If you love Starbucks, look no further. We’ve put together a list of the most scrumptious Starbucks recipes that you can make right at home!
Whether you love drinking frappuccinos or can’t get enough of their lemon cake, you won’t have to head to your nearest outlet the next time you get a Starbucks craving.
This recipe roundup has something for everyone, from the sweet to the savory, to the hot and the cold. The best part is you can start enjoying your best-loved Starbucks treats at a much lower price!
Keep reading to find some delicious recipes that will bring the taste of Starbucks to your home!
1. Chai Tea Latte
We’ll kick off this list with this soothing and satisfying chai tea latte. Chai is the Hindi word for ‘tea’. A chai tea latte swaps the coffee from a typical latte for tea. This is the perfect drink to indulge in on cold days or whenever the weather looks a little gloomy.
This recipe mixes ground spices with brown sugar-sweetened milk tea, giving your usual tea some extra warmth. You can use any type of tea that you’d like in this recipe, but we’d recommend black tea, to make it resemble Indian chai.
2. Starbucks Double Chocolate Brownies
If you’ve ever coveted the treats inside the bakery case at Starbucks, you have to give this recipe a go.
These brownies have a perfect consistency; they are fudgy, rich, with just the right amount of chewiness. They are also so easy to make and you’ll only need one bowl to make your mix!
Like all brownie recipes, you’ll need to wait until they cool down enough before you can eat them, but try to be patient, as each piece will be worth it!
3. Starbucks Flat White Coffee
The flat white is a popular drink at many coffee shops, not just Starbucks (see also ‘The Best Drinks To Get At Starbucks This Fall‘). Starbucks makes their version with two shots of ristretto, a concentrated version of espresso that is extracted with less water.
To make a flat white at home, you can choose to use two normal espresso shots, or add an extra shot to mimic the stronger ristretto flavors. Flat whites are usually made with whole milk, but feel free to use a non dairy alternative if you prefer.
4. Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars
Everyone heads to Starbucks when the holidays come around. With the new season beginning, classics like cranberry bliss bars keep us excited for the upcoming festivities.
The good news is that you don’t have to spend a couple of dollars on a single bar, as you can make your own bliss bars at home! Just remember to give yourself enough time for the bars to cool in the fridge before serving.
Top your bars with extra dried cranberries and a line of melted white chocolate for extra flair!
5. Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Here’s another Starbucks recipe inspired by their holiday treats. Peppermint hot chocolate is one of their drinks that is great all year round, but the classic peppermint flavor will always carry festive overtones!
This twist on hot chocolate is full of rich cream, chocolate, and peppermint syrup. You’ll need to make the mocha sauce at home for this recipe, but we promise, it’s simpler than it sounds!
If you don’t have a milk steamer, you can use an electric frother, or simply heat your milk on the stove until it’s creamy. Don’t skip out on the whipped cream topping – this drink is meant to be decadent!
6. Starbucks Copycat Gingerbread Loaf
The gingerbread loaf is one of Starbucks’ most popular baked treats, being a common choice during fall and winter.
This gingerbread loaf recipe is full of flavorful ingredients, like cinnamon, orange zest, and nutmeg. The cream cheese frosting is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face, elevating this simple loaf to new heights.
If you have an offset spatula, use it to apply the frosting. This will make your loaf look very professional, but a standard piping bag and knife will do regardless.
7. Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino
We couldn’t put this list together without including some frappuccino recipes!
Starbucks’ mocha frappuccino is the perfect mix of sweet chocolate and robust coffee. You don’t need an espresso machine for this one, as instant coffee will do just fine.
The secret to this recipe is the vanilla-sweetened cream. This will give your frappuccino lovely aromas that work well with the notes coming from the coffee.
You’ll need to mix a Frappuccino base out of simple syrup and xanthan gum, but you can make this in advance to prepare Frappuccinos whenever you like!
8. Caramel Frappuccino
The caramel frappuccino is one of the most iconic drinks Starbucks has ever made. It’s such a simple recipe that you can make one yourself right at home!
All you need is coffee, caramel syrup, ice, and your choice of milk. Top with whipped cream and that’s it! The best part of making this at home is that you can add as much or as little coffee as you like, pleasing coffee lovers and coffee haters alike.
Pour your Frappuccino into a tall glass and enjoy whenever you please!
9. Copycat Starbucks Pink Drink
The pink drink has been one of Starbucks’ more recent options, but since it was added to the menu, people have loved sipping on this coconutty concoction.
This pink drink recipe is just like the original Starbucks drink. It’s creamy, fruity, and refreshing, all in one. The pink drink is also very easy to prepare at home.
You’ll love watching how the coconut milk blends with the fresh berries, creating an ombre pink vision that you won’t be able to resist.
This drink is naturally quite sweet, but feel free to add more berries or sweeteners if you want to add a little more.
