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DIY Starbucks Holiday Drink Recipes

Do you love Starbucks holiday drinks? Now you can make them at home! Here are three easy recipes for beloved Starbucks holiday drinks:

Starbucks Gingerbread Latte


Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup fresh espresso
  • 8 ounces milk, steamed (with a little foam)
  • whipped cream
  • ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Make the gingerbread syrup by combining water, sugar, ginger, cinnamon and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Make sure your pan is large enough so the mixture won’t boil over
  2. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat and simmer syrup, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Remove the syrup from the heat when it’s done and put a lid on it.
  3. Make a double shot of espresso (1/2 cup), using an espresso machine. Use the machine to steam 8 ounces of milk, or heat up the milk in the microwave if your machine does not foam and steam milk.
  4. Make your latte by first adding 1/2 cup espresso to a 16-ounce cup. Add 1/4 cup gingerbread syrup, followed by the steamed milk. Stir.
  5. Top off the drink with a dollop of whipped cream, and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Serve immediately.

 

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte


Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin (available at Asda)
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 -1/2 cup espresso.

Instructions

  1. Combine milk, sugar and pumpkin in a pot and stir over medium heat until steamed.
  2. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and pumpkin spice (Can’t find pumpkin spice? Try mixing a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.)
  3. Transfer the mixture into a blender and process of 10 seconds (or until foamy) or whisk the mixture until foam appears.
  4. Pour into a mug, add espresso and serve immediately.

 

Starbucks Peppermint Mocha

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 3 teaspoons peppermint extract (available at Tesco)
  • 3 tablespoons powdered cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/2 cup hot espresso
  • 1.5 cups steamed milk

Instructions

  1. Stir water and sugar in a pot until sugar dissolves and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to a low simmer and add 1.5 teaspoons peppermint extract.
  3. Allow mixture to simmer for 20 minutes
  4. Mix cocoa and water in a cup until paste forms.
  5. Add espresso and 1.5 teaspoons peppermint extract.
  6. Add milk and serve immediately.

 

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