40 Coffee Shop Drinks and Treats You Can Make at Home
Can't make it to your favorite coffee shop? Recreate your go-to order at home. From Iced Mochas to biscotti, our recipes for coffee shop drinks and treats will satisfy your cravings — and fill your home with that heavenly coffee shop smell. Here are 40 recipes to help you find your new pick-me-ups.
Easy Iced Coffee
"Easy, tasty, and cheap! I'm all for simple, so I go for a one-cup method where I place the coffee, one packet of Splenda and water in the glass first and swirl around to dissolve, then add a generous 'squirt' of chocolate syrup, swirl some more, and add milk." —BROZZY
It really doesn't get any easier than this. Heat milk in a saucepan, whisk to create foam, and combine it with your favorite roasted coffee. Spoon foam over the top, if you're feeling fancy. We won't judge.
"Made a vanilla-flavored syrup, and our lattes tasted just like the 'bucks version! So happy I know how to make these at home now." — Yummytampa
"Awesome icy treat. Perfect for when you want to have the 'coffeehouse experience' right in your own house," Jillian says. "It was so good topped off with a whipped cream and little more chocolate syrup!"
Hot and Spicy Himalayan Tea (Chai Tea)
Cozy up with a velvety chai tea. Crank up the caffeine by using more tea leaves, or add a few sprinkles of cardamom to make it spicier. Your house will smell amazing!
"Delicious and refreshing! I didn't bother taking out the blender. I used my plastic shaker bottle with the wire ball, and it was all mixed in 30 seconds." — Ms Jean
"I had this over ice. It's the only coffee I've ever had that actually tastes as delicious as ground coffee smells," writes Scratchcook.
Cold Brew and Almond Milk Latte
"The ratio of water to coffee is very nice. Not too strong and not too weak," Buckwheat Queen says.
Frozen Caramel Latte
"Perfect. I don't have an espresso machine so I just made a pot of really potent coffee. This taste just like one I would buy for $4!" — KATEFOODFUN
If you miss the Orange Mango Banana Vivanno you used to order at Starbucks, reviewer Connie calls this "an incredibly delicious, flavorful" replacement.
Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Campfire S'Mores Frappuccino®
As if iced coffee doesn't remind us of summer, s'mores certainly do! This delicious copycat frappe combines the two.
Abbey's White Chocolate Latte
It's rich, creamy, and frothy with the perfect balance of white chocolate and coffee. Brew a cup of strong black coffee if you don't have an espresso machine.
Hot Apple Cider
Nothing beats a mug of hot cider on a cold day. If you're making the recipe for a crowd, remove the cider from the heat, discard the spice bundle, and transfer the cider to a slow cooker.
"I love coffee and I love gelato, so this is a perfect drink for anyone who wants to elevate their after-dinner coffee. You can’t miss with the combination of these two favorites," reviewer SQ* writes.
Brown Sugar-Caramel Latte
Sometimes coffee is a dessert in itself! And if you're going to do it, go all the way. Fresh homemade whipped cream is the perfect topping for these coffee and cocoa recipes. And go ahead and add a few extra dollops, we won't charge you extra.
Candy Cane Cocoa
Lion House Wassail
Move over mulled cider, hello wassail. It's "steeped" in tradition, and is wonderfully spicy and comforting. Keep it warm all day in the slow cooker, just remove the cloves so it doesn't get bitter.
Soft Oatmeal Cookies
"I really wanted an oatmeal cookie that you would see out at the mall or Starbucks, so I made the cookie to recipe and spooned it by the heaping tablespoons onto my baking stone. I was a little skeptical because it was a wet consistency and I thought, this cookie won't rise," Ronda says. "However, in nine minutes, I had the most beautiful-looking and best-tasting cookie out of the oven."
Janet's Rich Banana Bread
If you've got two ripe bananas, this is the easiest bread we've got this banana bread. After you put it in the oven, you've got an hour to enjoy your coffee or chai!
Pecan Sour Cream Coffee Cake
"For me, the best part about coffee cake is the crispy, crunchy, buttery crumbs. So here I significantly upped the amounts used," Chef John says.
Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti
"I've tried many different biscotti recipes, but this one is my favorite," Arci says. "They seem to melt instantly when dipped into hot coffee."
Chef John's Croissants
Think your coffee is sweet enough? Balance it out with a classic croissant. "Even though it was time consuming, it was totally worth the wait. I will definitely make these buttery croissants again and again," Mary Schoepe says.
Amazing Lemon Scones
"If you love lemon, you must try these scones. You will love them. They have the perfect texture and a fabulous lemon flavor. I’m lazy, so I used my food processor to cut the butter into the flour mixture, then added the liquid mixture through the shoot. Fast and easy. Just be sure you don’t over process," writes Deb C.
No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars
Just 30 minutes of prep time to get 32 fudge-y, crumbly oat bars.
Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
White Chocolate Blondies
If you have white chocolate chips on hand, you need to make White Chocolate Blondies. You're welcome.
Chef John's Chocolate Croissants
"These are so grand," Amy Oros says. "They are so very, very, very flaky. And, I know you said we had to wait for them to cool. We just haven’t been able to wait yet. They smell so good coming out of the oven."
Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie
"These cookies are the pinnacle of perfection! If you want a big, fat, chewy cookie like the kind you see at bakeries and specialty shops, then these are the cookies for you!" — ELIZABETHBH
Lemon Ricotta Cake
"The addition of ricotta cheese to this lemon cake results in an airy, light, fluffy, and moist cake. The glaze will take it to another level. But if you prefer no glaze just sprinkle with powdered sugar," recipe submitter Yoly says.
Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins
Coffee requires cake — or these cinnamon-spiced, coffee-spiked muffins.