8 Starbucks Drinks You Can Make at HOME


Big Starbucks fan? Maybe you spend a little too much money every day at the ‘bucks and want to try your hand at making them at home, or it’s not available in your area!

Well, you can easily make them in the comfort of your own home – no problem!

1. Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam

This is the easiest copycat recipe for the Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam! The cold foam uses only 3 ingredients to make a perfect sweet whipped topping for cold brew and iced coffees.

My absolute favorite drink from Starbucks is their cold brew with vanilla sweet cream swirled in. I initially ordered it by accident on a 10 hour road trip with my parents. And boy, did I regret it as someone who’s lactose intolerant. Yikes. But it was SO good.

Tik Tok has a plethora of creators that love creating a quick copycat Starbucks cold foam for their iced coffee videos, and most of them are homemade Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam! It’s so easy, you’ll be able to DIY sweet cream cold foam at home. And it’s much tastier than any store-bought creamer.

I’ve seen a ton of amazing hacks, too! Some people whipped the cold foam by shaking the mixture in a protein blender bottle, or even a french press.

So if you love the Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew, you’re going to love being able to replicate this at home.

2. Cold Foam

I don’t know about you, but I literally cannot have an iced coffee without cold foam anymore. It’s an addiction at this point and my mornings are incomplete without it.

Enter: the Starbucks Cold Foam! It was released nationwide in 2018 which arguably popularized cold foam in the United States in the recent years. It’s spun off into creamy chilled foams as well, such as the Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam and it’s popular seasonal version Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam.

Cold Foam is made with just 2 ingredients – skim milk and vanilla syrup. You can add your preferred syrup here, a caramel or brown sugar syrup perhaps? This topping is generally low in calorie and makes a great addition to iced drinks.

You’ll be shocked by how easy it is to make at home. No need to pay for an upgrade at Starbucks! It takes, honestly, not even 2 minutes. You just need an electric frother, but I’ll provide you with a few other options to make the foam without one.

3. Chai Latte (Starbucks Dupe)

Enjoy a homemade Starbucks dupe of the famous Chai Tea Latte with just 2 ingredients and 5 minutes of your time! Learn to make your own Chai Concentrate and you’ll have a batch of this latte ready at a whim to last the whole week at a fraction of the cost.

A homemade Chai Latte has many benefits! Here are some of my favorites worth mentioning:

  1. It’s cheaper. A Starbucks Grande Chai Tea Latte would cost me $6.15 in New York City. The cost adds up significantly if you’re buying one a day. If you make the make the chai concentrate at home, you can make a Chai Latte at home for ~$1 depending on the price of ingredients in your area.
  2. If you have the chai concentrate prepped or purchased it pre-made, all you need to do is steam or froth the milk and you have your morning and afternoon pick-me-up ready within 5 minutes.
  3. You can control the sugar added and milk to meet dietary restrictions.

4. Iced Brown Sugar Shaken Espresso (Starbucks Dupe)

A delicious dupe of the Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso recipe – this cold coffee with a sweet brown sugar syrup and tinge of cinnamon is not overly sweet but packs in a lot of flavor, caffeine, and comfort to boost your day.

A delicious dupe of the Starbucks Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso recipe – this cold coffee with a sweet brown sugar syrup and tinge of cinnamon is not overly sweet but packs in a lot of flavor, caffeine, and comfort to boost your day.

To be honest, Starbucks coffee tastes like burnt espresso to me. I probably haven’t had Starbucks since October 2018. BUT TIK TOK MADE ME THINK IT WOULD BE WORTH TRYING!!

This drink works because the brown sugar with the cinnamon are warm and comforting, reminding me of fall flavors. But it’s so good iced when shaken with the espresso!

5. Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam (Starbucks Dupe)

Upgrade your cold brew coffee with this Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam that you can make right at home in 5 minutes! It’s the best creamy Starbucks dupe for their Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew and super easy to make with only a few items.

