I love Starbucks! It's on my top 5 happy places because I cannot function without a daily cup (or 12) of coffee. But let's get real, it's a splurge to go! So I've created this list of 25 delicious, fairly healthy, at home recipes for top drinks at Starbucks.
1. Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
When you're in the mood for something sweet but not overbearing, make yourself a delicious vanilla bean frappuccino. My kids love this and I may or may not indulge in the leftovers.
2. Cotton Candy Frappuccino
This drink will take you to quite the magical place. Sweet, cool, and super delicious, add raspberry syrup to the vanilla bean frap and (as Guy Fieri would say), "you're in flavor-town!"
3. Java Chip Frappuccino
Can I just say YUM?! Perfect for your chocolate cravings, this drink has mocha, frappuccino chips, coffee, and ice.
4. Strawberry and Cream Frappuccino
Strawberries and milk blended together and topped with whipped cream to satisfy anyone. Sure to put a smile on your face and a smile in your wallet from saving money!
5. Smores Frappuccino
As if making this item limited edition wasn't enough, they had to get us hooked on it first! Now you don't need to wait for its spring debut in stores, you can make it at home quickly and easily, allowing you to enjoy it 24/7/365.
6. Green Tea Frappuccino
Sweetened matcha is sure to jumpstart your tastebuds with this energy boosting iced blend. You'll love the added bonus it gives of boosting your metabolism as well. Can't argue with a drink like that!
7. Iced Caramel Macchiato
My absolute FAVE! This drink is sweet, delicious, and the right amount of everything. Full flavor espresso, milk, vanilla syrup, and caramel drizzle, I can't stop drooling.
8. Iced Coffee
Freshly brewed coffee that's lightly sweetened for less bitterness. Add milk or drink it black, you'll love that 16oz only contains 80 calories! Plus, it's easy and cheap to make at home.
9. Cold Brew Sweet Cream
Get yourself some Starbucks Nariño Blend and cold brew it to make this just like in stores. Top with a light floater (like a shot) of vanilla cream and you've nailed this drink at home.
10. Flat White
Uh hello flavor! Where have you been all my life?! Making this blend of milk and espresso at home not only makes my budget happy, but also my coffee addiction. It's as if a latte and cappuccino had a baby and I'm drinking it all in! :)
11. Hot Caramel Macchiato
Like it's iced counterpart, this drink is my fave! Caramel, milk, and espresso make my day; and now that I can make it at home with this recipe, everyone from me to my husband to my pajamas win!
12. Caramel Brûlée Latte
A seasonal fave, the caramel brûlée latte is a must in the chilly months. But why wait? This video recipe talks you through making it at home so you don't have to wait until it's in season.
13. Cinnamon Dolce Latte
Cinnamon, milk, and delicious are all mixed in this hot or iced drink that's sure to please you when you're staying home making it.
14. Pumpkin Spice Latte
I know, everyone will say I'm basic for this but... I actually look forward to fall for the Pumpkin Spice Lattes release! I personally like the iced version better, but now I don't need to wait till it's in season because I can have it anytime I please.
15. Smoked Butterscotch Latte
The new hit of winter- the smoked butterscotch latte is a must in your kitchen. Sweet, bold, and beyond good, you'll love not leaving the house to enjoy this drink.
16. Iced Vanilla Latte
Basically think of the ice caramel macchiato without the caramel. Milk, espresso, and vanilla are the highlights of this drink. Delicious and fairly low in calories, this drink is your cold coffee pick-me-up.
17. Iced Gingerbread Latte
Starbucks seems to love getting us hooked on seasonal drinks then ripping them away and breaking our tiny hearts. However, now you can enjoy this drink at home without feeling like you're going to lose it. :)
18. Peppermint Mocha
Peppermint is a winter favorite, but to me, this can be enjoyed anytime! Mocha gives it the right amount of chocolate flavor while the peppermint is just the right bite you need to pep up your morning.
19. Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher
Make in a pitcher and this is sure to be a hit at any party, or keep to yourself and enjoy all day! Berries, hibiscus, and green tea meet for that afternoon pick-me-up.
20. Strawberry Acai Refresher
Make in bulk and this drink will wow guests at your next summer BBQ. Sweet, refreshing, and delightful to your tastebuds, this at home strawberry refresher is sure to cool you down.
21. Hot Chocolate
Hands down Starbucks makes some of the best hot chocolate around (at least in my area). It's so smooth and creamy, and now you can have the perfect blend of chocolate and hot milk at home with this video recipe.
22. Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
This video is great if you're looking to add some fun to your plain old hot cocoa. And it's even easier than this if you want to go with Starbucks K-Cups in Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate flavor.
23. Passion Tea Lemonade
Yum! Apple, hibiscus, and lemongrass all make this drink the bomb! (Throwback word!) Enjoy it at home any day you just want something refreshing.
24. Peach Green Tea Lemonade
Green tea for energy, ginger, and sweet peach flavor will have you thirsting for more with this fab drink you can indulge in without ever leaving your home.
25. Ice Mango Black Tea Lemonade
Black tea, lemonade, and mango will tickle your taste buds in this drink. Nothing beats the refreshing taste of this flavor combo explosion!
Are you going to try any of these recipes for yourself?