Ah, Starbucks. Those wonderful cappuccinos and frappe’s are my favorite things to indulge myself. Of course, those flavorful coffees and sweet treats don’t come without a price. That price can be really expensive if you tend to pick up a Starbucks coffee several times a week. The solution? Make those favorite drinks yourself at home and I’ve got just the collection of recipes to help. I’ve found 35 delicious Starbucks copycat recipes that taste just as good – even better – than the original. And, you don’t have to wait in line to get them!
Some of these wonderful coffees would taste great when paired with this amazing blueberry pie recipe. Or, there are also some great bagels, breads, and sandwiches included in this recipe collection – all inspired by those tasty treats that you spend way too much money on at Starbucks. Let’s face it, we all like to save money, right? One of the best ways to cut down on your weekly spending is to stop visiting restaurants throughout the week. That’s what makes this collection so great. You can still enjoy your favorite Starbucks coffee or snack and save money while you’re doing it.
What could possibly be better than sitting down to knit or crochet with your favorite Starbucks coffee at your side? While you’re knitting, be sure to check out these gorgeous infinity scarf patterns that you can make in a snap. Now, let’s get back to our Starbucks treats. From frozen coffees to iced coffees and even traditionally hot coffees, this collection has any recipe that you can imagine. There’s even a copycat recipe for Starbucks famous hot chocolate and some wonderful foods, too.
If you love Starbucks but just can’t comprehend spending that much money on a cup of coffee, you are going to love this recipe collection. I adore a good caramel macchiato but spending over $7 every time I stop at Starbucks just really adds up. You can make that same coffee at home for around a dollar or less, and have the ingredients on hand to enjoy it anytime you want. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular drinks and treats from the coffee mega store and learn how to DIY them. You’ll save time and money and really start your day off right with a homemade Starbucks coffee!
1. Asiago Cheese Bagel
Starbucks’ asiago cheese bagels are amazing and a wonderful way to start the day. If you love these scrumptious treats but are trying to save money, you can easily make them yourself at home. And, these are completely homemade – so you know exactly what’s going into them. You could make them a bit healthier and get rid of that guilt that comes along with eating breads.
2. Easy DIY Bacon, Egg, And Gouda Breakfast Sandwich
Starbucks’ bacon, egg, and gouda is one of my favorites. It has bacon of course, which makes it instantly delicious and the ciabatta bread is a wonderful breakfast treat. Save time and money by making this amazing breakfast sandwich yourself. You just need a small ciabatta roll, a slice of gouda cheese, an egg and a slice of bacon – or two or three depending on how much you love bacon. It only takes about five minutes to make and it’ just as delicious as the original.
3. DIY Caramel Apple Cider
This Starbucks knockoff tastes like heaven in a mug. You start with apple juice, or apple cider if you prefer. The drink has homemade cinnamon syrup, which is really easy to make, and homemade caramel sauce which is amazingly delicious. It’s also got fresh whipped cream. Don’t let all that homemade talk scare you. This one really doesn’t take that long to whip up and it’s perfect or those fall evenings when you want something sweet.
4. Homemade Caramel Brulee Latte
This delicious latte combines strong coffee with caramel sauce – which you can easily make yourself. It also has creamy milk and whipped cream. This tastes just like the lattes that you get at Starbucks but costs much less than what you’ll pay at the coffee giant. Plus, it’s homemade, so that instantly makes it better, right? And, it only takes a few minutes to make and you don’t have to stand in line for half an hour to get it.
5. Starbucks Copycat Caramel Macchiato
Caramel macchiato is my all-time favorite Starbucks drink. I’ve probably spent enough on these coffees to buy stock in the company. They’re just so delicious, and this copycat recipe tastes just like them! This really doesn’t take long to make and you just won’t believe how wonderful it tastes. You could also put it over ice if you prefer the iced version of the caramel macchiato. Either way, you’re in for a wonderful treat with this one.
