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Homemade Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe - Pumpkin Spice Latte 2018

Homemade Starbucks Drinks (Pumpkin Spice Latte, Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate & Peppermint Mocha)

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Hi Bold Bakers!

Aside from shorter days and crisp evenings, another sign that the Holidays are just around the corner are the red cups that only come once a year. Yes, you know the ones. Covered in snowflakes and ice skaters, they are as iconic as the big red man himself. Well, kinda….

The Holidays are a season for feasting, sharing and indulgence. It’s a time for eating, drinking and being merry. Nothing warms the soul more than warm drinks on a cold Fall night.

Starbucks have nailed it with their Holiday-inspired drinks including crazy combinations that scream the holidays; they are comfort in a 12oz cup. Whether you partake or not, few can resist these delicious drinks. However, now you can make your own Homemade Starbucks Drinks rather then making a trip to your local store. Let’s not forget the added bonus of knowing what goes into them, and it isn’t squirts of peppermint sugar syrup.

These recipes multiply really well so if you are having friends over make up a big pot and serve it hot with whipped cream on top. These drinks are so satisfying and decadent, they would almost replace dessert.  Only joking, nothing replaces dessert!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Possibly the most popular Starbucks drink for the Holidays, Pumpkin Spice Latte has the caffeine we crave with the kick of spice we love. And of course the whipped cream on top doesn’t hurt. Find the Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe here.

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Peppermint Mocha 

Chocolate loves to be paired with certain ingredients that really makes its flavor pop: coffee and peppermint happen to be some of those flavors. I can see why this is one of the most popular Starbucks drinks for the Holidays. Find the Peppermint Mocha recipe here.

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Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate is my go-to Starbucks drink. With even more Salted Caramel on top, it just pushes this drink over the edge to heaven! Find the Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate recipe here.

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If you like Starbucks flavors, make sure to try my Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino Homemade No Machine Ice Cream. It’s the perfect homemade coffee ice cream treat!


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  1. Mia on April 16, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Hey can you make a vanilla bean frap

  2. rehab on February 24, 2019 at 5:06 am

    what i can use insted of vodka for the flavor makingthank you

    • Gemma Stafford on February 26, 2019 at 11:02 am

      Hi there, i would not suggest another alcohol.

  3. Cathy on December 1, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    I would love to see you make Starbucks white chocolate mocha – the hot one!!!!

  4. Sameera on October 18, 2018 at 1:31 am

    Hi Gemma

    Can I please assist with a Mozart cake
    With fresh cream


    • Gemma Stafford on October 18, 2018 at 6:15 am

      Hi Sameera,
      Hi there, I think this is a very good cake, complex, but delicious. Thank you for this suggestion.
      I will add it to my list to try to simplify it! There are a great number of recipes on line, take a look,

    • Gemma Stafford on October 18, 2018 at 6:29 am

      Hi Sameera,
      Hi there, I think this is a very good cake, complex, but delicious. Thank you for this suggestion.
      I will add it to my list to try to simplify it! There are a great number of recipes on line, take a look,
      Gemma 🙂

  5. Allie on February 26, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    I really love your homemade starbucks drinks recipes! I, especially, enjoy it since I love drinking coffee before going to school. It would be really great if you could add more recipes like the cinnamon dolce latte and the classic white chocolate mocha.

    • Gemma Stafford on February 27, 2018 at 3:26 am

      Hi Allie,
      I certainly will put these suggestions on my list, thank you so much.
      Thank you for being in touch,
      Gemma 🙂

  6. Alex on November 28, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Can you please try to make the pink drink???? And also the chocolate mint mocha frappe please

  7. Aaliya on February 9, 2017 at 3:21 am

    Can you tell how to make cappuccino with no machines … with just simple things that every kitchen has… thnks in advance?

    • Gemma Stafford on February 9, 2017 at 4:06 am

      Thank you for that suggestion, I will add this to my list,
      Gemma 🙂

      • halimahassan20 on November 13, 2017 at 7:44 pm

        this is amazing this is the best recipit i ever watch love your videos

        • Gemma Stafford on November 14, 2017 at 5:03 am

          Hi there,
          Thank you for your very kind comment,
          Gemma 🙂

  8. Sana on January 29, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Hi gemma loved ur site plz kindly make chocolate malt cake with real malt flavour

    • Gemma Stafford on January 30, 2017 at 2:06 am

      Wow! I will need to research this one, thank you for the suggestion,
      Gemma 🙂

  9. MahiWalia on January 25, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Hi Gemma! Thank you for sharing this recipe, it is so rich and yummy.
    I love all your recipes, I’m an avid follower and a big fan!
    Lots of love all the way from India,
    Mahi 🙂

    • Gemma Stafford on January 27, 2017 at 3:17 am

      Thank you for being with us and for your kind comments,
      Gemma 🙂

  10. Kary on November 16, 2016 at 5:26 am

    Hey Gemma! It would be awesome if you made more homemade Starbucks food and drinks recipes! Thanks!

