Being around for over 40 years is part of what helped Starbucks raise to the top as the world’s top coffee retailed. With over 16,850 shops in 40 countries, Starbucks has tested their fair share of drinks and gained more loyal customers than imaginable. Are you tired of making daily trips to Starbucks for your favorite drinks? Why not try making them at home? With a few simple ingredients and tools, you can easily create delicious Starbucks drinks in the comfort of your own home. Not only will it save you time and money, but you can also customize your drinks to your liking. Whether you’re a fan of lattes, frappuccinos, or iced teas, making Starbucks drinks at home is easier than you might think.
As the holiday season approaches, there’s something undeniably magical about cozying up with a warm, festive drink in hand. Starbucks, with its iconic holiday-themed beverages, has become synonymous with this seasonal delight. While it’s tempting to frequent your local Starbucks for your favorite Peppermint Mocha or Caramel Brulée Latte, there’s an exciting and cost-effective alternative that allows you to bring the joy of these beloved drinks right into your own kitchen: DIY Starbucks holiday drinks.
The average Starbucks customer visits the store 6 times per month while a loyal 20% of customers go to the stores 16 times per month. Many customers head into Starbucks to get the day started or to keep pushing through a long day. A Starbucks grande coffee has 320 milligrams of caffeine, over four times the amount of caffeine in a Red Bull. I love me a good cup of coffee but I’m obsessed with making and trying to mock recipes. I’ve found 5 DIY Starbucks Holiday Drinks that are worth a try.
There’s something undeniably comforting about the warm and aromatic embrace of a Starbucks Gingerbread Latte during the holiday season. This beloved Starbucks holiday classic combines the rich, earthy flavors of espresso with the sweet and spicy notes of gingerbread syrup, all topped off with a dollop of creamy frothed milk and a dusting of nutmeg or cinnamon. It’s a beverage that has the power to transport you to a cozy winter wonderland with each sip. But what if I told you that you don’t have to wait in line or break the bank to enjoy this delectable treat?
Recreate the Starbucks Gingerbread Latte in the comfort of your own home, so you can savor this seasonal delight whenever the mood strikes. Get ready to awaken your senses and indulge in the warm, nostalgic flavors of the holidays with our homemade Gingerbread Latte recipe!
Starbucks Gingerbread Latte Recipe
- 2 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup fresh espresso
- 8 ounces milk, steamed (with a little foam)
- whipped cream
- ground nutmeg
- Make the gingerbread syrup by combining water, sugar, ginger, cinnamon and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Make sure your pan is large enough so the mixture won’t boil over
- Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat and simmer syrup, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Remove the syrup from the heat when it’s done and put a lid on it.
- Make a double shot of espresso (1/2 cup), using an espresso machine. Use the machine to steam 8 ounces of milk, or heat up the milk in the microwave if your machine does not foam and steam milk.
- Make your latte by first adding 1/2 cup espresso to a 16-ounce cup. Add 1/4 cup gingerbread syrup, followed by the steamed milk. Stir.
- Top off the drink with a dollop of whipped cream, and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Serve immediately.
The Starbucks Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino is like a dessert in a cup, offering a delightful blend of coffee, chocolate, and cookie goodness that’s perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth on a warm day. This icy concoction features a base of rich mocha sauce and coffee, blended with milk and ice, and then generously adorned with crumbled chocolate cookies. The finishing touches include a dollop of whipped cream and even more cookie crumbles on top, making it an irresistible treat for anyone with a penchant for indulgence. But did you know that you can whip up your own version of this delightful Frappuccino at home?
Here’s an easy and delicious recipe that allows you to enjoy the Starbucks Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino anytime you like, whether it’s a sunny summer afternoon or a cozy winter night. So, grab your blender and get ready to blend up a little slice of Starbucks heaven!
Starbucks Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino Recipe
- 1 cup strong coffee
- ¼ cup plus 2 Tbs flavored creamer
- ½ tsp white sugar
- ½ tsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp chocolate syrup
- 3 Tbsp mini chocolate chips, chopped
- 3 Oreos, crushed (or 2 Tbs cookie crumbs)
- 1-1½ cup crushed ice
- Chocolate whipped cream
- Cookie crumbs for garnish
- Mix coffee, creamer, and chocolate syrup together. Refrigerate if using hot coffee.
- Once coffee is cooled, pour into blender.
- Add chocolate chips, crushed Oreos and ice.
- Blend on high until everything is well mixed and the ice is no longer visible.
- Top with whipped cream and cookie crumbs. Serve immediately.
Ah, the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, a true harbinger of autumn’s arrival! With its warm, comforting blend of espresso, steamed milk, and a harmonious blend of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove spices, this iconic beverage has become synonymous with fall itself. It’s a drink that inspires nostalgia for crisp leaves, cozy scarves, and the unmistakable aroma of pumpkin pie baking in the oven. While you may be tempted to rush to your nearest Starbucks the moment you catch a whiff of pumpkin spice in the air, there’s a delightful alternative: making your own Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte at home.
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 -1/2 cup espresso.
- Combine milk, sugar and pumpkin in a pot and stir over medium heat until steamed.
- Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and pumpkin spice.
- Transfer the mixture into a blender and process of 10 seconds (or until foamy) or whisk the mixture until foam appears.
- Pour into mug, add espresso and serve immediately.
The Starbucks Eggnog Latte is a true testament to the holiday spirit, combining the rich, velvety goodness of eggnog with the bold and invigorating flavors of espresso. This seasonal favorite is a festive fusion of creamy eggnog, steamed milk, and a shot (or two) of espresso, all crowned with a sprinkle of ground nutmeg. It’s a beverage that embodies the essence of winter celebrations, evoking images of crackling fires, twinkling lights, and gatherings with loved ones. While Starbucks serves up this holiday delight for a limited time each year, you don’t have to wait in line to enjoy it.
- 1/2 cup eggnog
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup espresso
- sprinkle of nutmeg (for garnish)
- Combine eggnog with milk and steam.
- Add espresso shots to steamed mixture.
- Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve immediately.
The Starbucks Peppermint Latte is a winter wonder in a cup, offering a delightful fusion of rich, aromatic coffee and the invigorating, cool burst of peppermint. It’s a seasonal sensation that captures the essence of the holiday season with each sip. The magic begins with a base of expertly brewed espresso, combined with steamed milk and a generous swirl of sweet peppermint syrup. Topped off with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of crushed peppermint candy, it’s a treat that’s as visually enticing as it is delicious. While Starbucks patrons eagerly await the return of this beloved beverage each year, there’s a joy in discovering that you can bring the spirit of the season to your own kitchen.
Let’s unveil a fantastic homemade Peppermint Latte recipe, ensuring you can savor the festive flavors of this Starbucks classic whenever you desire. So, get ready to embrace the holiday season, one delicious, pepperminty sip at a time with our delightful recipe.
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of water
- 3 teaspoons peppermint extract
- 3 tablespoons powered cocoa
- 3 tablespoons warm water
- 1/2 cup hot espresso
- 1.5 cups steamed milk
- Stir water and sugar in a pot until sugar dissolves and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to a low simmer and add 1.5 teaspoons peppermint extract.
- Allow mixture to simmer for 20 minutes
- Mix cocoa and water in a cup until paste forms.
- Add espresso and 1.5 teaspoons peppermint extract.
- Add milk and serve immediately.
JUST ADDED: Copycat Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Recipe
Enjoy making each of these and let me know which you liked the best. Please note, these are not the official recipes from Starbucks but very close copycat recipes that are still delicious.