Can you help me make Starbucksy drinks at home?
December 16, 2013 12:10 PM Subscribe
I just received an espresso machine and am prone to buying $4 iced lattes every day. How can I duplicate the taste I love at home?
posted by masquesoporfavor to Food & Drink (21 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My parents just sent us an espresso machine
for Christmas. HOORAY! I have always wanted one but never wanted to actually purchase it, so this is awesome. I am not big on hot drinks but am super into iced whatever latte concoctions. Can you give me some recipes that will kick the coffee shops' asses?
At Starbucks I like iced white mochas and caramel macchiatos. At the place downstairs from my work I like iced almond or vanilla lattes. I think at the latter they make their own flavored syrups, and I am not averse to doing that as long as it's not difficult and can last a while. I've made vanilla syrup before and it's pretty easy/tasty.
I would prefer for it to be a quick/easy thing I can do in the morning before work. Brewing hot coffee takes too much effort and cold press coffee took the right amount of time but I would often forget to do it at night. Health/calories/fat isn't really a concern (though we'll talk again after I've had 6 months of daily macchiatos, I'm sure), though if you could think of some way to make this healthier that'd be fine. I tend not to eat breakfast. I prefer iced to hot recipes, but if you have a super amazing recipe that only works hot I'll not turn you away. I will also accept brand recommendations for widely available espresso and ingredients. Or even locally available if you live in the ATL!