If you are a regular reader, you’ll already know that I love Starbucks. I mean, who doesn’t, right and I’m excited to share what I have discovered with you. By making Starbucks recipes at home, I save a fortune, but I still get to enjoy my favorite Starbucks drinks and snacks. In this article, I have made a list of 25 Starbucks recipes for you to enjoy. Why not see if you can find your Starbucks secret menu favorites? We’ve got some real classics like their iced coffee, some snacks, and some Starbucks seasonal goodies waiting below.
25 Starbucks Recipes
Some of my favorite recipes on this website are those we have recreated from Starbucks. Below you will find a selection of these easy copycat recipes that you can make relatively quickly from home.
Rich Cream and Berries? What is nicer than that? Did we mention that it is bright pink? The base of the drink is formed with coconut milk and green tea. When combined with luscious and juicy strawberries, it’s the taste of heaven. Don’t skimp on the ice! We’ve also got this delicious violet drink that also packs some serious flavor and more important is easy to recreate.
2. Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider
Apple pie in a glass? Yes, please. This drink mixes apples’ tartness with sweet syrup (and perhaps a generous helping of thick whipped cream). It is utterly indulgent at any time of the year, and the best bit is that you don’t have to wait until the fall! With our homemade Starbucks Caramel Apple cider recipe, you can make it any time that you like!
Crunchy nuts and soft and sweet banana. Heaven. Well, imagine that all combined in one easy to hold slice of cake. You’ll be the envy of the street if you bake this at home with the kitchen window open. The trick to getting a really great banana flavor in this recipe is to use really ripe bananas.
If you have a bunch that is a little past its sell-by date or a little bit on the wrong side of ‘soft’, now is the time to use them. This banana bread is pretty moist, just like the authentic Starbucks recipe, and perfectly matches a coffee.
Speaking of Coffee, what do you think about this? Delicious coffee and a hint of salted caramel? We’ve actually managed to nail the flavor down by making our own syrups. It might sound complicated, but you’ll be good to go if you have some sugar, butter cream, and sea salt. In fact, the sauce keeps for a good while, too, so you can make yourself a salted caramel mocha whenever you want!
Do you know what goes amazingly well with our Starbucks caramel apple cider? A thick slice of Starbucks gingerbread loaf! The autumnal spices work so well. A hint of grated nutmeg can transform this cake from good to great!
If you are absolutely desperate for creamy goodness, you’ll be surprised with this recipe. We love to add a sweet cream cheese frosting to make it perfect. Don’t make too much or you might find it too rich, it really is that good!
Sometimes the originals are the best. Starbucks coffee cake is one of the old favorites. Crunchy sugar-coated nuts, cinnamon sugar, and all undercut with the bitter richness of fresh coffee. Don’t go light on the topping, or you will regret it.
We love Streusel so much! The best thing about our homemade Starbucks coffee cake is that it is quick and easy to make. We get that you have a busy life, so we have added a few time-saving ingredients, such as premade cake mix, so that you can make your coffee cake on the go.
While we are on the topic of old favorites, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention this one. Starbucks Caramel Frappucino has a taste to die for. We love ordering one and watching the coffee, syrup, and cream swirl around the glass.
Ok, so it is a little sweet and probably not what you’d consider ‘a diet drink’, but who cares? If it makes you feel slightly less guilty, you can use soy or other milk alternatives. Make sure that you don’t forget the whipped cream either! We always order it in Starbucks, so making it at home should be no exception. This is another one of our favorite Starbucks drinks to make at home.
Are all cakes sticky? They are when they are Starbucks cake pops. These little pink globes of utter delight are a mix of popsicle and cake all rolled into one, quite literally. You’ll need to be a little bit organized to make them. We like to get our ingredients all set up and then form a miniature production line.
There is a little secret in the recipe too! We melt candy to act as the glue for the cake pops to stop them from falling off the stick. As with a few of our other recipes, we add a little cheat using a cake mix.
