I decided to write this post, just to give you a quick idea about my experience with Starbucks and how I came to share their copycat recipes with you.
I worked at Starbucks for 5 years, and during the last year and a half, I was a store manager of a local store. That's why I have extensive knowledge of all the ingredients, recipes, and techniques used to make those lattes, cappuccinos, and frappuccinos you love so much. In addition, I truly have a passion for cooking and replicating recipes, so it was a natural calling to try to create similar recipes at home. I had a lot of requests from friends asking me how to create a Caramel Macchiato, Pumpkin Spice Latte, or Caramel Frappuccino, so I decided to add a section to my blog dedicated to creating delicious Starbucks drinks at home.
Although I enjoyed working there, I left Starbucks in 2015 because I wanted to start a family and my blogging career. I still have a few friends there, who share the latest trends with me and give updates.
If you want to try making Starbucks drinks at home, you have come to the right place. I will teach you how to froth milk, make espresso, and which syrups to use to create tasty Starbucks-inspired drinks at home. Please, feel free to comment and let me know if you'd like to see a specific recipe posted.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to get to know me better. I raise a glass of Caramel Latte to you! Cheers!
Tina Peterson says
Thank you so much!
I have gotten a lot of great tips from reading your blog. I really appreciate the information!
I bought a Pavoni Espresso machine years ago because I was spending too much at Starbucks.
I have certainly gotten my money's worth and love the machine. It is an old school hand pump.
I loved the Cafe Valencia Starbucks made several years ago. I'd like to learn how to make it at home. They will not make it at the stores anymore in my experience. Also, It was almost $6 which would make me broke! I think it was Orange Syrup, Mocha, Espresso and Whipped cream with sprinkled or grated chocolate on top and I think there may have been grated orange peel or orange zest. I think it would be great to be able to recreate it - it also would be fun to have an alcoholic version with the addition of Grand Marnier for special occasions.
Do you have the recipe? I am sure many people would like it.
Tania Sheff says
Hi Tina! Thank you for the kind words. I do not know about Cafe Valencia. Maybe they had it before I started working there in 2010? Wishing you all the best and Happy Thanksgiving!
Carmen Olivas says
Hi Tania I just want to tell you THANK YOU for sharing your recipes and taking the time to be an awesome person!!
Tania Sheff says
THANK YOU, for the kind words, Carmen!
Tania, I found your blog when I was searching for a caramel macchiato recipe and have been enjoying it , along with the macchiatos! I was wondering if you have a recipe for my other two favorite Starbucks treats, Peppermint Mocha latte and lemon pound cake? Thanks for sharing your recipes and tips!
Tania Sheff says
Hi Dawn! I am glad you found my site. I don't have the lemon cake recipe, because I am a lousy baker, so I don't even try to take this route. But for the peppermint mocha you'd need to follow my White Mocha recipe (just sub white chocolate chips for dark chocolate) and add some peppermint syrup. You can buy a large bottle of Starbucks peppermint syrup for 28$. This will last you for a LONG time! Let me know if you have any questions!
White Mocha recipe link: https://cooktoria.com/copycat-starbucks-white-mocha/
Peppermint Syrup Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/3ec72iD (affiliate link)
If you don't want to spend so much on Starbucks syrup, you can definitely go with other brands and save a few dollars. 🙂