23 Starbucks Copycat Recipes

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From Iced Caramel Macchiato to Chai Latte, these are the best Starbucks copycat recipes you can make at home! You’ll save so much time and money with these easy tutorials.

6 Starbucks copycat recipe drinks.

Homemade Starbucks Drinks

Starbucks drinks are easy to recreate at home with just a few ingredients. If you want to make lattes at home, you will need espresso made in a Nespresso or an espresso machine.

Starbucks makes all their drinks, like Pumpkin Spice Latte and Iced Caramel Macchiatos, with flavored syrups and sauces. It’s easy to make homemade flavored syrups, but you can also buy some syrups directly at Starbucks locations.

All these recipes are made using the same combination of ingredients and steps that Starbucks uses to make their delicious drinks.

23 Starbucks Copycat Drink Recipes

1. Iced Caramel Macchiato

Five ingredients are all you need to make this Starbucks favorite. It's easy to make at home, and it's completely delicious and refreshing.
What's special about the drink is how it's made with the milk on the bottom and espresso poured on top.
It's also flavored with vanilla. The caramel sauce is only used to drizzle on top of the drink, which adds a sweet and salty touch.
Ingredients: Espresso, caramel sauce, vanilla syrup, milk, ice

2. Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew

Vanilla syrup is the most popular syrup at Starbucks. It's no wonder because it’s in a ton of their beverages, including this Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew.
The vanilla is in the sweet cream and cold brew, both of which can be made from scratch. They can also be made ahead of time and assembled whenever you're ready to enjoy the drink.
For this recipe, I use my shortcut of using half & half to make the sweet cream instead of heavy cream and milk.
Ingredients: Cold brew, vanilla syrup, ice, half & half, vanilla syrup

3. Chai Latte

The Chai Tea Latte is the most popular tea drink at Starbucks and it’s so easy to make at home with just 2 ingredients.
Every company makes a different chai blend so the trick is to find one that tastes exactly the same. (Spoiler alert: The recipe tells you which one to get.)
Follow my step-by-step instructions to make this delicious, frothy drink. Plus, get my tips on how to customize this drink to make it even tastier.
Ingredients: Chai latte concentrate, milk

4. Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso

Instead of regular espresso, this iced drink is made with blonde espresso, which has more caffeine and has a smoother taste.
Use Nespresso’s Starbucks Blonde Espresso and make this drink in a cocktail shaker. If you don't have one, a jar with a tight lid works great.
For the brown sugar flavor, use brown sugar syrup. It's easy to make at home from scratch, but you can also buy it from the store.
Ingredients: Blonde espresso, brown sugar syrup, cinnamon, ice, oat milk

5. Caramel Frappuccino

Yup, Frappuccinos can be recreated at home! Start with a Frappuccino base syrup, just like Starbucks, to get that perfect frothy texture.
Prepare a batch of the base syrup and you can make Frappuccinos whenever you like.
All caramel drinks are super popular at Starbucks, so it’s not surprising the Caramel Frappuccino is one of the best-selling beverages.
Top off the drink with homemade whipped cream or cold foam for extra richness and flavor.
Ingredients: Caramel sauce, instant coffee, whole milk, ice, Frappuccino base syrup, heavy cream, vanilla syrup

6. TikTok Iced White Mocha

This is an incredibly popular Starbucks secret menu drink, meaning it's a customized beverage that’s not on the official menu.
If you love caramel, this drink is for you. Caramel sauce is drizzled around the cup before the drink is added, which adds a tasty flavor.
It pairs well with white chocolate sauce, but you can use sweetened condensed milk as a substitute.
Ingredients: Espresso, white chocolate sauce, milk, caramel sauce, ice, half & half, vanilla syrup

7. Iced Passion Tango Tea Lemonade

Passion Tango tea isn't a passionfruit tea, like a lot of people mistakenly think. It's actually a hibiscus blend.
As the only caffeine-free tea on the Starbucks menu, it's a popular drink for kids. Plus, the color is a crowd-pleaser.
The Passion Tango tea is made with a tea sachet that is brewed in hot water, then cooled down quickly in a cocktail shaker.
If you make the Passion Tango tea ahead of time, the drink can be made in seconds.
Ingredients: Passion Tango tea bag, water, lemonade, ice

