This time of the year gets me craving warm cups of goodness! You know the kind found at your local Starbucks that often come with a $5.00 or more price tag. Which can easily become a very expensive habit. The way that I curb the desire to stop by Starbucks a few times a week is by re-creating my favorite drinks at home. As a former Barista its very easy for me to make my own drinks at home. I know, I am not alone with the Starbucks cravings. In an effort to help all of us grow our Disney funds. I am going to share with you all the most popular drink recipes technically copy cat versions. Most of the ingredients Starbucks uses are made exclusively for use in their stores. For that reason we have to get creative! My copycat versions are really close to the real thing. Before long you will forget all about Starbucks while adding money back into your Disney funds!
First up is a Copycat Starbucks Cafe Mocha! This drink is my first true love. It is the first coffee drink I discovered I liked. It is also a base recipe for others we will be learning over the next few weeks. All you need is 4 simple ingredients we all have on hand or can easily purchase from our local grocery stores.
Copycat Starbucks Cafe Mocha
1 Hot Chocolate packet
Whipped Cream for topping
Microwave 1/2 cup to 3/4 a cup of milk until warm in a separate container. I like to use my 1 cup Pyrex glass measuring cup. The amount you need will depend on how big your mug is. Add the hot chocolate packet into your mug you will be making your drink in. If you have a Keruig machine use a Kcup on the smallest beverage size setting. For those of you that brew coffee in a coffee pot. You want to make it really strong. The stronger the better. Brew the coffee into the mug with hot chocolate packet. Or if using a coffee pot add about 1/4 – 1/2 cup of coffee into the mug. Stir until the hot chocolate is mixed in. Pour the warm milk over the coffee chocolate mixture stir well, top with whipped cream, and enjoy!
Other Copy Cat Recipes
Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew
For those times that you just want a special treat. Make sure you read our top 4 savings tips for Starbucks.