We won’t tell if you don’t.
You won’t go far wrong with our Starbucks Iced Matcha latte for a drink with a Japanese influence. The vivid green color might not be to everyone’s taste, but trust us, it’s amazing. We use Japanese Matcha to produce vivid colors. It’s as bright in taste as it is in color.
The best thing is that we only use three ingredients to make it, and it will take you less than 10 minutes from start to finish. It’s the perfect drink to relax with on a hot summer’s day. Matcha powder keeps for a long time and can be used in other drinks or made on its own too, just be sure to sieve it before you put it into the recipe. Nobody likes matcha lumps.
Vanilla lattes are another classic. When they are as easy to make as this, we can see why they are so popular. We like to make our own vanilla syrup to flavor this hot and super tasty drink. So, if you haven’t had to go to the store and pick up a bottle of syrup, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Now we know Starbucks steam their milk, but you won’t need any fancy equipment to make this drink. Provided you have a pan and a whisk, we reckon you’ll be good to go.
11. Starbucks Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella Panini
So we’ve made the cakes, and we’ve had a look at a few coffees too! Well, hows about a tasty Italian-inspired lunch to go with it. When tomatoes are roasted, they darken and take on a really subtle sweetness.
When topped with lashings of oozy mozzarella and perhaps a few Italian herbs, we can think of nothing better for when we are living the dolce vita, all in the comfort of our own home.
As flavor pairings go, they don’t get much better than cheese and tomato. If you don’t have panini’s, you can use other bread too—the best bits of a pizza and a sandwich all in one easy to make package.
Who’d ever have thought of roasting eggs in the oven? Us, that’s who… Well, us and Starbucks, but we think our egg bites are better! These little mouthfuls are almost like a quiche but without the pastry. We like to add bits of bacon to ours, just like the authentic Starbucks egg bites, but if you are vegetarian or have just run out of bacon (why?), then you can swop the meat for chopped peppers and onions. These egg bites are great to make ahead and reheat, so if you want to breakfast on the go, they make a really fab choice.
13. Starbucks Bacon and Gouda Breakfast Sandwich
Did someone say breakfast? Bacon and cheese is the food of the gods. If you’ve ever woken up to the smell of sizzling bacon, you’ll already know what a treat this is. As a weekend pick me up, it’s ideal. When combined with a slightly doughy ciabatta, complete with melted butter dripping at every angle (and maybe a hint of salt and pepper), we can think of no better reason to get out of bed. Breakfast wouldn’t be breakfast without an egg or two. We like to make a sort of rough omelet to sandwich between all of the other ingredients.
There’s a joy to making homemade brownies. When they taste as good as the authentic Starbucks brownies, we know that we must be doing something right. The trick to a good brownie is not to overbake them. Just done is good enough, as they solidify when they cool down.
Just like the Starbucks brownies, we want ours chewy and ever so slightly fudgy in the center. Go too far, and they’ll be brittle and powdery. The best thing about our recipe is that you need no fancy ingredients whatsoever. Just standard kitchen pantry baking items, and you should be ready to whip up a batch in no time.
Ok, so we normally only see this delectable drink around Halloween, but if you know how to make a homemade version of Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte, there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t enjoy it at any time of the year.
Pumpkin spices always bring back memories of falling golden leaves and winter walks while wrapped up in a scarf and gloves. Like some of our other lattes, we make the syrup separately, so with a little pre-planning, you’ll be able to enjoy this drink at a moment’s notice.
To get Starbucks’ great taste in your own home, you don’t really need any fancy ingredients. Here is a case in point. The Starbucks mocha Frappuccino is one of their best sellers. It combines two of our favorite flavors in one. Namely, coffee and hot chocolate. The chocolate taste comes from the syrup that we use and the coffee… If you don’t have coffee and are looking at Starbucks recipes, you really need to rethink your game plan.