8. Pumpkin Spice Latte

Starbucks made PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) a hugely popular seasonal drink. But no need to wait for the fall to have one with this recipe!
Like all lattes, this drink starts with espresso and milk. What makes it a Pumpkin Spice Latte is the pumpkin spice sauce, which can be made at home or store-bought.
Heavy cream and vanilla syrup make up the whipped cream and the drink is dusted with a pumpkin spice topping.
Ingredients: Espresso, pumpkin spice sauce, frothed milk, pumpkin spice topping, heavy cream, vanilla syrup

9. Mocha

Coffee and chocolate are a classic combo. Add milk and whipped cream, and you've got yourself a Starbucks Mocha.
This copycat drink is made exactly the same way Starbucks does. You can use my favorite store-bought chocolate sauce or make it from scratch using high-quality cocoa powder to make it even better.
The recipe makes a 16-ounce (grande) drink.
Ingredients: Espresso, chocolate syrup, milk, heavy cream, vanilla syrup

10. Medicine Ball Tea

This drink used to be on the Starbucks secret menu (customized drinks) but it got so popular it was added to the official menu, but with a name change.
It's now on the menu as Honey Citrus Mint Tea. A hot drink made with 2 different teas, lemonade, and honey, it tastes like a sweet peach and lemon flavored tea with a touch of mint.
There's caffeine in it, making it tasty alternative to your usual morning coffee.
Ingredients: Jade Citrus Mint tea sachet, Peach Tranquility tea sachet, water, lemonade, honey

11. Blonde Vanilla Latte

This drink is made exactly like the Vanilla Latte, except this is made with blonde espresso instead of regular espresso.
With a smoother, milder flavor, give this drink a try if you want less of an intense espresso taste.
Blonde espresso (made using a Nespresso or espresso machine), milk, and vanilla syrup are all the ingredients you need to make this hot drink.
Get Starbucks vanilla syrup (the one that's available at Starbucks locations) to make it taste more like the Starbucks version.
Ingredients: Blonde espresso, vanilla syrup, milk

12. Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew

Cold brew coffee is so easy to make at home since all you have to is combine ground coffee and water and place it in the refrigerator for a few hours.
You can also get Starbucks cold brew concentrates where you just add water.
The cold brew and caramel sauce combined in a cup and topped with homemade cold foam (see how easy it is to make it at home). That's it!
Ingredients: Cold brew, caramel sauce, half & half, vanilla syrup, ice

13. Iced Matcha Latte

All you need is 4 ingredients and a cocktail shaker to make this drink at home.
Matcha is a green tea powder and it's shaken in a cocktail shaker with simple syrup, and milk. If you don't have a cocktail shaker, you can use a large jar with a tight lid.
It's then poured into a cup with ice. To make the drink even better, top it off with cold foam!
Ingredients: Matcha, milk, simple syrup, ice

14. Peppermint Mocha

This hot drink is a favorite over the holidays, but no need to brave the cold when you can make it in your own cozy kitchen.
Mocha is espresso, chocolate, and milk together in one drink. When peppermint syrup is added, it becomes a Peppermint Mocha.
This copycat recipe recreates a grande size (16 ounces) Starbucks Peppermint Mocha, and includes how to make homemade whipped cream in seconds.
Ingredients: Espresso, peppermint syrup, chocolate syrup, milk, heavy cream, vanilla syrup, shaved chocolate

15. Iced Chai Tea Latte

This refreshing Iced Chai Tea Latte is a quick and easy recipe that’s made with just 3 ingredients (chai concentrate, milk, and ice). The drink can be made in about one minute.
Chai is a black tea with spices like cinnamon and cardamom. It's a caffeinated drink.
Once you make this at home, you’ll wonder why you spent so much for a grande cup when you can make it for a fraction of the price.
Ingredients: Chai latte concentrate, milk, ice

16. Mocha Frappuccino

A frozen drink made in a blender, this copycat Mocha Frappuccino is refreshing and tasty.
Always use my Frappuccino base syrup to get the perfect texture. Without it, the drink will quickly separate.
The base syrup, chocolate syrup, instant coffee, milk, and ice go into a blender and after less than a minute, you've got a delicious Mocha Frappuccino.
The whole drink gets a nice dollop of freshly made whipped cream. (So easy to make with a handheld milk frother.)
Ingredients: Chocolate syrup, instant coffee, whole milk, ice, Frappuccino base syrup, heavy cream, vanilla syrup

