7 Copycat Restaurant Drinks to Whip Up at Home
Sometimes the urge for a latte strikes miles from the local Starbucks, or coronavirus quarantine gets in the way of your morning pick-me-up plans. Just because crusing the drive-thru for your favorite sipper isn't an option, doesn't mean you have to forego it all together. Whether you're craving a Starbucks Peppermint Mocha in July, or a Chick-Fil-A Frosted Lemonade in December—or just can't make it to the store—we'll show you how to create these favorite copycat drinks in your own kitchen.
Copycat McCafe Shamrock Shake
The minty milkshake is traditionally topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry, but in our version, the glass is rimmed with marshmallow fluff and adorned with clover marshmallows from your Lucky Charms box.
Copycat Starbucks Eggnog Latte
Save a few bucks and a trip to the drive-thru with this easy and inexpensive copycat recipe for Starbucks’ Eggnog Latte.
Copycat Bailey's Irish Cream
As with Kahlua, it turns out that Bailey's Irish Cream does not spring from an Irish cream font somewhere near Galway. It's just a liqueur that you can make a reasonably good facsimile of at home, for cheap, using hot cocoa powder and non-dairy creamer. You'll also need a blender and some Irish Whiskey—the cheaper the better.
Copycat Starbucks Turmeric Latte
Trendy turmeric has gained popularity recently for its touted anti-inflammatory benefits. Starbucks jumped on the turmeric bandwagon a few years ago and started offering this sweet golden-hued beauty. It's easy to make your own with hot brewed espresso, spices, almond milk, and honey.
Copycat Chick-fil-A Frosted Lemonade
Love the Chick-fil-A’s signature frosted lemonade? With our DIY take on the genius summertime treat, it’s incredibly easy to enjoy (and customize) it at home. This sweet and tangy lemonade milkshake is as refreshing as it is decadent, and easy to mix up for a group. Put your own spin on it by using a different flavor of ice cream (strawberry would be delicious) or adding another cooling kick of flavor with fresh mint leaves. You can also make give this creamy frozen lemonade the “grown-up” treatment by adding in a splash of vodka.
Copycat Gingerbread Latte
Who needs to make a trip to the cafe when you can make your favorite holiday drinks at home? This gingerbread latte has everything you love about gingerbread and java in one delightfully caffeinated drink. If you can't steam milk at home, warm the milk slowly in a saucepan and froth the milk by shaking it in a tightly sealed jar, using a frother, or whisking thoroughly while heating.
Copycat Peppermint Mocha
Get that irresistable, chocolatey-mint coffee at home, anytime with this Peppermint Mocha recipe. Add more syrup for a sweeter, stronger mint flavor. If you can't steam milk at home, warm the milk slowly in a saucepan and froth the milk by shaking it in a tightly sealed jar, using a frother, or whisking thoroughly while heating.