Call me eager but as soon as Halloween is over I’m ready for Christmas! And by ready I mean listening to Christmas music, indulging in holiday favorite drinks and even planning my holiday decorations. I’m not the only one! Many others are getting into the spirit for the holidays, including shops and restaurants. Starbucks follows right on trend and year after year releases their beloved holiday menu early November. I’m not going to lie I was lining up November first to get a peppermint mocha along with everyone else in the city!
These holiday menu items are delicious but are only here for a limited time. To help save your wallet stress and to ensure you can enjoy your favorite holiday menu item year round we have found some of the best Starbucks copycat recipes that you can make right now! We’ll cover some of the most popular holidays drinks down to some tasty treats too!
Peppermint mocha is my holiday go-to. It’s sweet with chocolate, caffeinated with coffee and is flavored with peppermint, perfect for the holidays!
Not only can you make this lovely drink at home but this is a crock pot recipe! Instead of forking out a loan to share this tasty drink with friends try making this crock pot recipe! You can make a large batch that is budget friendly and taste as if it came straight from Starbucks!
http://thefrugalgirls.com/2015/11/crock-pot-peppermint-mocha-recipe.html PHOTO AND RECIPE HERE: FRIGAL GIRLS
Eggnog may only be in the stores for a limited time so make sure you try this recipe while you can! Just like your favorite Starbucks drink, this eggnog latte this version is oh-so-good!
Its made with strong espresso, steamed milk, and eggnog. Furthermore, the drink is sweetened with brown sugar and vanilla and has lovely hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. Lastly, complete the drink with a dollop of whipped cream.
https://diethood.com/starbucks-eggnog-latte/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DIETHOOD
While you get ready to make gingerbread houses with the kids you may want to indulge in a tasty drink like a gingerbread latte. This copycat recipe will remind you of The Starbucks version but this recipe is much healthier!
It’s made with no dairy, cream or any refined sugars. Due to this, this version of the drink is gluten-free as well as paleo and vegan-friendly! To make this drink you’ll need a milk of your choice, instant coffee, boiling water, natural sweetener, and lovely seasonings to bring out the gingerbread flavor!
https://thebigmansworld.com/copycat-starbucks-gingerbread-latte/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE BIG MAN’S WORLD
Enjoy a delicious slice of gingerbread loaf alongside your gingerbread latte. This seasonal menu item at Starbucks can now be enjoyed all year round with this copycat recipe!
The loaf is soft, moist and incredibly delicious. It would be a great afternoon treat to enjoy this holiday season or bake it for a party, everyone will love it! In the loaf, you’ll experience many fragrant flavors such as ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. The icing is insanely delicious and easy to make too! It’s made from cream cheese, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar.
https://www.thecountrycook.net/copycat-starbucks-gingerbread-loaf-with-cream-cheese-frosting/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE COUNTRY COOK
Starbucks cranberry bliss bar may be their most popular holiday food item! It is so popular that during the holidays you can purchase a tray that includes 6 bars. This would be great for gifting or to share!
However, try this recipe and you can soon make your own bliss bars at home! It may save you a few dollars and you’ll blow everyone away with how similar they taste to the Starbucks version. This recipe will walk you through how to make the delicious bars, the alluring icing and how to decorate them so they look like they came straight from Starbucks.
https://belleofthekitchen.com/2015/12/11/cranberry-bliss-bars-starbucks-copycat-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: BELLE OF THE KITCHEN
Once you discover how easy this peppermint white chocolate mocha latte is you’ll be making them all holiday season long! You’ll only need 4 ingredients to make this warm beverage and the instructions are even easier too.
You’ll start by brewing your favorite strong coffee or a shot of espresso. Then, in the microwave, you’ll heat the milk with white chocolate chips and crushed peppermint. Once the chocolate has melted and the milk has become frothy you’ll pour it over your brewed coffee. If you want to get extra fancy finish you drink with a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with crushed candy canes, just like Starbucks!
https://diethood.com/peppermint-white-chocolate-mocha-latte/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DIETHOOD
The Starbucks Caramel Brulee Creme is another seasonal menu item. Save yourself some money and try making your own! This recipe is definitely cheaper than heading to Starbucks but it’s also exceptionally easy to make too.