17. Salted Caramel Mocha

This tasty drink used to be on the Starbucks menu but has been discontinued. Thanks to this recipe, you can make it at home anytime you want.
Made with espresso, milk, chocolate sauce, and toffee nut syrup, the hot drink is topped with whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce, and sea salt topping.
Toffee nut syrup is what gives the drink the salted caramel flavor and it tastes like hazelnut and caramel combined.
Ingredients: Espresso, toffee nut syrup, chocolate syrup, milk, heavy cream, vanilla syrup, caramel sauce, sea salt, turbinado sugar

18. Iced Green Tea Lemonade

If you're looking for something refreshing, sweet, and tart, the Iced Green Tea Lemonade is exactly what you need.
Made with 4 ingredients, the tea can be prepared ahead of time. Then all you need to do is combine the tea, ice, and lemonade in a cocktail shaker and give it a good shake.
There's caffeine in this drink from the green tea. However, it's less than coffee, making it a good option if you're sensitive to caffeine.
Get my tips on making perfect green tea so that it's not bitter, plus ways to customize the drink.
Ingredients: Teavana Jade Citrus Mint tea bags, hot water, lemonade, ice

19. Vanilla Bean Frappuccino

This is a popular drink with kids since it doesn't contain any caffeine. It's creamy and absolutely decadent.
For an exceptional vanilla flavor, get high-quality vanilla bean paste. The Frappuccino base syrup is also key for the perfect frothy texture.
At Starbucks, whole milk is used in this drink. You're welcome to use any type of milk you like.
See how to make this copycat recipe in seconds at home.
Ingredients: Heavy cream, whole milk, vanilla bean paste, ice, Frappuccino base syrup, heavy cream, vanilla syrup

20. London Fog Tea Latte

London Fog is a tea latte, so it doesn't contain any coffee. And for a drink to be called a London Fog, it needs to be made with Earl Grey tea.
Earl Grey tea is a black tea with bergamot, a citrus fruit. It contains caffeine.
Starbucks makes their London Fog with an Earl Grey tea that has a hint of lavender along with the bergamot notes.
Vanilla extract adds an extra depth of flavor and frothy milk makes it extra special. See how to make the drink in 3 simple steps.
Ingredients: Earl Grey tea sachets, hot water, vanilla syrup, 2% milk

21. Iced White Mocha

Also called Iced White Mocha, this is an espresso drink flavored with white chocolate sauce.
The espresso, white chocolate sauce, and milk are shaken together in a cocktail shaker then poured into a cup. Ice and homemade whipped cream finish the drink.
This drink is a grande size (16 ounces) and uses 2 Nespresso capsules, or 2 espresso shots.
If you don't have a way to make espresso, the recipe has notes on how to make it with instant coffee.
Ingredients: Espresso, white chocolate sauce, 2% milk, ice, heavy cream, vanilla syrup

22. Strawberry Frappuccino

For anyone that loves strawberries, this caffeine-free Frappuccino will be a favorite.
Like all my Frappuccino recipes, it's made with Frappuccino base syrup (just like how Starbucks makes theirs), which turns an icy drink into a smooth and creamy one.
The homemade Frappuccino base syrup, strawberry syrup, milk, and ice are all combined in a blender.
A little strawberry syrup is added to the bottom of the cup then the Frappuccino is poured on top. Whipped cream goes on top, and that's all there is to it!
Ingredients: Strawberry syrup, whole milk, ice, Frappuccino base syrup, heavy cream, vanilla syrup

23. Iced Vanilla Latte

A go-to drink for many, the Iced Vanilla Latte is made with 4 ingredients. It also takes just 5 minutes to recreate at home.
Use Starbucks vanilla syrup to get it to taste as close to the Starbucks version as possible.
The espresso can be made in a Nespresso or an espresso machine. For a grande drink, or 16 ounces, you'll need 2 espresso shots or 2 Nespresso espresso capsules.
Be warned, this drink is highly addictive since it's so delicious and easy to make at home!
Ingredients: Espresso, vanilla syrup, 2% milk ice

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23 Starbucks Copycat Recipes

Author: Jee Choe
Refreshing and delicious recipes that recreates Starbucks drinks, like the Salted Caramel Cream Cold Foam below.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Yield1 serving (16 ounces)


Caramel Cold Brew

Salted Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Foam


  • Combine half & half, vanilla syrup, and salt in a French press. Pump the French press plunger 30-40 times.
    This makes the vanilla sweet cream cold foam. Set aside.
  • Pour caramel sauce and cold brew into a cup. Add ice. Top drink with cold foam.
    Stir before drinking.



Calories: 261 | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 1mg

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