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11 Starbucks-Inspired Drinks That You Can Easily Make at Home

Dreaming of your favorite frappe?
11 Starbucks-Inspired Drinks That You Can Easily Make at Home
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Dreaming of your favorite frappe?

Cozy interiors. Chill music. Cradling a cup of warm coffee in your hands. Such is the Starbucks ambiance that coffee lovers surely miss given the constraints of this ongoing quarantine. But the separation anxiety can be as simple as missing the taste of your favorite drink, whether it’s the sweet indulgence of a Caramel Macchiato or the bitter goodness of a Cold Brew.

Well, we at Preview totally feel you, so in the spirit of solidarity, we scoured the net for recipes that will bring the Starbucks experience to your very home. From Frappuccino dupes to Flat White recreations, these golden recipes will hopefully satiate those pent up caffeine cravings:

Caramel Latte

Tania Sheff, the blogger behind Cooktoria, was a former Starbucks employeee. Her blog is a goldmine of “copycat recipes” you could refer to! 

Ingredients

1 tbsp caramel syrup
2 oz espresso
8 oz 2% milk or milk of your choice

    Instructions

    1. Prepare the espresso using the method of your choice.
    2. Warm up the milk.
    3. Froth the milk.
    4. Add the caramel syrup into the serving cup.
    5. Pour in the espresso.
    6. Add the milk and enjoy!

    See the original recipe here.

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      Pumpkin Spice Latte

      Ingredients

      For Pumpkin Sauce:

      1 cup pumpkin puree
      1/2 cup sugar
      1/2 tsp pumpkin spice

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        1/4 cup pumpkin sauce
        2 oz espresso
        8 oz milk
        Whipped cream and cinnamon to garnish

          Instructions

          Pumpkin Sauce

          1. To make the pumpkin sauce, just place all of the ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes. 
          2. Place the sauce in a food processor and process until very smooth. This step is optional, but recommended.
          3. Transfer the sauce into a jar with a lid and keep in refrigerator for up to seven days.  

          Pumpkin Spice Latte

          1. Prepare espresso.
          2. Warm and froth the milk.
          3. Add pumpkin sauce and espresso into a 16 oz serving cup. Stir well.
          4. Pour the milk into the pumpkin-espresso mixture. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.

          See the original recipe here.

          Caramel Frappe 

          Ingredients

          3 tbsps instant coffee
          1/2 tsp xanthan gum
          3 tbsps water
          2 cups ice
          1 cup milk
          6 tbsps caramel sauce
          Whipped cream and caramel sauce, to garnish

            Instructions

            1. Prepare the coffee roast, by mixing the instant coffee with 1 tbsp of water.
            2. Prepare the frappuccino base by mixing xanthan gum with 2 tbsp of water.
            3. Place the coffee roast, xanthan gum mixture, ice, milk, and caramel sauce into a blender. Blend on low speed for a few seconds, then on a max speed for about 10 seconds, or until smooth.
            4. Pour into the cups and top with whipped cream and caramel sauce.
            5. Serve immediately.

            See the original recipe here.

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            Iced Caramel Macchiato

            Ingredients

            1 tbsp vanilla syrup or to taste
            6 oz milk
            1 oz espresso
            Caramel sauce to drizzle
            Ice

              Instructions

              1. Add vanilla syrup to the cup first, then milk, ice and espresso on top.
              2. Drizzle with caramel sauce.
              3. Serve immediately.

              See the original recipe here.

              Caramel Macchiato 

              Ingredients

              14 oz reduced fat or whole milk
              2 tbsps vanilla syrup
              2 oz espresso
              Caramel sauce to drizzle

                Instructions

                1. Prepare the espresso using a macchinetta or espresso machine.
                2. While the espresso is being made, warm up the milk. Froth the milk using milk frother. If you don’t have milk frother, you can use a regular whisk instead, just whisk the milk until foam forms.
                3. Pour the espresso into a measuring cup.
                4. Add vanilla and milk to the cup. Then, pour the espresso on top of the frothy milk creating a “mark” on the foam.
                5. Drizzle caramel on top.
                6. Serve immediately.

                See the original recipe here.

                Green Tea Frappe

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                Another reliable source for Starbucks dupe recipes is Bigger Bolder Baking helmed by professionally trained chef and baker Gemma Stafford

                Ingredients

                10 ice cubes
                1 cup full fat milk
                1 tsp vanilla extract
                3 tbsps powdered sugar
                1 ½ tbsps matcha powder

                  Instructions

                  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender and until smooth, creamy and even in color.
                  2. Serve immediately.

                  See the original recipe here.

                  Mocha Frappe

                  Ingredients

                  10 ice cubes
                  1 cup full fat milk
                  1 tsp vanilla extract
                  3 tbsps powdered sugar
                  3 tbsps Chocolate sauce
                  ¼ cup strong brewed coffee

                    Instructions

                    1. Blend ice, milk, sugar, vanilla and cooled brewed coffee.
                    2. Add chocolate sauce.
                    3. Serve immediately.

                    See the original recipe here.

                    Strawberry Frappe

                    Ingredients

                    10 ice cubes
                    1 cup full fat milk
                    1 tsp vanilla extract
                    3 tbsps powdered sugar
                    8-10 pcs frozen and defrosted strawberries

                      Instructions

                      1. Blend ice, milk, sugar, vanilla and frozen defrosted strawberries until smooth, creamy and even in color.
                      2. Serve immediately.

                      See the original recipe here.

                      Flat White

                      If sweet treats aren’t your thing and you’d much rather savor a milky cup of flat white, then look to CopyKat’s recipe for this coffeehouse fave.

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                      Ingredients

                      3 ounces espresso 2 shots
                      1 cup milk steamed
                      Sugar to taste

                        Instructions 

                        1. Prepare your shots of espresso and pour them into a glass over the sugar (if desired).
                        2. Steam your milk and then using a frother, froth the milk for at least a minute.
                        3. Pour the hot frothy foamed milk over the espresso.

                        See the original recipe here.

                        Salted Cold Foam Cold Brew

                        This YouTuber recreated a slew of Starbucks iced coffee drinks which are all easy to make. 

                        Ingredients

                        1/2 cup ice
                        2 cups cold brew
                        3 to 5 pumps caramel syrup
                        1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half, a pinch of salt

                          Instructions

                          1. Prepare cold brew and allow to steep for 12-24 hours.
                          2. Pour 2-3 cups cold brew in cup and add 3-5 tbsps caramel syrup.
                          3. Use small blender or hand mixer to whip heavy cream/half and half and salt for 30 seconds.
                          4. Pour cold foam over top of coffee.

                          See the original recipe here.

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                            Iced White Mocha

                            Ingredients

                            1/2 cup ice
                            1 cup milk
                            2 tbsps white mocha sauce
                            2 cups espresso (if you have an espresso maker, replace this measurement with 1-2 shots)
                            1 cup heavy whipping cream

                              Instructions

                              1. Add milk over ice.
                              2. Drizzle white mocha sauce over milk and ice.
                              3. Add espresso.
                              4. Stir to combine all ingredients.
                              5. Using small blender or hand mixer, whip heavy cream for one minute or until stiff peaks form.

                              See the original recipe here.

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