Who doesn’t love the sweet aroma of Starbucks the moment you walk through their door? There is just something about those iced chai lattes, cake pops, and breakfast sandwiches that we can’t resist. Luckily, there are many Starbucks copycat recipes that are just as a good (or even better), that you can make at home!
A nice, cold Vanilla Iced Latte from Starbucks is one of my favorite items to splurge on. I have a secret to divulge, though. Before we started analyzing our budget, I was purchasing a Starbucks Vanilla Iced Latte EVERYDAY.
And as a stay-at-home mom who brings her kids everywhere, many of those days I also ended up picking up a few cake pops, or a piece of Pumpkin Bread or Lemon Loaf. That means I was paying anywhere from $5 to $9/day! And to add to that, my husband would also swing by the drive-thru on his way to work, which would add another $6/day to that cost.
Yikes! That innocent $5 treat can add up to $1,825 – $5,475/year! As someone who is always trying to find ways to save money and stick to a budget, Starbucks can seem like a huge waste of money when you can make coffee at home. Especially when seeing those numbers add up!
But coffee at home doesn’t taste quite the same, does it? It’s hard to drink a cup of hot coffee, even flavored with your favorite creamer, and then not be dreaming of your favorite iced, cold beverage.
But did you know that all over the internet, there are copycat recipes for the exact Starbucks drinks and snacks you love? YES. You can recreate your favorite Starbucks sandwich or drink in the comfort of your own home. Which means you can also save big bucks by not paying that Starbucks price!
I’m not sure why I never tried it any sooner. But after about a week of drinking hot coffee at home, I started to research new recipes.
I prefer to drink iced coffees, even during the winter months when I only opt for a hot beverage once or twice to splurge on the specialty lattes of the season. (Pumpkin Spice Latte, I’m looking at you.)
As I started to browse different iced coffees that I could make at home, I found out there was a world of recipes online to re-create all of my favorite Starbucks recipes. AMAZING.
So, if you are interested in saving a few bucks by cutting down on your daily cup of Joe, let’s review all of our favorite treats that you can make at home instead.
Our Favorite Starbucks Copycat Drink Recipes:
Iced Vanilla Latte (Starbucks Copycat) from Snacks and Sips – My go-to drink almost every time I visit Starbucks. Nothing can beat the refreshing taste of an iced, cold latte. Perfect for those hot, summer days to quench your thirst.
Copycat Starbucks Caramel Macchiato from Cooktoria – This is my husband’s go-to beverage from Starbucks, which means on the mornings that he swings by the drive-thru on the way to work, he’s paying $6/cup for this specialty drink. (In size Venti, of course).
Iced Green Tea Latte (Starbucks Copycat) from Mildly Meandering
Starbucks Copycat Chai Tea Latte from Snacks and Sips
Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew CopyCat Recipe from Cooking Old Skool
(Starbucks Copycat) Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher from The Tasty Bite
Copycat Salted Caramel Frappuccino Starbucks Drink Recipe from Midget Momma
Copycat Purple Drink from The Culinary Compass
Starbucks Copycat Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato from Mandy Olive
Copycat Starbucks Hot Chocolate Recipe (Quick & Easy!) from My Frugal Adventures
Homemade Starbucks Pink Drink by Nutmeg Nanny
Copycat Starbucks Iced Guava Passion Fruit Drink from Delish
Copycat Starbucks S’Mores Frappuccino Recipe from Thrifty Jinxy
Starbucks Iced Golden Ginger Drink Copycat Recipe from Mandy Olive
Copycat Starbucks Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte from Saving Dollars & Sense
Copycat Starbucks Cool Lime Refresher by Simplistically Living
Honey Oat Milk Latte Recipe from Sweet Steep Tea Blog
Starbucks Copycat Mango Dragonfruit Refresher from Mandy Olive
Copycat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade Recipe by Cincy Shopper
The Easiest Iced White Chocolate Mocha Starbucks Copycat from Mom Makes Dinner
Starbucks Copycat Unicorn Frappuccino from Instructables
Copycat Starbucks Strawberries and Creme Frappuccino from Raining Hot Coupons
Very Berry Hibiscus Tea Refresher from Hip2Save
Iced Pineapple Matcha Latte Drink Recipe (Starbucks Copycat) from Wonky Wonderful
How to Make Your Favorite Starbucks Flat White from CopyKat Recipes
How To Make A Starbucks Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino from Amanda Lundberg
Homemade Starbucks Iced Green Tea Lemonade Recipe from Sweet Steep Tea Blog
Starbucks Copycat Cold Brew Coffee with Vanilla Sweet Cream from Priya Creates
How to Make an Iced Americano | Perfect Coffee from HowCastFoodDrink
PRO TIP: Did you know that you can purchase your favorite Starbucks coffee and syrup at your local Starbucks store? But in case you don’t make it in, you can also find them over at Amazon.
