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How to Make Starbucks Drinks at Home

How to Make Starbucks Drinks at Home - The Coffee Life, a blog by EspressoWorks

Be a Star at Home

Starbucks is known the world over for its iconic and creative coffee creations. Ranging from sweet and decadent to savory and rich, there’s a Starbucks drink that delights the taste buds of just about every coffee lover out there. But what do you do when that coffee craving kicks in but you’re nowhere near a Starbucks? Do you simply ignore what your body so desperately desires and give up? Of course not! You simply follow the instructions below and brew up your own Starbucks recipes at home!

1. Mocha Frappuccino

Icy, cool, and refreshing, this is a delicious treat that is one of Starbucks’ best sellers. Perfect for a hot day, or even just as a sweet winter indulgence, you’ll be surprised at just how easy it is to recreate this Starbucks recipe at home! 

To make your own homemade Starbucks mocha Frappuccino you’ll only need 5 easy-to-find ingredients. Best of all, preparation is quick and simple, making this recipe ideal for anyone who seriously can’t wait to get their Frappuccino fix. 

Ingredients (for one serving):

2 shots of espresso

1/3 cup of milk

1 tablespoon sugar (of your choice)

1 cup of ice cubes

2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup

How to Make a Starbucks Homemade Mocha Frappuccino

Step 1: Brew 2 shots of strong espresso.

For the best results, use a burr grinder for the perfect coffee grind consistency. Next, tamp your grinds so that they’re packed in nice and tight. Finally, use your coffee machine to extract some delicious, high-quality espresso!

Step 2: Combine all your ingredients into a blender.

Start by adding your ice, then your espresso, milk, and sugar. Finally, add in your chocolate syrup.

Step 3: Blend until smooth.

It’s ultimately up to you how much to blend your drink. You’re in control, so you can blend for the recommended 30 seconds or blend for a different amount of time. Use your intuition until your drink is at the consistency you want.

Step 4:  Enjoy!

Take the time to celebrate the fact that you’re now a barista! After all, you just made one of the most iconic Starbucks recipes at home! 

2. Caramel Brulee Latte

As we approach the end of the year, Starbucks will begin to promote and push its decadent caramel brulee latte. This drink is designed to be indulgent and rich, perfect for warding away the cold while evoking a warm and festive feel. 

Want to treat yourself with a delicious homemade coffee caramel brulee latte this winter? There’s no better time than now to make this seasonal Starbucks recipe at home!

Ingredients (for one serving)

1 shot of strong espresso

1 cup of milk (can use skimmed or milk substitute)

2 tablespoons of caramel sauce

1 tablespoon of vanilla syrup

Whipped cream

More caramel sauce for drizzling (optional)

How to Make a Starbucks Homemade Caramel Brulee Latte

Step 1: Heat espresso and milk.

Pour your espresso into a saucepan with your milk and use a milk frother to whisk until fluffy. 

Step 2: Add the flavor.

Remove the pan from the heat and begin to add in the caramel sauce and vanilla extract. 

Step 3: Enjoy!

Pour your coffee into a glass or mug and enjoy!

3. Chai Tea Latte

If you’re after a Starbucks drink that doesn’t contain coffee but still provides oodles of flavor and personality, then you’re definitely going to want to try and recreate this sumptuous chai tea latte Starbucks recipe at home!

As with the other two recipes we’ve gone over so far, creating your own chai tea latte Starbucks recipe at home is super simple and takes almost no time at all. All you need are a couple of basic ingredients, and you’ll be just a few minutes away from making a drink so delicious, it’ll rival the quality of your favorite Starbucks while staying on a budget.

Ingredients (for one serving)

2 chai tea bags

8oz (235ml) of boiling water

4oz (117.5ml) of milk

Sweetener (can use honey or sugar also)

Cinnamon and nutmeg (for flavoring at the end)

How to Make a Starbucks Homemade Chai Tea Latte

Step 1: Steep the tea bags

Add your two tea bags to your boiling water and let them sit for at least 5-10 minutes. 

Step 2: Warm the milk

Once the milk is close to a boil, use a steam wand or frother to make it fluffy. 

Step 3: Combine the ingredients.

Pour your frothy milk into your tea and add any sweetener you might like. 

Step 4: Add final touches

Add a little cinnamon and nutmeg at the end for extra flavor. 

Step 5: Enjoy!

Home is Where the Starbucks is

There’s really no place like home, especially if you are able to create some of Starbucks’ most famous drinks without ever needing to leave the house. All you’ll require is a short amount of time and the right ingredients to create any of these three Starbucks recipes at home with no trouble at all.

Practice often, and you’ll probably find that your friends and family will quickly gravitate towards your homemade Starbucks recipes over the real deal! So what are you waiting for? Try your hand at making your favorite of these three Starbucks recipes at home and wow your loved ones!