Recipes that bring Starbucks into your kitchen

If you’re a coffee junkie or if Starbucks is slowly making you broke, worry no longer. Below are coffee recipes, similar to those served at the infamous coffee joint that will leave your wallet bursting with money. The ingredients may cost more than that $4 cup of joe when you pick them up from the grocery store, but they will last longer. You won’t feel the pinch when you use your own coffee maker at home, spices and other goodies.

Pumpkin Spiced Latte (Recipe taken from 

This is the perfect recipe to make use of the many ingredients you already have, like milk and sugar. If you need to buy vanilla or pumpkin pie spice, remember that the money spent will last you much longer than that one trip to Starbucks.


3 cups hot whole milk

4 teaspoons white sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

6 ounces double–strength brewed coffee

3 tablespoons sweetened whipped cream

3 pinches pumpkin pie spice

Combine the hot milk, sugar, vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice in a blender; blend until frothy. Pour the mixture into 3 coffee mugs to about 2/3 full. Pour 2 ounces coffee into each mug. Garnish each mug with whipped topping and pumpkin pie spice.

Mocha Coffee  (Recipe taken from

This recipe is even cheaper than the first, especially if you already have a coffee maker. Make sure you’re always stocked up on unsweetened cocoa powder, white sugar and milk and you’ll never be without a Mocha Coffee.


1 cup hot brewed coffee

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon white sugar

2 tablespoons milk

Pour hot coffee into mug. Stir in cocoa, sugar and milk.

Chai Tea Mix (Recipe taken from

If you’re not a coffee drinker, try this Chai Tea mix. It may consist of a lot of ingredients, but the mix will last you a long time and leave you with many cups of steaming Chai Tea.


1 cup nonfat dry milk powder

1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer

1 cup French vanilla flavored powdered non–dairy creamer

2 1/2 cups white sugar

1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea

2 teaspoons ground ginger

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon ground cardamom

In a large bowl, combine milk powder, non-dairy creamer, vanilla flavored creamer, sugar and instant tea. Stir in ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. In a blender or food processor, blend 1 cup at a time, until mixture is the consistency of fine powder.

To serve: Stir 2 heaping tablespoons of the Chai tea mixture into a mug of hot water.


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