How to Create Signature Starbucks Drinks While in Quarantine

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Casey Ball, Staff Writer

Quarantine has everybody missing their signature Starbucks drink whether it was the beloved Pink Drink or something as simple as a plain iced coffee. Feeding one’s Starbucks addiction used to be as convenient as a simple stop at the drive through, but now, many Starbucks are closed leaving its desperate customers to take matters into their own hands. 

Luckily one can actually make some of the most well known Starbucks drinks at home. If one is missing their favorite Starbucks drinks right now, keep reading to find easy but delicious copycat recipes of four well known Starbucks drinks.

One of the fan-favorite Starbucks drinks is the Pink Drink: fruity, refreshing and so delicious. Fans of this drink are in luck because making it at home is super simple.

All that is needed is unsweetened vanilla coconut milk and white cranberry strawberry juice. Then pour equal parts of each liquid over ice and that is all it takes. This one is a must-try because it is super easy and tastes exactly like the real drink. 

Another popular Starbucks drink is the Frappuccino. Some of these frozen drinks have coffee in them, while others like the vanilla bean do not. The Vanilla Bean Frappuccino tastes very similar to a vanilla milkshake, which is perfect for non-coffee drinkers and can satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. The recipe for this drink is also very simple and tastes just like the one at Starbucks.

-½ cup milk

-½ cup ice

-¼ cup vanilla bean ice cream

-¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

-whipped cream for topping

Then, blend the first four ingredients in the blender and top with whipped cream.

This next recipe is for all the coffee lovers. The Caramel Frappuccino is the perfect blend of coffee and sugar. All it takes is five ingredients to make the perfect drink at home.

-1 cup cooled coffee 

-1 cup milk

-1 cup ice

-2 tablespoons caramel syrup

-whipped cream for topping

Next, blend the first four ingredients in the blender and top with one’s desired amount of whipped cream and of course drizzle more caramel syrup on top.

Not everyone is interested in fancy drinks, as some like to keep it simple with just an iced coffee. Luckily, these types of drinks are just as easy to make at home with very limited ingredients. One can buy Starbucks coffee grounds at the local grocery store that taste just like the kind at Starbucks. If one has a Keurig, try buying Starbucks K-Cups at the store with flavors ranging from mocha all the way to cinnamon dolce.