If you clicked on this article, odds are that you love Starbucks. I mean, who doesn’t? What we don’t love is having to constantly reload our Starbucks app with more and more money. Getting drinks every day adds up! To save you some money, here is how to make your favorite Starbucks drinks in the comfort of your own home.
1. Iced Peach Green Tea
This is my all-time favorite drink from Starbucks! I am sure we are all aware of the shortages Starbucks has been having over the past few months. Not being able to get this drink has been torture.
To make it yourself, you will want to buy the Tazo peach green tea concentrate, they sell this at Target. You will mix equal parts of this with water and then add some cane sugar syrup. Add a splash of lemonade too if you prefer to order it that way at Starbucks.
2. The Pink Drink
Starbuck’s Pink Drink is a cult favorite. There are a bunch of different recipes floating around online for how to make this, but here is my recipe.
You will want to buy white grape juice, strawberry syrup or puree, coconut milk, and freeze-dried strawberries. Start by putting a scoop of ice into a cup, and pour the white grape juice about three quarters of the way. Mix in one or two tablespoons of the puree or syrup, and then top the drink off with coconut milk. Shake or stir, and then drop in some of your freeze-dried strawberries.
3. Iced Caramel Macchiato
The Iced Caramel Macchiato is one of the most popular drinks from Starbucks. Here is how to make your own. Start by adding a little bit of vanilla syrup into your cup, and then add a scoop of ice. Take your milk of choice, and fill up the cup until you have about 2 inches of room at the top. Pour two shots of espresso over the milk and ice, and then drizzle caramel on top. That’s it! You can drink it layered or mix it all together. If you prefer to get this drink hot, skip out on the ice and steam your milk first.
4. Caramel Frappuccino
This drink is super easy to make and tastes amazing. All you need is coffee or espresso, milk, ice, and caramel syrup. Blend all of those ingredients together and you have got yourself a caramel frappuccino!
5. Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
Here is another frappuccino for you on those days where you just want something sweet. This drink tastes just like a vanilla milkshake to me. In a blender, combine a scoop of ice, a cup of your preferred milk, a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Blend them up, and then top with some whipped cream.
6. Pumpkin Spice Latte
Now we don’t have to wait until the Fall time to get our PSLs! To make your own, you will combine a small amount of sugar, a few tablespoons of pumpkin puree, a touch of pumpkin pie spice, a half cup of coffee, and a half cup of milk in a saucepan. You can tailor the measurements based on how you like the flavor and sweetness of your lattes.
7. Iced Vanilla Latte
The Iced Vanilla Lattes are very popular at Starbucks. They are super easy to make, so save your money and make it at home. Grab some vanilla syrup and add some to your cup. You can add as much or as little as you would like. Add in your ice, two shots of espresso, and then fill the rest of your cup up with your milk of choice.
8. Dirty Chai Latte
This drink technically is not on the Starbucks menu, but people order it all the time. Purchase some boxed chai concentrate, I recommend the Tazo one. Heat that up, and add it to a glass with espresso (however many shots you want). Froth your milk and add that too. Mix it all up, and if you want to add some sweetener, go right ahead.
9. Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam
I had to throw this one in there. This is not a drink but instead a topping you can get on your drinks. To make Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam, you will need heavy whipping cream, milk, vanilla syrup, and a handheld frother. You can get a frother from Amazon, Target, or Walmart. This recipe makes the perfect amount for one drink.
In a cup, pour in two tablespoons of heavy whipping cream and one tablespoon of your milk. Add a splash of vanilla syrup and then use the handheld frother to get the foam consistency. You can also make this in a blender, but it is a little more time-consuming. Pour the vanilla sweet cream cold foam on top of your drink, and enjoy!
10. The Cotton Candy Frappuccino
If you have got a sweet tooth, I highly recommend making this drink. In a blender, you are going to combine a scoop of ice, half a cup of milk, a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, and a tablespoon of raspberry syrup. Blend it up until smooth and enjoy your cotton candy in a cup!
11. Green Tea Frappuccino
Get your blender out again for this one. Add ice, milk, vanilla extract, and matcha powder. If you like your drinks on the sweeter side, add some sugar or liquid sweetener too. Blend it up, and you’re good to go! If you did it correctly, your drink should be a beautiful bright green color.
12. Passion Tea Lemonade
You will want to start off by purchasing the Tazo passion tea bags. Steep those for a few minutes, and then add the tea to the fridge until it’s chilled. When you make your glass, you will want to do three-quarters passion tea and one-quarter lemonade!