If you must have the Cadillac version of a coffee station, the Breville Barista Espresso Machine is robust and popular among espresso and coffee lovers. It is difficult to justify the price unless you are making coffee for several people daily.
To get the warm-fuzzy feeling of the in-store experience, pick up a special mug or tumbler from your local Starbucks or Amazon. These Starbucks Color-Changing Tumblers are cute! Somehow, just using a Starbucks cup makes the drink taste better. Or use any glass or mug that makes you smile.
What could be better than a cozy cup of coffee or your favorite Starbucks hot beverage in the comfort of your home? Once you discover how easy these are to DIY, you’ll find yourself skipping the drive-through more often than not.
White Hot Chocolate
My favorite cold-weather drink at Starbucks is creamy, sweet, White Hot Chocolate. Whip up this homemade version in five minutes with just 4 ingredients! Or use the recipe as an easy base for your favorite Starbucks' white chocolate drinks: White Chocolate Mocha, Peppermint White Hot Chocolate, Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha, and Toasted White Chocolate Mocha.
This olive oil coffee is smooth and creamy with a hint of nuttiness and a buttery finish. Starbucks Oleato uses oat milk, as does this recipe. I recommend Oatly certified gluten-free oat milk) or make Olive Oil Coffee with your favorite dairy or non-dairy milk.
Get your energizing caffeine in a cold, refreshing drink, made at home for pennies on the dollar.
Iced Chocolate Almond Milk Shaken Espresso
Enjoy this easy-to-make Starbucks copycat Iced Chocolate Almond Milk Shaken Espresso, made with only four simple ingredients. Unlike the Starbucks version which is made with chocolate malt powder (contains barley), this recipe uses hot chocolate powder and is gluten-free!
If you're a fan of sweet, creamy, caffeinated goodness, you’ll love this easy recipe for Caramel Iced Coffee. 3-ingredient Starbucks-style Caramel Iced Coffee is a snap to make at home for just a fraction of the price!
Be your own Barista and enjoy this DIY Starbucks drink at home. Made with just a few ingredients: homemade white chocolate sauce (using only Nestle white chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream), espresso, milk, ice, and topped with homemade whipped cream.
It doesn't get easier or better than a delectable five-minute, five-ingredient, Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino. It's amazing with a gooey, sticky-sweet drizzle of Torani Caramel Sauce. This recipe will make a fru-fru coffee drinker out of you in no time.
Starbucks Paradise Drink is part of its Pineapple Refresher line. All three drinks are delicious, but the paradise drink stands out as the most tropical. Make it (or one of the other pineapple refreshers with the same base recipe) at home and skip the Starbucks line!
Starbucks’ seasonal drinks come and go. Sadly, sometimes they are gone forever. With these copycat recipes, you can enjoy your favorite seasonal and holiday drinks year-round. Imagine a Pumpkin Spice Latte any time… whether or not the leaves are changing colors.
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
Peppermint White Hot Chocolate is the perfect cozy and festive drink to enjoy while cuddled up at home or to serve at your next holiday gathering.
Looking for the perfect, cozy holiday drink? The rich and creamy Starbucks Eggnog Latte is infused with the sweet and spicy flavors of eggnog, nutmeg, and espresso will warm you up from the inside out. (Note, eggnog is usually gluten-free, but double-check the label.)
This healthy peppermint mocha drink is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. It tastes just like the classic Starbucks drink, with minimal sugar and calories. This festive holiday favorite is actually available year-round at Starbucks, but now you can enjoy it while saving money and calories!
Homemade Salted Caramel Brulee Latte is full of silky caramel flavor, espresso, piled high with whipped cream, drizzled with caramel sauce, and sprinkled with crunchy sugar. Enjoy this popular seasonal flavor at home any time.
These eight recipes are safe for gluten-free Starbucks fans, and all eight make multiple servings. Whip them up to share with a crowd or enjoy one now and freeze the rest for another day!
Gluten-Free Lemon Loaf
This gluten-free lemon loaf tastes just like the classic Starbucks snack – except this copycat version is healthy and gluten-free! I recommend using King Arthur Measure for Measure flour for the perfect consistency. This super moist Starbucks lemon loaf is sure to be a hit in your kitchen!
An easy homemade recipe for the classic seasonal Starbucks treat! These copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars are allergy-free, so everyone can enjoy perfectly-baked, blondie squares loaded with dried cranberries, vanilla, citrus, and dairy-free white chocolate drizzle.
All of the food and beverage recipes above are gluten-free, like everything on Go Gluten Freely! This round-up even included a few drinks that are normally off-limits at Starbucks due to gluten ingredients:
Iced Chocolate Almond Milk Shaken Espresso
Cookies & Cream Frappuccino
Drinks with Holiday Sprinkles (which some years historically contained gluten)
Apple Crisp Macchiato
As always, you still have to vet your ingredients, spices, non-dairy milk, syrups, and more. Here are some gluten-free recommendations for ingredients that show up in several drinks:
Simply Lemonade: I called Coca-Cola (the parent company), and Coca-Cola says all its Simply Lemonade products are gluten-free.
Oatly Oatmilk is certified gluten-free. If you can tolerate gluten-free oats, substitute milk or another non-dairy milk.
Juice (white grape juice, orange juice, pineapple juice): use 100% pure juice.
Tea: Tazo teas appear in several recipes. I reached out to Tazo and confirmed that none of its teas have gluten ingredients, but the company also includes the disclaimer that they aren’t tested for gluten. Other options: Bigelow Tea notes gluten-free on the package and Celestial Seasonings has several gluten-free varieties (always check the package, because not all Celestial Seasonings teas are gluten-free).
Holiday Sprinkles: most, not all, Betty Crocker sprinkles are gluten-free. Check the label.
Nuts.com offers a selection of gluten-free and certified gluten-free products, including nuts, freeze-dried fruit, fruit powders, and cocoa powder. Be sure to filter your search by “gluten-free” or “certified gluten-free” depending on your comfort level.