I love Starbucks. There, I said it – I know there are some people who boycott starbucks because every single bean out of the million-trillions of beans they use aren’t 100% green, organic or GMO free and will tell me I should avoid them too…but there are some circumstances that practically call for having a Starbucks. Summer shopping in the city – Frapp me up! Cold fall day stroll – Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte please. If the Spice Girls ever need a 6th member and the prerequisites are based on PSL consumption, I could easily be cast as Pumpkin Spice. During the Holidays I can be found skipping merrily towards my nearest Starbucks singing “all I want for Christmas is an eggnog latte”. And for pretty much any time life is giving me the gears and I still have to push forward, nothing hits the spot better than swinging in the drive thru for a venti double shot of starbucks anything. That first sip is absolute zen. Ahhhh.
Even if we’d like to, sometimes it’s not possible to get to a Starbucks every day. Or maybe your daily macchiato habit is getting a little expensive? Luckily there are a bunch of awesome Starbucks copy cat recipes to make your own! Below I have shared the best recipes I have come across that are the closest to the real deal.
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15 Real Deal Starbucks Copy Cat Recipes
Iced Carmel Macchiato – One of the most popular Starbucks drinks ever, this is so good! via Eugenie Kitchen
Iced Carmel Latte – My favorite summer Starbucks drink! via Bright Eyed Baker
Passion Tea Lemonade – Incredibly refreshing on hot summer days! via Bargain Briana
Pumpkin Spice Latte – Everyone’s favorite fall drink, the famous PSL. via Bottle Soup
Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino – I’ve never tied this one before, but this strawberry drink looks amazing. via Frugal Coupon Living
Iced Chai Tea Latte – Three ingredients and you’re done. Try it hot by steaming and frothing the milk! via Long Island Parent Source
Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino – This looks incredible, I’m on my way to the kitchen now! via Life is Poppin
White Chocolate Mocha – This one is one of my go-tos when the PSL or Eggnog latte are not in season. via MacSuzie
S’Mores Frappuccino – Can’t wait to try this one at home! via Hello Maphie
Peppermint Mocha – Now you don’t have to wait for winter to get your peppermint mocha fix. via The Dallas Socials
Vanilla Iced Chai Latte – Sooo easy to make at home…and keep a little extra money in your pocket! via The Grant Life
Mocha Frappuccino – This is my second favorite summer drink at Starbucks. Looking forward to trying it at home. via Eugenie Kitchen
Eggnog Latte – My holiday staple drink…grande eggnog latte, 180 degrees, light foam please. My favorite! via Coffee Sage
Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher – Another very refreshing summer drink. I can’t help but think this would be awesome with a splash of coconut vodka in it 😉 via Beauty and the Beets
Vanilla Bean Frappuccino – Another favorite! This looks super easy to make. via Hoosier Homemade
You don’t absolutely have to have a fancy espresso machine with steaming wand either! I brew extra strong coffee at home using finely ground espresso beans and my French press, like the one found HERE. To get nice thick frothy milk for lattes, you can heat your milk on the stove (careful not to scold it!) and use one of these neat little Frothing Wands to foam it up! For a truly authentic homemade Starbucks feel, you can also make your favorite drink in you own reusable Starbucks cup that looks like the real thing: Insulated Iced To-Go Tumbler Cup or Hot Travel To-Go Cup
What’s your favorite Starbucks drink? Share with me in the comments below!