Starbucks Syrup Bottle Pump, 33.8 oz 1 Liter Set of 3 ($11.99)
(I have gotten a pump for free at my local Starbucks with the purchase of the syrup!)
Starbucks Starbuck Variety Syrup 4pk, 12.20 oz ($19.59)
(Includes Hazelnut, Caramel, and 2 Vanilla)
Starbucks Classic Syrup, 1 L ($34.95)
Starbucks Medium Roast Ground Coffee, House Blend, 1 bag (28 oz.) ($14.63)
(I always purchase my coffee on Amazon because you get the big bag for a cheaper price than what you find at stores like Publix, Walmart, or Target).
Our Favorite Starbucks Copycat Bakery Recipes:
Starbucks Pumpkin Bread from All Recipes / (without pumpkin seeds) – This is my favorite pastry to get at Starbucks, and I order it almost every time we purchase food from there. So of course, I had to make it at home. I have noticed that during Pumpkin season, they run out of it often. But here’s a little secret for you Pumpkin lovers, it is available all year long!
Better-than-Starbucks Pumpkin Bread – from The Kitchn / (with pumpkin seeds) – For those who prefer to include the pumpkin seeds.
Better than Starbucks Lemon Loaf from Lil Luna – I’m so excited to try this recipe because the lemon loaf is my kids’ go-to treat at Starbucks.
Easy Cheese Danish (Starbucks Copycat Recipe) from Shari Blogs
Starbucks Pumpkin Scones Copycat Recipe from Damn Delicious – I follow her newsletter to get her recipes. I highly recommend checking her out!
Copycat Starbucks Coffee Cake Recipe from Your Homebased Mom
How to Make Cake Pops- Starbucks Copycat (VIDEO) from Simply Home Cooked
Starbucks Copycat Banana Bread from Butter Your Biscuit
Our Favorite Starbucks Copycat Hot Breakfast and Lunch Recipes:
Bacon, Egg, and Gouda Breakfast Sandwich from Love and Zest
Starbucks Bacon Gouda Artisan Breakfast Sandwich from CopyKat
Copycat Starbucks Perfect Oatmeal from Iowa Girl Eats
Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites Bacon Gruyere from CopyKat Recipes
Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites // 5 Ways (Starbucks Copycat) + VIDEO from Platings + Pairings
Our Favorite Starbucks Copycat Seasonal Recipes:
Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe by Cooktoria – The most popular seasonal beverage available year round at your own house!
Starbucks Eggnog Latte from Diethood
Copycat Starbucks Gingerbread Latte from The Big Man’s World – I was so disappointed when Starbucks pulled this drink from their seasonal menu. It was one of my favorite drinks, and I always chose it over the Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Homemade Peppermint Mocha Latte from Don’t Waste the Crumbs
Copycat Starbucks Caramel Brulee Latte Recipe from A Few Shortcuts
Praline Latte Recipe: Starbucks Inspired from The Happier Homemaker
Copycat Starbucks Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Recipe from The Frugal Navy Wife
Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew (Starbucks Copycat) from Gimme Some Oven
For those on a budget, I recommend this inexpensive iced coffee maker by Takeya, which I have and love. (Only $30!) My husband likes to take it on his work trips to make Iced Coffee in the hotel rooms.
I also own a Ninja Coffee Maker that can make all sorts of wonderful caffeinated beverages, including iced coffees.
Recommended Products We Love:
Ninja Coffee Maker ($149)
Takeya Iced Coffee Maker ($29.99)
Keurig K-Classic Coffee Maker ($79.00)
I hope that our list of Starbucks Copycat Recipes helps you re-create your favorite drinks at home and put money in your wallet! What’s your favorite to make? Leave a comment below!
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