First, you’ll need to brew a strong coffee of your choice. Espresso would work too! Then in a saucepan, you’ll combine the coffee with milk over high heat and whisk until the milk becomes frothy. Then all that’s left is adding a few additional delicious ingredients such as caramel sauce and vanilla syrup. In no time you’ll have a tasty drink to warm you up.
http://happyhealthymotivated.com/starbucks-caramel-brulee-latte-copycat/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HAPPY HEALTHY MOTIVATED
Treat yourself to a precious snowman cookie that looks like you ordered it from Starbucks. This cookie recipe is so easy you could even have your kids help you make them.
They’re a simple shortbread cookie that is iced with delicious chocolate. This cookie recipe only requires 5 simple ingredients. They will only need to bake for about 8-10 minutes which means you can have these whipped up in a hurry!
http://whatdoesshedoallday.com/copycat-starbucks-iced-snowman-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: WHAT DOES SHE DO ALL DAY
Do you love Starbucks holiday drinks but don’t want the added caffeine that mochas offer. Then, you need to try this Starbucks copycat peppermint white hot chocolate recipe!
It’s rich and creamy and contains the perfect hint of peppermint that will get you in the mood for the holidays. You’ll create this drink on the stove top and with just 5 ingredients you’ll have it made quickly! Some of these ingredients include white chocolate chips, peppermint extract, and milk!
https://cincyshopper.com/peppermint-white-hot-chocolate/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CINCY SHOPPER
You can even enjoy the flavors of peppermint in a sweet treat! Starbucks offers the Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop as a seasonal item on their holiday menu, however, with this recipe, you can enjoy them all year round.
To your surprise, these cake pops are quite easy to make. All you’ll need is a box of brownie mix, cream cheese, white chocolate chips, vegetable oil, and crushed peppermint pieces.
https://tatertotsandjello.com/happy-holidays-peppermint-brownie-cake-pops/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: TATERTOTS AND JELLO
Snickerdoodle cookies are warm and sugary and perfect for a cold day. There’s no wonder that combining a winter classic like hot chocolate with the flavors of a snickerdoodle cookie would make for a wonderful holiday drink.
Don’t venture out in the cold and make this Starbucks copycat recipe at home. Once again, this hot chocolate recipe is made on the stove top. By combining the simple ingredients such as cocoa powder, white chocolate syrup, cinnamon dolce syrup, and just a few others you can recreate this holiday favorite effortlessly.
https://copykat.com/2017/03/04/starbucks-snickerdoodle-hot-chocolate/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: COPYKAT
While the Starbucks version has flavors of chestnuts this copycat recipe is pretty darn close. This recipe will make two lattes so make one for yourself and share the other with a friend.
All you’ll need to create this latte is brewed coffee, unsalted butter, brown sugar, milk, vanilla extract and whipped cream and pecan bits to garnish. It’ll only take you 10 minutes to create so you can enjoy this tasty beverage quickly!
https://www.thehappierhomemaker.com/praline-latte-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE HAPPIER HOMEMAKER
Along with a few of Starbucks other famous sandwiches, you’ll find the holiday turkey and stuffing panini on their menu. This sandwich is essential a holiday feast all stuffed into one sandwich.
This sandwich is so simple to create you won’t even need a recipe. However, it would be incredibly easy to create this sandwich if you have turkey leftovers! If not turkey deli meat will work great too. To create the panini start with a bread of your choice. If you want to be authentic to Starbucks version make sure to use a ciabatta bun. Then layer on slices of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce. If you have gravy available you might as well smother that on top too! In no time you can enjoy a Starbucks special in the comfort of your own home!
Hot beverages are wonderful, especially for cold winter days. However, regardless of the weather sometimes we crave a nice refreshing tasty drink. Thank goodness Starbucks offers iced versions of their classic hot drinks! Enjoy a holiday favorite, the peppermint mocha over ice for a lovely change!
This recipe proves how you can quickly transform a hot drink into a cold one! You’ll need just 3 ingredients for the drink and 2 to garnish! Keep in mind all of the beverages we talked about here can easily be made iced. All you have to do is chill the drink then serve over ice for a nice refreshing version.
https://www.attagirlsays.com/iced-peppermint-mocha-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: ATTA GIRL SAYS