For someone with a host of food intolerances and a love of organic coffee,
it’s not always possible to enjoy specialty drinks when I'm out. Making my own versions of popular coffee shop drinks
at home is fun and delicious. Plus, I get to use whatever sweetener I want – such as honey, maple syrup or stevia. I love that I get so much quality control in my own kitchen.
The following is a roundup of homemade recipes that mimic — some closely and some loosely — popular Starbucks drinks. Enjoy!
How to make a mocha:
This recipe walks you through how simple it is to make your own homemade mocha.
Simple and delicious, a traditional mocha with the lovely addition of peppermint. This version is honey-sweetened.
Superfood Vanilla Latte:
This version uses gelatin, milk or almond milk, coconut oil, and vanilla and cinnamon for a flavorful, nutritious drink.
Make your own gingerbread syrup using unrefined sweeteners for a delicious homemade latte.
If you want your latte with just a little extra touch, try this caramel latte.
And now for the cold drinks
Paleo Mocha Frappe
(Pictured in top photo): This beautiful drink is not only paleo, but simple to make too! Coconut milk is the base instead of the traditional dairy. Or try this similar Paleo Mocha Frappuccino
Pumpkin Pie Fauxccino:
This blended drink is spiced well, and sweetened with pure maple syrup. And look how beautiful it is!
With quality cream, frozen strawberries, and a little bit of xylitol, you can have a lip-smacking good homemade blended drink.
Salted Caramel Mocha Fauxccino:
If you want to go all out, try this drink! Strong freshly brewed coffee, cocoa powder, creamy coconut milk sweetened with a rich caramel sauce, topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with sea salt. Yum!
Why not get some protein, as well as coffee, in your blended drinks? This version does just that.
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