Life Is Sweeter When You Can Make It Cheaper
Imagine making homemade Starbucks drinks without the big price tag that comes along with it.
Starbucks is one of the high-end fast food/drink restaurants around and boasts a large customer base.
While we were picking up some groceries the other day both of us noticed the massive lineup at the Starbucks drive-thru.
My first thoughts were how many of those customers are regulars and that they must spend a fortune.
Keep in mind this is going on during the COVID-19 pandemic where many Canadians are laid off.
That’s when I thought about searching the best homemade Starbucks drinks on Pinterest for everyone.
Why not get busy in the kitchen and learn some new recipes and stop spending money at the drive-thru.
Frugal Living And Buying Coffee
Years ago I wrote a post about how much it was costing an employee to buy coffee every day for work.
The report I did was based on going to Tim Hortons where the costs of coffee are far cheaper than Starbucks.
Imagine if you spent $10 a day at Starbucks for one of their big coffee’s the Trenta which is 31 oz massive coffee.
Let’s do some quick mate.
- 10 x 5 working days a week x 52 weeks (I know there are holidays in there) = $2600 just on coffee.
Imagine if you invested that money in a Tax-Free Savings Account how much money you’d save for your retirement.
As well, that figure is if you have only 1 Starbucks a day and perhaps you might even go when you are on holiday.
I was amazed at how much I could have ended up spending and started making coffee at home.
Now, if I want a coffee I use my allowance and when that’s gone I get nothing else.
If you’re one of those Starbucks star customers do a little test and track your expenses for a month.
Perhaps you’re not surprised which means you can probably afford to spend all the money you want there.
On the other hand, if you’re mind is blown with the high costs that add up perhaps limit what you buy.
45 Homemade Starbucks Drinks To Make At Home
Below you will find 45 of the best homemade Starbucks drinks that I found on Pinterest.
Some of my favourites are the refresher drinks as well as the Strawberry Acai Pink Drink recipe.
If you notice many of these easy DIY Starbucks drinks don’t rely on expensive products to make them.
Keeping a stocked pantry and lots of coffee might help motivate you to make many of these easy Starbucks drinks instead of going to the drive-thru.
Which one is your favourite?
Starbucks Double Chocolate Chip Frappe DIY
Starbucks Copycat Lime Refresher
Copycat Starbucks Salted Caramel Frappuccino
Starbucks Copycat Drinks Milk and Cookies Frappuccino
Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino Copycat Drink
Homemade Starbucks Drinks Caramel Ribbon Crunch
Double Chocolate Chip Frape Homemade Starbucks Drinks
Discussion: Do you buy coffee or drinks from Starbucks? Would you consider making them at home to save money?
Leave me your comments below and tell me which one of the drinks that I posted above that you’d like to try.