Copycat Starbucks Drink Recipes

With this list of copycat Starbucks drinks, you can stop spending money at the coffee shop drinks and start making your own at home. Whether it’s a seasonal favorite, a secret menu item or one of their always-available sippers, there’s a drink here you’ll love! With a little know-how, you’ll be your own barista in no time.

Two Iced Caramel Macchiatos side by side with striped green straws and a green dish towel behind.

If you love Starbucks drinks, you’ll love these copycat drinks. They are the homemade versions of popular recipes that you can make in your own kitchen! And honestly, they are even better than the original.

Tips for making copycat drinks

Copycat drinks aren’t too hard, once you know the basics of making coffee and tea. Here are some tips and tricks for making better coffee:

  • Use quality coffee beans. Skip the cheap stuff. There are four main types of coffee beans you should get to know. Try them all to see what you love most. The same goes for tea: Invest in quality tea leaves.
  • Learn to make better coffee. It’s all about the ratio of water to beans, and how finely they’re ground. Once you’ve got the hang of a good strong coffee brew, try your hand at brewing espresso, French press or cold brew concentrate.
  • Get the right accessories. Once you’re your own barista, you can upgrade your coffee bar gear.
Two glasses of milk tea with golden spoons on a tray, next to a homemade coffee creamer bottle and a bowl of coffee beans.

Homemade ingredients

Making copycat Starbucks recipes is even better when you make your own syrups, creamers and toppings. You know exactly what’s in every single ingredient going into your drink, plus it is usually a lot cheaper to make them than buy them.

Coffee syrups: Syrups are how Starbucks sweetens and flavors many of the drinks on this list. They are typically easy to make with just sugar and water, maybe a flavoring or two. They are great for iced coffee and hot coffee alike. Start by learning brown sugar syrup and then go from there. Try:

Coffee creamer: This makes it easy to sweeten your morning coffee fast, in one fell swoop, along with your favorite milk product. You can have a lot of fun with flavors, too!

Toppings: Yep, you can even make your own toppings! Did you know you can make your own sweet cold foam to go on top? Homemade whipped cream and DIY sprinkles are also a must for some drinks! And don’t forget the drizzle of caramel sauce on your macchiatos.

A caffe latte with a dusting of cinnamon on top.

Now, you’re ready to make all the drinks on this list! From winter warmers to summer refreshers, I hope you love one of these drinks! Comment below with your favorite drink recipe for me to try next! (Well, after I try the pink drink with strawberries.)

And don’t forget to pair them with a delicious copycat treat, like madeleines, blueberry muffins or lemon pound cake.

Starbucks copycat drinks

Cold Drinks

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Milk and coffee swirl together among ice cubes in a mason jar glass with a handle.
Cold Brew Coffee
Cold Brew Coffee is a delicious way to enjoy a cuppa. Make a cold brew concentrate or ready-to-drink coffee, then flavor it with your favorite syrups and milk if desired. Serve it hot or cold.
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Two glasses of iced coffee on a table.
Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso
Shake up your own Iced Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso at home with this easy recipe.
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a glass of iced tea on a napkin next to a pitcher
Cold Brew Iced Tea
Make your own Cold Brew Iced Tea with a few tea bags, some water and time for a smooth, rich beverage. Customize it with flavors and sweetness.
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An Iced Caramel Macchiato on a white surface next to a green dish towel.
Iced Caramel Macchiato
Enjoy a sweet and refreshing Iced caramel macchiato.
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two arnold palmers and a cutting board with lemons
Iced Tea Lemonade
Cool down on a hot day with an Arnold Palmer drink, an iced tea lemonade combination that is full of refreshment.
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A glass of iced coffee with a sprig of lavender, sitting on a white marble surface, with coffee beans scattered around.
Lavender Oatmilk Latte
This iced lavender latte recipe is perfect for summer. With homemade lavender simple syrup, creamy milk and strong espresso, this fancy latte is even better than your local coffee shop!
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S'mores fixings on a blended coffee drink.
S’mores Frappuccino
Make your own version of the discontinued S'mores Frappuccino at home!
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Easy Copycat Starbucks Dragon Drink Recipe
Moon and Spoon and Yum
Easy Copycat Starbucks Dragon Drink Recipe
Make the famous Starbucks Dragon Drink in your own home with this easy Copycat Dragon Drink recipe. It's naturally vegan and gluten-free.
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Hot Drinks

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cinnamon bun latte in a mug with fresh cinnamon sticks
Cinnamon Dolce Latte
Kick back with a Cinnamon Bun Latte next time you need an afternoon pick-me-up. Cinnamon and a hint of vanilla pair flawlessly with coffee and cream in this delightfully delicious drink.
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a gray mug with hot chocolate and a melted marshmallow next to a gray kitchen towel
Hot Chocolate
Make this easy, silky and delicious hot chocolate in your Instant Pot or any slow cooker.
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A cup of tea with mint leaves and lemons.
Copycat Starbucks Medicine Ball (Honey Citrus Mint Tea)
This citrusy sweet medicine ball tea is a fabulous copycat recipe! Make it as a throat soothing beverage when you're feeling under the weather.
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A cup of white hot chocolate with a gold spoon.
White Hot Chocolate
This simple white hot chocolate recipe is just perfect for chilly days! So creamy, so sweet, and the perfect pick-me-up.
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Fall Copycat Drinks

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closeup of a pumpkin spice latte
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
A homemade pumpkin spice latte is just as good, if not better, than a store-bought one!
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Two mugs of Apple Crisp Macchiato with whipped cream and apples.
Apple Crisp Macchiato
Make a copycat Starbucks Apple Crisp Macchiato, the ultimate fall coffee drink. A homemade spiced apple syrup steps this recipe up a notch.
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two glasses of iced pumpkin cream cold brew with decorative pumpkins, green leaves, cinnamon sticks and a gold and black spoon on white background
Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is the perfect fall pick-me-up. It's easy to make from scratch with real pumpkin, spices and homemade cold brew.
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Holiday Copycat Drinks

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A gingerbread latte sits with gingerbread cookies and gold ornaments.
Gingerbread Latte
The festive Sugar Cookie Latte brings in all the flavor of holiday cookies into one creamy espresso drink.
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Irish cream cold brew on a gold tray
Irish Cream Cold Brew
Enjoy a flavorful Irish Cream Cold Brew at home with cold brew coffee, Irish cream syrup and a sweet cold foam on top.
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A boozy peppermint hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and candy canes.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Warm up a winter evening with a mug of Peppermint Hot Chocolate. Featuring real chocolate, this easy, minty hot cocoa drink is made on the stove with real chocolate. 
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Two cups of hot cocoa with cinnamon and sprigs of spruce.
Eggnog Latte
This creamy eggnog latte is a cup of comfort! A great way to start your day on a chilly morning.
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A festive cookie latte sits on a red and gold plate with green and red holiday ornaments surrounding it.
Sugar Cookie Latte
The festive Sugar Cookie Latte brings in all the flavor of holiday cookies into one creamy espresso drink.
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Overhead view of a foamy coffee beverage garnished with crushed candy canes. Additional candy canes and a gold spoon sit alongside.
Peppermint Mocha
Whip up your holiday coffee shop fave, the Peppermint Mocha, in your very own kitchen!
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A wide shot of a caramel brulee latte in a metallic bronze mug.
Caramel Brûlée Latte
This sweet caramel brulee latte is just the perfect way to embrace the holiday season! It's like a latte that stepped straight out of the north pole.
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