-flavored goodness, and the fact that it’s a cold beverage makes it perfect for those of us living in regions where sweater weather takes a bit longer to arrive.
Believe it or not, coffee is not everyone’s cup of tea. But that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy a latte from Starbucks from time to time! Matcha green tea lattes are creamy, delicious, packed with health benefits, and — you guessed it — coffee-free. Did we mention they’re also easy to whip up at home?
Sometimes, the weather’s just too hot to even think about drinking anything that doesn’t have ice in it. That’s when this three-ingredient iced vanilla latte swoops in and saves the day. It’s cold and refreshing, easy to make, and tastes just like something you’d buy from the local Starbucks.
The only thing better than birthday cake is birthday coffee, and thanks to this recipe from Inspiring Savings, you can enjoy a festive Frappuccino every day of the year...besides, it’s always someone’s birthday, right? Everything you need to know about making this sweet, creamy coffee drink can be found here; happy birthday, and happy sipping!
Who said s’mores were just reserved for a weekend camping trip? Bring all the flavors of chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows to your coffee cup with this Starbucks dupe S’Mores Frappuccino recipe. Savoring every sip of this stuff will transport your mind and taste buds right to a bonfire in the great outdoors.
Who said you had to wait for the winter holiday season to enjoy peppermint-flavored goodness? Even if Starbucks hasn’t brought any of their minty treats back yet, you can enjoy a piping hot cup of peppermint white hot chocolate whenever you want.
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