10. Salted Caramel Mocha Latte
One of Starbucks’ old options was the Salted Caramel Mocha, a sweet drink with an underlying kick.
Starbucks may not have put the drink on its menu for a while, but you can enjoy these forgotten flavors by making this recipe at home!
This latte mixes hot chocolate with coffee, sea salt, and caramel drizzle, creating a truly decadent drink.
Don’t skip out on the sea salt, as this will give the beverage a classic salted caramel flavor. Just make sure that your sea salt is coarse, or the drink will taste too salty.
11. Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites
Starbucks’ egg bites are full of tasty ingredients, including Swiss cheese, red peppers, and spinach. Not only are they delicious, but they are also full of protein from the egg whites and nutrients from the vegetables!
This recipe is perfect to whip up in advance for breakfast on busy mornings, or when you need a nutritious snack and are short on time.
If you want to make these egg bites gluten-free, just substitute the bacon for a gluten-free brand, or omit it completely for a vegetarian option.
12. Very Berry Hibiscus Starbucks Refresher Recipe
The Refresher may be known as a summertime drink, but the berry flavors in this recipe are great to have in colder months too.
This recipe is full of stimulating fruity notes, like grape juice and blackberries. The green coffee bean powder is another welcome addition that will give caffeine lovers a gentle fix in the afternoon.
Pour your berry hibiscus refresher into a glass with muddled berries and ice for a nice finish!
13. Starbucks Copycat Lemon Loaf
Lemon desserts never fail to hit the spot every time. The tart lemons give richer bakes like this lemon loaf a refreshing edge.
Starbucks’ lemon loaf has a great balance of light and hearty ingredients, just like this recipe.
The secret ingredient here is sour cream, which helps to keep the loaf moist on the inside.
You can substitute the sour cream for buttermilk if you prefer, but you’ll need to add more butter and skip the oil if you do this. Top your loaf with a drizzle of lemon icing and enjoy it with your loved ones!
14. Hot Vanilla Latte
The vanilla latte is a classic Starbucks drink, but it’s so easy to make at home! Like all latte recipes, all you need is espresso and milk. Vanilla syrup updates your usual latte and turns it into a sweeter option.
If you don’t have an espresso machine, you can try mixing a few spoons of instant coffee with hot water as a substitute. The flavors from the milk and syrup should help you forget about not using espresso!
15. Starbucks Breakfast Sandwich Recipe
The Breakfast Sandwich is many people’s favorite edible choice at Starbucks, but it can be annoying having to hand over a few dollars every time you get the craving for one. Fortunately, it’s simple to prepare a copycat version in your own home!
As long as you have bread rolls, bacon, cheese, and eggs, you can have a breakfast sandwich on your hands in under twenty minutes. Feel free to make a large batch and freeze them for later.
16. Cold Brew Coffee
If you’re a coffee lover, you can thank the cold brew for giving you a caffeine-fix option during hot summer days. This recipe mimics the way that Starbucks prepares its own cold brew, by steeping ground coffee in water in the refrigerator.
You can customize your cold brew however you like, such as adding flavored syrups, non-dairy milk, or just enjoy it on its own!
As there aren’t any other ingredients in this recipe, remember to use the best-tasting water that you can find, as you’ll notice the flavors more in cold brew.
17. Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice Cider
Most people opt for Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice latte once fall comes around, but the Caramel Apple Spice is severely underrated!
If you love the blend of fruity apples and caramel sweetness, you won’t have to wait for fall to enjoy it, as you can make your own version at home!
The recipe only takes four ingredients and five minutes to prepare. All you need to do is warm a mix of apple juice and cinnamon syrup, then top with caramel drizzle and whipped cream. Simple, easy, and completely delicious!
18. Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade
Starbucks’ Passion Tea Lemonade is perfect to sip on in hot weather. It has potent flavors and a refreshing feel that works amazingly well to cool you down.
This recipe tastes just like the original, thanks to the fruity blend of lemonade, berries, and passion fruit. Remember that you will need to chill this drink in advance, so do consider refrigeration time before you start making the lemonade.
19. Starbucks Copycat Creme Brulee Latte
The Creme Brulee Latte is a beloved Starbucks drink, but unfortunately, it isn’t available year-round. You can whip up your version that tastes just like the original at home. Most of the ingredients are probably sitting in your kitchen already!
The mix of brown sugar, caramel syrup, milk, and vanilla extract is truly decadent, just like creme brulee. Make sure you top your latte with toffee bits, as this will resemble that classic, crispy, creme brulee topping!
20. Homemade Starbucks Panini
Starbucks isn’t usually known for its healthy food options, but its Tomato and Mozzarella panini continues to be a popular food choice throughout its stores.
Fortunately, this recipe is so simple that you can make a similar-tasting panini in your kitchen. Don’t worry, you won’t need a panini press!
