Starbucks Copycat Recipes for Fall Drinks – So Much Cheaper at Home!

Sep 24, 2020 | Favorite Food Tips, Recipes

These Starbucks copycat recipes for fall drinks are sure to make your tastebuds happy, as well as your wallet! Give them a try… you won't be sorry.

Starbucks copycat fall drinks on a counter with pumpkin in the background, from Fun Cheap or Free

What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “fall”? Maybe for you, it's Halloween parties or all of the fun activities fall brings. For us, it's all things pumpkin! Pumpkin desserts are our jam and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are almost too good to be true, but it gets pricey buying them when you're out. That's where Starbucks copycat recipes come in handy!

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No more running through the drive-thru for your fall drink fix anymore! We're about to share our favorite Starbucks copycat recipes that do (and don't) contain coffee! Ya ready for a dose of deliciousness? Keep on reading!


Depending on where you live, autumn usually means cooler weather. There's just something special about sitting on a sofa, snuggled in a blanket, and sipping on a nice, warm fall drink out of your favorite mug. It's soothing to the soul, but it's more soothing to the taste buds. Right?!

These are some of our favorite Starbucks copycat recipes that are totally kid-friendly (coffee-free) and work great for parties and late night snacks!

Keep these items on hand to kick your fall drinks up a notch:


Salted caramel hot chocolate on a wooden background, from Fun Cheap or Free

Don't get us wrong, hot chocolate is amazing no matter what season it is! Unless you're a super human, it's almost impossible to turn down a nice, warm mug of hot cocoa on a chilly night.

Starbucks' Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate copycat recipe is one of our favorites! Six Sisters' Stuff is known for its amazing copycat recipes, and they DO not disappoint with this one.


If you've never had one of these DELICIOUS drinks that tastes like fall in a cup, make yourself one TODAY! You will NOT regret it. Just head over to Divas Can Cook and get the easy peasy recipe! Then, sit back and sip the most delicious drink you've ever tasted… that day!


Have you ever wished you could just drink your pumpkin pie because it was so good?! YOU CAN! Well, sort of… Pumpkin Steamers are a classic fall drink that can't be beat. Six Sisters' Stuff did it again with this Starbucks copycat pumpkin steamer recipe. Be careful, this one is hard to keep away from the kids!


Cups of Starbucks copycat hot chocolate with marshmallows, from Fun Cheap or Free

There's also nothing wrong with a plain hot chocolate, and this Eating on a Dime Starbucks copycat recipe ticks all the boxes! It's rich, creamy, and made with only 5 ingredients that you probably already have on hand. Hello, shelf cooking!


Not everyone drinks coffee for several different reasons, and that's totally cool! However, we couldn't write a post about Starbucks copycat recipes without including a few ideas for those who DO enjoy coffee! That would be a MAJOR letdown for all of the coffee lovers out there.

These are some items that will take your drinks to the next level! However, you don't need all of them:


Pumpkin spice lattes on a wooden background with pumpkins in the background, from Fun Cheap or Free

There's nothing that screams fall more than a Pumpkin Spice Latte! There are several different ways to achieve the classic taste we all crave. Honestly, this Pumpkin Latte recipe from Bigger Bolder Baking pretty much hits the spot.

That said, there's a little-known shortcut to making a copycat Pumpkin Spice Latte that is almost identical that takes less work. Grab some Spiced Chai Latte mix and add it to your coffee or espresso with steamed milk! Then, you'll have one of the tastiest homemade Starbucks copycat recipes with little to minimal effort. If you're feeling adventurous, top your whipped cream with pumpkin syrup for good measure!


Warm, cinnamony deliciousness in a cup… yes, please! Cinnamon Dolce Lattes are one fall drink that give the pumpkin spice latte a run for its money. But let's just not pick favorites, mmmkay? This copycat Cinnamon Dolce Latte recipe from Life Straight Up is right on! If you don't want to make the syrup, you can grab some here.


Caramel meets espresso in this tasty little treat in a cup! Cooktoria hits it out of the park with this copycat Caramel Macchiato. You'll have lots of fun making this tasty fall drink โ€” make sure that you get extra creative with your caramel design on top!


Now if this Maple Pecan Latte copycat from the Worktop doesn't just scream fall, then we don't know what does! This recipe doesn't disappoint. They even take it a step further, making pecan butter for the recipe, which Starbucks doesn't even do. Is it calling your name yet?


This chocolatey, caramely deliciousness in a cup is sure to be a new favorite fall drink! You really can't go wrong with this Starbucks Savour the Flavor copycat Salted Caramel Mocha. To cut down on cook time, you can use store-bought caramel syrup and chocolate milk.


Not a fan of warm drinks? NO PROBLEM! You can make any of the above recipes a frappe or frozen drink by popping them in a blender with ice. How's that for having one drink in two ways?!

If you get started and try at least one of these new recipes each week, you will be delighting in all these luscious sips of fall for months! What are your favorite drinks from Starbucks? Let us know in the comments!

Four types of fall drinks, with words that read "make all your favorite fall drinks with these Starbucks copycat recipes," from Fun Cheap or Free

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Drink up the autumn season and enjoy!


  1. Marco Bianchi

    The salted caramel mocha looks delish! I’ve never been a huge fan of pumpkin spiced latte, although I’m willing to try other recipes just to make sure!

  2. Vanessa

    I love these recipes for my favorite (and soon to be favorite drinks)! ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Vanessa

    I love these recipes for my favorite (and soon to be favorite drinks)! ๐Ÿ™‚


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