Starbucks and Dunkin’ both have their own version of a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew! The Dunkin’ Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is a cold brew that is steeped for 12 hours and topped with a Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam, which has notes of pumpkin and warm spices like cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. It’s then topped cinnamon sugar!

The ingredients in the Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew list off as: ice, coffee, pumpkin cream cold foam, vanilla syrup, and pumpkin spice for topping.

The pumpkin cream cold foam itself is made of cream, milk, sugar, condensed skim milk, pumpkin puree, fruit or vegetable juice for color, annatto (also used for dye), preservative, salt, “natural flavors”, and vanilla syrup.

6. Irish Cream Cold Brew (Starbucks Dupe)

This Starbucks copycat Irish Cream Cold Brew is so good, you’ll be craving an iced coffee in the middle of winter! This holiday drink has a homemade chocolatey Irish Cream syrup swirled into cold brew, and then topped with a layer of cloud-like vanilla sweet cream cold foam to make it extra creamy. It’s then finished off with a dusting of cocoa powder.

Iced coffee is perfectly acceptable year-round. Period. Even in the coldest weather, I’ll still opt for an iced coffee.

While Irish Cream may not seem über holiday-themed for some of us, the drink itself reminds me of a chilled hot chocolate with coffee that’s topped with whipped cream. But, if you’re not a fan of iced coffee year-round, then you can add the homemade Irish Cream Syrup to just about any drink. Starbucks also serves a warm Irish Cream latte and an Irish Cream Americano if you ask!

The Irish Cream Cold Brew was first released by Starbucks in December 2019 as part of the holiday drink line up. It was developed by Erin Marinan, a product developer at Starbucks. She was inspired by nostalgic memories of making homemade Irish cream with her family, which was then gifted to loved ones during the holidays (Source).

It’s especially delicious because Starbucks cold brew has notes of cocoa which are complimented by the Irish Cream. Everyone knows coffee and chocolate are a match made in heaven.

7. Chai Concentrate

Enjoy a quick Chai Latte using homemade Chai Concentrate. The black tea is brewed in small batches and infused with fragrant chai spices. Just add milk and you’ve got your daily dose of caffeine ready.

For some people, making masala chai on a daily basis is calming and familiar. There’s a lot of comfort in the process, and the rush of adrenaline as the chai almost boils over the pot.

But for some, it’s a mundane, time consuming process which requires too many dishes. And that’s understandable! It’s super convenient to have a tasty chai ready in a snap instead of standing over a pot. That’s where a great chai concentrate comes in!

No trips to Starbucks necessary to get a Chai Tea Latte with how easy it is to make a weeks worth of Chai Concentrate at home.

8. Chocolate Cream Cold Brew (Starbucks Dupe)

This is the easiest 5 minute copycat recipe for the Starbucks Chocolate Cream Cold Brew! The cold foam uses the classic Starbucks Vanilla Sweet Cream with a bit of chocolate malt powder to make a sweet, silky chocolatey whipped topping for cold brew and iced coffees. Perfect for summertime iced coffees!!

One of the things I really love at Starbucks is their cold foam. It elevates absolutely any cold brew and I’ve been really happy with the new flavors they’ve rolled out since releasing the cold foam in 2018!

As a huge sweet tooth and chocolate fan, I was particularly intrigued by the Chocolate Cream Cold Brew but every. single. time I go to the Starbucks near me, they tell me they don’t have the dang chocolate malt powder to make it.

The Chocolate Cream Cold Foam uses chocolate malt milk powder, which according to a press release by Starbucks is said to introduce nostalgic summers of chocolate malted milkshakes and the last bits of melted chocolate ice cream.

So, here is a copycat recipe just for you and it could not be easier to make with just 4 ingredients! If you love the adding a cold foam to your summer Starbucks order, you’re going to love being able to replicate the Chocolate Cream Cold Brew at home.

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