5 Awesome Starbucks Recipes to Make at Home

Have you ever wished that you could skip the line at Starbucks and make your own drink at home? Well, now you can! Getting Starbucks daily could probably cost a fortune, so making your own could be your best bet to getting your daily dose of caffeine without having to break your bank. Be a barista with these five best Starbucks recipes – exactly like the original that you can make in the comfort of your own home.

Salted Caramel Mocha

If excellence is what you’re after, go no further than this mocha with salted caramel combination. With this recipe, you may have a drink worthy of a cafe. With a swirl of creamy whipped cream and butterscotch on top, even the sleepiest person can be wide awake the moment they take the first sip. This special Starbucks beverage is so simple to prepare that you’ll want to make it every day.


½ cup of whipping cream

One tablespoon of confectioner’s sugar

Two teaspoons of vanilla extract

1/4 cup cocoa (Dutch-processed)

1½ cup of half-and-half

4 cups of freshly prepared strong coffee

½ cup of caramel-flavored syrup

Ice cream with a butterscotch-caramel for the topping


  1. Whisk the whipping cream in a small bowl until it thickens slightly. Combine the confectioners’ sugar and one teaspoon vanilla extract in the same bowl and whisk until it starts to be firm.
  2. Combine the cocoa and half-and-half in a large saucepan and whisk over medium heat till everything is smooth. Wait until bubbles start to appear around the pan’s edges.
  3. Add in the coffee, caramel syrup, and another teaspoon of vanilla extract, mix everything. Once everything is done, pour the mixture into a mug and top it with your best swirl of whipped cream and a drizzle of butterscotch caramel.

Iced Caramel Macchiato

Enjoy the traditional Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiato that everyone loves, which you can now easily make at home. This whole recipe only takes approximately 5 minutes, so you would not have to wait long for that caramel-y goodness. However, it is important to note that an Iced Caramel Macchiato should be created with espresso to be considered authentic. If you do not own an espresso machine, then a coffee machine will serve you well on this part.


Two espresso shots

One tablespoon of caramel sauce

Three tablespoons of vanilla syrup

1 cup of 2% milk

1 cup of ice

For the shots:

2-3 tablespoons of ground coffee

1 cup of water


For the shots:

  1. In a drip coffee maker, brew the coffee using ground coffee and 1 cup of water.
  2. Once it is done, place the hot coffee in the freezer for at least 15minutes to swiftly cool it down.

For Iced Caramel Macchiato:

  1. In a glass, combine vanilla syrup, milk, and ice Then, add two espresso shots that you made earlier on the top.
  1. Garnish the drink with a drizzle of caramel sauce and serve.

Note: If you wish for the drink to retain its authenticity like Starbucks’, keep in mind that it must be prepared in a specific sequence. The milk and vanilla syrup should first be placed at the bottom of the cup, followed by the espresso, which should be placed on top. And lastly, the caramel sauce should be drizzled on top of the drink instead of mixed in.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Going to Starbucks to get their Peppermint Hot Chocolate over the holidays is a yearly tradition for some people. But why go through a long queue when you could prepare this delectable variation of traditional hot chocolate at home? Yes, it is possible, and it is also quite simple. This hot chocolate is made wonderful with peppermint, and now you no longer have to wait for the end of the year to satisfy your cravings!


1 cup of milk

1 of cup heavy cream (whipped)

1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

One tablespoon of  peppermint syrup

Whipped cream and sprinkles for toppings


  1. Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan and heat it over medium heat. Cook until all the chocolate has melted. Alternatively, you can also use a microwave to melt all the chocolate. Set the timer to 3-5 minutes and wait until everything is fully melted.
  2. Whisk all the ingredients until everything is perfectly combined.
  3. Fill two glasses with hot chocolate and decorate them with whipped cream and sprinkles before serving.

Passion Tea Lemonade

Who said you would only have to get coffee when you’re at Starbucks? Starbucks also features non-coffee drinks for those that do not prefer coffee, and no, it doesn’t have to be chocolate either. This Starbucks favourite blends the refreshing flavour of passion tea with the richness of handmade lemonade. This 3-ingredient beverage is a splendid but not overpowering mix, perfect for a sweltering day.


1 ½ cups of cold passion tea

1/2 cup of lemonade

One tablespoon of simple syrup

For the simple syrup

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of water


For the simple syrup

  1. Boil the water and pour it into a jar while it’s still hot. Add a cup of sugar to it and mix everything well.
  1. After the sugar has been fully dissolved, close the jar with a cap and refrigerate for an hour.

For the passion tea lemonade

  1. Steep a passion tea bag in boiling water and set it aside for approximately an hour.
  2. Add the cold passion tea, lemonade, and two tablespoons of simple syrup in a large glass packed with ice.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Do you want to indulge in the ultimate autumnal indulgence? Avoid the Starbucks wait by making your pumpkin spice latte at home. It is velvety and has a rich taste, which is also enhanced by the comforting autumn spices. Plus, you no longer have to wait till autumn to satiate your desire with this recipe.


For the Pumpkin Syrup

2 ½ cups of water

One tablespoon of nutmeg powder

1 ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder

½ teaspoon of ground ginger

1 pound of sugar

Three tablespoons pumpkin puree

For the Pumpkin Latte 

½ cup espresso

½ cup of warmed and frothed milk

Three tablespoons of pumpkin syrup

Two tablespoons of whipped cream


For the Pumpkin Syrup

  1. Mix the spices and water in a saucepan and bring the water to a boil. Then, reduce the heat to low and let the spices simmer for about 20 minutes.
  2. After 20 minutes, use a coffee filter to strain all the spices. These spices should not be included in the seasoned water.
  3. Transfer the spice-flavoured water back into the saucepan, along with the sugar and pumpkin, and stir thoroughly. Continue to cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. After it is done, refrigerate the mixture in an airtight jar.

For the Pumpkin Latte

  1. Brew 1/2 cup of espresso and place it aside.
  2. Grab a cup and add two tablespoons of pumpkin syrup, followed by the coffee.
  3. Add the frothed milk over the coffee and gently whisk it in.
  4. Serve with whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground nutmeg on top.

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