Have you noticed a theme among our 25 Starbucks recipes? There are plenty of flavor pairings that are just meant to be together. What do we mean? Well, peppermint and chocolate go together like peas and carrots! Starbucks likes to get drinks ready quickly, and your homemade effort should be no different. Aside from making a hot chocolate, you’ll be able to get that minty fresh taste if you use a peppermint syrup. See, we told you it was simple.
If summer is just around the corner, what better way to celebrate than a summery drink. We aren’t saying that Starbucks is always the healthiest of options, but this drink is super low in calories and is really refreshing.
Provided you have a couple of passionfruit teabags and perhaps some lemonade, oh and just a little patience, you should be well on your way. If you’ve tried any of our other vanilla-based Starbucks drink recipes, then you should already have a little vanilla syrup, and if not, make some. There are loads of drinks you can make with it.
19. Starbucks Very Berry Hibiscus
Fruity and intense. Our Starbucks very berry hibiscus combines the tart sweetness of fresh fruit with other strong flavors, like green coffee extract. If you are looking for a caffeine pick me up, but the day is too warm to knock back an espresso or two, then this drink might be just what you need. You’ll find blackberries and grape juice within the recipe, not to mention a little green tea. It’s practically three of your five-a-day!
Toasted cinnamon and brown sugar combine to make this one of our utter favorites. If you like our other recipes, you might get quite the collection of flavored syrups going on, as this is another that takes its cue from a little addition of magic. The good news is that you won’t need any fancy ingredients to make the syrup, just water, sugar, and cinnamon. Who knew that making some of the best Starbucks drinks at home could be so very easy?
Let’s head back to our Asian influence now. Chai tea is subtly spiced with a whole manner of Asian spices. Cloves, cinnamon, and star anise all feature strongly to give this drink a subtle taste. As a starting point, you’ll need chai teabags, but apart from that, everything else will hopefully be found in your kitchen store. Honey, nutmeg, and cinnamon are all combined to elevate this drink to the next level. It can also be made with dairy alternatives.
If you want a pep of caffeine but aren’t a fan of tiny and ridiculously strong coffees, then allow us to present the Starbucks flat white coffee, homemade, of course. There is no magic to a flat white, just a dash of espresso topped up with foamy milk. If you like, you could add something to sweeten the deal slightly (we occasionally treat ourselves to a spoonful of coarse brown sugar).
23. Starbucks Caramel Brulee Latte
If you love the taste of crème Brulee but don’t want the hassle of burning sugar and making wobbly desserts in a Bain Marie, you will have to adjust your tactics. Fortunately, you can get all of these flavors in one easy to make drink. Caramel, cream, vanilla, and perhaps just a little whipped cream (ok, we admit it was probably a lot), this drink is packed with heavenly flavors. It is one of the richest drinks on our list. We double dare you to try and drink more than one!
This has to be one of my favorite drinks from the chain. You will be surprised how sweet and creamy this can be to make at home. Only a few ingredients and you can enjoy this copycat recipe.
We love coffee, but sometimes it all gets a bit much. If you want a sweet and citrusy treat that will cut through the Starbucks coffee, then a lemon loaf might be your best bet. This pound cake is juicy, moist, and tart enough to make your toes curl. We love it. What really sets this cake off is our homemade lemon glaze.
We combine sugar with fresh lemons to produce a really delicious (and very natural) lemony taste. You can even freeze it for another day, making it great when you haven’t got the time to go for a genuine Starbucks lemon loaf.
Well, looking at our above list of 25 homemade Starbucks recipes, we reckon that if you put your mind to it, you could easily eat and drink Starbucks all day. A breakfast sandwich in the morning, egg bites for lunch, and perhaps a sandwich for dinner? When it comes to the drinks, we feel spoiled for choice. There’s even an option from the secret menu for your dog. Which is your favorite from the list? Let us know in the comments below. Don’t forget to try this starbucks medicine ball recipe too!