Wednesday, December 7, 2011

How to Make Your Own Holiday Specialty Drinks for Christmas {18}

Only eighteen days left till Christmas!! I'm so excited. I don't know about you but I am in love with Starbucks Holiday drinks.  It is a challenge not to get one everyday, but for the bank's sake I am learning how to make my own at home and its fun and special to create for you family and holiday guests.  Check out these enticing recipes and yummy pictures to get you inspired! 

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Recipe

Recipe type: Drink
Author: Savory Sweet Life
Prep time: 1 min
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 6 mins
Serves: 1
A copy cat recipe for Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Recipe
  • 3 tablespoons Caramel syrup, heated to luke warm
  • Hot Chocolate (4 tablespoons of ganache plus 6 oz. of milk, heated)
  • Canned Whipped Cream
  • Pinch of Medium Coarse Sea Salt
  1. Pour 2 Tablespoons of caramel syrup into a mug so the inside of the mug is coated well. Add hot chocolate and stir everything. Top off with with cream, drizzle with remaining caramel, and sprinkle with sea salt. Enjoy! 

Another one I love is the Peppermint Mocha, and it SCREAMS Christmas!  Visit this website to get the recipe:  

Last but not least is a non-caffeinated drink that is sure to warm your belly and spirits! It's the Caramel Apple Spice Cider from Starbucks and it's pure joy in a cup-Enjoy!  


cinnamon syrup, a couple of squirts (sold in the store)

Treetop premium apple juice

whipped cream
caramel syrup drizzled on top


Blend cinnamon syrup with apple juice. Top with whipped cream and caramel syrup. Enjoy!
Hope you have fun making your yummy holiday drinks.  Please let us know how they turn out and if you have any of your own to share! 

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