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!
Photo: The Nourishing Gourmet
Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte: This version uses both coconut milk for the latte, and coconut whipped cream for a completely decadent but healthy version of this popular drink. And because you can never have too many pumpkin spice latte recipes, also check out these two maple syrup sweetened versions: Pumpkin Spice Latte and Unprocessed Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Paleo Pumpkin Chai Latte: Or, for a coffee-free version, try this Chai Pumpkin Latte for an equally delicious drink. Or try this one using a pumpkin spice mix, or this one made using a homemade chai concentrate.
How to make a mocha: This recipe walks you through how simple it is to make your own homemade mocha.
Peppermint Mocha: Simple and delicious, a traditional mocha with the lovely addition of peppermint. This version is honey-sweetened.
Three versions of Peppermint Mocha: Whether you’d like to try one with peppermint stevia, or crushed candies, Tiffany has you covered here.
Photo used with permission from A Girl Worth Saving
Paleo Peppermint Mocha: This version uses coconut milk, and is sweetened with maple syrup.
Superfood Vanilla Latte: This version uses gelatin, milk or almond milk, coconut oil, and vanilla and cinnamon for a flavorful, nutritious drink.
Dairy-free Hot Chocolate: With just a couple of high-quality ingredients, you can make our own hot chocolate. Try this one made with chocolate chips, or try this especially decadent one made with dark chocolate
Peppermint Hot Cocoa: I love the addition of peppermint to hot cocoa!
Photo: Delicious Obsessions
Dairy-free Peppermint White Hot Chocolate: This version uses coconut milk and honey for a delicious, but healthier version of a white chocolate drink treat.
Gingerbread Latte: Make your own gingerbread syrup using unrefined sweeteners for a delicious homemade latte.
Homemade Cinnamon Dolce Latte: It’s very easy to make your own homemade version with just a few basic kitchen ingredients.
Caramel Latte: If you want your latte with just a little extra touch, try this caramel latte.
Indian Masala Chai: Oh, how I love chai! This version uses almond milk and whole spices.
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.
DIY Blended Mocha Frappe: This blended drink uses coffee cubes for a more concentrated flavor.
Photo used with permission from Nourishing Simplicity
Pumpkin Pie Fauxccino: This blended drink is spiced well, and sweetened with pure maple syrup. And look how beautiful it is!
Strawberry Creamshake: 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!
Photo used with permission from Keeper of the Home
Homemade Passion Tea Lemonade: This is a super-refreshing drink, and perfect to make at home.
Protein Frappuccino: Why not get some protein, as well as coffee, in your blended drinks? This version does just that.
Iced Cinnamon Latte with Almond Milk: This dairy-free, stevia sweetened version is promising!
Sweet Hibiscus Iced Tea: This honey-sweetened version will quench your thirst during the hot season.
Chocolate Milk “Frappe”: Adults and kids alike can enjoy this blended chocolate milk. I adore it during the summer.
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