If your $4.00-a-cup Starbucks habit is taking a toll on your finances, why not create your favorite Starbucks Coffee drinks at home? With these easy to make java recipes, you can indulge whenever you like, from the comfort and privacy of your kitchen. As refreshing as they are frugal, these not-so-guilty-pleasure coffee drinks will taste even better when shared with friends.
Starbucks Coffee Frappe
7 oz double strength coffee, chilled
2 TB granulated sugar
2 TB flavored syrup (hazelnut, vanilla, chocolate, or raspberry)
18-22 ice cubes, crushed
Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Top with a generous dollop of whipped cream.
Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino
4 cups double strength dark roast coffee
4 TB chocolate syrup
4 TB chocolate chips
Whipped cream for garnish
Fill blender halfway with crushed ice and combine all ingredients except whipped cream. Blend until thick and icy, and top with a heavy dollop of whipped cream.
Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte
1 cup half-and-half
3 TB canned pumpkin
1/2 cup double strength dark roast coffee
3 TB sugar
Pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg, added to taste
Heat half-and-half and pumpkin in saucepan until boiling, stirring constantly. Add mixture to a blender and whip on high speed for 30 seconds. Pour in a large mug and add coffee, sugar, and spices to taste.
To give these recipes an even more authentic taste, splurge on Starbucks coffee beans.
While these Starbucks Coffee drink recipes are delicious enough to be savored solo, they also serve as the perfect accompaniment for your favorite pastries, brioche, or scones.
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