Starbucks Coffee Recipes - Great Coffee At Home
Have you ever wished you could get your favorite Starbucks coffee recipes to take home and make on your own?
Have you ever ordered one of their seasonal drinks and wished you could get it all year? Despite trying to keep their recipes secret, there is a way!
Starbucks opened in Seattle, Washington, back in 1971. It enjoyed modest success, until 1982.
It was when Howard Schultz, the new head of marketing, went to Milan, Italy, for an international housewares show. He was so impressed by the coffee culture of Italy, he brought home the idea of the coffee house, where people could sit and enjoy their coffee.
In 1987, Schultz bought Starbucks and realized his vision of American coffee houses. Today, there are more than 8,000 Starbucks stores in 30 countries and the Starbucks coffee recipe book is bigger and more popular than ever.
Fortunately, the recipes are out there, so you can make your favorite Starbucks drinks at home.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Pumpkin Spice Latte is one of the most popular holiday drinks at Starbucks. For this drink, you’ll need:
- three heaping tablespoons of canned pumpkin
- two tablespoons of vanilla syrup
- a quarter teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice or one
- tablespoon of Pumpkin Spice syrup
- one cup of milk
- one or two shots of espresso
In a small saucepan, stir the pumpkin puree into the milk.
Add the vanilla syrup and pumpkin pie spice (or Pumpkin Spice syrup).
Heat the mixture gently, stirring occasionally, until the foam begins to appear on the top.
Pour the mixture in a tall mug.
Finish the Starbucks coffee recipe, by pouring the espresso over the mixture, adding whipped cream and a sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice on top.
If you want the coffee sweeter, you can add a little vanilla-flavored coffee cream.
Starbucks’ Peppermint Mocha
To make this marvelous drink you’ll need:
- three tablespoons of powdered baking cocoa
- three tablespoons of warm water
- one and a half tablespoons of peppermint syrup (not extract) or crème de menthe
- 4 ounces of espresso
- 12 ounces of steamed milk
- red sugar crystals (for the topping)
Mix the baking cocoa and warm water to make a syrup.
Pour this syrup into a sixteen-ounce mug.
Pour your espresso over the syrup, then add the peppermint syrup (or the crème de menthe).
Simply finish this Starbucks coffee recipe by filling the rest of your mug with steamed milk.
Top the drink with whipped cream and garnish with the red sugar crystals.
These are just two of Starbucks’ popular holiday drink recipes, but others are available. For the coffee lover who’s willing to try something new, you can have great coffee at home anytime you want. All you have to do is brew your coffee, do a little magic with ingredients, garnish, and enjoy!
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