How to Make All of Starbucks' Holiday Drinks from Home
There's no denying the euphoria of holding a red Starbucks cup around the holidays, but there's also no denying the absurd price you pay for 15 sips. If you're looking to kick your expensive morning habit and assume the title of "World's Best At-Home Barista," check out these imitation recipes that taste identical (if not better!) than the green mermaid's.
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Nothing screams "Merry Christmas" more than peppermint. And nothing screams peppermint more than Starbucks' peppermint mocha. This copycat recipe captures the signature holiday drink to a T. And if you're feeling extra festive, why not add a shot of peppermint schnapps? Your kitchen, your rules. A Worthey Read
Spiced Sweet Cream Nariño Cold Brew
We were disappointed to hear that the coffee giant's 2016 holiday beverage was a) cold and b) not modeled after a particular flavor. What does "spiced" even mean if it's not preceeded by the word "pumpkin?" No matter how you feel, this Vietnamese brew serves as an excellent alternative to Starbucks' winter options. Just be sure to add your own array of holiday spices like cinnamon, cloves and ginger. The Modern Proper
Rather than paying an arm and a leg for good coffee, why not drink the arm and leg of a gingerbread man within the comforts of your own home? This beautiful blend of molasses, maple syrup and spices is just what the doctor Santa ordered. Wholefully
Chestnut Praline Latte
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire sounds delightful, but only if those chestnuts are going in this replica of a Chestnut Praline Latte. Need we also mention that this creamy treat is topped with a crumble? We repeat, a crumble...on a drink. Happy holidays, indeed. The Grant Life
Caramel Brûlée Latte
A Caramel Brûlée Latte sounds horrifying for anyone with healthy New Year's resolutions. And while a vegan recipe like this one won't take away the calories, you can at least convince yourself it's good for you. Because #organic. The Edgy Veg
Baked Apple Latte
Because we can't have nice things, the Baked Apple Latte was only introduced in Japan (rude!), but that's not stopping anyone from imitating its ingredients to create something even better. Like this baked applie pie latte, for instance. All that's missing is an adorable grandma to place it in the windowsill. Just a Smidgen