Starbucks Holiday Drink Recipes

On average, Americans consume 3.1 cups of coffee a day and if Starbucks is your brewery of choice, that’s $33 per work week for a grande-sized pick-me-up.
So why not make them at home? With the right recipe you can enjoy your favorite Starbucks drink without putting a dent in your wallet.

Recipes Below :

Gingerbread Latte


First prepare the Gingerbread Syrup

2 cups water

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients into a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce hit and allow for syrup to simmer. Leave uncovered for 15 minutes and then remove from fire.

1/2 cup fresh espresso

8 ounces milk, steamed
Prepare a double shot of espresso and steam 8 ounces of milk. Pour 1/2 cup of espresso into mug, add 1/4 cup of gingerbread syrup followed by the milk. Stir and serve hot.

Caramel Brulรฉe Latte

2 oz. espresso or strong coffee

8 oz. steamed milk

1 oz. vanilla bean syrup

2 tbsp. caramel ice cream topping
Brew coffee or espresso. Line mug with caramel topping, add syrup and then espresso. Steam milk and pour into cup.

Pumpkin Spice Latte


2 cups milk

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons canned pumpkin

2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1-2 shots espresso (about 1/4 cup of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee)

Combine milk, pumpkin and sugar in a saucepan and stir over medium heat until steamed. Remove from hit and stir in vanilla and pumpkin spice. Transfer the mixture into a blender and process for 10 seconds or until foamy. Or you can simply whisk the mixture until foam appears
Pour into mug, add espresso and enjoy.

Peppermint Mocha


1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

3 tablespoons powdered cocoa

3 tablespoons warm water

1/2 cup hot espresso

1 1/2 cups hot milk

Stir the water and sugar in a saucepan until sugar dissolves and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a low simmer and add peppermint extract. Allow mixture to simmer for 20 minutes.
Mix cocoa and water in a mag until paste forms. Add espresso and 1 1/2 teaspoon of the peppermint syrup. Finally, add the milk and serve hot.

Eggnog Latte


1/2 cup eggnog

1/4 cup whole milk

1-2 shots espresso

Sprinkle of nutmeg for garnish

Combine cold eggnog with cold milk and steam. Add espresso shots to steamed eggnog mixture and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Chai Tea Latte


3 cups water

3 cups milk

6-8 black tea bags

1/2 cup honey

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground cardamom

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1/2 tsp ground ginger

Bring water and milk to a boil. Add remaining ingredients, return to boil. Remove from heat and let steep for 3-5 minutes. Remove tea bags then filter. Serve hot or iced.

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28 thoughts on “Starbucks Holiday Drink Recipes

  1. Sigh. I just love going through the drive thru before the sun goes up to get my Starbs fix. Days when I have Starbs just seem better… probably in my head, but I am convinced it’s true ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks to a new budget, I have cut back…. so perhaps I should try to make some of these at home!!!

  2. For the Chai Tea latte you can also buy either the Tazo or Oregon Trail liquid chai tea concentrate. I use it all the time with soy milk to make my iced chai’s. Used to work at Starbucks and it tastes just like theirs. Sbux usually uses Tazo chai concentrate.

  3. I might save the money but I would spend a lot of time making these. Don’t have that time right now. Great post that I will save for the future when I’m not working so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Vanilla Bean Syrup for the Caramel Brulee Latte: Where do you find that? I see Sam’s Club has Vanilla or French Vanilla syrup. Is there a difference from the Vanilla Bean that is significant?
    I am hooked and look forward to making this at home. Thank you!

  5. when i asked one of the baristas at starbucks what the closest thing they had off season to caramel brulee they said it
    was a latte with toffee nut syrup

  6. Just curious how 3 grandes a day @ at LEAST $4 each comes out to be $33 a week?

    3 x $4 = $12/day

    $12/day x 5 days/week (work?) = $60!!!

  7. I don’t drink coffee, so wondering if you could post a recipe for the Eggnog Chai pretty please!!! My favorite of the season! Thanks so much!

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