Here's Everything You Need To Make Your Favorite Starbucks Drinks At Home

Prepare your favorite Starbucks iced latte at home with this TikTok-inspired coffee-making guide.


If you love Starbucks iced lattes but don’t want to wait in line for one, we’ve found the perfect hack to recreate this refreshing drink at home — thanks to TikTok. All you need is a coffee maker and a few other essentials to enjoy delicious lattes all year long. Here’s a step-by-step guide to making your own Starbucks iced latte at home at a fraction of the price!

Step One: Get an Espresso Machine

First, you’ll need an espresso machine. Whether you prefer a simple single-serve coffee maker or a more sophisticated Nespresso, there are plenty of options on the market for your budget and needs. Make sure that your coffee machine has some basic capabilities like frothing milk so that you can make a variety of beverages and get the most use out of your purchase.

Mr. Coffee Espresso and Cappuccino Machine: $49.49 (was $74.99) mr-coffee-espresso Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine: $201.70 (was $269.00) nespresso

Step Two: Choose Your Coffee

Next, you’ll need to choose your coffee. If you have a classic espresso maker, you’ll need high-quality ground coffee to make the perfect cup. Or, if you have a Nespresso, go with single-serve capsules that are compatible with the machines. We recommend Starbucks’ dark roast for this recipe for a stronger taste that works well in iced coffees.

Starbucks Dark Espresso Roast Ground Coffee: $18.48 espresso Starbucks Dark Espresso Roast Nespresso Capsules: $50.99 starbucks-pods

Step Three: Pick a Syrup

If you love Starbucks’ flavored iced coffees, recreating them at home is super simple with a variety of syrups that give your latte sweetness and flavor. We recommend Torani vanilla syrup which comes with a handy dispenser so you can keep track of how many pumps you’re adding to your iced coffee.

Torani Vanilla Flavored Syrup for Coffee: $14.98 syrups

Step Four: Put It All Together

Once you’ve extracted your espresso shots, it’s time to prepare your latte. Add a couple of pumps of vanilla syrup to a tall reusable glass or tumbler; pour in the espresso and milk and top it all off with ice. If you really want to go the extra mile, make your iced latte look exactly like the real deal with a reusable Starbucks tumbler. If you want a more versatile cup that works well with hot and cold beverages, a double-walled coffee mug is a great option.

Starbucks Cold Cup Clear Grande Tumbler: $18.63 (was $26.77) starbucks-cup Drinking Glasses with Bamboo Lids and Glass Straws: $22.99 (was $28.79) glass-tumblers Double Wall Insulated Glass Coffee Mugs: $17.99 (was $29.99) glass-mugs And there you have it — you’ve just made your own Starbucks iced latte at home. Enjoy!

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