Saturday, November 7, 2009

Starbucks Syrups: Making Your Favorite Drinks At Home


To make a Peppermint Mocha at home, I use my previously posted recipe for World's Best Hot Chocolate , only I substitute strongly brewed coffee for the milk in the recipe. Then, I add a few pumps of Starbucks Peppermint syrup and stir in cream or milk at the end. Easy, and really good!

To make a Peppermint Hot Chocolate, I just add Peppermint Syrup to the same World's Best Hot Chocolate recipe. (I make this almost every single day!) SO good!

You can make both of these on the stovetop - no special equipment needed!

I LOVE Starbucks Peppermint Mochas.

Actually, I love a Grande in a Venti cup, nonfat, no whip, extra hot Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha.

Because I am needy. And, high maintenance.

But, my issues are not what I wanted to share with you today.

Now that it's getting cold and we're all drinking warm drinks by the gallon, I just wanted to remind you that you can purchase any of the gigantic bottles of flavored syrups from Starbucks for $6.95.

Cinnamon Dolce

Those are just a few of the ones I love. These syrups are so fun to add to your favorite hot or cold coffee, mocha, or hot chocolate drinks! We make Peppermint hot chocolate and coffees all fall and winter long. And, one bottle gets us through the whole season.

Of course, I love to splurge on a Starbucks drink when I'm out from time to time. But, I love that we can have "specialty drinks" at home, and not drop 4 smackers on a drink every time we're craving one.

So, just ask for a bottle of your favorite syrup at the Starbucks counter, and they'll sell it to you, along with a pump, for $6.95. (I even called today to verify the price - $6.95 - same as last year! WOO HOO!!)

You can purchase them at ALL Starbucks locations - even at Target and the grocery store. (I always buy mine at Target since I live there.)

They also make AWESOME gifts:

- Perfect housewarming idea if you're traveling for Thanksgiving.
- Great for the husband's desk at work.
- Perfect for a coffee-guzzling friend.

So, if you're out and about shopping this weekend and decide to stop at Starbucks, for less than the price of two drinks, you can bring home a big, fat bottle of your favorite syrup!

Hope you're all having a great weekend!


  1. Hey, can I ask you how to make a mocha at home? Do you use your cappuchino maker, then add the syrup? How much mocha do you add (is that just a fancy name for chocolate?)Boy am I one ingnorant gal at making specialty drinks at home.

  2. mmmmm... i just had a peppermint hot chocolate from starbucks this morning :) i NEED to get me a bottle of peppermint syrup!

  3. Crystal,

    I updated the post to show how I make both Peppermint Mochas and Peppermint Hot Chocolate at home!

    Rachel - If we'd have left the house this morning, I probably would have had one, too!

  4. Oh, love great tips like these...thank you!

  5. I LOVE peppermint syrup from Starbucks! I discovered your blog a few months back after doing a Google search for Starbucks peppermint flavoring. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing that I could just buy the stuff for less than the cost of 2 drinks. I've been enjoying flavored drinks for the last 6 months because of your original post last year! But, they never gave me the pump with my flavoring! Hmm...

  6. Sarah, I just made your hot chocolate! My husband, who doesn't even like hot chocolate says "mmm... this is pretty good!". I reduced the sugar a bit for our taste, but then I topped it with whipped cream! You were right, it's great!

  7. DelKee-

    I had no idea that was, how you found me!! But, I'm so glad you're here now!

    And, I'm SO glad you (and your husband) like the hot chocolate!!

  8. Thanks so much for telling me how to make mocha... hmmm, seems I need to get me to a starbucks soon for this magic syrup

  9. If we had no other relationship or bloggy past, I'd love you for this post alone. LOL!!!!