We love Starbucks a latte!
A number of Starbucks’ branches have been opening around Metro Manila but if you’re like me who isn’t too keen to head out for a cup of coffee just yet, then maybe a list of recipes can do the trick.
Here are a bunch of copycat recipes of your favourite Starbucks drink that you can learn how to make right at the comfort of your own home! Check them out below.
The list includes Chai Latte, Caramel Machiatto, and even a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Latte!
THREE WORDS: PUMPKIN-SPICE-LATTE. A rare sighting in the country but when it’s here… it’s out of stock in seconds so let’s use this time to learn what goes on in this drink (a drink that’s really equivalent to a comforting hug) to avoid future disappointments!
Here’s the recipe from Penny Pinchin’ Mom,
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tbsp pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla syrup
1-2 shots espresso or 3-4 oz dark roast coffee
6 oz hot milk of your choice
Whipped cream, optional
Cinnamon, optional (but preferred)
- Mix the brown sugar, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and vanilla syrup together until it’s well blended, no clumps!
- Add in the coffee and milk and stir until blended.
- Top with whipped cream and cinnamon, if you like.
This is probably the easiest one on this list… it just has three ingredients! If you have cold brew on hand then even better, you can use that instead.
Here’s the recipe from Snacks and Sips,
2 cups strongly brewed coffee, cold (or use your cold brew)
1/2 cup milk or cream
2 tbsp vanilla syrup
1 cup ice, add more if you like
Start by filling up your preferred glass with ice and in another glass, mix together the coffee, milk/cream, and vanilla syrup then pour over the ice!
Making your own Chai Tea Latte is a bit more challenging than your usual iced latte but learning how to make your own makes you notice and appreciate the flavours more.
Here’s the recipe from We Love Food, you can watch the process below.
3-4 bags black tea or 2 tbsp loose tea
1 cinnamon stick
2 cardamom pods
2 cm piece of ginger
250 ml milk
250 ml water
sugar or honey, for taste
- Toast all the spices in a frying pan until fragrant then pour in the water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the ginger and black tea.
- On medium heat, let this simmer for a few more minutes and you’ll end up with a dark tea espresso; now, add the milk and bring to a boil again.
- Grab your strainer and strain this mixture and it’s now ready to enjoy!
One of the most popular drinks of Starbucks is definitely the Caramel Macchiato. It consists of steamed milk, vanilla syrup, espresso, and caramel sauce where the espresso is poured on top of the frothy milk giving it that dark streak hence the term “macchiato” which roughly translates to “marked” or “stained” in Italian.
Here’s a recipe from Cooktoria,
14 oz reduced fat or whole milk
2 tbsp vanilla syrup
2 oz espresso
caramel sauce, to drizzle
- Prepare your espresso, if you don’t have an espresso machine then use very strong brewed coffee instead but double the amount (so instead of 2 oz, it’ll be 4 oz).
- Warm your milk then froth, if you don’t have a milk frother you can whisk instead.
- With your preferred glass, add in the vanilla and milk then pour the espresso last on top of the frothy milk.
- Lastly, drizzle the caramel syrup on top. What Starbucks does is, they drizzle the syrup around the edges twice then form a grid in the middle.
I think we can all agree that Mocha Frappuccino is probably many of our first drinks from Starbucks?? If you’re craving for that ice cold mocha goodness then check this recipe out!
Here’s a recipe from Eugenie Kitchen,
2 shots espresso, chilled or 80ml of strongly brewed coffee
1/3 cup milk of your choice
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 cup ice cubes, large
2 tbsp chocolate syrup + more chocolate syrup for serving
whipped cream, to serve
- Grab your blender and add the ice, espresso or strongly brewed coffee, milk, sugar, and the 2 tbsp of chocolate syrup.
- Blend for about 30 seconds, until everything is smooth.
- Top with your whipped cream and drizzle the chocolate syrup. Enjoy!
Salted caramel was a big hit just a few years ago and for many of us, is truly missed. Here’s a recipe you can try to recreate that hint of saltiness with sweet deliciousness.
Here’s a recipe from Midget Momma,
1 cup coffee
2 tbsp caramel syrup
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 cup milk
For this recipe, you have to start the night before.
- Brew your coffee, you can make a full pot as well for future use.
- After it’s brewed, put in a pitcher then add the caramel and salt then stir.
- Place the pitcher in the refrigerator overnight then start pouring milk into ice cube trays then freeze also over night.
- Now when you’re ready to make your drink, grab your blender and add all of these ingredients then blend until smooth.
- Pour into your preferred glass and top with whipped cream and drizzle some caramel syrup.
If you’re one that loves Starbucks’ white chocolate drinks, try this recipe out from Kitchen Concoctions.
1 1/4 cups strong brewed coffee
1/4 cup milk
3 tbsp white chocolate chips, can add more if you like
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
whipped cream, for serving
- Combine the coffee, milk, and white chocolate chips in a small saucepan then bring to a simmer over medium to high heat. Whisking constantly, making sure to simmer for about 1-2 minutes then remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Pour this into a large mug and top with whipped cream and serve!
Matcha Lattes are always good whether hot or cold… and thankfully, we’ve found a recipe that can help keep our cravings satisfied! Here’s a recipe from Cooking with Janica.
Tip: To avoid lumps, make sure to sift your matcha powder first and add in a bit of hot liquid before adding the other liquids.
1 cup milk of choice
1-2 tsp Matcha powder
1 tbsp vanilla syrup
1 cup ice
- Combine the milk, matcha powder, and vanilla syrup in a cup and mix thoroughly with a milk frother or if you don’t have one, a spoon.
- Add in the ice and enjoy!
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Cover photo from Eugenie Kitchen