Coffee Shop Treats

Why spend money at the coffee shop when you can make all your favorites at home for a fraction of the price?

These homemade treats taste just like, if not better, than the real thing. But don’t take our word for it–check out the rave reviews from Allrecipes Community Members!

Easy Iced Coffee

Easy Iced Coffee

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Submitted By: Christy Grigor

Rave Review: “Easy, tasty, and cheap! I’m all for simple, so I go for a one-cup method where I place the coffee, one packet of Splenda and water in the glass first and swirl around to dissolve, then add a generous “squirt” of chocolate syrup, swirl some more and add milk. I use 8 ounces of milk so the coffee taste isn’t too strong. This would also be great with flavored syrups like vanilla, or hazelnut (they come in sugar-free options too). There’s no excuse to pay money to buy iced cappuccino anymore!” –BROZZY

 

Flavored Latte

Flavored Latte

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Submitted By: Mackenzie

Rave Review: “Made just as the recipe stated. Also took the suggestion of another reviewer and made a vanilla-flavored syrup and our lattes tasted just like the ‘bucks version! So happy I know how to make these at home now. Oh, for anyone who doesn’t know how to make the syrup, I just put some regular sugar in a bowl and fill it with enough water just to cover the sugar (about four tablespoons of sugar). Put it in the microwave for about a minute or until the sugar dissolves, then add a little vanilla extract. Delicious!” –Yummytampa

 

Iced Mochas

Iced Mochas

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Submitted By: WENDYCAIN

Rave Review: “This was fantastic! Just as good as the $4 drinks I buy at Starbucks.” –readernut

 

Mango-Banana Smoothie

Mango-Banana Smoothie

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Submitted By: Sixx~~

Rave Review: “I am currently addicted to Starbucks’ Orange Mango Banana Vivanno smoothie, but all the stores in my area are out of them so I decided to see if I could find a replacement! I’m so happy I did because this is even better! This is an incredibly delicious, flavorful drink, chock-full of vitamins and nutrients. I will definitely be making this very often! Thank you so much for posting this delicious, healthy, and simple recipe.” –Connie

 

Soft Oatmeal Cookies

Soft Oatmeal Cookies

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Submitted By: BITTERSWEET1

Rave Review: “Okay so I never write reviews but this was an awesome cookie for even someone who is not a chef. I really wanted an oatmeal cookie that you would see out at the mall or Starbucks, so I made the cookie to recipe and spooned it by the heaping tablespoons onto my baking stone. I was a little skeptical because it was a wet consistency and I thought I bet this cookie won’t rise (I have had plenty of homemade cookies that looked like a flat pancake). However, in nine minutes I had the most beautiful looking and best tasting cookie out of the oven. My kids are eating them right now and they are a hit!! Will keep this recipe permanently.” –ronda

 

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

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Submitted By: Sandra Flick

Rave Review: “This recipe is PERFECT!! I usually make the recipes with sour cream to give it that extra moistness, but this recipe is perfect as is. So moist and very delicious. I made them as muffins, baked for about 22 min as another reviewer suggested. Made about 20 muffins. (Maybe would have made more if I could stop licking the spoon!) This is the best banana bread recipe I’ve ever come across!!!” –Cupcake563

 

Tarragon Chicken Salad

Tarragon Chicken Salad

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Submitted By: Jessica

Rave Review: “I love the chicken salad sandwiches they sell at Starbucks, so I tried this recipe only I omitted the celery and added red grapes like Starbucks does and oh my God, it tasted like I bought it there! This was so good–I will be making these at home and just buy the coffee at Starbucks.” –BERTA08

 

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