These at-home coffee recipes will save you sooo much money

Who doesn't love a good coffee run? But at a certain point, the cost of a fun little treat can add up—too much driving and wayyy too much money. With these recipes, you can recreate your fave sips at home for a *much* cheaper cost. 

Quick & Easy Iced Mocha

Craving something sweet? All you need to make this simple iced mocha is your choice of coffee or espresso, chocolate sauce, ice and whipped cream. Every sip is bound to feel like you're floating in a chocolate-y wonderland.

DIY Iced Shaken Espresso

OK, ngl, Starbucks' signature flavored shaken espressos can get *crazy* expensive. You're better off making this drink at home, so check out this recipe that offers three different ways to make your shaken espresso, based on how much time you have and how fancy you want to be.

Iced Caramel Latte


We love a good caramel drizzle, but most coffee shops tend to skimp. By making an at-home iced caramel latte, you can coat the cup in as much caramel drizzle as your heart desires—we won't judge. Drizzle your choice amount of caramel in the cup before adding ice. Next, add milk three-quarters of the way and top with a shot of espresso. To jazz it up a little, add a dash of cinnamon on top.

Strawberry Acai Refresher

Who knew you could make this one at home? On your next grocery run, grab a bottle of Ocean Spray White Cran-Strawberry juice. Combine the juice with equal parts water or lemonade, add in your freeze-dried strawberries and enjoy! But beware, this recipe is so good you may fall in love.

Vanilla Bean Frappucino


For an extra sweet treat to start your day off on the right foot or for a post-summer camp treat, try this at-home vanilla bean Frapp. We recommend adding a few chocolate chips or sprinkles to the blender to take it up a notch. And ofc, don't forget the whipped cream—plus a cherry on top.

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by Katherine Mahoney and Hana Tilksew | 7/7/2024