Oh baby, it’s cold outside. And when it’s cold outside, it’s tough to get the courage to make the trek to Starbucks to get some dessert in a cup. We all know the holidays are the best time for drinks at Starbucks, but we’re often drained of money because we’re buying more gifts than the Who’s in Whoville. It doesn’t matter though, because you can make your very own Gingerbread Latte at home. Assuming that you didn’t just get up and dance with pure, childlike joy, we’ll show you some of the best recipes that’ll make you almost never want to go to Starbucks again. Almost.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
I know what you’re thinking—it’s not Halloween anymore. But that doesn’t mean we have to limit ourselves to drinking this wonderful creation just a few weeks out of the year. The folks over at Oh She Glows recently released one of the best-tasting recipes for the popular drink. Surprise your friends after Christmas dinner with it, or just hoard it for yourself, we won’t tell anyone.
This is one of the true holiday favorites. It’s actually ranked as the number one favorite drink of the Holiday Collection, and is now available year-round thanks to the echoing cries of Starbucks fans everywhere. Thanks to a recipe provided by Food, you can now add your house as one of the locations to get this insanely delicious holiday drink.
Caramel Brulee Latte
The bits of caramel sprinkled on top of the famous Caramel Brulee Latte at Starbucks sends us on a crunchy journey to pure bliss. It makes for a savory finish to one of the Holiday Collection centerpieces, and your own version of the caramel crunch can be found at Michael’s in the baking aisle. Cheerios and Lattes has more information about how to make your own Caramel Brulee Latte at home.
Making gingerbread houses is a typical Christmas tradition for many, but why do that when you can make a Gingerbread Latte inside your own house? And it will literally take you five minutes to make. I think I sense a new Christmas tradition brewing. The puns are getting a little ridiculous, so here’s a solid recipe we found on The Recipe Circus for you to try out in the coming weeks.
Starbucks has been offering the eggnog latte since 1986. After they took it off the Holiday Menu a few years ago, they received a ton of letters from disgruntled fans and loyal customers outraged at their apparently horrible decision. Last year Starbucks brought the popular beverage back, but it didn’t matter if they did or didn’t, because you can now make it at home. A Sweet Pea Chef released one of the best recipes we’ve seen for the popular drink, so head over there to check it out!
Many of these recipes call for espresso, and luckily many of the coffee club merchants we reviewed on this site offer espresso options. Take a look at Mistobox for what we think is the best espresso available!