The summer season is all about beach jaunts, sunshine, and cooling down with delicious beverages. And when you’re trying to save your hard-earned cash, knowing how to make Starbucks iced coffee drinks at home can save the day. However, this isn’t about ditching everyone’s favorite green mermaid. It comes down to becoming a self-sustainable iced coffee and tea enthusiast. I can see you nodding in agreement from here.
When you know how to make your favorite Starbucks summer treats, you won’t even have to leave the house when the craving hits. This can be useful when you have last-minute visitors. It also comes in handy when the temperature is so high that you couldn’t imagine stepping foot outside. Hello, summer humidity.
Once you learn the ropes of making Frappuccinos, cold brew, and iced tea, don’t be afraid to get creative. Experiment with different flavors and ingredients to invent a beverage that you seriously adore. Before you know it, you’ll be able to whip up everything from Starbucks’ Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato to the almighty Shaken Iced Berry Sangria Herbal Tea. Brush yo’ shoulders off, folks.
Ready to tap into your inner barista? Here are the top 20 copycat Starbucks iced drinks recipes.
1. Homemade Iced Coffee
Before this list gets fancy, let's start with the basics. Iced coffee is a classic at Starbucks, making this homemade version by A Beautiful Mess a must-do. It doesn't get any simpler than this.
2. Homemade Frappuccino
Get in touch with your DIY side and make a homemade beverage inspired by Starbucks' bottled Frappuccinos. Get the details at The Merry Thought.
3. Mocha Frappuccino
Thanks to Pastry Affair, you can take things up a notch and make a Mocha Frappuccino version in your very own kitchen. Plus, you can make it as chocolaty as you'd like. Score.
4. Green Tea Lemonade
Of course, Starbucks isn't just all about the coffee. Cool down with a refreshing green tea lemonade using this guide by A Beautiful Mess. The post even features four other matcha green tea recipes, too.
5. Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino
Can't wait until autumn for pumpkin spice goodness? Me neither. Get the party started with this salted caramel pumpkin spice version of your favorite Frappuccino by What's Cooking Love.
6. Vanilla Iced Chai Latte
Brew up the perfect medley of flavors with The Grant Life's vanilla iced chai latte recipe. You might be surprised at how easy it is to whip up (pun intended).
7. Iced Mint Coffee
If you're a fan of mint, then you're in luck. With Style and Grace figured out how to infuse coffee with fresh mint for a drink that is reminiscent of a Starbucks' holiday beverage.
8. Toasted Coconut Cold Brew Coffee
But wait... there's more. For a more tropical touch, try adding toasted coconut to your cold brew. This version A Beautiful Mess is like the cooler older cousin of a Starbucks cold brew with coconut milk.
9. Copycat Oreo Cookie Frappuccino Recipe
For a two-in-one treat, head to Thrifty DIY Diva for an Oreo cookie Frappuccino inspired by Starbucks' secret menu. This beautiful concoction will be sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
10. Pumpkin Mocha Frappuccino
Thanks to this pumpkin mocha Frapp from What's Cooking Love, dedicated PSL admirers will get their fix before autumn even hits. Win.
11. Mocha Mint Frapp
If that mint iced coffee wasn't enough for you, try this mocha mint Frapp idea by A Beautiful Mess. Tasty swirls of chocolate are optional, but encouraged.
12. Tiramisu Milkshake
For the same sweet vibes as Starbucks' Tiramisu Frappuccino, make Fashion Edible's tiramisu milkshake. There's even ladyfinger cookies in and around the drink. Yes please!
13. Homemade Strawberry Frappuccino
Frappuccinos don't have to be all about the chocolate and espresso. Thanks to Desserts With Benefits, you can re-create Starbucks' Strawberry Creme Frapps using real fruit and yogurt.
14. Iced Matcha Green Tea Frapp with Coconut Whip
Inspired by Starbucks' Green Tea Crème Frappuccinos, Crazy Vegan Kitchen's iced matcha green tea Frapp is the real deal. She even shows you how to make homemade coconut whipped cream from scratch.
15. Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino
Keep those fall vibes going with a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino copycat from Life Is Poppin'. Don't forget to top it off with a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon, too.
16. Easy Homemade Caramel Frapp
Take on one of Starbucks' traditional drinks with this caramel Frapp recipe from Thrifty Frugal Mom. So easy and so good.
17. Copycat Starbucks Iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte
This one is right up there with tiramisu. This cinnamon dolce latte Frapp is essential for when you're just trying to please that persistent sweet tooth. Head to Saving Dollars and Sense for the full rundown.
18. Copycat Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher
Take on Starbucks' iconic refresher drinks with this berry hibiscus version by Lisa's Dinnertime Dish. Feel free to customize it using your favorite combination of fresh summer berries.
19. Valencia Orange Refresher
Not a berry lover? Try a valencia orange version with some help from Imperfect Women. This would be amazing as a slushie, too.
20. Copycat Starbucks Shaken Iced Tea Lemonade
If you're indecisive, turn to Making Lemonade for this shaken iced tea lemonade tutorial. Inspired by the Starbucks version, this beverage will give you the best of both worlds.
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