Be Your Own Barista! 11 Easy Homemade Drinks + Milk Frother Review

Be Your Own Barista! 11 Easy Homemade Drinks + Milk Frother Review

Updated 5/2/21

Be Your Own Barista Easy Homemade Drinks


It always baffles me how expensive a cup of coffee can be at the local coffee shop, especially when you can make your own at home. There are plenty of awesome, easy copycat drink recipes for things like lattes, cappuccinos, frappuccinos… even fancy hot chocolates!  If you’ve never tried making your own version of your coffee shop favorite before, I highly suggest it. Not only will you be saving yourself some money (which, let’s face it, we could all use as we head into the holiday season), but you’ll also probably have a lot of fun playing around in the kitchen! Below are some of my personal favorite copycat drink recipes to keep me warm during the cold winter months. And you can trust me because I live in Chicago and you know it gets cold up here and I need my homemade mocha to keep me going!


Plus, scroll down to find out more about an amazing frother we've revieed. This is an awesome electric milk frother that you can use to top off your homemade drinks. Scroll to the bottom of this post to find out more!

Starbucks Pumpkin Cheesecake Frappuccino Recipe

Everyone knows the iconic Starbucks frappuccino. Save yourself some time and money and mix up your own frappuccino at home, just the way you like it.

Starbucks Pumpkin Cheesecake Frappuccino Recipe

Slow Cooker Mexican Hot Cocoa

Slow Cooker Mexican Hot Cocoa makes a rich chocolaty sweet and spicy drink that warms you from the inside out. It’s the one thing that makes me look forward to snowy days! 

Slow Cooker Mexican Hot Cocoa

"Special Ingredient" Hot Chocolate

Since the holidays are such a special time of year, making this "Special Ingredient" Hot Chocolate is a must. 

"Special Ingredient" Hot Chocolate

Maple Latte

"This easy, homemade latte is full of sweet maple flavor, maple whipped cream, and tastes like all the flavors of fall!"

Maple Latte

Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Amazingly rich and creamy, salted caramel hot chocolate recipe is easy to make right in your crock pot or slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

French Vanilla Dalgona Coffee Recipe

This yummy drink has whipped coffee on top of iced or warm milk. This is a unique way to enjoy your morning cup of coffee!

French Vanilla Dalgona Coffee Recipe

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

"This four ingredient peppermint hot chocolate recipe is thick, creamy, and dairy-free when made with Almondmilk Cashewmilk Blend!"

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Vanilla Ginger Cafe Latte

Vanilla Ginger Cafe Latte is a great holiday drink that will keep you warm and cozy through the season. Add whipped cream if you are feeling extra sweet.

Vanilla Ginger Cafe Latte

10-Minute Homemade Eggnog

Make your own eggnog this holiday season with this quick and easy Homemade Eggnog recipe. It only takes 10 minutes of your time, and you won't believe how much better it tastes than even the expensive store-bought versions! 

10-Minute Homemade Eggnog

Grandma’s White Hot Chocolate

"I’m a HUGE fan of this drink – especially at Christmas time. I’m not big on regular chocolate flavors, at least not in drinks. But give me a white chocolate version, and I’m in heaven!"

Grandma’s White Hot Chocolate

Hot Butterbeer Recipe

If you're a Harry Potter fan, you're going to love this delicious recipe that will allow you to make some of Hogsmeade's finest butterbeer in your very own kitchen! Even if you don't know what butterbeer is, you definitely need to give this recipe a try.

Hot Butterbeer Recipe

Milk Frother Review

Now for something to top off those homemade drinks we just talked about!  This week we have a very exciting review going on at RecipeLion.com.  This Capresso froth TEC Automatic Milk Frother is a magical machine creates delicious rich frothed milk at the touch of a button. Really… it’s that easy!  You can read all about how it works and what you can do with the machine on our full review page here.

Can you imagine how delicious your copycat Starbucks lattes and frappuccinos are going to taste with some frothed milk added in?  Pretty amazing!

Capresso froth TEC Automatic Milk Frother Review

What’s your favorite warm drink to enjoy in the winter?

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