The only stage that might take some time is roasting the tomatoes. This will bring out the smoky and sweet notes in the tomatoes, but you can skip this step if you are short on time.
21. Copycat Starbucks Banana Bread
It’s hard to find a person who doesn’t like banana bread! There’s something so soothing about enjoying a warm slice alongside a cup of hot coffee as you enjoy your day.
Starbucks’ version mixes bananas alongside pecans and walnuts for a heartier loaf, but you can swap the nuts for your favorite ones if you’d prefer.
Make sure that you use either slightly brown or very ripe bananas for this recipe, as these will give your bread the most flavor.
22. Starbucks Coffee Cake Recipe
Coffee cake always goes down a treat, and Starbucks’ version is no exception!
This recipe will give you the same moist coffee treat with a crisp and crumbly brown sugar topping. You won’t need any unusual ingredients for this coffee cake, as you’ll probably have most of them already.
Don’t skip the Greek yogurt, as this will make the cake soft on the inside and prevent it from drying out.
23. Starbucks Copycat Cheese Danish
It’s hard to enter Starbucks without thinking about purchasing one of the cheese Danishes in the window! Thanks to their flaky pastry and soft cheese insides, they always look irresistible.
If you ever get the craving for a hearty pastry treat, try this copycat recipe. You can even try customizing the recipe to add other ingredients, like orange zest, chocolate chips, or cinnamon for a sweeter taste.
You can mimic the same flavors by using Neufchatel soft cheese, as this is the same brand that Starbucks uses to make their Danishes.
24. Cinnamon Dolce Latte
If you’re unsure about what to buy at Starbucks, you can always count on a cinnamon dolce latte.
These drinks blend the warm notes from the cinnamon syrup with the robust nature of coffee, resulting in a truly satisfying beverage. You can whip up a similar version of this at home in just twelve minutes!
Starbucks uses its own cinnamon dolce syrup, but you can make your own at home by mixing cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla extract. Remember to mix the drink thoroughly while you make it, as this will ensure that the syrup blends fully with the milk.
25. Starbucks Cake Pops Recipe
It’s hard to leave Starbucks without being tempted by their cake pops. These fun-colored, bite-sized, sweet treats please kids and adults alike.
While these cake pops look impressive, you don’t need much baking knowledge to make them! The secret to making the perfect, round globes is by using a small scoop, like a melon baller. If you don’t have one, two teaspoons should do the trick.
Don’t skip the melted candy, as this will ‘glue’ each cake pop onto the stick, preventing them from flying off later.
26. Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha
Behold, the White Chocolate Mocha. A well-loved drink that is very hard to replicate outside of a Starbucks establishment. Thankfully, this recipe seems to have cracked the code!
It uses white chocolate chips as the base, along with espresso to give the drink that tough mocha-like edge. Whipped cream and whole milk keep the drink creamy and rich, but you can opt for skimmed or non-dairy options if you’d prefer a lighter flavor.
If you don’t have white chocolate chips, you can substitute them for white chocolate sauce, just be sure to use a decent amount. This drink is meant to be rich and indulgent, so don’t skimp on the chocolate!
27. Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
To finish our recipe roundup, we have a classic frappuccino option. Starbucks may have a lot of Frappuccino flavors, but the Vanilla Bean Frappuccino remains one of the most popular choices.
You’ll only need a few ingredients to mimic the same creamy flavors in your own home.
Try to use the best quality vanilla bean ice cream that you can get your hands on, as this will prevent the drink from tasting like artificial vanilla.
Starbucks doesn’t add coffee to their Vanilla Bean Frappuccino, but if you love coffee, add espresso or a little mocha syrup for an extra kick.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is The Easiest Thing To Make At Starbucks?
Iced drinks at Starbucks are usually the easiest to prepare. These include iced coffees, cold brews, and iced teas. In the case of hot drinks, simple, uncomplicated drinks are easier to make.
Examples include the Americano and regular Pike Place black coffee.
What Do You Need To Make Starbucks At Home?
Starbucks drinks are relatively simple to make at home, as most people have the necessary ingredients somewhere in their kitchen. This includes coffee, sugar, milk, and flavoring items.
If you want to make sweet Starbucks drinks, either buy or make simple syrup with a mix of sugar and water. Whipped cream and caramel syrup are also good options, though you can opt for different flavors, like hazelnut or vanilla if you prefer.
How Do You Make Starbucks Coffee Quality At Home?
You can improve your coffee’s quality and have it reach Starbucks standards by changing the water that you use. Always use fresh, clean, and filtered water that doesn’t contain any impurities.
Water that is just off the boil, roughly between 195°F and 205°F works well to bring out all of the flavors in your coffee beans. Don’t use water that’s too cool, as this will tone down the aroma and flavor of your coffee.
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