6. Luscious DIY Cheese Danish
These delicious Starbucks copycat cheese danish are so easy to make and then only take about 20 minutes or so including baking time. You only need a package of crescent rolls, a package of cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and an egg. That’s it and you’ll have these amazing danishes that go perfectly with those copycat coffee recipes. These are perfect for a quick breakfast or just anytime you want something a little sweet.
7. DIY Starbucks Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are great anytime, and these copycat Starbucks cookies are amazing. They have a crispy buttery edge and dark chocolate chips. To make them taste so wonderful, and so unique, you use white and wheat flour, which also makes them a little healthier than traditional chocolate chip cookies. Imagine, having those buttery delicious cookies right out of the oven!
8. Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte Copycat
This cinnamon dolce latte looks as good as it tastes. With its rich color and dollop of whipped cream, you’ll feel like you’re right there are Starbucks enjoying one of their signature coffees. Of course, this one is much cheaper and takes less time to make. You even make your own dolce syrup with sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. The espresso is what really give it a wonderful flavor and overall, this is a really easy coffee recipe, and one that is sure to become your favorite.
9. Classic Coffee Cake
If you have ever been to Starbucks you may have tried their delicious coffee cake. With the streusel topping and moist center, it really is a delicious treat that pairs perfectly with those Starbucks coffees. This cake takes a bit of time but it will be worth the extra effort I assure you. Greek yogurt gives it a wonderfully moist texture and vanilla, cinnamon, and cocoa powder give it a delicious flavor. Bake this up to serve with your copycat lattes or for a wonderful breakfast treat.
10. Mock Starbucks Coconut Mocha Frappe Cappuccino
Toasted coconut gives this cappuccino a wonderful flavor. If iced coffees are more your thing than hot versions, you’re going to love this mocha frappe cappuccino with wonderful toasted coconut and just a hint of whipped cream and chocolate syrup on top. This is definitely not a dieter’s drink but it is a wonderfully flavored one. You could leave off the coconut and just have a mocha frappe cappuccino if you’re not a fan of coconut
11. Cool Lime Refresher
Summer is nearly here which means wonderfully cold and refreshing drinks. This cool lime refresher recipe is just like the one you get at Starbucks, but cheaper of course. If you’re a fan of the Starbucks limeade drink, you are really going to love this one. You can make an entire pitcher and thrill guests at your summer cookouts. Fresh limes, mint leaves, and cucumber give it a wonderfully refreshing taste.
12. DIY Green Tea Frappuccino
This DIY green tea frappuccino recipe makes a drink that is just as light and scrumptious as the ones you can get at Starbucks, for less than half the price. I love green tea and I love this recipe. It’s just sweet enough without being overbearing. You use milk – almond milk is a great choice – as well as instant vanilla pudding and Matcha green tea powder. It’s thick and delicious and just perfect for those warm summer evenings.
13. Yummy DIY Gingerbread Latte
This is the perfect warm drink for the holidays. I realize the holidays are quite a few months away, so go ahead and enjoy it now. If you want something that’s not too sweet but still warm and delicious, this is the perfect latte. Plus, ginger is a great natural pain reliever, so this is a good drink to help soothe those busy week stress headaches. With molasses, maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger, and a host of other yummy ingredients, this latte is the perfect pick me up any time of the day or night.
14. Iced Caramel Snickers Frappuccino
Snickers candy bars give this delicious Frappuccino its flavor. It also has heavy cream, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, caramel, and a cup of Starbucks caramel iced coffee. You can purchase a bottle of the coffee or make it yourself with coffee, sugar, and caramel flavoring. It’s a delicious iced coffee that is easy to make and the perfect sweet treat.
15. DIY Starbucks Iced Chai Latte
Iced chai latte is probably one of the most popular drinks at the company. You’ll need chai tea concentrate, which you can make yourself, along with milk and ice. Note that if you use almond or soy milk, you may need to adjust the sugar in the concentrate just a bit depending on how sweet you like your coffee. This is a wonderfully refreshing coffee that is light and just a bit sweet – not nearly as overbearingly sugary as some iced coffees.