    • Gemma Stafford on November 17, 2016 at 1:56 am

      Hi there Kary,
      Yes it would, and I will, Thank you for being with us, Gemma 🙂

  11. Norhanisah on November 15, 2016 at 6:50 am

    hello,i’m from Philippines marawi city ,I enjoy watching your all episodes.I almost watched 85 vedios of bolder baking

    • Gemma Stafford on November 17, 2016 at 2:00 am

      What?? you will go blind, but you will know how to bake! Thank you for being with us, Gemma 🙂

  12. XOXOXO on November 7, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Could you make pumpkin pie and whip cream to go along with it?

  13. Abby on November 7, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Could you make pumpkin spice latte no coffee?

    • Gemma Stafford on November 8, 2016 at 2:51 am

      I suppose you could! You can try this! 🙂

  14. PrincessSapphire on November 5, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Gemma, I love your recipes so much. Can you make homemade eggnog?

    • PrincessSapphire on November 7, 2016 at 6:36 pm

      That’s great. I’ll be looking forward to it in the future. P. S. Can’t wait for the pie. ??

      • Gemma Stafford on November 8, 2016 at 2:31 am

        Yes, coming up! Gemma 🙂

  15. Hannah O on November 5, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Hi Gemma! I was wondering if you could do some new cookie recipes. Specifically, the ones that puff up a bunch if you make them.

    • Gemma Stafford on November 6, 2016 at 4:13 am

      Hi Hannah, what do you mean by this, are you talk soft chewy cookies? I really will get to these, I love them too. 🙂

  16. Razan EE on November 5, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Hey gemma,
    So you said you needed to know my taste to make a suggestion for me ,so I know this might sound weird but I hate choclate cake,cupcakes or pies, you get ths picture I’m more into candy flavours like vanilla thanks alot
    Razan out peace❇❇❇??

  17. Sikhumbuzo on November 5, 2016 at 3:52 am

    I’m doing hospitality management at tut 1st year, n my biggest dream is to become professional chef. I do know how, to achieve this dream of m one like u sister. can u help pls

    • Gemma Stafford on November 5, 2016 at 4:40 am

      Hi there, if you are in college, I presume it is a catering college! My college had lots of options, and I started doing a culinary arts degree, then decided it was not for me, and changed to Professional Cookery (chef) course. You need to have this behind you if you are going to be a professional chef, and be taken seriously in the business. Then it is about working in the best possible kitchens to perfect your cooking, and to choose your specialty. There is no easy way, it is a long road to where I am, I have been at it for 15 years or so! Keep your head down and work hard 🙂

      • Rajesh Modi on May 15, 2018 at 9:31 pm

        Lovely.. love your answer. I’m your fan..

  18. on November 4, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Can it also be make with sweet caramel? Cause I Don’t like saltet caramel. I love your videos. You are so nice?

    • Gemma Stafford on November 5, 2016 at 4:33 am

      hi there Luise,
      Thank you for your kind comments. I am happy to have you with us. Yes, you use whichever caramel you like, I have a thing about salted caramel, and I know it is not for everyone! 🙂

  19. Razan EE on November 4, 2016 at 5:02 am

    Oh and gemma I just wanted to ask
    My birthdays coming up on november 24th
    So do you have any old or new ideas that
    I could use that are also simple.


    • Gemma Stafford on November 5, 2016 at 4:35 am

      Hi Razan, you need to take a look through the recipe here! There are nearly 200 at this time. I would need to know your taste in order to make suggestions for you! Gemma 🙂

  20. Razan EE on November 4, 2016 at 4:57 am

    Hi gemma
    Razan here I was wondering would this
    Recipe be good for 10 – 11 year olds
    P.S ,think your great,


    • Gemma Stafford on November 5, 2016 at 4:42 am

      Hi Razan, I do not know! this is a sophisticated enough taste. Kids usually prefer chocolate flavors, as far as I know!
      Gemma 🙂

  21. Elisia on November 3, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Would you make piano themed cupcakes? Thanks!!
    I really enjoy your videos, I actually took irish dance a few years back, really enjoyed it.

    • Gemma Stafford on November 4, 2016 at 3:04 am

      Hi Elisia, That is great, I am happy you enjoyed Irish dancing, it is energetic and fun too.
      I will add your idea to my list, thank you,
      Gemma 🙂

  22. Caroline on November 3, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Hi Gemma! I am 12 years old and I don’t drink coffee, is there any way to make these delicious looking drinks decaf or without coffee?

    You always light up my Mondays’ and Thursdays’ no matter how bad my day was, you cheer me up!

    • Gemma Stafford on November 4, 2016 at 3:06 am

      Hi Caroline,
      I am happy to have you with us, and hope you do not have too many bad days at 12 years old. You can leave the coffee out of these recipes, make them to your taste, and enjoy, this will cheer you up too! 🙂 Gemma

  23. Shriya Moitra on November 3, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Can you make a lemon mug cake or a cake?& then make an ice cream with lemon cake?

    • Gemma Stafford on November 4, 2016 at 3:21 am

      This is a very popular request! I will bump it up on my list,
      Gemma 🙂

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